The Ringling College Galleries + Exhibitions Department, along with the students enrolled in the Role of the Curator class within the Business of Art and Design Department, are pleased to present Fluid Impressions: The Paintings of Syd Solomon; an immersive collection featuring expressive, storytelling paintings from Abstract Impressionist, Syd Solomon.
One of Sarasota’s most influential artists, Syd Solomon, created abstract paintings that distinctly capture the essence of natural elements shaped by his surroundings and life experiences. His artistic sensibilities proved invaluable during the early days of WWII. Even years following his passing, the enduring impact of one of the city's most influential artists still persists.
This exhibition was led by a student curatorial team who applied, and were selected, to participate in a semester-long class titled Role of the Curator. The students were provided a hands-on overview of how to successfully produce a blue-chip exhibition as well as other related arts disciplines that included business practices and entrepreneurship. This exhibition features not only Solomon’s visually stimulating paintings, but also bridges together the important stories from Sarasota’s history while preserving Solomon’s legacy in the art world.
Fluid Impressions was made possible by the generous loan of three dozen paintings from the private collection of Dr. Richard and Pamela Mones.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website