SCF Fine Art Gallery to Feature "Cogs and Wheels:Industrial Reconstruction"

(Bradenton, Fla., Sept. 9, 2010) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Fine Art Gallery will display work by artists David Jones and Marilyn Propp at an opening reception at 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 11 North. The reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibit, “Cogs and Wheels: Industrial Reconstruction,” features Propp’s wooden sectional paintings and Jones’ paper and transfer prints of random objects used in the industrial world.

Jones’ work is inspired by his fascination with the California car culture and his experience with building engines and drawing and photographing junkyards. His drawings are designed to illustrate a metaphor for humans’ preoccupation with material possessions that often complicate life but eventually break down and decay.

Propp’s paintings, displayed on pieces of wood fit together like a puzzle, merge images of industrial tools with domestic items, including shells, masks or shoes. Beginning with calligraphic marks across the surface of the wood panels, Propp’s work evolves from black marks on the white surface of the wood to familiar objects, a process that expresses the metaphor of the unknown journey.

Jones is the executive director of Anchor Graphics in Chicago and previously served as an instructor at The Art Institute of Chicago. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1987 from Kansas City Art Institute.

Propp earned a Master of Fine Arts in 1985 from University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 from the University of Pennsylvania.

Their most recent joint exhibits have been shown in Mexico and Chicago.

Exhibit dates are Oct. 15 to Nov. 10. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225. Maps and directions are online at

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