SCF Venice to Feature “Modern Masters” from SCF Contemporary Art Collection

(Bradenton, Fla. September 20, 2013) — An exhibition featuring prints from the SCF Contemporary Art Collection that highlights work by the most recent contributing artist Christian Marclay is on display from September 20 through Dec. 4 in the building 300 lobby at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.

“Modern Masters” is a survey of prints from the SCF Contemporary Art Collection that were created by artists whose work was influenced by modernism. An era shaped by the industrialization of the Western society in the 19th century until after World War I, modernism inspired new methods of expression and the birth of a “modernist” sensibility in the arts world. While the spirit of experimentation can be seen throughout the modern era, it also can be seen in the more contemporary works on display in the exhibition.

The exhibition highlights work by Swiss-American visual artist and composer Marclay who was named one of the world’s most influential people by Time Magazine. His photogravures on display in the exhibition include “Vwoosh,” “Splat!!” and “Pokkaa Pok.”

Other artists’ work that will be on display in the “Modern Masters” exhibition include "Fire, Fire, Fire” by Spanish surrealist painter, Salvador Dali; “Coffee Mill” by French-American painter, sculptor, and writer, Marcel Duchamp; “Cycle of a Small Sea” by world renown printmaker and painter, Arthur Deshaies; “Jasper Johns” by contemporary artist, Theo Wujcik; woodcuts by Norwegian painter and printmaker, Edvard Munch; and lithograph by internationally recognized American artist, expressionist and educator, Frank Rampolla.

The exhibit runs through Dec. 4. Library hours are Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The exhibit is closed for Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 21-25.

For more information, call Joe Loccisano, SCF Fine Art gallery manager, at 941-752-5225. Maps and directions are online at

"Vwoosh" by Christian Marclay

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