two-person show in Melvin Gallery
LAKELAND, Fla. (Jan. 24,
2003) - Florida Southern College will present Lucas Michael and
James Yamada in a two-person exhibit in the Melvin Art Gallery beginning
Feb. 6 and running through Feb. 28. The artists will attend the
opening reception Feb. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Michael and Yamada, videographers and photographers, will exhibit
experimental works in new media. Michael, based in Los Angeles,
is trained as a photographer. He has recently included video in
his creative process, and will be showing four short films at the
gallery. In his video work, Michael takes a familiar scenario or
song, for example, and exposes the viewer's preconceived ideas of
the image. Yamada, a New York artist, creates sculptures, installations,
painting, photography and video. His videos often depict a single
action which has many repercussions and relate to the single image
in still photography. Similarly, Yamada creates photographs from
video stills, which allude to pieces of a narrative.
The Melvin Art Gallery is open weekdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and
before and during intermissions of most performances of the FSC
Fine Arts Series.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.