Family + Semi-Precious

Dates:
18 February - 30 April, 2021
Location


Enhanced Health & Safety Measures 

FAMILY + SEMI-PRECIOUS is an exhibition marking an important convergence of the artists represented by METHOD & CONCEPT, encompassing work developed in recent years, as well as in direct response to their experiences of 2020. Distinguished masters of their medium — Matthew ShlianDebra SmithBrett HarveyShizue ImaiJamie HarrisDylan Martinez, Carmelo BlandinoChad Jensen, among others — will showcase their unique perspectives in contemporary art.

Family + Semi-Precious is an exhibition theme that emerged during the height of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. As quarantine removed many artists from their studios and forced many into isolation, it became clear to METHOD & CONCEPT that it had a duty to support its artists and provide a platform for the cultural exchange of ideas related to their shared experience. Family represents an unwitting kinship of creatives, innovators, and content producers that, in place of their physical absence, is replaced with the tangible presence of their work. The resulting dialogue and emotional reverberation is palpable, and thus becomes intertwined with the viewer’s own experience. Family + Semi-Precious seeks to create a common bond and cultural bridge to our shared universal existence.

Presented in METHOD & CONCEPT’s new gallery location, the works will be installed in curated vignettes to signify notions of connection and relatedness as a human family. A kinship between the artists’ work expresses significant contrasts, as well as harmonious similarities, highlighting visual art’s expression as a nonverbal means of communicating in this time of unprecedented uncertainty, isolation, gratitude and recalibration.

For example, during the early days of the global pandemic, METHOD & CONCEPT’s Creative Director and Managing Partner Chad Jensen found himself isolated with only the tools and materials available in his studio. “I returned to my mold-making roots to explore the immediacy and transformative potential of plaster as a fine art medium,” he said. “I believe it embodies a tension between beauty, fragility, industry and architecture.” His work, alongside METHOD & CONCEPT’s roster of artists, reflects the most uncertain times of our generation — and the emotions, anger and fear that come with it.

Exhibition is Free and Open to the Public

A message to our valued community~

Visitors will be offered complimentary face coverings as they enter the gallery as they are required by local mandate.  For enhanced health and safety measures for COVID-19, increased sanitizing and social distancing measures are observed.
The gallery offers ample indoor and outdoor space for viewing.  There is an inherent risk of exposure in any place where people are present and by voluntarily attending, visitors assume all risks.

* Method & Concept welcomes the prescheduling of private viewings for small groups by emailing info@methodandconcept.com or by phone 239.529.2633

Featured works

Glass Block Reflection

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Glass Block Reflection

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Glass Block Reflection

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Sarah Baker

Art & Design Coordinator

Sarah Baker is inspired by artist studio practices and as the Art and Design Coordinator at METHOD & CONCEPT she is dedicated to supporting the creative process. A graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Fine Art program, Sarah is active in the SWFL art & design culture and is an artist in her own right.Integrating her skillset at a maker with expertise and knowledge of fibers and textiles, Sarah collaborates with METHOD & CONCEPT teams to provide an informed experience for art collectors and interior design clients.

Yose Alonso

Associate Interior Designer

Yoselin Alonso is an Interior Designer who focuses on functional design and believes in constructing exclusive spaces that evoke emotion. Incorporating the unique diversity of each client, her design details are profound, ensuring one-of-a-kind personalized spaces. A graduate of University of Florida’s College of Design, Alonso harnesses conceptual and practical skills that bring spaces to life from planning and construction through to the finest of details. Having grown up around construction and design, Alonso is eager to make her mark in the design world as a part of the METHOD & CONCEPT team.

Amy Jensen

Gallery Manager

At METHOD & CONCEPT, Amy is a champion for artists and coordinates season exhibitions and special events as well as outreach and community projects working closely with artists, collectors and community partners. Drawing from an arts education and two decades of experience working in the arts and for non-profit institutions, Amy actively advocates for arts & culture and enhanced quality of life through her work as Gallery Manager for METHOD & CONCEPT and in the local community.

Chad Jensen

Creative Director & Managing Partner

Chad Jensen is an artist, furniture maker, designer, and the Founding Director of METHOD & CONCEPT. He is a true advocate for the arts, his work and the gallery’s programming both demonstrate the symbiotic relationship between contemporary craft, fine art, and design.

In 2013, Jensen established METHOD & CONCEPT under the umbrella of Thomas Riley Companies, merging his advocacy for the arts with his innate talent for making and designing. Today, the gallery represents over 20 independent fine artists worldwide, while the design team showcases an impressive portfolio ranging from bespoke furniture pieces to legacy estates on the Gulf of Mexico and secluded private island homes.

Jensen’s professional career now spans more than 25 years in art, furniture, interiors, and architecture. He is an internationally exhibited artist and designer, participating in exhibitions from The Baker Museum-Naples to ICFF-New York and Shanghai Art Fair-China. His work has been published in Interior Design Magazine, Art Basel Guide-Miami, and Casa da Abitare-China, he was also recently named a Top 100 Business Leader by Naples Illustrated Magazine, and one of Gulfshore Life Magazine’s Men & Women of the Year for his unwavering advocacy for arts and culture.

Recognized as an active leader for Arts & Culture in Southwest Florida, Jensen is a Founding Director of the Naples Design District, where he continues to serve on the Executive Board, helping to lead the charge on public art and community initiatives. He is a Past President & Current Advisory Board Member of United Arts Collier (UAC) / Current Art Gallery Advisory Board Member - Florida Gulf Coast University / Current Advisory Board Member - Naples Illustrated Magazine / Frequent Guest Speaker & Juror - Florida Gulf Coast University / Past Advisory Board Member for Accreditation of Digital Media Design - Florida Gulf Coast University.