Over the winter season, Artis Naples will be displaying the work of living Florida-based artists in its exhibition rooms. The first such artist is Gonzalo Fuenmayor, a Colombian artist working in Miami. His large scale black and white charcoal and/or photographic works are on display now.
I liked the look and feel of the works, and I loved the contrast between the black and white canvases, walls, floors and the extravagant red Chihuly chandelier, but I thought Fuenmayor's mixing of elegant-feeling room scenes with seals and bananas was kind of trivial. Then again, I'm not an art critic.