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Fragile Nature

Mark Messersmith of The Florida Artist Series

On View:
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 — Sunday, December 9, 2012


Messersmith continues his exploration of the tension between this wild, living place and ever-increasing human expansion.

Since moving to the Southeastern United States in 1985, Mark Messersmith has been captivated by the region’s unique environment.

Drawing on inspirations ranging from the Pre-Raphaelites, Martin Johnson Heade, Southern folk art and medieval manuscripts, the paintings of Messersmith are dense, radiant, and sculptural depictions of the flora and fauna of northern Florida struggling to survive.