An opening reception at Unit A - Contemporary Art Space will exhibit the first large works of 2012 by internationally acclaimed artist Marcus Jansen, who lives in Lehigh Acres.
Jansen, recognized as an "'innovator of Urban Expressionism"' by late critic and museum director Jerome Donson, has released the first large paintings of 2012 to be exhibited by UNIT A - Contemporary Art Space in downtown Fort Myers.
The 7,000 square-foot lofted art space divides its exhibition areas debuting Jansen's newest works in two gallery rooms in the front of the building, and exhibiting Jansen's selected permanent collection of works throughout his career in two vast concrete museum-like rooms in the back.
The raw, warehouse feel of the gallery is concordant with Jansen's urban expressionist paintings, which are rife with symbolic reference to city decay.
After undergoing emergency surgery earlier this year, Jansen has recently produced the first large works of 2012. Jansen, recognized largely for his politically and socially charged large paintings, will be exhibiting "Imminent Threat," an oil enamel and collage painting measuring 108 inches by 72 inches on Friday. For more information, contact Vernon Ennis, director of Unit A in Fort Myers at 1922 Evans Ave., Unit A. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.