Anita Wexler's art is anything but dull.
Vivid, bright colors; bold lines, and subtle symbols permeating the background. Inevitably, predictably for Wexler, in the forefront, figures of men and women and the backgrounds full of suggestion.
Cally Lajeunesse, new to Sarasota and an art student, commented on Wexler's art. "There is a great deal of symbolism she incorporates. The owl, the Native American head. Much of her work seems to be about love, about loving and at the same time it is uncomfortable."
Also at the exhibit, Tanya Champagne remarked, "I love the bright colors, the bold lines. Her work is dynamic, moving."
The theme of discussions throughout the exhibit reflected the art itself. Parties standing closer to the brighter canvases of red and yellow were more animated than those standing near the blues and greens. Conversations steered towards relationships, of love and loss on all sides of the room.
Wexler, a teacher at Brookside Middle School, received her Bachelor's in Fine Art from Parsons New School of Design and her Art Education Certification from Bank Street College in New York. She works in a variety of media as well as sculpts.
The Haunted Dreams exhibition is on display until the end of the month in the lobby of the Sarasota Arts and Cultural Alliance at 12th Street and Tamiami Trail.
Images of Anita Wexler's art are presented here with the kind permission of the artist.