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FGCU Art Gallery Opens PolyVectral Extensions: Collaboration with Andrew Deutsch

FORT MYERS, FL - The Art Galleries of Florida Gulf Coast University presents "PolyVectral Extensions: Collaborations with Andrew Deutsch," an exhibition curated by Jade Dellinger, with an opening reception 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13. Gallery Talk with curator and artist is at 4 p.m. The show runs through to Nov. 17.

Perhaps best known for experimental work with John Cage and on-going sonic explorations with Pauline Oliveros, Stephen Vitiello and Tony Conrad, New York artist Andrew Deutsch identifies himself as a composer, graphic artist and video-maker - as this group exhibition demonstrates, collaboration is also integral to his practice.

"PolyVectral is my neologism," said Deutsch. "In my life, I've had many artistic carriers. I've had some partners like my wife Jennifer Dworak; some mentors like Peer Bode; some waves like Pauline Oliveros; some lightning rods like Tony Conrad; some vanishing like Tetsu Inoue; some dopants like John Cage; some shaman like Ann Hamilton; some catalysts like Stephen Vitiello and Jade Dellinger; some longtime friends like Don Metz; and some new friends like Yoya Uta; and some strangers like the participants in The First Line."

According to Jade Dellinger, "While most of Andrew's carriers or collaborators and the work they've produced together or inspired are represented in this exhibition at FGCU, the central component is The First Line (Sounds for Drawing) - an interactive installation by Andrew Deutsch and MacArthur 'Genius Award' Fellow Ann Hamilton."

The culmination of a decade-long exchange between the two artists, a forum for public participation, and an experimental drawing project, The First Line (Sounds for Drawing) was initially conceived for the Burchfield-Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College (and was most recently presented at The Tampa Museum of Art and Cuchifritos Art Space in New York City).

The Art Galleries of Florida Gulf Coast University are part of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and are inside the Arts Complex on FGCU's main campus. The University is located off Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, east of I-75 between exits 123 and 128. Parking is available in Lot 7 for Art Gallery visitors, and parking passes can be obtained from the parking kiosk located at the University's entrance.

For additional information, please visit the FGCU Art Galleries website, or contact Anica Sturdivant at (239) 590-7199 or email

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