UNIT A Contemporary Art Space will be giving Fort Myers an exclusive sneak peek at guest artist Jonas Stirner during Art Walk this Friday. Stirner is Unit A's first member artist and joins modern urban expressionist Marcus Jansen at the downtown Fort Myers studio.
For more than 14 years, Striner worked directly with artist Robert Rauschenberg on Captiva Island as an Artist Assistant. He is also the son of renowned artist Karl Stirner.
Stirner will be showing his captivating metal sculptures during Art walk and in a major collaboration again next month. Stirner previously collaborated with artist Shepard Fairey, producing more than one hundred fine art prints of Fairey's art work by Fairey to benefit the New York City Coalition for the Homeless. Stirner is now collaborating with Marcus Jansen on multiple projects beginning this year. Samples of his raw and distinct approach to sculptural works will be on display on March 1, and during the balance of the month by appointment only.
His official collaboration showcase with Jansen will be held during UNIT A's one-year anniversay celebration on April 5. More information about the anniversary party will be released on UNIT A's website.
UNIT A occupies a 7,000+-square-foot warehouse that has been converted into a raw New York style urban loft. Because of the number, size and style of his work, Jansen decided about a year ago that he needed a large, industrial-type setting in which to display both new work and those that are not for sale.
UNIT A touts itself as “the largest and only contemporary art space of its kind in southwest Florida. However, it is virtually unprecedented for a living artist to create a museum-quality facility devoted to the public display of, and education about, his art. Most spaces devoted to the collected works of a single artist are typically museums like the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida or the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado that are created by the artist’s estate following his death to advance the understanding and appreciation of the artist’s art and legacy through the presentation, research, interpretation, preservation, and stewardship of its unique collections.
The grand opening for the space took place on Friday, March 2, 2012.
For more information, please visit www.unitaspace.com or telephone 239-338.8449.