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Takeover presents a special Valentine exhibition featuring two established artists, Carla Poindexter and her partner Robert Poindexter. This exhibition features an improvisational approach to drawings, etchings, watercolors, oils and acrylics.
Curator Masami Koshikawa selected pieces for this exhibition, which include some of their most intimate works of art. For both artists, this show engages the universal dialogue of “Love” and “Family” as a central theme that is a creative practice built on an organic, poetic, search of shared emotions.
Both Carla and Robert Poindexter are represented by the Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Gallery in Sarasota, Florida and by private art consultants in Texas, Florida and NYC

Robert Poindexter Bio:
Poindexter received his MFA in painting from the University of Houston in 1984. Later, a McNay Foundation Fellowship from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, allowed him to study and paint in Central Mexico. He has held teaching positions at The University of Texas, Permian Basin, Odessa College, Texas, and the Art League of Houston in painting and drawing.
Robert professional career as a painter spans 30 years. He has exhibited in 12 solo exhibitions and numerous group nationally competitive exhibitions. Public collections include the Amoco Corporation, Houston, Texas Commerce Bank, Houston, Texas Bank, McAllen, Texas, The Quest Foundation, Quest, Inc., Houston, Coastal Corporation, Oscar Wyatt, Houston, Texas A & M University, Transco Energy Corporation at the Williams Tower, Houston, and the Enron Corporation Collection, Houston.

Carla Poindexter Artist’s Statement:
“I am engaged in a discovery of how color, space and form can parallel human thoughts and emotions — how we continuously endeavor to understand and respond to science and poetry, language and movement, time and space and all manner of enigmatic human causes and effects.”
Carla Poindexter Bio:
Carla Poindexter is a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Central Florida and a studio artist with thirty years professional experience in painting, drawing, photography and experimental media. Her exhibition record includes 18 solo exhibitions and numerous juried, curated, and invitational group exhibitions in national and international venues.

Poindexter received her MFA from Texas Tech University in 1999. A large scale, 8’ x 28’ painting commission by the State of Florida Art-in-State Buildings Public Arts Program titled, “Infinite Possibilities” is permanently installed at the Rosen School of Hospitality Management’s Darden Theatre Auditorium Atrium at 9907 Universal Blvd in Orlando, Fl. Carla’s work is held in many private collections in Texas and Florida.
*The Valentine Exhibition period: Feb 18th – April 11th Monday – Friday 8:30am – 6:00pm
*Curated by Masami Koshikawa of Takeover: https://www.facebook.com/OrlandoTakeover?fref=ts&ref=br_tf.
*Free event, open to the public

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