In the Loop

Necessary Failures

  • Date & Time
    • Sunday, March 27, 2016 10:00am — through
      Thursday, April 07, 2016 5:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Reception: Friday, April 1, 2016

    Organized by Assistant Professor Lisa Iglesias, Laura Denzer, and Almaz Wilson Works by Brianna Angelakis, Adreena Cook, Laura Denzer, Lydia Dildilian, Adrienne Eliades, Bridget Fairbank, Jessica Hamilton, Brielle Jenkins, Elias Lytton, Almaz Wilson, Jefried Lotti and Miguel Saludes

    With a text by Timothy Cook

    Failure is integral to artistic production, a necessary marker in the process to finding success. In Necessary Failures, participating artists consider their personal connection to rejections, accidents, mistakes, glitches, flubs miscalculations and mis-registrations and privilege experimentation, risk, and spontaneity. Cancellations, resists, negations and impossibilities all harbor their own profound potentialities and through what is often an iterative process – working, reworking, and reworking again – visual artists grapple with failure on a regular basis towards resolution. Necessary Failures casts an eye on the banality of everyday life, the constancy of collapse, and the certainty of failure as sites for productive invention and second chances.

    Gallery Location

    The Gary R. Libby Gallery is located in the main lobby of the School of Art + Art History’s Fine Art Building C on the University of Florida campus. The Fine Arts Complex is located on the east side of campus. 


    Daytime parking is available in reserved spaces between Fine Arts Building C (FAC) and Inner Road. From SW 13th Street, enter campus on Museum Drive. Turn right on Newell Drive, then right on Inner Road. Turn left into the parking lot behind FAC. The first three spaces on the left are reserved for gallery use. Parking permits are issued to gallery visitors in the University Gallery.

    For More Information

    Call University Gallery at (352) 273-3000.

  • Venue
    Gary R. Libby Focus Gallery
    1370 Inner Road
    (352) 273-3000
    Gary R. Libby Focus Gallery Website