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ENCORE: Artists William Wegman and Jack Massing Collaborate in New Exhibition at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery

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An example of call and response works in the exhibition with a piece by William Wegman (left) and the response from Jack Massing (right)

Internationally renowned artists William Wegman and Jack Massing are collaborating for the first time to create newly commissioned works in a site-specific exhibition now at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College in Fort Myers. The exhibition is titled “William WEGMAN & Jack MASSING: TWO CLEVER BY HALF – A Call & Response Project,” and runs through Dec. 4. Works in the show are the result of a series of collaborative exchanges and prompts between the artists.

Behind the Scenes: William WEGMAN & Jack MASSING TWO CLEVER BY HALF A Call & Response Project at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery

The exhibition is ever-evolving as the artists continue creating pieces throughout it’s run, often in full-view of those who come to experience it. Wegman is best known for his works depicting his Weimaraner dogs and Massing is best known for his collaborations with the late artist Michael Galbreth as “The Art Guys.” They describe the installation as “an experimental visual discussion in a studio setting with the gallery.” We listen back to our September conversation with the artists and the gallery’s director of exhibitions and collections Jade Dellinger.