November 16 – December 4, 2012
TEMPUS PROJECTS, Tampa, FL
Opening Reception :: Friday November 16 :: 7-10pm
Motivated by personal experiences, and stimulated by process and materials the work of Roger Chamieh explores the concepts of mortality, aging and fear through the use of haunting visual metaphors. Chamieh’s work explores the dynamics of fragility, tension and contradictions through the dependence of forces both seen and unseen. Working within this context of oppositions, he creates artwork that challenges one’s conventional ideas of the sculptural object through his use of materials, both constant and ephemeral and the precarious balance realized in the execution. Furthermore, Chamieh’s use of kinetics, as well as the elements of sound and more recently, video, function together to subvert his own personal experiences and his fascination with the fragility of life; often resulting in objects that engage directly with the viewer and convey something bordering on performance.
Roger Chamieh was born in Lebanon, raised in the Persian Gulf and educated in London, England. He earned his Master’s Degree in sculpture from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. He currently resides and works in Florida.
This exhibition is sponsored in part by The Gobioff Foundation, Hampton Arts Management and The Mermaid Tavern. Please join us at The Mermaid Tavern at 6719 N. Nebraska Ave. for the after party @ 10pm.
TEMPUS PROJECTS, winner of Creative Loafing’s 2012 Best of the Bay award for Best Art Gallery, is an artist-run project space, housed in a converted garage on the back lot of a commercial property, in the South Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. TEMPUS PROJECTS is dedicated to nurturing both established and emerging local, national and international artists via exhibitions and events. The project promotes artists working in all media and organizes exhibitions that engage the local community through the visual arts. Tempus is also available for private meeting, events and parties. Learn more at www.tempus-projects.com
This exhibition remains on display throughout December 4, with gallery hours available by appointment. Contact Tracy Midulla Reller at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule or call 813.340.9056. Tempus Projects is located at 5132 N. Florida Ave. Tampa FL 33603