Paintings Explore Factory Farming and Human Implications
Tempus Projects, Tampa
September 30 – November 3, 2017
Tampa nonprofit gallery and organization, Tempus Projects is pleased to present Dysgeusia, a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Ashley Gillam. Slated to premiere to an opening reception on Saturday, September 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and run through Friday, November 3. Dygeusia is the first solo exhibition of Gillam’s work.
Dysgeusia takes its name from a term referring to an alteration or distortion in one’s sense of taste. Appropriately, the exhibition is a series of meditations on sacrifice and the interactions between living beings, humans and animals, vis-à-vis the food industry and factory farming. By way of placing a semi-anonymous human figure in the place of animals enduring the horrors of factory farming, Gillam’s paintings simultaneously implicate the audience while urging empathy. Indeed, the paintings suggest a direct and real relationship between the victim and the viewer, finding an almost spiritual as well as physical, even biological analog between humans and animals.
Based in Tampa, Florida, Ashley Gillam primarily works in painting.
She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Florida in 2017.
Opening reception: Saturday, September 30, 7-9PM
4636 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603
Art Uptown November exhibit features Evelyn McCorristin Peters’ new paintings, in which she defines her sense of “home.”
Art Uptown, Sarasota
October 28 – November 24, 2017
Art Uptown artist Evelyn McCorristin Peters demonstrates her skill in capturing the essence of widely different realms in her upcoming show, Defining Home. The gallery will host an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, November 3, at 1367 Main St.
Peters’ work is held in private collections throughout the US, Canada, Australia, France, Spain and the Netherlands. She has received awards and fellowships to Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Zion National Park and the Jentel Artist Residency Program. She is a member of The Petticoat Painters and serves on the governing board of Myakka River State Park, with a dedication to bringing artists and nature together.
Art Uptown is owned by 29 artists whose recent work will be on display during Peters’ show. The 37-year-old gallery is open Monday-Thursday, 11-5, Friday 11-9, Saturday 11-5, and Sunday 12-5. Telephone: 941-955-5409. www.artuptown.com.
The gallery will host an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, November 3, at 1367 Main St.
August 21 – October 28, 2017
USF Contemporary Art Museum
USF Contemporary Art Museum (USFCAM) presents a solo exhibition of video installations and drawings by Belgian artist David Claerbout. Throughout his career, Claerbout has investigated the conceptual impact of the passage of time through his use of video and digital photography.
As scholar David Green has explained, “Claerbout’s work subtly proposes a relationship of similitude between film and the objective world that lies outside and beyond the narrative space of cinema. In doing so he poses a set of questions about how we experience film and about the nature of the medium itself.”
Specifically, Claerbout manipulates both moving and still imagery to suggest an otherworldly level of existence, something that might refer to a specific place or event, but the timeline of which is not clear, oscillating between both past and present. The element of sound is critical in many of the works, often used as either a narrative device or a “guide” for the viewer to navigate the architectural space in the film.
Claerbout’s oeuvre is characterized by a meticulous attention to production details, painstakingly created often over a period of years. The resultant works are immersive environments in which the viewer is invited to engage both philosophically and aesthetically.
David Claerbout is curated by Margaret Miller; organized by USFCAM.
For more information, please visit the artist’s website.
Claerbout studied at the Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp from 1992 to 1995 and participated in the DAAD: Berlin Artists-in-Residence program from 2002 to 2003. Claerbout’s work is included in major public collections worldwide, including: Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and many others. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions internationally, including: Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany (2013); Secession, Vienna, Austria (2012); Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (2012); SFMOMA, San Francisco (2011); WIELS, Brussels, Belgium (2011); Museum De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands (2009); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2007); Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland (2008); and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2005). David Claerbout lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium and Berlin, Germany.
Friday August 25
ART LECTURE – SLOW PICTURES: CHRISTIAN VIVEROS-FAUNÉ ON THE ART OF DAVID CLAERBOUT
6pm, USF School of Music Concert Hall
NY-based critic Christian Viveros-Fauné will speak on the work of artist David Claerbout celebrating CAM’s fall exhibition David Claerbout. American Sign Language Interpreters will be available at this event.
7–9PM, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Thursday, September 14
ART THURSDAY: LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD FREE FILM SCREENING
Join us for a free screening of this French New Wave masterpiece. USFCAM Director Margaret Miller will lead a discussion with USF faculty about the film and its pertinence to the David Claerbout exhibition, including a short introductory presentation and a post film conversation in the lobby with refreshments.
Thursday, October 5
ART THURSDAY: DAVID CLAERBOUT CURATOR’S TOUR
6–8pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Thursday, October 12
DAVID CLAERBOUT EXHIBITION TOUR
12pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Thursday, October 26
ART THURSDAY: USF PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENT SHOWCASE
6–8pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Photography students in the USF School of Art and Art History will respond in various ways to the David Claerbout exhibition.
ABOUT USF CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
USF Contemporary Art Museum (USFCAM) organizes and presents significant and investigative exhibitions of contemporary art from Florida, the United States and around the world. Serving as a teaching laboratory, USFCAM’s curatorial and socially engaged initiatives and educational programs are designed to present the students, faculty, and community with current issues of contemporary art practice, and to explore the role of the arts in society. USFCAM publishes relevant catalogues, presents critically recognized traveling exhibitions and commissions new projects by national and international artists. USFCAM maintains the university’s art collection, comprising more than 5000 contemporary art works.
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USFCAM Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sat 1-4pm. Closed Sunday and University holidays
Admission to the Museum is free; however a USF parking permit ($5.00 daily) or pay-per-space parking is required. Please visit our website cam.usf.edu <http://cam.usf.edu/> for parking, directions, or more information on events associated with the exhibitions. Groups and organizations interested in tours should contact USFCAM to schedule at least two weeks in advance. Call (813) 974-4133 for additional information.
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Open Call accepts Florida-based Artists, All media and All subjects.
An entry may consist of 1 to 3 two-and three dimensional works in any variety of media. Florida artists who wish to be considered for inclusion in, Florida’s Finest, can bring their work to Art Center Sarasota on June 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Online submissions are available from June 9 – 23, 2017 at this link, Florida’s Finest: Juried Exhibition. The exhibition includes these substantial awards ($1,500 for first prize; $1,000 for second prize; $500 for third prize; $250 for merit awards; and $100 for special recognitions). Florida’s Finest, is funded, in part, by the Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues.
Florida’s Finest, was created as an annual exhibition to showcase the wide-ranging talents of Florida-based artists, and includes two- and three-dimensional works in a variety of media. Lynn Whitelaw, former Director and Curator of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, will be jurying this year’s exhibition, which is installed in all four of the center’s galleries.
Art Center Sarasota presents an artist talk with exhibiting artist, Amy Ernst who currently has a show up titled, The Third Entity
Thursday, June 14, 2017
Free and Open to the Public
Join us over some light refreshments and food and learn about Amy’s process and inspiration with her monoprint artworks. There will be catalogs for sale with a suggested donation of $5.99, all proceeds will go to the Art Center Sarasota. A catalog signing with the artist herself will occur after the talk.
On View May 25 – June 30, 2017, The Third Entity: Works by Amy Ernst and Amy Ragus
“The Third Entity” investigates the shared methods and subjects of Amy Ernst and Amy Ragus, two artists who work primarily in collage. Their works on paper include Ragus’ digital photo collages and Ernst’s monoprints and paper collage, as well as collaborative pieces created specifically for this exhibit.
“Both artists use methods that place separate pieces of imagery, texture, or pattern in a simultaneous image,” says Sarah Viviana Valdez, Art Center Sarasota’s exhibition coordinator.
“This layering creates unexpected tensions that transport the imagery into the realm of the surreal. They’re open to the fluidity of random combinations.” Valdez adds that the artists have been good friends since the 1970s.
Amy Ernst, a Sarasota resident, is the fourth generation of artists in her family; her great-grandfather Philip was a portrait painter; her grandfather Max was a surrealist master; and her father, Jimmy Ernst, was a leading abstract painter. Ernst makes a unique contribution to this profound family legacy with collages and monoprints. The artist notes that she works from within: “The imagery flows through meditative inspiration. Almost like automatic writing, it becomes and then begins to breathe life once the image is created. When I’m asked how long it takes for me to complete a work, I answer ‘a lifetime and a moment.’”
Amy Ragus’ photo-collages have been exhibited in one-person and group exhibits in the U.S. and abroad. Trained as a painter at Wellesley College (BA) and Columbia University (MFA), she turned to photography in the 1980s. She describes herself as, “a painter who uses photo fragments as brushstrokes on a larger field.” Ragus is a three-time MacDowell Fellow and has been an artist-in-residence at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood and other venues around the country. Most of the collages in this exhibit were shot in and around locations in Sarasota County.
Art Center Sarasota
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