Ashley Gillam at Tempus Projects

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.

Ashley Gillam: Dysgeusia, 2017

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


Tempus Projects
4636 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603