SubRosa: The Language of Resistance

August 26 – December 7, 2013.
USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa Florida

SubRosa examines the language of art across continents and cultures in response to social, political, and environ­mental repression. Sometimes covertly and dangerously, the artists in SubRosa, (titled for the Lat­in phrase meaning secrecy), share a desire to question dominant political systems and the cultural status quo. The exhibition includes the work of artists Ai Weiwei (China), José Toirac and Meira Marrero (Cuba), Barbad Golshiri (Iran), Ramón Esono Ebalé (Equato­rial Guinea), Khaled Jarrar (Palestine), and Zanele Muholi (South Africa). These artists employ a range of media including painting, sculpture, photography, graphic novels, artist books, installation and video.

Zanele Muholi Katlego Mashiloane and Nasipho Lavuta, Ext. 2, Lakeside, Johannesburg, from the series Being, 2007 Lambda print 30 x 30 inches Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Zanele Muholi, Katlego Mashiloane and Nasipho Lavuta, Ext. 2, Lakeside, Johannesburg, from the series, Being, 2007, Lambda print, 30 x 30 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

OPENING EVENTS
August 30: Colloquium, 6pm, Barness Recital Hall, USF School of Music
August 30: Exhibition Reception: 7-9pm, USFCAM

ART THURSDAYS! Mix, Mingle, and Learn at these special events
September 19: Zine Fest, 6-9pm, USFCAM
October 24: Pecha Kucha, 6-8pm, USFCAM

CURATOR’S TOUR: Informal talk and tour with Noel Smith
October 3, 6pm, USFCAM
November 14, 12pm, USFCAM

SPECIAL FILM SCREENING: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
November 13, 7pm, Tampa Theatre
Ticketed Event: http://tampatheatre.org/visit/tickets-hours/
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. Approximately 90 minutes.

MUSEUMS HOURS + ADMISSION
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 1-4pm.
Closed Sunday and University holidays
Closed: September 2 Labor Day, November 11 Veterans Day, November 27-30
Thanksgiving Holidays

 Khaled Jarrar, Concrete, 2012 (stills), video 1 minute, 52 seconds, Courtesy of the artist and Ayyam Gallery Beirut, Damascus, Dubai, London, Jeddah

Khaled Jarrar, Concrete, 2012 (stills), video 1 minute, 52 seconds, Courtesy of the artist and Ayyam Gallery Beirut, Damascus, Dubai, London, Jeddah

Admission to the Museum is free; USF parking permit ($5.00) or pay-per-space parking required. Note: USF parking permit or pay-per-space parking is available in Lot. Please visit our website http://www.ira.usf.edu/ or call 813-974-4133 during business hours for directions, map, and events associated with the exhibitions. Groups and organizations interested in tours should contact CAM to schedule at least two weeks in advance.

SubRosa: The Language of Resistance is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and supported by the USF Institute on Black Life and EG Justice. The Institute for Research in Art is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives funding through the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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SNOW JOB: drawings by Kim Russo, 2008-2012

June 6 – July 20, 2012
In each of the watercolor on paper drawings, some as large as fourteen feet in length, snow is a metaphor for a beautiful and deceptive cover-up of the truth. In many of her most recent series, including Snow Job, Russo’s images function as both comic tragedy and cautionary tale.

June 6 – July 20, 2012
Englewood Art Center

Kim Russo is interested in how we make meaning out of disasters, both personal and shared, and how we reconcile the beauty and the ugliness of contemporary American life. The series Russo will exhibit at the Englewood Art Center, Snow Job, began during an artist’s residency she attended at Caldera in 2008. In each of the watercolor on paper drawings, some as large as fourteen feet in length, snow is a metaphor for a beautiful and deceptive cover-up of the truth. In many of her most recent series, including Snow Job, Russo’s images function as both comic tragedy and cautionary tale.

Kim Russo
Kim Russo, Family (Pool) / watercolor and graphite on paper / 72" x 126" / 2011

Russo’s most recent solo exhibition, Family, was on view at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Winter Park, Florida this past fall. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and in Ireland, received residency fellowships from the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation, Caldera, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the New Mexico Museum of Art (Santa Fe, New Mexico) and the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum (Lafayette, Louisiana), as well as several notable private collections.

Russo was born in Darby, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art (Temple University) and her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington. Kim Russo lives and works in Sarasota, Florida. Website: kimrusso.net


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Exhibition dates: June 6 – July 20, hours 930 – 330 M-F
Public reception (open to everyone): June 9, 2 -4 pm