Tempus Projects Presents: YOU DRAIN ME

Tempus Projects presents YOU DRAIN ME, a new group exhibition featuring the artwork of Ryann Slauson, Jamie Steele, Maria Britton, Aliza Morell, Becky Flanders, April Childers, Wendy Babcox, Langdon Graves, and Leslie Vigeant.

January 21, 2017
Opening Reception (7PM – 9PM)
Tempus Projects, Tampa

Through a variety of media from artists based throughout the country, the exhibition sets its focus on melancholic themes often coupled with tenderness. The work highlighted in YOU DRAIN ME evoke a poignancy at times softened by unexpected humor. As the title suggests, the collection reflects a psychological continuum stretching across the taxing nature of complex emotional states and its the release of catharsis.

I AM THE DOOR THAT NO MAN CAN SHUT by Becky Flanders
I AM THE DOOR THAT NO MAN CAN SHUT by Becky Flanders

Artist Maria Britton, for example, pairs the immediacy of her improvisational painting with the especially intimate support of found patterned bed sheets. The comfort, emotional and physical, associated with such bedding is interrupted by knots plaited into the fabric, stains of acrylic paint blossoming like hazy memories and forceful brushwork motifs.

Ambivalent by Ryann Slauson
Ambivalent by Ryann Slauson

Similarly, the work of Langdon Graves presents domestic objects eerily emptied of their functionality, thereby foregrounding its deeply complex accretion of memories and emotional associations. Other artists such as Ryann Slauson and April Childers commandeer popular and familiar imagery, liberating such visuals of their overt significance in favor of an ambiguity that sparks unexpected associations, narratives and personal recollections.

Not Exactly by Langdon Graves
Not Exactly by Langdon Graves

The artwork of YOU DRAIN ME circumvents a tinny sentimentality toward eliciting a genuine sense of pathos. It sets off from an unabashed contemporary context–an image saturated and hyperconnected landscape–and candidly investigates the activity of an inner panorama.

The event is sponsored in part by The Gobioff Foundation, The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, The Knox Family Foundation, and Mermaid Tavern. Please join us for an afterparty at the Mermaid Tavern directly following the reception at 9pm.

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Tempus Projects
4636 N Florida Ave.Tampa, FL 33603
www.tempus-projects.com
tempusprojects.art@gmail.com
813.340.9056

About Tempus Projects

TEMPUS PROJECTS is dedicated to nurturing established and emerging local, national and international artists through exhibitions and events. The non-profit organization promotes artists working in all media and originates, organizes, and hosts exhibitions that engage the Tampa Bay community through the visual arts. Established in 2009, TEMPUS PROJECTS has presented numerous exhibitions and art-related programs featuring the work of dynamic and engaging artists and collaborators.

Located on Florida Avenue in South Seminole Heights, TEMPUS PROJECTS has contributed greatly to the district’s emergence as a unique and creative local destination. In acknowledgment of its contributions to the arts and the community, Tampa’s Creative Loafing has awarded it the Best Alternative Art Space award for four years in a row. TEMPUS PROJECTS has worked in collaboration with Experimental Skeleton, Silver Meteor Gallery, Bluebird Books, Tampa’s Downtown Partnership and Creative Loafing.

I never thought so much could change. Tempus Projects Group Exhibit

January 11 – February 8, 2013
Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL

Join Tempus Projects for its first exhibition of 2013. I never thought so much could change, a themed exhibition of sentimentality & adaptation-based works is scheduled to open Friday, January 11 from 7-10pm. This exhibition features work from Linda Armstrong, Becky Flanders, Lauren Garber Lake, Gigi Lage, Noelle Mason, Ryann Slauson, Sabrina Small and Julie Weitz. Tempus brings these artists together for a diverse exhibition of drawing, painting, video, photography and sculpture all exploring various interpretations of bathos and acclimation.

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The event is free and open to the public but donations are greatly appreciated. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres while they last. Feel free to BYOB. Classes and groups are encouraged and welcomed. This exhibition will run from January 11, 2013 through February 8, 2013 with gallery hours by appointment.

TEMPUS PROJECTS is dedicated to nurturing established and emerging local, national and international artists through exhibitions and events. The project promotes artists working in all media and originates, organizes, and hosts exhibitions that engage the Tampa Bay community through the visual arts. Established in 2009 TEMPUS PROJECTS has presented over 32 exhibitions featuring the work from more than 170 artists and collaborators.

Located on Florida Avenue in a converted garage, on the back lot of a commercial property in South Seminole Heights, TEMPUS PROJECTS is highly regarded as cultural catalyst and a neighborhood touchstone. It has contributed greatly to the district’s emergence as a unique and creative local destination. In acknowledgment of its contributions to the arts and the community, Tampa’s Creative Loafing has awarded it the Best Alternative Art Space Loafie’s award for three years in a row. TEMPUS PROJECTS has worked in collaboration with Experimental Skeleton, Silver Meteor Gallery, Tampa’s Downtown Partnership & Creative Loafing.

What: I never thought so much could change.
Public reception/art exhibition, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

When: Friday, January 11, 2013
7-10pm

Where: Tempus Projects
5132 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33603

For additional information about Tempus Projects and this event, visit their website: www.tempus-projects.com or contact Tracy Midulla Reller at tempusprojects.art@gmail.com or 813.340.9056

5132 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, Florida 33603

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TEMPUS PROJECTS presents [REDUCED5]

September 14 – October 5, 2012
Tempus Projects, Tampa, Florida

TEMPUS PROJECTS is proud to present “[REDUCED5]”, a multi-media juried art exhibition that will serve as the kick-off event for the Fall 2012 season at TEMPUS PROJECTS. This exhibition is scheduled to open on Friday September 14, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 10 PM. TEMPUS PROJECTS would like to thank Kurt Piazza, for acting as the guest juror for this exhibition. REDUCED was first curated by Piazza while he was with The Gulf Coast Museum of Art in December 2005. This is the 5th incarnation of REDUCED.

[REDUCED5] features primarily black and white works priced at or under $500. Exhibiting artists include George Anderton, Jessica Barber, Ariel Baron-Robbins, John David Allen, Leslie Elsasser, Becky Flanders, Vince Kral, Gigi Lage, Amara Manickchand, Justin Myers, Eli Neugeboren, Taylor Pilote, Elizabeth Plakidas, Ryann Slauson, Daniel Veintimilla & Julie Weitz.

John David Allen, Ink on Paper

5132 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, Florida 33603
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