Desireé Moore @ Tempus Projects

Cunsthaus is proud to present Bare Your Teeth, a site-specific installation by multidisciplinary artist Desireé

November 18, 2017 – January 5, 2018
Tempus Projects / Cunsthaus, Tampa

Working primarily in film and video, Moore (b. 1986, Indianapolis; lives in St. Petersburg, FL) explores the social complexities of gender, and specifically the cultural norms assigned to women and girls. She states, “Bare Your Teeth isolates moments of gesture to consider the feminine experience within culturally accepted sexism and harassment. In some ways, these tactics have been perpetuated into normalcy, a convenient disguise protected by civility. Benevolence is not a shield, and ignorance is not acceptable.” These issues are timely, as women continue to step forward publicly with stories of sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood and the art world. The harassment is not new, but the widespread public acknowledgment of it is.


Renowned author Margaret Atwood has stated,

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”

Through video and sculpture, Bare Your Teeth examines the power dynamics at work in women’s laughter and smiles, and the ways that the smallest gestures by a woman become sexualized.

Moore earnerd her MFA in 2013 from the University of South Florida and her BFA from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. Her video projects have been screened in group exhibitions across the country, including the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota as part of the three-venue Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration. Moore is the recipient of a 2017 Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist Grant.

About Cunsthaus:
Cunsthaus was established in the spring of 2016 by fourteen women in the Tampa Bay Area with practices in education, visual art, music, curation, and writing. Sited next to artist-run gallery space Tempus Projects, established in 2009, Cunsthaus is further developing the Seminole Heights neighborhood as an arts destination. Offering unique exhibitions and events spanning a range of media and a varied survey of artists, Cunsthaus’ primary mission is to create a space for artistic expression, dialogue and reflection contributing to the arts community within the local neighborhood of Seminole Heights and the Tampa Bay region.

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Tempus Projects / Cunsthaus
4634 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603


November 13 – December 9, 2017
USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)

Renowned Pop artist James Rosenquist, who passed away earlier this year, lived and worked in the Tampa Bay area for more than four decades. Throughout his life Rosenquist maintained a very active and generous profile within the creative community of Florida’s west coast. From November 13th through December 9th, 2017, the USF Contemporary Art Museum will celebrate this creative and collaborative legacy with the exhibition James Rosenquist: Tampa. Drawn primarily from the collection at USF, the exhibition will feature editions of Rosenquist prints produced at the world-renowned print atelier Graphicstudio. Additionally, visitors to the museum will have access to privately held paintings, drawings and support materials along with prints produced at three Tampa Bay area ateliers: Flatstone Press, Pryamid Arts Limited and Topez Editions. Organized by USFCAM.

James Rosenquist
James Rosenquist -Tampa New York 1188, CAM USF Tampa


Thursday, November 16
6–8pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Free tour of the exhibition James Rosenquist: Tampa.

Thursday, November 30
6–8pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Behind the scenes Museum at Work event to learn about the various printmaking methods in the exhibition James Rosenquist: Tampa, watch a printmaking demonstration, and accept the prints challenge!

Saturday, December 2
3pm, USF Theatre II
A Memorial event celebrating the life and work of artist James Rosenquist.
The memorial is free of charge but seating is limited and an RSVP is required. To reserve your seat, please go to or call (813) 974-4164.

Saturday, December 2
4pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
A reception following the James Rosenquist memorial event.

USF Contemporary Art Museum
(813) 974-4133

Mon. to Fri. 10am–5pm
Thurs. 10am–8pm
Sat. 1–4pm

3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620

Ringling Underground – Thursday Night 10.04.12

October 4, 2012 (8pm-11pm)
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

Ringling Underground is a series of one night only events that invites emerging contemporary artists to exhibit sculpture, installation, performance and interactive media in the courtyard of the Ringling Museum of Art.

October 4, 2012 (8pm-11pm)
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

Ringling Underground is a series of one night only events that invites emerging contemporary artists to exhibit sculpture, installation, performance and interactive media in the courtyard of the Ringling Museum of Art. This series encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practice by exhibiting without the luxuries of gallery walls or lighting, while also transforming the function of the Museum. The Ringling transcends its role as an archiving and collecting institution, into one that seeks to actively engage the contemporary artists and patrons within its community. Ringling Underground is proud to present these outstanding artists currently working in the Sarasota and Tampa Bay area, and is excited to feature many more throughout the season.

Artists: Carol Alexander, Jeph Cange, Francis Marquez, Yanuary Navarro

Musicians: Vacationer, The Wallies, DJ David Curran

Ringling Underground – October 4, 2012

Ringling Underground
Thursday, October 4th
8pm – 11pm
$10 (free for college students / members)

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