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
Tempus Projects presents ‘Artificial Paradise’, new work by Jenal Dolson in Project Space.
February 11 – March 10, 2017
Opening Reception, Saturday February 11 (7-9PM)
Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL
Jenal Dolson is the third artist in residence to spend one month in the Tempus Projects residency program, and to have an exhibition housed in the Project Space for one month following her residency. Dolson’s paintings are loosely based on a framework of landscape with notions of place, time, memory – a metonymy based in abstraction. Referencing themes of memory and sentiment of object/place, she abstracts perspective in a way that puts aerial views together with horizon lines and still make reference to the foreground, middle, and background as well as interlacing the systems of classifying maps in a choroplethic /geologic way.
Jenal Dolson graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honors B.A specializing in Painting. She has been living and working in Toronto for the past 7 years. She is a recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Award, Toronto Arts Council Visual Artist Project Grant, and the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant. She has exhibited in Canada and the U.S.A.
The event is sponsored in part by The Gobioff Foundation, The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, Knox Family Foundation, and Mermaid Tavern. Please join us for an afterparty at the Mermaid Tavern directly following the reception at 9 pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4636 N Florida Ave.Tampa, FL 33603 www.tempus-projects.com
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.
In continuing efforts to provide engaging cultural programs and experiences through a collaborative and feminist curatorial perspective, Cunsthaus is proud to present a series of music video screenings by Russian artists and activists Pussy Riot opening on Friday, January 6th from 7-10pm. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. All contributions will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
Known for their blend of radical performance and leftist ideals, Pussy Riot became the focus of international attention in 2012 as members Nadya Tolokonnikova, Masha Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich were arrested and jailed after performing an anti-Putin “punk prayer” in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral. As Pussy Riot researcher Masha Gessen has written, “Pussy Riot are the first real dissidents of the Putin era, but like all dissidents they’re individual actors, perpetually out on a limb. Their actions have had dire but clear consequences, and in return for the hardships they’ve faced, they have received a voice and a mission.” Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore has deemed Pussy Riot “One of the most important groups of our time.”
A vocal and active proponent of free speech in Russia, Pussy Riot has turned its attention to the United States, as evidenced by their most recent video “Make America Great Again” which will be screened at Cunsthaus. Also to be shown are the Russian-language video “Organs” with an English translation and “Straight Outta Vagina,” co-written with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. Of this song, Tolokonnikova told The Guardian, “I believe the idea of powerful female sexuality is much bigger than any populist megalomaniac man.” These music videos epitomize the brash and brave energy of Pussy Riot, and further their role as international protesters. Cunsthaus has worked with Pussy Riot co-founder Nadya Tolokonnikova to secure permission for these screenings.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 813.340.9056