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.

University of South Florida
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Tampa, FL 33620


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The Andy Warhol Legacy Project & The Importance of Being Photographed at USF CAM

The Contemporary Art Museum Institute for Research Art in Tampa will be exhibiting two separate shows which include Andy Warhol, Tina Barney, Dawoud Bey, Katy Grannan, Jason Lazarus,Malerie Marder, Ryan McGinley, Catherine Opie, and Alec Soth

August 20 – December 15, 2012
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Genevieve Lykes Dimmitt Lobby Gallery and West Gallery

The Andy Warhol Legacy Project

The Andy Warhol Legacy Project is an exhibition of Polaroids and silver gelatin prints the USF Contemporary Art Museum received in 2008 as a gift from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. This important gift of 106 original Polaroid photographs and 50 gelatin silver prints consists of work produced by Warhol between 1970 and 1987. The portraits, celebrity snapshots, couples, nudes, painting ideas, party photos, still lifes, and outdoor scenes that make up the gift demonstrate the range of Warhol’s interests. The Polaroid portraits reveal the artist’s frank engagement with his subjects. The gelatin silver photographs demonstrate his compositional skill, his eye for detail, and his compulsive desire to document the time in which he lived. The collection at USFCAM consists primarily of works on paper, and this generous gift of work by one of the more significant artists of the 20th century acknowledges and advances the strengths of the collection.

Andy Warhol, Unidentified Woman #23 (Blonde Hair and Dog), 1986. Collection University of South Florida

Lee & Victor Leavengood Gallery

The Importance of Being Photographed

Anticipating the gaze of the camera is the subject of The Importance of Being Photographed. Taking its cue from a gift from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, this exhibition features a select grouping of contemporary photographers who create situations where the subject and the photographer engage in a dialogue about the nature of being photographed addressing issues of class, sexuality, sensuality, shame, despair, and privacy. The title of the exhibition is taken from Oscar Wilde’s funny and biting comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, in which Wilde mixes mistaken identity with a polemic on economic stratification at the end of the of nineteenth century. The play and its famous title serve as a reference and backdrop for this exhibition that explores voyeurism, stratification, and celebrity in our contemporary times. Artists include:Tina Barney, Dawoud Bey, Katy Grannan, Jason Lazarus,Malerie Marder, Ryan McGinley, Catherine Opie, and Alec Soth. The Importance of Being Photographed is curated by Jane Simon, USFCAM Curator, and organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa.

Catherine Opie, Leon, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-­‐Innes & Nash, New
York

Mon-­‐Fri 10am-­‐5pm, Sat 1-­‐4pm.
Closed Sunday and University holidays.


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USF CAM presents – In Residence

June 4 – August 4, 2012
In Residence brings together the work of four Miami-based artists who focus artistic inquiries on the contested space between the natural and the built environment.

June 4 – August 4, 2012
USF Contemporary Art Museum

In Residence brings together the work of four Miami-based artists — Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, Naomi Fisher, Christy Gast, and Samantha Salzinger — who focus artistic inquiries on the contested space between the natural and the built environment. For decades, Miami has been the site of tremendous speculative real estate development, but it is also the southern edge of the famed Florida Everglades, a unique geography and the focus of a vast reclamation project. These artists fold the world around them into complex examinations of the history of art and an evolving understanding of landscape. In Residence is curated by Jane Simon, USFCAM Curator, and organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa.

DISCUSSION + RECEPTION
June 8, 2012

Panel Discussion
6–7pm @ USF Barness Music Recital Hall / MUS
Join us for a lively discussion with the artists from In Residence, moderated by Jane Simon.

Exhibition Reception
7–9pm @ USFCAM
Join us to celebrate the exhibition opening with the artists and curator.

Exhibition Hours: 10am–5pm M–F; 1–4pm Sat; Closed Sundays and USF Holidays; Free admission to all events

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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 Association of Museums.

Contemporary Art Museum
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The Goods: Weekend News (02.10.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Richard Jolley, Mark Dion, Nathan Skiles, Kevin Dean, and Jacqueline Woolf

Featured Content

Interview with Glass Artist, Richard Jolley
Richard Jolley has produced a remarkable body of sculpture that explores the human figure, its timeless beauty, and expressive potential.
Richard Jolley
Richard Jolley, Aqua Dove Amber Branch Green Thistle, Richard Jolley, 2009, 17 by 23 by 8 inches, hot formed glass

Troubleshooting the obvious, a critique on Mark Dion at USF Contemporary Art Museum
Dion replicates the natural through drawings, paintings, and screen-printed images with an ease that only an artist of his caliber could create.

Mark Dion at USF Contemporary Art Gallery

Featured Artist: Nathan Skiles
As a conceptual thread I made connections from the architectural grotesques to the stories of dubious parentage such as Pinocchio, the Golem, and especially Frankenstein. The 100 sculptures in the exhibition represent my own dubious parentage of art object as conceptual descendant.

Golem #2; cuckoo clock with tools, 2011, foam rubber, 13 x 12 x 6 inches

Functions

Art Talk at Art Uptown
February 10 (7:30pm) – Jacqueline Woolf will demonstrate her spontaneous abstract painting style using vibrant watercolors and collage mediums.
Realism? Art – Lecture by Kevin Dean
Monday (11:00am) – Lecture by Ringling College of Art + Design Selby Gallery Director Kevin Dean
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The Goods: Weekend News (01.13.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events.

Featured Content

Jack Dowd – 27: When the Music Diedhttp://bit.ly/AatJNK
Acclaimed Sarasota artist and sculptor, Jack Dowd, known for his innocently hilarious full size figures, has shifted focus to an introspective examination of large scale drawings.

Jack Dowd, Amy Winehouse in the Studio

Building Blocks: Interview with Architect Barron Schimberghttp://bit.ly/yWGfNF
Architect Barron Schimberg, of The Schimberg Group in Sarasota interviews with Sarasota Visual Art.


Exhibitions

MARK DION: TROUBLESHOOTINGhttp://bit.ly/xcQwwY
USF Contemporary Art Museum– Mark Dion creates drawings, prints, cabinets of curiosity, and installations about the discrepancy between perceived knowledge and scientific inquiry.

Mark Dion: Troubleshooting

S/ART/Q: Avant Garden – Marie Selby Botanical Gardenshttp://bit.ly/nh8ke7
Opening Reception: January 13, 2012– S/ART/q will curate an exhibition of their artwork entitled Avant Garden in the Museum of Botany and the Arts at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Photo by Daniel Perales

Henk Pander: Sees All, Paints Allhttp://bit.ly/rPybqJ
Selby Gallery– The large-scale oil paintings and watercolors of Dutch born Henk Pander capture the raw essence of present-day reality by depicting ominous scenes.

Ort by Henk Pander

Robert Farber & Michael Wyshock Exhibithttp://bit.ly/yQ2cej
Englewood Art Center – Exhibition featuring new work inspired by the artists while in China with the Sister City Cultural Exchange last summer.