The Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto has created an exhibition titled Chance and Necessity at University of South Florida's Contemporary Art Museum (on display January 15 to March 5). The show consists of different media that complement each other in style and color, creating a cohesive visual array in CAM's West Gallery.
All materials have value. As an environmental engineer, I look for the value in materials that are normally considered to be waste. Last year I spent six months in Minas Gerais, Brazil, working with Brazilian nonprofit Consciência Limpa to develop a prototype for a solar sludge drying system.
Corine Vermeulen is a Dutch artist who recently completed a three-month residency at USFCAM. Her work explores the social, cultural, and economic influences that impact communities by documenting the lives of residents through her photography and their stories.
Aya Tarek, an Egyptian graffiti artist and muralist, completed a mural at USFCAM during a residency at USF. In an interview with Aya, I was able to discuss the influences she drew from while making her work. Aya explained her interest in architecture and the experience of connecting to what’s around her.
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I was invited to curate an exhibition at the 501 Gallery at Blake High School. Amanda Preuss, a recent graduate of the USF Art History Master’s program, is the new director of the Gallery, and she thought of me because I specialize in Latin American and Caribbean Art at the USF Contemporary Art Museum.
As part of New York’s Print Week 2015, Graphicstudio will be participating in the IFPDA Print Fair at the Park Avenue Armory, November 4 through November 8. Please come visit us at booth 408 if you are in New York in early November! We have an exciting group of works we will be featuring, including a mix of new works and Graphicstudio classics.
Jacolby Satterwhite’s works are currently featured in the USFCAM exhibition A Family Affair. His works combine 3D animation, objects, performance and drawing, and explore themes including transformation and world building.
As far back as I can remember I have been roaming through the halls and doorways at Graphicstudio; rolling in office chairs down the hall, building cardboard robots in the Vault, coloring and doodling and making the occasional small print—under close adult supervision, of course. All this time I could never fully comprehend the gravity of the work being done there. This summer, I was able to participate and learn about printmaking and artist collaboration in a whole new light.
USFCAM is currently featuring works from artist Renee Cox as part of the exhibition titled A Family Affair. Cox’s works address issues of identity, history, femininity, and race. Within her work, Cox uses her body to upset classical imagery by injecting herself into prominent works of art.
USFCAM features works by prominent artists and mother-son duo Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas in its fall exhibition, A Family Affair.
USFCAM will feature video and performance artist Kalup Linzy in its next exhibition, A Family Affair, opening August 24. Linzy pays homage to the genre of soap operas in his intentionally low-budget videos, which range from episodic shorts to a feature film. These videos explore his fascination with breaking boundaries of stereotypes, sexuality, gender and society. According to Linzy, the most important theme in his work is “family, friends, and relationships.”
From September through November 2015, photographer Corine Vermeulen will be in residence at USFCAM and will work with the University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC) on Picturing Families in the University Area Community. Vermeulen’s work focuses on community life, capturing individual spirits as well as a locale’s essence.
For over twelve years, LaToya Ruby Frazier has created collaborative portraits, landscapes and still life photographs intertwined with the narrative of her family and community, in her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. By documenting various aspects of Braddock, such as the impact of the steel industry on the town’s African-American community, Frazier brings to light the struggles of a community that mass media has otherwise ignored.
On June 20, 2015, Miriam Schapiro passed away. Schapiro leaves behind a tremendous legacy in the art world, and on this occasion it seems fitting to explore one small part of it. Schapiro produced several prints at Graphicstudio in 1983-1984. Four monoprints were essentially collages on paper. Children of Paradise was produced as an edition variée, an edition where each print contain more differences from each other than in a standard edition.
Mark Dion was a natural fit at Graphicstudio because his visual art is highly interdisciplinary. His practice investigates museumology, scientific history and methodology, taxonomy, environmental studies, even taxidermy. His exploration of museum practice and installation methodology can often blur the line between artwork and museum exhibit. Dion has worked with Graphicstudio on two projects and USFCAM staged a solo exhibition of recent work called Troubleshooting in 2012. more>>
Trenton Doyle Hancock has found somewhat of a nest at USF’s Graphicstudio. In 2011, the USF Contemporary Art Museum organized We Done All We Could and None of It’s Good, a solo exhibition of Trenton’s work. He has made numerous trips to Graphicstudio, completing five projects since 2006 and with more underway. I was fortunate to sit down with him at Graphicstudio and learn more about his backstory and how his body of work has developed over the years with the help of Graphicstudio staff and USF students. more>>
Events & Info
PLEASE NOTE! On Friday, February 12, a non-USF political event taking place at the USF Sundome will cause increased traffic congestion and road closures across USF Tampa campus. Public Art Walking Tour has been rescheduled for February 19.
Art Thursday: SYCOM Concert
Public Art Walking Tour
Brazilian Landscapes: Art and Engineering
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