ABOUT THE JUROR:
Duke Riley received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from Pratt Institute. Riley is fascinated by maritime history and events around the waterways of New York City. Riley’s signature style interweaves historical and contemporary events with elements of fiction and myth to create allegorical histories. His re-imagined narratives comment on a range of issues from the cultural impact of over development and gentrification of waterfront communities to contradictions within political ideologies as well as commerce and the role of the artist in society and at war.
The exhibition 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 9pm.
WHAT: Little Triggers :: a juried exhibition featuring all things miniature
WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 2017 :: 7-9pm
WHERE: Tempus Projects 4636 N Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33603
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/947115965424576/
MORE: After Party at The Mermaid Tavern following the reception.
Tempus Projects presents a new group exhibition in its project space. Holy Salad is a collection of work from an exciting group of artists drawing from personal concerns and their wider social corollaries. The exhibition features the artwork of Sofia Arvanitopoulos, Darby Carver, Amanda Kontakos, Libbi Ponce, Kaylin Price, Emiliano Settecasi and Chasity Williams.
This group of young artists create work in a variety of media and through a wide spectrum of perspectives. Holy Salad joins the artwork by a theme of life as a progressive endeavor. They explore preoccupations with self-improvement, the ways in which memories shape current perceptions and growth through crucibles. For example, Emiliano Settecasi investigates nostalgia in relation to design in pop and consumer culture. The design elements created and inspired by the Memphis Group carve out a space physically and temporally that echo still through personal memories. Amanda Kontakos’ meditation on a quarter finds personal parallels in ideas of inherent value as well as physical, emotional, psychological wear. Through a series of conceptual prints, Kaylin Price engages in a search of self-improvement. In the form of a book recalling religious texts, the prints layout sets of instructions toward a personal beatification that is nevertheless interminably elusive.
WHAT: Holy Salad, A Group Exhibition
WHEN: June 10th, 2017, 7 to 9 PM
WHERE: Tempus Projects 4636 N Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33603
RSVP: FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
MORE: After Party at The Mermaid Tavern following the reception.
Tempus Projects hosts Cuban Artist Julio César Pérez Moracén in new International Artist Exchange Program.
Tempus Projects hosts Cuban Artist Julio César Pérez Moracén in new International Artist Exchange Program.
Tempus Projects is pleased to host acclaimed Cuban sculptor Julio César Pérez Moracén in its artist-in-residence program. This is the first in a series of artist exchanges between Tempus and the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba.
In April 2016, a small group of Tempus board members, donors, and volunteers traveled to Havana to visit the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Art (Cuba’s National Academy of Art) to establish connections with the director of the Academy, Sandra Fuentes Guevara, her faculty, and to tour the school’s facilities. The Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" is the oldest and most prestigious fine arts school in Cuba, originally founded in 1818 under the Spanish Monarchy. Today, the school is one of seven institutions under the Cuban Ministry of Culture dedicated to the study of the arts and continues to be considered a politically and culturally important entity. The school is founded on the belief that all citizens should have access to art and, as per Director Sandra Fuentes, “if there is a talent, we have a responsibility
Julio César Pérez Moracén was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1963. He graduated with a degree in Sculpture and Drawing from the José Joaquín Tejada School of Visual Arts in Santiago de Cuba in 1983, and in 1991 graduated from the University of Oriente in Santiago de Cuba with a degree in art history. Currently he serves as Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Development of Environmental and Monumental Sculpture in Havana Province, and is a professor of sculpture at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" in Havana.
The goal of this endeavor is to foster partnerships within our communities while also promoting cultural study and diversity. With Tampa’s history so deeply entrenched in Cuban culture, this project opens an important dialogue for further cultural and artistic exchange. Julio César Pérez Moracén will be in residence at Tempus Projects for one month, and at the end of his residency will install an exhibition of the artwork he produces during his stay in the Project Sapce at Tempus. Exhibitions and gallery talks are open to the public and free of charge.
The exhibition is sponsored in part by The Gobioff Foundation, The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, Knox Family Foundation, and the Mermaid Tavern.
Tempus Projects presents VACUUM BAIT, new drawings, paintings, objects, and sculptures by Joe Griffith. Inspired by the technological tragedy of the space race, Griffith’s solo exhibition consists of would be odes to these events. Through visual poems, he examines the tragic and mysterious deaths of Amelia Earhart, Elizabeth Short, and the three astronauts who perished in the Apollo 1 mission, Virgil Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee.
Born in Tampa in 1969, Griffith has a long history of activism and culture building in the Bay area. He studied and received his BFA at Parsons/New School for Social Research NYC. Since the mid-1990's he has been involved in developing platforms for art projects to enter the social sphere. He co-founded the artist collaborative group Experimental Skeleton, Inc. in 1997. From 2004-2009 he spearheaded Flight 19, a gallery at Tampa's Union Train Station that was a partnership between the City of Tampa and Experimental Skeleton. A 2004 recipient of the Rauschenberg Grant, Griffith has worked on fabrication projects for numerous artists and designers including Yoko Ono, Keith Edmier and Negativland, as well as commercial projects for theme parks and other public agencies from the early 1990's to the present day, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando.
The exhibition is sponsored in part by The Gobioff Foundation, The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, Knox Family Foundation, and the Mermaid Tavern. Please join us for an afterparty at the Mermaid Tavern directly following the reception at 9 p.m.
new work by Jenal Dolson
Tempus Projects presents Artificial Paradise, new work by Jenal Dolson in our Project Space. 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.
Exhibit Dates: February 11 - March 10, 2017
YOU DRAIN ME :: a group exhibition
Tempus Projects presents YOU DRAIN ME, a group exhibition highlighting works that focuses on melancholic themes, often coupled with tenderness, revealing pathos, sometimes softened by unexpected humor. It opens to the public Saturday, January 21st and runs through Friday, March 3rd. Contributing artists include Ryann Slauson (NY), Jamie Steele (GA/NY), Maria Britton (NC/NY), Aliza Morell (NY), Becky Flanders (FL), April Childers (NC/NY), Wendy Babcox (FL), Langdon Graves (NY) and Leslie Vigilant (OR).
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.
Exhibit Dates: January 21 - March 3, 2017
USF SACD Alumni Exhibtion
November 4 - 19, 2016
Tempus Projects presents the University of South Florida’s School of Architecture and Community Design (SACD) Alumni Design Exhibition, curated by Michael Lemieux in the project space. This exhibition will feature work from Jon Jay, Ryan Swanson, Manuel Leon, Zorth Pilonieta, and Marcus Peduzzi.
Founded in 1986 as a graduate program, the University of South Florida’s School of Architecture and Community Design (SACD) was the first state school of architecture in Florida to be located in a major metropolitan center. Metro Tampa Bay, a significant post-war urban territory with some 3 million residents in a five county area, serves as an architectural and urban design laboratory. The school maintains close ties to the Tampa Bay chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and numerous architectural offices throughout the state. Our graduates practice throughout Florida and across the US, as well as abroad.
MOTLEY PRECIOUS PLANETS
October 1 - November 4, 2016
Motley Precious Planets presents new photographic works by Becky Flanders created using handbuilt kaleidoscopes.
Becky Flanders is an artist and entrepreneur based in Tampa, FL. Born in the Washington D.C. area in 1980, she migrated to Florida in 2006, subsequently receiving her MFA from USF. Like many other things that come to Florida, her intentions were never to stay, but once here, she found she had taken root and was no longer able to move. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her omnivorous interests include photography, floridiana, embodied existence, contemporary manifestations of the mythic image, the sublime and the abject, deep time, and the relationship between subjects and states, between individuals and systems of power and thought. Other projects include but are not limited to: the Mermaid Tavern and an as yet (or perhaps forever) un-named Seminole Heights studio and gallery complex currently in process. She is also a founding member of Fountain of Pythons, a photography collective of Tampa-based artists and diaspora.
The exhibition is sponsored in part by The Gobioff Foundation, The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, and the Mermaid Tavern.
October 4, 2016: Art critic Caitlan Albritton of Creative Loafing Tampa reviews the current exhibition: Motley Precious Planets.
First Fridays Seminole Heights will begin on Friday, March 7.
This is the First FFSH!
On the first Friday of every month, all of the art galleries in and around Seminole Heights will be open from 6 PM-10 PM. For March, the participating galleries are Epoxy, QUAID, Tempus Projects, Workspace, and The Hatchway Gallery.
Gallery addresses and information about FFSH events
for March can be found on the FFSH Facebook page.
If your art space, studio, shop, or business would like to participate
in FFSH, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collaborative work by Tempus Projects' Tracy Midulla Reller and The Tampa Drawers Sketch Gang's Justin Nelson.
At Workspace on Florida Avenue in Seminole Heights.
Tempus’ new project The Tampa Drawers Sketch Gang holds our visual arts critic hostage.
Posted by MEGAN VOELLER on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Exhibition runs through February 15, 2014
Modern Saints at HCC Ybor Art Gallery through October 29, 2013
October 7-29, 2013 MODERN SAINTS, Santiago Echeverry
An exhibition of digital photography, prints and alternative video exploring the nature of human strength and the dichotomy between realism and hyper-pixilation, using three-dimensional grids and video mapping. Gallery hours: Mon & Weds-Fri 10am-4pm; Tuesdays noon-7pm
Creative Loafing's BEST OF THE BAY 2013
BEST SATIRACAL Arrrrr!TWORK
For Tempus Projects' Privacy Redux --- an alternative to the Curtis Hixon's Gasparilla Arts Festival held at adjacentKiley Gardens ---digital artist and UT professor Santiago Echeverry remixed hundred of mugshots of Tampa Bay residents and the vintage Bucs pirate logo into a dizzying animation and created a mosaic of Tampa Bay Buccaneers' former mascot Bucco Bruce using the jailhouse pics. The installation cleverly and humorously (and somewhat tragically) invoked the drunken revelry of the Tampa's annual pirate parade. Other participants in the show curated by Kurt Piazza included Gigi Lage, Hildebrando Belizzio, Diran Lyons, Danny Olda, Carolina Sands and Mario Schambon.
If you love contemporary art, the best place to see it in Tampa Bay outside of museums is Tempus Projects. The former Seminole Heights gallery is currently on the lookout for a new home, but that hasn't stopped Tempus from organizing fall events. (Its first exhibition of the season is at CL Space through the end of the month.) Last season's highlights included solo shows for Theo Wujcik, Taylor Pilote, Roger Chamieh and RNC projects Elephant in the Room and Silverfish Revolution.
From the Tampa Tribune:
Summer is officially over, but the stifling heat and humidity are not. Take shelter from the sun and get some culture this weekend for free. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers just need to show their bank-issued credit or debit card and photo ID to receive free general admission to area museums on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8. The offer is not good on special ticketed events or in conjunction with other offers and is only valid for the cardholder. The program, called Museums on Us, offers free admission to about 150 museums nationwide on the first full weekend of every month.
The locally participating museums are the Florida Holocaust Museum, Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and Tampa Museum of Art. If you are willing to drive as far as Orlando, there are several more options you can try including the Orlando Science Center, The Orlando Museum of Art, The Mennello Museum of American Art and more.
Contact the museums to inquire about operating hours and days.
For more information about Museums on Us, visit:http://museums.bankofamerica.com.
Saturday, September 28 is Museum Day Live! Download your ticket today.
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket... for free.
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2ND ANNUAL 2013 ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Architecture in focus for annual photography competition
AIA Tampa Bay and FMoPA to award cash prizes and exhibit top entries
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Tampa Bay and Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) are seeking entries in the 2nd annual 2013 Architectural Photography Contest. The competition awards cash prizes to the top three entrants and the top entries will be exhibited at FMoPA.
Entries must have an architectural theme or contain some element of the built environment in the subject matter. The photograph’s subject matter can be located anywhere in the world.
Winning entries will be selected by a jury of professional photographers. The top three entries will receive $300, $200 and $100, respectively.
The winners will be announced at a reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 at
FMoPA Community Gallery, 400 N. Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa. The top entries will be displayed in FMoPA’s Community Gallery from October 10 to October 24.
The competition is open to anyone working or residing in the seven-county region: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties. Professional photographers are not eligible to win cash prizes, but are welcome to participate and have their work displayed at FMoPA.
All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 16. Entries can be submitted online at AIATampaBay.com or in person at AIA Tampa Bay, 200 North Tampa Street, Tampa.
Entries fees are $40 for AIA or FMoPA members, $50 for non‐members and $25 for students. Each entrant is allowed to submit up to five (5) photos per entry fee, unlimited number of entries per photographer.
The competition is part of AIA Tampa Bay’s Architecture Month Celebration, a series of nine events from October 2 to November 7 celebrating architecture and the built environment. For a full schedule of events, please visit AIATampaBay.com.
Summer Book Sale @ FMoPA, downtown Tampa in the Sykes Building
They are adding new merchandise to they Museum store, and they need your help to make room!
Buy-One, Get-One 50%*
*Higher price prevails
Tampa Bay’s Gallery scene is on the move
This article in the August 22, 2012 issue of Creative Loafing by art critic Megan Voeller focuses on the ever-shifting landscape of art galleries in the Tampa Bay area.
Each year, Creative Loaﬁng's writers choose the Best (and sometimes the Worst) of the Bay. We also ask our readers to weigh in for the annual Readers' Poll. Awards are given in hundreds of categories in such areas as People, Places & Politics; Food & Drink; Goods & Services; and Arts & Entertainment.
Voting Ends: Thursday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m.
Participating is easy and anonymous. You’re one click away from becoming a bonafide tastemaker. Sound good?
2 Studios available in ArtLofts above Florida Craftsmen.
Need some inspiring space to do your artwork?
ArtLofts features 18 artists' studios in the heart of the Central Arts District in downtown St. Petersburg.
Two studios will be available on August 1, 2013.
Studio #1 has 352 sf, interior space, rectangular in shape with a sink.
Studio #2 has 146 sf, french doors overlooking Central Avenue with a sink.
Both studios have wi-fi access and come with benefits like the use of a common meeting space, gallery wall space and great camaraderie with other artists.
If interested, call Janie at 727-821-7391.
Robert Wright for The New York Times
No Porn, Just Books and Zines
By ERIKA ALLEN
Published in the NYTimes July 2, 2013
The rumble of trains and the beeps of swiping fare cards don’t seem to distract shoppers huddled inside a tiny newsstand at the Metropolitan Avenue subway station in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Some customers squat, flipping through literary magazines and novels with titles like “Killing Williamsburg.” Others thumb through booklets of photocopied Polaroids. There isn’t a daily paper or a gossip magazine in sight, and almost no one looks up when a curious commuter asks, “What is this place?”
This place is the Newsstand, a pop-up shop that has transformed an ordinary subway space into a store for independently published magazines, books, comics and zines. In a digitalized world, it is a small haven for printed media.
Underground, without cellphone service, people are moved to engage, said Lele Saveri, the Newsstand’s manager. “I never get someone on a phone and reading,” he said. “They are focused on whatever is in their hands.”
The Newsstand, open until July 20, carries selections from some of the city’s best-known specialty bookshops: magazines and journals from McNally-Jackson in SoHo; zines and photography books from Dashwood Books on the Lower East Side of Manhattan; comics from the Desert Island bookstore in Williamsburg; art books from Ohwow in Greenwich Village. The stores selected the offerings, a kind of “staff picks” for the tight space.
“I was trying to find a way of supporting that scene without stepping on their toes,” Mr. Saveri said of the stores he asked to participate.
The stand has also fielded donations and submissions from local artists and recruited them as guest clerks. (Peter Sutherland, an artist and photographer, will work the counter on Wednesday.) Mr. Saveri said he gets batches of zines from new artists daily and has even had commuters drop off bags of novels that they’ve finished reading.
You won’t find Snickers bars or diet soda here, although the Newsstand does stock snacks. There are little cans of Perrier, bottles of fermented tea and Brooklyn-made treats like Ovenly bacon-fat-roasted peanuts and McClure’s potato chips.
Kevin Kearney, a partner and managing director at Alldayeveryday, a marketing and communications agency, approached Mr. Saveri, a photographer, curator and organizer of the city’s 8-Ball Zine fair, about creating an alternative newsstand in January. Mr. Kearney said the idea arose from a comment that a partner at Alldayeveryday made as they passed the empty newsstand at the Metropolitan Avenue station: in another life, he said, he would have liked to run a newsstand.
Mr. Kearney contacted the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and though it usually leases spaces by the year, it was open to a short-term tenant for the newsstand, which had been empty since last August.
“They had an interesting and innovative proposal for how to have an amenity in there for our customers and generate a little revenue for us,” said Adam Lisberg, an authority spokesman. The Newsstand, which opened June 15, rents the space and splits profits with the bookstores.
John Felix Peña, 27, said he got off the train a stop early to check out the stand. “You definitely see a lot of art within the subways,” he said. “But not anything that you can take home with you.”
For his part, Mr. Kearney said it was satisfying to connect people with books and art. But it’s also important, he said, “to provide for the woman who came in with her daughter, just looking for more gum.”
The Newsstand is open through July 20 at the Metropolitan Avenue subway station on the L and G lines in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
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