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.
Larry Bell, 2D-3D: Glass & Vapor opened on July 17, 2015 at White Cube, Mason's Yard in London. With pieces in group shows currently at Kohn Gallery and Quint Gallery in California; a piece in America Is Hard to See, the Whitney Museum of American Art's inaugural exhibition; and recent solo shows at Peter Blake Gallery, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Chinati Foundation, White Cube Hong Kong, São Paulo and Bermondsey; Larry Bell continues to be a significant force in contemporary art. On the occasion of these recent exhibitions we revisit this exploration of Bell's 1974 Graphicstudio project.
USFCAM will feature Brush Marsh’s Rapids II (1978) as part of Selected, the last exhibition in Museum at Work. Marsh himself was a Professor Emeritus of Art at USF from 1968 until 2003. Originally from California, Marsh has established himself in the Florida art community and his works are immensely popular locally. A meticulous artist, he captures light with paint, suspending what he sees on the canvas in order to explore the relationship between seeing and recording, a process that fascinates him.
As part of Museum at Work’s crowd-sourced exhibition, Selected, USFCAM will offer rare displays of James Rosenquist’s Mirage Morning (1975) and Robert Rauschenberg’s Tampa Clay Piece 5 (1972).
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>>
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Spring 2016 Course - The Music Box: Tampa Bay Student participants will have an opportunity to broaden their artistic resumes and networks and gain valuable experience working collectively and collaboratively. The project fuses architecture, engineering, music and history and will promote community engagement and awareness of the unique heritage of Sulphur Springs and contemporary cultural diversity of Tampa Bay.
This innovative web-based visual literacy program integrates secondary school social studies and science with contemporary art in an examination and discussion of critical societal issues.
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