Warm Up the Skinny Jeans, Kids – Art to Check Out This Weekend!

Fine time I chose to start an art blog!  The holidays make for quiet art weekends.  I suppose galleries have better things to do this time of year than give me free hor d’ ouerves and watch me not buy anything.  Anyhow, bear with me – January is shaping up to be a very exciting month.  With the galleries quiet for the next two weeks now might be a good time to catch up with some of our museums.

Janet Biggs, Fade To White, 2010. Single channel video with sound (Production still)

I’m starting with the Tampa Museum of Art because I hear they have awesome falafel.  Also, the TMoA has what they call ‘Art on the House’ (or what I affectionately call ‘Poor People Museum Time’): free admission every Friday between 4pm and 8pm.  The museum has a couple of exhibitions that you may want to catch before they end in the next couple weeks.

Specifically, the exhibition No Limits: Janet Biggs, ending January 8th, is a survey of video art from the NYC based artist.  Biggs’ video work depict people engaged in extreme activities often in grand landscapes.  Her pieces present the physical boundaries some push to actively form identity within and without social structure encouraging the viewer to reevaluate gender stereotypes.

I haven’t actually had a chance to make it yet but these two ignorant single star comments on Creative Loafing make me think it might be a good exhibition.  If you’re looking for something to do Friday night check out the exhibition before its gone and spend the money you saved on falafel.

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