Tempus Projects’ latest offering is the first exhibit from the Tampa Photography Collective. The group meets monthly at the Tempus Projects space to share and discuss new work. This show marks the first time they’ve exhibited as a group.
Good photography is difficult to come by and a medium not often seen at Tempus Projects. This is partly why the exhibit would be especially worth a visit. Also, though, the collective is made up of some very talented photographers – for example, check out Becky Flanders or Chris Otten. This exhibit was specifically recommended in Creative Loafing’s Fall Arts Preview. I suspect it won’t be difficult to see why. I definitely suggest taking the opportunity to see all of these artists exhibiting together.
Tampa Museum of Art – Art After Dark
Fri 10/19 8pm-11pm $10
The TMoA’s quarterly art party, Art After Dark, is once again upon is. This quarter’s installment features FIVE by FIVE, a benefit for the Arts Council of Hillsborough. Over 600(?!) pieces of 5 x 5 inch art will be for sale at the cost of $25. There is a bit of a catch, though: the artist’s name is only provided upon purchase. Further, the “partial” list published on the event’s website contains over 340 artists (again, ?!). Though it may be difficult sans names, look out for work from Neverne Covington, Vince Kral, Rebecca Sexton Larson, Kim Radatz, and Josette Urso. This is one of those collecting opportunities that shouldn’t be missed: the art is wildly affordable and it benefits art grants. It would be morally wrong to miss it. Fair warning: I’m gunning for that Josette Urso. If you’ve got your eye on her work I advise you get there early and be prepared to be challenged to the circle of death.
Start up the Segway and double knot your shoes – there’s a lot of art to check out this weekend on both sides of the Bay. Here’s your guide to Friday, 1/13.
C. Emerson Fine Arts – Have Your Cake and Eat it Too…Remix Edition Fri. 1/13 6pm-9pm
Disclosure (and/or self-aggrandizement): I’ll be showing a piece in this exhibition.
January is proving to be a busy month for CEFA. This Friday they’ll be hosting the opening reception for Have Your Cake and Eat it Too…Remix Edition celebrating, the galleries 6th anniversary. The exhibit highlights the gallery’s reputation for experimentation, unconventionality, and play. There will be quality work from some CEFA regulars like Kim Anderson, Daniel Mrgan, Jason Snyder and your faithful blogger as well as artists Caui Andeson, Gil Demeza, Neverne Covington, Lew Harris, Regina Jestrow, and June Kim. I was able to sneak a glance of June Kim’s work while setting up my piece – her series of photographs I Wolf is touching and powerful. I’m also particularly excited to see the textile work of Regina Jestrow. She produces the type of amazing crafty art one would expect to find down the street at the Craftsmen Gallery but fits in well with this exhibition. Florida State University’s Working Method Collective will be performing Friday as well. Little specifically has been said about the performance art of Working Method Collective but it sounds like it’ll be particularly interactive with the audience. The exhibition runs January 13th through February 25th.
USFCAM – Mark Dion: Trouble Shooting Fri 1/13 7pm-9pm
I know what you’re wondering, and the answer is ‘yes’. In case you didn’t know, you were asking “Is that the same Mark Dion from the PBS series, Art21?” Again, the answer is yes. Mark Dion, known for building incredibly detailed politically conscious installations, will be exhibiting work that address particularly Floridian concerns. USFCAM has done an impressive job bringing an important contemporary artist and ultra-relevant issues to the Bay area. With that in mind I’m going to shoot straight with you here: If I don’t see you in St. Pete Friday, I’m going to assume you’re at USFCAM, because you are abundantly awesome and an exemplary arts citizen.