Untitled (abstraction) : A group exhibition of mixed medias.


Untitled (abstraction)


This exhibition has been organized and curated by artist and current MFA in Studio Art candidate Craig Hanson.  Untitled (abstraction) features a selection of artist’s from the University of South Florida Studio Art MFA program whose work utilizes an abstract visual language to discuss the ideas in their work. Each artist’s work discusses a different idea toward individual concerns in contemporary art through the use of specific materials and distinct processes but employs visually similar techniques.  Works by artists, Jennifer Miller, Victoria Trespando, Elizabeth Schnider, Walter Mathews, and Matthew Drennen Wicks will be on display.  This is an opportunity for visitors to experience a top flight of USF’s artists, who have been creating the most visually compelling work. The exhibition will display both wall-mounted two-dimensional and three-dimensional work as well as sculptures in the round.



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“To See the Unseen” by Sasha Adorno 9/21 – 10/02


 To See the Unseen


Works by Sasha Adorno, one of USF’s Masters of Fine Arts 3rd year Graduate students.


The work focuses on the relationship between microscopic and macroscopic views and how Adorno has implemented them in conveying narratives of death, creation and the spaces beyond them; the space that is unseen.


Much of the material that is used in biomorphic in nature or chosen because of the possibility to make it so. Translucency and fragility are also important in conveying the aesthetic of impermanence. This is achieved with materials such as wax, soap, monofilament, string, plastic, transparent papers.


Adorno anticipates that viewers will see the beauty and mystery of things less observed and minuscule in the microscopic systems that interconnect all living organisms.


It is always interesting to interact with other individuals apart from those within your own field of practice. The artist is interested in hearing the scope of understanding and recognition within the community and possibly beyond.


There are many areas of craft that Sasha Adorno has a great interests in. Being able to pursue projects that encourage interdisciplinary interactions and dialogue is very interesting to her (i.e. performance, theatre, sciences); finding new avenues in which to convey and share my ideas of connectivity and universality both big and small.

DessART, Centre Gallery’s opening reception for this exhibit, will be held on September 21st from 12 – 1 p.m. and the closing reception will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd. The Centre Gallery is located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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“Deep Space” by Craig Hanson 8/9-8/18

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HELD TOGETHER by Jennifer Miller



Held Together is a solo exhibition featuring the work of Jennifer Miller at the Centre Gallery. The artist is currently a third year Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of South Florida Studio Arts Program.

            Jennifer Miller has been both nationally and internationally recognized for her exploration of ceramics and mixed media sculpture. Her work includes abstract sculpture that explores materiality and aesthetics. Her combination of traditional and nontraditional ceramic techniques with mixed media allows her to deconstruct the materials creating a tension between concept and process.

            Students and other members of the community have the opportunity to experience objects that questions the viewer’s perception of material. Tactics are employed to obscure the identity of the objects and materials that are included in the accumulative abstract compositions. Form, surface and color create a dialogue about the formal elements of sculpture and relationships to contemporary materials. The physical structures are tenuously held together until they are solidified in resin, capturing the fragility and vulnerability of the form. The viewer’s expectations of line and pattern are subverted by the imperfections of their application. The use of clay creates a connection to craft, to a superiority of and connection to the hand that contradicts the commercial and manufactured qualities of the materials. This subversion of uniformity and precision is a conversation that goes beyond the context of clay and speaks to the roles of commodities and objects.

           The closing reception will be held from 7 ­-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept 4th. The Centre Gallery is located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information or to request accommodations for disability, please contact the Centre Gallery at 813-­974­-5464.

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‘Engineering, Seen’ by Michael E. Celestin July 13th – 23rd 2015

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