CRE Creative Works Showcase 2016

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Tampa, FL (April 4- 15, 2016)

The Common Reading Experience (CRE) program is excited to present a unique event for students and the USF community: the CRE Creative Works Showcase.

The CRE Creative Works Showcase is an opportunity for students to work on a creative project inspired by this year’s CRE book, The Complete Persepolis. The purpose of the Showcase is to use an art form(s) to expand upon a book theme and express or communicate about it artistically in the selected verbal/nonverbal form so that others can appreciate or learn more about the theme/book.

Works of art will be accepted from individuals or groups for projects in the areas of Music, Dance, Creative Writing, Theatre, Video, and Visual Art. The show will be curated by the Centre Gallery Staff. Prizes will be awarded for best in show. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit http://www.lib.usf.edu/common-read/.

Visitors to the Centre Gallery will be exposed to a variety of student works of art (visual, music, theatre, dance, video, creative writing) that reflect students’ point of view about an element of The Common Reading Experience book– story, mood, theme, era, character(s), etc.

The CRE Creative Works Showcase will be the culminating event of this year’s common reading program and a featured event during USF Week. The show will unite the campus community in a discussion about diverse ideas, experiences, and points of view. Attending the showcase will encourage visitors and artists alike to engage in about issues relevant in today’s global society.

For more information about the Common Reading Experience, please visit http://www.lib.usf.edu/common-read/.

Our opening reception, DessART, will be the first Monday of the show April 4th from 12-1 pm. Dessert and refreshments will be provided.
The Closing Reception will be held on Friday April 15th from 7-9 pm. Snacks, refreshments and performances will be provided. All Centre Gallery exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

 

 

Centre Gallery

University of South Florida

4202 East Fowler Avenue,

MSC 4100 Tampa, Florida 33620

Phone: (813) 974-5464

Fax: (813) 974-5466

Email: sa-centregallery@usf.edu

 

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Body Trouble

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Tampa, FL (March 21- April 1, 2016)

Centre Gallery presents ‘Body Trouble,’ a collaborative exhibition between artists Ben Galaday and Brandon Geurts. These artists’ collective bodies of work use different methods to explore issues of the flesh. Our figures are caught in a perpetual state of transformation, taking on numerous liminal appearances. The mere act of pictorial or sculptural representation locks the figures into a stasis where miniscule changes become the defining features of their existence. In a sense, we ascribe meaning to something that may be entirely minimal. Through this process, the acts of objectification and idealization are called into question.

Their work uses the tropes and characteristics of what some might consider “low art” to further the process of transformation. From the primitive impulses of extreme metal and hardcore punk to the kitschy concepts of pulp art, we seek to repurpose these naïve concepts and harness them to create confusing contexts.

There’s a pulp to punk, and a punk to pulp.

Our opening reception, DessART, will be the first Monday of the show Mar. 21st from 12-1 pm. Dessert and refreshments will be provided.
The Closing Reception will be held on Friday April 1st from 7-9 pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

All Centre Gallery exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Centre Gallery
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue, MSC 4100
Tampa, Florida 33620

Phone: (813) 974-5464

Fax: (813) 974-5466

Email: sa-centregallery@usf.edu

 

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Hasta Cuando

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Tampa, FL (Mar. 7- 18, 2016)

Centre Gallery presents ‘Hasta Cuando?’ by Julian Pardo. This installation is a social commentary on one of South America’s largest problems, the mining industry, as well as the mining system and the exploitation of miners.  The involvement of memory, the value of nature that we seemed to have forgotten, the multinational companies who irresponsibly leave forever scars of destruction through pollution such as the poisoning of our water are areas that I am exploring.  The work consists of thirty suspended mining picks that dive into the floor, a representation of the Amazon River.

Julian Pardo is a Miami-based Colombian artist, who graduated from Broward College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University.  His work has been shown in local galleries such as the Young at Art Museum, Little Haiti Cultural Center, and Alma Gallery.  Along with exhibiting his works, Pardo has also co-curated a South Florida artist based photography group exhibition titled Freshly Squeezed at the Dina Mitrani Gallery.  He has worked under the guidance of many well-known artists Jim Goldberg from Magnum Photo, Alessandra Sanguinneti and Bruce Gilden.  Social commentaries through the use of a variety of media became a focal interest as an expressive tool for ideas and personal experiences to translate into a universal understanding.
Our opening reception, DessART, will be the first Monday of the show Mar. 7th from 12-1 pm. Dessert and refreshments will be provided.
The Closing Reception will be held on Friday Mar. 18th from 7-9 pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

All Centre Gallery exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Centre Gallery

University of South Florida

4202 East Fowler Avenue,

MSC 4100 Tampa, Florida 33620

Phone: (813) 974-5464

Fax: (813) 974-5466

Email: sa-centregallery@usf.edu

 

 

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Plantomachy

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Tampa, FL (Feb. 22- Mar. 4, 2016)

The Centre Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of nature- inspired paintings by Kate Alboreo. This will be Alboreo’s first solo show in Tampa, and the first time her current body of work, titled Plantomachy, will be on display for public viewing. Alboreo is a second-year MFA student at the University of South Florida. She spent most of her life in northeast Ohio, where she earned her BFA in painting & drawing from the University of Akron in 2010. She left Ohio in 2014 to join the MFA program, from which she expects to graduate in spring 2017. Her work is an investigation of strange and bodily plant life of Florida’s unique ecosystems. In conducting her fieldwork, Alboreo explores the wildlife areas in Hillsborough County and the surrounding area, looking for subjects whose forms are naturally bizarre and anthropomorphic. The subjects of her work are often disfigured by scar tissue, freckled with fungi and lichen, or contorted into grotesque postures. She collects specimen and records her findings by making studies from life of the subject matter and documenting it through photography. These specimen, studies, and photographs are brought back to her studio as references for larger scale paintings. Alboreo does not consider her work to be landscape in nature, but rather figurative.

Our opening reception, DessART, will be the first Monday of the show Feb. 22th from 12-1 pm. Dessert and refreshments will be provided.
The Closing Reception will be held on Friday Mar. 4th from 7-9 pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

All Centre Gallery exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Centre Gallery

University of South Florida

4202 East Fowler Avenue,

MSC 4100 Tampa, Florida 33620

Phone: (813) 974-5464

Fax: (813) 974-5466

Email: sa-centregallery@usf.edu

 

 

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Deeper Insight

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Tampa, FL (Feb. 8- 19, 2016)

Centre Gallery presents: ‘Deeper Insight,’ a group exhibition including Michael Covello, Craig Hanson and Walter Matthews curated by Nadia Ivanova. These artists have abandoned representational imagery, challenging the viewers to primarily engage with their work through the experience of color, shape and the materiality of the mediums used.  Considerable acuity is necessary when encountering these multiplex paintings.

With no narratives to support any type of interpretation to guide the viewer, they are left with only the actuality of the works themselves.  All of the artists in the show have attained lavish aesthetic qualities within their paintings, which depending on the experience of the audience they can manifest themselves thorough a range of oppositional or harmonious experiences.

These new works will form alluring environment with both subtle and vivid colors. Strokes of paint and shapes that push and pull on each other will actively take part of inserting itself as materiality.

Our opening reception, DessART, will be the first Monday of the show Feb. 8th from 12-1 pm. Dessert and refreshments will be provided.
The Closing Reception will be held on Friday Feb. 19th from 7-9 pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

All Centre Gallery exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

Centre Gallery
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue, MSC 4100
Tampa, Florida 33620

Phone: (813) 974-5464

Fax: (813) 974-5466

Email: sa-centregallery@usf.edu

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