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A Family Affair (photo KAlup Linzy by WIll Lytch)
Aya Tarek Artist's Talk. photo: Robert Winter
Through A Lens Darkly film screening: poster photo by Lyle Ashton Harris (in collaboration with Thomas Allen Harris)

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Deborah Willis andHank Willis Thomas Sometimes I See Myself In You, 2008digital c-print25-1/4 x 54-1/4 in.Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New YorkDeborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas: Two Generations of Photographers

USFCAM features works by prominent artists and mother-son duo Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas in its fall exhibition, A Family Affair.
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Kalup Linzy as Taiwan, 2015. Image by Will Lytch.The Many Characters of Kalup Linzy

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.”
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Corine Vermeulen, Villasenor family and their ‘82 Cadillac Coupe De Ville, 2008, from the series Your Town Tomorrow, Detroit (2007- 2012)Photographer Corine Vermeulen Focuses on Community Stories In Detroit and Tampa

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.
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LaToya Ruby Frazier. Momme, 2008. gelatin silver print. 20 x 24 inches.
Courtesy of the artist and Michel Rein, Paris/Brussels.LaToya Ruby Frazier Turns Her Lens on Family and Inequality in Industrial America

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.
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Larry Bell, Untitled #1, 1974 
Five-color screenprint with flocking
84" x 42"
 Edition: 60; XXFlocked Pink Ladies: An Anomaly

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.
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Brush Marsh’s Rapids II (1978)CAM Intern Perspective: Bruce Marsh, Rapids II

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.
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James Rosenquist’s Mirage Morning (1975)CAM Intern Perspective: Rosenquist and Rauschenberg

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).
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Miriam Schapiro (right), assisted by Liz Jordan, applies collage elements to Children of Paradise, 1984Miriam Schapiro at Graphicstudio

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.
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Mark Dion at GraphicstudioMark Dion and Graphicstudio

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>>


We Done All We Could And None Of It’s Good, 2010
Part of a suite of three aquatint etchings
5″ x 5″
Edition: 20Trenton Doyle Hancock Up Close

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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Sept. 17
ART Thursday: Through A Lens Darkly Film Screening

Sept. 27
Aya Tarek Artist's Talk


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