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>>
As a traditional part of its spring calendar, USFCAM opened its doors to the 2015 MFA student exhibition Sun Kissed, featuring nine artists showcasing their final work as graduate students with the USF College of The Arts studio art program. Some students were inspired by everyday absurdities and obsessions, while others focused on exploring the ambiguities of behavior, feelings, and the notion of transcending time and space. more>>
Sun Kissed features the work of nine graduating MFA students from the USF School of Art and Art History. Each MFA student is represented below by their artist statement, selected images of their thesis work and its installation at CAM, an essay written by a Master of Arts student in Art History, and a checklist of all works in the exhibition. more>>
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>>
Graphicstudio is excited to announce two new editions with Allan McCollum. Lands of Shadow and Substance is a series of twenty-seven archival pigment prints based on scenes that included landscape paintings in the television series The Twilight Zone. Placeholders is a collaboration between Allan McCollum and Pablo Helguera. The thirteen images in this series are re-creations of framed artworks featured in Helguera’s Artoons, cartoons about the art world. more>>
Sedimentaciones, the Oscar Muñoz video installation currently on view at USFCAM has received some favorable reviews. Danny Olda reviewed the installation for Daily Serving, an international online publication for contemporary art. Locally, Tampa Style Magazine has also featured Sedimentaciones.
Congratulations to Keith Sonnier on his receipt of the Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement by the College Art Association. The past two recipients of the Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement were Yvonne Rainer and Ellsworth Kelly, and other past recipients have included Wayne Thiebaud, John Baldessari, Peter Voulkos, Willem de Kooning, and Graphicstudio artists Louise Bourgeois and Miriam Schapiro. The Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement was first awarded in 1988 to Joan Mitchell, and since then annually celebrates the career of nationally and internationally influential contemporary artists.
For about a month, during late spring and again in early fall, lovebugs swarm across the Gulf States. Their conjoined bodies make for an unusual display as they copulate while floating a few feet above the ground, and a nuisance for people that must clean the splattered bodies off their car. This semi-annual event caught the attention and imagination of Vik Muniz while in residency at Graphicstudio. Muniz was fascinated by the blatant sexuality of the lovebug swarms, so much so that he developed an idea for a new series of prints involving them.
Christian Marclay has been involved in sound and art exploration through the use of turntables since 1979. First using skipping records as rhythm tracks for The Bachelors, Even, his duo with guitarist Kurt Henry, sound has figured into Marclay’s art (or art has figured into Marclay’s sound) since his days as a student at the Massachusetts College of Art.
Artist Robyn O’Neil talks figure and ground in her landscape art with The Art Assignment. Robyn was featured in this special PBS program, co-hosted by Sarah Urist Green and John Green. Watch the full program to find out more about how she first got started and how she uses figure and ground in her art.
The USF Art in Health program, a collaborative project that unites the museum and USF Health, was featured in a recent article in 83Degrees. The program, modeled after similar initiatives at Harvard University and University of Miami, was founded in 2012 and since hosted 86 students from disciplines including medicine, public health, pharmacy, physical therapy, social work and speech-language pathology.
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