Opening Reception: Thursday, May 16, 5 – 8 p.m.
Panel discussion to begin at 6 p.m.
Robert Aiosa and Jay Giroux examine the parts of the urban landscape that are often most forgettable: walls displaying only the torn fragments of weathered advertising, architectural structures in transition and/or decay and concrete environments devoid of any sign of human life, save for the occasional article of litter. All of these coalesce into a visual lexicon of “non place.” In an expansive exhibition take-over of both Gallery221 and Gallery3, Aiosa and Giroux employ sculpture, painting and installation to explore the structure, grit and story of urban areas overlooked.
Aiosa received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015 and is now a Faculty Research Associate and Sculpture Fabricator at the University of South Florida’s Graphicstudio. Giroux is an artist, designer and educator who received his MFA from the University of Houston in 2011.