Past Exhibitions at Gallery221
Fall 2019 – Summer 2020
January 21 – March 5, 2020
Kalup Linzy (b. 1977, Clermont, FL) is an internationally recognized video and performance artist whose work examines gender, sexuality, identity politics and popular culture through the tropes of daytime soap operas and reality television. Relations: Discord, Melodrama, and the Intimate in the work of Kalup Linzy surveys nearly 20 years of the artist’s episodic video works alongside related works on paper, chronicling the ties, conflicts, and drama of the extended Queen Rose family. During the opening reception, Linzy will perform in the gallery as both Kaye and Taiwan, two assumed personas from his extensive compilation of identities.
Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2003. His work can be found in the public collections at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Linzy is currently a fellow at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship and represented by David Castillo Gallery in Miami, FL.
Samir Bernardez, Bahareh Khoshooee, Laura Kim Meckling, and Sam(ira) Obeid
January 13 – February 27, 2020
Named after an excerpt from “The New Colossus”—the sonnet by Emma Lazarus enshrined inside of the base of the Statue of Liberty—Mother of Exiles at Gallery3 is a group exhibition of works that document, represent and recontextualize the difficulties and obstructions immigrants face in the current political moment. Through photography, poetry, video and installation, artists Samir Bernardez, Bahareh Khoshooee, Laura Kim Meckling, and Sam(ira) Obeid examine their own experiences navigating the United States immigration system while raising timely questions about citizenship, borders and popular perception.
Lynn Foskett, Leslie Neumann and Roberta Schofield
October 7 – December 5, 2019
This exhibition was the second showing at Gallery221 to explore the artistic careers of older artists. The three painters in this exhibition are female artists over the age of 65 who collectively have been practicing artists for more than 130 years. It is a complement to the exhibition 130 Years: John Gurbacs, Tom Kettner, and Stephen Schatz presented in Gallery221 in the fall of 2017. Guest curated by Lynn Whitelaw.
Lynn Foskett | www.lynnfoskett.com
“More often than not, I am taken aback by what I think I see or understand and the reality beneath; perception is, at best, imprecise. Whether visual or emotional, our interpretations of our world, seen and unseen, are equally deceptive. My work reflects a continuing curiosity in exploring the dichotomy between perception and reality, and the resulting ambiguities.”
Leslie Neumann | www.leslieneumann.com
“Oftentimes, I paint nature from the ‘kayak point of view,’ up close, nose to nose with the wetlands. These paintings are full of vibrant colors and lush textures. Occasionally, I paint nature from a flying bird’s point of view, when I float above it all in the clouds, but I’m still within view of the earth. Once in a while, the journey is deep into the cosmos where there’s no attachment to land, and I feel free from time and gravity.”
Roberta Schofield | www.rschofieldart.com
“My current work uses a wide range of subjects, all processed through photo-editing software to emerge with painterly and fantasy quality that reveal my vision for color, line, volume, and texture. With manipulations applied to an image until it is something new, the worlds created in the computer take on a reality of their own, both modern and timeless.”
Ashley Ortiz-Diaz and Janelle Young
September 30 – November 21, 2019
Co-curated by Amanda Poss and Phillip A. Townsend, What lies beyond at Gallery3 presents recent work by artists Ashley Ortiz-Diaz and Janelle Young. Moving deftly between physical expanses and psychological topographies of the self, the selected artworks by Ortiz-Diaz and Young question our understanding of matter, materials and what lies beyond our perception of the known world. Including drawings, photographs, prints and found objects, What lies beyond encourages viewers to consider the liminal spaces between what was and what lies ahead—the spheres of transitions, pauses and the unknown. Ortiz-Diaz (b. 1991) received her MFA from the University of Florida in 2019 and currently lives and works in Gainesville, FL. Janelle Young (b. 1983) is an artist and educator currently living in Tampa, FL who received her MFA degree from the University of Georgia in 2016.
Gabriel Ramos (b. 1987 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico) is an internationally recognized artist currently living and working in Tampa Bay, FL. In Una pausa en un apuro at Gallery221, Ramos’ wire and fabric installations, which are largely inspired by his childhood memories of Puerto Rico, explore concepts of fragility, the ephemeral quality of home, and the potentiality of line and shape. Ramos received his MFA from Cornell University in 2018.
"The line for me is the vehicle for invention. With a simple line my world is transformed. A single line can make you doubt your reality. A line can have an infinite number of configurations. Within my work gravity determines how the line is presented but the use of a material such as wire challenges it. El garabato or in English 'the doodle' portrays an automatic sense of failure. However 'the doodle' also exemplifies the potentiality of the line in humor and action."
July 22 – September 19, 2019
A Florida native who spent much of his childhood outdoors, artist Kenny Jensen (b. 1977) maintains a deep connection to the state’s unique natural environment. Jensen actively collects, categorizes, and re-contextualizes found organic objects and phenomena, which in turn serve as inspiration or raw material for sculptures, installations, paintings, photographs, and videos. His exhibition Although I am not you, I am not other than you either in Gallery3 contemplates current social issues like tribalism, xenophobia, and climate change apathy/denial by drawing comparisons between human behavior and natural processes found in insect and plant life. Jensen, who received his BFA from Carson Newman University in 2000, currently lives and works in St. Petersburg, FL.
“My newest sculptures and paintings are the result of my studio practice evolving and expanding over the past few years. Shifting away from using found specimen as the primary art making materials, I have begun to push toward more intentional manipulation and reproduction of the natural forms and patterns using more traditional sculptural materials. These new creations remain faithful to the original forms, while simultaneously exploring ecstatic new possibilities through wild exaggerations in scale, composition, and color.
Fall 2018 – Summer 2019
Robert Aiosa and Jay Giroux
May 13 – June 27, 2019
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.
Experimentation and Orthodoxy: Printmaking at the University of Tampa
March 25 – May 2, 2019
Visiting and residential artists have been making prints at the University of Tampa since 1990. From the inception of STUDIO-f, to the current Meridian Scholar Program, invited artists have worked alongside faculty members and students to create work that involves a wide range of traditional and experimental practices.
Across time, techniques and processes, this exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of UT’s print collection, which testifies to the development of different voices and languages of scholarly research in this rich artistic practice. From woodcuts to lithographs, from silkscreens to monotypes and digitally produced images, this medium is as versatile as it is challenging in its ability to foster experimentation, reflection, and mastery, as well as the creation of an ever-present tension between absolute control and sublime chance management.
Image credit: Joyce J. Scott, Obama & St. Martin, '08, 2008. Image courtesy of Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa.
Francesca Bacci (co-curator) is an inter-disciplinary curator and scholar specializing in museum and visual studies and the history of modern and contemporary art. As a Fulbright fellow, Bacci earned a Ph.D. and a Curatorial Certificate from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ, 2004). She is currently Associate Professor and Head of the B.A. in Museum Studies at the Department of Art + Design, University of Tampa, FL, where she also serves as Chair of the Exhibition Committee and Chief Curator at Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. Her scholarly contributions include the acclaimed volume “Art and the Senses” (Oxford University Press, 2011 and 2013). She is currently completing two book projects: “The Body at the Museum,” on multisensory engagement in exhibition practices, and “The Art of Misogyny,” a history of misogyny in Modern and Contemporary Art.Ry McCullough (co-curator) is an artist and educator, working in Tampa, Florida. He earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where he concentrated in the areas of printmaking and sculpture. Upon completion of his undergraduate work he served as the Director of Sculptural Studies as well as teaching printmaking at Stivers School for the Arts. McCullough received his MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. He currently is serving the Department of Art + Design as an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Tampa. McCullough has exhibited nationally, internationally and is the founder of the Standard Action Press Collaborative Zine Project.
Calyx Schenecker Art Infinitum: 19th Annual Hillsborough County High School Fine Arts Competition
April 1 – 26, 2019
Now in its 19th year, the Calyx Schenecker Art Infinitum displays winners of the Annual Hillsborough County High School Fine Arts Competition. The juried competition gives students an opportunity to be recognized for their achievements in the visual arts, with scholarships awarded to students in the categories of 2D art, 3D art, and photography. Exhibition, awards ceremony, and reception will take place in Gallery3@HCC Dale Mabry Campus. Scholarships awarded by the Calyx and Beau Memorial Fund.
January 22 – March 7, 2019
January 14 – February 28, 2019
Kingship and Celebration
Pop-up exhibition with performances by Orisirisi African Folklore
December 4 – 7, 2018
November 5 – December 12, 2018
An Art Exhibition Celebrating HCC's 50th Anniversary
October 15 – November 21, 2018
September 17 – October 25, 2018
Jezabeth Roca Gonzalez
October 8 – 11, 2018
April Hartley, Catherine Joslyn, Carolyn Kossar, Gary Schmitt, and Matthew Wicks
August 20 – October 4, 2018