NON PLACE: Robert Aiosa and Jay Giroux

May 13 – June 27, 2019
Gallery221@HCC | 2nd floor DLRC || Gallery3@HCC | 3rd floor DLRC

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 16, 5-8pm
Panel discussion to begin at 6:00pm

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, 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@HCC and Gallery3@HCC, Aiosa and Giroux employ sculpture, painting, and installation to explore the structure, grit, and story of urban areas overlooked.

Aiosa received his M.F.A. 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 M.F.A. from the University of Houston in 2011.

ROBERT AIOSA | @aiosa_robert_1.jpg || JAY GIROUX | @jtgiroux