Summer time is hot, so step inside to cool off at local museums on either side of the Bay.

The Tampa Museum of Art presents Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection on view through October 6, 2019, while the Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete showcases works of paper at Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami on view through September 29, 2019. 

Sandy Skoglund, "Germs are Everywhere"
Sandy Skoglund (American, b. 1946), “Germs are Everywhere,” 1984. Dye Destruction/Cibachrome.
37 x 44 ½ inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Bequest of Edward W. Lowman by Exchange, 1989.021. © 1984  Sandy Skoglund

Tampa Museum of Art

The photography exhibition includes 50 photographs from the mid 1960s – the early 2000s,  from the museums own permanent collection. The exhibition looks at how artists have used distinct darkroom effects and studio practices to create new narratives in photography. Artists such as James Casebere, Robert Cumming, Stephen Frailey, Sandy Skoglund, and William Wegman create  constructed environments, often blurring the boundaries of truth and fiction in their images. Photographers Blythe Bohnen, Duane Michals, Arnulf Rainer, Lucas Samaras, and Cindy Sherman, examine the transformation of one’s self as a means to explore identity, gender, and place. 

William Wegman, "Waiting for Dinner" 1988
William Wegman (American, b. 1943), “Waiting for Dinner,” 1988. Dye Diffusion – Polaroid Polacolor II. 34 x 27 ½ inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Bequest of Edward W. Lowman by Exchange, 1989.040. © William Wegman 2019

Many of the photographs featured in Tableau and Transformation have not been on view for 25 years

said Joanna Robotham, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. “I am pleased to include a selection of works from Trenam Law’s holdings and to highlight the shared history of our two photography collections.” The exhibition is sponsored in part by the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation and Trenam Law.


Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection
June 20 through October 6, 2019
Tampa Museum of Art

Visit www.tampamuseum.org for museum hours and information.


 

 

Greene Recycling Destructors VII
Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine, “Greene Recycling Destructors VIII,” 2013

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Develop a new appreciation for works with paper at the exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, at the Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg. Traditionally thought of as children’s art projects, the amazing origami works, of the nine talented artists on display, will have you rethinking that. The 20 works use light, shadow, nature and even math and science, to elevate contemporary origami. The large scale installations and suspended pieces are pushing the medium of paper and paper folding.

Together
Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine, “Together” 2012

 

 Paper is a fascinating medium and we’re excited to present these brilliant contemporary works of art, in such an immersive way, that reflect how origami has evolved as an art form

—Executive Director Kristen A. Shepard

 

There is also an interactive paper-folding area where museum guests can create paper cranes and other origami designs. Above the Fold is curated by Meher McArthur and the tour is organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

 


Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami
Through September 29, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

For more information, call 727.896.2667 or visit www.mfastpete.org.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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