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TV shows are interpreted in ‘Please Stand By’ at Mize

Plus, a quartet of new openings and an artist’s talk with contemporary Chinese artist Sun Xun.
Janna Doughty's "Friends" is included in "Please Stand By," which will open on Jan. 10 at Mize Gallery in St. Petersburg. [Courtesy of Chad Mize]
Janna Doughty's "Friends" is included in "Please Stand By," which will open on Jan. 10 at Mize Gallery in St. Petersburg. [Courtesy of Chad Mize]
Published Jan. 8


Chad Mize is good for throwing themed group shows. He’s done movies and hip-hop-ice cream mashups a couple of times. But since we’re in the golden age of television, artists will be interpreting TV shows in “Please Stand By.” We can see Janna Doughty’s take on Friends, pictured. But what will Mega Supremo do with Seinfeld? Adam T with The Monkees? Robin Bloom with Glow? Find out at Friday’s opening reception. On view through January. Free. 6-10 p.m. Mize Gallery, 689 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg.


It is St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday Art Walk, a popular time for new exhibitions to open. Between the Morean Arts Center and the Morean Center for Clay, there are four openings on Saturday.

At the Morean Arts Center, a series of exhibitions focusing on identity and the resiliency of the human spirit opens. Free. 5-9 p.m. 719 Central Ave.

“Kirk Ke Wang: Landscape of Human Skins”: The local Chinese-American artist’s latest series of mixed media paintings and installations includes immigrants’ donated personal effects. Through Feb. 28.

“Perri Neri: Past Tense; Present”: Neri’s large-scale figurative paintings combine art history with personal motifs, exploring “what it means to exist without progress.” Through Feb. 28.

“I Am”: This group exhibition of international photographers focuses on individuals who transcend boundaries as a way to reveal the fallacies of stereotypes or prejudgment. Through Feb. 28.

“LACK: Artists in Residence at the Morean Center for Clay”: Six artists created a piece to fit on an Ikea “Lack” shelf. Through Feb. 28. Free. 5-9 p.m. 420 22nd St. S.

Kirk Ke Wang's exhibitions, opening on Jan. 11 at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, will include "Red Alarm Bells." [Courtesy of the Morean Arts Center]


Contemporary Chinese artist Sun Xun’s incredible 3-D animated film Time Spy is on view at the Ringling Museum of Art, and he’ll be on site to give an artist talk about his innovative techniques. Sun and his team created the animation cells by carving images into plywood and linoleum blocks, then applied ink in the traditional printmaking manner. Instead of printing them on paper they digitally scanned them to create the film. Those “woodcut paintings” are also on display. He also combines ink painting and charcoal drawing, juxtaposing digital and analog technologies. The film explores global history, environmental issues, surveillance and power. On view through Feb. 16. $10, $5 members and students, in addition to admission. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Education Center building, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. (941) 359-5700.

Sun Xun's "Time Spy" is featured at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota through Feb. 16. [Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York]


  1. Meaghan Farrell Scalise's "Head First II" was chosen as the featured image for the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, which will return to Tampa this weekend. [Courtesy of Gasparilla Festival of the Arts]
  2. Chad Mize creates doodle art on a car at the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Tampa in 2019. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  3. Graciela Iturbide's 1986 photograph, "Fiesta de las Velas, Juchitan,Oaxaca," is on display in the Tampa Museum of Art's "Modern Women: Modern Vision" exhibition, opening Feb. 20, 2020. [Courtesy of the Tampa Museum of Art]
  4. Linda Jablonski, 61, of South Pasadena, visits the "Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank" exhibit at the Florida Holocaust Museum and tries out the virtual reality experience of Anne Frank's "Secret Annex." [CORTNEY LESOVOY  |  Special to the Times]
  5. "Black Figure Skyphos (Drinking Cup)," part of the Tampa Museum of Art's permanent collection, is on display in the exhibition "The Making of a Museum: 100 Years, 100 Works." [Courtesy of the Tampa Museum of Art.]
  6. Kirk Ke Wang's exhibition, "Landscape of Human Skins," is on display at the Morean Arts Center through Feb. 29. [Courtesy of Kirk Ke Wang]
  7. Local Tampa artist, Nathan Mitchell, plays the piano in his home studio in Brandon. Mitchell is among five artists nominated for "Outstanding Jazz Album" for the 51st NAACP Image Awards that will air live on Feb. 22 on BET. [MONIQUE WELCH  |  MONIQUE WELCH | Times]
  8. "Birds of Prey" stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. [Claudette Barius/DC Comics]
  9. A piece of glass art from Petr Hora, whose last show on American soil happens at the Hampson Gallery in St. Petersburg on Feb. 8. [Courtesy of Hampson Gallery]
  10. Changing Woman, a copper plate etching and copper plate by the late artist Helen Hardin, is part of the Spirit Lines exhibition at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, St. Petersburg, Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The exhibition runs through March 1, 2020. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  11. "Crescent Lake Sunrise" by Robert Herbenick, one of the artists who'll participate in the 2Cool Art Show at the Gulfport Casino on Feb. 1 and 2. [Courtesy of PAVA]
  12. Pablo Picasso's scene design for Pulcinella is part of the "Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney" exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, which will open on Jan. 25. [Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg]