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What's happening in Tampa Bay art: New work at Tempus Projects, Creatives Exchange returns to HCC

“Drifter” by Walter Matthews is part of his “Gaming the Tilt” exhibit, opening Saturday at Tampa’s Tempus Projects. [Walter Matthews]
Published Jun. 26


Women's art collective Creatives Exchange returns to Gallery 114 at Hillsborough Community College's Ybor City campus. Members of the collective are well-known local artists, including Candace Knapp, Kim Radatz, Kimberli Cummings and Suzanne Williamson, whose work, Sunshift, is pictured. Their bodies of work are across the board, including painting, sculpture, photography and even dance. Because each artist's vision is so unique, they've resisted attaching themes to their exhibitions. Until now. "Fractured/Spaces" encompasses several concepts, including the passage of time, family and relationships and the shifting of private and public personas. Working with a theme encouraged the artists to push themselves in their creative processes. Check it out at the opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a dance performance at 6:15. Free. Remains on display through July 31. 2112 N 15th St. (727) 253-7674.


There is a common thread to the exhibitions at Tempus Projects: They're always visually striking and highly conceptual. That counts for the solo exhibition of Walter Matthews' paintings, "Gaming the Tilt." Matthews employs a variety of techniques, including pouring paint, airbrush, staining and sometimes painting on the unprimed back of the canvas. He's exploring how textual and visual language can fail, leaving traces of his reversals and indecisions as a way to create new languages with multiple subjectivities. Free. Remains on display through Aug. 2. 7 p.m. Saturday. 4636 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (813) 340-9056.

LAST CHANCE: Freshly Squeezed

The "Freshly Squeezed" exhibition of emerging artists in Florida at the Morean Arts Center closes on Friday, but if you can spare an hour to see it, do it. Like the title implies, the work is fresh, not just in a slang kind of way. These artists are showing new perspectives and methods. Anh Pham, whose work is pictured, challenges the superficial behaviors of today's selfie-obsessed youth in poppy, colorful compositions that are actually quite dark. J. Leigh Garcia explores Latinx immigration with heartbreaking prints depicting separation and truck rides that often result in death. Tenee Hart makes voluminous fiber sculpture installations with commentary on feminism and notions of beauty. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday. 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-7872.


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