2nd Annual Juried Show: People’s Choice Edition














Our 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition: People’s Choice Edition is finally up! We invite you to come and check out the artwork and to vote for your favorite piece!

Votes will be recorded and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Director’s Choice prizes will be awarded during the closing reception of the show, which will take place on Thursday, December 3rd from 7-9 PM.

First place will win $100 credit for AOE
Second place will win $80 credit for AOE
Third place will win $60 credit for AOE
Director’s Choice will win $50 credit for AOE

If you have any questions or comments please email us at sa-centregallery@usf.edu or call us at 813-974-5464. Our regular hours are Monday – Friday from 11 AM – 5 PM.


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you are almost perfect














Tampa, FL – You are almost perfect is a solo exhibition of Christopher Christian’s abstract oil paintings depicting imagined internal conflicts, held in the Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida. These large, colorful compositions feature contrasting elements and styles, with a focus on the linear and graphic.
The paintings presented are part of Christian’s latest body of work; completed within the last year. This new series features a merging of past surreal techniques with cartoon-like renderings depicting paranoid delusions and repeating graphic patterns. Colorful depictions and aesthetics disguise the chaotic and misanthropic scenes displayed in large scale.
Christian’s studio practice consists of several processes and techniques used to create random backgrounds and imagery. Components are synthesized into complementing forms with the graphic linear qualities referencing pop culture as well as graffiti. Part of his analogue relies on his amplification of misleading and ambiguous information, producing a tactile experience. Rich and varied colors in smeared textures provide the backdrops for the linear and narrative elements.
Christian’s abstract compositions feature an implied visual stupidity, breaking content into barely digestible thoughts. When constructed, these fragments gain new purpose, with placement and repetition affirming the decision through intention. The ultimate goal being to not simply translate reality into something more internalized, but instead to craft a personal visual language that avoids openly referencing the outside world while acting as a vehicle to document his own subconscious and internal experiences.
DessART, the opening reception for You are almost perfect, is held on Nov. 2nd from 12-1 p.m. and the closing reception for this exhibit is Friday, Nov. 13th, from 7-9 p.m., in the gallery. The Centre Gallery is located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  For more information, please contact the Center Gallery at 813.974.5464


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Honors Bulls Abroad: International Photo Exhibition

















The Honors Bulls Abroad: International Photography Exhibition is a group exhibition featuring the work of Honors College students at the University of South Florida. The exhibition is curated by Indira Ranaweera, a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipient, as part of a follow-on service project for the Gilman scholarship. The exhibition aims to encourage international travel through study abroad, volunteer trips, and internships.


The content of the work exhibited in the show will consist of two-dimensional photographs of people, landscapes, and scenery that have inspired students during their international experiences. In addition to the photographs, there will be supplemental information about international opportunities, scholarships, and other resources that are available for students. The goal of the exhibition is to demonstrate to viewers the importance of international experiences for cultivating global awareness and gaining a broader perspective of the human experience.


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Untitled (abstraction) : A group exhibition of mixed medias.


Untitled (abstraction)


This exhibition has been organized and curated by artist and current MFA in Studio Art candidate Craig Hanson.  Untitled (abstraction) features a selection of artist’s from the University of South Florida Studio Art MFA program whose work utilizes an abstract visual language to discuss the ideas in their work. Each artist’s work discusses a different idea toward individual concerns in contemporary art through the use of specific materials and distinct processes but employs visually similar techniques.  Works by artists, Jennifer Miller, Victoria Trespando, Elizabeth Schnider, Walter Mathews, and Matthew Drennen Wicks will be on display.  This is an opportunity for visitors to experience a top flight of USF’s artists, who have been creating the most visually compelling work. The exhibition will display both wall-mounted two-dimensional and three-dimensional work as well as sculptures in the round.



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“To See the Unseen” by Sasha Adorno 9/21 – 10/02


 To See the Unseen


Works by Sasha Adorno, one of USF’s Masters of Fine Arts 3rd year Graduate students.


The work focuses on the relationship between microscopic and macroscopic views and how Adorno has implemented them in conveying narratives of death, creation and the spaces beyond them; the space that is unseen.


Much of the material that is used in biomorphic in nature or chosen because of the possibility to make it so. Translucency and fragility are also important in conveying the aesthetic of impermanence. This is achieved with materials such as wax, soap, monofilament, string, plastic, transparent papers.


Adorno anticipates that viewers will see the beauty and mystery of things less observed and minuscule in the microscopic systems that interconnect all living organisms.


It is always interesting to interact with other individuals apart from those within your own field of practice. The artist is interested in hearing the scope of understanding and recognition within the community and possibly beyond.


There are many areas of craft that Sasha Adorno has a great interests in. Being able to pursue projects that encourage interdisciplinary interactions and dialogue is very interesting to her (i.e. performance, theatre, sciences); finding new avenues in which to convey and share my ideas of connectivity and universality both big and small.

DessART, Centre Gallery’s opening reception for this exhibit, will be held on September 21st from 12 – 1 p.m. and the closing reception will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd. The Centre Gallery is located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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