“I STEP BACK TO KNOW YOU” by Mathew Hotaling and Robert Dallas June 15th – 25th

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Tampa, Fla. (June 2015)
The Centre Gallery is proud to present “I step back to know you,” an exhibition featuring the ongoing collaborative project of Matthew Hotaling and Robert Dallas. We chose the title “I step back to know you” for its relation to our distinct collaborative process. Each artist works separately, consuming the work of the other to create a new image in a long sequence with no possible end.

This work speaks to the material notion of photography through the process of image generating. Each image renews the other, the photograph becomes a material for the next image. This series of images speak to the identity of the “mark”, virtual gestures and the body’s curation of the photograph. The project focuses on managing the illusion between reality and its own representation.

Matthew Hotaling is a recent MFA graduate and Robert Dallas is a 2nd year MFA candidate from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts. Matthew Hotaling lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Robert Dallas lives and works in the New York City area. Robert Dallas has shown previously at the Centre Gallery (A Requiem, June 2013) and multiple group shows. Matthew has shown at Rutgers University, Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn NY, Columbia University and this will be his first showing at the gallery.


DessART, Centre Gallery’s opening reception for this exhibit, will be held on June 15th from 12 – 1 p.m. accompanied with free dessert.

The reception for “I step back to know you” will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 25th, in the Centre 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., and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


For more information contact:

Tina Piracci, Art Director tpiracci@mail.usf.edu
(813) 974-5464


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