‘At Hand’, An Exhibition Celebrating The Poetry of The Hand-Made, at UT Scarfone/Hartley Gallery: Sept. 21-Oct. 19, 2018

Hello and welcome!

I thought this week I would share images from ‘At Hand’ a 2018 show curated by Ry McCullough, Assistant Professor of Art and Design at University of Tampa’s Scarfone Gallery. It was a beautiful group show that I was honored to be a part of with Damien Hoar De Galvan and Ryan Sarah Murphy. Ry also made these beautiful handmade zines for the show catalog with hand made covers: AtHand Zine

Left: What Remains, 2018, canvas, dye, ink, acrylic, salt, shredded documents, thread, grommets, rice paper, staples, 10 x 26 x 4 feet

Small painted constructions made of porcelain, linen and oil.

Installation view.

Hairy Grid, 2016, junk mail advertisements, paint, wood, porcelain, wire, steel, 24k gold leaf, sewing pins, ink and paper, 37 x 35 x 12 inches

All photography by:
Jaime Johnson


On Sept. 21, The University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will open a new exhibition, At Hand, exploring the intersection of color, materiality and the blurred lines between image and object. The exhibition runs from Sept. 21–Oct. 19, with an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 21, from 7–9 p.m.

Curated by Ry McCullough, Assistant Professor of Art and Design, At Hand brings together works by three nationally recognized contemporary artists — Damien Hoar De Galvan, Cynthia Mason and Ryan Sarah Murphy — developing a conversation between artists to explore this nexus in contemporary art. Each artist brings a unique aesthetic vocabulary that elevates humble materials by celebrating the poetry of the hand-made through their exceptional sculptural works.

Hoar De Galvan, from Boston, recently showcased at the VOLTA NY 2018, a division of the Armory Arts Week in New York City. Mason, a local artist from St. Petersburg, FL, was recently seen in the renowned Skyway exhibition at area museums. Murphy, from Brooklyn, NY, participated in the Art on Paper Fair 2018, another part of the Armory Arts Week program.

The gallery is located on campus in the R.K. Bailey Art Studios at 310 North Blvd. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Tuesday–Friday, and 1–4 p.m. Saturday. There is no charge for admission.

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