The 37th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition was held at the HCC Ybor Gallery, closing on May 4th. The Gallery is coordinated by Carolyn Kossar, and you can check to see what's on exhibit here: [Link].
|Peter Spoto, "La Femme Urbaine"|
On the left, Peter Spoto's "La Femme Urbaine" is a digital photograph of a young woman's face with graffiti over it. The effect is greater than the sum of its parts. The woman's direct, unflinching look combined with the street art go beyond a mere portrait into something tribal-looking and symbolic of what it means to be young and urban today.
|Austin England, "Within Dreams" left section|
Austin England's "Within Dreams" is a mixed media work that is daring in the way it uses a corner space, mixture of control and flow, and its coherent mythology.
|"Within Dreams", 2nd view, middle section.|
|"Within Dreams", right section.|
|Cor Fehringer "Wolves, Bears, Cubs, Otters. Oh My!"|
Cor Fehringer's human figures wearing animal masks, complete with what appear to be some X-ray painting of inner structures harken back to cave paintings recontextualized into present-day identity/persona issues.
|Susan O'Hara, "Emerging".|
On the left is Susan O'Hara's "Emerging", a small alabaster sculpture of unusual simplicity and formal, Modernist-looking elegance. I suspect the title has something to do with the artist herself.
End, Part I: HCC Ybor.