Friday, December 28, 2012

This Year's End Weekend, 12/28-12/30

The Apocalypse was overrated. Could Christmas be any more commercialized? 2013 is almost here and this weekend would be thin gruel if it wasn't for museums and some continuing shows.


 Home for The Holidays, Jamex and Einar de La Torre @ Mindy Solomon Gallery (MSG) - These Mexican glass artists have been reviewed here before. Last seen at the MFA Glass show the brothers return to MSG (their conceptual "home"). Free admission. All at 124 2nd Ave NE. St Pete.

de la Torre Brothers Home for the Holidays


Invasive Species: Steven Kenny @ ARTicles - I am putting this up again because this is extraordinary work. The series on alleys in particular. Free admission. 1445 Central Ave. St Pete. Through January 2nd. I reviewed this here [Link]



Puer Aeternus @ 620 - Paintings by Adam Miguel Estevez returns to 620.. Free admission. Tues-Sat Noon-4 PM. 620 1st Ave. S St Pete.


Tampa Museum of Art - A great chance to see the Cartier-Bresson photography show which closes on Jan. 13th.. Admission $10.00 All at TMA, 120 Gasparilla Plaza. Tampa. I reviewed it here: [Link]


Amanecer en Matanzas 

Dorothea Lange and Mario Algaze at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts - Two great and indirectly related exhibits at FMoPA. My review of the Mario Algaze can be seen here [Link]
 Through Jan. 6th, at FMoPA.

Museum Location

The Cube at Rivergate Plaza
400 N. Ashley Drive
Cube 200
Tampa, Florida 33602


[straight from Venture Compound...]
Jen Sandwich – CITY OF DREAMS
Debut One-Woman Show
Opening Dec. 29th, 7pm, at The Venture Compound 2621 Fairfield Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL
SO how apropos that we now open up our home to Jen Sandwich, observer of scavenger birds, authoress of the fantasmatic meltfest zines Silent Choking Cornfield Death and Dirty, connoisseur of found letters and word magic, transformer of the cityscape, longtime Floridian gone gone to Oakland and student of our inevitable demise.  She has recently shown at 2227 Gallery in East Oakland and at Carbon Warehouse in Berkeley as part of the Special Delivery series put on by Endless Canvass.
CITY OF DREAMS the gallery show and installation will transform the ever so mundane pedestrian and petit-bourgeois interior of the Venture Compound into something otherworldly, made up of the detritus of contemporary urban (scumsucker) life, the bits and bobs and blobs transubstantiated into a tableaux morte/vivante, what others see as waste become beautiful and strange.  Jen will also be offering an array of zines and drawings reflecting a folksy somnambulism, a streets-and-gutters surreality to stand athwart the excesses of the nearby Dali and say “WELL OKAY MAYBE.” 
The December 29th opening of CITY OF DREAMS will be accompanied by music from: Ghost Hospital Haunted Echo Andrew Johnson Permanent Makeup Ironing. 

$5 Admission.

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