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.
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 LocationThe Cube at Rivergate Plaza
400 N. Ashley Drive
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
BEING A MANIFESTO IN THE SUPERFICIAL FORM OF A PRESS RELEASE AND AN ART SHOWSO 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.