Bleu Acier is pleased to present First There is a Mountain, an exhibition of recent paintings, prints, and videos by University of Tampa professor Gregg Perkins. The starting point for this exhibition is a photograph of Mont Blanc by the Swiss aerial explorer Walter Mittelholzer. Perkins has played upon and created multiple narratives inspired by Mittelholzer's journeys and his desire to map the world through exploration.
Gregg Perkins: First There is a Mountain
November 21-December 21
Opening: Thursday November 21st 6:30 -9 PM
in presence of the artist
Gallery talk @ 7:00 by Petra Kempf, a New York based Architect
and Urban Designer.
Thursday December 5th: Gallery Talk @ 6:30 by Alison Powell, Curator of books at Oxford Exchange in Tampa, Florida; reception to follow
Thursday December 12th: Gallery Talk @ 6:30 by Donald Morrill, Dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida; reception to follow
This exhibition marks a new paradigm for Bleu Acier. We will be marking our territory with a different approach to how we dialogue with our community. Bleu Acier will exhibit mid career and established artists with whom we work in print. The prints will be shown within the oeuvre of the artist. Lectures and readings will be organized in order to place and connect the work to a context, which is both contemporary and active.