An Experiment in Art and Education
As the Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF exhibition opening draws near, we’ve been fielding questions about who we are and what we do. We are delighted to have the opportunity to answer those questions and engage with our community. Here is an article from ArtatBay from writer Victoria Casal-Data that offers an overview of the studio and our collaborations with artists in the US and around the world.
“…Graphicstudio, located in a compact space adjacent to Magnolia resident hall and a student parking lot, is nothing fancy; however, it is the ultimate hidden gem for artists and art lovers at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and beyond. The walls are filled with limited-edition prints, the surrounding work tables are covered in tins of chemicals unknown, and the action-packed studios are reminiscent of those iconic Hans Namuth portraits of Jackson Pollock at work in his studio. It is definitely an artist’s paradise. It is no wonder Swiss-American artist and composer Christian Marclay once called Graphicstudio his “studio away from home”…
Graphicstudio’s work ethic and willingness to experiment is what makes the atelier appealing to many artists, including those of critical acclaim, that have been selected to participate in the program at Graphicstudio thus far. The artist-in-residence program allows for the handpicked artists to be matched with talented faculty and staff that might be able to highlight and address the artist’s aesthetic, background, and interests. The collaborations might take days, weeks or months, it might work or it might not go as expected—but either way, there’s always a takeaway.
…Ultimately, no matter what nationality lies be- hind a piece of artwork, as a museum, research facility and cultural consciousness enabler, Graphicstudio in- tends to bring the best and most diverse relevant art- work that responds to contemporary society, its needs and its interests.” Read complete article in ArtatBay Magazine >> (pdf download)
Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF
Tampa Museum of Art
VIP Opening: Friday, January 31, 2014
On View: Saturday, February 1 – May 18, 2014
Don’t forget to order your copy of “Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF.” The catalog was authored by Jade Dellinger who is an independent curator. Dellinger has organized major solo museum shows for such artists as Allan McCollum, Ann Hamilton & Andrew Deutsch, Atelier Van Lieshout, Carlos Amorales, Janaina Tschäpe, Keith Haring, and The Art Guys.