Defining Beauty, a Multidisciplinary Exhibition Exploring Gender, Race, Class
Tempus Projects is proud to present Defining Beauty, a solo exhibition featuring the work of artist Sharon Norwood. Through a variety of media, Norwood explores gender, race, and class as well as formal technique and mark-making. This exhibition is scheduled to open on Saturday, June 23 in conjunction with Tempus Projects’ Join Us in June Membership Party, and run through July 21, 2018.
There will be a short informal discussion with the artist lead by Sarah Howard, Curator of Public Art and Social Practice at the Institute for Research in Art/Graphicstudio at the University of South Florida, at 7:15 pm on June 23.
Whether in drawing, painting, ceramic or other mediums, the curved and curly line is at the center of Norwood’s work. This line inhabits a dual presence: as hair, her hair, and gestural mark making. As representations of hair, the lines serve as a medium to create dialogues on issues of race and the black body. At other times, the lines shift from representational to abstract lines as investigations of formal technique, gesture and drawing. Additionally, Norwood often incorporates found decorative tableware, prints and other historical objects that introduce themes of gender, class, and colonialism.
Sharon Norwood is an artist of Jamaican heritage and her work spans several media including painting and ceramic. She recently received her MFA in studio art from Florida State University and she also holds a BFA in Painting from the University of South Florida. Norwood’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Florida, Georgia, Baltimore, Kansas City, New York, Canada, South Korea, Jamaica and Germany. She is the recipient of numerous honors including the Jim Boone Endowed Scholarship from Florida State University, the 2016 Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the art’s emerging artist recognition, and the 2016 Creative Loafing Tampa Bay- Best of the Bay Emerging Artist honor.
WHAT: Opening reception for Defining Beauty, recent works by Sharon Norwood
WHEN: Saturday, June 23, 2018 7-9 pm
WHERE: Tempus Projects, 4636 N Florida Ave, Tampa FL 33603
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1036772716485982/
About Tempus Projects
Established in 2009, Tempus Projects is dedicated to nurturing established and emerging local, national, and international artists through exhibitions and events. The non-profit organization promotes artists working in all media, and originates, organizes, and hosts exhibitions that engage the Tampa Bay community through visual arts. Tempus has presented numerous exhibitions and arts-related programs featuring the work of dynamic artists and collaborators. Located on Florida Avenue in South Seminole Heights, Tempus Projects has contributed greatly to the district’s emergency as a creative local destination. In acknowledgement of these contributions, Tampa’s Creative Loafing awarded the gallery “Best Alternative Art Space” four years in a row. Tempus Projects has worked in collaboration with Experimental Skeleton, Bleu Acier, Silver Meteor Gallery, Bluebird Books, the Tampa Downtown Partnership, and Creative Loafing.
Tempus Projects programming is made possible with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, the Gobioff Foundation, the Knox Family Foundation and the Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
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