april 2018

tue17apr(apr 17)10:00 amfri04may(may 4)9:00 pmAs Far As I Know... Art Design BFA in Art Exhibition(april 17) 10:00 am - (may 4) 9:00 pm Scarfone/Hartley Gallery - Bailey Art Studios- University of Tampa, 310 N. Boulevard Tampa, FL 33606


Event Details

University of Tampa’s Department of Art and Design and Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will be presenting an exhibition showcasing over 75 works by five graduating BFA in Art artists. Ranging from photo-realistic oil paintings, to wall installations, from photographs to video-performance, each artist offers a personal viewpoint on specific aspects of today’s reality. Featuring works by graduating artists Alex Martin, Elise Gutekunst, Symone Hall, Sierra Kroeter, John Guarneri and curated by Dr. Francesca Bacci Associate Professor of Art, Department of Art Design.  The exhibition runs from April 17th – May 4th and ends with a closing reception to celebrate the graduates on May 4th from 7-9pm.


The title As Far As I Know… is purposefully left open, to allow each artist to complete it through their unique perspectives, inviting the visitors to ponder how:

  • …beauty can be revealed by photographs of everyday life, hiding in plain sight within the most overlooked details. Alex Martin presents 25 digital photographic prints in small and large scale, portraying abstract details form urban architecture and natural environments, affording the experience of visually lingering in commonly unacknowledged features.
  • …color-saturated abstract compositions have the power to rewrite the connotation of a place, expressing hope in hopeless contexts. Elise Gutekunst recreates the texture and feel of an urban brick wall featuring weathered street art, to create a striking contrast with large works characterized by the dreamy colors of her unusual abandoned scenery.
  • …I am here to testify that she was here, he was here, and now they are gone. Symone Hall offers 17 memorial portraits of victims of violence at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, to challenge the societal ability to forget too quickly.
  • …society sexualizes the female body. Pairing nudity with food, we can question the difference and sense the fine line dividing sexuality from sensuality. Sierra Kroeter shows ten photo-realistic paintings which use the luscious textures of food and skin as metaphors for the commodification and consumption of women’s body.
  • …paintings inspired by comic book imagery encourage human interaction by encapsulating irony, cynicism, humor, and levity. Through a plethora of media and formats, John Guarneri elevates the value of individuals as superheroes, by drawing from the incongruous visual vocabulary of comic book iconography.


April 17 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - May 4 (Friday) 9:00 pm


Scarfone/Hartley Gallery - Bailey Art Studios- University of Tampa

310 N. Boulevard Tampa, FL 33606

Multi Day Event Hours

Tuesday – Friday 10-4pm
Saturday 1-4pm


The University of Tampa 401 W. Kennedy Blvd Tampa, FL 33606