From February 23-27, 2015 the Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida will host Flesh Tones, a collaborative exhibition by Natalya Swanson and Daniel Miller.
Swanson graduated from the University of South Florida in 2014 with her Bachelors of Art in Art History. She currently lives and works in Sarasota, Florida where she is preparing for a career in art conservation. Her paintings are an exploration of identity within art and society. She recreates famous artworks by pairing original compositional elements with contemporary imagery and figures. Through the transformative process, Swanson embeds personal beliefs on religion, sexuality, and selfhood within the works. Painting has become a form of meditation, where she visually interacts with her thoughts.
Miller graduated from Ringling College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic and Interactive Communications. This will be his first showing of oil paintings. The collection of large scale genre scenes are an attempt to bring the viewer into Miller’s past, enveloping the viewer for their own happening experiences. Previous exhibits have included video art, printmaking, and graphic design. Miller is also part of the Sarasota Contemporary Arts Collective (SARTQ). More information can be obtained through the artist’s website, www.danielmiller.me.
DessART, Centre Gallery’s opening reception for this exhibit, will be held on Monday, Feb. 23, from 12 -1 p.m. The closing reception for Flesh Tones will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, in the gallery. The Centre Gallery is located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact the Centre Gallery at 813-974-5464.