arts Archive

Brief Review: Anthony Record’s Similar Scars

It may be appropriate that the first solo exhibit at Seminole Heights’ new Quaid Gallery highlights the work of Anthony Record.  Record is perhaps the main driving force behind the group of artists that coalesced into the Tampa Drawers Sketch Gang which further developed ...Read More

ART AT BAY Videos: Neil Bender & Gaiety Girls

Freshly returned from a Vermont residency, artist Neil Bender is getting right back to business.  His work is the subject of Gaiety Girls an upcoming solo exhibit at Quaid Gallery.  Bender took a moment to speak with us in his studio about his practice, ...Read More

Warhol Meets Dali…Again

Whether it was to make an awkward situation even stranger, or to simply give them each an excuse to not bother speaking, Salvador Dali was playing opera music at an extremely loud volume during his initial meeting with Andy Warhol.  Further adding to the ...Read More

ART AT BAY Videos: Daniel Mrgan

The work of artist Daniel Mrgan is the subject of BLUE LUCY’s latest solo exhibit Sir Dr. Admiral Rupert Xavier’s Paper Plane Flights to Exotic Mind Destinations.  We got a chance to stop by the gallery and ask the artist about his work and ...Read More

The Nerds May Save Us All

There’s nerds and then there’s nerds.  The above ‘PSA’ from Portlandia makes the distinction well.  It’s a distinction that I suspect may be the savior of culture both popular and critical.  The preceding statement might sound a bit inflated, but I’ll explain. Post Modernism ...Read More

Misgivings and Reassurance in Contemporary Painting

We had been driving through Alligator Alley for about an hour suffering just a bit of art fair hangover and reviewing everything we had seen.  After relating a series of paintings at NADA that I had especially liked, my wife asked, ”So what in particular ...Read More