UT Students Present BFA Exhibit

Exhibit features student who transformed himself into a sculpture

Published: Apr 22, 2010
Last week a University of Tampa student covered himself in clay from head to toe, attached multimedia cords to his back and led a procession from the campus to the new Tampa Museum of Art. In case you missed it, you’ll have a chance to see a video of the performance art piece, “Who’s Sorrow,” and perhaps a reprisal of Jeff Gibbons' role as the “clay man,” at UT’s BFA Exit Show.

The show, which runs from May 5-7 in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, features work by graduating seniors. It is free and open to the public, and there will be a reception on Friday, May 7, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Gibbons, who presented “Who’s Sorrow” as part of last week’s Arts Nexus, will show several sculptures in the exhibition. Hannah Hudson will also show several sculptures and installations, including a piece called “Family Dinner,” which features a dining table with a grass top, completely set for dining, emphasizing environmental factors.

Other innovative student artwork will include drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, computer graphics, animation and mixed media. The gallery is located on campus at the R K Bailey Art Studios at 310 North Blvd., and there is no charge for admission.

For more information, contact Dorothy Cowden at (813) 253-6217 or dcowden@ut.edu