Published: July 31, 2006
City of Tampa photo laureate
Rebecca Sexton-Larson’s intimate cityscapes will be featured in an exhibition at
UT’s Scarfone-Hartley Gallery Friday, Aug. 11-Thursday, Aug. 31, with an opening
reception on Friday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
On loan from the city’s
public art collection, this documentary of Tampa is a lyrical statement of the
daily lives of citizens in the city. Three recently completed large
installations are included.
A fine arts/photojournalism graduate of the
University of South Florida, Sexton-Larson is a recipient of the Florida
Individual Artist Fellowship (twice), a McGonagall Trust from University of the
Arts in Philadelphia to lecture, and two grants from the Tampa Hillsborough Arts
Sexton-Larson’s hand-painted photographs are in numerous major
collections throughout the country, including Polaroid, Progressive Corporate
Art, Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young), Holland and Knight law firm,
Polk Museum of Art and the Tampa Museum of Art. Eric Renner features her work in
the book Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique.
Scarfone/Hartley Gallery is located on the UT campus in the R.K. Bailey Art
Studios at 301 N. Boulevard. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1
p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, closed on national holidays. Admission is free. For more
information, contact Dorothy Cowden, gallery director, at (813) 253-6217.