Make us your home page
Instagram

New exhibit opens at Bleu Acier in Tampa

See Steve McClure’s recent works on paper on a Saturday in Tampa. This is Stage, 2012, stone lithograph hand printed on Magnani paper.

Bleu Acier

See Steve McClure’s recent works on paper on a Saturday in Tampa. This is Stage, 2012, stone lithograph hand printed on Magnani paper.

Erika Greenberg-Schneider does not often organize public art exhibitions at Bleu Acier. Much of her time is spent collaborating with artists, including her husband, sculptor Dominique Labauvie, on prints in her atelier. The master printer works with painters, photographers and sculptors throughout the world to create museum-quality print editions.

So "Steve McClure: Mentiri" is cause for celebration and a visit to the gallery at 109 W Columbus Drive in Tampa to see recent works on paper that have been on view before.

Technically, his drawings and prints are in the realist realm with a narrative running through them. Though his landscapes and interiors, resonant with melancholic or elegaic beauty, are often recognizable, they aren't literal. Mentiri is Latin for the verb "to lie." In an exhibition statement, Labauvie writes that "to lie is to imagine." That's a blunt but concise explanation of the illusionist nature of art.

The group is up through May 18. The gallery is open to the public only on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. but worth arranging your schedule for a trip. bleuacier.com.

New exhibit opens at Bleu Acier in Tampa 04/24/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:21pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Seasoned cast scores an extra-base hit for St. Petersburg Opera with 'Faust'

    Stage

    TAMPA — Charles Gounod's Faust sets the table early. The world-weary philosopher immortalized in a dramatic poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is in his study, lamenting his state of affairs. He's willing to give away everything he has to be young again, even his soul.

    The St. Petersburg Opera Company begins its season with Faust, in a production seemingly aligned with the original intent of French composer Charles Gounod and librettists Jules Barbier and Michel Carre. [St. Petersburg Opera Company]
  2. Blake High grad Taylor Trensch lands lead role in 'Dear Evan Hansen' on Broadway

    Stage

    For those who saw Taylor Trensch grow up in Tampa, his rise from promising student to star is heartwarming and entirely predictable. In January, Trensch, 28, will be moving into the title role of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, one of the hottest tickets in theater.

    Taylor Trensch, a 2007 Blake High graduate, will play the title role in Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen. Courtesy of Frank Trensch.
  3. A scene from "Epiphany."
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 22

    Events

    Clearwater Jazz Holiday: The Avett Brothers: The Avett Brothers, with their blend of folk, bluegrass and rock, lead the lineup. 1:30 p.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $16 per day, $45 reserved, $170 VIP. (727) 461-5200.

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 15:  (L-R)  Joe Kwon, Bob Crawford, Seth Avett, and Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers pose for a portrait at the "May It Last: A Portrait Of The Avett Brothers" Premiere - 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals on March 15, 2017 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 21

    Events

    Conor Oberst: The Bright Eyes mastermind will be joined by opener, the Felice Brothers. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $30.50-$36. (727) 791-7400.

    Handout photo of Conor Oberst, performing Oct. 21 at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg. Credit: Grandstand Media