March 16 - April 6, 2019
Opening Reception March 16, 7 - 10 p.m.
QUAID Gallery, 5142 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa
Quaid Gallery presents Nap Wagon, a two-person exhibition featuring works by Dylan Redford and Gary Schmitt.
- Preserve the past, examine, but do not touch cultural or historical structures and artifacts
- Leave rocks, plants, and other natural objects as you find them.
- Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches.
- Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
- Control pets at all times, or leave them at home.
- Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.
-- Center for Outdoor Ethics
“The inanimate enemies who have me baffled. The hundred and one bits of wood and metal that go to make up the impedimenta of our daily life-the shoes and pins, the picture books and door keys, the bits of fluff and sheets of newspaper-each and every one with just as much vicious ill will toward me personally as the meanest footpad who roams the streets, each and everyone bent on my humiliation and working together, as on one great team, to bedevil and confuse me and to get me into a neurasthenics' home before I am sixty. I can't fight these boys. They've got me licked.”
-- Robert Benchley
Dylan Redford is an artist and educator working at the intersection of documentary arts, film, and performance. Dylan is currently Chief Ideation Synergyst at Borscht Corporation, a filmmaking nonprofit based in Miami. Previously, Dylan was at the Walker Art Center as the Bentson Research Associate in Moving Image.
Gary Schmitt is a multi-media artist whose work consists of sculpture, vinyl decals, and site-responsive installation. Through discreet and often satirical juxtapositions of mundane images, industrial grade materials, and fabricated forms, Schmitt engages in a critical analysis of contemporary culture while deconstructing personal aesthetic. He is currently an active member of Quaid Gallery and a Production Printmaker at Graphicstudio in Tampa FL.
The exhibit will be open to the public at QUAID Gallery, 5142 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, from March 16 through April 6.The exhibition will open with a reception at QUAID Gallery on Saturday, March 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. The closing reception is free and open to the public.
5128 N. FLORIDA AVE
5128 N. FLORIDA AVE