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I AM... Selected new works from Spathose

  • 08 Sep 2018
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • ArtsXchange Gallery - 515 22nd Street South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701

I am...


That being said, all humans have an innate desire to assign labels in order to organize and identify things. However, those labels don’t always define or reflect our true personalities.  In fact, these societal stamps often distort our perceptions and can actually encourage prejudice. We are a sum of our parts, as the old saying goes, and simple classifications cannot truly describe the intensity of our individuality.

Statement from Spathose

We explore this concept through our continued work with organic materials juxtaposed with found manufactured objects. These pieces depict facets of our being, labels as it were, but each is just a portion of our totality. The human spirit is much too complex to be distilled into one emotion, one characteristic. The truth is this exhibition of work is too small to fully express our complete personas. We in a sense have put constraints on ourselves and have chosen only certain labels that appeal to us, thus we have fallen victim to the one thing we meant to highlight…but then again, we’re only human.

Spathose will also be bringing you a boutique shopping experience on the second floor education space with their one of a kind unique wearable sculpture such as necklaces and purses! There will also be pieces on display and for sale that they will no longer be making along with some sculptures from previous exhibitions. Remember, a portion of all sales go directly to the Warehouse Arts District Association! Buying local and advancing the art scene in one fell swoop. A win/win if there ever was one! Mark your calendars to be there from 5-9 during ArtWalk!

****While you're at the ArtsXchange St Pete during ArtWalk, browse the studios of 25 working artists in disciplines ranging from painting, jewelry making, journalism, sculpture, photography and more! Some may even be showing live demos!

Donation bar (cash only) with proceeds benefiting the Warehouse Arts District Association.

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