Gallery of Art, Craft, Design + Adornment
Location: 320 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Event: Exhibit Opening: “CROPPED: Oil Paintings by Clovis Dean Rusk”
The Meet the Artist/Opening Reception will coincide with the Second Saturday Gallery Walk
Saturday evening, January 9, 2016 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Exhibit Dates: January 9 – February 27, 2016
Description: A select body of figurative oil paintings by Brooksville, FL visual artist Clovis Dean Rusk will be on exhibition from
January 9th through February 27, 2016 at Michele Tuegel Contemporary gallery in downtown St. Petersburg.
Pursuing fine art painting only since his recent retirement as a 35-year career as a graphic designer, ‘Dean’ has already amassed
an impressive collection of work in a style reminiscent of Modernist Realism. His large canvasses, in many instances, consist of “cropped” and meticulously-detailed sections of the human female body, focusing on the form with equal concern for technical
design in the background. Other painting subjects hint of contemporary portraiture and magnified images of objects in nature.
Clovis Dean Rusk received his B.A. in painting, drawing and photography in the late 70’s from the University of Tampa. Today, he
lives in Brooksville, FL where he maintains a painting studio and is also a songwriter and musician with the band T
hose Unscrupulous Sunspots, performing in Central Florida-area venues.
His work is represented by Michele Tuegel Contemporary in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am-6pm. Events are free and open to the public.
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