@ The Bricks, 1327 E. 7th Ave, Tampa, FL, 33605
TAMPA, FL – On May 20, The Bricks will host SHAPESHIFTERS, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Tampa-based artist Jay Giroux.
Giroux’s recent work takes inspiration from incidental gestures and lowbrow symbolism culled from the urban streetscape. His source material is gathered from scavenging the streets (Ybor City is a staple) for hedonistic remnants: club wristbands, flyers distressed from exposure to the elements, and discarded detritus are favorites. During these pedestrian excursions, Giroux photographs specific situations to be used later as the possible catalyst for paintings.
This will be Giroux’s second solo show in Tampa. The exhibition is located in the projects room (formerly SPOT skate shop) directly next to The Bricks and will run through June 3.
About Jay Giroux:
Born in Burlington, Vermont, and currently living and working in Tampa, FL, Giroux received his MFA in Painting at the University of Houston in 2013 and has exhibited at museums and galleries across the United States and Canada. Giroux is also a founder of Pep Rally Inc, a Tampa-based creative studio focused on identity and visual communication.
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“I don’t work with inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.” – Chuck Close