December 8, 2018- (TAMPA, FL) CASS Contemporary and the Epicurean Hotel have partnered to provide hotel guests and members of the community with an additional venue in which to view and appreciate art. Join us as we welcome “Naughty by Nature” by Jason Pulgarin to Epicurean Hotel’s rotating satellite gallery. The opening reception, this Friday, January 12 th from 7-10pm on the Garden Terrace, will feature a Q & A session with the artist himself. Beer from Rock Brothers Brewing, cocktails from The Mandarin Hide and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tristan Eaton, muralist, and creator of the Bern’s mural, Evangeline’s Feast, will be on hand with a DJ performing.
Jason Pulgarin, a thought-provoking and socially conscious street artist, was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. As a child, Pulgarin naturally gravitated towards art and other creative projects. During his teenage years in New York City, he began pursuing street art in all of its forms. Cartoons, fashion, graffiti, and street culture served as his inspiration.
“Having an artist of Jason’s caliber showing in Tampa Bay is remarkable for the thriving art scene, and we are thrilled to have him at the Epicurean.” Says Cassie Greatens, founder of CASS Contemporary.
Working as famous muralist Tristan Eaton’s assistant, the burgeoning art-entrepreneur later found himself as a member of the street art collective, Trustocorp. From there, the artists found many shared and individual successes, which transported them to Los Angeles to expand their work with more galleries. By 2012, Jason moved back to Brooklyn to pursue his own art career. He still maintains a presence in Los Angeles.
Currently, at 27 years old, Jason is designing an intricate series of watercolor paintings. These creations evoke a curious combination of melancholy, erotica, and the juxtaposition of strong feminist
empowerment battling a troubled and fragile masculine ego. Special handmade cotton rag paper serves as his medium of choice for this artistic venture. Pulgarin’s other projects include mixed-media paintings, mural work, and guerrilla street art, among other art forms.
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About CASS Contemporary
CASS is a Tampa-based art gallery focusing on modern, collectible art pieces from local, regional, national and international artists. CASS presents various exhibitions throughout the year and offers lectures and workshops from emerging and established artists. The gallery also provides art-consulting services to individual collectors, as well as boutiques, banks, hospitals, restaurants and other businesses. In addition to assisting clients in selecting and purchasing artwork, the CASS mission is to provide a space for individuals to view and appreciate an array of art and engage in the art community.