Harvey of Harveyphotos Exhibits at The Dali Dozen, 12 emerging Artists to watch in 2019
The Dali Museum’s Zodiac Membership Committee Hosts Annual event to Support Local Artists
St Petersburg, FLA (11/14/19) – On Wednesday Dec. 4th, 2019, The Dali Museum’s Zodiac Committee will present Harvey of HarveyPhotos as one of the featured Artists in “The Dali Dozen, 12 emerging Artists to watch in 2019,” taking place in the Museum from 6-9 pm.
This annual event celebrates and supports the vibrant Tampa Bay arts scene by hosting 12 up-and-coming artists in the region. Each Artist was selected by the Zodiac Committee members and invited to display during the exclusive event. Museum members and guests are invited to the one-night event featuring photographers, oil painters, sculptures, burlesque performers, jewelers, glass artists and many more surprises.
Harvey/Harveyphotos.co is thrilled and honored to have been invited to contribute to this prestigious event. The rare art-form I practice, (invented?), shooting “guerrilla style” public nudes, gives me the opportunity present some of the worlds most famous landmarks in a way that makes the observer smile, and at the same time point out the general oblivion we all exists in. I am best known for my black and white public nudes, I have shot thousands of them, but my “other” newly invented art-form is, as of yet unnamed, this years event will allow me to debut it on a world stage.
The creative energy in St Petersburg is exactly like one of the legendary lightning storms the area is known for. I have evolved more as an artist in the 5 years I have been visiting (and now living in) St Pete, than the previous 21 years of my career. When I shot my first image on April 2nd 1994, I could feel the power of what we were doing, my life changed instantly. I still get an adrenaline rush every time I shoot. “When you are out of your comfort-zone, you are in the zone” I was once told by a woman who said she was posing nude in public, “for her health”, it has been my fountain of youth. After my visit to the Dali I went into a creative whirlwind, I started doing Warhol style versions of my images, I am experiencing a new excitement to revisit hundreds of images.
Members may also peruse the many new products in the Museum Store and receive a 25% discount during The Dali Dozen. Tickets to the event are $18 and are available to Dali Museum members & their guests on TheDali.org.
Harvey created his first 7 images on April 2, 1994 at 5:30 PM, in Ann Arbor Michigan. A professional model and photographer rented his loft as one of several locations to hold Nude workshops in the area. With a borrowed camera and 1 roll of film (the first roll of film he ever shot), a flash of inspiration came to him while looking down from his second story window and noticing a large group of people waiting to cross the street. “I have a great idea!” he shouted to the group of 20 workshop attendees, “see that group of people? Wouldn’t it be funny if the last 3 people in the group were nude! No one will even notice, if we do it fast!”, “that is a great idea” one person said.
Harvey has shot over 3000 locations in 36 cities and worked with thousands of volunteers. The actual execution of a “Harvey photo” has developed into a science. At a mandatory training session, volunteers learn to, drop pose and redress, in 10 seconds or less, twice in a row. Security/get-a-way drivers are also trained, and a special set of hand signals are used to communicate. Historic landmarks, and popular (cool) businesses, are the life blood of every city, some have become “world famous” over time, Harvey specializes in shooting “very” public locations. See some at www.harveyphotos.co
About The Zodiac Committee
The Zodiac Membership Committee is an all-volunteer group that supports the mission of The Dali Museum by building meaningful relationships with members, fostering new interest in the membership program, and helping to strengthen ties between the Museum, its members and the arts community. The original Zodiac Group was created in France in 1932 and consisted of 12 patrons who each sponsored Salvador Dali for one month of the year. In exchange, patrons receive a work of Dali’s during that same month. In the spirit of these forward-thinking patrons, The Dali’s Zodiac Membership Committee was formed in 1996. thedali.org/zodiacs
About The Dali
The Dali Museum, located at the heart of beautiful downtown St Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of Salvador Dali art, featuring more than 2,000 works comprising nearly 100 oil paintings: over 100 watercolors and drawings: and 1300 prints, photographs, sculpters and objects d’art.
The building itself is a work of art, featuring 1,062 triangular-shaped panels , the only structure of its kind in North America. Nicknamed The Enigma, it provides an unprecedented view of St Petersbug’s picturesque waterfront. The Museum has attracted the worlds attention, and among the other distinguished awards it has received, it is the first and only museum in the Southeasten United States to be recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating.
The Dali Museum is located at One Dali Boulevard, St Petersburg, Florida 33701. For additional information contact 727.823.3767 or visit TheDali.org