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Duke Riley: Flights of Fancy

January 13 – March 4, 2017
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Duke Riley, Fly By Night, 2016. Photo: Tod Seelie. Courtesy of Creative Time.

USFCAM presents a solo exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Duke Riley, known for his ambitious and immersive projects which engage historical and contemporary social issues often through subversive performative action. Flights of Fancy will feature two projects exploring and celebrating Riley’s history of working with pigeons and waterfront districts within the nautical landscape.

Curated by Sarah Howard; organized by USFCAM. A free poster is available for exhibition visitors.

Duke Riley: Flights of Fancy is supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Board of County Commissioners, and by the USFCAM Art for Community Engagement (ACE) Fund Patrons: Allison and Robby Adams; Frank E. Duckwall Foundation; Francesca and Richard Forsyth;Gobioff Foundation; Courtney and Jason Kuhn; Linda Saul-Sena and Mark Sena; Sharmila and Vivek Seth; and Stanton Storer.

For Flights of Fancy, Duke Riley created an edition of Monkey Biz with USF Graphicstudio.
Visit his artist page here.

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Duke Riley

Conversation with the Artist
Friday, January 13, 6:00 pm
USF School of Music Barness Hall (MUS107)
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Opening Reception
Friday, January 13, 7:00 pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum
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Curator's Tour with Sarah Howard
Thursday, January 26, 6:00 pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum
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Art Thursday: For the Birds
Thursday, February 2, 6:00 pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum
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Come learn about the fascinating world of pigeons with world-class pigeon fancier and "Legend of the Sport" Erio Alvarez, from Tampa's own Alvarez Lofts. Alvarez will discuss the breeding and racing of pigeons and the history of the sport in the Tampa Bay region.

SYCOM Concert: Music for Flights of Fancy
Friday, February 17, 7:00 pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum
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Art Thursday: Fly By Night
Thursday, February 23, 6:00 pm
USF Contemporary Art Museum
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Learn more about Fly By Night, artist Duke Riley's public artwork of unprecedented scale and beauty produced by Creative Time, a NY-based public art agency that works with artists to contribute to the dialogues, debates and dreams of our times. Jean Cooney, Creative Time's Director of Public Projects, will share insights to the unique challenges presented from her experiences with temporary projects in public space.