The Eternal Present, solo exhibition by Lucia Riffel


Apr 22 2022 - May 27 2022


Tempus Projects
4220 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL

APRIL 22 – MAY 27, 2022 (Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-2pm)



Tempus Projects presents a solo exhibition by Lucia Riffel in partnership with Dashboard, an Atlanta-based nonprofit arts agency. Lucia’s work leads viewers to the place between their minds and their screens, between space and time, between thought and feeling, and into the everyday sublime. She creates spaces in-screen and in-real-life that mix the surreal, cinematic, and commonplace through 3D animation and installation. Looping slowly yet infinitely, these spaces allow one to look through the mirror of the screen and enter a meditative headspace beyond as well as within. The post-internet culture of distraction leads our minds to occupy themselves in any way except internally – her work utilizes these same experiential stimuli to awaken interiority in a suspended metaphysical twilight zone.

Lucia Riffel is an installation and animation artist based in Tallahassee, FL. Riffel earned her Bachelor of Arts (2015) in Studio Art and Art History at the University of Minnesota, Morris, and her Master of Fine Arts (2018) at Florida State University. She navigates the space between physical, digital, and psychological realms in her interdisciplinary practice. Her otherworldly works have been shown at Day & Night Projects, Urban Glass, The Wiregrass Museum, and Carnation Contemporary. She has been awarded residencies at Laboratory Residency and Stay Home Gallery as well as Drum Machine Editions, publishing a set of three animated flipbooks made during her time there. Most recently, Riffel’s works have graced our minds and screens through virtual exhibition screensavor at The Neon Heater, and IRL exhibition Waiting Room at Laundromat Art Space in Miami, Florida.

Tempus Projects is located at 4220 N. Florida Ave.



Tempus Projects is dedicated to nurturing established and emerging local, national, and international artists through exhibitions, collaborations, residencies, and events. Our non-profit organization promotes artists working in all media, and develops, organizes, and hosts exhibitions that engage the Tampa Bay community through the arts.

Our vision is to foster a vibrant and critical arts nexus that connects grassroots efforts to an international arts dialogue through innovative, equitable programming. Tempus Projects is committed to inclusion, accessibility, collaboration, innovation, and integrity.


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