Ya La’ford: dis·tance


Jan 11 2021 - Feb 19 2021


Gallery 221 HCC
4001 N. Tampa Bay Boulevard

Book an appointment to see Ya La’ford’s immersive exhibition at HCC!

Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus Gallery221@HCC presents dis·tance, an exhibition by the artist Ya La’ford. This exhibition will be on display January 11–February 25, 2021 by appointment only. A virtual artist reception is scheduled for Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 6:00–7:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Ya La’ford (b. 1979, Bronx, NY) is an internationally recognized artist whose bold, geometric works explore themes of journey, transportation, transformation and transcendence. In dis·tance at Gallery221@HCC, La’ford re-evaluates and reimagines space and connection in this era of expanding interspace. With paintings, sculpture, and a site-specific installation, La’ford questions how we can find liberty and stability at a moment when time and space can at once be measured physically, computationally, and psychologically, and often these metrics contradict one another and complicate our collective experience.

Ya La’ford received her MFA with High Honors in Interdisciplinary Art from The Art Institute of Boston in 2012. She also holds a JD from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of Nike, the Boston Public Library, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many others, as well as on the walls of buildings throughout the Tampa Bay area including the Morean Arts Center, the James Weldon Johnson Public Library, and Al Lang Stadium.

Follow Gallery221@HCC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @gallery221hcc.

Programs are made possible in part by the support of HCC Student Activities/Service Fees and the HCC Dale Mabry Campus Student Government Association.

The art gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery221@HCC is located on the second floor of the Library/Learning Resources Center Building (DLRC) on the HCC Dale Mabry Campus. Parking can be found in any of the lots around the Dale Mabry Campus, which aren’t reserved for faculty and staff. For your safety, all students, faculty and staff will be required to wear a mask while on college property. Physical distancing will also be enforced, limiting the number of people in waiting areas, offices and common areas. We encourage you to make an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. Groups are limited to four visitors per time slot.

To make an appointment to see the exhibition please visit the gallery’s website.

Register in advance for the virtual artist reception here.



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