Tempus Projects presents “A Bad Batch: Beauty in the Breakdown” by Selina Román
TEMPUS PROJECTS PRESENTS
A BAD BATCH: BEAUTY IN THE BREAKDOWN
JUNE 11 – 26, 2022
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4220 N. FLORIDA AVE.
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Tempus Projects presents a solo exhibition by Selina Román. A mistake, a malfunction wrapped up in magic and unintended consequences: Since late 2020, Román has been creeping at night with her camera to document malfunctioning purple streetlights around Tampa. Her series, A Bad Batch, includes spontaneous photographs as well as staged portraiture and video. Motors in the streetlights overheat and burn away the coating that makes the light white, leaving behind various shades of purple. Highlights on palm fronds become beautiful abstract forms. Alleyways become mysterious portals to other worlds. In the dark of night, these broken lights bathe their surroundings in an otherworldly hue that suspends reality and transports us to another dimension.
Tampa-based artist and Florida native Selina Román creates lens-based work that explores ideas of femininity, perception, liminality, memory, place, and how the invisible offers more answers than what’s visible. Román received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Florida in 2013. Prior, she worked as a newspaper reporter and investigator. Her work is in the collection of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs, and the Tampa Museum of Art. Román has exhibited at institutions such as The Ringling Museum of Art and Tampa Museum of Art, and internationally at Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica and the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico. Her work was also featured at Brighton Photo Fringe in the UK during the 2016 Brighton Photo Biennial. She received a Hillsborough County Artist Grant in 2017 and 2021. She was also invited to participate in Review Santa Fe 2019 and 2022 and Critical Mass 2020. She currently teaches Photography at the university level.
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