Fall Arts Preview: Visual Arts

Cartier-Bresson, Jack Nicklaus, talented twosomes…

Don’t miss…

Intergalactic This international invitational at the Dunedin Fine Art Center features artists from Japan and Poland along with locals Denis Gaston, Leah Pecoraro and Shane Hoffman — the young whiz behind “Monument to the Silver Severed Monkey,” a large-scale sculpture that allows curious visitors to climb inside the belly of an imaginary monster. The overarching theme is otherworldly works. At the same time, an exhibition of photographs by husband-wife team Hillerbrand + Magsamen titled Beam Me Up celebrates the oddity of domestic life. Sept. 7-Dec. 21, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, 727-298-3322, dfac.org.

The Man, the Image and the World: Henri Cartier-Bresson, A Retrospective More than 330 photographs, films and related publications make up this tribute to one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. A pioneer of street photography, Cartier-Bresson championed the concept of the “decisive moment,” a visual fusion of action, feeling and composition that remains a touchstone for contemporary photographers. On loan from the Paris-based Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and Magnum Photos, the famed agency he co-founded, the exhibit features images selected by Cartier-Bresson before his death in 2004. Oct. 6-Jan. 13, Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 813-274-8130, tampamuseum.org.

The Art of Golf The game that made Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer household names is the focus of a major exhibit of works by Rembrandt, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol and others at St. Pete’s Museum of Fine Arts. Tracing golf’s development over four centuries, the exhibit — the first major museum-based showcase of its kind — promises to please both art lovers and sports aficionados with works as diverse as Charles Lees’ 7-foot-wide, 19th-century painting of a golf match at St. Andrews and a portrait of Palmer by pop artist Larry Rivers. Nov. 3-Feb. 17, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 727-896-2667, fine-arts.org.

Also on the radar…

Re:Visit and Re:Print An exhibit devoted to photos, prints and posters by activist design collaborative ras+e, Ryan Shelley and Elizabeth Herrmann, who will lead a printmaking workshop on Sept. 29. Sept. 28-Oct. 5, The [email protected], 620 First Ave S., St. Petersburg, 727-895-6620, studio620.org.

The Royal Inheritance: Dalí Works from the Spanish National Collection The Dalí Museum welcomes a dozen key works by Salvador Dalí, including the surrealist’s stereoscopic homage to Las Meninas, from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Oct. 1-March 31, One Dalí Blvd, St. Petersburg, 727-823-3767, thedali.org.

Charles Parkhill: Wood You Know Tampa-based Parkhill crafts understatedly awesome sculptures from reclaimed wood, on view at HCC Dale Mabry’s Gallery 221. Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, 813-253-7386, hccfl.edu/gallery221.

Duos: A Collaborative Art Exhibit Better together? Find out when 32 Tampa Bay artists including Josh Pearson, Jennifer Kosharek, Calan Ree and Frank Strunk III team up in pairs to make art for this Bluelucy collaboration. Oct. 13-Nov. 17, 653 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, bluelucy.net.

Between Earth and Sky Photographers Wendy Babcox, Jeremy Chandler, Adam Ekberg, Becky Flanders, Noelle Mason, Chris Otten, Kym O’Donnell and James Reiman unite for this show at Tempus Projects. Oct. 19-Nov. 9, 5132 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-340-9056, tempus-projects.com.

Parallel Movement: Daniel Mrgan and Justin Nelson: New Work C. Emerson Fine Arts spotlights two of Tampa Bay’s most talented practitioners of quirky figurative drawing. Oct. 26-Nov. 23, 909 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-898-6068, c-emersonfinearts.com.

In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits from the Harry Warnecke Studio On loan from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, this Polk Museum of Art exhibit showcases 24 color portraits of athletes, actors and other notables from the 1930s and ’40s. Oct. 27-Jan. 12, 800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland, 863-688-7743, polkmuseumofart.org.

The Work of Bart Johnson Fantastical figures populate the ceramic sculptures and drawings of reclusive, Albuquerque-based Johnson. Nov. 3-Dec. 15, Mindy Solomon Gallery, 124 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, 727-502-0852, mindysolomon.com.

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