Jaurice Moore's Afro-futuristic masks are just part of a new art show opening in Ybor City this weekend

'In Search Of…” opens Saturday, Sep. 24 at 8 p.m. at The Bricks

click to enlarge Solo visual artist Jaurice Moore is a part of Tampa’s New Roots Arts Collective. - Photo c/o Michelle Sawyer
Photo c/o Michelle Sawyer
Solo visual artist Jaurice Moore is a part of Tampa’s New Roots Arts Collective.
Ybor City restaurant and event space The Bricks opens its newest art show highlighting the work of local artists this Saturday, Sept. 24.

Dubbed “In Search Of…,” the show features Tampa artists Jaurice Moore, Ron Simmons and Joerod “Surreal Styles” Collier. Inspiration for the title of the event comes from painting by Simmons, tying together a unifying experience for all artists: the act of searching.

“In Search Of…” opens Saturday, Sep. 24 at 8 p.m. at The Bricks, located at 1327 E 7th Ave. Solo visual artist Moore is a part of Tampa’s New Roots Arts Collective. He combines his love of nature and Afro-futuristic style to capture the world through his eyes. For the event, he has created a collection of Afro-futuristic masks adorned with Moore’s signature patterns and calling to his love for the African diaspora.

Simmons, also affiliated with New Roots Arts Collective, shares creations of characters from different backgrounds donning gas masks to symbolize resilience. Collier is a photographer and cofounder of Debonair District and Debonair Prints located in Ybor City. Collier’s work feels both intimate and ethereal as he captures everyday objects and scenes.
click to enlarge Jaurice Moore combines his love of nature and Afro-futuristic style to capture the world through his eyes. - c/o Michelle Sawyer
c/o Michelle Sawyer
Jaurice Moore combines his love of nature and Afro-futuristic style to capture the world through his eyes.
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