Pop Secret: 9:00-5:00 showcases the Bay's young art fringe

A one-night show you don't deserve to miss.

click to enlarge Jen Sandwich - Jen Sandwich
Jen Sandwich
Jen Sandwich

Who doesn't love youth, and youthful energy, and the cascades of experimentation and poor interpersonal skills that come with it?

On Sept. 13, from 7 to 10 p.m. at 163 Fifth Ave N.E. in St. Pete, a half-dozen of Tampa Bay's most adventurous and socially maladjusted young artists come together to present a one-night extravaganza of painting, drawing, and standing in the corner looking at their phone.  

Organized by USF art student Rachel Coderre, the exhibit includes Jen Sandwich, a recent returnee from that other Bay Area; Brad Kokay, collagist and erstwhile art director of the Venture Compound; omnipresent nudie-subverter Femily Killer; and colorform abstractionist Georgia Hourdas.

The show will be up for one night only, so don't sleep. But along with its transient nature, maybe the boldest thing about the show is that it crosses both the bridge and some local art culture boundaries, mixing creators associated with the hardline grassroots Venture Compound, St. Pete's bar-gallery circuit, and Tampa's moderately more upwardly mobile Tempus/Quaid locus.

Join the event on Facebook here.

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