Convention Reform

ART

Traditionally, in Chinese art, "dragon veins" are invisible connections or threads that tie a painting together. With this idea in mind, artists participating in USF Contemporary Art Museum's Dragon Veins exhibit have created works exploring the connections between East Asian and contemporary traditions. The works intertwine the creative methods of Japanese picture scrolls, woodblock prints and Chinese landscape painting with current political issues, pop culture, anime, post-Impressionism and more. Look out for works like Emily Cheng's "Spring" and Susanne Kühn's "Waterfall," both intriguing studies of color, the former a spiraling assortment of soothing greens and reds, and the latter a forceful, almost psychedelic surge of blues, grays and blacks that plunge from an imposing precipice. Through March 11, USF CAM, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, free admission, 813-974-4133, www.usfcam.usf.edu.