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Tampa artist Alberto Murillo exhibit opens at Baisden Gallery

Baisden Gallery in Tampa is presenting an exhibition of new abstract paintings by Tampa artist Alberto Murillo. Called “Evolutionology,” the show features Murillo’s characteristic color-drenched style in geometric shapes, grids, lines and numbers.

The South Tampa artist combines acrylic paint with UV resin to give each piece a glassy sheen. Collectively, they are an eye-catching group of works.

A portion of all sales of Murillo’s art sold during the exhibition will be donated to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

A native of Spain, Murillo rapidly has gained recognition in the Tampa Bay area since moving here three years ago.

Meet Murillo and see his works at a free opening reception for the exhibit from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Baisden Gallery,442 Grand Central Ave.

The exhibit runs through Nov. 23. Call (813) 250-1511 for information.

Views from above

Clayton Galleries takes to the skies for its season-opening exhibit by San Francisco Bay area artist and pilot Robert Hartman. Called “Flight Pattern; Aerial Photographs – A Retrospective,” the exhibit looks back at Hartman’s early works as well as recent creations.

In the first category are paintings from the 1960s when Hartman was exploring abstract expressionism. The other section of the exhibit features recent photographs Hartman shot from his 1949 Piper Clipper at 1,000 feet up in the air.

Shooting from that altitude, the landscapes look like unrecognizable geometric shapes and patterns which could be considered to be abstract paintings.

The extravagantly colored, unreal quality of his photographs is achieved by his use of infrared film.

Meet the artist and see his work at a free opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 4105 S. MacDill Ave. For information, call (813) 831-3753, or go to www.claytongalleries.net.

Correspondent Esther Hammer can be reached at [email protected]

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