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Impact Sight

The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and a meteor crashing into a building...they're all parts of "Impact Sight," an art exhibition taking place on USF's Tampa campus through May 24. University Beat speaks to artist Cameron Gainer and takes you to the Contemporary Art Museum, the Botanical Gardens and any other surprising locations where the unexpected is making an appearance.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

Artist Cameron Gainer talks about his piece, "Forest Through the Trees." The almost seven-foot tall Bigfoot is a re-creation of frame #352 from the famous 1967 Patterson-Gimlin film of the creature. The sculpture, made from a steel and fiberglass skeleton covered with faux fur and modeling compound, made its debut at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY in 2006.

Artist Cameron Gainer says the piece, "IN/OUT," like all of the work in "Impact Sight" is meant to surprise people with a highly unusual event that they're likely to want to take a picture of - thereby "proving" its existence. The piece, commissioned by the USF Contemporary Art Museum, consists of hand-carved EPS foam which was placed over a steel frame, and then coated with a two-part urethane coating and paint.


For more information

David Norr, Curator of Exhibitions & Special Projects, USF Contemporary Art Museum
E-mail: dnorr@arts.usf.edu or 813-974-4133



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