Tampa, Fla. -- Hyde Park Village and Art Production Fund will present a public installation by Jessica Craig-Martin, consisting of 46 banners on display at the Tampa luxury retail locale. These public art works will be the first in a series of outdoor exhibitions, and will be on view at Hyde Park Village beginning Sept. 19.
The banners feature imagery exemplary of Craig-Martin’s distinctive approach to photography, and will be installed throughout the retail district’s public areas. These works depict objects of luxury in high-contrast, cropped and fantastical compositions—a woman’s heeled foot alongside a dog’s paw, the jewel-like splendor of a chandelier, and the center rift of a of a blonde woman’s French twist – for example. At once bizarre and ambiguous, Craig-Martin’s images at Hyde Park Village illustrate her ongoing interest in abstract forms of fashion portraiture.
"We are very excited to bring public art to Hyde Park and specifically to showcase Jessica’s amazing work. The beautiful and intriguing images provide a wonderful excuse for family and friends to come together for a fun and convenient cultural excursion,” said Samantha David, head of upMarkets, a division of WS Development.
Hyde Park Village is comprised of six city blocks in the heart of Tampa Bay’s Hyde Park Historic District. Home to a unique mixture of local, regional, and national boutiques and restaurants, The Village offers an edited array of fashion, dining, and entertainment.