“Nick Offerman,” 2013/Photo by Chris Buck
By Greg C. Truax, Publisher
Photographer Chris Buck’s “humorously twisted portraits of pop-culture icons” are now on view at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, according to the downtown Tampa museum.
The exhibition, “Magnificent Hurt,” runs through March 16 at FMoPA. A lecture by Mr. Buck at the museum is scheduled for 6 p.m. on March 2. The lecture is free for members while regular museum admission fees apply for nonmembers.
“Buck is known for making his subjects uneasy and taking them out of their comfort zones to capture a stranger, more vulnerable side than their fans— or detractors — are accustomed to seeing,” said FMoPA Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D.
Dr. Carrier believes museum visitors will relate to Buck’s photos because they portray recognizable faces in new and never-before-seen ways.
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, located at 400 N. Ashley Dr., is dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects preserves and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists.