CASS: Derek Gores Art Opening Reception

DG-CollageTickets are bound to sell out quickly for the “CASS: Derek Gores Art Opening Reception” this Wednesday, February 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Epicurean Hotel.

As part of the Epicurean Hotel’s partnership with CASS Contemporary Art Space & Studio, another great art event resurfaces and promises to be one of the best ones yet. This ongoing partnership provides hotel guests and members of the community an additional venue to view and appreciate works of art.

This week, we will welcome artist Derek Gores whose best known for this uber-creative collage portraits using recycled magazines, labels, and assorted found analog and digital materials to create his intricate works of art on canvas.  Derek Gores will join the CASS Contemporary Art Space & Studio’s permanent satellite gallery at the Epicurean Hotel. His collage art “Beauty in Chaos” will be the second rotation featured in the gallery.

During the opening reception, Derek will do a live demonstration as well as a casual Q&A with guests.

Tickets are $25 and will be applied to any purchase made during the event. Chateau Ste. Michelle Art Series wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres will be served. To purchase tickets visit .

About CASS Contemporary Art Space & Studio: A Tampa-based art gallery focused on modern collectible pieces from local, regional, national and international artists.

About Derek Gores: His subjects are fierce figures in a space, influenced by heroes Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Franz Kline, Rube Goldberg, Max Ernst, and, “those great old long-exposure photos of Abraham Lincoln where you can feel the whole minute inside each image. I love that buzzing stillness. I do reference a classic beauty, but made of raw and geometric and un-designed parts, so I feel it’s a contemporary beauty too. Key to me is that it is the subject’s strength, for her alone. I’m not interested in conscious concepts- I make something simple and let the elements combine in the head, reacting with each history the viewer brings to the table. When it goes well, I hope to create a real moment, instead of just a picture of a moment.”