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Artists interpret ! at Mize, self-portraits at the MFA and Wearable Art returns

Photo by Xina Scuderi Xina Scuderi\u2019s photograph is included in the !!!! exhibit at the Mize Gallery.
Photo by Xina Scuderi Xina Scuderiphotograph is included in the !!!! exhibit at the Mize Gallery.

By Maggie Duffy and Times Staff Writer

Published Aug. 23, 2018Advertisement

If !!!! as the title of the newest show at the Mize gallery seems cryptic, think about the many uses and meanings of the exclamation point. It can express surprise, outrage or excitement. It’s emphatic, which serves well for protest. Posts on social media are loaded with the punctuation mark, where new outrages are aired out daily. Gallery owner Chad Mize gave artists the theme to interpret, and you can bet the results will be as varied as the symbol itself. The roster is an impressive one, including Bask, Palehorse, Frank Strunk, III, Bekky Beukes, Yoko Nogami and photographer Xina Scuderi, whose pictured image of dead fish washed up on the beach is something we’re all !!!! about right now. The free opening reception is 6-10 p.m. Friday at 689 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 251-8529.