Gregg Perkins, Mont Blanc Double Negative, 2013, Photogravure and etching printed on Somerset Satin, edition 7, published by Bleu Acier.

Gregg Perkins: First There is a Mountain

Vernissage: Friday, November 21, 2013, 6:30-9PM

Exhibition: November 21 - December 21, 2013

Bleu Acier is pleased to present First There is a Mountainan exhibition of recent paintings, prints, and videos by University of Tampa professor Gregg Perkins. The starting point for this exhibition is a photograph of Mont Blanc by the Swiss aerial explorer Walter Mittelholzer. Perkins has played upon and created multiple narratives inspired by Mittelholzer's journeys and his desire to map the world through exploration.

Opening:  Thursday November 21st 6:30 -9 PM
in presence of the artist

Thursday November 21st:
Gallery talk @ 7:00pm
by Petra Kempf, a New York based Architect
and Urban Designer.

Thursday December 5th: Gallery Talk @ 6:30pm
by Alison Powell, Curator of books at Oxford Exchange in Tampa, Florida
reception to follow

Thursday December 12th: Gallery Talk @ 6:30pm
by Donald Morrill, Dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida
reception to follow

Thursday December 19th: Gallery Talk@ 6:30pm
Aaron Walker, Assistant Professor Film and Media Arts, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
reception to follow

This exhibition marks a new paradigm for Bleu Acier. We will be marking our territory with a different approach to how we dialogue with our community. Bleu Acier will exhibit mid career and established artists with whom we work in print. The prints will be shown within the oeuvre of the artist. Lectures and readings will be organized in order to place and connect the work to a context, which is both contemporary and active. For more information or images please contact Erika Schneider: 813.215.0622 or

Gallery Hours during exhibition:  
Saturdays: 11-5 PM
Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays: by appointment.

109 West Columbus Drive | Tampa, Florida | 33602 |

Exhibition Essay

From left to right: "Hailie Selassie" and "Mont Blanc I" & "Mont Blanc II"

From left to right: "Walter Mittelholzer's route to Ethiopia," (digital print and ink) "Double Mountain," (photogravure) and "Haile Selassie 1934" (digital print)

From left to right: "Wireframe I," "Wireframe II," "Wireframe III," and "Walter Mittelholzer's route to Ethiopia"

"Mont Blanc 1935," Photogravure

"Mont Blanc, 360 rotation" High Definition 3D animation culled from ASTER GEM data, 20 min loop

"Mont Blanc I" oil on linen

"Mont Blanc II" oil on linen

"Summit," cast bronze on polished copper

"Untitled: Wireframe" woodcut prints