|"Magic Carpet" by Robert Zakanitch hangs near the entrance to Scarfone Hartley Gallery.|
Tampa Review 43/44 is the largest hardback issue to date. In fact, at over 150 pages, this double issue is mythic! From cover to cover, there are literary and artistic surprises at every turn, including some playful touches from the editor. It opens with “Exit,” a work of visual art by Scott Treleavan. And it ends with “Dog Days,” by Gilbert Allen, giving an ironic nod to the heat and humidity in which the final design and editorial work on the issue were completed.
Robert Zakanitch, whose influential art has helped shape both Color Field painting and the Pattern and Decoration movement, evokes the mythic imagination in works from his Magic Carpet series, like the one that appears on our cover.