Schneider Museum of Art
Beauty is in the Eye of the Process
Lecture by Participating Artist,
Thursday, October 25 at 5:30 PM
Meese Auditorium, Art Building,
Center for the Visual Arts at Southern Oregon University
The Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) at Southern Oregon University is presenting an inspiring exhibition, Selections from Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art. The show includes artists representing a broad range of contemporary practice with varying approaches such as craft traditions, installation, photography, painting and film/video. One participating artist, contemporary Portland sculptor, Ben Buswell will speak about his work next Thursday evening, October 25, at the Southern Oregon University campus.
Ben Buswell believes he once misheard the Tennessee Williams’ quote “We never talk to each other, only the people between us.” His work is about that gap and the spaces between things. He explores the spaces between transmission and reception, the sublime and the mundane, the artless and the beautiful.
In his art, Buswell highlights the concept of emergence in the creation of the art object by exploring how the content of the works arise through the nature of their construction, beyond the symbolism of the images portrayed. His lecture, Beauty is in the Eye of the Process, will be held on Thursday, October 25 at 5:30 PM at the Meese Auditorium, Art Building at the Center for the Visual Arts at Southern Oregon University.
Ben Buswell lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He received his MFA from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and BFA from Oregon State University. Solo exhibitions include The Shadow and the Willing at the Helzer Gallery (2010) and TENNESSEE at TILT Gallery and Project Space (2008). In 2010 Ben was nominated for The Contemporary Northwest Art Awards and was included in the 2006 Oregon Biennial. He has exhibited recently in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.