Exhibition | Ben Buswell: The Story is Not the Story | at Upfor | Portland | Art Week

Ben Buswell: The Story is Not the Story

Share this

Categories:

Country:

City:

Date: 
Thursday, 19 October 2017 to Saturday, 2 December 2017
Opening: 
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Ben Buswell employs laborious surface embellishments to emphasizes the material qualities of new photo-based and fused glass sculptures.

Photo-based sculptures feature close-up images of obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass, taken by Buswell at the Newberry National Volcanic Monument in Oregon. The glossy emulsion layer of each photograph is embellished by the artist with an accumulation of scratches and presented in an unusually shaped frame. For the fused glass sculptures, Buswell carefully pressed an embroidered US flag into a bed of white frit (silica granules), then heat fused the frit, resulting in a crystalline debossment.

Artist ( Name ):

Artist ( Description ): 

Ben Buswell (b. 1974 in Dallas, Oregon) is based in Portland, Oregon. A Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts (2015), Buswell is also a two-time recipient of Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grants and recently completed a residency at Bullseye Glass in Portland. Notable solo exhibitions in addition to Upfor include Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles; The Art Gym at Marylhurst University and CoCA Seattle. He was included in the major group exhibitions Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and The Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum (2006).

Telephone: 
1-503-227-5111

Venue ( Name ):

Venue ( Address ): 

929 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209

Add new comment

Other shows from Upfor Gallery

view
Alix Pearlstein: Harem ROOM-1 and Two Women
01/31/2018 to 02/24/2018
view
Gingham | Ensō
12/06/2017 to 01/27/2018
view
Ben Buswell: The Story is Not the Story
10/19/2017 to 12/02/2017
view
Rodrigo Valenzuela: General Song
09/06/2017 to 10/14/2017

Pages

 

Related Shows This Week

view
Welcome Tom Mulqueen
02/11/2021 to 01/31/2022
view
un/mute
09/22/2021 to 01/07/2022
view
Into the Wild 2021
10/11/2021 to 01/10/2022
view
In search of a self-identity
10/16/2021 to 10/31/2021
view
34th California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts
10/22/2021 to 10/23/2021
view
EVOKE - CORE Gallery Artist Show
10/01/2021 to 10/31/2021
view
Welcome Renee DiNapoli
08/31/2021 to 08/31/2022
view
Gregory Jacobsen "Effusive Supreme" New Paintings
09/10/2021 to 10/30/2021

Pages