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OCTOBER ARTALK WAS A HIT! Join us every first Thursday and experience the best in contemporary art

OCTOBER ARTALK WAS A HIT!  Join us every first Thursday and experience the best in contemporary art

Contemporary Society & Artistic Commentary: October ArtTalk at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Thursday October 6, 2005 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Contemporary society offers a plethora of sensory experiences that directly impact how we view our world, and few mediums offer the opportunity to consider how we interact with our environments as thought-provokingly as installation art. On Thursday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m., Artists-in-Residence John Osorio-Buck, Nancy Fleischman and Martin Morehouse discuss how they create work that prompts viewers to experience their environments in new and thought-provoking ways during the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art’s First Thursday ArtTalk. As always, this event is free and the public is warmly invited to attend.

Installation artist and sculptor Nancy Fleischman is continuing her body of work that allows for installations to be about “the experience.” Her previous work investigated light as an intangible element, and she is now investigating sound as the intangible experiential element. Writes Fleischman: “Total environmental immersions are the essence of my work. Controlled conditions aid in the creation of these environments. Space, Sensation and Contemplation all act as counterparts in these environmental immersions.” Fleischman earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Installation artist John Osorio-Buck develops his work away from creating singular, autonomous art objects toward a method of creating Projects – work that may create objects but is more conceptual in nature. In this regard, Osorio-Buck’s goal is to create work that has relevancy, not only to the traditional art-viewing public, but to the general public as well. Recent Projects have included designing, building and living on a raft for over two weeks to create a pirate radio station in a disenfranchised Boston community and inviting local residents to create their own programming. The artist received his BFAD from the School of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, MA. Installation artist John Osorio-Buck develops his work away from creating singular, autonomous art objects toward a method of creating Projects – work that may create objects but is more conceptual in nature. In this regard, Osorio-Buck’s goal is to create work that has relevancy, not only to the traditional art-viewing public, but to the general public as well. Recent Projects have included designing, building and living on a raft for over two weeks, creating a pirate radio station in a disenfranchised Boston community and inviting local residents to create their own programming. The artist received his BFAD from the School of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, MA.

Through his humorous, interactive sculpture, Martin Morehouse attempts to initiate an awareness of sensory perception, political structures and self-perception. For the most part, he designs these machines and devices to elicit an emotional/psychological response while simultaneously involving the viewer’s physical body. In this regard, the sculptor is looking to increase possibilities for how people (himself included) understand themselves, both internally and in relation to the rest of the world. Morehouse received his BA in Studio Arts from Carleton College and his MFA in sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis.

These three artists all offer unique perspectives in terms of how we experience our environments. Join us at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts during the first Thursday in October and experience for yourself how thoroughly enlightening installation art can be.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
12th and Leavenworth
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130
Fax:: 402.341.9791
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