Council Bluffs, IA
Carver Bank, March 1st, 2013 - March 1st, 2014
Bart Vargas explores the artistic potential of trash and recyclable materials to build paintings, sculptures and installations that blur the identity of these everyday materials, transforming them into playful, thought-provoking objects. He has exhibited internationally, and his work can be found in many collections throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Vargas’s works have been featured in national publications, and he received a 2010 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center. The artist has also participated in the 2010 Beijing International Art Biennale (BIAB), as well as the 2012 Santorini Biennale of Arts in Santorini, Greece. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Master of Fine Art at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.