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    Starting From Darkness Jan 04 to Mar 04 @Waterstone Gallery
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    Dorothy Glenn "Generous Mystery" Jan 04 to Feb 25 @Wolff Gallery
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    Stratospheric Jan 20 to Mar 02 @Geezer Gallery @ Artists Repertory Theatre
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    Building Cranes and Butterfly Wings Feb 01 to Feb 25 @Waterstone Gallery
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    The Shape of Things Feb 01 to Feb 28 @Gallery 903
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    Sanctuary Feb 01 to Feb 25 @Gallery 114
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    Kanetaka Ikeda: Parts of the Cosmic Tree Feb 01 to Feb 25 @Blackfish Gallery

Portland Area Art Events

ThursdayOct 19

BEN BUSWELL: THE STORY IS NOT THE STORY

At Upfor Gallery

Thu, Oct 19 to Sat, Dec 02

show

Preview reception (artist present) October 18, 5:30 to 7:30pm
First Thursday art walk (artist present) November 2, 6:00 to 8:00pm
Artist talk: Ben Buswell in conversation with Meagan Atiyeh, Saturday, November 4, 4:00pm

THE WORK
For his third solo exhibition at Upfor, Ben Buswell presents fused glass and photo-based sculptures. The photo-based works in The Story is Not the Story feature close-up images of obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass, taken by Buswell at the Newberry National Volcanic Monument in Oregon. Buswell-hand embellished the glossy emulsion layer of each photograph with an accumulation of scratches, then built and painted unusually shaped frames for them. To create two of the sculptures in the exhibition, Buswell carefully pressed a flag of the United States into a bed of white frit (silica granules), then heat fused the frit, resulting in a crystalline debossment. Continuing his use of slow physical processes such as scratching and melting, the artist eschews language and symbolism as forms of communication, preferring the shared physical experiences of making and viewing artwork as a way to create mutual empathy.

EventBEN BUSWELL: THE STORY IS NOT THE STORY
DateThursday, October 19, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, December 2, 2017 (All day)
LocationUpfor Gallery Map
Address929 NW Flanders St, Portland
More Infohttp://www.upforgallery.com/