Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Internationally renowned artist and critic Buzz Spector to deliver artist talk at UIS

Buzz Spector, an internationally recognized artist and critical writer based in St. Louis, will present an artist talk at the University of Illinois Springfield on Thursday, November 5, at 6:00 p.m. The talk will take place on the third floor of Brookens Library, in room 376, and is open to the public.

The talk is made possible by the following community sponsors: DEMO Project, The Springfield Art Association, Prairie Art Alliance, UIS Visual Arts Gallery, Friends of Brookens Library and the UIS Department of Art, Music, and Theatre.

Spector will also exhibit his work in Eye to Eye, Mouth to Mouth, Ear to Ear, at DEMO Project, a Springfield art gallery that emphasizes contemporary art practices. Eye to Eye, Mouth to Mouth, Ear to Ear will open at DEMO Project on Friday, November 6, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. The exhibit will run from Friday, November 6 through Saturday, December 5. DEMO Project is open for the duration of the exhibit on Saturday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Buzz Spector works in a wide range of mediums including sculpture, photography, printmaking, book arts, and installation. His work makes frequent use of the book, both as subject and as object, and is concerned with the relationships among public history, individual memory, and perception.

Internationally recognized as an artist and critic, his work has been exhibited in museums throughout the United States and Europe, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Mattress Factory Art Museum (Pittsburgh), and the Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art (Prato, Italy).

Spector is also a highly accomplished teacher who received the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teaching of Art Award in 2013. Having taught previously at Cornell University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he is currently Professor of Art at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

DEMO Project is located on the Springfield Art Association campus at 732 N. 4th Street, Springfield, IL. DEMO Project is directed by Springfield-based contemporary artists, all of whom have an affiliation to the UIS Visual Arts program. For more information, email demoprojectspace@gmail.com or visit www.demoprojectspace.com.

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