Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Buzz Spector in collaboration with students from the Myers School of Art

This exhibition is a collaboration between the University Libraries, The Center for the History of Psychology, Akron Printmaking Enthusiasts, the Synapse Art and Science series, and students in intermediate drawing at the Myers School of Art.

The subject of the exhibition, at the Bierce Library Lobby, University Libraries, is the relationship between books, memory, and perception.  Books are repositories of knowledge, opinions, culture, and memory.  Students in the exhibition were asked to respond to the content and alter books donated from The Center for the History of Psychology.  In their process students responded to the collection of testing devices for a wide variety of memory and perceptual experiments, some are on display in the exhibition, and are also from The Center for the History of Psychology.

Buzz Spector is an internationally recognized artist and critical writer.  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 a subject and as object, and concerns the relationships among public history, individual memory, and perception.  Spector’s installation is exhibited in conjunction with the student projects.

The recipient of several awards and fellowships, Spector was honored with a College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art Award (2013), an Artist's Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2005), a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (1991), a Visual Artist's Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council (1988) and three fellowship awards from the National Endowment for the Arts (1991, 1985 and 1982).


Buzz Spector in collaboration with students from the Myers School of Art
March 12 – April 18, 2014
Bierce Library Lobby
University Libraries
302 Buchtel Common
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325

No comments: