Ryan Rasmussen “Just For Now”
October 13 – November 18, 2016
Artist Lecture: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4 pm.
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 5-7 p.m.
Food and refreshments.
Free & Open to the Public
Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery
Charles A. Sorber Visual Arts Building
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, Texas 79762
This exhibition features interactive sculpture by visiting artist Ryan Rasmussen. Rasmussen’s processes include many forms of sculpture, installation, kinetic and electronic works, collaboration, 3D printing, sound and video. He makes art that probes a wide range of aspects of the built environment and focusing specifically on cultural artifacts and popular products. This comes from an interest in how cultural artifacts simultaneously embody and emit desire, especially as the world continues to expand yet becomes smaller through use of such avenues as the internet and globalization of markets. Rasmussen believes his role as an artist is to interpret these forces that are not only present in our world but are major players in crafting it and representing that in a unique way.
Originally form Neenah, Wisconsin, Rasmussen received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and his Masters of Fine Arts in Dimensional Practice from the University of Iowa. After teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha, Qatar Ryan Rasmussen became Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee beginning in 2015. He has exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions in the Middle East, Thailand, Argentina and throughout the United States.
All events are supported by UTPB – Student Life and Odessa Arts.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 2 – 5 p.m.