Immediately following his solo installation/exhibition at The Art Gym, Upfor presents a reconfiguration of Ben Buswell's sculptural installation. Buswell, a sculptor whose work spans media from ceramics to incised photographs, uses processes such as doubling, abstraction and repetitive mark-making to highlight the temporal nature of the work. Buswell's Art Gym installation is possible in part due to the support of The Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation and The Regional Arts and Culture Council.
Ben Buswell (b. 1974 in Dallas, Oregon) lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Buswell received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and BFA from Oregon State University. Notable solo exhibitions include I Do Not Belong to the Sky at The Art Gym (2015), Projector at CoCA Seattle (2013) and The Shadow and the Willing at Helzer Gallery (2010). Buswell’s work has been included in Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and The Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum (2006). In 2014 and 2011, Buswell was awarded Career Opportunity Grants from The Oregon Arts Commission and Ford Family Foundation.