What: Visiting Artist: David Shurbutt Exhibition
When: January 19–February 23, 2018
Where: S. Tucker Cooke Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Monday–Friday
Free and open to the public.
About the Artist: David Shurbutt was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1950. He received his BA in Art Studio in 1979; his MA in Media Arts in 1982 from the University of South Carolina, and his MFA in Studio Art in 2017 from the Maryland Institute College of Art. David Shurbutt lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina. He has exhibited in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.
Artist Statement: I am an Art Worker who uses inexpensive, non-traditional materials to make non-commercial objects and performances. My tools are my body, a pair of scissors, and a brush. The forms and textures of my objects are inherent in the qualities of my chosen materials. My medium is multidisciplinary. My intentions are to metaphorically expose the effects of hypermodernity and globalism on human and other animal populations and to criticize the commercialization and commodification of art under late capitalism.