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Lecture: UC Berkeley Alumni Bruce Beasley, Fri., March 7

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014

Time: Late afternoon, exact time TBA

Townsend Center, Geballe Room
220 Stephens Hall

Free and open to the public

Dean of the Arts and Humanities Anthony Cascardi and the Arts Research Center are honored to welcome artist, sculptor, and UC Berkeley alumni Bruce Beasley back to campus. Beasley, whose momentous career has spanned over 45 years working in California and the Bay Area, will present his work and thoughts on the artistic process in a public lecture on March 7, 2014.

Born in Los Angles in 1939, Bruce Beasley is recognized as one of the most noteworthy and innovative sculptors on the West Coast. He began his art studies at Dartmouth College before transferring to the UC Berkeley art department in 1959. Beasley has traveled to Japan, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Germany, Alaska, and Spain to lecture and attend exhibits and installations of his work. A self-described “unrepentant modernist,” Bruce Beasley advanced the idea of sculpture with formal structures that could be simultaneously observed in multiple views. His 2005 Retrospective at the Oakland Museum of California, Sculpture by Bruce Beasley: A 45-Year Retrospective, demonstrates the artist’s growth, range, and ingenuity over the past four decades. Never static, Beasley continues to work from his West Oakland compound, using new materials and new technologies.

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