basket-like sculpture by David Shurbutt
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David Shurbutt Visiting Artist Exhibition

  • 01/19-02/23
  • Galllery Hours: Weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Owen Hall - Second Floor Gallery

Visiting Artist: David Shurbutt. January 19 - February 23, 2018. Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 6-8:00 p.m. 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 and his MA in Media Arts in 1982 from the University of South Carolina. Shurbutt received his MFA in Studio Art in 2017 from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Shurbutt has exhibited in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. David Shurbutt lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina.

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.


Contact for this event:

  • Department of Art and Art History
  • 828.251.6559