March 25, 2010

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Sculptor Tannaz Farsi will give a lecture about her artwork, "Poetic Amalgamations of Information and Objects," on Monday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored in part by the Bucknell Association for the Arts.

Sculpture and video
According to Joe Meiser, assistant professor of art at Bucknell, Farsi combines sculpture and video in large-scale installations. She manipulates industrial materials such as fluorescent lights, steel, conduit holders, and upholstery vinyl as a means of connecting with the pedestrian and the familiar. Farsi culls her artistic intentions through prose, current events, and art historical references, maintaining an unusual tension between longing and hope, between resistance and surrender.

A professor of sculpture at the University of Oregon, Farsi was recently granted an artist residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. She has exhibited her artwork in prominent venues across the United States, including Sculpture Center in Cleveland, The Tacoma Art Museum, and Gallery 621 in Tallahassee, Fla.

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