Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Michael Beitz
Date and Time: Monday, November 3, 2014 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: HSS 101 College of Health and Social Services Auditorium
Michael Beitz skillfully combines furniture design and meticulous craftsmanship with the more conceptual concerns of contemporary art. Tapping into the cultural significance of domestic furniture, such as dining tables and living room couches, Beitz ultimately subverts each object’s functionality. Although humorous and playful, these works also speak to the complexity of human relationships and reveal deeper psychological impacts of our experience with everyday objects. Michael Beitz received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from Alfred University and an Master of Fine Arts from the University at Buffalo. He has also worked as a fine woodworker with world-renowned furniture artist Wendell Castle, and NYC furniture design firm BDDW. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. Artist grants and residencies include Sculpture Space in Utica, NY, and the Roswell Artist in Residence Program in New Mexico.