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Artist and Graphic Designer Ben Duvall is Taylor's Artist-in-Residence in February

  • By: Beth Bowman
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During the month of February, artist and graphic designer Ben DuVall will be Taylor University's artist-in-residence. Over the course of his time here, he will be facilitating an art and technology workshop, guest critiquing student work, speaking about his practice and mounting an exhibition in the Metcalf Gallery titled The Imperfect, an exploration of flaws, ugliness, dissonance, failure and the possibility of their redemption. The show is an open and collaborative experience for students and the surrounding community, an experiment in the “gallery-as-studio-as-theater,” culminating in a closing performance on Thursday, February 25, at 6 pm in the Metcalf Gallery. Reception will follow.

Ben DuVall is an artist, designer and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2013, and since that time has worked with design studios Bruce Mao Design, 2x4 and Project Projects. In addition to that, he maintains a personal practice somewhere in the blurry region between art, design, poetry and philosophy. He is the author of New Modernism(s), a study of visual culture, critical theory and technology, and edits BULK, an erratically-published art and literature broadsheet.

Metcalf Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm