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Buntin displays art at University of Georgia gallery

Posted Aug. 30, 2010

An art exhibition featuring pieces created by Phillip Buntin, assistant professor of art at Kent State University at Trumbull, is currently on display at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at The University of Georgia.

The exhibit, entitled "Re: mark", began its run on August 16 and will continue through September 17, and is billed as a drawing invitational and also featured the works of Kathleen McShane, Sara Schneckloth and Barb Bondy.

According to the Dodd website, "For the artists featured in 'Re:Buntin art mark', drawing also affords a conceptual foundation and visual clarity unlike any other media.  In the hands of these individuals, drawing is approached as idea, activity and material.  Though each employs a unique visual strategy, the spirit of their work remains tied to the immediate, almost elementary nature of mark making."

Said Buntin, "In my current body of work, I have sought to create an uneasy equilibrium between fragments and their conjoining into elusive wholes. The language of the work is diagrammatic and alludes to rationalistic approaches of understanding.  The sources for my figures/diagrams are borrowed, manipulated, inspired by diagrams from various scientific disciplines.

"An important linchpin of the work is the inability to easily "close off the circle" or to see the fragments as a related whole. This is an aspect of the work that allows us to directly understand in a visual experience that our interpretations and understandings of complex phenomena are illuminating yet incomplete, and as such, is always open to reevaluation."