Tues, Dec 12, 6 pm

Playa artist-in-residence Curtis Bartone visits Bend Art Center this December to share paintings, drawings and etchings based on man’s attempt to understand, conquer, and exploit the wilderness. Bartone’s current works fuse historical styles from Italian Renaissance painting to 17th-Century Dutch still life, to 19th-century scientific illustration. Barton explores the notion of “wilderness” and how it has changed from being a real place–mysterious, unknown, and pristine–to a distorted fiction.

Curtis Bartone’s work has been included in over 100 group and in 22 solo exhibitions, most recently at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts; Alberta Printmakers in Canada; and the Telfair Art Museum in Savannah, Georgia. Bartone has been awarded numerous awards, grants and residencies. He was recently invited to Emmanuel College’s two-month residency program in Boston. Other awards include two Illinois Arts Council Grants, and a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant. His work is included in several museum, university, and private collections. Bartone received an MFA in Painting from Northwestern University in Chicago and a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Fine Art. He currently resides in Savannah, Georgia, where he is witness to the development and destruction of the lowcountry’s marshes and woodlands.

$5/person. No RSVP required.