Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ben Tollefson
SCAD Museum curator and former director of Non-Fiction Gallery in Savannah Ben Tollefson will visit Georgia Southern University on Thursday, Nov. 2 to discuss the range of ways to build a creative career, and what he looks for when putting together gallery and museum exhibitions. An artist talk will begin at 5 p.m. in Arts Building room 2071.
“Ben is a compelling artist, a curator with great breadth of vision, and a very dynamic speaker,” says Center for Art and Theatre Gallery Director Jason Hoelscher. “The range of creative endeavors Ben takes part in is truly inspiring, and will offer great insights in the different ways students, emerging artists, and creative people, in general, can build a career.”
Tollefson’s painted creations pose an alternatively constructed view on the human body and general space in which those bodies exist.
“Through a distortion of bodies and uncertainty of spaces, I ask the viewer to reconsider reality,” Tollefson mentions in his artist’s statement.
Tollefson received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wisconsin Lutheran College and Masters of Fine Arts from the Savannah College Art and Design. Tollefson currently resides and works in Savannah, Ga.