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Bruce Burris: A Shrine for a Shrine

October 5 @ 10:00 am - December 9 @ 4:00 pm

Schneider Museum of Art presents Bruce Burris: A Shrine for a Shrine

Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art is announcing the opening of their fall exhibitions, a solo exhibition by Bruce Burris titled A Shrine for a Shrine accompanied by two essays from Oregon based arts writers Patrick Collier and Bean Gilsdorf. Burris has also curated a group exhibition for our Treehaven Gallery titled, We Take the Long Way an exhibition focused on neurodiverse artists. These exhibitions will be on view at the Schneider Museum of Art October 5 through December 9, 2021.

A 2018 Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts, Bruce Burris is known for ornate, brightly colored text-based paintings, collages and assemblages that mirror, or moreover, place a lens on observations of class and philosophical divides. Burris’ work has been noted as ebullient, trippy and unruly. A selection of recent work will be installed in the museum’s Main and Heiter galleries.

“Burris is a messenger, a medium channeling unstable cultural currents into visual forms, so naturally these assemblages are turbulent.” -Bean Gilsdorf, Artist & Writer

“…he (Burris) makes us “listen” to the opposition, for how else can we make an informed opinion about what is true suffering and what is an imagined or self-inflicted victimization?” -Patrick Collier, Artist & Art Critic

For more than forty-five years Burris has been an advocate for neurodiverse artists and has founded several art centers devoted to cultural equity. We Take the Long Way, is how artist Beverly Powell described her process as an artist going from an institutional setting where “they didn’t let me crayon,” to supportive programs where she is able to flourish and create the vivid paintings of bouquets she is now known for today. Oregon is credited with many programs who collaborate with neurodiverse artists. For this exhibition we focused on artists who are near the I-5 corridor in Medford, Eugene, Corvallis, and Portland. Participating organizations include Living Studios Cornerstone Associates (Corvallis), The Studio at Living Opportunities (Medford), Public Annex (Portland), Oregon Supported Living Program – Arts & Culture (Eugene).

Masterworks on Loan will also be on display in the Entry Gallery. Museum hours will be Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always free, but a $5 donation is suggested.

Schneider Museum of Art presents:
Bruce Burris: A Shrine for a Shrine & We Take the Long Way
Free, and open to the public. Suggested $5 donation.

Exhibition on view: October 5 – December 9, 2021
Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University
555 Indiana Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Free one hour parking is available directly behind the Museum.

Phone: (541) 552-6245
Online: sma.sou.edu


October 5 @ 10:00 am
December 9 @ 4:00 pm
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