Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Recita Hall September 23, 2009
Born in Southern California in 1976, Brian Goeltzenleuchter was raised in a culture that placed great value on consumption, display, and performance. Goeltzenleuchter's artwork, interdisciplinary by nature, investigates the productive and problematic elements of this, now-global, culture. His work is conceptually motivated and highly performative. Addressing questions of value and distribution his work offers a lively, ironic, interactive critique of cultural distribution in the market place. While remaining very visual, his practice opens theoretical questions about the role of criticism, museums, academies, journals and web sites in the attribution of cultural, historical and economic value to "art" objects. Goeltzenleuchter is an Associate Professor of Art and Graduate Coordinator at Central Washington University,
Brian Goeltzenleuchter earned his MFA at the University of California, San Diego. His work has been exhibited and performed nationally and internationally. Solo projects include: "Institutional Wellbeing: An Olfactory Intervention for the GAU," Grafisch Atelier Utrecht, The Netherlands (2006); "Stoicism and Other Character Flaws," Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma WA (2006); "Exchange Value(s)," Gallery 500, Portland, OR (2004); "Re:Sushi, A Retooling," Sushi Performance and Visual Art, San Diego, CA (2001).
Duo and group exhibitions include: "Sundays," Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA (2007); "Cultural Forum," McMillan Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (2004); "Northwest Annual," Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; (2003); ); "TIME FORMS," Center for Research and Computing in the Arts (CRCA), La Jolla, CA (2002); "In Praise of Folly," Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2001Ties that Bind: Construction of Home and Family in the Visual Arts, The University of Arizona (2000).