Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presents: A Question of Permanence

This series, A Question of Permanence, examines our impact on memory, community and society by asking, “What are we leaving behind?”

SuttonBeresCuller are a group of three Seattle based artists (John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler) who began working together at Cornish College of the Arts.  Their works range from installation, performance, gallery works, public tours to floating islands.  The work expresses their wish to engage viewers in unconventional ways.  They work both within, and outside the confines of traditional gallery spaces, often creating an open critique of such spaces.  Their work often plays with the idea of engagement with an audience through the use of mobile sculpture and public performance. SuttonBeresCuller are starting to redefine public art and deliver an art experience to a wider and often unsuspecting audience.  There is a wonderful sense of delight, whimsy and humor inherent in the experiences they craft.  They have a somewhat oddball take on such academic concepts as private/public spaces, accessibility and social engagement.  This is a refreshing discourse on what often can be pedantic.

SutterBeresCuller received their BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. They have exhibited at the Henry Gallery in Seattle, University of Nebraska, and the Lawrimore Projects. Their works can be seen in the public collections of the San Jose International Airport, Woodville High School and throughout Seattle as part of the department of transportation. They have received numerous grants including the Artist Trust GAP grant, the Betty Bowen Kayla Skinner Special recognition award, Artist Trust Arts Innovator award and the Stranger’s Genius award. Recently, they had a solo exhibition entitled Small Moons in partnership with Art without Walls in Louisville, Ky.

Schedule for SutterBeresCuller:

Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 11:30 a.m.,  SFCC Building 24 (Sn-w’ey’-mn), Room 110

Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m.,  NW Museum of Arts & Culture, Auditorium

Thursday, Jan. 31 at noon, EWU Art Department, Auditorium