PUBLIC LECTURE WITH BUSTER SIMPSON ON TUESDAY, JULY 15th at 7 PM at the ANCHORAGE MUSEUM
Buster Simpson has been active as an artist working in the public since the late 1960s. His work ranges from stand alone sculpture to integrated and/or collaborative works. His work incorporates ecological, historical, social, and technological considerations, contextualizing them into a site specific aesthetic. His art, its medium and product vary, but the methodology and underpinning conceptual approach are consistent. All aspects of the public realm potentially could become part of the palette; the landscape, the infrastructure, the built environment, and the social and economic engagement. Simpson has stated, “I prefer working in public spaces. The complexity of any site is its asset; to build upon, to distill, to reveal its layers of meaning. Process becomes part and parcel to the art of the place.
Simpson has worked on major infrastructure projects, site master planning, signature sculptures, museum installations, and community projects. Simpson has completed numerous art master plans for urban centers and watersheds that integrate community, ecology, and art. A retrospective of his work was presented in 2013 at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington.
At 7 pm, Simpson will give a public lecture about his artwork and how design professionals can integrate artwork into their building projects. The talk will take place at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and it is a free event.
Simpson’s artwork will be unveiled in late August at King’s Landing along Ship Creek (near The Bridge Restaurant).