The Experimental Sculpture Studio Presents

Paul Sietsema

in Conversation around Sculpture, Drawing, and Film

Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 1:30-3 pm

UC San Diego, Structural and Materials Engineering Building (SME) 206
9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093

Los Angeles based artist Paul Sietsema's multilayered work explores the fluidity and mutability of bodies of knowledge. Through an intensely intimate practice, Paul's work travels through drawing, sculpture and 16mm film, probing the relationship between these various mediums as phenomenological experience. Sietsema's complex working method reflects his belief that the purpose of an artwork is not to transmit but to mediate information or meaning in a way that matches its cultural and temporal context. Blurring the line between the authentic and the reproduced, between reality and representation, the necessarily fragmented nature of history is revealed as manifest in objects, suggesting new stories and connections over time.

The Visual Arts Department Experimental Sculpture Studio is led by Professor Jennifer Pastor in collaboration with Visual Arts graduate students.