(Baton Rouge) – Renowned abstract sculptor Jim Osman will visit the LSU School of Art next week, where he will work with graduate students and share his vision and creative insights.
In addition, as part of the School of Art’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Osman will give a public lecture about his work on Wednesday October 1 at 5 PM in the Design Building lecture hall, room 103, on the LSU campus.
Osman brings years of experience as a sculptor working in wood to bear on his large scale plaster murals. With a nuanced feeling for internal structure, a deft use of subtle color, and a craftsman’s attention to finish, Osman creates a strong sense of place in his frescoes which typically fill entire walls in site specific applications. In his work, he combines, layers and compresses different kinds of space. The vessels that give these spaces form can be clear and tangible like architecture and furniture, symbolic like a flag, or just formal — a color.
Osman is based in New York, where his work has been exhibited extensively. It has also been shown throughout the United States and internationally. He will spend a week at LSU working with studio art gradate students.
“We are very fortunate to have an abstract artist of Osman’s caliber coming to spend so much time with students in the School of Art,” says says Kelli Scott Kelley, an associate professor of art who organized Osman’s visit. “It speaks to the quality of our program and the School of Art.”