BRIAN BUNDREN: STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Circuitous Succession Gallery / 1789 Kirby Pkwy. August 25, 2017 - September 25, 2017
The current work (2017) represents “stream of consciousness”. Since 2010, I have been combining multiple, connected images into my paintings to create singular compositions. With the more recent paintings, I have come to realize the importance of letting the image making process be more organic and “free”, allowing the paintings to exist for themselves as opposed to rigid, singularly defined personal reflections.
Brian Bundren earned his M.F.A. from the University of Memphis in 2012 and has held a full-time faculty position at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) since 2008. Bundren teaches Painting I - IV, Drawing I - II, Renaissance Art History, supervises the Senior Practicum capstone project for studio art majors and is the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program. He also supervises the installation of exhibitions at FHU's Troy Plunk Art Gallery and assists with coordinating exhibitions.
In 2014, Bundren published his first instructional book through iBooks and Apple©. "Drawing 101: An Introduction to Basic Fundamentals" is a digital textbook complete with photos and videos that demonstrate basic drawing concepts through a variety of exercises. The tutorials provided will help beginners to know where to start and aid serious art students in building their portfolios.
*New Location Dedication: Circuitous Succession Gallery opens in East Memphis at the boarder of Memphis and Germantown to a new collector-base, though remains accessible to existing collectors who frequented the previous downtown location. Masonic Contemporary is our downtown gateway exhibition project, thus taking the reigns from our formal location as we focus on East Memphis.