Please join us this Friday, Sept. 30 for the opening reception of Movement, Muscle, Measure.
An exhibition of drawings by Michael B. Baum
On view September 28 – October 28, 2016
Reception Friday, September 30, 5 – 7
Artist’s talk, at 6
Michael Baum left the plains of the Dakotas in his early twenties for the mountain ranges of California, Wyoming, Montana, Washington and Alaska. His interactions with nature and the wilderness became the impetus for his graduate studies in fine art, which he completed at Washington State University with an emphasis in drawing and printmaking. Michael is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Black Hills State University in South Dakota, as well as curator for the Ruddell Gallery.
Through rigorous physical practice he explores the intersection of kinesiology, drawing, and technology. He has an extensive list of exhibitions and was awarded a career development grant through the South Dakota Arts Council for a series of drawings entitled Heart to Heart.
” My work employs both drawing and kinesiology to examine the convergence of sport and art. I make work with the aid of drawing devices that have been designed to record various outdoor pursuits, ranging from long distance cycling trips, to backcountry ski tours. The resulting work exists as a series of drawings, an indexical record of my travels. The images stand as a document providing the means of engaging and communicating with both nature and the self through performance. “
A collection of studio photos, works in process, exhibition images, and additional visual residue from a contemporary artist at work.