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David Bogus




Reminiscent of the West Coast funk sculpture of the 1970s, particularly the work of the late Robert Arneson, the sculptures of David Bogus are full of exaggerations of scale, bizarre images, unlikely depictions and varied materials.  These three-dimensional collages are imbued with a slightly macabre playfulness that depends on a kind of loosey-goosey excessiveness and over-the-top expressionist energy for their success.  Bogus also uses the 19th Century motif of ornamental mirrors, creating vaguely surreal juxtapositions between the real world and the intoxicated, Rococo frames that are at once as dandified and coarse as Captain Hook and as playfully sly as Peter Pan.







David Bogus

Somerset, MA

  David Bogus was born in Fall River, Massachusetts and holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a BFA from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

  David’s most recent position was a Lecturer at the University of Idaho and has taught at Green Mountain College in Vermont, and Sussex County Community College in New Jersey. Recent shows include a solo exhibition “Amalgamation” at the Reflections Gallery on the campus of the University of Idaho, and a group show “2005 at the Bray” on the Lewis and Clark College campus in conjunction with NCECA 2006.

David has been awarded residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Peters Valley Craft Education Center, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.  




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