Paul Oberst, a Frankfort native, who now lives in Maine, is giving a talk about his art work at the Aegon Gallery in the Jones Visual Arts building at Centre College Friday, October 30, 3:30 p.m. PAUL OBERST '77: CEREMONIAL OBJECTS, TENTS, TEMPLES AND BLANKETS, a show of Oberst work has been on display at the Aegon Gallery and will run through Saturday, October 31.
Oberst attended Frankfort High School graduating in 1973. He graduated from Centre College in 1977. Oberst worked at the Cleveland Centre for Contemporary art (now Cleveland MOCA) and was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.
Oberst has shown his work and is represented in museum, commercial, academic and corporate galleries since 1982.
The works at the Aegon Gallery range from sculptures to wall hangings and even two wall pieces executed by Centre art students to his specifications.
Oberst work presents "a temple" which the artist describes as a "locus of the human spirit", in many different media. The Centre show also displays "ceremonial objects" that Oberst says one might find within the temple architecture.
A show of Oberst's work, PAUL OBERST: CEREMONIAL OBJECTS, DEVICES & FORMS opens November 3 at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia , PA. Information on that show can be accessed on the Bridgette Mayer Gallery website: www.bridgettemayergallery.com
Photo Information: Ceremonial Blanket/Coba Pepper, oil on canvas, 40"x 30".