The University of West Florida Department of Art will host the Genius Loci Artist & Scholar Lecture series, an event and lecture by Artist Benjamin Lord, Feb. 12th at 4 p.m. in the UWF Gallery of Art, Building 82. All events are free and open to the public.
Since receiving his MFA from UCLA in 2002, Lord’s art has taken a variety of forms including large color prints, books, sculpture, reading-room installations and print portfolios. Employing vocabularies from the contradictory legacies of art photography and conceptual art, his work explores illusionism, the evolving California landscape, the cultural mechanisms of photography, the boundary between process and product, and the relationship between fiction and reality. He has exhibited in New York, Paris, and Barcelona. He lives and works in Los Angeles.