Black Hills State University art graduate Dustin Price will have his artwork, A Discourse in Stillness: The Language of Silence on exhibit at the Apex Gallery on the campus of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Sept. 28 through Nov. 6. Price will give an artist’s talk Monday, Sept. 28 during the reception from 5-7 p.m.
Price has deep roots in western South Dakota and he has traveled far and wide to pursue his artistic career. He studied drawing and paint restoration in Florence, Italy before returning to the Black Hills. His life on the family ranch outside of the Badlands is filtered through the lens of world travels, intense study, and the hard work.
In his artist statement, Price says, “My work is an investigation of the direct correlations between the act of contemplation, discourse and emotional stillness, and the making or experiencing of my work. My process often involves a repetitive, physical act in search of self-dissolution and meditation. During this repetitive process, I conceptually and aesthetically consider topics that involve the limitations and possibilities inherent in elements of discourse. I understand that my process repeatedly gives way to questions that cannot be answered, but I believe attempting to understand these questions is often just as significant as answering them.”
The gallery, located in room 201 of the Classroom Building at SDSMT in Rapid City is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m.
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Friday, September 30, 2016