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Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Kendall Buster
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December 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



December 9, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Tephra ICA
12001 Market St
Reston, VA 20190 United States


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About the exhibition:
The growth of a seed suggests a benign intervention, a germination in which it blossoms from its origin and into a seedling – the beginning of what can be imagined. Trained as a microbiologist, Buster’s work suggests ideas of budding, merging, and hybridization, using abstract forms and high-tech materials to create objects that expand what we know of natural and made environments. Her practice examines the microscopic and the monumental, from works that allude to intimate, botanical illustrations to architectural drawings to life-size biomorphic vessels. With the gallery assuming the role of a laboratory, Buster’s work interrogates the edges of free expression and posits new ways of thinking about what can and cannot be expressed.

About the artist:
Kendall Buster earned a BFA degree from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC, and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University. Additionally, she participated in the Independent Study Studio Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, NY.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues nationally and internationally including the Hirshhorn Museum, the American University Katzen Museum, and the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC; Artist’s Space and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, NY; the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, GA; the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, MI; the Bahnhof Westend in Berlin, Germany; Commune 1 and KZNSA Gallery in South Africa; and more.

Buster’s work has been reviewed in ArtForum, Sculpture Magazine, The Washington Post, and more. She has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and was a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in the Arts. She currently lives and works in Richmond, VA and is a Professor and the Graduate Director in the Department of Sculpture and Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Photo credits:

Image courtesy of the artist.

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