Wesley Logan Bruce: a visiting artist lecture
PLNU's Department of Art and Design presents a visiting artist lecture by Wesley Logan Bruce.
Wes Bruce graduated from PLNU in 2007 with a degree in art education. Since graduation he has been actively involved in the San Diego art community. He has worked for the Education Department at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in the development for teen and children's programming, as well as implementing and participating in numerous art residencies. He has also continued to pursue his own work, and gained a significant local following with his one-night exhibitions, taking place at empty and abandoned locations throughout San Diego. Eventually evolving into his fort-making practice, Wes continued this barnstorming approach and his installations gained an impressive following, becoming significant events in the local art scene. In 2010, Wes was offered an exhibition at the California Center for the Arts Escondido and created "The Secrets Surrounding the Mysterious Life and Psychology of Ms. Augustine Greane", his largest fort installation, occupying a 2,000 square foot gallery within the museum. In 2011 Wes and Bryan Bangerter created a documentary titled "A Film About a Fort", which debuted at The Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. Wes' work has gained significant press and media attention, and he was recently awarded a $20,000 grant by the San Diego Foundation to create a new work at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas.