David Schafer: Recent Projects

Department of Art Fall 2011 Lecture Series

David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound performance, and graphics. His work embodies language, site, and architecture through the appropriation of modernist tropes, popular culture, and theory. His work is concerned with the intelligibility, translation, and structures of language and architecture. Much of Schafer’s work stems from this complex of situations, both spatial and linguistic. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he participated in LOL: A Decade in Antic Art at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore. In 2010, he permanently installed Separated United Forms at the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena and participated in the Whitney Biennial with What Should a Museum Sound Like?, a sound performance and sculpture. Schafer received his bachelor of art from the University of Missouri–Kansas City, and his master of fine arts from the University of Texas–Austin.

Sponsored by the Department of Art and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art