BSC brings Termesphere® gallery and artist to campus
Published: Apr 19 2018
As ArtsQuest continues at Bismarck State College, internationally acclaimed artist Dick Termes talks about this one-of-a-kind spherical paintings, known as Termespheres®, on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Basin Electric Auditorium of the BSC National Energy Center of Excellence. This presentation is free and open to the public.
Termes has been painting spherical paintings since 1968 when he received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Wyoming. He continued his pursuit with his thesis on the Termesphere® at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles where he received a Master of Fine Arts.
Each Termesphere® is a revolving three-dimensional space/time exploration of an entirely closed universe, meaning that what you see, rotating in front of you, is one complete world or environment. What you are seeing when you look at a Termesphere® is an optical illusion – an inside-out view of the total physical world around you on the outside surface of a hanging, rotating sphere.
The Termespheres® will be on display inside the Gannon Gallery in LEA Hall on the BSC campus through April 20.