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FGCU Art Program Presents Artist Lecture by Richard Mueller on April 9

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Art Program presents an artist lecture by Richard Mueller at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 in the Printmaking Studio at the FGCU Arts Complex. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Richard Mueller's current work responds to the phenomenon of surplus information in western societies and changing notions of truth, beauty and knowledge. It employs as its premise the discarding, shredding and appropriation of work and image as a metaphoric device to generate new and relevant forms. Working in a wide range of media from canvas and paint to newspaper and glass, Mueller moves fluidly between two- and three-dimensional formats, and between abstraction and representation. His work appears in exhibitions at public and private galleries throughout Canada, Germany and the United States.

Mueller has a 20-year history of teaching cultural studies, pedagogy and studio courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels with Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD), in Halifax. Additionally, he has developed and taught drawing and theory-related courses for the Dalhousie University School of Architecture in Halifax. Mueller retired from NSCAD in 2009 and continues to teach individual courses at both universities. He now maintains studios in Florida and Nova Scotia, and is currently teaching an advanced drawing studio workshop at FGCU.

For more information, contact Professor of Art and Art Program Leader Patricia Fay at (239) 590-7229 or

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