Buehler will present the importance of collecting personal histories in his upcoming lecture
BYU Art professor Fidalis Buehler will present “I Hear You in My Bones,” on Thursday, December 5 at 11 a.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall discussing the importance of collecting personal histories as part of the 2019-2020 Faith + Works Lecture Series.
Buehler has presented his work in various art exhibits from the regional level to shows across the U.S. and throughout the world. A few notable experiences include his participation in Gallery Protocol in Gainesville, Florida, New Mystics at the CUAC, Auckland’s NorthArt Center and a publication with New American Paintings. The diversity within Buehler’s childhood home established a stimulating place to guide and shape his creative process. Influenced by a blend of two cultures — Euro-American and Pacific Islander — Buehler’s art reflects his biracial upbringing. “My work represents identity seen through the complexity of American culture and South Pacific traditions — calling attention to confrontation and conflicting realities; straddling the line between levity and earnest devotion,” said Buehler. “Image making becomes an act of playful conjuring — reassembling personal histories that embody fear, anxiety, mythology, dreams, revelations, magic, mysticism and ritual.” Buehler has taught painting and drawing for the Department of Art since 2008. He currently resides in Mapleton with his wife and five children.