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September 2016

de Saisset features Beasley's Coriolis and Torqueri Sculptures

Bruce Beasley’s Recent Work: Coriolis and Torqueri Sculptures On Exhibit September 30 through December 4

de Saisset is first American museum to exhibit internationally renown artist Bruce Beasley's Coriolis and Torqueri series

SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 7, 2016 —For the first time ever in an American museum, sculptures from the recent Coriolis and Torqueri series by contemporary Oakland-based artist Bruce Beasley are on display at the de Saisset Museum from September 30 through December 4 in Bruce Beasley Recent Work: Coriolis and Torqueri.  

Bruce Beasley is an internationally known artist who creates abstract sculptures inspired by what he calls “the building blocks of nature,” the various forces that shape and sustain the universe.  Driven by his keen intelligence and relentless curiosity, the artist’s Coriolis and Torqueri series are his latest experiments with shape, media, and process.

Both the Coriolis and Torqueri works are sinuous sculptures that turn, twist, and fold in a manner true to observation and nature. With their rich and varied patinations, the ribbon-like Torqueri, in particular, are creations that seem to glide with a movement new to sculpture. Created through computer modeling and 3-D printing, Beasley offers sculptures that before now have been difficult or impossible to make by traditional methods such as carving or casting.The pieces are fabricated from resin, bronze, and stainless steel.

The de Saisset exhibition, guest curated by Dr. Hilarie Faberman, includes a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay on the Coriolis and Torqueri series and an interview with the artist.  A public reception for the exhibition will be held on September 29, 2016 from 7-8:30 p.m. de Saisset Museum Members can enjoy a preview hour with the Bruce Beasley and Dr. Hilarie Faberman from 6-7 p.m.

That same evening, the de Saisset will celebrate the opening of exhibition Crossing Cultures: Belle Yang, A Story of Immigration.

About the de Saisset Museum
The de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University is the South Bay’s free museum of art and history. The museum was founded adjacent to the Mission Santa Clara de Asís on the Santa Clara University campus in 1955 and is one of only three museums in the South Bay accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The de Saisset Museum supports Santa Clara University’s goal of educating the whole person through a diverse and accessible range of exhibitions, collections, and educational programs that highlight the art and history of the San Francisco Bay Area. As a center for lifelong learning, the de Saisset facilitates discovery, experience, and inspiration through engaging objects of art and history.

About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, theology, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see

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Bruce Beasley, Coriolis V, 2013, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene. Image by M. Lee Fatherree.