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Tony Oursler, visual artist reschedules lecture at Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola press release - February 22, 2002

(New Orleans)—On Monday, February 25, 2002, a very informal reception, "Exhibition Celebration in the Absence of the Artist," will take place in the Collins C. Diboll Gallery for viewing the work of visual artist Tony Oursler. The gallery is on the fourth floor, J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library on the main campus of Loyola University.

Although Oursler has canceled his lecture for February 25, the "Tony Oursler: Selected Works, 1973 - 2002," exhibit, including interactive and video projection pieces, will be up and running in the gallery. The two Oursler films, "Joyride" and "Loner" will be playing continuously on the VCR. The exhibit runs until March 1.

Oursler is best known for his video installations, manipulated footage of human faces thrown against three dimensional objects, animated masks which reverse our assumptions about the quality of reality and the politics of its representation. In this exhibition, Oursler reveals and is revealed by other processes and practices. Drawings, doodles, sketches and plans divulge the artist's thinking.

he lecture is part of the Biever Lecture Series at Loyola University. The lecture has been rescheduled by Oursler for early November 2002.