John Sousa


“Reconstruction” series to be on display at Bluffton

Bluffton University’s Grace Albrecht Gallery will host “Reconstruction” by John Sousa.

 The series features computer-compiled photographic images printed with UV-cured inks over a textured surface of paint and collage fragments. Sousa examines the concept of pareidolia, a phenomenon in which one perceives meaning in abstract stimuli—for example seeing images in cloud-filled sky.

 Sousa lives and maintains a studio in Springboro, Ohio. He was a National Scholastic Art Scholar and graduated with a bachelor of fine arts from Bradley University in 1982. Sousa has exhibited work in more than 10 states. He has received two Montgomery County Art Fellowships and was awarded an AIA Grant by Summerfair in 2014.

 Opening Aug. 27, the exhibit is free and open to the public through Oct. 19. Gallery hours in the Sauder Visual Arts Center are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

A reception for the artist will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.



John Sousa