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Wilson Art Gallery Hosts Exhibit: "The Art in War"

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … An exhibit of the work of Benjamin Busch will be on display in the Wilson Art Gallery of the Noreen Reale Falcone Library at Le Moyne College. The exhibit, titled “The Art in War,” opens on Thursday, Oct. 23, and will run through Friday, Nov. 14, and can be seen during regular library hours (Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to midnight; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.).


Le Moyne College will host an opening talk by the artist Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. A reception will follow the lecture at 8 p.m. in the Wilson Art Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.


Benjamin Busch was born in 1968 in Manhattan and grew up in rural central New York. He graduated from Vassar College in 1991 with a major in studio art and soon thereafter accepted a commission in the United States Marine Corps. Busch served four years as an active duty infantry officer and then from 1996 to the 2006 in the Selected Marine Reserve. In 1997 he turned to acting and had small appearances in “Party of Five” and “Homicide.”  He deployed to Iraq in 2003 as the commanding officer of Delta Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and then again in 2005 with a civil affairs unit in Ar Ramadi.  The images in his photographic exhibits, “The Art in War” (2003) and “Occupation” (2005), are from these two deployments.  In 2004, he began playing the role of Officer Anthony Colicchio on the HBO series “The Wire,” now in its final season, and has just wrapped the new HBO series, “Generation Kill,” in Africa.  His first film as a writer/director, “Sympathetic Details,” was released in February of 2008 and is making its award-winning international film festival tour now. 


A new exhibit of photographs, “Abstract Matter,” and his final exhibit of new images from Iraq, “Patrols,” are due later this year.  He lives in Michigan with his wife, Tracy, and their three- year-old daughter, Alexandra.


For more information, call 445-4153.






posted on: 9/30/2008