Weber State University Lindquist College Of Arts & Humanities and Mary Elizabeth Shaw Gallery Present 2016 Biennial Faculty Exhibition

The Weber State University (WSU) Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities (www.weber.edu/cah) today announced the opening of the Department of Visual Art & Design Biennial Faculty Exhibition on Friday, Sept., 16 at 7 p.m. The Biennial Faculty Exhibition represents the work of more than 30 faculty artists who are known both locally and around the world. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will be on display in the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery from Sept. 16 – Nov. 16. For a sneak peek of the exhibition please visit: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSJ-K-zYFYE).

“In the past five years, no other Department of Visual Art & Design in the state of Utah has exhibited more internationally thanWeber State University,” said Lydia Gravis, Director of the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery. “What makes our faculty valuable to students is that they are not only professors, but also working artists across a wide variety of mediums. Our gallery is committed to bringing the world’s foremost contemporary artists to Utah and in this exhibit we get the opportunity to showcase the talented artists who live in Utah, but are known internationally.”

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This year’s exhibition includes the following highlights:

  • “Weightlifting as a Source of Data and Imagery,” by Assistant Professor Molly Morin. Drawings by Morin render ideas in materials that have a little ‘give’ and are nuanced in a way more specific to her individual weightlifting experience as a member of the Weber State University Weightlifting team.
  • “The New World,” by Visiting Professor, Scott R. Horsley.  This new three-part piece depicts the unexpected impacts that technology has made as humans have explored new lands, from North America to Mars.
  • “Frosting Under Craft Water,” by Adjunct Professor, Cara Lynne Krebs. Many exquisite experiences exist only in spaces of potential—the fantasy of imagining the action of touch, an embellished conceptualization of an exotic location, magic without learning its mechanism. Cara Krebs toys with displacement by conceiving imagination, perception, desire, and visceral reactions as means of moving a person through place.

“Students are often unaware of the most important source of energy that is so evident here in the teaching environment; namely, the intensity and drive that each faculty member brings to his or her own studio practice,” said Matthew Choberka, Professor and Chair of the Department of Visual Art & Design. This faculty is actively involved in the creation and exhibition of contemporary art, and the Biennial Faculty Exhibition provides a valuable opportunity for students to see just how the ideas discussed in the classroom are manifested in the studios of our faculty,” said Choberka.

The Biennial Faculty Exhibition Department of Visual Art & Design is free and open to the public. The pieces will be displayed from Sept. 16 – Nov. 16. There will be an opening night reception on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. The exhibition and reception will be held in the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery. For gallery hours visit: (http://weber-edu-dova.org/shawgallery/).  www.weber.edu/shawgallery

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About the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities

The Weber State University Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities teaches students to excel as they seek, understand, question and express complexities critical to the experience of being human. The Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities offers undergraduate degree programs in the following five areas: Communication, English, Foreign Languages, Performing Arts and Visual Art & Design. Master’s degrees also are offered in Communication and English. The college serves more than 2,000 undergraduate majors and 250 graduate students. The Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities is the Western region’s foremost institution for student- centered teaching and research that investigates the human experience and aims to educate global citizens who are responsible, creative and critical artists, performers and communicators. For more information, please visit, (www.weber.edu/cah).

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