University of Dallas Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery presents "Site Midnight Sun: OrangeGreenGrey" opening reception
The University of Dallas Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery will present a new collaborative exhibition, "site_midnight_sun>>orangegreengrey," featuring the dynamic "Drone Beuys" Nick Bontrager and Adam Fung. Both artists will share details of their latest Icelandic expedition during an artist talk, followed by a reception in the gallery.
The exhibition "site_midnight_sun>>orangegreengrey" takes its inspiration from the unique color palette created by the light phenomena and unique landscape of Iceland.
Bontrager and Fung arrived at the Herhús (known as the "Armyhouse") in Siglufjördur, Iceland, on the first day of the naturally occurring midnight sun. While there, the artists experienced 24 hours of daylight for nearly the entire duration of their three-week stay, allowing them seemingly endless opportunities for exploration and study of the landscape as well as time spent painting, drawing, capturing aerial footage, laser-scanning the landscape and taking photographs.
The exhibition affords gallery visitors the unique opportunity to witness how these artists engage with nearly every element of their environment to offer new perspectives by utilizing technology and capturing aerial drone footage. A central gallery installation is staged in a darkened space with large moving images alongside sculptures and photographic artwork on gold foil paper. Also, following the tradition of an artistic expedition (with a nod to the German performing artist Joseph Beuys), materials and imagery are incorporated into multifaceted field sketches to suggest open-ended, ongoing possibilities.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through January 21.