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Artists’ Work on Display at UW Visual Arts Gallery

October 24, 2013
Urban area art
Artist Taewon Jang’s photographs of hulking industrial sites in Korea, Japan and the American West are part of an exhibition at the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building. (Taewon Jang Photo)

An exhibition featuring work from artists Michelle Forsyth and Taewon Jang will be on display at the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building Friday, Oct. 25, through Friday, Nov. 29.

A reception is scheduled Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery, located on the corner of 22nd Street and Willett Drive. The UW Department of Art sponsors the reception and exhibition, which are free and open to the public.

For the past several years, Forsyth has worked to capture moments of intimacy and grace found within the scope of large-scale historic disasters. Her new work carries the idea forward but, instead of looking to disasters as inspiration, she, instead, focuses on the plaids taken from her husband's shirts.

Forsyth, originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, holds an MFA from Rutgers University and a BFA from the University of Victoria. She currently resides in Pullman, Wash., where she teaches painting and drawing at Washington State University.

Jang's work has dealt with a broad range of subjects, from his personal, violent history to the recent disasters in Japan. He recently has been exploring man-made landscapes at night, photographing hulking industrial sites in Korea, Japan and the American West.

Born in Korea, Jang completed his MFA at Columbia University. He is based in New York and Seoul, and has shown in galleries and museums around the world.

The UW Visual Arts Gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, email Diana Baumbach, UW Department of Art assistant professor, at

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