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Exhibition Opens Feb. 3 in UW Visual Arts Building Gallery

January 31, 2014
Necklace pendant resembling airplane engine turbine
Artist Chris Irick’s “Turbine Pendant” is among works exhibited in the UW Wyoming Visual Arts Building gallery from Feb. 3-March 15. (Chris Irick Photo)

An exhibition by artists Wesley Berg and Chris Irick will be on display from Feb. 3-March 15 in the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building gallery, located at 22nd Street and Willett Drive.

The UW Department of Art sponsors the artists’ works. A reception for the pair is from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in the Visual Arts Building. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Berg’s work focuses on the relationship between humans and the natural world in a society that is constantly pushing people away from nature and toward modernity and technology. Berg attempts to reveal the “delicate balance” and “connectedness” of man and nature through his drawings and other visual works. He pulls much of his inspiration from his own experiences traveling to remote places, hiking and trail running.

Berg received his BFA degree from Miami University and his MFA degree from the University of Florida.

Irick’s most recent work deals with aspects of flight, particularly in man’s early attempts at aviation. Irick’s pieces reveal a variety of shape and form, much like the wide range of early machines that were destined to either become revolutionary or to never leave the ground. Her work combines these historical aerial contraptions with aspects of contemporary aeronautics.

Irick received her BFA from Texas Tech University and MFA from UMass-Dartmouth.

The Visual Arts gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information, email Kristen Bartel at

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