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Exhibition Opens Thursday in UW Art Department’s Visual Arts Gallery

January 26, 2016
photo of abandoned library building with trees growing in it
Lori Nix’s “Library” is among works on display Jan. 28-March 25 in the UW Department of Art and Art History’s Visual Arts Gallery. (Lori Nix)

“The City,” an exhibition of photographs by artist Lori Nix, will be on display Jan. 28-March 25 in the University of Wyoming Department of Art and Art History’s Visual Arts Gallery. Nix will present a visiting artist talk Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in Room 111 of the Visual Arts Building. A reception will follow. The events are free and open to the public.

Nix’s early exposure to the destructive powers of Mother Nature and Hollywood dystopian stories fueled her young imagination. For the last 20 years, she has constructed and photographed small-scale dioramas. Beginning with retelling the tall tales of her youth in her “Accidentally Kansas” series, she has progressed to imagining urban scenes of the apocalypse.

With “The City” series, Nix imagines a future mysteriously devoid of mankind. Intensely detailed and rich in color, her photographs offer a possible future for modern society.

For more information, email Diana Baumbach, associate professor of art, at

Located in the Visual Arts Building on the corner of 22nd Street and Willett Drive, the Visual Arts Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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