Drone Bueys: Adam Fung and Nick Bontrager
November 17, 2017 to January 21, 2018
Please join us for an artist talk and exhibition reception for our current exhibition
site_midnight_sun>>orangegreengrey, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. at the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery. The
artist talk will be held in the Art Auditorium of the Haggerty Art Village and begins
at 5 p.m. the reception follows directly after in the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery
and Thompson Loggia Foyer at 6 p.m.
Photo Credit: Drone Beuys (Nick Bontrager/Adam Fung), "Sleipnir's footprint", digital photograph, 2017
The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery proudly announces 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 on Thursday,
Nov. 30, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the Haggar Auditorium in the Art Village on the University
of Dallas campus, 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 landscapes of Iceland. Their exhibition is available for viewing through
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Bontrager and Fung arrived at the artist residency Herhús (known as the “Armyhouse”) in Siglufjördur, Iceland on the first day of the 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, shooting
aerial videos, laser-scanning the landscape and taking photographs.
The exhibition affords gallery viewers the unique opportunity to witness how these
artists engage with nearly every element of their environment (water, land, and sky)
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 work on gold foil paper. Also, following in
the tradition of an artist 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.
The artistic “Drone Beuys” duo operates at the intersection of art, science, and technology and often engages
with unfamiliar environments to produce unexpected results. Bontrager and Fung both
are currently serving as assistant professors of art at Texas Christian University
and have exhibited widely in the region.
The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is proud to host this exhibition in conjunction with
a partnering show presented by Collin College, “site_fjord_fjall>>blueblackgreen,”
which is available for viewing now through Dec. 8, 2017, at The Arts Gallery in Plano.
Featured Exhibition Events:
Join us! site_midnight_sun>>orangegreengrey includes:
- Artist Talk: Thursday, Nov. 30, 5- 6 p.m. Art History Auditorium
- Reception: Thursday, Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m. Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery & Thompson Loggia
- Partner Exhibition at Collin College: View by Dec. 8, 2017
- Gallery Curator talk: Wednesday, Dec.13th, 12:30 p.m., Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery
Let us know you are coming by email or on Facebook.
The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is proud to host this exhibition in conjunction with Collin College, Denton who are hosting the partner show site_fjord_fjall>>blueblackgreen at The Arts Gallery on view until December 8, 2017, visit collin.edu/department/artsgallery/ for more information.
Directions to the Haggerty Art Gallery:
The University of Dallas is accessible from Loop 12, Hwy. 114 or Hwy. 183.
From Hwy. 114, exit Tom Braniff, turn right on Northgate Drive, then right on Gorman
Drive.From Hwy. 183 exit Carl Road, turn right on Northgate, then left on Gorman Drive.The
Haggerty Gallery, located in the Haggerty Arts Village, is the copper clad building
at the corner of campus roads, Gorman Drive and Haggar Circle. Free visitor parking
is available throughout campus, with reserved visitor spaces in front of the Haggerty