Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

site_midnight_sun>>orangegreengrey  

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. 

Drone Bueys

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 Art Gallery.

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