The Viking Union Gallery
The Viking Union Gallery is a student-curated exhibition space in Viking Union 507. Its primary focus is to contribute to the artistic culture of Western through exhibiting the works of students and of regional and community artists, producing art relevant and of interest to students.
Iterations: The BFA Work of Melissa Hand
Showing February 1 - February 19
The artist's statement:
"The themes in my current work reflect an interest in the human form and human corporeal experiences as reflected through abstraction and deconstruction. The concept I will be investigating in this exhibition will involve ideas about the way the human body is shaped, through external things such as societal constraints and social taboos, and internal things such as individual events and perceptions. I am interested in how that consequently affects our lived experience in that form."
full of infinite space
Showing February 22 - March 11
This show features the most recent works of internationally recognized artist and WWU alum, Adam Fung.
From the artist's statement:
"Upon return from these locations, these paintings evolved simultaneously with process becoming paramount to their creation. Composed of a series of lines, forms, textures, and a range of paint applications, the illusionistic spaces found in my previous work are eliminated all together. The multitude of layers act as means to conceal, overlap, reveal, and respond to what came before. Starting points are lost, redrawn and in rare circumstances, resurrected. The paintings succumb to inertia, hesitating to arrive at a finished point, rather acting as vantage points, patterns, plans or a search for future visualizations."