I’m currently taking an Ancient Non-Western Art History class – which more or less includes all of the ancient civilization art of the world outside of Europe. My professor suggested we visit a current art exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art called, “Loving Devotion” which turned out to be absolutely incredible. It illuminates the rich heritage and symbolism of Hindu worship in the lives of believers. I’m going to write a separate post about it.
Today, I’m sharing a few pictures of the other exhibits currently taking place – that I was allowed to take pictures of…
One, is the new “Plexus No. 29” string installation by Gabriel Dawe:
The two translucent structures filtering through the Museum’s skylight appear to be luminous rays of light refracted through a giant prism. Gabriel Dawe’s stunning Plexus no. 29 is a corporeal installation of colored filament meticulously threaded between the Museum’s mezzanine walls and oculus. The artist used a custom-made 15-foot tall “needle” to weave nearly 80 miles of thread in the creation of these site-specific architectural forms above. As each strand is individually passed through a series of hooks, a unified network–or plexus–is formed, which provides the inspiration for the title of the series.
Two, (above) This fresh contemporary art installation by artist Kim Schoenstadt features three-dimensional wall drawings inspired by the architecture and identity of Provo, Utah.
And three, I couldn’t take pictures of – but it is the “Folding Paper: The infinite possibilities of origami” – Sela and I both loved it. Look for the dress and shoes if you go – we especially like those.
A reminder to all locals – the BYU Museum of Art is free to the public. I tend to forget the amazing collection of art we have locally and hope to visit more often in the future. The “Plexus 29” installation is going to be up for the next two years – so you have plenty of time to see it!!!
Cheers to inspiring art!
Photography by me, Jane Rhodes