The diversity of Brigham Young University's art faculty is spotlighted again this year in their annual show in BYU's B.F. Larsen Gallery. It includes works ranging from those firmly planted in traditional styles to cutting-edge contemporary exhibits.
The 13 faculty members participating in this show explore a variety of mediums, including computer art, oils, acrylics and ceramic sculpture.Two computer paintings by Peter Myer involve video or photographic images that the artist has manipulated by using the department's new computer graphics equipment.
Ceramic works by Von Allen include large, upward curving, finger-like forms; they are glazed and fired in brilliant colors. By contrast, Joseph Bennion, a traditional potter, has contributed two delicately formed bowls and a footed pot, works influenced by Japanese pottery, an art form Bennion has studied for several years.
At the entrance of the exhibit is a large triptych of brightly colored lithographs by Wulf Barsch. These prints contain Barsch's familiar symbols: desert landscapes, palms, pyramids, moon and stars.
Nearby, a second trio of lithographs by Wayne Kimball illustrates the printmaker's precision in drawing and intricate color printing.
Traditional landscape artist Frank Magleby submitted three paintings, two of which capture the feeling of the Utah autumn, "View From Mandan" and "Sundance Autumn."
"Satellite View of a Peninsula," an unusual painting by Hagen Haltern, appears to have been created by pouring paint or squeezing it from the tube, then carefully outlining the resulting shapes.
Fantasy artist James Christensen has submitted two paintings. The smaller painting, "One Light," shows a gnome-like figure sitting in space and holding a lighted lamp.
Figure painter Franz Johansen's art includes a charcoal drawing of a standing woman who turns out to be two women. Johansen first drew one model and then had a second model assume an identical pose, superimposing her image on the first. The result gives an eerie feeling of a double exposure.
The free exhibit, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, continues through Feb. 17.