OGDEN -- An exhibit of student artwork from across the country opens Wednesday, March 21, in Weber State University's Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery.
The National Conference on Undergraduate Research Visual Arts Exhibition continues 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, through March 31. A reception will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 30.
The exhibit is part of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, which is being hosted March 29 through March 31 at WSU, 3848 Harrison Blvd. The conference is designed to promote undergraduate research in diverse areas of study, from science to business to social studies to the fine arts; it gives students the opportunity to share the results of their work.
The exhibit is juried, with faculty members from WSU's department of visual arts evaluating the student work. Of the 207 images submitted for consideration, 79 pieces were selected for display. The exhibit includes paintings, printmaking, sculpture, video and photography.
Michael Richards is one of the Weber State University students accepted into the show. Richards' video montage looks at the impact of contemporary imagery on identity -- particularly the effects of consumer culture regarding the body and sexuality.
Another WSU student, Nicole Woodruff, is showing paintings examining the emotional and psychological impacts of a woman's physical beauty.
Photos by Sasha Patkin of Bard College in New York use a moth as a metaphor for the unanchored flight of thought. Sculptures by Catherine A. Della Lucia, from Xavier University in Ohio, explore the human response to grief -- the hollow structures signify the feeling of emptiness.
The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 801-626-7689.