An installation view of some of the works in the exhibition, Bently Spang: On Fire
UW Eminent Artist in Residence Bently Spang will present two public programs in conjunction with his solo exhibition at the Art Museum, Bently Spang: On Fire. On Thursday, February 6 at 7 pm he will present an Art Talk in the Visual Arts Building, room 111. On Friday, February 7 at 10:30 am, Spang will be at the Art Museum to provide a Gallery Walk Through. Both events are free and open to the public.
The works included in On Fire are part of an ongoing series where Spang tells the story of the 2012 Ash Creek Wildfire from the perspective of the trees. The fire devastated his family ranch located on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in Montana. The works are rubbings of the charred trees, and a video piece that documents Spang's process is also in the exhibition.
Spang is on campus for the spring semester as the UW Eminent Artist in Residence through the American Indian Studies Program. Funding for his visit and the exhibition are provided in part by the UW American Indian Studies Program, the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowment, and UW Art Museum Gala Funds.