In conjunction with the 2017 Biola Arts Symposium,
The Green Art Gallery at Biola University is proud to present the exhibition
PONTUS WILLFORS: ARBOR VITAE features sculptural works by the Los Angeles based artist Pontus Willfors that explore tensions between idealized natural/organic forms and man-made/industrial constructions and materials. Willfors’ frequent use of salvage wood evokes themes of death and rebirth, as the image of a tree--a symbol of vitality, beauty, and life--is drawn out from discarded material and products of industrial utility. While these new forms may seem natural/organic at first glance, the marks of the artist and connective hardware are exposed, acknowledging the artifice of construction. This duality points with hopeful optimism to a process of transformation that builds on the layered history of each piece to restore a sense of wonder at the complex forms of life.
A closing reception will also be held during the CCCA Arts Conference, Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Please visit ccca.Biola.edu for more details and information about related conference events.
The exhibition will be on view January 30 - March 4, 2017.
INFORMATION FOR VISITORS:
The Green Art Gallery is located on the Biola campus, near the bell tower and adjacent to Mayers Auditorium. See campus maps at http://now.biola.edu/<wbr/>campus-maps
The gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 9:00pm.
Admission is free for all visitors.
Parking information: Campus visitors should enter campus at the main Biola University entrance on Biola Avenue. Parking for visitors is free with a visitor parking pass, obtained from the attendant at the entrance to campus.
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
The Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery presents a program of rotating contemporary art exhibitions on the campus of Biola University. Located in the greater Los Angeles area, the Green Art Gallery is well positioned to represent a vital Christian worldview within the critical dialogue of contemporary visual art and to produce engaging exhibitions that grapple with issues concerning the intersection of faith with art and culture. The Green Art Gallery also provides professional development opportunities for Biola art students through gallery exhibitions and internships.
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