Corner Gallery: Primordial Muse
Lanny Bergner has been in the art world for many years now. After showing off his artworks around the country, the acclaimed artist brings his sculptures to NIC
Collecting over 21 awards and grants from all over the country, Bergner has shown to be a credible artist, earning both a BFA in sculpture at the University of Washington and an MFA at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.
Bergner is an international mixed-media sculpture artist that specializes in using different kind of materials such as steel screens and fiber.
The artist has included many of these sculptures in his featured gallery, Primordial Muse: Evolution, in Boswell Hall. The sculptures are all made of steel screens that Bergner had burnt with a torch in order to create unique one-of-a-kind patterns.
Bergner’s work is very different compared to other sculpture style artist. His use of non-typical materials shows his creativeness. He is an inventive sculptor that can make even the strangest sculptures transform into inspiring pieces of art.
According to his artist bio the work is meant to represent vessel forms such as plant biology, microscopic organisms, and undersea life. Bergner’s wall sculptures resemble cells inside of living organisms themselves. His wall works are inspired by Haeckel monograms.
Bergner also says in his bio that the works engage the viewer with glimpses into a primordial genesis where nature and industry coalesce.
His works all come in different sizes and shapes. One of the pieces in the gallery called “Primordial vessel” stands at 33 inches tall and is constructed of steel, silicone, and wire. Its colors are vibrant and bright once again creating a portrait of microscopic phenomena.
All the works in the gallery are currently for sale, ranging anywhere from $500 to $4,000.
Bergner will be doing a gallery walk and a presentation on his pieces in Todd Lecture hall on January 24th.
The gallery is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery will be open up until January 24th of next year.
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