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New Exhibit At Woodbury Art Museum To Explore Light Through Photos, Physics

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July 26, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Whitney Wilkinson

Written by: Heather Wrigley

Utah Valley University’s Woodbury Art Museum is partnering with the UVU physics department to present “Active Light: Photography of Barry Underwood and Chris McCaw,” an exhibit that seeks to reveal light as an active collaborator and subject. The fall exhibit will run from Aug. 13 to Oct. 19, with an opening reception on Sept. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.

“This is the museum’s first photography-based display since 2009,” said Melissa Hempel, director of the museum. “It will feature photographs from two renowned professional photographers whose work captures light and landscapes in unique ways.”

Underwood is an Ohio-based artist, whose documented light installations create glowing scenes of nature in remarkable, energetic, large-scale photographs.

McCaw is a San Francisco-based artist and creator of the “Sunburn Series,” in which long-term exposures of the sun’s path actually burn the photograph’s negative, creating new perspectives about the camera and image produced.

Both artists are widely represented in major museum collections and by galleries throughout the United States. This is the first time their work has been shown together in a collaborative show.

In addition to the collection of photographs on display, the museum will present selected scientific characteristics of light in partnership with the UVU physics department, including light spectrum and diffraction extensions.

“Visitors will enjoy the interactive physics gallery and gain a better understanding of light while discovering two great artists,” Hempel said.

The exhibition and all programs are free and open to the public. The Woodbury Art Museum is located in Orem’s University Mall, 575 W. University Parkway, on the second floor in the southeast corner of the mall. For more information, call 801-863-4200 or visit uvu.edu/museum.


“Wendover I” by Barry Underwood will be on display during the Woodbury Art Museum’s “Active Light” exhibit.

Chris McCawSunburned

Chris McCaw’s “Sunburned GSP #450 (San Francisco Bay)” will also be a part of the Woodbury Art Museum’s fall exhibit.



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