December 3 through January 15, 2016
To celebrate Claude Zervas's new permanent video installation in the lobby of WWU’s Performing Arts Center, the Western Gallery presents an exhibition of his art. The exhibition consists of a large-scale computer-generated video projection by Zervas called “Forest 3.5”, and a luminous sculptural drawing of the Skagit River that Zervas created with fluorescent lamps and other electrical components. Zervas is known for his exploration of light and nature by technologically sophisticated means, such as video and electronic sculpture. For “Forest 3.5”, he developed a computer program that homogenizes the color of the adjoining pixels and transforms the landscape into an abstracted reality. In “Skagit”, Zervas uses thin fluorescent lights, wire and transformers to trace the flow of the river.