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Gallery Exhibit Highlights Images of Abandonment

Artists Allison Roberts and Margi Weir use photographs and photo-inspired prints to examine architecture in different states of use.

“Memorial," Margi Weir“Memorial," Margi WeirPhotographs by Allison Roberts and photo-inspired prints by Margi Weir are on display through Oct. 31 in the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery located in the Clack Art Center at Alma College.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Both artists deal with architectural motifs in different states of use or abandonment,” says Daniel Connolly, gallery director.

Roberts, a lens-based artist, layers images of nature with symbols, such as traffic signs that people see and recognize every day, distorting them.

Weir, a member of the Wayne State University faculty, focuses more on the decay of architecture and its return to nature. Some of her work is based in Detroit.

“I’m excited about this show because the gallery has updated its media,” says Connolly. “We bought two digital projectors that are being used to show Robert’s photography.”

A closing reception with the artists will be held Oct. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gallery.

Story published on October 02, 2019