Current Exhibitions

Coincidences at the Dumke Arts Plaza

Runs October 6, 2023 - April 30, 2024 | Live performances on Friday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Artist talk on Nov. 9, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. at WB's Eatery. 

The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University is pleased to present Coincidences at the Dumke Arts Plaza in Ogden, Utah. Utilizing the poetics of visual imagery, sound, and choreographed movement, the work of jo Blake and Cam McLeod mines the depths of the human experience, and reminds us of our individual and collective resilience.

Coincidences is an interdisciplinary multimedia project and contemporary movement experience exploring shared isolation, concepts of sensory stimulation and informed trauma that impacts the human experience. Plunging, swirling, and diving amongst the complications of today’s social issues, this exhibition invites the ever-changing, coordinated, and repeated murmurs of individual growth and change. 

Live performances on Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 feature original choreography by jo Blake, original music by Trevor Price and Eileen Rojas, videography by Dylan Totaro, lighting design by William Peterson and Samijo Kougioulis, and dance performed by jo Blake, Jessica Evans, Dominic Favela, Kennedy Johnston, Cydnee Medina, Genevieve Nolan, Madisyn Sorensen and Eli Thornley.

Did you miss the live performances? You still have the opportunity to see a recorded version during Ogden's First Friday Art Strolls on Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 1 and Apr. 5 from 6-9 p.m.

Continuous support from the Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation, Weber County RAMP, Ogden City Arts, the Austad Endowment for Visual Arts and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums provides these opportunities to the community for free.