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Shaw Gallery events are held throughout the year and include offerings such as artist talks and curatorial presentations. These are most often one or two-day events, unlike our exhibitions, which are on display for long periods of time.


Chakaia Booker, Dumke Arts Plaza Inaugural Exhibition

December 3, 2021 through March 2023 - 445 25th St. in Ogden

The inaugural exhibition for Ogden City's new Dumke Arts Plaza is curated by Weber State's Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery and features the work of renown artist, Chakaia Booker. This exhibition will run through May 15, 2022, and is made possible through generous support from the Weber State University Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities, the Dr. Ezekiel R. & Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation, and the Weber State University Matthew S. Browning Center for Design. 


Buster Simpson - Constructs for the Anthropocene

Sept. 2 - Nov. 5, 2022 Opening reception: Friday, September 2 from 5-8 p.m Artist Lecture: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6pm Room 120 Kimball Arts Center

The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University is pleased to present Constructs for the Anthropocene, a solo exhibition by renowned Seattle-based artist, Buster Simpson. Please join us for both the opening reception during Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll on Friday, September 2nd from 5-8 p.m., and a visiting artist lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. The artist will be in attendance for both events.

"Constructs for the Anthropocene is a compilation of studio and public art projects addressing some of the prime concerns of climate disruption. The selected constructs are examples of ecological and social actions, intended as suggested approaches for mitigating climate change effects through publicly sited art, in what could be considered an ecological call to arms.

The exhibition presents a wide range of tactics for addressing pressing issues such as: sea rise, migrating species, planet acidification, sequestration of greenhouse gases, potable water supplies, sustainable energy, and climate equity.

Creative thinkers are well equipped to engage with complex issues and communicate the urgency of human impact on our planet. The Anthropocene Epoch is of our making and will require us all to transition creatively to an adaptive future that is both life-sustaining and poetic."

Buster Simpson, August 2022

This exhibition was made possible through generous support from a Weber County RAMP tax initiative grant, the Mark E. & Lola G. Austad Endowment for Visual Arts, Val A. Browning Charitable Foundation, Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation, Weber State University, Jack & Bonnie Wahlen, and Jim & MaryAnn Jacobs.