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Peter Berg: Labyrinths

August 27, 2018 - December 7, 2018

Drawing by Peter Berg

Peter Berg (1948-1997) was known for his maze-like sculptural installations that moved in and out of existing architecture with discreet presence. Fabricated from standard building materials, Berg’s constructions of wood, sheetrock, spackle and paint often merged with their surroundings, sprouting walls, plinths, winding passageways, and rooms with no obvious entry points. His minimalist and geometric interventions invited viewers to experience their own shifting perception of space and human scale. Influenced by the Russian Constructivism of the 1910 – 20s – Berg’s drawings reflect the geometric design principles that the movement applied to all areas of life (architecture, clothing, drawings).

In this exhibition, Berg’s monumental abstract drawings suggest ideas of imaginary space expanding and contracting beyond physical limitations.  Berg said, “[Drawings] are my memories, my unrealized pieces.  They are the vehicle to the final building process, and they are the memory of having built it.”

Exhibition hours are Monday through Thursday 9 AM – 10 PM, and Friday 9 AM – 5 PM.


SEP 20  Join us for a reception celebrating our fall exhibitions.   Welcome our new director, Dr. William Crow.  Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center, 6-8 PM.  

OCT 18  Gallery talk about The Future is Female with professor Lucy Gans, The Gallery at Rauch Business Center, 6 PM.  Reception to follow.

DEC 01  Farewell reception for LUAG director/chief curator Ricardo Viera, Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center, 3-6 PM.

DEC 10  Study night at the museum, LUAG Lower Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center, 6-11 PM.  Refreshments and snacks provided.  For LU students only.

All LUAG events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.  All programs subject to change.  Please call 610.758.3615 for more information.


August 27, 2018
December 7, 2018
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