Visiting artist exhibits work at Bethany College

Work by Dylan Beck, assistant professor of art at Kansas State University, is on display until Nov. 4 at the Mingenback Art Center Gallery. The exhibition features computer-generated graphics that the artist uses to explore the effects of unmanaged growth on society.

The exhibit includes a closing reception on Nov. 4 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the gallery.

Beck earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2005 from Ohio University and his Master of Fine Arts in 2008 from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He was awarded a Post Baccalaureate Fellowship at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., in 2006 and has been featured in exhibitions across the country over the past five years.

His formal education has been focused on ceramics, so Beck’s current exhibition is a divergence from this specialty. The artist explains his inspirations for the work range “from concepts of land use and automobile-centered planning to the psychological effects of living in the ‘non-places’ of a hyper-modern world.” Beck describes his representation of these ideas as situated “between criticism and veneration.”

Mingenback Art Center Gallery, located at the corner of Olsson and Second streets in Lindsborg, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.