“Root Causes” in Life Exhibit at Nohr Gallery


The Exponent/Abigail Shimniok

Students, staff and community members were invited to the opening reception for “Root Causes: A UW- Platteville Art Faculty Exhibition” on Wednesday, March 1 in Nohr Gallery.

The exhibition challenged faculty from the art department to analyze and interpret the concept of “root causes” in life and featured works from Jacob Bautista, Letha Kelsey, Greg Nelson and Scott Steder.

When asked about his interpretation of the phrase, Jacob Bautista explained, “One of my works on display questions familial identity, interpersonal relationships within family and how choices and decisions that we may not be fully cognizant of influence who we are as people.”

Associate Professor of Art History, Tyler Ostergaard, explained in opening remarks for the exhibition that the theme was largely tied to connection and how art brings people together.

“The connections that we’re seeing are surprising and are continuing to be revealed, and it’s interesting how that theme reveals itself through those connections,” Letha Kelsey added.

“Root Causes” will be hosted in Nohr Gallery for the remainder of March. The gallery is open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and entrance is free to the public.