The Traveling Museum is pleased to announce Mary Bergs has been selected for the August Pop Up Exhibit at the Willmar Public Library.
Mary works with discarded materials and found objects. Through careful re-arrangement, she explores unexpected relationships and associations. Informed by the material and form of the familiar, her sculptures, installations, and drawings obscure and re-invent meaning in forgotten objects.
Word Play, for the Traveling Museum, will focus on her ongoing interest in altering found book pages from an unfinished manuscript by Robert Louise Stevenson. “For me, working with words in this way reminded me of the magical experience of learning to read, “discovering” the alphabet”, said Mary Bergs.
Mary Bergs is a visual artist based out of Minneapolis. She has exhibited her work throughout Minnesota, is a State Arts Board grand recipient, and was recently included in the Minnesota Museum of American Art 2014 Biennial.
Word Play will be presented at the Willmar Public Library on Saturday, August 2nd.