USD to present student's sculptures The University of South Dakota will present Passages: Exposed Transitions, an exhibition of recent sculptural works by student Dayle Sundberg. The exhibition will be displayed at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5.
Sundberg, a fine arts student from Viborg, explores the human figure in her work through fragmented pieces of the female form similar to archaeological finds. They do not necessarily tell of personal experiences but create a dialog about experiences that affect all people.
She challenges the viewer to confront topics like death, trauma, depression, oppression, and illness, all of which are transitions that anyone may experience. Sundberg wants viewers to delve into the intense emotions she portrays, remain engaged and discover slivers of hope through that exploration.
Sundberg's sterling shows have won her first-place honors and merit awards from groups in South Dakota and Minnesota. She has also won the Oscar Howe Art Scholarship twice at USD.
Her exhibition is in partial fulfillment of her graduation requirements for a bachelor of fine arts in sculpture from the university.