West Virginia University Master of Arts candidate Bangmin Nong is presenting his thesis exhibition at the Zenclay Studio Gallery, at 2862 University Avenue, near the West Virginia University Evansdale Campus, through Jan 28.

The artist’s reception for the exhibition will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Bangmin Nong is from Nanning Shi, Guangxi, China, and studied at Guangxi Arts Institute prior to coming to WVU. His exhibition is titled “Human·Architecture.”

“In any country, the relationship between humans and architecture is an eternal topic,” he said. “Humans and architecture are inextricably linked, interdependent and mutually influential.

“I use the human figure to create a carrier for my sculptural ideas. I think about how to use human and architecture as a topic and creating a vehicle to explore the sculpture’s language.

“The combination of the human figure and architectural characteristics is important to the composition of my sculpture, to show how inextricably linked these objects are.

“In the creation of my sculptures, I use line, shape, texture and color to access the unity of these sculptural objects. These characteristics provide the means for a powerful visual message shown in my human landscapes.”

Thesis exhibitions are cutting edge contemporary works that represent the highest level of achievement for WVU students as they receive their master’s degrees from the School of Art and Design.

Zenclay Studio Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment. The Gallery is closed on Sundays.

For more information, see the website at: www.Zenclay.com.