South of Colfax | West of Insanity: BFA Thesis Exhibition I
April 26 - May 3, 2013
South of Colfax West of Insanity is a collaborative, student produced show featuring the thesis work of 23 graduating Metropolitan State University of Denver fine arts students. South of Colfax West of Insanity will include 2D and 3D work in Digital, Photography, Drawing, Spatial Media, and Painting. This show is a taste of the future of Denver contemporary art, and many works exhibited will be for sale.
SEMBLANCE & GUISED
February 21 - April 13, 2013
Semblance, an exhibition of lens and time-based works that share the elements of performance, ritual and illusion. Artists: Sama Alshaibi, Neil Chowdhury, Kim Keever, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Laura Shill, and Janaina Tschäpe explore ambiguous boundaries between the real and the imagined.
Whether at first cloaked and later revealed, or simply drawing us into an enigmatic narrative without clear linear progression, the photographs and video works navigate a reality not clearly identified. These artists use the passage of time, performance, constructed landscapes, ambiguity of scale, and layering to blur the boundary between the real and imagined.
Further suggestions of the tenuous line between truth and fiction play out in resplendent scenes of the body engaging, struggling and blending into the environment. Carrying visual representations of what at initial look are tangible, much of the work evokes something other: a corporeal response to the earthly elements, the body as a cultural, social and political border, a tactile experience of hybridity. Semblance was curated by Tomiko Jones, Assistant Professor of Photography at MSU Denver and Cecily Cullen, Creative Director at the Center for Visual Art, MSU Denver.
Running in tandem with Semblance, is the world premiere of Guised, an international video exhibition curated by Sama Alshaibi, Associate Professor of Photography/Video Art, University of Arizona. Guised, a fox in sheep's clothing, enters with fantasy, humor and familiarity. The hidden and manipulated intentions of the seemingly benign nature of the show’s content require focus and imagination. The seven projects contain a riddle that at first appearance offers a non-threateningtrajectory, but upon further examination, unfolds onto a far more pointed and often sinister implication. A celebration of the multiple uses of video artformats: mise-en-scène, the long shot, performance, stop motion, animation, collage and interactive, the exhibition is a nod to the multiplicious canon of time-based media in both historical andcontemporary forms.
Artists: Ninar Esber, Jovan Erfan, Gary Setzer, Coriana Close, Hala Ali and Lantian Xie, Larissa Sansour
The Emerging Artist Gallery will be devoted to work from MSU Denver students selected from a portfolio review. Selection was based on quality of the work and relevance to the exhibition theme. Artists: Chancey Bush, Blair Douglas, Kelsey Sailsbery, Evan Lee Miller, Holly Mills and Carolyn Nicholson.
This exhibition will run through the Month of Photography Denver, a celebration of fine art photography throughout Denver and the region.
January 4-February 9, 2013
In Situ featured artwork that explored place- landscapes that have been raked over, left behind or reinterpreted through the artist's eye. Hailing from Canada, Mexico and Colorado these artists made their way to the CVA via DIA. Each was commissioned to create temporary installations at the Denver International Airport and presented an extension of their work at the CVA, which gave viewers the opportunity to experience their work in two very different places.
BFA SHOW #1
Back to the Fridge BFA Thesis Exhibition
Metropolitan State University of Denver | Department of Art
November 16th - 29th, 2012 (Closed Thanksgiving Week)
Friday, November 16th, 6:00-9:00 pm
The first of two BFA Thesis exhibitions, Back to the Fridge is a collaborative, student produced exhibition featuring the thesis work of 13 graduating Metropolitan State University of Denver fine arts students. Back to the Fridge will include 2D and 3D work in Digital, Performance, Photography, Drawing, and Experimental art.
Luke James Anderson, Jordyn Lee Dorrance, Randall J. Felker, Ty Giebel, Evan Lee Miller, Matthew Pomponio, Ashley J. Raine, Kevin Ramirez, Matthew J. Roe, Stacey A. Ross, Ted A. Scariano, Beth Vallieres, Amanda Kathleen Joan Varoz
BFA SHOW #2
Quantum Soup BFA Thesis Exhibition
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Art
December 7th - 13th, 2012
Friday, December 7th, 6:00-9:00 pm
Quantum Soup is a BFA Thesis Exhibition that features the work of 17 emerging artists from the Metropolitan State University of Denver graduating class of 2012. The second of two BFA Exhibition shows, Quantum Soup showcases both two and three dimensional works from diverse disciplines including sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, video/digital art and ceramics. The Metropolitan State University of Denver art faculty will jury the show with honorable mention awards at the closing of the show. Many pieces of the artwork will be available for sale.
Todd Ayers, R. Tyler Christopherson, Christina Clark, Cara Coder, Camerice L. Gibson, Daniel J. Hemphill, Yun M. Huang, Cady L. Huerta, Cherelle Jacobs, Alyce Lofstedt, Monica M. Meza, Jessica Nunez, Ron Pallow, Blair Pascal, Kendra Penney, Derek Ralat, David Wilson
Creative Impulse: An Experiential Art Festival
November 8-10, 2012
In celebration of Denver Arts Week, the Center for Visual Art will be transformed into an immersive art workshop space for three days. Creative Impulse is a unique opportunity that will compel guests/participants to scratch their creative itch. Featuring performance art, collaborative and evolving art installations, music, a pop-up shop and more, Creative Impulse will provide guests a platform to participate and experiment with different approaches toward art.
Thursday, November 8, 11am – 8pm
6 – 8pm Opening Reception
Friday, November 9, 11am – 8pm
6 – 8pm Performance Art by MSU Denver students
Saturday, November 10, 12 – 5pm
Workshops and hands-on activities will be available during all open hours.
Return of the Corn Mothers
Opening Reception September 20, 6-8pm
Return of the Corn Mothers features stories and portraits of modern unsung heroines. These Corn Mothers of the Southwest are multi-generational and multi-cultural, their influence having created significant change in their respective communities. Award-winning photographer Todd Pierson spent five years interviewing and photographing subjects for the exhibition. Return of the Corn Mothers features 34 women from Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, who have earned the respect and admiration of their community for their activism and creative endeavors. Each woman also recounts in story form her memories of other women who influenced her. Artwork responding to the Corn Mother theme will also be included.
Curator Renee Fajardo, master storyteller Carl Ruby and editor Ed Winograd helped gather and prepare stories for this exhibition.
Exhibition Sponsors: Colorado Folk Arts Council, MSU Denver Departments of Chicana/o Studies, African/African American Studies and Women Studies, nDigiDreams, Power Imaging, Click Representatives, El Semanario, and Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology.
Center for Visual Art Sponsors: MSU Denver Student Activities Board, Three Tomatoes Catering, SpringHill Suites, US Bancorp Photo by Todd Pierson - Jessica Tumposky, 2008, Silver City, New Mexico
State of Colorado On My Own Time
October 5 – 27, 2012 / Atrium Gallery and Classroom
On My Own Time, is a partnership with Colorado Creative Industries and the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts featuring artwork created by state employees.
MetroSphere, Artists of CVA & Impressions of the Piedra Lumbra-Ghost Ranch
August 24 - September 8, 2012 / Main and Atrium Galleries
This group of three concurrent exhibitions features the creative talent of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s art students and alumni.
Student readings and performances will be held throughout exhibition
May 31 – August 11, 2012
MEET THE ARTISTS at the Opening Reception!
Thursday, May 31, 6-7pm Members and Special Guests, 7-9pm Public Reception
Taos Contemporary, an exhibition featuring 56 artists living and working in Taos County, will examine the influence of place in contemporary art.
Throughout the twentieth century, Taos figured prominently as an important contemporary art colony. Far away from other innovative art centers, Taos held sway in the imagination, and its very name is still synonymous with an independent aesthetic sensibility. Keeping this tradition alive — taking it into the now — makes Taos unique. While other towns and cities have vital art scenes, no other area has such a high concentration of creative individuals, many of whom deliberately chose Taos for its artistic, cultural, and geographical resonance. Certainly New York City is the undisputed art capital, but artists flock there to be near the heart of the industry and among its tastemakers.
Preferring to be off the grid, artists settle in Taos for the space in which to pursue their muse apart from such distractions and to draw inspiration from its landscape, light, and spirituality — at once grounding and transcendent.
Taos Contemporary offers a view of the current art colony as represented by a variety of artists who call Taos County home. These artists are engaged with current issues and processes of art-making in a way that suggests Taos maintains its tradition of innovation and independence. Yet these artists tap into the energy of place as well as a supportive environment in a way that gives the New Mexico community its own center of gravity.
Larry Bell, Suzanne Betz, Jonathan Blaustein, Jane Ellen Burke, Kevin Cannon, Peter Chinni, Michelle Cooke, Ron Cooper, Ron Davis, Issa de Nicola, Tom Dixon, Nina Elder, Gus Foster, Alyce Frank, Victor Goler, Alan Heuer, Gendron Jensen, Tony Jojola, Jivan Lee, Lee Lee, Sandra Lerner, Annell Livingston, Debbie Long, Ira Lujan, Jennifer Lynch, Kit Lynch, J Mehaffey, Gray Mercer, Jane Mingenbach, Greg Moon, Tom Noble, Christine Taylor Patten, Paul Pascarella, Susan Pasquarelli, Ken Price, Deborah Rael-Buckley, Amy Rankin, Cody Riddle, Anita Rodriguez, Johnnie Winona Ross, George Schaub, Jan Sessler, Mary Shaffer, Jack Richard Smith, Christina Sporrong, Jane Kammerer Starks, William Stewart, Charles Strong, Mimi Chen Ting, Enrico Trujillo, Delinda VanneBrightyn, Jim Wagner, Jonathan Warm Day, Teruko Wilde, Barbara Zaring, David Zimmerman, Zoe Zimmerman
Cecily Cullen and Stephanie Grilli
Win a Trip to Taos!
Visit the exhibition to experience the creative energy of Taos. While at the CVA, enter to win an art-filled vacation package in Taos. The winner will enjoy two nights at the Historic Taos Inn, an additional night at Ojo Caliente, a 5-museum pass, a complimentary one-hour reading from taospsychic.com/ All is Well LC and more.
Art Management & Planning Associates, Inc.
Metro State Student Activities Board
Three Tomatoes Catering
taospsychic.com/All is Well L
Show 1: April 20 – 26, 2012
Show 2: May 4 – 10, 2012
Opening Receptions: April 20, 6-9pm and May 4, 6-9pm
Intertwined is the BFA Thesis exhibition that will feature the works of 44 emerging artists in the Metropolitan State College of Denver graduating class of 2012. The works are divided between two shows, each with an opening reception, and include both two and three dimensional works including sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, video/digital art and ceramics. The Metropolitan State College art faculty will jury the show with honorable mention awards at the closing of the show. Many pieces of the artwork will be available for sale.
Show # 1
Kery Leann Allen, Andy Bell, Faith Badgett, Jeff Bartholomew, Sabrina Bishop, Eric Bushaw, Kristin Helen Dreiling, Tara Dunn, Izah Gallagher, James Hoard, Brian Keeley, Bridget Brady Keller, Tabitha Kim, Bobby MaGee López, Ashley Lowe, G. Eliot, Korri Marshall, Thomas S.E. Ries, Jerod "TeddyNIGELS" Sena, Heather Stanley, Ryota Tanaka
Alison Brown, Frankie Brack, Cori Buder, Sarah Buchanan, Jason Clark, Milton Melvin Croissant III, Eve DeWeese, Ashley Frazier, Craig Grivy, Kristy Hark, Susan Hazaleus, Sonia Lujan, Kristina Montague, Ciara Pias, David Allen Reed, Laura A. Schmidt, Kelsey Nicole Daddow Sletto, Rory Smith, Shawn Taylor, Oliver Lee Terry, Kristen Weiss, Greg Whitaker, Rachel C. Yarbrough
February 2 – April 7, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 2, 7-9pm
Out FIGURED, an exhibition where emotive interpretations of the human figure are explored. Historically, of all the subjects in art, none is more prevalent than the human figure. Out FIGURED demonstrates mastery of the figure paired with an intriguing, expressive dialogue between artist and viewer.
ARTISTS: John Coplans (1920-2003), Corvo Brothers (Boulder, CO),
Irene Delka McCray (Denver, CO), Jenny Morgan (New York, NY), Marie Vlasic
(Denver, CO) Christina West (Atlanta, GA)
The CVA Collective Vision faculty lecture series presents:
Presentation & Music Performance
Thursday, February 23, 6:30pm
Mixed Emotions: Why Music and Art Move Us with Dr. Heather Graham,
Assistant Professor (Art History) and Dr. Shawn Mollenhauer (Music)
Thursday, March 15, 6:30pm
From the Academy to the Contemporary Studio: Examining
Pedagogical Approaches to the Figure with Sandra Lane, Assistant Professor
(Drawing) and Carmen Ripollés, Assistant Professor (Art History)
OUR COMMUNITY: CVA Outreach Exhibition
January 6 – 21, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, January 6, 5-7pm
The Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Center for Visual Art is proud to present OUR COMMUNITY: CVA Outreach Exhibition. The show features artwork produced by youth in the community through the CVA’s outreach programs Art Builds Communities (ABC), Technology Art & Graphics (TAG), and Community Art Project (CAP). Over one hundred artworks created in collaboration with partners such as ACE Community Challenge School, the Boys & Girls Club, The Bridge Project, and Arts Street are featured. Artwork in the exhibition was created with a variety of mediums, such as painting, sculpture, drawing, & digital art. Read more about CVA’s outreach programs.
OUR COMMUNITY: Print-making Workshop for Kids | CVA’s Classroom
Tuesday January 10 & Thursday January 12, 4:30-6PM| Appropriate for youth ages 8-12Workshop is free but space is limited. For additional information and to register your child contact Ericka Baxter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-294-5207 ext. 115.