Graduating thirty-six emerging artists this fall, MSCD is proud to present a collaborative creation, MixTape, the BFA thesis exhibitions that will feature an eccentric mix of sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, video/digital art and ceramics.
Due to the number of graduating artist the exhibition has been split into two parts and will have two opening night receptions.
The Metropolitan State College art faculty will jury the exhibition with honorable mention awards at the closing of the show. Many pieces of artwork will be available for sale.
If you missed CURRENTS: Native American Forces in Contemporary Art you can still see the exhibition at the University of Northern Colorado gallery January 11 – February 17, 2010.
Currents: Native American Forces in Contemporary Art
August 27 – November 7, 2009
6pm Members Preview
7pm Gallery Talk with artists Nicholas Galanin & Melanie Yazzie
8pm Public Reception
Artist talk and reception free and open to the public.
Reception sponsored by TOCABE
6pm Flow: Past, Present, Future – Panel discussion on aesthetics, memory, politics, tradition and innovation in contemporary art by Native American artists.
Moderator: Dr. Deanne Pytlinski, Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator, Art History, Theory and Criticism, MSCD.
Dr. Zia Meranto, Professor of Political Science, Director of Native American Studies Program, MSCD
Dr. Linda Sanchez, Instructor, Art History, Theory and Criticism, MSCD
Will Wilson, independent curator and artist in Currents
Panel discussion sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill
Currents: Native American Forces in Contemporary Art presents the work of seven contemporary artists engaging in a cross-cultural dialogue regarding Native American legacies in the context of contemporary art.
The wide range of expression found in Currents reveals the futility of attempting to confine Native American artists to one category. A common thread, however, is found in the exploration of cultural identity, traversing between native heritages and life in the twenty-first century. These artists neither exist nor create art in the vacuum of a singular society, but flow through the many influences of contemporary life and art.
These practitioners challenge the notion of a Native American style of art frozen in the past. While honoring glimmers of traditional themes, culturally ambiguous strategies are utilized, blurring the lines that attempt to define Native American art.
Artists: Norman Akers, Nicholas Galanin, Jeffrey Gibson, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Marie Watt, Will Wilson, Melanie Yazzie
Currents was curated by Cecily Cullen, Assistant Director / Curator, Center for Visual Art. Research assistance by Michelle Kimball, Metro State student and Jennifer Garner, Director / Curator, Center for Visual Art
June 4 – August 13, 2009
- Members Meet and Greet 6-7 p.m.
- Artist Panel Discussion 7-8 p.m.
- Public Reception 8-9 p.m.
TRACE(figurative), curated by director/curator Jennifer Garner, is an exhibition featuring works of art that non-representationally refer to the human bodily figure. Whether a surviving mark or mere evidence of the former existence – blood, stains, sweat, hair, footmarks – the indexical signs create a narrative.
Historically of all the subjects in art, none is more prevalent than the human figure. From the beginning of world history to recent times, the human figure has been depicted in art across all cultures. Within the context of modernity however come interpretations of the human figure far beyond that of its oftentimes recognizable exterior goal of depicting the beautiful, grotesque or mundane qualities. TRACE(figurative) delves more into semiotics with the dualistic role of artist and viewer serving as meaning-makers. The interpretive signs in each of the artist’s work provide subtle and provocative humanistic vestiges; intact are the clues that link the imagery to its human origin. Though profound, the indicators leave no desire for identifying the collective whole.
The exhibition features works by Nigel Poor, Denis Roussel, Heather Doyle-Maier and Jason Gimbel. Each artist brings to TRACE a personal and unique approach to working with human, but sometimes barely discernible elements. For their own reasons, each TRACE artist is interested in how the human body functions, copes, desires or heals and uses such approaches to make impressive art.
Sm’ART BFA Thesis Exhibition
May 1- May 14, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6-9 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am- 6pm
Closed, Tuesday May 5, for Academic Reviews
Admission is Free
Contact: Sarah DiPaolo, email@example.com, 720-560-3780
Student Public Relations Representative
Jennifer Garner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Metropolitan State College of Denver (MSCD) is pleased to announce the semi-annual BFA
Thesis Exhibition, with 31 emerging artists. Sm’ART is a diverse exhibition of works that
showcases talented metal smiths, ceramists, photographers, painters, and digital artists. The
MSCD art department is dedicated to providing their students with an unparallel urban
learning environment and a strong sense of community within the local art scene.
The MSCD art faculty will jury the exhibition with honorable mention awards at the closing
of the show.
Many pieces of artwork will be available for sale.
Collective Nouns: MSCD Art Faculty Biennial
March 19-April 23, 2009
Meet-the-Artists Reception: March 19, 7-9pm.
Lecture Series: April 7, 8 and 9, noon – 5pm
Reception and Lecture Series are free and open to the public.
The energy of Metro State’s art department continues to grow as many of its members play a vital role in Denver’s art community. Their influence on the future of the art community holds strong as each new class emerges under their guidance.
Representing the state’s largest art department, the MSCD art faculty is made up of a diverse group of regional artists, working in an eclectic range of media. This exhibition features an ensemble of recent works from the faculty; artists from each area of the art department will be represented. Most works in the exhibition will be for sale.
Participating artists are: Lisa Abendroth, Peter Regenold Bergman, Ken Bisio, Tonia Bonnell, Mark Brasuell, Malinda Bray, E.C. Cunningham, Rachael Delaney, Rebecca Dolan, Christine Dupont-Patz, Brian Evans, Bonnie M. Ferrill Roman, Cinthea Fiss, Jan Fordyce, Carlos Fresquez, Jennifer Garner, Barbara Hale, Anne Hallam, Veronica Herrera, Matt Jenkins, Anna Kaye, Gigi Lambert, Sandy Lane, Merlin Madrid, Michael Arnold Mages, Jackie Manning, Dawn McFadden, Casey McGuire, Amy Metier, Susanne Mitchell, Kelly Monico, Berit A. Naseth, Ken Peterson, Martha Pinkard-Williams, Susan Porteous, Morgan Price, Kathleen Royster Lamb, Julia Rymer Brucker, Natascha Seideneck, Scott Surine, Christofer Taylor, J.T. Urband, Edie Winograde, Yuko Yagisawa
Admission is free.
January 8- March 7, 2009
Opening Reception and Book Signing | Thursday January 15, 2009 Members only 6-7pm, Public Reception 7-9pm
Panel Discussion featuring Michael Paglia, Mary Voelz Chandler and Hugh Grant | Thursday February 12, 2009 5:30- 7:30pm
The Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Center for Visual Art (CVA) is proud to host Colorado Abstract, a collaborative exhibition between the CVA, the Kirkland Museum of Decorative and Fine Art, and Fresco Fine Art Publications. Due to the grand scale of this project, the exhibition will be shown in two locations. The CVA will focus on contemporary working artists, and the Kirkland Museum exhibition will explore the evolution of abstraction. Nearly 90 artists who have a close connection to Colorado will be featured. Their bodies of work whether it is sculpture or paintings, continue to mold and define abstract art for future generations.
Artists featured at the Center for Visual Art include:
Patricia Aaron, Halim Al-Karim, Mark Brasuell, Trine Bumiller, Michael Burnett, Mark Castator, Scott Chamberlin, Dale Chisman, Michael Clapper, Tony Coulter, Emmett Culligan, Martha Daniels, Robert Delany, Mark Dickson, Haze Diedrich, Sarah Fox, Carroll Hansen, Ana Maria Hernando, Lorey Hobbs, Monroe Hodder, Homare Ikeda, Erick C. Johnson, Jeffrey Keith, Ania Gola-Kumor, Emilio Lobato, Virginia Maitland, Terry Maker, Robert Mangold, Patrick Marold, David Mazza, Lewis McInnis, Amy Metier, Stan Meyer, Charles Parson, Bruce Price, Don Quade, Michael Raaum, Carl Reed, Clark Richert, Martha Russo, Lorelei Schott, Stephen Shactman, Sue Simon, Craig Marshall Smith, Ben Strawn, Bernice Strawn, Mel Strawn, James Surls, Bill Vielehr, Jeff Wenzel, Doug Wilson, and David Yust.
Many pieces of artwork will be available for sale.