Fall is around the corner, but don’t put away the shades and sunscreen yet, especially if you’re heading to the Center for Visual Art’s latest exhibit, Altered Nature: Notable Interpretations from South America.
The exhibit, running Sept. 1- Nov. 5,features artwork by eight artists who respond to patterns and rhythms in nature, ranging from plant life to human interaction.
“All of the artists are originally from South America,” says Cecily Cullen, CVA assistant director and curator. “With all of the vibrant color and elements replicating nature in the exhibition, I feel like we’re pulling summer into fall.”
Each of the artists plays with human nature and has their own magnetic pull that draws you in, says Cullen, who was moved to curate the exhibit by serendipity. “I started with thinking [and reading] about biodiversity in South America and then came across an artist from Brazil.”
It grew from there.
Through the artists, visitors will experience eight different approaches to the theme, from a play on the expected interaction between a museum and patron, to a satirizing of misguided attempts at controlling nature.
Artists (and their native country)
Aldo Chaparro (Peru)
Soledad Arias (Argentina)
Ana Maria Hernando (Argentina)
Clemencia Labin (Venezuela)
Rosane Volchan O’Conor (Brazil)
Luzia Ornelas (Brazil)
Cecilia Paredes (Peru)
Ornelas is a Metro State alumna (’04, art) who now works at the Job Training Youth Program at Downtown Aurora Visual Art.
Opening Reception Details
Thursday, Sept. 1
Center for Visual Art
965 Santa Fe Drive (Denver)
6-7 p.m. – Members
7-9 p.m. - Public Reception
7:15 p.m. – Poetry reading in Spanish and English by Ana Maria Hernando and Kenneth Robinson
For a schedule of events associated with the Altered Nature exhibit, visit the CVA’s website.
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