Galleries

Xia Gao: Reside

March 7 — April 13, 2017, Mariani Gallery

Artist Talk: Tuesday, March 7, 5pm
Reception: Tuesday, March 7 from 6 – 8pm

Xia Gao works in several mediums such as textile and fiber, installation, and print to create works that explore personal and cultural adaptation and transformation. Reside features two recent works from Gao’s ongoing project "Changing Urban Landscape", which addresses issues and happenings of change within urban spaces and their dwellers. “Dwell.Rest” is a site-specific installation that focuses on the living conditions of people under the threat of air pollution. The work features a bed draped in black fabric, inviting guests to sit or lay and gaze up at a suspended, complex pattern of near-invisible threads that would otherwise be overlooked. Gao used only a needle to create each thread that collectively represents the threat of pollution in densely populated areas. Reside also showcases the large-scale scroll “Mountains & Streams, Secular and Pecuniary”, a landscape ink painting that combines screen printed Chinese currency Yuan signs, superimposed with hand stitched stock market index graphics.

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Spring 2017 Exhibitions

Sieger Hartgers: Impressions of Campus

Jan 19 – Feb 28, Mariani Gallery
Reception: Thursday, January 19, 4 – 6pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, January 19, 5pm

Lars Voltz & Joyce St. Clair: Volumes and Gestures

January 31 – February 28, Oak Room Gallery
Reception: Wednesday, February 1, 6 – 7pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 1, 5pm, Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

Xia Gao: Reside

March 7 – April 13, Mariani Gallery
Reception: Tuesday, March 7, 6 – 8pm
Artist Talk: Tuesday, March 7, 5pm, Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

Annual Student Exhibition

April 20 – May 6, Mariani Gallery
Reception: Thursday, April 20, 4 – 6pm

Spring 2017 Events

Artist Talk featuring Jaime Carrejo

Monday, February 27, 4 – 5pm
Guggenheim Hall, Room 001A

Jaime Carrejo is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice and research explores alterity and it’s relationship to the ‘American Dream'. He was Born in El Paso, Texas, where he completed his BFA at University of Texas El Paso in 2002. Carrejo received his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2007. He is the Director of Foundations at RMCAD in Lakewood, Colorado. Carrejo is one of thirteen artists currently featured in Mi Tierra, on view through October 22 at the Denver Art Museum.

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Inaugural Art History Symposium

Friday, March 3, 2 – 4:30pm
Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

Join us for an afternoon of undergraduate student art history presentations. Reception to follow in Centennial Hall.

Xia Gao, Reside

Xia Gao

Dwell.Rest
Needle, Thread, Cloth, Bed, Pillow

Xia Gao, Reside

Xia Gao, Reside

Mountains & Streams, Secular and Pecuniary
Buckram, Thread, Pigment, Screen printing, Stitching; 20”(h) x 347”(w) x 2’(d)

Xia Gao, Reside

Xia Gao, Reside

Mountains & Streams, Secular and Pecuniary
Buckram, Thread, Pigment, Screen printing, Stitching; 20”(h) x 347”(w) x 2’(d)

UNC Artist Help Desk

Mariani Gallery

Since 1972, the Mariani Gallery has served the Northern Colorado and Weld County communities. Its outreach is increasingly growing to other nearby cities such as the greater Denver and Boulder areas. The largest of our exhibition spaces, the Mariani Gallery hosts six originally curated, contemporary exhibitions per year. Each exhibition explores concepts and themes through an interdisciplinary approach, exposing our students to a variety of processes, methods, and art making choices.


The Oak Room Gallery

The Oak Room Gallery hosts bi-weekly and monthly exhibitions that feature the work of UNC students and faculty. Under the guidance of the Galleries staff, students are given the opportunity to curate and install their own artwork. The experience reinforces the curriculum and skill-sets they receive in the classroom, preparing our students for a life-long career in the arts.


Arts Annex Gallery Spaces

The Annex Gallery serves as an experimental gallery space or "test-site" for students and visiting artists to pilot new ideas and installations. Named for its connection to surrounding classrooms, the Annex is an extension of the studio in that it features recently completed work or installations in process, inspired directly from the School of Art and Design curriculum.


The Lydia Ruyle Room of Women’s Art

An archival space designed to provide viewing and study, for students and the public, of our current and future art collections. The only room of it’s kind, it was made possible by a generous donation from Bob and Lydia Ruyle.

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Monday–Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 11am-2pm
Sunday: Closed


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Mariani Gallery
Guggenheim Hall, Room 100
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Oak Room Gallery
Crabbe Hall, Room 201
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Arts Annex
Next to Crabbe Hall

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Michener Library, Floor 1
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