featuring Elizabeth Alexander & Charles Clary
On view in Mariani Gallery: January 8 - March 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18, 4-7pm
Skin Deep presents the work of two artists who cut into antique found objects, such as: frames, wallpaper, and porcelain wares, to either erase or embellish ornamentation. Charles Clary's precision-cut sculptures reveal layers of colored paper within ornate, lavish frames. Elizabeth Alexander cuts into porcelain cups, removing their decorative floral patterns completely. Both artists apply gestural, precise cuts to alter their subjects in processes that are obsessive, repetitious, and intuitive.
Oak Room Gallery's Artist In Residence: January 2 - February 1, 2018
Open Studio: Thursday, January 18, 4-7pm
Exhibition on View: February 2 - March 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 5-7pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 22 at 4pm, Oak Room Gallery, Crabbe Hall
Amity is a site-specific installation of hand cut, Tyvek paper by Fort Collins-based artist, Katelynn Mai-Fusco. For the month of January, Mai-Fusco will be in residence in the Oak Room Gallery, creating a completely immersive cut paper installation. The result will reference inspiration the artist gathers from everyday life, such as the flowing Pueter River and family hierloom textlines. At the conclusion of Mai-Fusco's residency, Amity will remina on view through the month of February.
Annual Student Exhibition
Juried by Stephanie Edwards, Independent Curator
On view in Mariani Gallery: April 16 - 30, 2018
Curatorial Talk with Juror: April 19th at 4pm in Guggenheim Hall, Room 001
Opening Reception + Awards Ceremony: April 19, 5-7pm
The Annual Student Exhibiton is an annual juried showcase of the students of the School of Art + Design. We are pleased to welcome this year's guest juror, independent curator Stephanie Edwards. Visiting artist and scholar, Stephanie Edwards is an independent curator in pursuit of a MA in Gallery Management and Exhibit Specialization from Western State University and holds a BA in Studio Art with a minor in Curatorial Studies from Metropolitan State University. As a practicing artist herself, Edwards sees her curatorial practice as material for social practice artwork by utilizing communication as a medium. Artist advocacy has become a central element in her curatorial strategy through her training as a curatorial intern at Black Cube, a nomadic art museum that is the first organization to be W.A.G.E. certified from its inception. Edwards is a former curator of 965 Gallery at Center for Visual Art.
Select publications include Language as Medium Interview with Joel SwansonandIllusive Facade: An Interview with Laura Shill. Recent examples of curatorial work include Resound: Reverberations between Artist and Place at 965 Gallery and Emerge: A Visual Arts Showcase of MSU Denver Students at Emmanuel Gallery. Edwards has recently held a number of roles, such as panel discussion monitor for Carving your Niche: Printmaking Practices, juror ofAnalogue Impressions: Examining the Printmaking Process, and organizer of Print // Ex: A community Print Exchange. Edwards' performance work with The Mothers was featured in Performance Art Week Eight at Emmanuel Gallery. More information on Edwards' practice can be found at Cargo and LinkedIn.
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