Artist talk for the current Nature, Environment, Science & Technology (NEST) Studio for the Arts exhibition, In Progress. Brianne Cohen will interview Robert Bailey (Associate Professor of Art History, University of Oklahoma) about his collaborative installation with photographer Todd Stewart.
Thursday, September 15 at 4:00 pm
NEST Studio-CASE W250 - 1725 Euclid
In Progress is an interactive installation comprised of images and texts drawn from the archive of material that Robert Bailey and Todd Stewart have built over the course of their collaboration. The work enables reflection about the ongoing forms that Manifest Destiny continues to take in ever more refined forms despite the idea’s clear wrongheadedness. Focused on themes including colonial history, scientific method, resource extraction, and artful craftiness, Bailey’s texts supply a complex apparatus for drawing connections with Stewart’s array of similarly themed images that address the contemporary shapes taken by thoughts and actions long ongoing in the American West. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to share in the process of meaning making by sifting through the materials presented and thinking about what progress means now.
Since 2015, Stewart and Bailey have pursued a collaborative research-based practice that combines artistic and scholarly approaches to investigating traces that people leave on the land in the western United States. Drawing on extensive fieldwork, their exhibitions and publications experiment with the perception, representation, and transformation of place. Stewart and Bailey have exhibited at Oklahoma Contemporary (2020), Southern Utah Museum of Art (2019), and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (2016) among other venues. They are based in Norman, Oklahoma, where they teach in the School of Visual Arts at the University of Oklahoma.
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Lucy R. Lippard
TUES., October 4 at 6:30 PM
Visual Arts Complex, 1B20 Auditorium
Lucy R. Lippard is a writer, activist, sometime curator, author of twenty-five books on contemporary art, cultural studies, and local history, most recently: Undermining: A Wild Ride through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West and Pueblo Chico: Land and Lives in Galisteo Since 1814. She is co-founder of various activist artists groups (including Heresies, Printed Matter, PAD/D, and Artists Call Against US Intervention in Central America) and has curated some 50 shows, often in non-traditional venues. She lives in the village of Galisteo, New Mexico, where she volunteers with the Fire Department Auxiliary and the Water Board. For 25 years she has edited the monthly community newsletter.
Colorado Artist Spotlight will be presented at the Buell Theatre in the Arts Complex on September 17th for our live extravaganza Enter the 7th Dimension
Free tickets are available at EventBrite
Featured in this exhibition are current MFA candidate Andy DiLallo and MFA alum Alejandra Abad!
Denver Digerati gives Colorado-based artists, and those with deep connections to the state, the opportunity to shine in the spotlight at Supernova 7th Dimension with an extensive program of digital animation and motion-based art from those utilizing digital tools in their creative work. Support of our expanding artist community is essential to Denver Digerati’s core vision, providing a mechanism for artists to grow and position themselves within our extended international community. Several of the works in this program can also be found in our other categories, including our competition forums.
Every Wednesday night at 7 PM for Fall 2022!
ATLAS Building, RM 311
The Art/Film series at the Brakhage Center has been curated by Jason S. Sanford
The next feature is tomorrow, 9/14: Downtown 81. Starring Jean-Michel Basquiat. Directed by Edo Bertoglio
Upcoming screenings: 9/21 Basquiat. 9/28 Maudie. 10/5 Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One. 10/12 Bed Peace. 10/19 Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present. 10/26 Henry Darger: In the Realms of the Unreal. 11/2 Kusama: Infinity. 11/9 A Life in Waves. 11/16 Home of the Brave. 11/30 Paris is Burning. 12/7 Love and Fury.
cam nelson, Assistant Professor of African Diasporic/Visual Studies
Recently featured in the Art & Science Magazine New art and art history professor wants to use their research on ‘Black pleasure’ in art to increase its prominence in the field
Nelson hopes to create a substantial enough subject area here at CU Boulder that the department can recruit more students who are interested in African diasporic art and visual culture. For nelson, the goal is to increase the number of people teaching these subjects in the art history field—ultimately putting CU Boulder on the map as one of the country’s leading programs for African diasporic studies.
Marina Kassianidou, Assistant Professor, Painting & Drawing
Artist Talk and Q & A Wednesday, September 14, 2022
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Viewing of the solo exhibition “geometric frustrations” at east window SOUTH (4949 Broadway, Unit 102-C, Boulder, CO 80304)
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Artist talk and Q & A, NoBo Art Center (one minute walk from gallery, 4929 Broadway (behind WAPO’s), Boulder, CO 80304)
Group exhibition curated by Derrick Velasquez September 9 - October 1, 2022
The artists presented in this exhibition tap into ideas about growth, expansion and contraction, progeny, mycological studies, and the spaces in which life can begin, expand, or end. Galerie Robertson Arès, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Upcoming Deadline: Honors Application
Undergraduates that the deadline for filing for graduation with Honors in Spring 2023 in either Art Practices or Art History is Tuesday, October 4.
A reminder to students who are eligible to graduate with Honors and will not graduate until 2023-24 you should contact the faculty representative this academic year. By doing so, they may also apply for UROP funding (up to $3000. for summer 2023 research) in support of their thesis work.
Graduating with an Honors designation is something that appears on your resume throughout your life, and is valuable not only in applying to graduate school but also in pursuing a career in the discipline. If you have any questions regarding Honors, please contact the Honors faculty representative in your area.
CU Art Museum
Onward and Upward: Shark's Ink
September 6, 2022–July 2023
This exhibition celebrates the “Sharkive,” a collection that includes editioned prints, production materials (drawings, mylars and proofs), and shop correspondence and records from Shark’s Ink, a print publisher and lithography studio directed by Bud Shark in Lyons, Colorado. Over its 46-year history, Shark’s Ink has foregrounded collaborative printmaking, working with over 106 artists from the US and Europe. Shark’s innovative productions capture each artist’s distinctive style, earning Shark and his studio an international reputation. The CU Art Museum is pleased to showcase the Sharkive with a selection of over 50 prints and related production materials.
The CU Art Museum acquired the Sharkive in 2018 through a partnership with the Sharks and the Kemper Family Foundations, UMB Bank Trustee, ensuring its long-term preservation as a learning resource for our students.
Museum of Arts and Design
Exhibition through February 19, 2023
Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle isthe first solo exhibition dedicated to the genre-defying artist Matthew Flower (US, b. 1972), better known as Machine Dazzle. A provocateur commanding an expanding repertoire of stagecraft, design, performance, and music, Machine Dazzle is a virtuoso practitioner of queer maximalism’s aesthetic language of liberation.
The exhibition brings together nearly 100 of the artist’s creations for stage, spectacles, and street theater, alongside a variety of environments, ephemera, material samples, photography, and video. Together they chronicle the metamorphosis of Flower, a closeted suburban kid from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, into “Machine Dazzle,” the queer experimental theater genius.