A black and white print featuring two men working on steel beams high above a city.

Samuel L. Margolies, United States, (1898 – 1974), Men of Steel, 1939, drypoint, 18 x 15 inches.  Gift of Anna C. Hoyt, CU Art Museum, 57.202. Photo by CU Art Museum, © Samuel L. Margolies.

A painting of a person reclining with their leg up and bent. They have light skin and brown hair pulled into a messy bun. They are wearing a dark green graphic T-shirt and black shorts. They have many black tattoos on their arms and legs and are seated in a greenish room with paintings hanging from the walls, their studio.

Jenna Gribbon, United States, b. 1978, The Artist Eroticized (Alina), 2020, oil on linen, 48 x 36  inches. Gift of the Alex Katz Foundation, 2021.08.02. Photo by Wes Magyar, © Jenna Gribbon

A black and white lithograph of a man crouched over and cutting a leaf off of a yucca plant with a knife.

Alfredo Zalce, Mexico (1908 – 2003), Henequenero, 1945, lithograph, 15 x 17 inches. CU Art Museum, 69.388.06. Photo CU Art Museum, © Alfredo Zalce.

On view February 10 – March 22, 2024

Opening celebration February 9 from 4:30 – 6:30. Light refreshments will be served. 

(Art)work: Systems of Making features artworks that offer different perspectives on labor and the workplace. Highlighted themes include, artist collaborations and networks of creation, the coding of labor according to gender and race, labor movements, and the connections between labor and nationalism.

This exhibition was curated by CU graduate students Brittany Ashley, Brianna Autin, Kat Bertram, J. Benjamin Burney, Rachel DeNagy, Sierra Grove, Juniper Guthrie, Sam Hensley, Elena Lompe, Aunna Moriarty, Taite Shomo and Dani Wasserman.  

This exhibition and programming is generously supported by CU Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment fees and CU Art Museum members.