2013-14

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School of Art and Art History Juried Alumni Exhibition

October 3 – November 17, 2013

The Victoria H. Myhren Gallery opens the 2013-2014 season with its triennial Juried Alumni Exhibition. The exhibition is designed to help identify and bring together the many alumni of the University of Denver’s School of Art & Art History and continues the Myhren Gallery’s ongoing explorations of contemporary approaches to art-making.

Guest jurors Jim Green and Patrick Marold chose the following 23 artists for inclusion in the exhibition: Morehshin Allahyari, Andrew Y. Ames, Zina Castanuela, Greg Cohen, Kevin Craford, Shari Daly-Miller, James Dycus, Aileen Gaumond, Stephanie Gaumond, Jenny Hankinson, Karen Haugan, Cassandra Lillard, Drew Ludwig, Wangui Maina, Michael Arnold Mages, Doug Meyers, Louise Palazola, Allie Pohl, Morgan Price, Amy Richman, Mandy Stringer, Carol Till, and Maria Wimmer.

 

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A Decade of Gifts and Discoveries

January 9 – March 9, 2014

Many will be surprised to learn about the extent of DU’s art collections, which date from the 1890s, only a decade after the founding of the University’s School of Art.  They will be even more surprised to see the breadth and depth of materials donated during the decade leading up to 2014, DU’s Sesquicentennial year. Additional delights include artworks rediscovered after many years languishing in basements, attics and dark corners. Come meet DU founder John Evans as he was portrayed in marble by DU professor of sculpture Preston Powers in 1893.

Alice Neel, "Claudia Bach Pregnant," 1975. Oil on canvas. Photo credit: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter.

The Female Gaze: Selfhood and Community from the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women

March 27 – May 4, 2014

This exhibition presents 77 self-portraits and works of art exploring community and identity from the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women, a collection of nearly 500 works of art by women donated to PAFA in 2010. Psychologically probing, emotionally revealing, confrontational, and funny self-portraits by Gertrude Abercrombie, Joan Brown, Elizabeth Catlett, Diane Edison, Ellen Lanyon, Sarah McEneaney, Kiki Smith, June Wayne, and others show the ways in which modern and contemporary artists have explored their appearances and interior lives. Works by Ann Agee, Judy Chicago, Viola Frey, Hung Liu, Alice Neel, Faith Ringgold, Joyce Treiman, and others meditate on how earlier generations impact the present and present generations bring the next into being. Works by Laylah Ali, Elizabeth Catlett, Hollis Sigler and others consider the effect of community support (or lack of it) in strengthening society or wearing away at individuals. Together the exhibition presents a strong collective voice from a wide range of artists who have had an impact on the ways artists approach selfhood and identity and whose work continues to provoke fascinating questions about society.

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BFA Exhibition

May 15 – June 7, 2014

Featuring works by graduating seniors in the BFA programs of the DU School of Art & Art History.

Exhibiting artists include Stephanie Biller, Kimberly Carbonari, Brandon Finamore, Mikaela Fortune, Sarah Fukami, Jessica James Gilbert, Lindsey Hubbell, Ting-yu Lin, Tanner Cole Minock, and Caleb Wassell.