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Avalanche

September 14 – October 1, 2017

Avalanche is an enhanced water drink designed by the artist collective Institute for New Feeling. The newest addition to their ongoing wellness product line, this bottled water will be available for visitors. In addition to the Avalanche water itself, the project consists of a site-specific concert at Denver’s Wastewater campus, an exhibition at the Myhren Gallery, and an online streaming video. Avalanche is produced by Black Cube, a nonprofit nomadic contemporary art museum, in partnership with the University of Denver’s Vicki Myhren Gallery.

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Push Play

October 12 – November 19, 2017

Push Play explores the work of artists who borrow from play and games to reveal social, philosophical, and cultural issues. From playfulness, to mathematical strategy, the artists in Push Play have mined the significance of games, reinventing them to create experiences that often involve the viewer and reflect on the nature of participation in art.

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Fieldworks: Creative Research by DU Faculty

January 11 – February 18, 2018

The Vicki Myhren Gallery is pleased to announce a new program – an annual exhibition featuring the research and artworks of creative faculty members at the School of Art and Art history. Fieldworks specifically focuses on the research and creative process itself.

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Making Art / Making Community

March 8 – April 29, 2018

This exhibition centers on artists using social bridging strategies in their artmaking through participatory experiments, humorous critiques, and collaborative craft. These artists pull tactics from social science, psychology, education and design thinking. Referred to as “social practice” these artists use human relations as their artistic medium rather than a studio based creative practice.

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Thread: 2018 BFA Exhibition

May 17 – June 8, 2018

The 2018 BFA Exhibition features work from four graduating seniors. The pieces in this exhibition culminate a year of exploration into creative inquiry, professional practices, and ongoing studio work for Jeanette Chinelli, Ellen Kenston, Mikeala Michaelson and Ian Wagner. These four artists worked alongside Sarah Gjerston who served as their mentor through the BFA process. The Vicki Myhren Gallery is pleased to present Threadand celebrate these four artists for receiving their Bachelors of Fine Arts.