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2016-2017

Storm Warning March 9-April 30

 

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Chris Jordan, Drowned Laysan Albatross Fedgling # 2, Midway Island, 2010

The Vicki Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver School of Art and Art History is proud to present Storm Warning: Artists on Climate Change & the Environment, an exploration into the intricacies of artist perceptions on environmentalism and our changing world. Through activism, curiosity, humor, and beauty, artists take on a range of medium to solicit public responses touching on the immediacy of issues of climate change. Please join the gallery March 9th, from 5-8pm for the opening reception of Storm Warning.

The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography, featuring photographs by J. Henry Fair and Chris Jordan, both revered for their documentary photography of the abject beauty of the human impact on climate change. Chris Jordan’s Drowned Laysan Albatross #2 image serves as the logo for the exhibition. He will also display a digital projection of the contents of a camel stomach, Gastrolith, a digital media recreation of an installation project created in 2016. J. Henry Fair exhibits large format color photographs of his Industrial Scars project, recently released as a publication. Fair will join the Vicki Myhren Gallery on April 13 to deliver a talk: The Hidden Cost of Goods Sold.

In addition to photography, the exhibition features immersive installation and sculpture works. Denver artist Regan Rosburg will exhibit her Relentless Memorial. Data mining sound artist Brian House will present an original work created for the exhibition derived from research conducted by Dr. Heidi Steltzer on the Animas river in southwestern Colorado. Also notable is Susan Camp’s manipulated grown gourd sculptures, an aesthetic reinterpretation of a large scale food production growing technique.The exhibition was curated by Jeffrey Keith, curatorial consultant to the Vicki Myhren Gallery and adjunct faculty at the University of Denver School of Art & Art History.

Artists in the exhibition: Katherine Ball, Susan Camp, J. Henry Fair, Brian House, Chris Jordan, Edward Lane McCartney, Michael Menchaca, Mari Omari, Phaedra Pezzullo, Anthony Porcaro, Regan Rosburg, Amy Scofield, Dr. Heidi Steltzer, Gary Sweeney, Steve Wiman.

 

Waste Impoundment at Arctic iron mine

J. Henry Fair,   Waste Impoundment at Arctic Iron Mine    Kiruna, Sweden

 

In addition to our exhibition, join us for a Symposium on April 13th.

Educator Gregory Heming will deliver his lecture The Storm Cloud of the Twenty-First Century: Lecture I in Honor of John Ruskin, followed by a panel discussion featuring two artists from the exhibition, J. Henry Fair and Susan Camp, as well as two Colorado-based scientists, Dr. Phaedra Pezzullo and Dr. Heidi Steltzer.

Following the panel discussion J. Henry Fair will deliver his talk, The Hidden Costs of Goods Sold.

Find a full schedule of events on our news page here.

 

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Regan Rosburg, Relentless Memorial (detail)

 

 

 

 

Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

Dusk-to-Dusk_Chernyshev-1Aristarkh Chernyshev, Knode 2009

January 12th- February 26th

Opening Reception January 12th, 5-8pm

Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal turns a mirror to the world, examining individual isolation, political repression, and collective ennui in the decline of the industrial age, an age in which people are simultaneously singular and collective beings. Some seek a return to the land, others seek spiritual transcendence, and others share affection for our new hybrid of increasingly alienated selves. Through painting, photography, sculpture, and video this exhibition explores a contemporary familiarity with collective darkness.

 

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  Anouk Steketee  Carin, 2009

 

Dusk to Dusk was organized by the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University and curated by Richard Rinehart, Director of the Samek Art Museum, with works generously loaned from THE EKARD COLLECTION. The exhibition is toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.

“Four” – 2017 BFA Senior Exhibition

Four

May 18th-June 9th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Claire Anderson’s studio space

 

We are pleased to showcase the graduating seniors of the BFA Studio Art Program. The artwork of Claire Anderson, Hannah Rose Cole, Leeandra Durfey, and Sabrina Yagman make up “Four.” This group of dynamic artists utilize paint, photography, and sculpture to postulate on the state of media, rehabilitation, and our connection to objects.

The gallery supports students throughout the exhibition process in this annual collaboration with the Studio Art Program and the School or Art & Art History. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, May 18 from 5-8pm!

 

 

Scan of discarded glove by Sabrina Yagman

Detail of Hannah Cole’s painting

 

 

Photograph by Leeandra Durfey

The Wall/La Pared: Immigration and Identity

Fernandez_Fernandez September 29th-November 13th

An exhibition in collaboration with Maruca Salazar of Denver’s Museo de las Americas, The Wall features contemporary Latino/a artists working in the muralist tradition, as well as contemporary painters, tattoo artists and experimental media pieces. The exhibition showcases the work of 9 regional artists and explores processes of conceiving, making and placing of public mural art.  The Wall asks the question: How does mural art express socio-political viewpoints or, alternatively, advertising and commercial enterprises?

In our current political climate, the image of a wall is a contested metaphor of discrimination, fear and xenophobia. The Vicki Myhren Gallery offers a counterpoint- providing a space for artists with direct links to immigration to explore their identity, reacting to the wall as a metaphor, or leaving it behind.

 

 

Featured Artists: Alicia Cardenas, Josiah Lee Lopez, Antonia Fernandez, Daniel Salazar, Diego Rodriguez-Warner, J.V.A.B., Mario Zoots, Mark Bueno, Miguel Tarango, and Victoriano Rivera.

 

Installation shots courtesy Wes Magyar and William O’Connor