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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.

 

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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)

 

 

 

 

VR Escape

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Escape into virtual reality at the Hypercube – C – Cubed Studios

Featuring VR artist Cabbibo

March 7th, 2017 11am – 6pm.

DakhaBrakha

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March 9th 2017 – 7:30 pm – Newman Center

DakhaBrakha means “give-take” in old Slavonic. This breathtaking and mesmerizing band from Ukraine draws on folk melodies and rhythms, and combines voice, cello, accordion, and drums in a refreshingly novel vision of Eastern European roots music. They craft stunningly beautiful and exciting sonic worlds for traditional songs, reinventing their heritage with a keen ear for contemporary, international tastes. They have become a cult phenomenon around the world.

“Ukrainian folkdrone Björkpunk quartet DakhaBrakha went into Bonnaroo as unknowns but ended up with one of the most receptive crowds of the weekend…, turning the tent into a happy menagerie.”

— Rolling Stone

www.dakhabrakha.com

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One November Morning: Art on Sand Creek By Cheyenne & Arapaho Artists

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Jan. 5 – March 6 – Museum of Anthropology

An expansion of a pop-up exhibit that was on display at the Denver Art Museum in November and December, “One November Morning,” running Jan. 5–March 6 at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, is a collection of works by five Cheyenne-Arapaho artists who are descendants of victims of the Sand Creek Massacre. The exhibit is their collective response to the massacre, which happened 150 years ago when University of Denver founder John Evans was governor of the Colorado Territory.

Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

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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.