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Exhibitions

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.

“Four” – 2017 BFA Senior Exhibition

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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

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016-2017 Exhibition Calendar Announcement

VICKI MYHREN GALLERY 2016-2017 EXHIBITION CALENDAR

 

The Wall / La Pared: Immigration and Identity

9/29/16 – 11/13/16

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.

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.

 

 

 

Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

1/12/17 – 2/26/17

 

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.

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

 

 

Storm Warning: Artists on Climate Change

3/9/17 – 4/30/17

Storm Warning, organized by the Vicki Myhren Gallery, is a multimedia exhibition featuring artists looking at and thinking about climate change and environmental issues. The show includes installation works, photography, film, Instagram feeds, and other media. Storm Warning provides a platform for collaboration, both on campus and throughout the wider community for engagement with some of the most important issues facing us today. The project provides tie-ins to both Denver’s Month of Photography (March), and to the university’s Sustainability Month and Earth Day activities on the campus (April).

 

 

 

 

2017 BFA Senior Exhibition

5/18/17 – 6/10/17

The Vicki Myhren Gallery proudly presents its annual showcase of work by graduating BFA students from the University of Denver School of Art & Art History.

Campus-wide Juried Student Art Exhibition

May 12 through May 27, 2016

Opening Reception: May 12, 5-7 PM

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In order to support a cross-disciplinary appreciation for art, this juried exhibition will be open to all University of Denver students, campus-wide. We highly encourage students from all departments and disciplines to consider entering their work in this multi-media show. The important dates and deadlines are as follows:

  • Midnight, Sunday, May 1 – Application/entry deadline
  • Thursday, May 5, 9-5 / Friday, May 6, 9-5 / Monday, May 9, 9-noon – Artwork drop off
  • Thursday, May 12 – Opening Reception

To submit your artwork for consideration you will need to make an entrythingy account and fill out the information below. For more detailed instructions go to the entrythingy help page.

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Early Women Artists of Colorado

March 24 through May 1, 2016

Opening Reception: March 24, 5-7 PM

Ernestine Parsons, Untitled (Colorado Landscape), n.d., Oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Arts.

Ernestine Parsons, Untitled (Colorado Landscape), n.d., Oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Arts.

The eleventh exhibition in conjunction with the Curatorial Practicum course will feature early Colorado women artists researched by graduate students in art history under the direction of Dr. Annette Stott, Professor of Art History, and Dan Jacobs, Director of the Vicki Myhren Gallery and Curator of the University Art Collections, in a two year sequence of courses. A significant portion of the art displayed is on extended loan from the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art as part of a multi-year research partnership.