Pixels, Programming & Play: (GAME[WORK)SHOP]
August 6 – September 18, 2007
During the summer of 2007, the Gallery hosted two sessions of the innovative Videogame Development Camp for high school freshmen and sophomores. After completion of the Camp, the Gallery was re-configured into an arcade. Finished games developed by individual students and student teams were exhibited along with their working sketches, storyboards and other materials. (GAME[WORK)SHOP] was a collaborative exhibition organized by the faculty and Camp participants.
The Video Camp was organized by DU’s Digital Media Studies Program, with participation of the Dept. of Computer Science, the College of Education, the School of Art & Art History, and the Gallery.
DU Today article by Kristal Griffith: “Myhren Gallery to exhibit video games”
Faculty Exhibition: Beauty and its Discontents
September 27 – November 18, 2007
For the 2007-2008 academic year, the School of Art & Art History (SAAH) is organizing units for many of its classes around the theme of “Beauty.” Coordinated readings, lectures, and other programs will focus on the many aspects of this central theme, providing an opportunity for dialog and cooperative exploration throughout the year. The Gallery will participate by providing a venue for all SAAH Faculty and Adjunct Faculty to present recent and current work on the theme of “Beauty and Its Discontents.”; The exhibition will be organized by the Gallery with a faculty steering committee.
In the Lobby September 27, 2007 – February 24, 2008
eMAD Rotating Exhibitions
Intersections of Beauty – Student Show
Above: Intersections of Beauty installation
A collaboration was struck between the current Introduction to Black and White Photography classes at DU to create this show. Four classes in total approached the idea of beauty from two different angles: the juxtaposition of masculine and feminine, and subversive beauty. The intersection of these overlapping themes, in combination with the interpretation of each student, yielded a great variety of subject matter and approaches.
What makes these two subjects interact so well together is the entwining social construction of gender and beauty. Various students in all of the classes visually articulate this idea independently of each other. The works from all four groups weave together by dealing with masculinity, femininity, and gender while accessing the subversive potential of beauty in various ways. Together, they resonate as one.
Juried Student/Alumni Exhibition
January 10, 2008 – February 24, 2008
This exhibition was open to all current and former students of SAAH, and continues the gallery’s ongoing explorations of contemporary approaches to art-making. All current and former students of DU’s School of Art & Art History were invited to submit recent work in any media for selection .
The following alumni and students were chosen for the exhibition by jurors Lisa Tamiris Becker, director of the CU Art Gallery, Boulder and Dan Jacobs, director of the Victoria H Myhren Gallery.
Morehshin Allahyari, Julie Anderies, Julia Brucker, Phillip Faulkner, Kimberly MacArthur Graham (with Bonnie Ferrill Roman), Robert Gratiot, Joseph M. Hutchinson, Eric Ianuzi, Mary Beth Koszut, Viviane Le Courtois, Cassandra Lillard, Laurel McMechan, James Milmoe, Kelly Monico, Heather P. N. Richardson, Alexandro Rojas-Sanders, Stacey Sotosky, D. Milton Tomlinson, Matthew Welton, E. K. Wimmer.
On the Road: Photography of the Soviet Empire
Works from the Semyon Fridlyand Archive
March 6 – May 4, 2008
On the Road: Photography of the Soviet Empire” features approximately 70 images drawn from a remarkable archive of works by the Soviet-era photographer Semyon Fridlyand (1906-1964). Fridlyand built his career documenting the emergence of Soviet society and was a photo editor for Ogonyok (the Soviet Union’s version of Life magazine) . His archive is now housed at the University of Denver, which is mounting the first major exhibition dedicated to his work.
“On the Road” is supported through the generosity of Russ and Cathy Dalbey and the Dalbey Educational Institute. This exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog containing more than 60 B&W and color images.
2008 BFA Exhibition/MFA Exhibitions
May 15–June 7, 2008
This annual presentation of works by students graduating from the DU School of Art and Art history is organized by Dan Jacobs, director of the Victoria H. Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver. The “BFA/MFA Exhibition” will comprise works from 17 students in the Bachelors of Fine Arts program and the Masters of Fine Arts program in studio arts, pre-conservation, and electronic media arts and design (eMAD).
This 2008 show is the first to present works from both BFA and MFA students. Participating undergraduate (BFA) students are Laura Borneman, Bailey Ferguson, Mallory Freed, Britt Hoyl, Annie Kier, Justin Lascelle, Jesse Lindenberg, Christian Madsen, Shauna Medeiros, Nicole Saint, Stefani Schulte, Jennifer Segel, David Sprankle, and Matthew Welton. The three graduate (MFA)students are Phillip Faulkner, Devin Monnens, and Stacey Sotosky.
For this year’s exciting show, MFA student Phillip Faulkner will create a large-scale projection on the exterior of the building, a first for an exhibition in the School of Art and Art History. Among other projects, pre-conservation students Nicole Saint and Stefani Schulte will include pieces showcasing the restoration of a 1930s Edward Thompson mural in DU’s Margery Reed Building auditorium.