2008 – 09

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Jonas Burgert – Enigmatic Narrative
A solo exhibition with the artist in residence at the gallery

October 1 – November 23, 2008

German painter Jonas Burgert is a rising star in the European art world. He is known for a complex and mysterious narrative—even epic—style of painting. According to Burgert, his work addresses “the meditative chaos of nature and the interrelated elements of human cultures….One needs spiritual copies of oneself in order to have a dialogue between one’s inner characters.”

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Paul Soldner Ceramics: A Master Teacher at Work

Thursday, January 8 – Sunday, February 22, 2009

Although he is legitimately known as a pioneer of new, sculptural approaches to ceramics in America, Paul Soldner is also appreciated as one of the great art teachers—hundreds of his former students are active as artists and educators. The exhibition will be the first in over a decade to celebrate the master teacher and artist, whose ties to Colorado reach back to the late 1940s.

Review by Michael Paglia, Westword
Review by Mary Voelz Chandler, Rocky Mountain News
Review by Kyle MacMillan, Denver Post

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Transforming Traditions: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection

Thursday, March 5 – Sunday, April 26, 2009

Since the death of Mao in 1976, Chinese artists have forged sophisticated creative strategies to address social, spiritual and philosophical issues within a repressive political system. Their works, seen in “Transforming Traditions,” reflect cycles of destruction and regeneration in China’s recent history and in its cultural traditions. As China resumes its role as major trading partner to the world, its artists blend traditional Chinese artistic practices with western models. Sculptural works and related paintings, photographs, textiles and ceramics, made from the mid-1990s to the present by nine leading contemporary Chinese artists, show this continuing transformation.

“Transforming Traditions” is the latest in a series of student-organized exhibitions at the University of Denver’s Victoria H. Myhren Gallery to be drawn from the collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, Vail. With artist residency programs and catalog. Additional works by sculptors Yu Fan and Chen Wenling will be displayed at the SAAH and Penrose Library from March 19 – April 12, 2009, during the run of the exhibition.

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BFA Exhibition 2009

Thursday, May 14 – Saturday, June 6, 2009

The School of Art & Art History is pleased to present the annual exhibition of work by graduating BFA students from the School’s programs in Studio Art, Electronic Media Arts Design (eMAD), and Pre-Art Conservation.

Participating BFA students are: Kristi Bryden, Richard Burgess, Alicia Chee, Sarah Cooper, Aaron Freight, Chris Guyette, Zephan Hubert, Marie Janiszewski, Misun Kim, Daniel McGlynn, Natalie Nguyen, and Callum Trigg-Smith.