2010 Juried Alumni Exhibition
plus: Recent work by faculty members Catherine Chauvin and Mia Mulvey
September 30 – November 14, 2010
Reception: Thursday, September 30, 5 – 8 pm
The Victoria H. Myhren Gallery opens the season with two concurrent exhibitions, both of which will be on view during the gala opening of the adjacent Nagel Art Studios on October 19.
The triennial Juried Alumni Exhibition is designed to help identify and bring together the many alumni of the University of Denver’s School of Art & Art History. Guest jurors Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at MCA DENVER and Linny Frickman, Director of the University Art Museum, CSU Fort Collins, selected 19 artists for the exhibition. The works of several late alumni will be presented as well.
In its side gallery, the Myhren Gallery features work from printmaker Catherine Chauvin’s new series “Contemporary Landscapes” along with pieces from ceramicist Mia Mulvey’s “Arinae.” As members of the studio art faculty of the School of Art & Art History, Mulvey and Chauvin are pleased to share recent work concurrently with the Alumni exhibition; both projects are part of the Myhren Gallery’s efforts to focus on all aspects of our community: past, present and future.
Warhol in Colorado
January 20 – March 13, 2011
Opening Event: Thursday, January 20; DU campus reception: January 27
Go to the “Warhol in Colorado” page on this website for detailed information and images.
“Warhol in Colorado” is an exhibition inspired by the recent gift of 158 original Polaroids and silver prints by The Andy Warhol Foundation to the Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver. Opening with a gala “Warhol Happening” on January 20, 2011, the exhibition will be a wide-ranging exploration of Warhol’s many connections to Colorado, both surprising and significant. The exhibition includes original artworks by Andy Warhol from DU’s holding as well as from Colorado collectors and institutions. It also features documentary materials and oral histories about Warhol’s visits to Colorado and his many Colorado connections.
An illustrated catalog includes essays by Christoph Heinrich, director of the Denver Art Museum, Darrin Alfred, and exhibition co-curator Rupert Jenkins.
Jennifer Karady: In Country: Soldier’s Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan
March 31 – May 1, 2011
Reception: Thursday, March 31, 5 – 8 pm
“In Country” consists of twelve large-scale 48 x 48 inch color photographs accompanied by a short synopsis of the veteran’s story written in his or her own words. Each work is initiated by an extensive interview process with the soldier, followed by a collaboration in which the veteran reenacts a chosen moment from war within the safe space of his or her everyday environment, often surrounded by family and friends.
Unlike some photographers who use actors to stage narratives, Karady works with real veterans to dramatize their stories through metaphorical and narrative techniques. Through this process the artist makes visible the psychological impact of war—the nightmares and memories that soldiers continue to experience after returning home.
2011 BFA Exhibition
May 12 – June 3, 2011
Reception: Thursday, May 12, 5 – 8 pm
Closing reception, Commencement Day, Saturday, June 4
The Victoria H. Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver is pleased to announce its upcoming “2011 BFA Senior Exhibition.” This annual presentation features works by students graduating from the DU School of Art & Art History (SAAH) studio arts and electronic media arts and design (eMAD) programs.
Participating students are: Taylor Arns, Megan Sullivan, Lisa Martin, and Katinka Van Lier Ribbink.
Taylor Arns explores the different functions that ceremonies and rituals have in our private and public interactions. Her series of intaglio prints and drawings communicates Taylor’s own experience with art-making as a personal ritual connecting her with her environment. Megan Sullivan is inspired by the role of light in traditional silver-based photography. Light is an integral installation element for her photographs of domestic environments, displayed in light boxes. Lisa Martin’s childhood in Fruita, CO, is the inspiration for her playful installation of ceramic animal forms. Growing up in a rural area, Lisa developed a strong connection to nature; her artwork encourages viewers to contemplate their own personal relationships with the animal kingdom. A native Hawaiian, Katinka Van Lier Ribbink moved from a land of plentiful water to a land of drought. In her digital animation piece, she explores current water issues like privatization, scarcity, and pollution.
On view in the Shwayder Lobby: graduating seniors Nicci Shaw and Rachael Roark (BA with distinction).