The Wall/La Pared: Immigration and Identity

September 29th-November 13th

An exhibition in collaboration with Maruca Salazar of Denver’s Museo de las AmericasThe 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?

chris jordan, Drowned Laysan Albatross Fedgling # 2, Midway Island, 2010

Storm Warning

March 9 – April 30, 2016

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.

Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

January 12th- February 26th

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.

“Four” BFA Exhibition 2017

May 18 – June 9, 2017

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.