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Oct 4 - Dec 142013 | GOCA 121 | GODS & MONSTERS


UCCS Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
Exhibit Dates | October 4 - December 14, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 4, 5 - 9 pm
Artist Talks: 5 - 5:30 pm
Sansara Dance Performance: 7 pm

Artists: Matt Barton | Valerie Brodar | Carol Dass | Corey Drieth | Marina Eckler | Pauline Foss | Olivia Lundberg | Claire Rau | Erik Schubert

Sparked by discussions about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the myriad creative possibilities under the theme of gods and monsters - science & ethics, good & evil, literary & film references, campy & deadly serious - this thematic exhibit highlights the work of UCCS' Visual Arts faculty. 

Part of CROSS-CREATION: gods & monsters - the second bi-annual city-wide creative project organized by GOCA UCCS and Colorado Springs arts and culture organization. Featuring contemporary art exhibits, lectures, film events, panel discussions, tastings, and even a LUNCHBEAT dance party, CROSS-CREATION: gods & monsters will inspire dialogue around the many ideas presented - on a city-wide scale.

Collaborators include: the Business of Art Center, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado College's IDEA Space, Marmalade @ Smokebrush, Pikes Peak Community College's Downtown Studio Gallery, and UCCS' Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA121). 

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About the artists:

Matt Barton currently teaches 3D art making and is co-Director of the Visual Art program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Following brief stints as a Chuck E. Cheese dancing rat and Victoria Secret shop stock boy, Barton spent a year in Italy as an artist apprentice. He earned his Masters in Fine Arts in 2006 from the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Valerie Brodar received her B.F.A. in Printmaking & Fiber Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and her M.F.A. in Time Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been shown at the Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, Miraflores, Peru; Zico House, Beirut, Lebanon; Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA; SOHO20 Chelsea, New York, NY; Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL; Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL; Gallery 2, Chicago, IL; and The Erie Museum, Erie, PA. She is currently an Associate Professor of Media Arts at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Carol Dass was born in Oakland, California, raised in rural Missouri and received her BA in Art from Northwest Missouri State University. She has lived in Colorado Springs for 30 years and has been an instructor of photography at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs for the past 12 years. Carol's work has been shown nationally and is in the collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and numerous private collections.

Corey Drieth received undergraduate degrees in Philosophy/Comparative Religious Studies and Studio Art from Colorado State University in Fort Collins and his MFA in drawing/painting in 2004 from the University of North Carolina. is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing and co-Director of Visual Art at University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Prior to joining UCCS in 2007, Drieth taught studio art classes at CSU, the University of North Carolina and the University of Virginia. His work has been exhibited throughout the country, including San Francisco, Chicago, Albuquerque, New Orleans, Washington DC and New York City.

Marina Eckler studied letterpress printmaking and art at San Francisco State University and got her MFA from the Maine College of Art. Her work has been exhibited at the Harwood Museum in Taos, The Lab in San Francisco, the ICA Gallery in Portland, ME, and the New York Art Book Fair. She currently teaches 2-D art at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Pauline Foss received her MFA in Art from the Vermont College of Fine Art, her MA in Art from Adams State College in Colorado, and BA in Art History from University of California, Davis. She has received numerous fellowships and awards, including a Colorado Excellence in the Arts Fellowship in 2002, and has exhibited her work nationally and regionally. She is a Senior Instructor in Painting and Drawing at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Olivia Lundberg received her MFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and her BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Davis. She has exhibited in New York, Boston, California and Colorado. Lundberg is currently an Instructor of Painting, Drawing and Foundations at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Claire Rau was born in Sandusky, Ohio.  She completed her graduate work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and presently teaches sculpture at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.  She is the recipient of several awards and residencies, continuing to build upon an extensive exhibition record in the US and internationally. Rau is a founding member of The Front in New Orleans.

Erik Schubert received his M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and his B.F.A. from Columbia College, Chicago. Schubert has taught photography at MassArt, Greenfield Community College and currently teaches at University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Schubert has been in several exhibitions throughout the U.S. including Boston Young Contemporaries, SPECTRA: National Photography Triennial, and was featured as the Photographic Resource Center's NEO Emerging Artist, April 2009. In 2010, Schubert was included in the On the Road: A Legacy of Walker Evans exhibition at the Robert Lehman Art Center.

Image credit: Olivia Lundberg, Untitled (Feet), Oil on Paper, 2008. 30 x 20"


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