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UCCS Visual Art Faculty Exhibition
Exhibit Dates | October 4 - December 14, 2013
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 Art 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).
Visit www.crosscreationscollab.com for the full program schedule.
About the artists:
Matt Barton, assistant professor and co-director, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, currently teaches 3D art making at UCCS. Barton received a Bachelor's of Fine Arts form Montana State University and a Master's in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. His work has been exhibited at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; the Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe; and the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh.
Valerie Brodar, associate professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and fiber arts from Carnegie Mellon University and her Master's in Fine Arts 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; SOHO20 Chelsea, New York.; Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle; Artemisia Gallery, Chicago; Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago ; Gallery 2, Chicago; and The Erie Museum, Erie, Pa.
Carol Dass, instructor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, was born in Oakland, Calif., raised in rural Missouri and received her bachelor's degree in art from Northwest Missouri State University. She has lived in Colorado Springs for 30 years and a UCCS photography instructor for 12 years. Dass'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, assistant professor and co-director, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, received undergraduate degrees in philosophy, comparative religious studies and studio art from Colorado State University and a Master's in Fine Arts in 2004 from the University of North Carolina. Prior to joining UCCS, 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, lecturer, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, studied letterpress printmaking and art at San Francisco State University and earned a Master's in Fine Arts from the Maine College of Art. Her work has been exhibited at the Harwood Museum in Taos, N.M., The Lab in San Francisco, the ICA Gallery in Portland, Maine, and the New York Art Book Fair. She currently teaches two-dimensional art.
Pauline Foss, senior instructor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, received a Master's in Fine Arts from the Vermont College of Fine Art, a master's degree in art from Adams State College and bachelor's in art history the 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.
Olivia Lundberg, instructor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, received a Master's of Fine Arts in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and a bachelor's in studio art from the University of California, Davis. She has exhibited in New York, Boston, California and Colorado.
Claire Rau, senior instructor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, was born in Sandusky, Ohio. She completed her graduate work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and presently teaches sculpture at UCCS. She is the recipient of several awards and residencies, continuing to build upon an extensive exhibition record in the U.S. and internationally. Rau is a founding member of The Front in New Orleans.
Erik Schubert , instructor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, received a Master's of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts. from Columbia College, Chicago. Schubert has taught photography at MassArt, Greenfield Community College and currently teaches at UCCS. 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"