Inspired by retro futuristic fantasies of the past, present, and future, Brilliant explores the intersections of art, fashion, dance, technology and light. The evening engages all the senses, featuring a 5 course culinary art experience, local craft spirit tastings, interactive art, a wearable art live ramp show and multimedia performances.
BITUMINOUS explores the history of and issues surrounding coal production and consumption in the western United States through the work of four contemporary artists - Michael Bernhardt, Amelia Carley, William T. Carson, and Carlan Tapp.
X: SENIOR SHOW 2016
X featuring the work of 10 Senior VAPA Majors opening in our campus gallery Friday, April 15, 5-8 pm
Su Cho, Alexandra Garcia, Yuliya Drakh, Jasmine Dillavou, Ian Alexandrowicz, JD Sell, Lesley Garlan, Tam Mauldin, Elissa Cummings, and Ginger Immenhauser
Inhabiting: Mary Hood & Marilee Salvator
Inhabiting features two innovative printmakers - Mary Hood and Marilee Salvator - investigating the boundaries of what is possible with the medium.
Jenene Nagy: disappear here
Jenene Nagy's site-specific installation disappear here has transformed GOCA's 2,800 square foot campus gallery space through color, optical geometric abstraction and building materials.
Map(ing): Multiple Artists Printing (Indigenous and Native Geographies)
Senga Nengudi - Improvisational Gestures: A Survey of Sculptures and Performances
Senga Nengudi is an internationally-celebrated artist and long-time UCCS Visual Art faculty member. In marking UCCS' 50th Anniversary, GOCA hosts an exhibition of her sculptures and performance survey curated by Elissa Auther (Museum of Art and Design - NYC) and Nora Burnett Abrams (MCA - Denver).
BEYOND the BEYOND
BEYOND the BEYOND features five artists and artist collectives - Katie Caron, Carla Gannis, Evan Mann, Barry Whittaker and SaBa (Sam Sheffield and Barry Whittaker) - melding new media with physical realms through video, sculpture, performance, and immersive participatory installation. Boundaries shimmer porously between the digital and material, waking life and dream, rendered and sculpted, and beyond.
Jane Lackey : Points of Contact
Jane Lackey is a Santa Fe-based artist who works conceptually with drawings, sculpture and installation. In residence at the downtown gallery for eight days, Lackey is creating a site-specific and participatory installation with the assistance of UCCS students. www.janelackey.com
BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS 2015
BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS surveys emerging artists working along the Colorado Front Range corridor. This group exhibition will feature new works in a wide variety of media, including performance, ceramics, photography, installation, painting and new media.
SENIOR SHOW 2015
Annual exhibit of graduating senior visual art emphasis VAPA majors - orchestrated, curated, designed and installed entirely by the student artists.
TILT Export: Aftermath
Grant Hottle & Paula Rebsom
March 6 - May 16, 2015
Curated by TILT Export: painter Grant Hottle and sculptor Paula Rebsom are collaborators with a shared interest in shifting planes and perspectives, stage sets, imagined realities, and broken landscapes.
Jose Luis Torres
José Luis Torres
Echafaudages / Temporary Frameworks
February 6 - March 21, 2015
Opening Reception & Talk: Friday, February 6, 5 - 8 pm
José Luis Torres is an Argentinian-born Canadian artist who works with salvaged building materials, found objects and recycled elements to create environments in both indoor and outdoor spaces. During his 2-week residency at UCCS, Torres will work with student and community volunteers to realize a new sculptural installation. The artist will respond to the recent fires and floods in the Pikes Peak region through a monumental scale sculptural installation in the campus gallery space.
Learn more about the artist here: http://www.joseluistorres.ca
Image: Installation View: Ce Qui Nous Entour (That Which Surrounds Us), Salvaged building materials, 2012
A BODY IN FUKUSHIMA
Eiko Otake & William Johnston
December 5, 2014 - February 14, 2015
A Body in Fukushima recounts a visit made by renowned dancer and artist Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston to the irradiated communities that were evacuated in March 2011 after the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plants in Japan suffered massive damage in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami.
PLAY: Sean O'Meallie & Jason Chase
Oct 24 - Dec 19, 2014
Artists Sean O'Meallie and Jason Chase will entice you to play in our campus gallery space this Fall, 2014
Oct 3 - Nov 15, 2014
Expect great things from Marina Eckler and Donald Fodness, two emerging contemporary artists from Colorado's Front Range creating site-specific installation for this exhibit.
We Are You Project International
The We Are You Project is a comprehensive coast-to-coast exhibition featuring 30 artists addressing current Latino socio-cultural, political, and economic conditions in the U.S. through art.
36 Views of Pikes Peak
A multi-site collaboration between KRCC's 'The Big Something', the Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado College and the Pioneers Museum, this exhibit riffs off of Hokusai's "36 Views of Mt. Fuji" and invites artists to create new works in response.
An Art Party Celebrating the Brilliance of Creativity - Downtown in 2014!
Senior Art Majors Exhibit
'Eleven Women and a Man' is the title of the 2014 Senior Visual Art Majors exhibit, presenting the work of twelve dynamic UCCS undergraduate student artists.
Two artists use by-products of our industrial world - polluted waterways and used motor oil - to poetically explore our current and future environmental crises with photography, mixed-media and video installation.
In conjunction with state-wide programming related to the 100th Anniversary of the Ludlow rebellion and massacre, GOCA has invited six artists whose work deals with protest in many forms.
Cuba & Other Considerations: The Art of Carlos Manuel Cárdenes and Esteban Blanco
Cuban-born artists Carlos Manuel Cárdenes and Esteban Blanco are Miami and Colorado-based expatriates whose works in photography, bronze and mixed-media sculpture mine the depths of their diasporic experience.
Wendy Mike: Embody
As part of GOCA's AWOL - Art Without Limits - artist Wendy Mike's ethereal sculptural figures are suspended from the rafters of the Plaza of the Rockies atrium.
INFLUENCE features three emeriti and former UCCS Visual Art faculty members: Julia (Hoerner) Lathrop, Dawn Wilde, and Kay Williams Johnson. All three artists are masters in their respective practices, including painting, digital art, printmaking, collage and mixed-media.
GODS & MONSTERS
Sparked by discussions about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the myriad creative possibilities under the theme of gods and monsters, this thematic exhibit highlights the work of UCCS’ Visual Arts faculty.
AWOL Project: De Lane Bredvik
De Lane Bredvik's "Waldsterben" installation will be on display in the lobby of the Plaza of the Rockies building.
M12: The Black Hornet
The M12 Collective is known for groundbreaking and award-winning creative projects uniting rural culture and identity with documentary installation and performance.
Pattie Lee Becker and Suchitra Mattai are Denver-based artists translating experiences of environments on both microscopic and industrial scales through painting, drawing, letterpress and mixed-media works.
Matt Chmielarczyk | Bill Starr | Andrea Wallace
Auxiliary Art (2012-2013)
Works from the annual Senior Visual Art Majors exhibit are selected for extended display on the UCCS campus in Auxiliaries buildings
SENIOR SHOW 2013
The annual Senior Visual Arts Majors Exhibit showcases exciting and innovative art by the graduating seniors in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.
CERAMICA: Contemporary Clay 2013
Corie Cole | Del Harrow | Jerry Morris | Elaine K. Ng | Mark Wong
styrobot: nothing comes from nothing
Michael Salter is a self-proclaimed "obsessive observer", sifting through the avalanche of mass media and corporate branding to find poignant, absurd, and baffling pieces which become part of his work.
Jay Shinn: ILLUMINATED
Jay Shinn creates transcendent works out of light, paint, metal and neon that defy our notions of space and perception
RAIN MACHINE: Eric Tillinghast
Massive site-specific water installation in our 2,800 square foot campus gallery
Bright Young Things
Introducing to you to rising (art) stars from the Colorado Front Range corridor
SCARP PROJECT: Jarod Charzewski
Site-specific installation made from donated clothing explores consumerism, materialism and gallery space
Pulse: 2012 UCCS Senior Exhibition
2012 graduating visual art students' exhibition
Phil Bender, Christopher Coleman & Michael Salter, and Michael Whiting
Louis Cicotello Retrospective
WAYS OF KNOWING: Part 1
Rori Knudtson & Laleh Mehran
WAYS OF KNOWING: Part 2
James Griffioen & Yumi Roth
A site-specific participatory sound art installation by Halsey Burgund
Beers Made by Walking
This project celebrates and investigates the important role honeybees play in human culture, history, food production, and ecosystems through the lens of visual art.
Patrick Marold & Pard Morrison
F4 Collective (Susan Jowsey and Marcus, Jesse & Mercy Williams)
RECTIFY: Senior Show 2011
UCCS graduating visual art students - 2011
Breaking the Sound Barrier
Sonic Art 1860-2011
Rupture features new, site-specific installation work that incorporates sound and performance from Kyle Bravo, Jenny LeBlanc, and Claire Rau.
systematizing: part 1
systematizing explores various forms of systems, including social systems (particularly as they relate to technology and social media), systems and patterns in nature, and systems organically and methodically constructed in specific spaces.
systematizing: part 2
There are systems all around us. From bureaucracies to weather patterns and routines to computer programming, systems are not only a part of our world, but they help define our place in it.
WILLIAM WYLIE: American Places
In the exhibition American Places William Wylie focuses on the concept of place.
Hypothesis: Process in Science and Art is a multi-disciplinary exhibit and an experiment highlighting the connections between the scientific and artistic processes.
4x4 developed out of a series of conversations between four local contemporary art curators.
This exhibition is the starting point for an ongoing discussion on contemporary art and culture, facilitated by UCCS. We don’t presume to know where these conversations will take us, we simply offer a place to start.
This is the world premier of the complete Autoteatro Series by Rotozaza, a UK-based performance group. Three works make up the series: ETIQUETTE, GURUGURU and WONDERMART.
MOAN: pleasure and pain
Taking inspiration from a sound that straddles pleasure and pain, Moan features art work in a variety of media by UCCS Visual Art faculty and students as a part of the City Dionysia Festival.
FREE CANDY! is the annual Visual and Performing Arts exhibition highlighting work from 2010 graduating seniors.
DISPLACEMENT: Cinema out of Site
Displacement: Cinema Out of Site is collaboration and presentation of film works by contemporary Argentine and North American avant-gardists to encourage an intercontinental dialogue between artists.
This is it. The art show where Y-chromosomal Adam meets mitochondrial Eve, giving birth to a whole new class of aesthetic imaginings. It’s Flaunt “Evolution.”
Bus Chronicles is a collection of eighty poems composed in seventeen lines based on unobtrusive and celebratory observations of passengers who ride the fixed route bus system.
Economic Creativity presents artists who examine how, during this time of great change, we can – and should – use or re-use elements of our personal, cultural, and material past to re-envision a healthy, sustainable future.
Sarah Braman, Todd Chilton, and John McEnroe are select contemporary artists whose work continues the distinct trajectory of late Modernist painting.
The Gallery of Contemporary Art, UCCS presents Manifest: Colonial Tendencies of the West, an exhibition that explores the concept of colonialism from political, social, geographic, and commercial standpoints.
"The Way We Live Now"
“The Way We Live Now” and Other Artist Books from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, CU Art Museum is an exhibition that explores the curious medium of the “Artist Book.”
2007 Student Art Exhibit
The Student Art Exhibition is a juried show and collaborative venture between the UCCS Gallery Management class students and the campus Student Art Club.
2007 Senior Exhibition
The 2007 Senior Exhibition highlights new artwork by graduating seniors of UCCS's Visual and Performing Arts department. This is the first senior art exhibition held at UCCS and it is a tradition that will continue annually.
Juried by Frank Webb, a respected artist, author, and instructor, this exhibition highlights the best of aqueous media from around the world.
On The Wall
This exhibition is a collaboration between GOCA and the Studio Art Quilts Association.
GOCA is pleased to present the Eastern Cuba Cultural Exchange, featuring work by artist from the Oriente (Eastern) region of Cuba.
The Gallery of Contemporary Art is pleased to present it’s first solo exhibit in over a decade entitled Floating Worlds.
2006 Faculty Exhibition
This biennial exhibition highlights work by members of the UCCS Visual and Perfoming Arts (VaPA) faculty.
2006 Student Art Exhibit
A juried student art exhibition.
2005 Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition
GOCA, in conjunction with the Visual and Performing Arts Department, is proud to present its biennial art faculty exhibition featuring work by 17 teachers.
2005 Student Art Exhibit
The Gallery of Contemporary Art will host the opening of the 2005 Student Art Exhibition with a public reception on Friday, April 8, 2005 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.
Selections From The Colorado Collection
Four mini exhibitions curated from The Colorado Collection.
International Watermedia 14
This international watercolor exhibition presented by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society in collaboration with the Gallery of Contemporary Art features 113 works by artists.
Drawn Across the Century
The main exhibition was made possible through the cooperation and friendship of Nancy Doll, Director of the Weatherspooon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
AKA-Also Known As
The theme of anonymity was proposed as a show idea by local artist and independent curator Liz Szabo more than a year ago.
2004 Student Art Exhibit
The Gallery of Contemporary Art will host the opening of the 2004 Student Art Exhibition with a public reception on Friday, Friday, April 26, 5:00-7:30 pm.
3 Local Collectors
Highlights from the Brasch, Lehrer and Wenderski Collections.
Graphics By 20th Century Masters From The Cochran Collection
The Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs is pleased to present Graphics by 20th Century Masters from the Cochran Collection.
2003 Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition
A biennial art faculty exhibition featuring work by 16 teachers.
2003 Student Art Exhibition
The CU Colorado Springs Student Artists’ Connection (the campus art club), is co-sponsoring two annual Spring art exhibitions featuring works by student artists.
“Moving Toward a Sustainable Colorado Springs” is presenting public programming over the summer months on various issues related to our community’s growth and future sustainability.
Manifestations Of The Sacred
The Gallery of Contemporary Art is proud to present the regional invitational exhibition Manifestations of the Sacred.
Living With Art
The Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is hosting an exhibit called Living with Art, Modern and Contemporary African American Art from the Collection of Alitash Kebede.