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Inhabiting:
Mary Hood & Marilee Salvator | February 5 - March 19, 2016

Opening Reception | Friday, February 5, 5 - 9 pm
Artist Talk with Mary Hood @ 5 pm

Indigenous Ways of Being Symposium | Saturday, March 12, 10 am - 4 pm @ GOCA 121
including ARTIST TALKS with Marilee Salvator, Mary Hood, C. Maxxx Stevens and Warren Montoya 

Inhabiting features two innovative printmakers - Mary Hood and Marilee Salvator - investigating the boundaries of what is possible with the medium. Mary Hood explores ways that myth reconstructs time, space, narrative, and experience, incorporating various low tech and high tech processes. Marilee Salvator highlights the interplay of beauty, growth, and deception with invasive plants and cancer cells serving as muse. Salvator's prints showcase the intrinsic beauty of lush, overgrown plants juxtaposed to their destructive nature while her scientific renderings of deadly cancer cells are delicate and colorful. Both artists will respond to the space with site-specific installations creating an immersive experience.

The exhibition will be part of Mo'Print 2016 (Month of Printmaking), a regional biennial celebration of printmaking in Colorado. Planned programming connected to the exhibit includes an artist residency, artist lectures and a day long symposium, Indigenous Ways of Being, in collaboration with the Women's & Ethnic Studies (WEST) program at UCCS.

Mary Hood | Originally from Milwaukee, WI, USA, Mary currently resides in Tempe, Arizona, USA, where she is an associate professor of art/printmaking at Arizona State University. Hood received her Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Dallas, in Dallas, Texas and her undergraduate degree from Ringling School of Artand Design in Sarasota, Florida.  As part of her teaching philosophy, Mary uses printmaking to focus on community-affiliated projects such as RIPPLE (2005), for Katrina evacuees in Arizona, DITTO (2006), a public art project, and Map(ing)(2009/2011), a collaborative project between Native artists and ASU students. Mary Hood's practice focuses on silence, time and space, identity, and experience widely throughout the world including: the International PrintCenter New York, NYC, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, Blue Star Art Complex, TX, LaGrange Art Museum, GA, Loyola University Chicago, IL, Kasene Kulturcenter, Denmark, Contemporary Art Projects, Bulgaria, VACA Cultural Association, Italy, Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand, Pont Aven School for Contemporary Art, France, Alexandria Bibliotheca, Egypt, and the Estonia National Library, Estonia. Mary is the recipient of numerous residencies, publications, and awards for her work including the 2008 Faculty Achievement Award and the 2006 Award for Public Scholarship. In 2012 Mary was awarded the Annual Evelyn Smith Endowed Professorship to support her community scholarship.

Marilee Salvator is an Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Design at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green Kentucky. Her work has been exhibited in over 100 exhibitions throughout North America, South Korea, China, Japan, Portugal, Serbia, Ireland, Scotland, Poland, Italy, New Zeeland and Romania. Her work is included in over 25 collections including JCI University, Jiangxi, China and Sakmi Art Museum, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

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