Adams State art students’ exhibition continues through May 15

(05-04-2015)

front of postcard promoting the bfa exhibit paradigm shift

Two exhibits, Paradigm Shift and The Eclectics, are currently on display in the Adams State University Cloyde Snook and Hatfield Galleries. The closing reception is from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the Art Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Artists in the Paradigm Shift exhibit include Bachelor of Fine Art students Anna Kinney, Marcos Sandoval, and Alexander NeverMind. Their collective exhibit is on display in the Cloyde Snook Gallery.

NeverMind titled his body of work, BANG!, which consists of four large black and white paintings that show the damaging effects of homophobic slurs on impressionable youth. "I feel that creating this body of work is important because the paintings show a narrative about an important social issue of which many may not be aware."

Kinney's textile installation, "Do You Really Want to Know?," is an effort to enlighten the viewer about the unseen damage and injuries created in the garment, advertising, and consumer industries. "It is also artistically showing ways to enhance the value of the material with recycling and reusing."

"Shifting Practices: Contemporary Approaches to Historical Photographic Processes," by Sandoval, is an exploration of the nature of light, its manipulation in photography, and the use of historical photographic processes. "My images are printed on a transparent silk fabric and hang from the celling at the gallery making it a site-specific installation."

Artists in the The Eclectics include Angelica Gallegos, Chris Darby, Judith Valentina Mtz Rosales, Angel Ramos Caltzontzin, Rick Maxfield, Christopher Blacksmith, Tina Milton, Tara Bolt, Patricia Rodriguez, Lucie Olivas, Natasha Vidger, and Anna Kinney.

The Eclectics was open to all art majors and renowned Colorado artist Stephen Quiller juried the exhibit. Graduating Bachelor of Art students Gallegos, Darby, Valentina, Rosales, Caltzontzin, Maxfield, Blacksmith, Milton, and Bolt, installed the exhibition as part of their professional seminar class. They also produced a catalog of works by the graduating class, and a class website.

Work in this exhibition addresses social issues and includes language and graphic images that some viewers may find disturbing. For more information, contact the Art Department at 719-587-7823.