Metropolitan State University’s Center for Visual Arts starts off a new year with “Entanglements,” a new lens-based exhibit of works by 11 national and international artists, which will run from Jan. 13 to March 25 at the CVA Gallery, 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. March is Denver’s Month of Photography, and these works interpret artists’ views about how we, as humans relate to nature and its resources.
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The opening reception will be on Jan. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., and the public is welcome to attend then or visit this handsome gallery. (Admission is free.) “Entanglements” was curated by Cecily Cullen and Natascha Seideneck, who teaches at MSU.
There is an agenda stated: Artists hope to inspire viewers into action that is supportive of the natural environment. Check the CVA website for programmed events as some artists will be speaking at the gallery. Example: Amy Hoagland will speak at 5 p.m. on March 9 and Regan Rosburg will speak at 5 p.m. on Feb. 9. She has written a book called “Church of Water: A Portrait of the Arctic.” She teaches at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Lakewood.
Other artists with works included in “Entanglements” include: Persijn Brersen and Margit Lukacs; Dornith Doherty, Felicity Hammond, Jana Hartman, Marcella Kwe, Anastasia Samoylova, Sarah Sense and Alicia Wroblewska.
Hammond will have a photographic collage series titled “Hidden Gems,” described as “jumbled, chaotic mining landscapes with the detrius left by the mineral extraction industry.”
Hoagland’s installation, “Thawing Web,” challenges the idea that human society exists separate from nature.
Broersen and Lukacs take recognizable landscapes and reimagine them in two works entitled “Mastering Bambi” and “Establishing Eden.”
Both films feature familiar landscapes — familiar because they were used in popular films, but minus the actors and set pieces ...
Hartman and Samoylova offer photographic series that juxtapose nature and human society while Sarah Sense (Chitimacha/Choctaw) studies the relationship of her ancestors to the environment through an exploration of their landscapes.
Rosburg calls a viewer to action with her work called “dear future” reflecting on what we could change by taking action now ...