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Exhibition extended! (She) Her/Self The body is a signifier of Self. The body as (She). Her body as evidence of the fundamental right to Herself. Historically, women's bodies have been a frequent subject of male artists' works. Most of these historic images ignore the agency of the women portrayed. Women's bodies serve as the object of the male gaze. As women reclaim their agency and turn away from the ways of objectification, female-identified artists are creating groundbreaking work that further shifts this paradigm to reflect women's views, concerns, and Selves. With self-portraits as the primary vehicle for Amy Jorgensen’s Body Archive and Inanna by Randi Ganulin, the artist's performative acts of creation refer to the primary source of Self and the power of embodiment. Body Archive is a long-term project documenting the extraordinary and banal experiences of the artist's life. The work references the practices and aesthetics of medical and forensic photography, and associated assumptions of the photograph as a document of the moment, or representation of truth – what Walter Benjamin describes as evidence of an occurrence. As a culture, we are spellbound by the potential implications found in DNA strands and microscopic fibers. Amy Jorgensen explores the body as a site of experience and author of information. She places photographic emulsion, sans camera, on the surface of her body to record her actions. The resulting documentary photographs are the striking visual residue of her experience: traces of body fluid, clothing, skin, and the fine edges of body hair. A disjointed self-portrait where the instantaneous opening and closing of the camera's shutter is replaced by a performance turned into visual testimony. - Amy Jorgensen http://amyjorgensen.com I use a self-portrait as the basis for each image, exploring different aspects of my invisible Self– my personal history, fears, beliefs, and ideals. The method of layering photographs with drawing is a metaphor representing my best efforts at synthesis, the drawings acting like graffiti on a wall, altering and extending their photographic foundations. Quirky and imperfect, their intricacy invites a closer look, creating an opening through which the viewer can make their own connections with the work via their individual life experience. - Randi Ganulin https://www.randiganulin.com/Find out more »
Matters of the Heart Virtual exhibition featuring the photographers of Bill Reed, Conrad Ball, High Plains, Loveland Classical, Lucile Erwin, New Vision, Turner, and Walt Clark Middle Schools. A Thompson School District tradition since 2003, hosted by the Artworks Center for Contemporary Art, and originally scheduled for April 21-May 3, 2020 / student opening April 21, now online due to the COVID - 19 pandemic. MATTERS OF THE HEART challenged students to be photographer and writer. Students utilized the camera to document and interpret. They explored through the lens and used the magic of black and white film. Thoughtfully planning their routes, students embarked on a journey of planned and unpredictable discovery. Extraordinary as well as small details were photographed. Students then paired words with their chosen exhibition image to express their “matter of the heart.” Students visited downtown Loveland and surrounding places including Berthoud, Lyons, Boulder, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Rocky Mountain National Park, the Poudre River canyon, Masonville, Timnath, the Big Thompson Canyon, Rock Ridge Ranch, and Horsetooth Reservoir. Photo journeys are timeless, without bells to interrupt or grades to assign. Students created their images in the traditional, magical and time-honored professional darkroom of Studio 119 at Artworks Center for Contemporary Art. Techniques, such as a filed negative carrier, spray or hand application of chemistry and shadows are used to make one-of- a-kind images. All are exhibition worthy and created from each artist’s visionary heart. Exhibit photos are printed on Ilford fiber glossy, silver gelatin fine art paper. They are mounted and custom matted with acid-free materials to meet museum standards. I learned the floating mount style of matting in Ansel Adams’ archives while volunteering in Yosemite National Park. Unlike previous years, the COVID-19 pandemic closed the Artworks north gallery where this student exhibition was to hang. In response, I digitized all student works so that their beautiful creations could be widely seen. In October, 2000 I presented my first photo workshop as a guest artist/teacher in the Thompson School District. Since then I have annually been privileged to teach photography to almost 2,000 TSD students. As an artist within Artworks Center for Contemporary Art, I am challenged, influenced, taught and encouraged by my colleagues. Additional funding support was provided by NOVO Restoration and the NOCO Gifted Community. Artworks provides the darkroom and exhibition facility. I provide other in-kind materials. Thank you student artists, supportive parents, donors, and especially colleagues Sue Teumer, Janice Marchman, Kelly Parks, Mary Pat Hayden-Davis, Kristi Leonard, Jennifer Sinnett, Robert Moore, Will LaGory and TSD GT coordinator Carol Swalley. After 20 years teaching photography here, the 2020 GT photo project is my final workshop in Loveland. My wife Susan Hoyler (retiring as Bill Reed counselor) and I will move to be near family in my home state of Iowa. You all are appreciated and will be missed. Your creativity will endure and be a gift to the future. Robert Campagna, Artist/Educator Educator and Student Video's Follow the links bellow Sue Teumer Jaden Fitzpatrick Brad Rogers […]Find out more »