Date(s) - February 1, 2012 - December 14, 2012
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
October 1 – December 14, 2012
Colorado’s Valentine features a survey of work by Fort Collins native and California artist De Wain Valentine. Valentine was born in 1936 in Fort Collins, Colorado. He was raised in Fort Collins and attended Fort Collins High School in the building that now houses the University Art Museum. Valentine is best known for his luminous, highly polished cast resin sculptures and as a founding member of the California Light and Space movement of the 1960s and 1970s. In 2011-12 his work was featured in Pacific Standard Time, a major investigation of California art, and in a related solo exhibition at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. His Triple Disk Red Metal Flake—Black Edge is prominent in the new installation of post-war American Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and was featured on the cover of the New York Times last fall. While Valentine is well known in art circles, few in Fort Collins are aware of his work, his history with our city, or of his important contributions to American Art. This exhibition will celebrate the work of this Fort Collins’ native and examine his body of work in light of his Colorado roots and how these roots have influenced the trajectory of his artistic practice. In addition to the exhibition, Valentine will visit campus for a week-long residency, present a public lecture in the Griffin Concert Hall, give gallery talks, and interact with students and community members. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the FUNd at CSU, the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, Colorado Creative Industries, Lilla B. Morgan, and BEET Street.
Visiting Artist Lecture, Monday, October 1, 5 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, Reception to follow 6-8 p.m., University Art Museum