Date(s) - July 1, 2022 - December 18, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Experimenting with Materials
Main Gallery and Americas Gallery: July 1 – December 18, 2022
Gallery Talk: Thursday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Drawing from the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art‘s outstanding collection of contemporary art, Media Mixed: Experimenting with Materials looks at the myriad ways artists push the boundaries of what old and new materials can do and signify.
Exhibition selections include works from the late-1960s in then-nascent plastic by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, op artist Bridget Riley, and the West Coast minimalist De Wain Valentine, who cultivated the material’s use.
Later 20th century featured artworks include those by Larry Bell (MS 10, 1978, minerals on graph paper), Rufino Tamayo (Hombre II, 1981, Mixografia print on paper), and Florence Pierce (Untitled #192, 1996, resin on mirrored Plexiglas).
Continuing considerations of materials by artists in the 21st century include works such as Shan Goshorn’s Federal Weapon (2014, ink on MRI tape and frosted vellum)—a commentary on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)—and a Mixografia print by Dario Escobar (Untitled, 2013, print on handmade paper) that explores issues of material, valuation, meaning, and acculturation through sports.
Recent acquisitions are also included in Media Mixed. Enrique Chagoya’s Pyramid Scheme (2009) is a 2022 purchase through the Dale Pruce and Leslie Walker Latin American Art Acquisition endowment, a sculptural multiple that addresses inequity in financial institutions.
Curated by Lynn Boland, Director and Chief Curator, and museum interns Megan Allbrooks, Diana Del Valle, and Lex Lupton.
Support for this exhibition and related programming is generously provided by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, FUNd Endowment at CSU, and Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.