The exhibition Force/Resistance seeks to stimulate dialogue around the complex relationships between systems of power and violence in the United States. The artists in the exhibition address a range of issues including racial profiling, mortality, racially motivated conflict, and legislative oppression.
Featuring selections from the FAC’s Native American and Spanish Colonial collections, this exhibition explores the many ways that objects tell stories. Stories explored through the objects include – morals, lives of the saints, origins, commodification and trade, collecting practices, cultural contact, disruption and destruction.
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Selections from the Morton and Tobia Mower collection. Rembrandt etchings, Impressionist paintings and prints by masters such as Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot, and Pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Everyday life, familiar stories, and common objects comprise each image, but these stunning artworks are far from ordinary.
Munro’s work creates a visual abstraction of the chess game between the spaceship supercomputer HAL 9000 and the astronaut Dr. Frank Poole. 30 chess boards inlaid with colored Formica, are positioned in a linear formation tracking the moves made in the chess game. A discrete audio soundtrack chimes (like a ‘chess clock’ timer) signifying a move has been made by a player.
Hailing from the Pikes Peak Region, visual artists Wendy Mike and De Lane Bredvik prove that art is inherently powerful and transformational. This site-specific installation is inspired by Ragnarök, a series of future events in Norse mythology in which the death of major figures, various natural disasters, and the complete submersion of the world in fire and water ultimately results in a fertile rebirth, reconciliation of the gods, and re-population of the human race.
Raizes/Roots presents some of the questions regarding Brazilian national identity in the 21st century. Featured artists Henrique Oliveria, Ana Carolina and Annie Ganzala explore ideas connected to a sense of contemporary “Brazilian-ness,” such as traditional and contemporary spiritual practices, gender identities, and the impacts of colonialism and globalization in contemporary society.
A celebration showcasing the arts. Forgoing a traditional live and silent merchandise auction, the event will center around an Art Auction showcasing the talents of over 70 well-known and up-and-coming regional artists, and will feature performances by musicians and theatre artists.
William “Buck” Walsky, an Anchorage, Alaska-based, Colorado Springs-native artist, originally designed the immersive outdoor installation Beach Front for the notorious annual Burning Man festival, a multi-day extravaganza of music and art held in the heart of the Nevada desert. Utilizing found bicycle wheels, structural steel, and LED lights, Walsky’s massive installation responds to movements of the air, and gives the viewer a sensation of being in an underwater wonderland populated by electric jellyfish.