With artists working in so many mediums on campus at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, it’s hard to create exhibitions that appeal to everyone. That’s why curator Cortney Stell has focused on something that all of the artists can relate to in her latest show: the human figure.
Something About the State of Being will bring together six artists, all making their Colorado debut, to explore the ever-changing body and the fluidity of identity. "I wanted to think about the body not as a definable self," explains Stell. "After all, the body is a completely new structure every seven years." With that in mind, she researched and reached out to artists around the world who delve into this idea of a figure constantly in flux.
From the work of Jason Bard Yarmosky, whose drawings show elderly people in youthful regalia, to the paintings of Andie Mazorol and Tynan Kerr, who often use masks to obscure the faces of their subjects, this show will investigate the ambiguity of the body in a way that's sure to intrigue artists of any type.
Something About the State of Being opens tonight with a free reception with Mazorol and Kerr from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Philip J. Steele Gallery on the RMCAD campus, 1600 Pierce Street in Lakewood. The show will be on display through October 13. For more information, visit www.rmcad.edu.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: Aug. 31. Continues through Oct. 13, 2012