Always adventurous and always ambitious, Floyd Tunson is high on the list of Colorado’s top contemporary artists, and he’s being feted with a well-earned career retrospective, Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop, which opens to the public today at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
“It’s an expansive look at Floyd’s entire career, and it reveals his art-historical influences, and also how political and racial issues have entered his work -- which are the issues that are closest to home for him,” says museum director Blake Milteer, who also curated the show. Consisting of some 95 pieces, the show occupies several galleries, with Tunson’s mixed-media work roughly arranged chronologically by decade. “The early work -- from the ’70s and ’80s -- has never been seen before, nor has the work he just completed a few weeks ago,” explains Milteer, “and I think he’s doing some of his best work now.” He adds that he and Tunson, who lives in Manitou Springs, have been working on the show for five years. “And now, seeing the work against the walls, it’s amazing!”
Son of Pop continues through January 20 at CSFAC, 30 West Dale Street in Colorado Springs. Call 719-634-5581 or go to www.csfineartscenter.org for additional information.
Oct. 27-Jan. 20, 2012