Arts and Culture

Desirée Holman's exhibit Sophont at RMCAD's Steele Gallery has closed, but still lives online

As the world goes more and more paperless, so does the art world, too: It's easy to post imagery online, and while coffee-table books are becoming expensive dinosaurs, exhibit catalogs are forever on the Internet. It was appropriate, then, for Philip J. Steele Gallery curator Cortney Lane Stell to document the most recent show, Sophont, at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, preserving the shimmering auras and floating sci-fi aliens produced by Oakland-based painter and multimedia artist Desirée Holman.

See also: Desirée Holman brings auras and aliens to the Philip J. Steele Gallery at RMCAD

"I was trying to find a platform that would be easy to share, free and also help position the gallery as a rigorous experimental space," explains Lane Stell, who also wrote the catalog's text. Putting it on the web was good for the gallery and good publicity for the artist, too, and as the curator notes, it's free, as well as accessible anytime at the RMCAD website -- where you can see the show right now.

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