She’s Crafty

Craft Tech / Coded Media: Women, Art and Technology, an exhibition of digital, photographic and handmade work by artists working in various mediums and time frames, decodes — and sometimes debunks — gender stereotypes regarding technology. Curated by Deanne Pytlinski, assistant chair of the art department at Metropolitan State University of Denver, the show features pieces by veteran video artists Beryl Korot and Lynn Hershman Leeson alongside work from such emerging artists as Kelly Monico, Susan Hazaleus and others. “Not all of the artists necessarily explicitly align their work to gender or feminism, but we see their alternative approaches and the cultural critiques they are making as being particularly interesting in light of the way technology has been historically coded in terms of gender,” Pytlinski says of the work.

Craft Tech / Coded Media opens tonight at 6:30 p.m. with a free reception at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th Street in Boulder, and runs through January 26. During that three-month stretch, there will be various in-person events with artists, including expert talks from Korot and Hershman on their process and experience, at both the museum and MSU in Denver. For a complete schedule, visit bmoca.org or call 303-443-2122.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 3. Continues through Jan. 26, 2013

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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