A talk by Gabriel Meléndez
Wednesday, March 5, 4:30 – 6pm,
Cornerstone Art Center Film Screening Room
This presentation looks at how popular Latino religious traditions in New Mexico are at once local and global, and have their origins in the global transfer of religious iconography and ceremonial practices in the Spanish colonial and post-colonial world. It will show how such practices moved across continents on the Caminos Reales or the inland Royal Roads and across oceans on routes as the famous Manila Galleon trade network.
A. Gabriel Meléndez is Professor and former Chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico, where he has been Professor of American Studies since 2002. Meléndez is a literary, social and cultural critic with research interests in ethnic and cultural representations in film, autobiography, ethnopoetics and ethnocritical theory. He has been the recipient of a Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship and several other research grants including awards from the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities, the Center for Regional Studies (UNM) and the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project (University of Houston).
Devotional Cultures: Spanish Colonial Art in the Southwest January 20 – March 8 2014
Devotional Cultures traces European Catholic imagery and ritual practices as they took root and evolved in Latin America, Central America, and the American Southwest.
Featuring master works from the colletion of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the exhibition demonstrates that, rather than existing as copies of European art, Spanish Colonial artworks reveal layers of global influences and responses to those influences and responses to those influences over time, resulting in a distinctive style.
Curated from the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center by Michael Brown and Rebecca Tucker.
Transnational Hip Hop In the Gallery, in the Street, and on the Stage
InterDisciplinary Experimental Arts at Colorado College
March 24 – May 8, 2014
The Oobie Kids
Thursday, March 27, 4:30 – 6:30pm
IDEA Space in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
Opening reception for exhibition and Panel Discussion with exhibition artists and CC faculty. Includes performance by students from From Fringe to Spotlight, taught by professor Idris Goodwin.
From its roots within the urban American experience of the 1960-70s, contemporary hip-hop culture has evolved into an expressive language that transcends cultural and national boundaries. Formerly subversive modes of expression, such as graffiti, rap, appropriation, and breakdancing have now become flexible strategies for personal and political communication that spans all racial, national, and economic groups. From March 24 – May 8 2014 Colorado College will explore the ways in which the hip hop strategies of remix, mash-up, appropriation, and protest allow for the creation of new cultural hybrids within the shifting terrains of the mainstream. The project will include a gallery exhibition, public art projects, lectures, performances, films, and discussions.
The exhibition component of the project will focus on three contemporary artists Ruben Aguirre iROZEALb, and Jaque Fragua. The artists employ strategies drawn from street art practices and hip-hop culture within the context of fine art. The exhibition will uncover the tensions created when graffiti motifs are removed from lived, public spaces and realized into two-and three-dimensional forms. Themes addressed include: an examination the relationship between the self-definition inherent in the creation street art and the drive toward individual expression of Abstract Expressionism; the power of poetic insurrection within public spaces; and the creation of hybrid identities through cultural appropriations.
Tuesday, February 18, 3:30 – 5:30
IDEA Space Atrium
Devotional Art Demonstration
by Gustavo Victor Goler
Gustavo Victor Goler in his studio, Santa Fe, NM.
Contemporary Santero Gustavo will give an informal demonstration of the process of creating a carving. As he works, he will discuss his process for creating a devotional piece, including the inspiration for the work, the choice woods and pigments, and his tools and techniques. Audience members may drop in and out of the demonstration or stay for the whole process
Monday, February 17, 5:15 – 6:00 pm IDEA Space
Reception and IDEA Cabaret Conversation:
Devotional Cultures with Gustavo Victor Goler and Devaka Premawardhana
Devaka Premawardhana is currently Riley Scholar-in-Residence in the Department of Religion. He is an anthropologist of religion who studies the various expressions of Christianity in the Global South. His research also includes the study of indigenous religious traditions. His doctoral dissertation explores how religious change (conversion) is experienced among people for whom regional change (migration) has long been a livelihood strategy.
Monday, February 17, 4:30pm – 5:00 pm
Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room.
Devotional Art in the Southwest from Historical Roots to Contemporary Practices by Gustavo Victor Goler
- Gustavo Victor Goler in his studio, Santa Fe, NM.
Gustavo Victor Goler is a Santero and conservator whose work preserves and extends traditional devotional art practices. His research has led him to study both old and contemporary Santeros from New Mexico and around the world. Along with his study of artists and their history, Goler has immersed himself in the study of the history of Saints and their iconography.
Monday, February 3, 7:00pm
Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room
Indigenous Colonial Heraldry of New Spain by Gerardo Gutiérrez,
Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado – Boulder.
Dr. Gutiérrez explores Indigenous appropriation of European Heraldry in New Spain. Heraldry was one of the many media used by the early Colonial system to expand Catholic iconography and ideology associated with the allocation of symbolic reward to Indigenous allies by the Spanish Crown.
Monday, January 27, 7 – 8:30pm,
Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room
The Language of Flowers and Colonial Mexico’s Portraits of ‘Crowned-Nuns
by James Córdova
James Córdova is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Dr. Córdova examines the 18th century Mexican tradition of producing portraits of nuns on their profession day,
a tradition that combines European & Mesoamerican imagery and ritual practices.
Wednesday, January 22, 4:30pm at IDEA Space
Devotional Cultures: Opening Reception and Gallery Talk
by Rebecca Tucker, Exhibition Co-Curator, Jessica Hunter-Larsen, Curator of the IDEA program,
and Michael Howell Registrar and Collections Manager at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Detail of Jesus Nazarene, Bulto, 50″x25″x13″, Collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, TM1605
Devotional Cultures traces European Catholic imagery and ritual practices as they took root and evolved in Latin America, Central America, and the American Southwest. Featuring masterworks from the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, the exhibition demonstrates that, rather than existing as copies of European art, Spanish Colonial artworks reveal layers of global influences and responses to those influences over time, resulting in a distinctive style.
Curated from the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center by Michael Brown, Research Associate, Denver Art Museum New World Department and Rebecca Tucker, Associate Professor of Art History.
Devotional Cultures: Spanish Colonial Art in the Southwest is made possible by the generous contributions of the Sheffer Fund for Roman Catholic Studies, the Stillman Fund for Exhibitions, the Office of the President, the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, and the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund.
Wood, mixed media
November 1 – December 13
Opening Rection: FRIDAY NOVEBER 1, 2013 @ 4:30p in COBURN GALLERY
In part, the title hōl refers to the ‘negative space; of a decades-long hiatus from creating art and the fullness that a more recent and unexpected return to it has meant for the artist. In part, it refers directly to the work itself, specifically the voids, holes, and ‘negative spaces’ that are just as important and interesting as the objects themselves. The work also speaks of the human experience and condition.
902 North Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
Sponsored by the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund.
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