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Nihil Exhibition


Thursday, Nov 6th

The Philip J. Steele Gallery invites you November 6-28, 2014 to Allen Hampton's Nihil exhibition. The exhibition will commence with an opening reception Thursday, November 6, from 5-8 p.m. An artist talk will take place the following day, Friday, November 7, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Harris Auditorium.

About the artist:
Allen Hampton was born in 1982, in Birmingham, Alabama, where he spent the first 23 years of his life. He attained a Master's degree from the University of South Florida, and currently resides in the Tampa Bay area. Allen has exhibited in much of the United States, as well as overseas. Allen’s work focuses on a constant need to confront and understand that which does not make sense. Each piece attempts to present itself as a binary of thought processes. The works are bipolar, carrying within them feelings of extreme importance and utter uselessness. They are fully aware of their potential and impotence. Their only substantial mission is to communicate, simultaneously, each opposite end of their individual spectrum as well as the immense confusion that results from harboring such contradictory views. It is this confusion that parallels Allen’s own existence and impetus for artistic creation.

Statement:
Over the past few years, the common thread running through all my work has been the personal discomfort that comes from living as what I call a “simultaneous dichotomy.” I use this term to describe an object, or person in my case, that possesses the polar opposite qualities of any qualitative spectrum at the same time. I constantly fight with myself, struggling for progression through confusion and misunderstanding. I am simultaneously hubristic and self-deprecating, right and wrong, righteous and worthless. But one thing I am not is unique.

My work has always been focused on introspection and the knowledge that can be gained through the deconstruction and analysis of the self. With this show, however, I have taken that introspection, and the resulting aggression and angst that comes from it, and turned it towards the viewer. I aim to attack intentional (and prideful) ignorance and lack of true empathy. In an age where every child is inundated with the idea that he or she is a unique snowflake, a gift unto the world, it is only through true self-deprecation that we can find objectivity, understanding, and empathy. Only through an acceptance that we are all awful, awful creatures, can we realize that there is only one sad pathetic snowflake, reproduced endlessly into oblivion. And in this acceptance we will find a universal sadness for our brothers and sisters, and for ourselves, that will allow us to create a humble utopia from a prideful dystopia.

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One In Eight


Thursday, Sep 7th to Thursday, Oct 5th

Exhibition by Kim Putnam + Tya Alisa Anthony
Exhibition Dates: September 7 – October 5, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 4-7 p.m.
Rude Gallery
RMCAD campus: 1600 Pierce Street. Lakewood, CO 80214
Free and open to the public


About the Exhibition
It is estimated that one in eight women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in life. According to 2013 census research, approximately 160,593,450 women live in the United States. Twenty million of those women are destined for breast cancer. Putnam and Anthony combine photographs of eight women with a sculpture of disembodied breasts to reflect upon the one in eight women who will be affected by this terrible disease.

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IN ABSENTIA


Thursday, Sep 7th to Thursday, Oct 5th

Exhibition by Joshua Field
Exhibition Dates: September 7 – October 5, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 4-7 p.m.
Rotunda Gallery
RMCAD campus: 1600 Pierce Street. Lakewood, CO 80214
Free and open to the public


Central to Field’s work is a fascination with a dreamlike unreality where contiguity becomes the reigning principle. In this dream world dialectic, the innate and irresistible propensity to make connections drives discovery. Figures become either actors placed in vaguely familiar roles or witnesses to the action at hand. Others become part of a shadow world, sometimes made sinister and other times inactivated as they are engulfed in darkness or disappear into a diaphanous ether. One can’t quite work out purpose or structure but must instead abandon explication for exploration.

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Summer 2017 Graduation Exhibition


Friday, Aug 4th to Saturday, Aug 19th

Please join us for the Opening Reception of the Summer 2017 Graduation Exhibition Friday, August 4th from 4-8 p.m.!

Come celebrate the work of our Summer graduates with an exhibition in the Philip J. Steele Gallery. The reception will include food, beverage, and amazing work from across eight departments! This event is free and open to the public. Work will be on display through August 19th. The Philip J. Steele Gallery is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Exhibiting Seniors:

Animation
Jordan Gilbert
Zachary Gilbert
Brian Self
Brittany Stevens

Art Education
Hannah Waddell

Commercial Photography
Stephanie Locke

Fine Arts
Drew Austin

Game Art
Allyssa Welker

Graphic Design
Michael Dees
Benjamin Finney
Natasha Rodgers
Olivia Rea Valentin

Illustration
Charles Kraizer
Patrick Miller
Jesse Nickell
Amber Walkowiak

Interior Design
Olesja Allen
David Knapp

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An Ocean Without Water


Thursday, May 25th to Sunday, Jul 16th

Exhibition by Katie Torn
An Exhibition of Video Installation
Exhibition Dates: May 25 – July 16, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 4-7 p.m.
Philip J. Steele’s East Gallery
RMCAD campus: 1600 Pierce Street. Lakewood, CO 80214
Free and open to the public


An Ocean Without Water is an immersive video installation that wades through manic representations of popular culture debris in order to contemplate subjects such as: hyper-capitalism; the female body; and the thin veneer of identity used to defend the status quo. Using 3D animation composited with video, Torn pairs the visuals of consumer waste with imagery of her childhood. Old toys, GIFs and screen savers mix together with plastic detritus and toxic fluids to create a lively landscape that are visual sentiments of impending doom. The videos in An Ocean Without Water will be projected on walls and displayed on HD LED TVs. Torn’s work will cover several themes: the blending of 80s and 90s nostalgia; imagined ocean floors constructed from discarded Internet and consumer culture; and an Instagram human/avatar-conflated identity that performs for a social network.

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Neo Air


Thursday, May 25th to Sunday, Jul 16th

Exhibition by Julie Malen
An Exhibition of Mixed Media
Exhibition Dates: May 25 – July 16, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 4-7 p.m.
Philip J. Steele’s West Gallery
RMCAD campus: 1600 Pierce Street. Lakewood, CO 80214
Free and open to the public


The sculptural works in NEO AIR play with material translation, scale, and inverted spaces to enhance the feeling of gravity, displacement, and stillness. Subjects include: soft sculptures of rock formations; a ceramic cast of Malen’s entire body; and underwater video of Olympic divers. The collection of dynamic figurative works and immersive video installation strategically utilize formal devices of surface, material and composition to enhance the plasticity of the surrounding architecture. NEO AIR investigates the illusion of stillness by contemplating the cyclical nature of cultural debris from our past that is reimagined and introduced in our present. The world that we experience is constantly on the move and at any given moment reflects temporary interaction with rapid and gradual timescales. “In this series of encounters, we find comfort in the illusion of stillness,” says Malen. “The work suggests that our perception of space is, in fact, an endless and unknowable layering of various surfaces, life forms, and timescales.”

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Summer 2016 Graduation Exhibition

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday, Aug 5th to Friday, Aug 19th

Join us Friday, August 5th from 4 - 8 p.m. in the Philip J. Steele and Rotunda galleries for the opening reception of the Summer 2016 Graduation Exhibition! The exhibition will run August 5 - 19, 2016.

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You Must Have A Really Nice Camera


Thursday, May 12th to Friday, Jul 1st

An Exhibition of Photography Work
by Patricia Lois Nuss & James Reiman
Open May 12 - July 1


Artist Reception: Thursday, June 2nd from 4 - 7 p.m.
Artist Talk with Patricia Lois Nuss in the Mary Harris Auditorium: Thursday, June 2 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Artist Talk with James Reiman in the Philip J. Steele East Gallery: Thursday, June 30 from 3 – 4 p.m.

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Spring 2016 Graduation Exhibition


Friday, Apr 8th to Friday, Apr 22nd

Exhibition: April 8-22, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 8 from 5-8 p.m.


Join us for the Spring 2016 Graduation Exhibition! Come celebrate the work of our graduates with an exhibition in the Philip J. Steele and Rotunda Galleries. The opening reception will feature food, beverage, and amazing work from across six departments!

Animation
Andrew Arendsen
Misha Farris
Ramona Limon
Madilyn McConnell
Latonya White

Fine Art
Eamonn Aldrich
Landon Brightwell
William Dalton Frizzell
Jade Ariana Phillips
Dayana Ruiz

Game Art
Adam Carr
Cassidy Dwelis
Brandon Jenks

Graphic Design
Jesus Alvidrez
Sofia Drum Bento
Karley Ford
Charles Foster Glore IV
Lea Greenwood
Jacqueline Kemp
Jaime Suh
Adison Young

Illustration
Laura Barbosa
Emily Calimlim
Gabriel Casillas
Elizabeth Cavanaugh
Kitty Evans
Jessica Harris
Thea Hunt
Tim Kehoe
Molly McCraw
Jacquelyn Moore
Jennifer Ober

Interior Design
Bree Halax-Winans
Ashlyn Hendrix
Analiese Simmerman

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53rd Annual Student Exhibition


Thursday, Feb 25th to Friday, Mar 25th

Philip J. Steele Gallery
Opening Reception: February 25, 2016 | 4-7 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: February 25, 2016 | 5:30 p.m.


The 53rd Annual Student Exhibition, featuring work from each of RMCAD's degree programs, will run from February 25 - March 25, 2016.

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