Faculty member Julie Puma was selected by Community Supported Art Colorado (CSArt Colorado) as one of ten artists selected to make 60 pieces to be distributed to collectors. Her exhibition is on display in the Rude Gallery on campus.
Julie Puma’s Artist Statement:
I am honored to be selected as one of ten csartcolorado.org artists. Modeled closely on the buy-direct, buy-local spirit of Community Supported Agriculture, CSArt Colorado is a collaboration between Denver Botanic Gardens and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. CSArt Colorado offers art lovers the opportunity to own a specially curated group of artworks from local and regional artists.
CSArt shareholders subscribe each season to receive ten works of art from a limited collection of original artworks. The artworks are collected by the shareholder at distribution events where they enjoy food and drink, and have a chance to meet the artists. The works created especially for the season are revealed at each event. Past artworks have included wooden sculpture, encaustic, paintings, photographic prints, and sterling silver spoons.
For this particular body of work, I continued to explore the theme of technology and communication. The body of work for csartcolorado is a series of 60 3″ x 5″ drawings of Snapchat and FaceTime images. Friends and colleagues sent me Snapchat images or I would FaceTime or Skype. The collaborative aspect of this project was deeply satisfying. I would like to explore other ideas in different media around this theme (photography and video). With the rise of the use of technological devices and immediacy of communications, there are a few questions I would like to explore:
Ethics and responsibility
Changes in humanity and human behavior
Technology and virtual transportation
Censorship/surveillance and technology