Don’t Miss These Exhibitions Featuring RMCAD Faculty, Alumni, and Students

In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of amazing exhibitions coming up. From independent pop-up spaces to galleries and larger institutions, there’s a variety to choose from. Going to art shows is a great way to network, get inspired, and support the local art community—here are some upcoming events featuring RMCAD faculty, staff, alumni, and students that we think you should check out.

Pink Progression
Center for Visual Art
May 31 – August 18
Opening reception: May 31, 6 – 8 p.m.

Pink Progression is a series of exhibitions commemorating and celebrating the solidarity established during the women’s marches in 2017 and 2018. During the marches, pink created a strong visual statement representing unity and empowerment. For this exhibition at the CVA, over fifty local artists incorporate or respond to this hue as they explore how social interactions are affected by gender and identity expression.

Artists included in the exhibition include faculty members Ania Gola-Kumor, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, and Irene Delka McCray, as well as RMCAD alumna and staff member Tya Anthony.

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Dimensions Variable
Lakewood Cultural Art Center – North Gallery
May 31 – August 11
Opening reception: May 31, 5 – 7 p.m.

Keeping in mind that the definitions of artistic mediums are fluid and intersectional, this group exhibition takes a whimsical look at how artists are reconsidering the boundaries of sculpture, installation, painting and interactive artwork.

The exhibition includes work by RMCAD alumni Drew Austin and Wen-Ben Lin.

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Missing Parts
Lakewood Civic Center – James J. Richey Gallery
May 31 – August 11
Opening reception: May 31, 5 – 7 p.m.

Fantastical dreamscapes are cast onto canvas in this exhibition that serves as a journey through the artist’s mind. This solo exhibition by James Overstreet leads us through moments in time, complex figuration and colorful landscapes that seem both splendidly strange and completely familiar. Overstreet is a RMCAD alumnus.

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June 1 – July 7
Opening reception: Friday, June 1, 5 – 9 p.m.

Artists are forging new models for the art worlds they want to inhabit and making them reality by working together—collectively—with other artists. Artist collectives are as varied in their scope as are the individual artists who band together to launch, grow, and sustain them across the globe. Collectivity will investigate points of connection between artists from two artist collectives, Hyperlink (Colorado) and Durden & Ray (Los Angeles).

Faculty members Amber Cobb, Tobias Fike, and Matthew Harris, as well as alumnus Xi Zhang are featured in this exhibition.

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Common Comfort 
June 1 – June 3, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, June 1, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Common Comfort explores the notion of comfort through common objects and forms. The works in this show use intimacy, absurdity, and play to question what it means for people to be comfortable physically, psychologically, and socially.

RMCAD faculty member Amber Cobb curated this exhibition, which includes work by RMCAD student Mari Crespin and RMCAD alumnus Lucas McMahon.

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Images Used: (From left to right) Piece by Mari Crespin for “Common Comfort”; Pink Progression promotional image; Piece by Matthew Harris for “Common Comfort”; “You Haunt Me” by James Overstreet