THE 2019/2020 VISITING ARTIST, SCHOLAR, + DESIGNER SERIES
The Patterns series explores the multi-faceted and dynamic nature of repetition in contemporary art and culture. From DNA to data, ornamentation to textiles, and from history to habits, the universe is full of order derived from chaos. And as life becomes increasingly complicated, the power of predictable groupings and regimented, simple narratives grows increasingly alluring. Patterned organization can provide solace in a complex world and can even crystallize a sense of divine perfection. But it can also reduce and simplify to a point of dangerous inaccuracy, eliciting false positives and mistaking correlation for causation. This series explores the human desire for symmetry, categorization, and repetitive alignment at a time when social and political progress simultaneously aims for a more nuanced and intersectional perspective.
- FUTURE RETRIEVAL | (Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker) | Tuesday September 17, 2019
- MELISSA THORNE | Tuesday, October 15, 2019
- SARA CWYNAR | Tuesday, November 12, 2019
- PAUL PFEIFFER | Tuesday, January 21, 2020
- YURI PATTISON | Tuesday, February 18, 2020
All Artist Talks are FREE and open to the public.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and Artist Talk begins at 6:30 p.m.
Space is limited and registration is highly encouraged. Artist Talk registration will be available approximately one month prior to the event.
Mary Harris Auditorium on RMCAD’s campus
1600 Pierce Street, Denver, CO 80214
ADDITIONAL RMCAD COMMUNITY EVENTS
In addition to the Artist Talk, RMCAD students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to interact with our distinguished guests during Next Day Q+A Luncheons, workshops, studio visits, and more. These events will take place the day following the Artist Talk (unless otherwise noted).
THE PATTERNS FILM SERIES AT ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE: SLOANS LAKE
Learn more about the corresponding Film Series here.