Jenene Nagy: Disappear Here
GOCA at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
January 29 - March 12, 2016
- Opening Reception: Friday January 29th from 5-8pm; Artist Talk with Jenene Nagy at 5pm
The Crystal Land - acrylic, Mylar, mirrored Plexiglas, wood - 2014
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art announces the opening of GOCA’s new exhibit ‘disappear here’ by Los Angeles-based artist Jenene Nagy on January 29 at the campus GOCA1420 gallery, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or by appointment.
An artist talk with Jenene Nagy will take place at 5 pm followed immediately by a reception for the artist until 8 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. Free parking will be available throughout campus for this event.
About the Exhibit
Jenene Nagy frequently works on monumental scale and employs familiar materials sourced from the built environment – drywall, 2x4’s, housepaint, and plexiglass – to theatrically transform interior space. Her architectural “interventions” appear as deconstructed paintings in space, and simultaneously deconstructed interior space itself. Floors are raised, walls are taken apart, painted color is chaotic and unifying – artifice but with honesty about materials and the labor involved. Through her installations, Nagy involves viewers in dialogue with manipulated interiors, spotlighting a negotiation between the individual and surrounding architecture that is often overlooked. Jenene Nagy is in residence at GOCA during the month of January working alongside UCCS students to realize a site-specific monumental installation in our 2,800 square foot campus GOCA1420 space.
About the Artist
Jenene Nagy is a visual artist living and working in Southern California. She received her BFA from the University of Arizona in 1998 and her MFA from the University of Oregon in 2004. Nagy’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Portland Art Museum, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin, Germany, and Dam Stuhltrager in NY, among others. She has received grants from the NY Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Ford Family Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and the Oregon Arts Commission. Her work was named by the Huffington Post as one of the Northwest’s Top Ten Exhibition Picks of 2010. Along with a rigorous studio practice, Nagy is one half of the curatorial team TILT Export:, an independent art initiative with no fixed location, working in partnership with a variety of venues to produce exhibitions. From 2010-11 she was the Curator-in-Residence for Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ARTPAPERS. Nagy’s work is represented by PDX Contemporary Art and Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, Colorado.
GOCA is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. By featuring world-class artists, hosting artist and expert talks, and offering meaningful events, GOCA engages UCCS students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak Region community members in contemporary culture and life. GOCA is a contemporary arts organization with two galleries, one founded on the UCCS campus in 1981 and a satellite downtown location that opened in 2010 in the Plaza of the Rockies building.