Margaret Neumann: Inscapes

BMoCA at Macky

April 3 – June 7, 2015

  • Opening Reception & Expert Talk with Margaret Neumann and Clark Richert
  • Friday, April 3 from 5:30-7:30pm at Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado Boulder
Margaret Neumann, Swan, 2013

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) presents Margaret Neumann: Inscapes, a BMoCA at Macky exhibition featuring a series of new paintings alongside rarely exhibited works by the Denver-based artist. On view April 3–June 7, 2015, this exhibition is part of the BMoCA at Macky series presented by BMoCA in collaboration with Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder.

“Inscapes”, a term coined by nineteenth-century poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, defines the unified complex of characteristics that distinguishes something as unique and differentiates it from all others; in short, the distinctive design that constitutes individual identity. Like the many layers of the self, Neumann builds up her surfaces stroke by stroke until she arrives at a final composition. Her method of painting mirrors our own personal courses of self-discovery. As the work evolves, fluid layers and vague forms develop into shapes, objects, and figures—some more immediately recognizable than others––yet all eventually revealing something identifiable.

Margaret Neumann (b. 1942, New York) received her MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1969. She has been a formative force in the arts in Denver, serving as a founding member of Spark Gallery, a member of Armory Group and Pirate Contemporary, and one of the initial resource artists at RedLine. Her Colorado exhibitions include a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver as well as exhibitions at noted institutions such as the Denver Art Museum, the Mizel Arts and Culture Center, and the Colorado Fine Arts Center. Located in the foyer area leading into the main floor of the Macky Auditorium Andrew J. Macky Gallery
Intersection of 17th St. and University Av on the CU Campus
Boulder, CO 80309