Altered Nature: Notable Interpretations from South America

Center for Visual Art

September 1 – November 5, 2011

  • Artists: Aldo Chaparro (Peru), Soledad Arias (Argentina), Ana Maria Hernando (Argentina), Highraff (Brazil), Clemencia Labin (Venezuela), Rosane Volchan O’Conor (Brazil), Luzia Ornelas (Brazil), Cecilia Paredes (Peru)
  • Opening Reception: Thursday September 1st from 6-7pm (members) and 7-9pm (general public)
Cecilia Paredes, Art Nouveau, photograph, 2009

(from the press release)

The exhibition features artwork by eight artists from South America who respond to patterns and rhythms in nature, ranging from plant life to human interaction. These artists reinterpret set norms – in nature and society – by challenging misleading certainties in our relationships. Eight different approaches to the theme range from a play on the expected interaction between a museum and patron, to satirizing the misguided attempts at controlling nature.

  • Bilingual Poetry Reading with Ana Maria Hernando and Kenneth Robinson – during September 1 opening reception, 7:15pm
  • Collective Visions Lecture: Fantasy and Nature in Latin, American Art by Jillian Mollenhauer, MSCD Assistant Professor of Art History – Thursday, September 22, 6pm
  • (Three Zero Three) Three Three Nine-One Six One Nine The Colorado Ballet responds to Altered Nature at the CVA – Saturday, November 5. Performances at 7pm and 9pm
  • Reception for Richard T. Castro Visiting Professorship, Honoring Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique’s Journey – October 18, 6-8pm
Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State College of Denver
965 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM