Pamela Joseph: Sideshow of the Absurd

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

October 12, 2013 - January 12, 2014


(from the press release)

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center invites ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, people near and far to step right up and experience Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd, an art exhibition opening in October and marking the FAC debut of internationally renowned and Colorado-based artist Pamela Joseph.

The exhibition opens Oct. 12 and runs through Jan. 12, 2014. There is an exclusive preview for FAC Members on Oct. 11 from 5-7p, featuring a special presentation by the artist at 5:30p and live performances in the gallery by Ormao Dance Company.

As part of the community-wide creative collaboration Gods and Monsters, Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd is an intelligent, adventurous departure from standard museum fare. Audiences are invited to interact with the exhibits, encouraging a shift in perception as they move from the role of spectator to that of participant. On the surface, this show offers a delightful sensory experience, yet an undercurrent of provocative questions run deeply throughout each piece. Traditional gender roles are challenged, as well as a wide spectrum of societal assumptions, creating a space that is rich for dialogue.

Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd will open for extended hours on Friday, Oct. 25 (7p-12 midnight) during which the FAC hosts a costume party, the Gods and Monsters Bash. The Gods and Monsters Bash features live cirque-style performances, food, drink, and dancing. Advanced tickets for this special party are $5, tickets purchased at the door are $10.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903