CSU-Pueblo gallery to features video of humans painted as animals


Colorado State University – Pueblo’s Fine Art Gallery will feature humans playfully depicting animals through facial expression as part of the exhibit “Portraits From an Ark,” by artists collectively known as “Goatsilk.”

“Portraits From An Ark” features footage of 55 different people being painted to look like an animal – which they enact using only facial expressions- as an exploration of human creativity, animal consciousness, and magic.

Goatsilk is a collaboration of artists, including Ben Bloch, Bruce Tribbensee, and Caroline Peters, an associate professor in CSU-Pueblo’s art department, who use painting, video, and the internet as mediums for exploring the aesthetics of immateriality, magic, human/animal consciousness, connectivity, technology, and religion.

An opening reception for Portraits from an Ark will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 2. The exhibit will run through March 23 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Art/Music Building. For more information, contact Caroline Peters (719)-549-2404.

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