Colorado State University - Pueblo art exhibit features humanized fairy tales


Colorado State University - Pueblo art exhibit features humanized fairy tales

PUEBLO – The Fine Arts Gallery at Colorado State University-Pueblo will highlight four artists focused on the theme of humanized fairy tale and magical human body as part of its upcoming exhibit Beasts, Trolls, and the Magical Body. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. The exhibit will run from March 11-April 5.

The exhibition includes video work of University of Colorado faculty member Mark McCoin, a digital and performance artist whose piece is influenced by Japanese Butoh dance. Also on display will be multi-media art by University of Colorado MFA and 2007 CSU-Pueblo alumna Nicole Hongchang, whose improvisations on the human form evoke a supernatural human body, simultaneously transformed and possessed by emotional extremes. Pueblo ceramic artist Kate Fox conjures an alternate reality inhabited with semi-human creatures that both threaten and delight. Kate, a 1997 CSU-Pueblo alumna, is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts from Fort Hays State while holding the position of educator and artist-in-residence at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Finally, ceramic artist Megan Bogonovich's figurines resemble familiar fairy characters - if those characters were exposed to a mysterious radioactive substance. Bogonovich, a member of the Fine Art Department at Saint Anselm College, also has her own business making inter-species wedding cake toppers.

The Fine Art Gallery is located in the Art/Music Building and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Fridays. For more information, contact Caroline Peters, associate professor of contemporary theory and art history/gallery director, at caroline.peters@colostate-pueblo.edu or call 549-2404.

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