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Figure/Object. Time/Place.: Fall 2013 MFA Exhibition Opening

November 8, 2013 | 5:00pm — 7:00pm

The CU Art Museum and the Department of Art & Art History present Figure/Object. Time/Place., the Fall 2013 Graduate Thesis Show, held in the Projects Gallery of the CU Art Museum building, part of the Visual Arts Complex on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 8, 5 - 7PM

About the artists:

Ashley Jonas
Ashley Jonas is a collector of objects and experiences. Through a sensitive and accepting handling of materials, the works become souvenirs of, and portals to, recollections of tender, peculiar, honest and personal moments in one’s life.

Arthaya Nootecharas
Arthaya Nootecharas’s work is about reconstructing the past and reenacting the memories of her life; from her childhood to the present. Being raised in a different culture and cultural environment; she explores her own personal emotions of loss, longing, and the unknown of the future.




Julie Rooney
Julie Rooney will present video, musical, and sculptural elements of The Split Wild, a contemporary transmedia opera of her creation. The Split Wild tells the story of four characters – Bobcat, Otter, Rabbit, and Bear - as they struggle with their relationships and dualities within themselves. In an emotional and powerful combination, each one character in the opera is played by two people on stage; one musician and one dancer each. Projected images, characters within videos, costuming, animal imagery, and moving setpieces enhance the innovative classical music score and help bring to life a narrative that blurs the distinction between individualism, humanity, and The Wild.

Clarissa Rose Peppers
Clarissa Rose Peppers utilizes the moving image to explore the body as the root for extraordinary discoveries. Peppers’ work investigates the relationship between body, mind, and social norms. She represents the human body’s ability to cause burden and distress but attempts to lift this negativity through humor and absurdity.

Michael Holmes
Technological advancements in communications and transportation have ushered in an era of globalization that is unprecedented in human history. Visual art, in particular, is on the forefront of transcribing global movements in culture. Michael Holmes uses the theme of global mobility as the basis for his mixed media print and collage work.

Rachel Eng
Stimulate senses, fill underneath. Sift over dreams and imagine their reality. Explore the details, then zoom out to the whole, imagine how something that you cannot touch feels. Be repulsed or attracted and ask why. From the minute to the massive, consider the relationships between all life forms and their environments and how their actions affects the other. Notice the complexity in confined moments.
Aarthaya Nootecharas, b. 1988[+]
Untitled (Dance)
2013
wood, film

Ashley Jonas, b. 1981[+]
Let Us Not Assume
2013
photograph

Clarissa Rose Peppers, b. 1988[+]
Body, Body, Body
2013
film still

Julie Rooney, b. 1986[+]
The Split Wild
2013
performance

Rachel Eng, b. 1988[+]
Stay on the Path
2013
unfired, clay, video, and digital prints

Michael Holmes, [+]
Geographical Dispersal
2013
mixed media on wood panel