The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents Emerging Vision: Biennial Student Show

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents:

Emerging Vision: Biennial Student Show

anelle Berna,  Weeding , 2018

anelle Berna, Weeding, 2018

Juried by Hamidah Glasgow

Jake Dockins,  Swing Set , 2018

Jake Dockins, Swing Set, 2018

Nov. 16, 2018 – DENVER -- Emerging Vision highlights the work of 20 photography students across the United States, offering a glimpse into the future of a medium that is constantly evolving. Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director and Curator, Center for Fine Art Photography, juried the exhibition opening Dec. 7 at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC).

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Exhibiting Artists

Thomas Yi,  Untitled , 2018

Thomas Yi, Untitled, 2018

Hannah Altman, Virginia Commonwealth University; Janelle Berna, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago; Seth Cook, Indiana University; Rachele Cromer, Oklahoma State University; Mason Cullen, Stephen F. Austin State University; Andrés de Varona, Indiana University; Chance Deville, Florida State University; Jake Dockins, University of North Texas; Nick Drain, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design; Quentin Fortney, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Kurt Guo, Maryland Institute College of Art; Kenneth Guthrie, Columbia College, Chicago; Ekaterina Izmestyeva, Ohio University; Ashley Miller, University of New Mexico; Megan Rhoades, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; June Sanders, Washington State University; Kyla Swain, Southern Utah University; Liza Wimbish, University of Virginia; Andre Woodard, University of New Mexico; and Thomas Yi, University of Colorado, Boulder

Juror’s Statement

Emerging Vision is a collective expression of creativity, angst, pain, and of life in all its complexity. Emotions of longing, stretching, and regret are explored as our society is evolving to be inclusive. At the same time of growth, many factions pushback on this evolution. For so long, voices have been silenced and rejected and yet the human spirit remains in the struggle for truth and identity. It’s the human spirit that I see in these images, the spirit that artists use to show us the power of creativity. Art in its truest form shines a light on what truly matters.

The lives of images are complicated and in many ways mystifying. Our culture increasingly relies on visual communication allowing the images of our lives take on new meaning. Through the appearance of blood and striking figural postures, we experience the Now. Yet other postures that nod to history call us to contemplate the expansion of what is possible. Proximity to others and to nature conveys the desire to be close to self. Tension is evident in the flowering of societies capacity to be progressive. There exists the struggle to experience life in all its forms. How do we as a society embrace others and self? How has this changed with technology? Where do we go from here? Have we changed fundamentally and irreversibly? I don’t think there are answers to these questions yet these images hint at a multitude of possibilities.

It is through artists that we see the world in a new way. Celebrate change. Celebrate evolution. Open the gates and embrace what is and will be. Celebrate art and its place at the forefront of societal change.

About the Juror

As Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography since 2009, Hamidah Glasgow has presented more than 180 exhibitions featuring emerging and established photographic artists from around the world. Along the way, she has helped hundreds of artists develop their careers and introduce their work to new audiences in Colorado and beyond. Glasgow is also a co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective, an organization dedicated to photo-based work that engages with current social and political forces, highlighting the work of women, people of color, and queer and trans artists, writers, and curators. Glasgow has also completed numerous curatorial projects and has participated in national portfolio reviews including FotoFest, Photolucida, Center, among many others.

About the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC)

CPAC is a nonprofit (501c3) organization in Denver dedicated to promoting excellent photography and the artists who create it. Each year, CPAC presents 7-10 exhibitions highlighting contemporary works by emerging and established artists from Colorado and around the world. CPAC is also the central hub for Denver’s photographic community, with a year-round schedule of classes, workshops, and events. Named “Best Place to See Photographs (And Learn How to Take Them)” by Denver Westword in 2017, CPAC’s gallery at 1070 Bannock Street is free to the public and located in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District near museums, shops and restaurants.

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