Throw My Ashes Into the Sea
New Works by Daisy Patton
Artist talk with Daisy Patton & Daisy McGowan: Saturday, February 4, 3pm- 5pm
On View January 24, 2017 – March 4, 2017
Join us Saturday, February 4th, Daisy McGowan will lead will lead us through a discussion with Daisy Patton. We'll talk about her current exhibit, "Throw My Ashes Into the Sea" and find out what is happening in these large scale works.
This is the gallery’s 2nd exhibition of Daisy Patton’s ongoing series “Forgetting is So Long.” Patton collects abandoned photographs and then enlarges them beyond their familiar size, before painting over them. These individual photos and family portraits had been discarded, so when she collects them they are detached from any point of reference, leaving them to straddle the lines between non-existent memory and a suggested identity. By painting over them, Patton draws attention to the essence of being and and re-enlivens them with a newly imagined existence.
Daisy Patton resides in Aurora, Colorado. Patton has a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Oklahoma and an MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University. Patton has completed artist residencies at RedLine Contemporary Arts Center in Denver, Eastside International in Los Angeles, and Anythink Libraries in Colorado; she will be an artist in residence at MASS MoCA in March 2017.
Daisy McGowan is Director of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, or GOCA, a position she has served in since July 2010. McGowan has independently and collaboratively curated and produced over 50 exhibits in two gallery spaces for GOCA alongside a range of creative programs, including lecture series, noontime dance parties, mash-up talks and the biennial regional arts festival POLLINATE. McGowan is also an exhibiting artist working in mixed-media with a background in printmaking and sculpture. She received her BA in Studio Art from Colorado College and her MPA from the University of Colorado.
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