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Artworks Loveland - Photography Unsettled - Closing Reception, Awards - Gallery Talk with Kia Neill

Photography Unsettled  
A national juried group exhibit showcasing contemporary artists’ unconventional uses of photography 

March 10 - April 28
Opens March 10, 6-9 pm
Night on the Town Open House: April 14, 6-9 pm
Closing Reception, Gallery Talk by Juror Kia Neill, and Prizes Awarded: April 28, 6-8 pm

Featured artists include: 
John Bonath, Bob Campagna, Terrence Decker, Kelly Dietrick, David Fodel, Jessica Glover, Scott Hays, Patricia Howard, Katie Kalkstein, Emily Knight, Kerry Kolenut, Stephen Marc, Dan McCormack, Gordon Middleton, Allen Morris, Kia Neill, Josh Palmeri, Michael Pointer, Beverly Poppe, Abbie R Powers & Denny Haskew, Russ Rowland, and Kate Shannon

In conjunction with Month of Photography Denver, Photography Unsettled showcases the wide range in contemporary artists’ practices which feature photography in some way, as well as the many mediums of art which are fusing with photography so that it belongs less and less to a specific medium or category. Mixed media works, alternative processes, and far-reaching concepts are all represented within the exhibition.  Artworks Loveland is one of over 100 galleries participating in Month of Photography Denver 2017. 

Traditional photography practices are revisited in the form of altered tintypes, while some photographers took a more modern direction by transforming their photos digitally. Other artists chose to physically manipulate their surfaces by drawing directly on them or employing the use of acrylic or other media to give the surface new life. These unconventional approaches to an ever-changing medium are helping to keep the medium of photography contemporary.  

This national juried group exhibit features 22 artists from ten states, each with a unique interpretation of the theme. Featured artists explored the term “unsettled” through their technique as well as concept. Some artists feel that their work is “unsettled” because of its political nature, the feeling that the work evokes in the viewer, or the expression of an unsettling feeling in the artist’s own personal life.

About the Juror: 
Kia Neill is a multidiscipline artist working in mixed media drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. Neill has lived and worked in a number of cities throughout the U.S. as a professional artist doing public and private commissions, exhibitions, lectures, jurying and teaching college and continuing education for 15 years. 

Neill is native to Chicago Illinois, received her MFA from The University of California, San Diego, and relocated to Denver CO in 2014 from Houston Texas, where she was Full-time Faculty of 7 years at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Glassell School of Art.  Neill currently teaches at the University of Denver School of Art and Art History, and in the Breckenridge Arts District. She will be a Resident Artist at The Children’s Museum of Denver January - March 2017, engaging the public and creating an artwork for the museum’s permanent collection.

Artworks Loveland
310 N. Railroad Ave.
Loveland, CO