Colorado Springs Art Gallery
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Please join us for an artist talk and closing reception for Su Kaiden Cho to celebrate his beautiful show, “I was, I am, I will be.” Free. The talk portion will begin at 5. ALSO, IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING HOURS: For the remaining Fridays of the show, Su will be opening the gallery from 5-9 pm. Please stop by, enjoy the beautiful work, and allow him to regale you with its deep meaning. More about the show: Su Kaiden Cho condenses a central belief that lies at the core of his artistic practice by delving into issues of ethnic liminality by means of quality of ambiguity or disorientation of identity. Cho’s series of “I was,” “I am,” “I will be,” are the connections to his heritage but are also reminders of the loss of identity he has had to endure. The first phrase “I was,” is dormant, because the past is fixed. You can’t change it and you can’t manipulate it in any way. The second phrase,“I was,” is present. In the present is the only time we need to center ourselves. As for the last, “I will be,” references moving forward to whatever may come into its life. Cho explores in the combination of Asian art with contemporary art to portray the traditional Korean silk wrapping (Bojagi) and its abstract form as a metaphor for coverings of how we lose ourselves, what we keep inside, and how it is reflected. Cho sees this exhibit as an opportunity for any viewers to fill in those phrases with their own experiences, and to take the time to reflect on their own life trajectory –Cho states that the truth is hardly ever on the surface, more often than not, the truth can only be found deep inside. About the Artist: Su Kaiden Cho was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Cho is a Korean contemporary artist and he now resides and works in Colorado. Cho’s oeuvre reconciles the identity challenges reflecting his life experiences caught in between South Korean customs and American mores. Cho received a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts Practices with emphasis in...
The Modbo presents “Vetted by Lew,” an exhibition of works by the late artist Lew Tilley. The opening reception is from 5 pm until 9 pm on Friday, November 5th. This show features works that Lew chose himself to be framed and exhibited. As of this writing, masks are suggested for unvaccinated viewers. The show runs through Friday, November 19th. In addition to the opening reception, the gallery is happily open by appointment. The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou. The Modbo can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, themodbo.com, or 633-4240. About Lew Tilley: Lewis Lee Tilley III, painter, poet, printmaker, photographer, illustrator, watercolorist, animator, filmmaker, writer, graphic designer, computer art expert, scholar, experimental architect, actor, set designer, raconteur, gourmet cook, jazz fan and world traveler, was born in Parrott, Georgia, May 17, 1921. Lew was an artist from the beginning; his mother could always tell where he had spent his day by peeking in his sketchbook. He began his professional career in 1937 at the High Museum of Art in Athens, Georgia, studying with Lamar Dodd, Jean Charlot, and John Held Jr., and came to the Pikes Peak Region in the summer of 1938 to study with Boardman Robinson, Adolph Dehn and Lawrence Barrett. Lew received his B.F.A. from the University of Georgia in 1942 and returned for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Art School eventually to become an instructor in painting, drawing, printmaking and design at the FAC Art School and the Colorado College. A gypsy at heart, in 1952, Tilley took a sabbatical from the FAC, and moved his young family to San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, where he bought his first camera and added photography to his repertoire....
NOW that’s what I call art
This art is a wonderful example of art from this period of art production. Some say its the best of those arts while others reserve judgement. First painted by world renowned art guy “Arty” it has since been aged like fine wine and had a fancy frame put around it to enhance its aesthetic assault on your taste.
Birds of a Feather
Put together as a tribute for the great “hair de jur” of 1890 this piece features exquisite use of water color, crayon color, and sun color, truly displaying the mastery of the artist and his wide range of talents. The authors identity remains a mystery to this day but some say it was the work of a poor farm boy in the Mississippi Delta who learned to read by way of twig bundling.