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Please join DAM Contemporaries in celebrating Epic: Joseph Stashkevetch Drawings in the Works on Paper Gallery. Adjunct Curator of Drawings Julie Augur and the artist will lead an informal conversation in the gallery about this new exhibition. Epic in size, epic in content, Joseph Stashkevetch’s drawings assault one’s senses by their obsessive detail, incredible size, and links to civilizations past and present. The disintegrating towers in Ask the Dust might remind us of a past life where civilization thrived, but look again and we might see it as an imaginary place influenced by an amalgamation of former cultures long since forgotten in favor of progress. In the seven lifelike drawings that comprise this exhibition, the artist critiques the questionable conclusion that modern times are an improvement from the past.
The reception is free with museum admission, but reservations are required. Click here or call 720-913-0130.
Sponsored by DAM Contemporaries, a DAM support group.
Epic: Joseph Stashkevetch Drawings was generously supported by the Eleanor & Henry Hitchcock Foundation.
Image credit: Joseph Stashkevetch, Ask the Dust (detail), 2011. Conté crayon on watercolor paper; 96 in x 96 in, courtesy the artist and Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO. Photo courtesy Christopher Burke.