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Artist Melissa Furness will speak about her recent creative work and research in China as an artist in residence with RedGate Gallery and as an instructor of art with the International College of Beijing through the University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University.
Furness’ studies have focused on historical sites throughout China with a look at transformed histories and Chinese Scholar Rocks. To Chinese artists, rocks are the basic building blocks of landscape painting. Furness’ work addresses these notions of the sublime landscape in contemporary terms, as well as an object-oriented philosophy that maintains that objects exist independently of human perception.
It is the “translations” and reinterpretations of the artifact through which Furness’ art work explores the life of the art object and the environments that they inhabit.
Doors open at 11:30 am.
Free for Asian Art Association members, $5 for teachers, students, and docents, $7 for DAM members, $10 others. Tickets for lecture only; general admission required for gallery access.
For details, email Blittle@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0040.
Conversations with Collectors and Connoisseurs of Asian Art: Curator's Circle invites friends from near and far to share their knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of Asian art with audiences at the Denver Art Museum.
Sponsored by the Asian Art Association, a DAM support group, and Curator’s Circle. Endowed by the William Sharpless Jackson Jr. Fund.
Image: Melissa in the ruins. Courtesy of Melissa Furness.