A selection of more than 30 drawings and sculptures by Denver-based artist Bruce Price will be featured in our works-on-paper gallery. This selection is drawn from a body of work that consists of hundreds of drawings and paintings that focus on Price’s interest in materialism, the distortion of patterns, and ordered chaos.
Many of the works use patterns of garments that Price has collected from family members and friends. The garments are then manipulated, cut, layered, reordered, and applied to the surface of his drawings. Other works in Bruce Price: Works on Paper, 2007–2012 are painted to resemble such patterns, illustrating Price’s interest in the sensation of different materials and the balance of these divergent patterns.
As we see in his most recent body of work, Price has distorted these same works on paper by twisting, cutting, and folding the drawings into a series of three-dimensional objects he calls “follies.”
Bruce Price: Works on Paper, 2007–2012 was part of the summer 2013 campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles.
News & Stories
Our celebration of textiles this year continues now that we have launched several more exciting projects at the DAM–the Thread Studio, a brand new textile gallery, and the opening of PreVIEW. The special spaces you may have discovered during Spun are still on view and now offer a suite of regular programming. More
At Untitled #61 (Harvest) on September 27, help us harvest a crochet coral reef and crocheted flowers and critters from the Ladies Fancywork Society’s Garden of the DAM(ed), as well as live plants from the Dye Garden. More
Our Pop-up Dye Garden (part of Spun: Adventures in Textiles) has weathered the Colorado summer and is still growing and blooming on the Martin Plaza! The colorful plaza oasis will be up until September 27, so there is still time to take a peek at what has sprouted over the past few months. You may be surprised to see that many of the dye plants in the DAM’s dye garden are already growing in your backyard. More
I will be the first to admit that I am not the best at “careful looking.” I can miss entire herds of deer on the side of the road or a lone pothole smack dab in the middle of the sidewalk. On a recent visit to the new textile art galleries with curator Alice Zrebiec, I benefitted from her incredible attention to detail. Cover Story, the inaugural exhibition in the new galleries, holds treasures from the museum’s collection and offers fun facts about how the world uses textiles. More