Galleries of Contemporary Art exhibition of ‘GREAT EXPECTATIONS: 2020’ runs through March 7

Eleven emerging Front Range artists will showcase their work in the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art’s exhibition of “GREAT EXPECTATIONS: 2020,” at GOCA Downtown, 121 S. Tejon Street, Plaza of the Rockies, suite 100.

The exhibit will be on view through March 7, 2020. A series of First Friday artist talks are planned for January 3, February 7, and March 6, each from 6-7 p.m. Public gallery hours are First Fridays 5–8 p.m., First Saturdays 1-6 p.m., or by appointment.

About the Exhibit

GREAT EXPECTATIONS includes 11 artists living and working along the Front Range of Colorado: Bradley Benedetti (Colorado Springs), Erica Green (Boulder), Robert Martin (Boulder), Marsha Mack (Denver), Sierra Montoya Barela (Denver), Cymon Padilla (Colorado Springs), Jeff Page (Denver), Matte Refic (Pueblo), Deborah Schoen (Colorado Springs), and Sean Winters & Kevin Sweet (Boulder). The exhibition was curated over a two-year period by Daisy McGowan, curator of the Galleries of Contemporary Art.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS is the fourth biannual survey of emerging artists living and working along the Front Range of Colorado. Artists working in Colorado in 2019 are exploring and innovating their contemporary art practice. This group exhibition will feature new works in a wide variety of media, including drawing, installation art, painting, fiber art, mixed-media and new media including virtual reality technologies. This exhibition’s goal is to introduce our audiences to emergent career artists working along the Front Range corridor today, from whom we are sure to expect great things.

GOCA is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. By featuring world-class artists, hosting artist and expert talks, and offering meaningful events, GOCA engages UCCS students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak Region community members in contemporary culture and life. GOCA is a contemporary arts organization with two galleries, one founded on the UCCS campus in 1981 and a satellite downtown location that opened in 2010 in the Plaza of the Rockies building.

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