GOCA: “Memento” showcases artistic and curatorial talent

The Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) at UCCS presents “Memento: Places and Perspectives,” showcasing the artistic and curatorial talent of the GOCA student employees and full-time staff.

“Memento: Places and Perspectives opens” Thursday, September 7 and runs through Saturday,
September 23, 2023, in the GOCA Project Space located inside the Ent Center for the Arts. Join the artists and curators for an opening reception on September 7, from 5-8 p.m.

The GOCA team is made up of talented visual artists, ambitious creatives and hard-working museum
studies majors. This group excels at working together day-to-day, and now they are taking their teamwork to new levels by putting together a show digging into their personal experiences and how we as people interact with the environment around us.

This exhibition features the artistic talent of Avery Jam, Katharina Hill, Margaret Bailey, Rachel Klap, Abigail Kopetzky, and Lynné Bowman Cravens; and the curatorial talent of Daniella Mata, Katharina Hill, Olivia Azadmanesh, Meredith Eaves, Abigail Kopetzky, and Noel Powell.

Translated from Latin, “Memento” means to remember. “Memento: Places and Perspectives” focuses on
deeply personal works of art from all different places. Each artist has brought their own individual puzzle
piece that the curatorial team has worked to fit together to create a dynamic story of perspective. See
how our students and staff explore themes of memory and remembrance through painting, photography,
embroidery, drawing, and sculpture.

Learn more about the artists and the exhibition.

About the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA)

GOCA is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. Independently producing exhibitions and programs through a collaborative approach with artists of national, international and regional significance, GOCA engages UCCS and the greater community in dialogue around contemporary culture. GOCA is a contemporary arts organization with two galleries – the flagship Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery at the Ent Center for the Arts, a satellite location opened in 2010 in the Plaza of the Rockies building in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, and the Art WithOut Limits Public Sculpture Program on the grounds of the Ent Center and adjacent Pulpit Rock Open Space. For more information, visit entcenterforthearts.org/goca and gocadigital.org.

About the Ent Center for the Arts

This first-class arts facility, located on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus serves the community as a hub for the arts and an inspiration in academics. The vision for the facility was and is to foster a creative environment to house arts that will serve the Pikes Peak region, allowing artists to inspire and amplify one another rather than compete against one another. Art brings together diverse peoples and ideas in ways no other discipline can, and the Ent Center will be a pillar of the arts community within Colorado Springs. Learn more at entcenterforthearts.org.