Feb 14, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Terry Maker

Tery Maker, Ozymandian Tree–A Silent Film,  plaster and 16mm film, 2011. 8 panels, each 90 ½ x 23 ½ x 2 ½ inches.

Here are some fun facts about Colorado-artist, Terry Maker to get you excited about the upcoming FAC exhibition opening this week!
  • Has exhibited in Hiroshima, Japan at the International Fine Arts Center
  • Only recently began working with resin, now characteristic of her bigger pieces
  • Graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from CU Boulder in ‘83
  • Exhibiting for the past 25 years
  • Heavily influenced by classics in English literature, such as William Golding (Lord of the Flies), T.S. Eliot (Wasteland), John Milton (Paradise Lost) and John Steinbeck (East of Eden)
  • Presented solo exhibition only three years after graduating at Gallery 234 (University of Wyoming, Laramie)
  • FAC exhibit will feature Maker’s 100-foot snake made of shredded money, named Reptilius Consumerus Devourus (these bills were acquired by the artist herself, from the Federal Reserve)
  • “Reckoning” serves as a recent retrospective, featuring 50 of Maker’s works
See Westword, a Denver entertainment weekly, for more fun information about Terry Maker, including her 2008 exhibition at MCA Denver. The artist’s web site too has photos of both her finished art and her unique artistic process.

Terry Maker: Recokoning will be on display from Feb. 18 through June 3 in our signature El Pomar Gallery on the second floor.

       Terry Maker, Jaw Breaker Series, 1, 2 and 4, resin and jawbreaker candy on panel, 2008-2009. 40 x 40 x 2 inches.

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