Current and Past Exhibitions and Events

Amelia Carley and Lauren Mayer

Exhibition Dates: 25 June–25 July 2015

Artist Reception: Friday, 26 June 2015, 6–10 pm

Talk with the Artists: Sunday, 12 July 2015, 11 am–12:30 pm

Strata(Stratum) Amelia Carley and Lauren Mayer


About the Work

With heavy consideration of color and formal qualities, Amelia Carley's new body of work consists of paintings that explore a macro-photographic view of geological material, particularly quartz and amethyst. Utilizing a camera as a major component of the work, she exaggerates depth-of-field properties to create the feeling of a human-size, almost landscape, experience of these prolific inorganic forms. The painted microscopic perspective pushes the experience towards a forced visual abstract that is reliant on color and composition.

Lauren Mayer's work deals with how people create a personal intimacy and knowledge of oneself through accumulated objects, whether hidden in a stack of clothes in a bureau in the corner or on display in the form of a chair. Understanding how memory and identity can become attached to objects, especially to pieces of furniture or objects of clothing, rests as the foundation for much of her work. Something as simple as the idea of what someone holds in his or her pockets offers up narratives of internal and external lives told through objects.

About the Artists

Amelia Henrietta Carley was born and raised in Colorado. She graduated with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing as well as a Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Italian. Exhibiting locally and nationally, she currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado, and is an artist at TANK Studios. At the end of summer 2015 she will be relocating to Atlanta, Georgia, to pursue her Masters in Fine Arts at Georgia State University where she's been awarded the Dean's Fellowship Award at the Welch School of Art.

Lauren Mayer is a ceramic sculptor who lives and works in Colorado. She received her BFA in Ceramics from Michigan State University and a post-baccalaureate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She received her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2009. Currently teaching Ceramics at Metropolitan State University of Denver, she has also taught at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado, Boulder. In recent years she has enjoyed time of making new work as a resident at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana.


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