Current alumni exhibitions in Denver, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois explore topics ranging from metaphysical relationships to domestic violence.
Jenny Morgan’s (MFA 2008 Fine Arts) latest solo exhibition “The Golden Hour” depicts metaphysical aspects of the human experience through contemporary portraiture. Inspired in part by her own personal relationships, Morgan’s striking oil paintings locate the spiritual and physical connections between people and energies that originate from nature. The title of the exhibition, according to Morgan, refers to the “period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer compared to when the sun is higher in the sky.” On view at Plus Gallery, 2501 Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado, through October 18.
Cat Del Buono (MFA 2008 Photography, Video and Related Media) presents “Voices,” an exhibition designed to draw attention to domestic violence, eradicate silence about it and empower survivors. On 20 small video monitors, anonymous domestic violence survivors recount personal traumas as well as the abuses and brutalities they have experienced. As a collection, the concert of voices creates a symphony of incomprehensible words—the viewer must come close to hear each narrative clearly. Del Buono’s installation reminds audiences that there are real human beings behind the statistics. On view at Woman Made Gallery, 685 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, through October 30.