Austrian artist Mathias Kessler unearths the power of image and artifact to preserve truth and define history through re-imagined fossils and scenic impressions excavated from art history, scientific inquiry, and travel. Mapping out intersections of Boulder’s natural and cultural ecosystems, Kessler invites us to explore and participate in a site-specific reflection of our local landscapes.
Spring 2017 Opening Reception
Thursday, January 26
5:30pm members preview
6:30-9pm free public reception
Mathias Kessler has dedicated a space in the gallery for local chefs, filmmakers, trivia hosts, poets, scientists, performers, musicians, makers and creative entrepreneurs of all kinds to present and perform Artifacts & Other Errors of Perception. Every Thursday the Cultural Cul-de-sac is a stage for the many different perceptions and expression that make up our cultural landscape.
This is an OPEN CALL for proposals from those who inhabit and maintain the unique balance of our local cultural and natural ecosystems. All individual voices are encouraged to participate in this site-specific reflection of our community.
Send all ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space includes PA system, projector, hot plate, and art supplies. Calendar of events will be posted on bmoca.org. A limited number of Thursdays available.
March Cultural Cul-de-sac Events
Blackboard/Whiteboard: An Exploration of Identity and Social Tension in America
Join Robert Eric Shoemaker, poet and performer, as he attempts to redefine what it means to be American today with an installation and 40 minute performance piece. A talk-back session and group discussion will follow.
Megan Gafford: Hemisphere
Join Megan Gafford for the opening reception of her site-specific installation titled Hemisphere, which will transform the windows of the museum into lenses that project constellation maps into the interior space.
Off Cinema Presents: Floating, Drifting, Flying through an Invisible Reality: Two Films by Robert Fulton
A screening of Robert Fulton’s Wilderness: A Country in the Mind and Reality’s Invisible, presented on 16mm film with a live musical score performed by Pearls and Perils.
Coffee with Muslims
Coffee with Muslims is a casual get together with your Muslim neighbors. The event allows for conversation, but also provides an opportunity to ask uncomfortable and meaningful questions in a civilized manner. The main focus is to get to know one’s neighbors on either side of the spectrum.
This is Gonna Take Awhile: A BBQ Sampling
Pitmaster TJ Jerrod presents a passionate discussion about barbecue and a sample of scintillating delicacies.