Belgin Yucelen: Shifts Over Time
May 30 – October 9, 2022
Belgin Yucelen’s multi-disciplinary practice is deeply inspired by questions of Who are we? and Where are we going? Her search for answers is non-linear and engages with various fields of study, such as history, anthropology, theology, and philosophy. Yucelen’s works are equally expansive, incorporating a range of mediums from printmaking to painting, sculpture, and textiles.
Shifts Over Time gathers an intimate collection of Yucelen’s works that warrant quiet contemplation, reflection, and pause. The exhibition highlights the artist’s Allegories, Waiting Rooms, and Overwritten Scripts printmaking series that prompt the viewer to consider questions of meaning, time, and the things we may take for granted. Her works encourage us to ask: How does absence of something or someone actually create presence or weight in one’s life?
About Belgin Yucelen
Belgin Yucelen’s art communicates her inner self and evokes a form of consciousness. She creates imaginary worlds that help conjure up unrealized possibilities. In her work, she uses a soft tone and incorporates silences that enable the viewer to escape from the limitations of a well-defined subject and consider how art can provoke emotions. Yucelen hopes that her art becomes a sense-making tool for viewers as they encounter familiar feelings. Within the space created by her art, she aims to dissolve separations between herself and the viewers and separations across time, distances, and cultures.
Yucelen studied sculpture at the Florence Accademia D’Arte in Florence, Italy. She has received more than 20 grants. Her work has been published in a number of publications, including Westword, Warhola Contemporary, Pittsburgh Articulate, Tribune Review, Les Femmes Folles, Daily Camera, Chicago Reader, and Examiner.
About BMoCA at Frasier
BMoCA at Frasier is a collaboration between Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Frasier Retirement Community. Curated by BMoCA, this series of exhibitions in The Canyons Gallery is an extension of the museum’s exhibition schedule. Each exhibition is complemented by a series of education programs.