Annie Davis – Lecture Review 2

An artistic icon of Colorado and its surrounding areas, Lawrence Argent is most known for his public art displays. On April 18th, 2012, he visited the Denver Art Museum to share some of the ideas behind his works. It was interesting to see the artist behind many of the pieces that surround our communities.

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Annie Davis – Exhibition Paper

Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective is graciously presenting in three cities across the world: Paris, Madrid and Denver. It came as a surprise to many that the United States exhibition was taking place in Colorado, rather than the fashion capital of New York City. The exhibition was presented by the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent and collected around 200 of his pieces. The French designer’s work is displayed as haute couture, or high fashion.

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Annie Davis Visiting Artist Paper

Janine Antoni

            Janine Antoni visited the University of Colorado on March 6th to talk about her artwork. She earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and moved on to acquire many achievements such as the Guggenheim Fellowship. Antoni works in many mediums, but most know her for her installations and performance pieces.

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Annie Davis Clyfford Still Paper

When one thinks of the Abstract Expressionism movement, the first artist to come to mind is Jackson Pollock. However, there are many great artists that stood beside him and helped shape the art industry during this decade. These artists broke the mold for what people commonly found to be “art” and introduced a completely new way in which to create and conceive art. Moving away from imagery in which the viewer could clearly denote a subject, these artists made pieces that eradicated such schools of thought and had no clear subject at all. One such artist is Clyfford Still, whose work proudly stands in its own museum in Denver, Colorado. Continue reading

Annie Davis’ Intellectual Profile

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am entering the first semester of my junior year and a Studio Arts major. My focus is printmaking and I am taking Intaglio 2 and Screen Printing this semester. I am currently just focusing on my art studies but am highly considering seeking out a second major of a minor.

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Smith Paragraphs

Terry Smith’s “What is Contemporary Art?” starts out with his definition of Contemporary Art and diverges into a historical explanation of how art has transformed into what it is today. That being said, anything that seems to have no “historical awareness” and appears to exist and form in the present is what we consider to be Contemporary Art.

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