About the Exhibition
Colorado in the Present Tense: Narkita Gold, Rick Griffith, Nathan Hall, and Maia Ruth Lee centers on four artists of the Colorado region and how they are responding to and reimagining the upended world in which we presently find ourselves. The exhibition features newly commissioned work and reframes existing projects from these artists.
Reflecting on our current moment of upheaval, uncertainty, and complexity, each artist created site-specific responses, including large-scale projects, photography, sculpture, and sonic movements. Such a sweeping approach towards the most pressing issues of the day, from COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter, climate change, and beyond, makes clear how crucial the role of the artist is, particularly during moments of crisis. Colorado in the Present Tense looks to the artists of our region for new perspectives and solutions to our constrained and conflicted new normal. Their responses navigate a range of interpretations, including confusion, fear, humility, despair and hope, likely mirroring the emotional span that many visitors experienced as well.