Ent Center for the Arts
April 1, 2022
May 5, 2022
October 1, 2022
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
A new series in GOCA’s project space features many of southern Colorado’s most innovative artists in short-run exhibitions focused on experimentation. GOCA’s curatorial program has been heavily focused on independently-produced major exhibitions that take years to plan, typical for the museum world. This new series allows flexibility in the curatorial calendar, offering artists a platform, funding, and inviting guest writers to respond to the works and add to the critical dialogue across the community.
GOCA’s mission is to spark engaged dialogue about contemporary culture and current issues and to make space for diverse perspectives. We commit to funding 100% of the artists and creatives we work with at GOCA.
This series is curated by Daisy McGowan, UCCS GOCA Director, with a goal to invite guest curation in the future.
Image: Jessica Langley, Stillness, oil on canvas, 2020
ABOUT THE ARTIST(s)
Caitlin Goebel was born in 1989 in Long Beach, California. Her work is inspired by and composed of ephemera such as disposable tablecloths, fast-food advertisements, pornography, glitter, flocking, and faux flora. She addresses the porous boundary between self and reality by exploring autonomy, automation, consumption, intimacy, magic, and prophecy. Goebel creates paintings, collages, and prints through a process of manifestation and manipulation that begins in materiality and finishes in conceptualism.
Her work has been featured nationally in group exhibitions, including Fan Mail at RedLine Contemporary Art Center (Denver, 2019) Juicy at The Front (New Orleans, 2017), Gone Soft at Pehrspace (Los Angeles, 2016), and Bright Young Things at Gallery of Contemporary Art (Colorado Springs, 2015). Her solo exhibitions include The Thing That Isn’t There at The Tim Gill Center for Public Media ( Colorado Springs, 2018), Missing the Point at AHA Gallery (Colorado Springs, 2016), Correcting/ed Objects at the Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities at University of Colorado (Colorado Springs, 2015), and Horror Vacui at The Modbo (Colorado Springs, 2013). Goebel was co-owner and curator of Rubbish Gallery in Colorado Springs and founder and curator of CLOSED Gallery in Denver; Goebel guest-curated Cybercy: Exploring the Post-Internet Matrix, at the Gallery of Contemporary Art (Colorado Springs, 2017), for which she was awarded a Kick-Ass for Art Award from the Gallery of Contemporary Art. Web | caitlingoebel.com/ | Instagram @goebel_goebel_hey
Image: More of the Same Shit Screenprint on paper (edition of 6). 11x17 inches. 2021.
Artist Talk | Friday, April 1, 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates | April 1 - 16, 2022
Jessica Langley (b. 1981, USA) is a multimedia artist. She has exhibited her work internationally, and has been an artist-in-residence in numerous programs including Skaftfell Center of Visual Art in Iceland, Askeaton Contemporary Art in Ireland, the SPACES World Artist Program in Cleveland, and the Digital Painting Atelier at OCAD-U in Toronto. She was a recipient of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship for research in Iceland, and earned her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. She is an amateur mycologist, and her artwork and writing have been published in the New York Mycological Society Newsletter, New American Paintings, NPR, Hyperallergic, and Temporary Art. Instagram @therealjesslangley Review.
Artist Talk | Thursday, May 5, 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates | May 5 - 21, 2022
Cymon Padilla fuses disparate elements of contemporary visual culture in his paintings and drawings. Using traditional oil painting techniques, Padilla combines, collapses, and remixes “the imitated world” onto the flat surface of the picture plane. Recent bodies of work mash-up classical European figurative work with the golden age of Disney, Saturday morning cartoons, pop art, and vintage advertisement.
Cymon Padilla has exhibited his work throughout Colorado in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He received his Associate of Arts degree in 2012 from Pikes Peak Community College. Padilla was born and raised in Colorado Springs, where he lives and works today. | Instagram: @cymonpadilla
Artist Talk | Saturday, October 1, 3:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates | October 1 - 15, 2022
Exhibition on View within the Sheppard Arts Studio
April 1 - 16, 2022
May 5 - 21, 2022
October 1 - 15, 2022
Thursday - Saturday | 1-6 pm, or by appointment
As always, galleries are free to visit. Masks are required throughout Ent Center for the Arts.