From San Antonio to Denver, with love
While more than 20 works from The Dikeou Collection are currently on view at Artpace, as part of Swap Meet: Artpace and The Dikeou Collection, our summer exhibition, New Works Now, opened yesterday at The Dikeou Collection in Denver, Colorado. (Get it? We swapped art.)
New Works Now features the recent work of five former Artpace International Artists-in-Residence from Texas: Alex de Leon (1996), Katrina Moorhead (2005), Katie Pell (2006), Juan Miguel Ramos (2002), and Lordy Rodriguez (2001). Inspired by the importance of place and its relationship to identity and culture, each artist reflects on the significance of his or her surroundings. The exhibition considers universal and specific aspects of an environment and contemplates how truth and fiction mix in memory, while affecting a sense of nostalgia for remembered locales.
Swap Meet: Artpace and The Dikeou Collection was guest curated by Devon Dikeou. Drawing on her past experience as an International Artist-in-Residence in 2011, she chose to highlight some of Artpace’s less-visited spaces that she became acquainted with while living in the building during her residency. The installation extends well beyond the boundaries of the Hudson (Show)Room gallery with works in such unexpected sites as the Artpace rooftop, elevator, administrative offices, and in the Artist Workshop at 513 N. Flores.
Image credit: Devon Dikeou leads a walk-through of New Works Now at The Dikeou Collection in Denver, Colorado, on October 4. Photo by Chad Dawkins