LOCATION: PlatteForum - 2400 Curtis St
EVENT CATEGORIES: Art Events | OPEN: Exhibits/Studios/Shops | Buy Art | Virtual Exhibitions
UPCOMING DATES AND TIMES
- Thu, Oct 15, 2020 - Sun, Nov 8, 2020
Opening reception: Thursday Oct 15th | 6:00pm
Closing reception: Friday Nov 6th | 6:00pm
To Muse the Labyrinth is an immersive, sculptural installation created to explore what it means to be a Black artist, lost between worlds of anger, resolve and conjecture. It is a safe space, the walls of which contain the voices of the lost, their trauma shed and their futures reclaimed. Within this exhibition, Thomas has created for herself the space needed to recover and imagine, to find herself of her own accord. She invites anyone who is in need of becoming lost, in order to find themself whole, to Muse the Labyrinth with her.
Autumn T. Thomas is a sculptor and woodworker living in Denver. She creates curved sculptures by placing hundreds of cuts into straight pieces of wood, allowing the wood to bend and curve, representing the myriad ways in which Black women are cut down by racism and sexism. Her sculptures reference the influence of bias and how the survival of such influence molds women into complex individuals. They feature minimal design, subverting traditional imagery of Black art. By addressing the concept of racism in an unexpected art form, her work has a critical impact on both perception and visual literacy. While in residency at PlatteForum. Thomas will guide PlatteForum’s ArtLab interns through a 3-D printing workshop and teach basic woodworking skills.
Exhibition and artist talk will be available online. Gallery visits available by appointment only. Visit platteforum.org for event details and gallery hours.