Visual Artist Sarah Palmeri’s “The Magazine Project” Opens February 3 at Denver Theatre District’s Understudy
WHAT: Visual artist Sarah Palmeri’s "The Magazine Project," to be exhibited at Denver Theatre District’s Understudy, explores feminine identity through the lens of mass communication and abstraction. Palmeri uses this platform to experiment with various drawing methods that confront idealizations of women in advertising. Her installation will include a mural of magazine collages and figurative light sculptures. Palmeri invites the public to create magazine collages during open studio days. See times below.
WHEN: February 3-16, open studio days are Feb. 3, 8, 10 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening reception is Saturday, Feb. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Denver Theatre District’s Understudy, located at the Colorado Convention Center at 890 C 14th St.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In early 2018, "The Magazine Project" will publish the first volume of “Reassembled,” a collection of these collages, reassembled and reprinted in magazine format. This publication examines how the arts and advertising can contribute to addressing social change. A portion of the first volume’s sales will be donated to The Family Tree, a Denver nonprofit providing innovative, life-changing services designed to end child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness.
Palmeri graduated with a BFA in fine arts from Louisiana State University in 2011, where she studied mass communications and studio art. She has worked with Think 360 Arts for Learning, an arts education nonprofit that integrates arts in schools and community centers around Colorado, since early 2016. Palmeri has exhibited her work in Ann Arbor, Baton Rouge, Denver, Key West, Los Angeles, Taos, Santa Fe and San Francisco and has been a member of Strangers Art Collective in Santa Fe since 2015.
Understudy is a first-of-its-kind arts and culture experimental space where artists and creative groups can create and share art in a 700-square-foot free space.
The Denver Theatre District enlivens a 16-block area of downtown Denver through interactive, immersive and experimental art and culture events and experiences. It provides creatives with a downtown platform and financial support for sharing their work. The DTD is a private non-profit funded through a revenue share collected from advertising on static and LED screens located throughout the District.
Join us for the launch party and opening reception of The Magazine Project installation at Understudy Denver on February 3, 2018 from 6 - 9 pm.
Attendees will be invited to create and submit their own magazine collages to be published in the first volume of Reassembled, a collection of collages created by the community, reassembled, and reprinted back into magazine format. This publication aims to examine the ways in which the arts and mass communication can collaborate to create social change around feminine identity. Reassembled's first volume will be published and available for sale on this website in April of 2018 and a portion of the sale will be donated to Family Tree's Women in Crisis Shelter in Denver, Colorado.
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