Jul 05 2019
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Aug 06 2019
The Art of Aaron Graves, Samantha Disney-Saxton and Shannon Dunn presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs CO

The Art of Aaron Graves, Samantha Disney-Saxton and Shannon Dunn

Presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Shannon Dunn’s painting style is inspired by her background in printmaking and her love for stylized, simplified drawings. Shannon paints in oils, ink, acrylic, and resin. While her work is largely focused on the human figure, she draws inspiration from the natural world, observations of social behavior, and her spiritual beliefs.

Aaron Graves approaches installations using all three of his disciplines (photography, fashion design, and display work). He does so with the intent of creating a dramatic experience that evokes a fashion magazine editorial - one that you can walk through.

These installations are homage to the dying art that is window dressing, using mannequins and one-of-a-kind original hand sewn garments .

Samantha Disney-Saxton’s current installation work is a melding of several mediums including clay, and fabric passed down from her grandmother. She believes the most important heirlooms are those that contain a personal story or memory.

Each individual pod in this installation is reminiscent of the embrace of a family member. This assortment of pods together are representative of her family, personal community, and her support system, along with those that she supports and cares about.

This pairing of unusual and striking installation art with equally enchanting two-dimensional work brings the gallery to life, creating a fully engaging exhibition for patrons to immerse themselves in.

Admission Info

Free

Phone: (719) 520-1899

Dates & Times

2019/07/05 - 2019/08/06

Location Info

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

427 E Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Parking Info

Free parking on the east side of our building.

Accessibility Info