|33 IDEAS! PARTICIPANTS
Mary Ellen Campbell
Mary Ellen Long
Lauri Lynxxe Murphy
Alex Van Ark
Born and raised in New York City, Nemirov received a BFA from Parson’s School of Design. She was a figurative painter and worked as a freelance illustrator. After Lawrence Alloway made a studio visit to jury her work into the inaugural show at The Queens Museum she devoted herself to painting full time. Her work was exhibited at
other museums in one-person and group shows around the country.
In 1988 the artist moved to a small town in Colorado. This change in environment brought a change of theme as Nemirov faced the mountains instead of the rush of humanity on the streets. She found the figure in the landscape as she focused on the Aspen Tree as a new subject. She has taught classes based on this body of work for The Smithsonian Institute through The Pinhead Institute and the AhHaa School for the Arts in Telluride, CO, and through an NEA grant in Montrose, CO, The artist was awarded an Artist in Residency at the Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts in Snowmass, CO in 2008, and has received a grant from the Vermont Studio Center for a residency in April, 2010.
About the DIA Project
My observational on-site drawings have focused on the trees in the landscape for the past eight years. I initially approached this work through the traditional door of an
Asian philosophy. A sensitivity to the all-encompassing sweep of the seasons formed the foundation of Japanese life and culture since the establishment of Kyoto as the
capital city in 794. Central to Chinese philosophy is the fundamental notion that nature and humanity are one. Traditional Chinese painting employs monochromatic
linear elements and voids and depicts the preference for subject matter derived from nature. This narrowing focus has moved the work toward a certain abstraction that is informed by the patterns and linear elements employed by early cartographers to record the land. In a contradictory way the work has expanded to include visual elements that move in and out of the environment through time and physical space.
My vision for the work is to convey the idea that nature is not observed simply from one particular location. Nor is it fixed in time but has an invisible and intangible aspect, (beyond direct experience of the senses) related to sequential changes in cyclic patterns that suggest an underlying
33 IDEAS!, an exhibit of art, writing and ideas
March 15-June 15,
Denver International Airport
This exhibit showcases visual and literary artists associated with Colorado Art Ranch as presenters, artists in residence, or Nomads at one or more Artposia. The artists were selected because they use their passion, skills, knowledge, and talent to ask questions and react to the world around them. The work, in turn, inspires us to ask questions and view the world from different perspectives.
33 IDEAS! is on display at the Ansbacher Hall: The Art of Colorado, on the walkway between the terminal and A Gates before the security screening. The hall is accessible for everyone’s enjoyment.
For more information contact DIA Art Program at
(303) 342-2521 or visit www.flydenver.com/art
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