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Public Critique Moderated by Sarah McKenzie

August 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Geometric painting of jail cells overlapping with the words Art Critique

Artist Sarah McKenzie will be leading this informal critique alongside Art Gym staff on Wednesday August 17 from 6-9PM. Critiques are free and open to the public. Bring some pieces of work to have critiqued by the group, or join in on the discussion even if you don’t have work share.

Maximum of 12 participants. Beer and light snacks will be served!

Sarah McKenzie is a painter based in Boulder, Colorado. She holds a BA in film studies from Yale University and an MFA from the University of Michigan. McKenzie’s paintings document our built landscape, exploring changes in our architecture (what we build) for evidence of societal, economic, and cultural shifts (why we build). Sarah’s past series have focused on construction sites, abandoned buildings, hotel rooms, and the white-walled interiors of museums and galleries. Since 2020 she has been working on a new project exploring the architecture of prisons. McKenzie has exhibited her paintings nationally, including shows with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Yale School of Architecture, the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Aspen Art Museum, and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, among other venues. In 2012, McKenzie received a Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant; and in 2021, she was awarded the Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts. When she is not in the studio, McKenzie helps to run Tilt West, a Denver-based arts and culture nonprofit, and she teaches visual art through the University of Denver Prison Arts Initiative (DUPAI). Her work is currently represented in Denver by David B. Smith Gallery.


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August 17, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Age restriction
18+ only