Join GOCA for beer from Bristol Brewing Co., wine, and light snacks as we keep Iconoclasm open late for Colorado Springs First Fridays.
Join GOCA for beer from Bristol Brewing Co., wine, and light snacks as we keep Iconoclasm open late for Colorado Springs First Fridays. December 1 will be an opening reception to remember with artist talks and refreshments provided by Cerberus and Bristol Brewing Co.
Iconoclasm features Colorado-based artists Jonathan Dankenbring and Corey Drieth exhibiting new works in sculpture, drawing and mixed-media, exploring the concept of iconoclasm – a rejection of images and iconography – and minimalism.
The exhibition’s genesis was a conversation between the artists; their dialogue continues and is explored through the exhibition and an accompanying broadside publication.
Minimalist art is marked by an avoidance of overt symbolism and emotional content, instead calling attention to the materiality of the works through a limited palette and simple media. This art movement emerged in the early 1960s and applied to a wide range of artists who were overtly rejecting the energy-filled and emotionally charged art of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Artists such as Frank Stella, Robert Irwin, Agnes Martin, and Donald Judd questioned the very existence of painting and sculpture as they rejected the very labels applied to them. At its core, Minimalism asserts that art should have its own reality and not be an imitation of some other thing.