COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 26, 2021) — The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) is pleased to present “Ronny Quevedo: at the line,” on view October 1–December 5, 2021.
Quevedo’s first solo exhibition in Colorado presents a selection of recent work that explores the formation of individual identity shaped by a fractured past. The works on view make use of diverse schematics—including dressmakers’ pattern sheets, geographical maps, playing field diagrams, and architectural plans and employ materials such as gold leaf, wax, muslin, plastic crates, carbon and pattern paper. Quevedo incorporates these forms and materials to make associations with events and histories from across the Americas to create a constellation of imagery that explores movement, transnational connections, and the formation of diasporic identities.
“Overarching the exhibition is an understanding of multiple origins,” said Quevedo, “I reference personal geographies, various notions of identities, and multiple diasporas to consider the development of individual identity.”
The exhibition includes newly commissioned large-scale works, including a floor installation composed of reclaimed wood sourced from a professional basketball court. The artist selected pieces from the section of the court commonly known as the paint, broke them apart and reconfigured them, then overlaid them with a new diagram. This work is the latest in a series of architectural projects related to historic and contemporary playing fields, including Mesoamerican ball courts, basketball courts, and soccer fields. For the artist, these sites not only make an important connection between cultures that are separated by distance and centuries, but they also honor the sites that provide an opportunity for collective assembly. In this way, the work considers the role of the individual within a larger collective while also reflecting on the rules and inconsistencies that govern labor, movement, and migration.
“We are honored to present Quevedo’s work at the Fine Arts Center Museum,” said curator of contemporary art Katja Rivera. “Quevedo’s compelling works are thoughtfully constructed and bring together a carefully selected arrangement of forms and materials. His work interrogates the formation of linear history by placing seemingly disparate references, places, and sites in conversation with one another through visual form. Given the importance of relation in the artist’s work, this exhibition provides an exceptional opportunity to see so much of his work together in one space.”
Reservations to visit the museum are available at fac.coloradocollege.edu or through the box office at (719) 634-5583.
Member preview: Friday, Oct. 1, 12–5 p.m
Public opening, reception & artist talk: Friday, Oct. 1, 5–8 p.m.
In Conversation: at the line
Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.
Please join us for a roundtable conversation with artist Ronny Quevedo, Victoria I. Lyall, Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Art of the Ancient Americas at the Denver Art Museum, and Jorge Rivas Pérez, Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Latin American Art at the Denver Art Museum, who will discuss Quevedo’s work in context of the exhibition “ReVisión: Art in the Americas” at the Denver Art Museum. The conversation will be moderated by FAC Curator of Contemporary Art Katja Rivera.
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At this time, the FAC’s tactile gallery is closed.
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ABOUT RONNY QUEVEDO
Ronny Quevedo (b.1981, Guayaquil, Ecuador) work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at The Whitney Museum of American Art; Perez Art Museum Miami; Elizabeth Dee Gallery; The Drawing Center; the Queens Museum; The Bronx Museum of the Arts; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, amongst others. He is a recipient of the 2017 Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art and the 2016 Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists. He has participated in residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Kala Art Institute, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Project Row Houses, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and Lower East Side Printshop. He has been published in Hyperallergic and Art Forum. Quevedo received his MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2013 and BFA from The Cooper Union in 2003.
ABOUT THE FINE ARTS CENTER MUSEUM
The FAC Museum’s permanent collection of over 15,000 objects showcases the rich history and vibrant contemporary cultures of the Southwest and the Americas, containing works of art from Native America, Hispanic and Spanish Colonial New Mexico, and 20th-century America.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
The story of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) began with the founding of the Broadmoor Art Academy 1919. A museum, performing arts theatre, and community art school, the FAC is a pillar in the cultural community of the Rocky Mountain West providing innovative, educational, and multi-disciplinary arts experiences designed to elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality. The FAC and Colorado College recognize and honor the original inhabitants of the land on which it resides. For more information about the FAC, visit fac.coloradocollege.edu or follow on Facebook @CSFineArtsCenter.