Corey Pemberton: Piece by Piece

August 1 – October 19, 2024

Corey Pemberton: Piece by Piece is a solo exhibition of mixed media paintings, blown glass sculpture, and quilting by Los Angeles artist Corey Pemberton. Through his work, Pemberton breaks down stereotypes and builds bridges by bringing together people of all backgrounds and identities. After spending many years in the rural southeastern part of the United States, Corey moved to Los Angeles. Once settled in L.A. Corey realized the burden he had been carrying in the rural South being the only Black and Queer person in his community. Landing in a community where he found others with similar identities allowed him the luxury of belonging. The works in this exhibition celebrate the beauty of the everyday when one can slow down and relax into being, without the strain of constant otherness.

Crafting the Future – Corey Pemberton is the co-founder and director of Crafting the Future, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to support BIPOC artists. CTF provides opportunities for emerging artists to build their careers, including intensive workshops, residencies, and mentorship. Six artists in the CTF Los Angeles residency will show work alongside Corey at the Center for Visual Art.

Fall 2024 BFA Thesis Exhibition

November 1 – December 6, 2024

The BFA Thesis exhibition reflects a culmination of MSU Denver students’ education as artists and designers. Students embrace this opportunity as a means to synthesize content from their academic career by expressing their conceptual, aesthetic, and philosophical ideation through a cohesive body of work.

Tomiko Jones - The Intimate Infinite

January 3 – March 22, 2025

Tomiko Jones’ solo exhibition contemplates the intricate relationship between humanity and the landscape. The Intimate Infinite features lens-based investigations portraying the dichotomy and dialogue between the expansive, sublime beauty of the natural world and the nuanced, profound depths of personal interior spaces. Jones’ photographic interventions traverse time and concepts of belonging, guiding viewers on a journey through landscapes that capture the transition from internal to external realms, from the known to the unknowable. Deeply rooted in historical artistic traditions, Jones’ work also addresses contemporary concerns with urgency and relevance. Coinciding with Denver’s Month of Photography Biennial, the exhibition includes a month-long artist residency and public programming.