Ascent is a major survey exhibition that will feature works from the past five decades by artist Floyd D. Tunson. Two major arts centers in the Denver metro area—the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities and Redline Contemporary Art Center—will present the exhibition simultaneously, collaboratively curated by Wylene Carol, Daisy McGowan, and Collin Parson.
Floyd Tunson is one of Colorado’s most important contemporary artists. Over the past 50 years, he has prodigiously, fearlessly, and innovatively created art from his keen cultural perspective, taking on identity, race, and history in a number of series. An incredibly influential educator for over 30 years in the public school system, Tunson’s impact extends beyond the art world to the students fortunate to work with the artist in that context.
About The Black Power Tarot:
This exhibition includes 22 maximal scale fabric printed tarot cards that comprise the Black Power Tarot, created by King Khan & Michael Eaton under the supervision of Alejandro Jodorowsky. A playlist accompanies the exhibition with a song for each tarot card curated by King Khan, to be played throughout.
Additionally, RedLine will screen The Invaders, a documentary by Pritchard Smith on Saturday, July 11, 6-8 pm. This will also feature a talk back by John B. Smith.
Both exhibitions are on display June 10-July 31. Join us for the opening reception for Ascent and The Black Power Tarot at RedLine Contemporary Art Center on Friday, June 10, 6-9 pm MT. The Arvada Center’s opening reception for Ascent is on Thursday, June 9.