Galleries of Contemporary Art
Louis Cicotello Retrospective

Mountain, 1990, 13 x 11.5", mixed-media collage. Collection of Millie Yawn.

Louis Cicotello Retrospective

February 2–March 29, 2012


Events are free, but space is limited—register to secure your spot.

This retrospective exhibition features artworks from 1971 - 2008, highlighting the significant periods in Louis Cicotello's prolific and fascinating art career. A 72-page, full color catalog publication will accompany the exhibition. Cicotello was well-known and beloved regionally, having moved to Colorado Springs from Kansas City, MO. in 1984 to serve as Chair of the Visual Arts Department at UCCS. Cicotello was Professor of Fine Arts through 2007 at UCCS and inspired countless students in their own careers. As an artist, Cicotello pushed the boundaries of the media he worked with--from human-scale plexiglass towers of his early years to mixed-media assemblage, collage, and free-standing sculpture.

This survey features work that has rarely been seen in regional exhibitions, with multiple collectors loaning their work from across the country for the exhibition. Three lectures will accompany the exhibit, featuring former students speaking about Cicotello's impact on their art careers and lives.

In tandem with the exhibit, GOCA will highlight six artists (Holly Parker, Kevin Thayer, Sean O'Meallie, Andrew Tirado, Jason Chase, and Chris Weed) on whose own career Cicotello had strong influence and impact. While not all artists speaking were officially students under Cicotello, all were inspired and learned from him. Each speaker will share their art, career path and knowledge with current UCCS students and the community.