Galleries of Contemporary Art
SCARP PROJECT: Jarod Charzewski

Installation View: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (2008), Photo Credit: Leslie McKeller

SCARP PROJECT: Jarod Charzewski

May 4–July 13, 2012

GOCA Downtown


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

Jarod Charzewski explores Western consumer culture and environmental issues in SCARP PROJECT 2012, a monumental site-specific installation. SCARP references a geologic term--escarpment--a land-form cut away to reveal the layers of soil and rock within. In residence for one week, Charzewski will transform over 3,000 articles of donated clothing into a visually stunning and immersive experience, filling every room of GOCA121.

Charzewski installed a similar project in 2008 at the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art; this iteration uses similar materials (donated clothing, wood and cardboard).

GOCA has partnered with the Office of Student Activites to collect items from the campus community--over 3,000 articles of clothing were collected! After the exhibition, all items will be donated to needy UCCS families and local non-profits at the start of the Fall semester.

GOCA is grateful for the support of Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado in providing a loan of additional clothing (on short notice!) for this project. Learn more about Discover Goodwill here.