If you take a walk through the BEYOND the BEYOND exhibition in GOCA 121 downtown gallery, you’ll see plenty of amazing and interesting art to keep your mind exploring and wondering. If you keep walking past to our “triangle room,” you’ll see a room of its own wonder, thought, and interesting detail.
In this room, we have Katie Caron’s artwork. Caron is an artist that calls Colorado home, but by no mean has her art been limited here. She graduated summa cum laude from Boston University and has had her art featured in galleries from California to Florida. She is now currently an Assistant Professor at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, where she can now inspire students as well as her viewers.
“I explore how unconscious reactions shape emotion; how certain spaces, sounds, and objects may provoke fear or incite wonder,” says Caron on how she shapes her artwork to create different emotions that the audience can experience. For example, in her piece Dominium, there are multiple layers for someone to get “absorbed” into. When you look closely into each layer, you will find an evolution of a fictional world. Even closer into the painting you’ll find a touch of science. By using rotating magnets, Caron is able to creating moving pieces of iron ore, which represent the many paths organisms take in the world.
During her artist talk on November 6 at GOCA 121, Caron told her audience that an art piece on average gets three seconds of a viewer’s attention. Three seconds. Katie Caron is out to change that. She wants you to take an honest look into art, and with all the detail and thought put into each of her pieces, it’s not hard to spend far longer than three seconds on any of her art.
You can see Dominium and more of Caron’s work featured in BEYOND the BEYOND at GOCA121 now through December 19. GOCA is free and open to the public, Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5pm.