Jeremy Click was raised in El Paso, Texas and moved to Colorado Springs after serving an active duty tour in South Korea with the United States Army. Once in Colorado, he received Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and Management (double major) from the College of Business at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, as well as a Master’s Degree in Management and Project Management from Colorado State University Global Campus.
In August of 2015, Jeremy Click began working as the Program Assistant for the Visual and Performing Arts Department. Being in an encouraging artistic environment has provided him the opportunity to rediscover his own creative practice, which includes woodworking, painting, and a variety of other mediums.
In reference to upcoming pieces:
Jeremy Click and Corey Drieth began this collaboration after briefly working on another project that specifically dealt with the use of simple office software to create art. Jeremy’s expertise in Adobe, Excel, Word, and Power Point then became the launching point into a more in-depth, ongoing creative investigation that has lead in the work presented here.
GOCA: Have you participated in previous faculty exhibitions at UCCS, if so, how many?
Jeremy Click: No.
GOCA: Why do you think it is important to hold a faculty exhibition? I think it is important that the faculty has an opportunity to come together to display their talents and expertise to the students they teach, peers, other professional artists, and the community.
GOCA: What type of impact to you believe it has on campus?
JC: Definitely a positive one. In addition to the scheduled artists that GOCA and VACS brings to the gallery, our “in-house” professionals also generate attention for the Visual Arts Program and VAPA, as well as UCCS.
GOCA: The theme for this exhibition is time, how do you see this theme connecting to your work?
JC: Due to the fluid and constant movement of the piece, it is comparable to the constant movement of time. On the other hand, there are points where the work becomes unstable and unpredictable. This also relates to time in the way that we as humans subjectively interpret time. Have you ever said “Wow my morning flew by!!”? Did it really? 8 a.m. to noon, for example, is always factually 4 hours long, no matter how you experience it. It is how we spend our time that can make us think that time went by quicker or slower. This work, like time, is both fluid and unpredictable.
GOCA: As an artist, what advice have you received that has proved to have a large impact on you or your work?
JC: Sometimes trial and error is required to achieve the desired result. Translating an idea from your mind to tangible work is not always easy, so stay persistent. And sometimes the accidents help you just as much as your intentions.
See the work of Jeremy Click and his fellow UCCS VAPA Faculty at TIME at GOCA Ent Center for the Arts (5225 N Nevada Ave) starting January 31st and running through May 18th.
Jeremy Click will give a free artist talk on February 21st along with exhibition artists Matt Barton, Corey Drieth, Nick Henning, and Claire Rau. Register HERE.