Jeff Page is a multi-disciplinary artist who frequently expresses a queer and DIY aesthetic through works in video, installation, performance and beyond. Page’s recent work is particularly focused on “transforming the affect of shame into new bodily and architectural forms”.
He is a community-minded collaborator; as an instructor at Metro State University, as a founder of the New Genres Collective, a platform to explore new media beyond the classroom working with professional artists and students (including performances at festivals across the region), and as creator (along with his husband) of a series of queer dance parties called “Junk Drawer” which manifest regularly in the Denver area.
Jeff Page was awarded BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and MFA from UC Santa Barbara. He currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado.
Curatorial Statement by Daisy McGowan, Director of the Galleries of Contemporary Art
Great Expectations is the fourth in a series of biannual survey exhibitions featuring emergent career artists living and working in a specific geographic area of Colorado. Over a two year period, I was privileged to conduct numerous studio visits connecting with artists working up and down the I-25 Front Range corridor in Colorado. The eleven invited artists are exploring and innovating through their respective practices, pushing the contemporary art field as a result. While by no means exhaustive, Great Expectations highlights artists working and living in the most populated areas of the state which have undergone dramatic growth and change in the past two years.
The 2020 edition of Great Expectations features new work in a range of media, including painting, sculptural installation, monumental fiber art, video and new media including Virtual Reality technologies at our downtown Colorado Springs gallery site.
This exhibition aims to introduce our audiences to some of the brightest artists working along the Front Range corridor today, from whom we can surely expect great things.
Jeff Page, video still from the stop-motion video "39 Facepalms", 2018. Courtesy of Jeff Page.