The artwork of local artist and Larimer County Department of Natural Resources 2018 Visual Artist of the Year, Amelia Furman, will be featured in the Museum’s Mezzanine Gallery this spring and summer. The exhibition titled, Quest for Power will include artwork created by Furman’s hallmark technique of layered images along with relatable historic items from the Museum’s historic collection. Quest for Power is a history as art exhibition opening to the public on Friday, April 12, and will remain on view through Sunday, August 18.
“Since the first fire was sparked, humankind has been on a continuing quest to harness nature as a resource for personal and communal use. As time has progressed, our ingenuity and creativity in harnessing power has grown, both positively and negatively. By looking at the history and tools used to capture these natural resources, my hope is that viewers will take pause to consider the implications of our power struggle and what this quest for power points to on a deeper, internal level. Could our desire to conquer nature be indicative or reflective of our inner struggle to gain control of everything we touch” explains Furman.
Using a selection of documents, vintage images, handwritten text, and symbols associated with the painted image, Amelia’s intent is to remind the viewer that places and objects have many layers of meaning, memory, and beauty.
The Loveland Museum is an accredited art and history museum that was founded in 1937 by local author, collector, curator, and mountain guide Harold Dunning. Dunning began collecting pioneer artifacts and stories as early as 1919, and today, the Loveland Museum is home to a variety of historical exhibits, hosts world-class art exhibitions, and provides family events; adult and youth classes; lectures; poetry readings; and other programming opportunities for the Loveland community and visitors from around the world.
Quest for Power is open to the public Friday, April 12 – Sunday, August 18 during regular Museum hours. Admission to this exhibit and all associated exhibit programming is free.
An exhibit opening reception will take place on Friday, April 12, from 6 – 8 pm. For questions related to Quest for Power exhibit or other upcoming exhibitions and events at the Museum, call the Museum at (970) 962-2410 or visit the Museum’s website at www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org.
The Loveland Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Thursdays 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Sundays 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm; Closed Mondays. The Loveland Museum is located at 503 N Lincoln Avenue, the corner of 5th and Lincoln, in Loveland, Colorado. www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org.