Trade School – an exploration of the nature of work
a Something Independent project, free and open to the public
Set against the backdrop of North America’s largest gathering of outdoor industry leaders, TRADE SCHOOL is five days of art & discussion offering a window into the real work of outdoor-inspired artists, entrepreneurs, athletes and advocates.
Located @ Understudy, Denver’s experimental art & culture incubator
Hours: Gallery Hours 12pm – 5pm daily 1/24 – 1/28. Panels and special events vary.
Full schedule of panels and more info: http://trade-school.co/
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Three artists have come together to create the backdrop of Trade School. Playing off of the theme ‘the nature of work’, the artists assemble individual and collective works showcasing their unique take on work and how they have applied themselves as professional artists in and around the outdoor industry.
Joy evangelist on a hunt for adventure through art and advocacy for the land
Sarah Uhl is an artist and advocate for the land, based out of Carbondale, Colorado. She is dedicated to making art that plays a role in the protection of public lands, clean water and climate issues. Sarah partners with brands and organizations who would like to amplify their messaging through art, visual storytelling and Live Art performances at festivals and events. http://sarahuhl.com/
Dedicated to the makers and their tools
Jack Ludlam is a photographer based out of Denver, Colorado. Jack’s photographs primarily focus on the people and objects that represent a different generation of the proletariat. Jack has been interested in the traditional meaning of “work” since growing up on farms in Ohio. http://www.jackludlam.com/
Travel, Art, Mountains and Water
John Fellows’ signature “contemporary folk” style weaves together layers of found paper, graphic block prints and handwritten text to create an old time, hands-on feel. He collects a variety of found paper, maps and books dating from the 1880s to the present to create unique linoleum carving collages that while at the very base reflect his personal experiences, are more like a brief glimpse into someone else’s story. http://johnfellowsart.com/