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Gillian Wearing, the English conceptual artist, has long been fascinated with the interplay of photography and technology.

“It affects how we present ourselves,” our sense of identity, Ms. Wearing, who lives and works in London, wrote in an email. “To me it’s about intuiting the effects of it, being aware of its presence and how it molds us as much as the other way round. We are interconnected.”

Ms. Wearing has been creating provocative and penetrating works that probe questions of identity for three decades. Her portraits — of herself and others — are well known in Europe. A new exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum aims to introduce her to a wider audience.

“We have been mounting a series of exhibitions of

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Over 170 works of fine art will be on display in the halls of Colorado Mountain College in Edwards from Friday through the first week of January.
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This weekend, the Vail Valley Art Guild is hosting two events at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. The 8th Annual Vail Valley Fine Art Show, a three-month exhibition that features the work of 39 local artists in the halls of CMC, opens this Friday evening with an Art and Jazz Reception. The following morning, photography writer and curator Rupert Jenkins will present a public lecture at the college about three of Colorado’s most influential fine art photographers and their lasting impact on American photography.

Art and Jazz Reception

The Vail Valley Fine Art Show is displaying 170 works ranging from drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, and even a piece of video installation. All works will be on display in the halls of

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Art Talk

Pete Armstrong Photography Lecture
Join April Watson, Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, for a look at the great American open road as seen through the lens of the country’s greatest photographers. Throughout the 20th century, photographers have been fascinated by the impact of car travel, the mythos of expansive spaces, and the signs and symbols of American roadside culture. Some aspects of road imagery are quirky and joyous; others can be complicated and unsettling.
Focusing on treasures from the photography collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the talk will feature key artists whose photographs reflect the rich cultural dynamic of the American roadway. This photography explores American identity and cultural imagination from the 1930s through 1970s. Artists include such greats as Dorothea Lange, Walker
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