Re-Implacements Exhibition by J. Michael Simpson Opens at Colorado State University’s Curfman Gallery

J. Michael Simpson will show his "Re-Implacements" exhibition at Colorado State University’s Curfman Gallery beginning with an opening reception from 4 – 6 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Student Art Lounge of the Lory Student Center. Following the reception the artist will discuss his work in the gallery.

"Hopefully, my re-implacements can bring to mind, if even for just a moment, the environmental and cultural importance of the sublime experience," Simpson said.

Simpson’s large-scale abstractions of the natural landscape found in the mountain and river terrain seek to reconstruct the experience that comes through nature, while connecting the human spirit with the forces inherent in natural places. Recently

Simpson has focused on a specific river, the Saluda, one branch at a time. The works are abstract constructions of marks and color that focus on the hydrologic rhythms of a small segment of a river. The works are painted as if to re-emplace the river in an artistic and spiritual context, while embodying the sense of the river as a metaphor for life.

Simpson lectures part time at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Winthrop University. He received his MFA in painting as well as an MS degree in painting and drawing at Illinois State University.

"Re-Implacements" will be on exhibit in the Curfman Gallery through March 9. The Curfman Gallery is located on the south end of the main level of the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information or to request stock photography of a piece from the exhibit, contact Stan Scott, director of the Curfman Gallery, or Zack Rowland, assistant director, at (970) 491-2810 or e-mail Information about the exhibit and the gallery, including a parking map, can be found at

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