Colorado Creative Industries’ program of art exhibitions at the Colorado State Capitol brings rotating art exhibitions to the State Capitol to celebrate Colorado’s creative economy and share it with Coloradans and visitors. Exhibitions tie in with events happening throughout the arts community and showcase artists and cultural organizations from throughout the state.

 

 

Inside Outside Colorado: Photographs by Chuck Forsman and William Sutton
March 2017 – June 2017

This exhibition at the Colorado State Capitol Complex includes photographs taken in public lands throughout Colorado and the greater Western landscape by William Sutton and Chuck Forsman. Both Sutton and Forsman convey the allure of the wilderness and capture scenes unique to the western United States.  The photographs highlight not only the beauty but the importance of these landscapes. Selected works will be on display at the Colorado State Capitol complex, including the Lieutenant Governor's Office, basement rotunda, Legislative Council staff offices, and the Joint Budget Committee room and hearing rooms in the Legislative Services building across from the Capitol.

William Sutton has lived in the American West for 42 years, and continues to reside west of Boulder, Colorado. Sutton received his BFA and MFA from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is a professor at Regis College in Denver and has taken photographs of the landscape of the area for over three decades. In his work, Sutton hopes to capture the need for preservation of public lands, as well as understanding the limits we place on these sites as we enter them and use their resources.

As a prominent landscape photographer, Chuck Forsman has connected his art with his growing environmental and land-use concerns. Forsman graduated from the University of California at Davis with a BA and MFA. Until 2008 he taught Painting at the University of Colorado in Boulder and still lives in Colorado today. His photography showcases the ordinary or everyday places in the American West rather than recognizable attractions.