Leon set to re-launch as non-profit arts organization in February with Eriko Tsogo’s Wrong Women: Myths From Sky
February 17 - March 31, 2018
Eriko Tsogo at Pirate, circa 2013 - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org
Leon eagerly announces the re-launch of its innovative artistic programming within the structure of a 501 (c) (3) arts organization, with an exhibition of Eriko Tsogo’s stunningly beautiful and psychologically disturbing drawings, collages, prints, and monotypes.
Eriko Tsogo is the last of the fast vanishing nomadic Mongol ethnicity. She was born and raised in the heart of the vast steppes and luminous mountains of Mongolia. She grew up in societies of parallel dysfunction between that of Mongolia and Budapest, Hungary during the Socialist regime; an oppressive period when strong cultural censorship and Communist idealism shaped her adolescent mind.
Her most prominent migratory experience came 19 years ago when she emigrated to the United States with her family from Mongolia. Her identity as a first generation Mongolian American migrant allows a life of duality where opposing values and norms of Eastern and Western spiritual and social traditions constantly clash and fuse – creating a marginal periphery of absent power origin. Her ever-revolving dual identity as a first generation Mongolian American nomadic voyeur profoundly shapes her artistic process. She is interested in expressing the embattled emotional middle space of the marginal human devoid of identity.
Scheduled events include:
- Opening Reception w/ music performance by Entrancer - Saturday, February 17th, 2018, 7pm-11pm
- Artis Talk and Book Signing - Saturday, March 10th, 2018, 2pm-4pm
- Artist Workshop/Month of Printmaking Studio Tour - Saturday, March 24th, 2018, 10am-4pm
- Closing Party w/ music by Voight and live Performance Piece - Saturday, March 31st, 2018 7pm-11pm
Eriko Tsogo is a Mongolian American visual artist and filmmaker born on the steppes of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Eriko grew up in Budapest, Hungary and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 8. She is an alumni of Denver School of the Arts, having attained her B.F.A (2012) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University. She currently lives and works between the paradigm spheres of Colorado, California and mindscape Mongolia.
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