“Human Imprint: Exploring the History, Artifacts and Role of Women at Historic Mining Sites in Colorado” with Sarah Gjertson

As a culmination of her exhibition, the artist will share the research and creative process behind the “Human Imprint” project, the works for which will be on view at the Art Depot (1001 13th St.) for the month of August. In addition to photographs and sculptural works, the printmaking series has utilized images of women and artifacts sourced from specific historic sites and archive collections. Gjertson will reveal the information she uncovered about the women whose images appear, and discuss the varying processes used in creation of the works in the exhibition. She hopes the project may also serve as a vehicle to start conversations around preservation, conservation, local history, and the relative invisibility of women at a pivotal time in the American West.