Dave Yust—Evidence of Gravity & Other Works

June 21–October 1, 2023

Member Preview Day: Tuesday, June 20

Kirkland Museum will host an exhibition of work by longtime Colorado artist and educator Dave Yust. The show, organized by the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas, will feature the artist’s most recent work and will be supplemented when it comes to Kirkland Museum with historical pieces from Kirkland Museum’s permanent collection. A lecture by Dave Yust will accompany the exhibition.

Dave Yust was born in 1939 in Wichita, Kansas, and began his academic career studying aeronautical engineering and architecture at Wichita State University and Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Art ultimately prevailed: even before his college courses, Yust briefly studied art with the renowned Birger Sandzén in Kansas for a summer in 1951. Yust received his BFA from the University of Kansas in 1963 and moved to Colorado that same year. He then completed an MFA at the University of Oregon in 1969. He taught art at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, for 47 years beginning in 1965. Yust gained recognition and awards as an educator and his work is exhibited widely in Colorado and across the United States.

Dave Yust elliptical painting number 6 of 17
CHROMAXIOLOGIC - INCLUSION with 7 catenary curves #6/17, 2017, by Dave Yust (b. 1939, American),
acrylic on canvas on 27-piece plywood and laminated wood frame, 34 1/2 x 53 3/4 inches.
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver.