“H2O,” an art exhibition organized by Professor of Art Jo-Anna Isaak and the students of her Contemporary Art course, is currently on display at the University of Denver, Colo. The exhibition features the work of Mark Jones, associate professor of art, as well as 24 other artists. The Oct. 24. Denver Post published a review of the exhibit, titled “'H2O' wet, wonderful show at DU gallery.” Isaak's other exhibit, “Looking Forward, Looking Black,” was shown at the university in the fall of 2001.
“Isaak does a skillful job of combining traditional media, such as lithographs and drawings, with video and computer art and works that incorporate such unusual materials as the live lettuce plants and goldfish bowls in Samm Kunce's installation, 'Hydro Culture' (2002),” wrote the reviewer. “At the same time, Isaak takes care to provide as much stimulation for the mind as for the eye. Metaphorical cross-currents flow through this show, and a sizable percentage of the works touch on socio-political themes, particularly womanhood and feminism.”