Amy Metier: Redaction

Also on display: Robert Delaney and Eugene Newman

William Havu Gallery

April 27 - June 9, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 27th 6 - 9 pm
havu.metAmy Metier - Twelve Standing, Oil On Canvas, 48" x 48"

William Havu Gallery presents Redaction, Amy Metier's seventh solo show with the William Havu Gallery. Metier's newest works include oils on canvas, mixed media collages on paper and polymer etchings with Chine-collé. Amy Metier was born in Wyoming and grew up in Colorado. She obtained a B.F.A. from Colorado State University and an M.F.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She currently lives in Boulder and maintains a studio in Denver.

Metier has been awarded two MICA artist residencies in Brittany, France, one at the Vermont Studio Center and in 2016 completed a one month artist's residency at the American Academy in Rome. Metier's work is in private and public collections throughout the United States, to include the Denver Art Museum and the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art.

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204
303.893.2360
http://williamhavugallery.com

 

Patty Ortiz: Work Won't Kill You: I Am Here

BMoCA Present Box

April 24 - May 6, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 24 from 5:30-8:00pm
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WWKY: I Am Here addresses the painful quandary of involuntary childhood immigrants who thought they had qualified for a path to citizenship through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals only to have that opportunity threatened. Just as pulling a flowering plant out of the ground threatens the life of the plant and leaves a gaping hole in the earth, DACA recipients face a fearsome prospect, not only for themselves and their families but for their communities as well.

At this opening reception, Executive Director David Dadone and artist Patty Ortiz will introduce the exhibition and related programming. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit http://bmoca.org for more information.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.443.2122
http://bmoca.org

 

Betsy Rudolph and Eli West

Next Gallery

April 27 - May 13, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 27th from 6-10pm
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Mixed Media Fiber Artist Eli West’s new exhibition entitled Fowl, explores imagery relating to birds through the lens of Contemporary Craft - primarily using the techniques of needle and wet felt. This new body of work takes a unique and playful approach to all types of Fowl, ranging from Roosters to Ostriches to some entirely made up beaked species.

Eli West’s work can be found at www.eli-west.com or on instagram @eli.gible


NEXT Gallery
6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80214
303.433.4933
Fri: 5-10pm; Sat/Sun 12-5pm
http://nextartgallerydenver.com

 

New Artwork by Alane Holsteen

Zip 37 Gallery

April 27 - May 13, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 27, 6-9pm
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Alane Holsteen - Cacophony 20”x32” - Ink, beeswax, resin, pastel, charcoal, and wax pastel on paper mounted on panel

Zip 37
3644 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
303.720.6339
Fri: 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 6:00 PM
http://zip37.com

 

ON EDGE: 2018 Juried show

EDGE Gallery

April 27 - May 13, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday April 27, 5-10pm
  • Meet the Juror Event: Saturday May 12, 5-10pm; Announcement of Juror's Choice Award
  • An Annual juried exhibition of contemporary work by Colorado artists pushing the boundaries of material and concept
  • Juried by Gwen Chanzit, renowned curator of Women of Abstraction Expressionism and Figure to Field, Mark Rothko at the Denver Art Museum; Director of Museum Studies, University of Denver
OnEdge 2018
Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 1-9pm, Sat:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting

Denver Botanic Gardens

April 28 - September 23, 2018

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Pixelated explores the relationships between the natural world and the artificial world of digital media. Mike Whiting says “Gardens are in their own way virtual spaces—carefully created environments. The contrast of the sculptures’ geometric and manmade materials can seem at odds with the gardens, but they are connected in the dialogue about the re-presentation of nature.”

Whiting’s sculptures also represent the intersection of two distinct visual styles: 8-bit pixel graphics—which have enjoyed a recent resurgence in games like "Minecraft"—and minimalist sculpture. Technological limitations in early video games like "Pac-Man" and "Space Invaders" reduced the graphics to simplified shapes, while the minimalist art movement created artworks that purposely lacked detail. Pixelated investigates the opposite intents of these two artistic approaches that result in a strikingly similar visual outcome.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206
720.865.3500
http://botanicgardens.org

 

Mia Mulvey: Ancients

Matt Christie: Subtle Body

Goodwin Fine Art

April 20 - June 2, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 20 from 6 - 8 pm
goodwinMatt Christie, Winter Stone, 2017, oil on panel, 48 x 60

Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
303.573.1255
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5
http://www.goodwinfineart.com

 

Tya Alisa Anthony and Wendel White: Segregated Influences

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

April 20 – June 2, 2018

WendelWhiteWendel White, Court Street School, Freehold, New Jersey, 2007/2010, Pigment Inkjet on Paper

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) is pleased to present Segregated Influences, an exhibition that explores the complex history of race in America through the photographs of Wendel White, Distinguished Professor of Art at Stockton University, and Tya Alisa Anthony, a Denver-based visual artist. The public is invited to hear both artists speak about their work at a free opening reception on Friday, April 20 from 6-9pm.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303.837.1341
http://www.cpacphoto.org

 

Beyond Words by Pamela Gilmore Hake and Kristy Smith

Sync Gallery

April 19 - May 12, 2018

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: April 20 from 6-9pm
  • Art of Brunch: Sunday April 29 from 11am-3pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: May 4 from 6-9pm
Pamela Gilmore Hake In the Woods
Pamela Gilmore Hake, In the Woods, oil on canvas, 40” x 30”

Beyond Words offers a visual language through painting. The heart of the artists and the tools of art tell the story so no words are needed. The artists see beyond the usual and beyond words.

Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm

http://syncgallery.org

 

Read more: Sync: Beyond Words by Pamela Gilmore Hake and Kristy Smith

47th Annual Jeffco Schools Foundation High School Art Exhibition (Main Gallery)

Christopher Owen Nelson: Shapeshift - Jeffco Alumni Exhibition (Upper Gallery)

Roy Anneberg: Juxtapimages - Jeffco Teacher Solo Exhibition (Theater Gallery)

Arvada Center

April 13 – May 13, 2018

  • Jeffco Schools Opening reception: Monday, May 7, 6 – 9 p.m.
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For 47 years the Jeffco Schools Foundation High School Art Exhibition has encouraged and supported tomorrow’s artists from the Jefferson County school district, many of whom go on to thrive as professional artists and art teachers themselves. For over four decades, the Jeffco Public Schools and the Arvada Center have partnered in presenting this popular and inspiring student art exhibition that features more than 400 works from 23 Jeffco high schools. The always-impressive collection of student art, exhibited in the Arvada Center’s 6,000 square foot Main Gallery, includes works in traditional disciplines as well as pieces created using new technologies. There is no other high school exhibition like it in the region with the same caliber, diversity, and quality of art.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
720.898.7255
http://arvadacenter.org

 

Read more: Arvada Center: 2018 Jeffco Schools Exhibition

The MIX Annual Show

Niza Knoll Gallery

April 20 – June 2, 2018

  • Opening Reception on April 20 from 5-8 pm
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Paula Romero Schmitt

The MIX Artist Co-op within Niza Knoll Gallery at 915 Santa Fe Drive, is a treasure of artworks ranging from charming sculptural works to delightful encaustics and prints to colorful abstract paintings. Each year the MIX hosts a popular exhibit in the full gallery space showcasing work by the eight talented member Artists – Rachel Bayse, Nancy Enyart, Victoria Eubanks, Mark Friday, Jennifer Ghormley, Pat Lickly, Aliki McCain, and Paula Romero Schmitt.  

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.953.1789
http://www.nizaknollgallery.com

Read more: Niza Knoll: MIX 2018

"Between the Lines" by Lori Dresner

"Feeling Blue" by Ketty Devieux

"Silicon Shrine" by Susan Hazaleus

Core New Art Space

April 19 - May 6, 2018

  • First Friday reception: May 4th from 6 – 10pm
  • Works by Neftali Liebre and Daniel Ferry will be featured in the Annex gallery
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CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.297.8428
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm
http://www.corenewartspace.com

 

Wax Paper: Mixed Media and Encaustic Art

by Judith Bergquist and Gigia Kolouch

Art Gym Denver's Common Space Gallery

April 19 – May 11, 2018

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Art Gym Denver is excited to announce Wax Paper – Mixed Media and Encaustic Art by member-artists Judith Bergquist and Gigia Kolouch. Their works, which both embrace nature through distinctly different techniques, will be featured in the Common Space Gallery.

A Colorado native with a background in technical theatre and landscape architecture, Bergquist shows the intricacy of how paper can be manipulated by bringing color, texture, and value upon each other to create images known to the human eye. Forms of animals and abstracted landscapes emerge through the layers of paper in her mixed media paintings.

Kolouch’s masterful understanding of plants and her experience teaching others to grow and cook food feeds her desire to share “the mystery and beauty of the natural world” through her art. “I take images from the past and transform them using the skills and materials available to me in the present,” Kolouch says. “I enjoy the puzzle of making a piece work within these limitations.”

Also opening April 19 in the Art Gym Gallery will be Tony Ortega – Time for Self-Reflection. Both exhibits are free and available to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through May 11, 2018.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220
http://artgymdenver.com

 

Udo Nöger

Tansey Contemporary

April 20 - June 3, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 20, 5 - 8pm with the artist in attendence
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Udo Nöger - GLEICHLOS 3 - Mixed media, canvas - 25" x 28"

Tansey Contemporary Denver is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by internationally renowned German artist Udo Nöger.

Nöger is well known for his monochromatic, translucent works that give the impression of emitting light. Light, its manifestations and its expression, is the single ongoing focus of the artist’s work, leading to a unique way of painting that captures, analyzes, reworks and reflects - each piece an attempt to make the intangible, tangible. “I use light itself to paint light” the artist states.

To achieve this effect, Nöger layers multiple pieces of canvas or fabric onto one frame either painting or cutting shapes into each different layer beforehand. The layers absorb the light of their surroundings and appear to reflect it back at the viewer. Deceptively simple organic shapes, rarely featured on the surface of the works, unlike traditional painting, introduce a deeper sense of space from which the light radiates out. The shapes also highlight contrasts between light and shade while creating a sense of fluidity and movement. As a result the minimalist gray and white color palette can often take on shades of purples, blues, peaches and greens depending on the time of day and surrounding light.

Born in Germany, Udo Nöger has lived and traveled all over the world. He has exhibited extensively across the world and his works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Haus Der Kunst, Munich, among others. This will be his first solo exhibition with Tansey Contemporary.

Tansey Contemporary
1743 Wazee Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80202
720.596.4243
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm

 

Tony Ortega: Time for Self-Reflection

Art Gym Denver

April 19 - May 11, 2018

  • Opening reception: Thursday, April 19, 5 to 8 p.m.
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"Tony Ortega: Time for Self-Reflection" showcases the scope and variety of media the artist has used throughout his career. Tony's art emphasizes the culture, history and experiences of Chicanos/Latinos to promote understanding and culture diversity. He has created numerous public art and community mural projects along the Front Range and has been honored with Excellence in the Arts awards by the governor (1999) and the mayor (1998).

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220
http://artgymdenver.com

 

Sharon Healy: a.Wake

Bitfactory Gallery

April 20 ‐ May 10, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 20th from 6 - 10pm
Tengu of Happo One oil and acrylic on board 2018
Tengu of Happo One - 2018

Bitfactory Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibit, a.Wake, by symbolist Sharon Healy. Healy believes that myths and archetypes convey universal messages about what it means to be human. She sees symbols and icons as ubiquitous tools to transcend the limitations of words. Jazmin Montano of Jazmin Arts once said that: “Healy’s work will transport you into the hallucinogenic dream world of your archetypal subconscious [sic].” Using the power of cultural iconography and the materials of her craft, Healy weaves in the power of mythology to encapsulate the human experience in art. Healy received her BFA from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2007 and actively participates in the Denver art scene. Her work is regularly on display at galleries in the Santa Fe Art District and the RiNo Art District, and also seen nationally, recently in the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art’s Surreal Salon Six Show. She has contributed various pieces of art to local charities like Progressive Veterans, Dream Project, Yoga Rocks the Park, and many more. Her work has been in multiple publications including Vain Magazine, Contango Magazine, 303 Magazine, and featured on the cover of the book, God Heavy.

Bitfactory Gallery and Studios
851 Sante Fe Blvd.
Denver, CO.
http://bitfactory.net
https://www.facebook.com/bitfactorygallery

 

Impressions, Markings & More

Space Gallery

April 13 - 28, 2018

  • Saturday April 14th from 1-2:30pm: Impressions Salon

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Jean-Pierre Morin - aluminum sculpture

In collaboration with Collectors for Connoisseurship, SPACE Gallery presents the group exhibition Impressions, Markings & More. Celebrating the Degas blockbuster show at the Denver Art Museum, the focus of the exhibition will be on impressions and markings. Curated by Shannon Robinson, the group show will include several SPACE artists who focus on the abstraction, as well as others selected by Robinson.

The opening on the 12th will be a private event put on by Collectors for Connoisseurship. For information regarding tickets to the event please visit their website for details about C4C Arts Weekend and Collectors for Connoisseurship (windowstothedivine.org).

On April 14th (1-2:30pm) there will be an ‘Impressions Salon’ event held at the gallery. It will consist of a brief presentation by Robinson entitled Impressions: Degas to McCaw with discussions from several of the artists on display, members of the public are welcome to attend.

Collectors for Connoisseurship is a nonprofit organization whose proceeds support living artist as well as the Mission of the Dominicans in Denver who serve those in need.

Exhibition artists include: Kathy Anderson, Stephanie Birdsall, Daniel Bilmes, Scott Burdick, Haze Diedrich, Miguel Edwards, Michael Gadlin, Ulrich Gleiter, Albert Handell, Ron Hicks, Liu Huihan, Michael Klein, Calvin Liang, Terrie Lombardi, David W Mayer, Dan McCaw, Danny McCaw, John McCaw, Jean-Pierre Moran, CW Mundy, Desmond O’Hagan, Vanessa Rothe, Don Sahli, Karen Scharer, Jill Soukup, Adrienne Stein, Nancy Switzer, Clive Tyler, Karen Vance, Jeff Wenzel, John Wood, Vincent Xeus, & Ron Zito.

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.904.1088
http://www.spacegallery.org

 

Michelle Blade, Liz Nielsen & Dylan Gebbia Richards

April 6 – May 12, 2018

David B. Smith Gallery

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 6 from 6 - 8 pm
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Michelle Blade - Evening Routine - 2018 - Acrylic ink on paper - 14.5 x 18in. (36.83 x 45.72 cm)

About Michelle Blade

Michelle Blade is a visual artist working in painting, sculpture, and installation. Driven by the inescapable qualities of the natural world, Blade’s work investigates curiosity and one’s search for meaning and place in the universe. Blade holds a BA from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, and an MFA from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Blade has exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at the Center for Contemporary Arts (Santa Fe), Carter and Citizen (Los Angeles), Jack Hanley (San Francisco), and Western Exhibitions (Chicago). Her work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, Gather Journal, GQ, Juxtapoz, The California Sunday Magazine, and the Blue Magazine, among others. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR.

About Liz Nielsen

Liz Nielsen is a Brooklyn based photographic artist whose works have been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Paris, London, Budapest, Amsterdam and Berlin. Her photographs are printed in the analog color darkroom with handmade negatives and found light sources. Nielsen earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004, her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002, and her BA in Philosophy and Spanish from Seattle University in 1997. Nielsen's works have been reviewed in The New Yorker, The London Financial Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and ArtSlant.

About Dylan Gebbia-Richards

Born in 1992 in Greenwich, Connecticut, Gebbia-Richards lives and works in Boulder, CO. He received his BFA in painting and his BA in Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Gebbia-Richards has exhibited widely in the Denver/Boulder area having been included in exhibitions at the Denver International Airport and McNichols Civic Center. Solo exhibitions include the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the University of Northern Colorado Art Museum, with upcoming exhibitions at Redline in Denver, Colorado, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202
303.893.4234
http://davidbsmithgallery.com

 

Suchitra Mattai: Sweet Asylum

K Contemporary

April 7 - 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 pm
  • Panel Discussion: Saturday, April 21 from 2-4 pm
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Suchitra Mattai - "Inner light", graphite, appliques, and patterned duct tape on wood panel, 18 x 18 in

K Contemporary
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
303.590.9800
http://kcontemporaryart.com

 

Read more: K Contemporary: Suchitra Mattai: Sweet Asylum

Doug Spencer: Cave Lovers

DATELINE

April 6 - 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, April 6 at 6pm
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Cave Lovers is an ode to the romance, passion and inexperience of love at first sight. What would this look like through the eyes of someone who has never known it? These idealized, unattainable feelings can hit like magic when they finally touch you. What would you be compelled to create upon feeling these sensations for the first time?

Cave Lovers came about by the artist’s playful arrangements with organic shapes much like how the first cave painters of the Paleolithic began to commemorate life events on a cave wall. A series of experiments comprised of eyes, heads, and figures rendered in organic and geometric shapes interact in works that verge on the abstract as Spencer adds moments of humor, the grotesque, fantasy and always, sincerity.

For Spencer the most interesting part of experimentation is how abstract and representational shapes interact and intertwine with each other and how that relationship can be expressed in a beautiful way. It is as if one line communicates with another and another and another. Soon it is a conversation. An idea reminiscent of storytelling around a fire in the days before the invention of language.

Layering is present in the work;it is something that both obscures and paradoxically reveals what is underneath. At times, this is only because Spencer makes us reconcile visual and textual information. Perhaps this is below the surface of seeing through relationships as they relate to the open-ended nature of his investigations. Spencer’s paintings aren’t titled (simply numbered), and for all his attention to detail and painterly refinement, they seem to arrive as much through a controlled experiment as through pure intuition.

When describing the artistic process, Spencer compares his studio practice to the experience of first love: “I have the same reverence for materials. As I pulverize mica and sandstone, apply smoke and start blending colors and textures, it really becomes a practice in finding balance. Since I design in reverse, a finished piece is only fully revealed to me when I turn it over and then I can see the layers I have carefully constructed. I can finally see what has worked and what I would like to, but ultimately cannot, change”. The manifestation of creating aesthetic beauty out of mere rocks and pigment would have seemed impossible to the cave painters of Lascaux.

It is in this way that Spencers works are infused with magic and given an almost primitive,mystical quality, inviting the viewer on an archaeological dig through the intimacy of his process. Exploring his work reveals what is otherwise elusive but can somehow be made visible yet remains unseen; attempting to create universal way to share his romantic vision with others.

Cave Lovers is about trying until you get it right, in both art and love. Doug Spencer (b. 1980) is a self-taught, interdisciplinary artist living and working in Denver, Colorado. He has previously shown at Leon gallery “The Shadow Knows” in 2016. This is his first solo exhibition in Denver.

DATELINE
3004 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
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instagram: @ddaatteelliinnee
https://www.facebook.com/ddaatteelliinnee

 

Crystal Morey & Nine Francois: A Vulnerable Paradigm of Wonder

April 6 - May 5, 2018

Visions West Contemporary

  • Opening reception: Friday, April 6th from 6-8pm
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Crystal Morey, Entangled Wonder - Reclining Mule Deer with New Mollusk Growth, 2017, hand built porcelain, 12.5 x 13 x 7

Sculptor Crystal Morey and photographer Nine Francois will be exhibiting new work April 6th - May 5th at Visions West Contemporary, Denver. Titled A Vulnerable Paradigm of Wonder, the exhibition will highlight Morey's delicate and exacting sculptures alongside Francois's graphic, soulful and modern portraits of animals.

Crystal Morey: "I hope that the viewer comes away from my work thinking and asking questions about our role as humans on the earth and our relationship to other living beings. I hope to raise awareness of these urgent issues while also showing our humanity, ingenuity, and ability to be flexible and innovate as species."

Nine Francois: "I use photography to express personal versions of my own selective truths. My images start off in the objective, as all photographic records do, but frequently don't stay there. They are transformed through various techniques and processes to make them mine -- to take them out of the realm of fact and reportage and place them into the service of exploring and responding to my world."

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205
303.292.0909
http://www.visionswestcontemporary.com

 

delecTABLE: The Fine Art of Dining

Fourth Biennial National Juried Exhibit of Functional Ceramics

Art Students League of Denver

April 6 – May 18, 2018

  • Juror: Marty Fielding 
  • Preview & Purchase Party: Friday, April 6 from 6-9pm (ticketed event)
  • Public Artist Reception: Friday, April 27 from 5:30-8pm
Ceramics by juror Marty Fielding: visit http://www.martyfielding.com for more information about the juror

The fourth installment of our biennial national juried exhibition of ceramic works from artists across the United States, chosen to represent the best in contemporary tabletop clay.

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
303.778.6990
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
http://asld.org

 

New Work from Bill Ballas and Gary Manuel

Alicia Bailey in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

April 5 - 29, 2018

  • First Friday: April 6, 6-9 pm
  • Reception: Friday, April 13, 6-9 pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, April 29, 1-4 pm
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Alicia Bailey - "Tell-Me-Now" - http://www.aliciabailey.com

Bill Ballas: Works on paper, canvas and board

Gary Manuel: Bears Repeating
In his sculpture show “Bears Repeating”, Gary Manuel follows a theme of repeating forms with a twist. The wood is separated in a way to create a negative space within the piece, suggesting movement, almost nature like. Gary uses wood frequently because of his experience with cabinet work and sometimes metal for contrasting textures and enhancement.

Alicia Bailey: This Time is...
An exhibition of artists book works celebrating moments both mundane and profound

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.889.2200
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM
http://www.sparkgallery.com

 

Inside Us

Featuring Guest Artists Marie Conigliaro and Eileen Roscina Richardson

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

April 5 - June 8, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5th from 4 to 7:30 pm


Marie Conigliaro Mushoom Man
Marie Conigliaro - Mushoom Man

Inside Us showcases arts-based approaches to community wellness. The organization-wide focus on the human body and new approaches to healthy lifestyles caps a three month concentrated art and research cycle at DAVA. Young artists take on the intersections of nutrition and anatomy, along with mind and body health. Guest artists Marie Conigliaro and Eileen Roscina Richardson will exhibit related work alongside DAVA youth artists.

Middle and high school students in DAVA’s Job Training Program identified and researched areas that could directly impact their physical and emotional health. One class is connecting brain functions and dance, working with ballerina Debora Abera. Other groups look at mind/body connections through posters, paintings, and digital imagery.

Younger students in the DAVA Open Studio present their study of anatomy and nutrition in a multi-layered installation. Students were introduced to human systems and the foods that nourish each system. Older students shared a need for drinking water, exercising, and eating organic foods. Printmaking processes coincide with Mo’ Print, a city-wide exhibition of print media.

A selection of related ceramic sculptures by New Legacy Charter High School students, led by DAVA teacher Cal Duran, adds to the exhibit. Legacy students are investigating functions of the human body in tandem with DAVA on-site programs.

Guest artists Marie Conigliaro and Eileen Roscina Richardson complete the exhibit. Marie’s precise collages, made of vintage anatomy illustrations, allow us to discover internal bones and organs in a poetic way. DAVA teacher Eileen Richardson will present a wall installation of printmaking on fabric about the importance of eating a colorful diet for proper nutrition.

This exhibition is made possible through generous support from the Colorado Health Foundation.

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
1405 Florence St
Aurora CO 80010
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm or by appointment

303.367.5886
http://davarts.org

 

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