Susan Goldstein

UNDERCURRENTS: Fault Lines

EDGE Gallery

March 22 - April 7, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 22, 6-10pm
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Goldstein is a former member of EDGE. The gallery is happy to be hosting UNDERCURRENTS: Fault Lines, her Month of Photography solo exhibition.


Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

Tenzing Rigdol

Emmanuel Art Gallery

March 21 - June 7, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday March 21 from 6 - 9 p.m.
emm 1The first U.S. solo exhibition of work by contemporary Tibetan artist and activist Tenzing Rigdol is coming to the University of Colorado Denver. My World Is in Your Blind Spot, the title of the exhibition and its signature work, opens March 21 at The Emmanuel Art Gallery, presented by the University of Colorado Denver's College of Arts and Media.

“The work is a masterpiece,” says curator Sarah Magnatta. “It encompasses Rigdol’s ability to use religious imagery in a visually provocative manner, all while incorporating personal and political components that bring light to difficult and controversial topics.”

Rigdol, whose parents fled Tibet in the 1960s, studied at the University of Colorado and graduated from the College of Arts & Media in 2005 with a BFA in painting and drawing and a BA in art history. Although his work is shown around the world, including currently at the MET, his time living in Colorado has influenced his art through his academic studies and relationship with the environment.

“We are honored to have on view work that invokes international awareness and empathy,” says Jeff Lambson, Emmanuel Art Gallery director. “Rigdol’s art, while visually stunning, exposes the viewer to his culture of political activism and social conciseness, often in the 'Blindspot' of the rest of the world. It is timely for our students, Colorado and community,” he notes.

Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Higher Education Center
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204
303.556.8337
Tue-Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
http://www.emmanuelgallery.org

 

Charles Livingston: Catalyst 1,522,150

Naropa University's The Cube Gallery

March 19 - April 19, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday March 22 from 6-8 pm (with performances by Charles Livingston)
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Catalyst 1,522,150 is performance/installation whereby Charles hand cut over 1,500,000 slices of bicycle inner tubes. Viewers are encouraged at any time to sit and take sliced pieces of the tube, count how many they are removing, record the number, sign and date the ledger. Charles counts every slice and keeps a separate ledger. The number of slices changes with each performance as viewers take pieces away and he adds. During the performance he attains a meditative state through breathing techniques aided by a mix of techno-ambient and hertz specific ambient chakra music.

Catalyst can be viewed as a catalyst for change and evolution through a process. A transformation from one state to a different state of being. From a micro to macro scale through accretion and accumulation similar to how nature constructs. It is a metaphor for the interconnection between all things. A shared experience that allows for an awakening to our place and potential in the world. In turn making the world a better place.

Living with manufactured plastics and synthetics is part of our everyday environment. Plastics and synthetics have been co-opted into the landscape, an undesired evolution of our nature. Using rubber, a petroleum product, addresses this chemically induced nature and environmental problem. This landscape is also represented in the synthesized sounds used to enhance a meditative state during the performance.

The Cube Gallery
Naropa University Nalanda Campus
6287 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Aletheia: A Group Exhibition

Mirus Gallery

March 22 – April 20, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, March 22nd from 7-10 pm,
  • Participating Artists: Cristian Blanxer (Spain), Daniel Munoz (Spain), Drew Merritt (USA), Drew Young (Canada), Helen Bur (United Kingdom), Jose Luis Ceña Ruiz (Spain), Norberto Gonzalez (Spain), Paulo Sierra (Peru), and Thomas Cian (Italy)
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Mirus Gallery has invited several artists to participate in “Aletheia” a group exhibition titled after “a Greek word variously translated as "unclosedness", "unconcealedness", "disclosure" or "truth". The literal meaning of the word ἀ–λήθεια is "the state of not being hidden; the state of being evident." It also means factuality or reality.” When confronted with the roster of exhibiting artists you can relate the level of realism in each of their work. Yet you will have to dig deeper when viewing and establish an understanding of this new unconcealedness.

“Aletheia” opens the conversation about truth through the idea of representation and realism. In our new age of abstract art and postmodern conceptualism artists that work with realist work has taken a backseat to these emerging art forms. With this exhibition we take a deeper look into emerging realist painters in a postmodern landscape of theory and critical discussion. We challenge you to take a deeper look into these realist painters, look for a deeper truth or “Aletheia” in each artists work.

Mirus Gallery
1144 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203
303.910.4005
http://www.mirusgallery.com

 

In The Fold

Featuring Susan Blake, Basil Kincaid and Renluka Maharaj

Rule Gallery

March 22 - May 4, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday March 22 from 6-9pm
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Renluka Maharaj, Coolie Girl with Eyes of Wonder, 2016, archival pigmented ink print, 40 x 60 inches

RULE Gallery is pleased to present In The Fold, a group exhibition in conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography 2019 featuring Susan Blake, Basil Kincaid and Renluka Maharaj. The show will be presented at RULE Gallery.

In The Fold showcases three artists whose photographic work lies at the intersection of culture and identity, where fabric as subject holds memory at the forefront of their individual practice. Fabric can be seen as an impression of a figure or a stand-in for the remembrance of a loved one. It acts as a vehicle for a history, woven into each thread or sewn into an ancestral quilt. Susan Blake evokes her art historical background, referencing Baroque decadence through the use of drapery as fluid interplay between nature and artifice, transforming each scene into a contemporary landscape. The seductively arranged textiles draw the viewer into the natural world suggesting a deceptive human presence in a seemingly idealistic setting amidst preserved lands. Basil Kincaid examines the relationship of personal and cultural identity through the use of contextualized materials, stitching the disparate stories together into a unified quilt. These multilayered textile blocks are derived from the community, comprising of donated scraps or printed fabric made from his photographs of discarded elements in his environment. Additionally, these quilts cloak individuality in Kincaid’s more traditional photographic pieces, bringing emphasis to historical investigation of our shared experiences to a global level. Renluka Maharaj’s work presents elements of performance and installation through photography. Maharaj uses portraiture to explore the rich history and religion of her ancestors, focusing on the impact of colonialism and the contemporary placement of gender and sexuality of cross-cultural identity.

Rule Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.800.6776
http://www.rulegallery.com

 

David Maisel: Atlas

Kevin O'connell: Petrichor

James Benning: Small Roads

Robischon Gallery

March 21 - May 4, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 21, 2019 6 - 8pm
  • In The Viewing Room: Claire Sherman: Paintings and Prints
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David Maisel - Desolation Desert: Tailings Pond 3, Minera Centinela Copper Mine, Antofagasta Region, Atacama Desert, Chile
archival pigment print 48 x 48"

In conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography, Robischon Gallery is pleased to present three concurrent solo exhibitions featuring David Maisel (CA), Kevin O’Connell (CO) and James Benning (CA). The artists’ attention toward both earth and sky, capture divergent aspects of their subjects - from Maisel’s bold, vertiginous, aerial overviews of industrially-altered landscapes, to O’Connell’s vast open fields, awaiting life-sustaining rain and the clouds that deliver it, to Benning’s seasonally changing views of backroads, smaller interstates and lonely highways through a lens of an unrelenting traveler of the contemporary open road.

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7788
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm
http://www.robischongallery.com

 

Edible

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)

March 21 - June 7, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday, March 21st, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm with hip hop dance performances by DAVA youth
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Edible is an exhibition packed full of nutrition for the mind and body. DAVA Youth present arts-based approaches to healthy lifestyles, including photography, drawing, digital media, dance and indoor farming. Guest artist Travis Vermilye will exhibit drawings alongside DAVA youth artists.

Middle and high school students in DAVA’s Job Training in the Arts and Technology Program learned about nutrition and urban agriculture with Annie Toro Lopez and Don Lopez, founders of Seed to Savor Farm, Living Food for the Future. Students also visited the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center for inspiration. One group is growing food in their classroom. Another is creating intriguing digital images based on organic and inorganic food sources. These images bring both playful and critical approaches to how teens think about making healthy choices. We are also partnering with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance to bring hip hop dance classes to DAVA, culminating in a performance during the opening reception. Younger students in the DAVA Open Studio present their study of nutrition through film photography. Students were introduced to nutrition facts, vitamins and minerals that nourish our body. They also experienced cooking and eating new foods and a special yoga session with Tyrone Beverly from I’m Unique. Students learned to use film cameras for portraits and food photography in conjunction with the Month of Photography, a city-wide focus of photographic media.

Guest artist Travis Vermilye’s graphite drawings about physical inactivity add to the exhibition. He explores sedentary lifestyles at the cellular level, representing health and ecological concerns in a new way. Vermilye is trained in medical and biological illustration and teaches scientific media and digital design at the University of Colorado Denver.

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

 

Pam Fortner: Enigma

Sync Gallery

March 14 - April 13, 2019

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: March 15th from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: April 5th from 6-9pm
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Pam Fortner - Hyphae I: Steel, paper, waxed linen thread, ink: 64” x 14” x 14"”:
http://pamfortner.com

Much of Pam Fortner’s work is an enigma - perplexing and fanciful; yet vaguely familiar. It evokes forms that surround us, forms seen every day, but at such a minuscule scale that they often exist unnoticed.

Pam is inspired by the minutiae of nature and draws from the anatomy and structure of living things for her artwork. Her creative process is enigmatic. At the point of conception, her ideas are whimsical and mysterious - seemingly impossible to bring into physical form. She approaches each idea as if it were a puzzle to be worked out. With her unconventional combination of welding and bookbinding skills, Pam solves the conundrum. The use of steel provides a sturdy architecture on which she binds paper allowing her to magnify the scale of her pieces from the minute to the fantastic.

With this exhibit, Pam brings her love of the insignificant world to the forefront, where it takes on a curious appeal.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

Horizon’s Harmonies: New work by Charles Parson

Mai Wyn Fine Art

March 15 - April 13, 2019

  • 3rd Friday Opening Reception: Friday, March 15th, 6-8pm
  • Also open for: Art of Brunch, March 31st, 11am-3pm
  • 1st Friday Gallery Walk, April 5th, 5-10pm
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Mai Wyn Fine Art presents Horizon’s Harmonies, a solo exhibition by renowned artist Charles Parson. The intimate gallery setting will feature a selection of new dimensional drawings and sculpture by the prolific Denver artist. Meet Charles Parson at the Opening Reception, Friday, March 15th from 6-8pm which coincides with 3rd Friday Collectors’ Preview in the Art District on Santa Fe. Horizon’s Harmonies continues through April 13th, 2019.

For the last forty years Charles Parson’s work has kept focus on the horizon. Known for his monumental sculpture and outdoor installations comprised of heavy steel i-beams, thick glass, hardware and wire, Parson takes a step aside to focus on more intimate works inspired by his daily drawing practice and love of the American West. Still utilizing strong horizontal lines, minimal color and industrial hardware, Parson’s new “dimensional drawings” incorporate finely drafted mountain vistas and cloud laden horizons adding a sense of time and place to the work. An accompaniment of new, garden-size sculptures are also included in the exhibition.

Charles Parson has over 80 solo exhibitions under his belt along with extensive participation in group shows, large-scale installations, and monumental public sculptures throughout the United States. He’s written two books and has been reviewed and featured in numerous local, regional and national newspapers, magazines, books, radio and television. After retiring from full-time teaching last year, Parson hasn’t lost a step maintaining a Resource Artist position and studio at Redline in Denver. Most recently Charles shared the spotlight with his two artist sons Collin Parson and Devon Parson in a two-pronged exhibition entitled Three Views on view now through the end of March at Lakewood Cultural Center in Lakewood, CO and Durango Art Center in Durango, CO.

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
303.893.4182
http://maiwyn.com

 

Jordan Lyn: A Warning To Lovers

Next Gallery

March 15 - 31, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 15th from 6-10pm
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Next Gallery is pleased to present Jordan Lyn’s, A Warning To Lovers. A show that revolves around the idea of self reflection during relationships, the emotions felt during and after a romantic interest ends.

"My work for this show revolves around the idea of self reflection during relationships, the emotions felt during and after a romantic interest ends.This theme will show what it feels like to be at an age where you begin to experience what a real, adult relationship is like, an understanding that in order to make someone a permanent fixture you must be willing to engage in a give and take between the two of you.As the audience works its way through the show, my hope is for them to lose themselves in their own stories of love, loss, pain, and pleasure. I am not just using my usual craft of embroidery, but diving back into the realm of painting. This exhibition will also contain an interactive piece for the audience to write and draw their own emotions relating to the theme."

About the Artist: A graduate from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2015. Since then she has been an active member the in the Denver art community, and a member of Next Gallery co-op. Her work is introspective, focusing on ideas of love, loss, and pain. She illustrates all of these images by using embroidery on canvas. Next Gallery is a co-op gallery owned and operated by 25 working artists. Our mission is to support and encourage each other, to promote art appreciation and education throughout our community, to commit to artistic growth and always strive for excellence.

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

 

Appendages and Talismans: a solo exhibition by Meg Lipke

Lane Meyer Projects

March 16 - April 10, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, March 16 from 6pm - 11pm
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In her first solo show with Lane Meyer Projects, New York based artist Meg Lipke presents interactive low relief paintings and works on paper.

In Appendages and Talismans , visitors have the option of fastening small appendage-like sculptures onto the individual works. The viewer is encouraged to interact with the work and become a joint collaborator in deciding the end composition. Due to this interaction, the show will be in constant flux, leaving the exhibition different from when it started.

Lipke’s process starts with painting on cloth on the floor with dyes, beeswax and acrylics. Rather than wrapping the canvas around a traditional rectangular and rigid frame, Lipke chooses to create organic forms that assume their own shape and volume. These forms, Lipke states, “take on a personality or direction” which dictate the choice and application of color. Finding a delicate balance between the abstract and the physical, the surface of the work acts as a skin, which is sewn and stuffed. The treatment of the paint paired with the sewn closures insinuates a wear, tear and scarring while implying a physical history we can relate to.

The works convey a juxtaposition of painting, sculpture and the body - where does one begin and end? The appendages engage the viewer by summoning a desire to touch, while simultaneously evoking a mystical power of a talisman that might make one hesitant to put hand to object.

We ask that you record your interactions with the work via cell phone snapshots tagged on instagram to @meglipke and @lanemeyerprojects

Meg Lipke was born in 1969 in Portland, Oregon and was raised in Burlington, Vermont and Cheshire, England. She received her MFA from Cornell University and has taught at The University of Northern Iowa, Cornell University, and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been reviewed in Art in America, the Village Voice, the New York Times and many online publications. She lives and works in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut Street
Denver CO 80205

 

New Work from Deborah Bryon and Michaele Keyes

with Angela Larson in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

March 14 - April 7, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 15, 6 - 9 pm
  • Art of Brunch: Sunday, March 31, 11-3 pm
  • First Friday: April 5, 5 - 9 pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, April 7, 1 - 4 pm
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Deborah Bryon - Shadow Dancer, 2018

Deborah Bryon: Tarachay

Tarachay is the Qechua word for "remembering who we are in our essential state. "This body of work is an exploration of a return to innocence - before joy, pain, ecstasy, and despair. My wolf hybrid, "Shadow," evokes these memories in me and is a central subject in many of these paintings.

Michaele Keyes: "Fragments"

Michaele Keyes uses old scraps of plywood, shingles, dry grasses and other debris she salvages from fields and alleys as the foundation of her recent monotypes.

"I love the surprise of the textures and forms that spring from these old materials."

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

 

Joel Swanson: In Other Words

Republic Plaza

March 20 – June 12, 2019

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Arts Brookfield presents one of Denver’s favorite artists, Joel Swanson, in the solo exhibition In Other Words, opening March 20 and running through June 12 at Republic Plaza. In Other Words explores the relationship between language and technology, critically subverting the technologies, materials, and underlying structures of language to reveal its idiosyncrasies and inconsistencies. Swanson’s work featured in In Other Words is a collection of new and pre-existing works including I Know What You Are But What Am I, Logic Only Works in Two Dimensions, and Bill of Rights 1–10. The public is invited to a free opening reception on Thursday, April 4 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Republic Plaza.

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

 

“Close to Home”, works by Isa Marcelli and Léa L’Azou

Processus

March 9 - May 24th, 2019

  • Opening reception: Saturday March 9th from 7 - 11 pm
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Processus is delighted to present “Close to Home”, works by Isa Marcelli and Léa L’Azou, in conjunction with the Month of Photography in Denver. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday March 9th between 7 and 11 pm. The exhibition will be open to the public until May 24th, 2019 at Processus, the institute for art and life, located at 955 24th St., Denver CO 80205. Visit between 10 am and 6 pm, Tuesday to Saturday, or by appointment.

The exhibition, curated by Christopher R. Perez during a recent studio visit in France, includes a selection of works by Isa Marcelli and Léa L’Azou. As mother and daughter, they work together as Les Photographeuses since 2012. They share a studio where they live, in Montigny-sur-Loing, at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau. Surrounded by nature, their works reflects a poetic approach to daily encounters as well as unique interactions between figure and nature. The works in the exhibit are made using wet darkroom techniques including silver printing, tricolor gum prints over cyanotype and lith.

Born in 1958, Isa Marcelli creates works with a variety of traditional and historical methods since 2008. Her poetic and sensitive universe reveals the fragility of human existence in natural contexts. She has exhibited in Paris, Berlin, and most recently at the Garden of the Zodiac gallery in Omaha, Nebraska Born in Paris in 1990, Léa L’Azou received a diploma in photography from the École de Condé in Paris in 2013. Lea works with medium and large format cameras, and focuses on using historical techniques such as pinhole, polaroid and wet plate.

Processus is a co-working space for artists. It includes a darkroom, a woodshop/ sculpture area, and a printmaking area. Processus also hosts exhibitions and social events, and offers private instruction and art services. It was co-founded in 2014 by artists Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez.

Processus
955 24th St.
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: 10am-6pm, or by appointment
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303.526.8064
http://www.processusartlife.com

 

Elements

Featuring: Bonny Lhotka, Russell Brown, Robert Buelteman, Conor King, Kevin Hoth

Walker Fine Art

March 8 - April 20, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 8, 2019, 5-9pm
Conor King Rogue Wave
Conor King - Rogue Wave - 2016 - 26W x 15H inches - Archival Inkjet Print

Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
303.355.8955
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
http://www.walkerfineart.com

 

Resonant: new works by Leopoldo Cuspinera Madrigal

Tansey Contemporary

March 7 - April 7, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday March 7, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
tanseyCuspinera Madrigal’s work is based in the ancient, pre-Columbian papermaking technique of Papel Amate, which he has modified to create his works. He continues to hone his technique, which he has used for more than twenty-five years, to make new discoveries and evolve his art practice. He lets the materials themselves - recycled paper pulp, pigments, resins, water - be active participants in the art making process, which he likens to action painting, that balances both rationality and intuition.

Cuspinera Madrigal has exhibited extensively throughout Mexico, the United States, Italy, France, and Switzerland. He currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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

 

Ghostly Traces: Memory and Mortality in Contemporary Photography

Vicki Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver

March 7 - April 21, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, 5-8 PM
  • Featured artists: Halim Al Karim, Fatemeh Baigmoradi, Maureen Cummins, Torbin Eskerod, Tobias Fike, Kei Ito, Priya Kambli, David Maisel, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ana Mendieta, Chris Oatey, Marlo Pascual, Daisy Patton, George P. Perez, Robert Rauschenberg, Marcos Raya, Dario Robleto, Andres Serrano, Laura Shill, Mark Sink, Trine Søndergaard, Angela Strassheim, JP Terlizzi, Chinn Wang, and Mario Zoots
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"Ghostly Traces" explores issues of memory, mortality, and transience in contemporary photography. The exhibition features an international roster of artists who probe the medium’s inherent tensions between presence and absence, recording and erasure, material and spirit. The exhibition is curated by Geoffrey Shamos and MA students from DU’s School of Art & Art History.

Vicki Myhren Gallery
Shwayder Art Building
University of Denver School of Art & Art History
2121 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210
303.871.2846

http://www.du.edu/art/myhrengallery.html

 

Photography Now

With concurrent exhibit by Gwen Laine

Michael Warren Contemporary

March 5 – April 13, 2019

  • Opening Reception, Thursday, March 7 (5-8pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception, March 15 (6-8pm)
  • Richard Eisen discusses his photography: Saturday, March 16 (10:30am – 12pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk, April 5 (6-9pm)
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Service Station No.1 by Dallas Parkins

We are excited to grow our photography program within the gallery – in this edition of Month of Photography, we will showcase work by Robert Brinker, Richard Eisen, Liz Hickok, Fred Hodder, Heidi Jung, Kely McClung, Peter Olson, Dallas Parkins, Paul Sisson, and Sherry Wiggins.

Robert Brinker uses an analog approach to creating abstract work that looks like digital manipulation. His light, airy works are actually photographs of transparent sculpture that he makes in his studio. The light shining through his columnar transparencies leave the viewer questioning what is foreground and what is background.

Richard Eisen creates fantastical landscapes out of dried flowers. Shooting the work through transparent acrylic, he establishes luminous, colorful, 3-dimensional compositions of other-worldly flora that are familiar but not immediately recognizable.

Liz Hickok establishes microenvironments out of crystals that she grows in her studio. Her images are magnified and photographed with time-lapsed shutter release so that she can document the consumptive properties of nature.

Fred Hodder and his wife Monroe collaborated on this series of images while working in residence at the American Academy in Rome. The Hodders fused Monroe’s abstract paintings with Fred’s photography as a means of relating their 21st century perspective to the historical architecture and sculpture of Rome.

Heidi Jung and her husband spent the winter of 2017 in Mexico – immersing themselves in the culture and working on art. The boxed portfolio of black and white iPhone images document their time in Isla Mujeres.

Kely McClung’s ongoing series Falling Up points skyward. His images of skyscrapers are taken from the vantage point of the alleyways in Chicago. Peter Olson’s street photography is of the moment – grandmothers taking selfies and pedestrians talking on cellphones. He fires the images on wheel-thrown ceramic vessels that he makes to use as the substrate for his photography.

Dallas Parkins sets his focus on chronological imprint of urban decay. Using buildings in various states of disrepair, his works suggests a vitality that has long been forgotten.

Paul Sisson continues his ongoing series Not So Far From Here. Sisson’s work most often documents what he sees along the side of the road and points clues of the people who have passed before him. While some of his works have a sense of melancholy and others a humorous wit – his compositions always have a graphic quality and beg for a head-turning second look.

Sherry Wiggins inserts herself into her images. Often thought of as performance, they seem cross genres – as she puts it, she is “performing the drawing.” The works completed at the Obras Foundation in Portugal are done in response to conceptual artist Helena Ameida as part of Wiggins’ ongoing series “Searching Selves: An Intersubjective Practice with Remarkable Women Artists of the 20th Century.”

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204
303.667.2447
http://www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

 

Paintings: John Boak

808 Projects (808 Santa Fe Drive, Denver)

March 1 - 31, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, March 8, 5-8 PM
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John Boak will be showing oil paintings and digital paintings at 808 PROJECTS on Santa Fe Drive during the month of March. Boak has been working with photography in his paintings for many years. His recent oil paintings explore the position of the photograph in our perception of “real” images. His use of paint to render his blurred source photos creates a realism of the unconscious. You may know what you are looking at. The drawing and form are forceful. But clarity is occasional. Divergence is the subject.

His digital paintings are also built on photographs. In contrast to the oil paintings, these pieces use photographic focus, along with brushwork to join disparate imagery and to release the viewer from the photographic sense of a specific place in the world of things. Feeling precedes resolution.

John Boak is a graduate of Yale University. He has been collected and commissioned for public art in Colorado and nationally.

Fridays 1-8pm | Sat 1-5pm, and by apointment: 303.777.6226

 

Public Domain

Curated by Estevan Ruiz

Dateline

March 2 - 31, 2019

  • Artists reception: Saturday March 9, 6-11pm
  • Featuring: Jared D.P. Anderson, Monique Archuleta, Mickkail Cain, Diana Chairez, 3rd Division, Christopher Empson, Justin Fletcher, Katie Frankly, Juan Fuentes, Armando Geneyro, Sina Mir Ghozati, Tim Herremans, Coburn Huff, Rudy Ortega, Mateo Rodriguez, Estevan Ruiz, Anthony Sandrin, Polina Saran, Mike Tallman, Sean Tallman
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Dateline presents “Public Domain” a celebration of Denver street photography curated by Estevan Ruiz in collaboration with the 2019 Month of Photography Denver. This community showcase features the streets of Denver from the perspectives of 20 local photographers documenting the people, culture and happenings in the greater Denver area.

Although some regard street photography as a marginal form of photography, documenting the people, culture and happenings within a given environment has always been at the root of street photography. The candid and gritty nature of this photographic form illuminate the otherwise mundane and overlooked aspects of our daily lives, it presents us with realities familiar to some and unfamiliar to others. Public Domain celebrates what is right here in our own backyard, showcasing a number of local photographers who share insights into their realities through their own interpretations.

DATELINE
3004 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
http://www.ddaatteelliinnee.com

 

Delirium, Three Visions

Curated by George P. Perez, John Lake, and Mark Sink

RedLine

March 9 - April 7, 2019

  • Reception: Saturday March 9 from 6-9pm
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Jenna Maurice, "Walking Through the Forest Being Seen Mostly by the Forest"

Participating Artists: Yumna Al-Arashi, Sam Cannon, Micah Danges, Adán De La Garza, Colby Deal, Magali Duzant, Luís Filipe Branco, Brian Fouhy, Clay Hawkley, Gregory Eddi Jones, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Thibaut Kinder, Jenna Maurice, Kasimir Pillé, Kit Ramsey, Eileen Roscina Richardson, Marja Saleva, Tate Shaw, Giovanna Silva, Hollie Smith, Aline Smithson, Elisabeth Tonnard, Sherry Wiggins, Letha Wilson, and The Big Picture.

Eschewing traditional notions of imagery, this exhibit aims to shake, disrupt, and dizzy our understanding of visual culture and modern society. Photography is both a broken concept and an ever expanding medium; fluctuating between complacent states of being and important diverse artistic models. Delirium: Three Visions, is a photo-based exhibit highlighting critical contemporary voices and amplifying challenging artists working in and around modes of photography.

Learn more and visit the schedule of events at http://mopdenver.com

Delirium is part of of RedLine's 2019 theme of D/Vision, a series of exhibitions that explore the relationship between social, cultural or political division and artistic vision. RedLine would like to thank the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, Denver Arts & Venues, Lynda M. Goldstein Foundation, Hemera Foundation, The David & Laura Merage Foundation, The Louise Merage Foundation, The Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation, RBC Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and our supporters and members for making this program year possible.

RedLine
2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
303.296.4448
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm
http://www.redlineart.org

 

POSITIONED

Featuring artwork by Jean Smith and Annette Coleman

Core New Art Space Annex

March 7 - 24, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Fri, March 8, 6 - 9 PM
  • Collectors Evening: Fri,, March 15, 5:30 - 9 PM
  • Jewelry Trunk Show/Times: Fri, Mar 27, 6 - 9 PM; Sat, Mar 23, 12 - 5 PM; Sun, Mar 24, 12:30 3 PM
  • Last Look & Artist Talk: Sun, March 24, 1 - 2 PM
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Jean Smith - Wall Sculpture #2, 46” x 24” x 3”, ceramic sculpture, 2018

Jean Smith's current work is based on the feel of the Mid-Century Modern decorating shapes and placement from the mid 60’s, and 70’s. Each wall composition can be an entity of its own or joined with others to create a larger design element. She uses Clay, stains, glazes to create the 3-D components of the pieces.

Annette Coleman's current interest deals with art in the public realm. This installation represents an idea that could be translated for a public space or your home.

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

 

A Little Tenderness

Ana Benaroya, Molly Bounds, Dominic Chambers, Anthony Cudahy, Caleb Hahne, Rebecca Ness, Maja Ruznic

Gildar Gallery

March 7 - April 6, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7th from 6-9pm
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Ana Benaroya | Cross-Eyed | Oil on canvas | 20 x 24in | 2019

Gildar Gallery is pleased to share A Little Tenderness, a group exhibition featuring seven contemporary painters touching on current complexities in depicting intimate figures.

Despite the familiar packaging of Hallmark cards, romantic comedies and other arms of the romance industry, intimacy is not necessarily bound to a happy ending. The want for and achievement of closeness with other people allows for a range of simultaneous experience. Love, comfort and affection share the boudoir with consuming desire, loss of self in another, the stark awareness of ones own isolation and of course jealousy to name a few outcomes. These results of a need for closeness are not mutually exclusive, as anyone can attest who has ever felt the pangs of loneliness in the midst of a ‘good’ relationship or say a deeply felt bond to a terrorizing lover in a ‘bad’ one.

Painting feels a fitting medium to expose these ranging experiences given its own relationship to the paradox of seeking connection. Since the first person smeared pigment on a rock face, painters have tried to communicate the self to an audience through the highly personal extension of touch. At the same time, commitment to countless hours of solitude developing a language to effectively communicate through the medium can atrophy the very social impulses to reach out and be seen by others.

The painters in A Little Tenderness each approach their subjects and surfaces with variation in technique while sharing a tendency to blend elements of the autobiographical with the fictional and fantastic. Indebted to painters like John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage with an eye towards looking at societal norms through exaggerated figurative relationships, these artist's burn warmer towards sincerity over distanced irony and analysis. Perhaps this is generational. As Victorian era social divisions continue to dissolve, with distinctions between public and private, the rational and irrational, gender and sexuality incrementally blurring into ever broader spectrums, questions of intimacy, particularly who is allowed to experience it and at what cost, are also perhaps softening, in this case a brush stroke at a time.

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment
303.993.4474
http://gildargallery.com

 

Our Planet: Art Exhibition on the Environment in a Changing Climate

NCAR/UCAR Community Art Program Exhibits at NCAR (Boulder, CO)

March 4 - May 3, 2019

  • Oil, Pastel, Watercolor, Acrylic, Gouache, Graphite and Block Print by 16 accomplished Colorado artists
  • Art Reception: Saturday March 9th from 11 am to 2 pm. Curator’s talk will start at 12 noon
  • Exhibiting Artists: Cliff Austin, Sina March, Rick Brogan, Susan McKelvy, Carole Buschmann, Pushpa Sunder Mehta, Marcie Cohen, Carol Peterson, Bob Doyle, Jennifer Riefenberg, Susan Foster, Elizabeth Rouland, H. Cedar Keshet, Barbara Takamine, Sarah St George, Elizabeth Van Ingen
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“Our Planet” is a unique art exhibition created by 16 accomplished Colorado artists depicting how climate change is affecting our lives and environment. The objective of this art exhibition is to engage people on the subject of climate change by creating art that draws them into the subject visually and emotionally; connecting them to real life experiences and scientific understandings about what is going on today. For each painting, an artist statement describes the relationship between the art and what’s happening or can be done to address climate change. Thus, this show is not your typical art exhibition, albeit the artists’ works are beautiful on their own, but also an emotionally impactful experience and a learning opportunity. Viewers often come away with a sense of awe and wanting to do something more to change what is happening to our planet.

NCAR's Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is no charge for admission.

Preview all artists' work on the UCAR Community Art Calendar at: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program

 

John Gibson and Clay Johnson

On The Mezzanine: Jeff Kahm

William Havu Gallery

March 8 - April 20, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 8th, 6-9pm; All Featured Artists Will Be In Attendance
  • Special Musical Performance by Yumi Hwang-Williams from 6:15 - 6:45pm
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John Gibson - Cordova , Oil On Panel, 64 1/2 X 64 Inches

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