Sue McNally: This Land is My Land

Chuck Kimmerle: From the Heart:Land

Museum of Art, Fort Collins

​January 19 – March 18, 2018

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Chuck Kimmerle, Cloud Over Cut Wheat Field, digital photography, Courtesy of the Artist

The series of paintings exhibited in This Land Is My Land is part of a much larger project that Sue McNally is working on to paint a landscape in all fifty states. The selection shown here represents the west through her eyes and vantage point and how the magnificent landscapes and varied terrain in states such as New Mexico, Colorado and Washington, for example, shape us as residents and tourists. Since 2010, with her first painting of Devil's Tower in Wyoming, McNally has crossed the country to try and see America as a whole through her relationship with its different landscapes, some iconic and some personal. This Land Is My Land represents one artist reckoning with our culture and what it means to be an American, starting with our land and the views that we mythologize and hold sacred.

Chuck Kimmerle’s landscape photography centers primarily around the intersections of where man and nature meet. These areas, which now seem to be the norm of our landscape, offer an insight and significance which cannot be found in nature alone, according to the artist. Kimmerle works exclusively in black and white with its inherently graphic format, which allows him the maximum opportunities for creative exploration.

Museum of Art, Fort Collins
201 S. College Ave
Fort Collins CO 80524
$5 adults; $4 students/adults 65+; $1 youth (7-17); children (0-6) and members always get in FREE
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday & Tuesday: Closed
970.482.2787
http://www.moafc.org

 

We Are Here: Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado Chapter, Member’s Exhibition

Core New Art Space

January 25 – February 11, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 6 – 9 PM
  • Closing Conversation: Sunday, February 11, 2 – 4 PM
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The Women’s Caucus for Art was founded in 1972, and the Colorado Chapter, founded in 1990, is celebrating its 28th Anniversary. There are currently over 25 members in the Colorado group with a mission to create community through art, education, and social activism by supporting women artists, by creating leadership opportunities, and by offering exhibition opportunities.

Artistic mediums represented by members of the group in this show are painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, watercolor, fiber/textiles, photography, printmaking

For more information about the Colorado Chapter, please visit http://www.wcaco.org 

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

 

18th Annual Aurora Public Schools Art Educators’ Exhibit

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

January 25 - March 16, 2018

  • Opening reception: Thursday January 25th from 4 pm to 7:30 pm
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The exhibit features the professional artworks of Aurora Public Schools art educators. Some art teachers were inspired by the 2018 DAVA’s theme, crossovers between art and science of this year. The exhibit, coordinated by Deborah Nolasco, art teacher at Boston K-8, gives the opportunity to teachers to get together around their personal artwork and interests.

Making art on their own time allows teachers to be better teachers in the classroom, always inventing and researching new processes and ideas. “Over the years my art making and my teaching became interlinked by the same set of ideas. At this point my role as an artist is a fundamental element of my teaching and of the classroom experience of my students. Now we explore together as fellow artists.”- says Jon Olson, Art Teacher at Montview Elementary. For others, art is also created by a need to escape the daily demands of a teaching job: “Making my own work is my therapy. It allows me to drain all of the nonsense out and solely focus on creating.” Mark Manner, Ceramic Teacher at Aurora Central High School.

DAVA’s mission is to strengthen community through the visual arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. For more information about our programs, visit www.davarts.org.

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

 

Robert Burnier & Justine Hill

David B. Smith Gallery

In the project room: Tobias Fike: Stages

January 19 - February 24, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 19th, from 6 - 8pm

RobertBurnierJustineHill(left) Robert Burnier, Maldekstramana Anĝelo (Duccio 1), 2017, acrylic on aluminum, 12 x 10 x 4 in. (30.48 x 25.4 x 10.16cm)
(right) Justine Hill, Misfit 12, 2017, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 24 x 18in. (60.96 x4 5.72cm)

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Tobias Fike, Stages (detail), 2018, wood, paper, tape, electrical cord, LED lights, found objects, sound, dimensions variable

Featuring work from Chicago-based artist Robert Burnier, and New York-based artist Justine Hill in the main gallery, David B. Smith Gallery is proud to present a two-person exhibition of artists working across media, across the country.

Robert Burnier’s folded and twisted aluminum wall sculptures draw attention to spatial relationships and corresponding visual language, with meaning inadvertently following form. Each of Burnier’s works are titled in the manufactured utopian language Esperanto, which was conceived in the late 19th century in what is now Poland, in order to create a universal linguistic bridge between peoples. Materiality, manipulation, and chance come together in Burnier’s work, presenting both question and axiom.

The line between landscape and figure, painting and collage, foreground and background is crossed over and back again in Justine Hill’s enigmatic works. Hill’s irregularly shaped canvases burst with colors and textures, emphasizing gesture and intuitive mark making. Occupying a fluctuating space between loose representation and pure abstraction, Hill’s mixed media paintings act individualistically as distinct characters.

Together Burnier and Hill bring new takes on color, form, texture, and dimension to the main gallery. Contrast and convergence underscore chance relationships between works, where shapes and shadow echo and mimic one another, moving forward and back through layers and spaces, never seeking or arriving at a conclusion.

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

 

Read more: David B. Smith: Robert Burnier & Justine Hill

Wilma Fiori: Works on Paper

Rule Gallery

Januar 19 - March 3, 2018

  • Public Reception: Friday, January 19 from 6-9pm
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Untitled, detail, 2001, oil on paper, 19 x 18 inches (30 x 22.5 inch paper)

RULE Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by long time Denver artist Wilma Fiori.

Wilma Fiori’s practice evolved, like many artists’, from a classical education in representational art to one focused primarily on abstraction. Influenced both by primitive art and the modern abstract and minimalist movements, Fiori studied for decades under Denver luminary Dale Chisman. Works on Paper focuses on the later part of Fiori’s career after her command of color, shape and texture had matured. In one highlighted series, Fiori plays with layered abstractions where singular fields of color act as boundaries containing abstract studies. The paintings contain strong gestural lines and shapes that call to mind her mentor Chisman. In another series the artist forgoes paint entirely, pressing metal foil leaf squares and rectangles into paper creating architectural experiments in form whose reductive simplicity belie their depth. Fiori has taken a Zen-like journey evolving into a minimalist artist using color and texture as subjects and employing the elements of art in their purest form.

Wilma Fiori (b. 1929) received her BFA from Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO. She initially worked as a representational artist, but was drawn to anthropology by the abstraction of primitive art. In the early l980’s she volunteered as a curatorial assistant to Richard Conn in the Native Arts Department of the Denver Art Museum. Fiori studied under Dale Chisman at the Art Student’s League of Denver from 1987 until 2007 and additionally studied with Bill Joseph, Quang Ho, Jerry de la Cruz, Jeffrey Keith and Mark Lunning. She has exhibited her artwork for over 30 years in Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, and New York. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Denver, Regis University, Denver and numerous business and private collections.

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

 

Occupied Space: Sculpture by Sean O'Meallie

Set For Life: Embroidery by Rob Watt

O'Sullivan Art Gallery at Regis University

January 16 - February 16, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 25, 4:30 - 8 pm
  • Gallery Talk by the Artists: Thursday, February 8, 7 pm
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O'Sullivan Art Gallery
Regis University's Northwest Denver Campus
3333 Regis Boulevard (aka 50th Avenue)
Denver, CO 80221
Tue/Wed/Fri: 10am-4pm; Thu: 2pm-8pm
http://www.regis.edu

 

Belleza Mexicana: Power of the Feminine in Mexican Art

Selections from the Abarca Family Collection

Emmanuel Gallery

January 18 - March 3, 2018

  • Opening Celebration: Thursday, January 18th from 6-8pm
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Belleza Mexicana explores the central aspect of beauty in Mexican culture, investigating reverence and awe for feminine power in cultural, spiritual, familial, and religious visual expressions. Drawing from and in partnership with the Abarca Family Collection, one of the most important collections of Mexican Fine Art and Folk Art in the Rocky Mountain Region. The range of art includes paintings. photography, sculpture, and textiles.

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

 

Ian Spencer and Collin Jones: Light Forms

Spectra Art Space

January 19 - February 6, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 19th 7pm-12am
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Spectra Art Space
1836 S. Broadway
Denver,Co. 80210

 

Second Annual No Show

Bitfactory Gallery

January 19 ‐ March 8, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Third Friday, January 19th 6 p.m. ‐ 10 p.m.
  • Featured artists: Amy Lee Lummus, Anna Marie Mead, Art by 13, Branden Fichter, Bruno D'Anna, Charly Fasano, Chuck Chowen, Jason Cope, Joshua Finley Perle, Sharon Healy, Steve Blakley, Vincent Cheap, W. Max Thomason
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No Show will feature works from fourteen local artists. The exhibit will cover genres from natural realism to pop art and disciplines from painting to photography to graphic design and many more. No Show is an opportunity for both artists who have shown and artists that have not shown before to get their work on display for the public to view.

Bitfactory Gallery
851 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment
http://www.bitfactory.net/exhibitions

 

Shelley Reed

Visions West Contemporary

January 19 - February 24, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 19th, 6-8pm
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Bittern (After Oudry), 2016, oil on paper, 71 x 93 in

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of paintings by Shelley Reed. One highlight of the exhibition will be the monumental painting (7 feet x 47 feet), In Dubious Battle, along with large scale works on paper.

Reed is inspired by the layers of specific symbolic cultural language of Northern European Baroque paintings of the 17th and 18th century. More specifically, Melchior de Hondecoeter, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, and Frans Snyders. Even though visual language and symbolism has evolved vastly, Reed utilizes 17th and 18th century imagery to create complex narratives that speak to fundamentals of human behavior such as danger and desire.

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

 

Read more: Visions West: Shelley Reed

Reconfigured II

Featuring new work by William Stoehr, Michael Gadlin and Jason Lee Gimbel

Space Gallery

January 18 - February 24, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday January 18th from 5-8pm
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Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.904.1088
http://www.spacegallery.org

 

Sneak Peek: 2018 Featured Guest Artist Preview

Valkarie Gallery

January 17 - February 11, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 20th, 5 - 8:30pm
  • Featured Guest Artists 2018: Cody Kuehl, Daniel Crosier, Denis Frolov, Dusty Ray, Jen Herling, John Van Horn, Kayla Edgar, Karen Watikins, Leo Franco, Melinda Laz and Nicole Grosjean
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We are very excited with all the art that we will be featuring from our 2018 guest artists!

There is photography, ceramics, mixed media sculpture, drawings, cut paper sculptures and a wide variety of paintings - all unique in style and imagery.

Come check out featured guest artists for 2018 at once during our main gallery preview exhibition. Make sure to take note of which month your favorites will be featured so you can see more of their art at their mini show.

Valkarie Gallery & Studio
445 S Saulsbury St
Lakewood, CO 80226

 

Uncanny

Featuring: Roland Bernier, Carol Coates, Malcolm Easton, Mark Penner-Howell, Bryan Leister, Angela Piehl

Walker Fine Art

January 19 - March 10, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 2018, 5-9pm
MINDSEYECarol Coates - Mind's Eye III

This eclectic group of artists kicks off our 2018 exhibition calendar with work that is surprisingly strange, quirky, and mysterious. Showcasing work in a wide array of mediums that will expectantly make you feel a bit apprehensive, these artists aim to engage the viewer through elements of absurdity, to consider how our perceptions are influenced by what we see. By juxtaposing realism with impracticality, this work may come across as a bit indecipherable, but is nonetheless intelligible.

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

 

New Regionalisms: Contemporary Art in the Western States

McNichols Civic Center Building

Boettcher Cultural Pavilion, 2nd Floor

January 13 - April 8, 2018

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Lui Ferreyra, Coincidentia Oppositorum 4, oil on canvas, 48" x 72"

From the group of artists represented by Denver's William Havu Gallery, art critic Michael Paglia has selected a group of contemporary artists active in Colorado and other Western states. The artists chosen for inclusion in New Regionalisms work in a wide array of stylistic modes. Interestingly, many of these artists, not only those who are interested in representation, but also those who work abstractly, typically infuse their pieces with what could be called Western content, if only because they are, by definition, Western artists living in the region. Selected artists hail from Colorado, but also from other Western states including New Mexico, Wyoming, Arizona and Texas. Considering the Western core of New Regionalisms, there are the expected contemporary takes on the landscape, the main current of art in the West for more than a century, as well as abstract work that ranges from expressionist to hard-edged, likewise trading in Western themes.

Exhibition Viewing Times:
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Access to art exhibitions may be restricted due to private events
  • Please call 720-865-5570 ahead for availability or to make an appointment
McNichols Civic Center Building
144 W. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80202

 

Fieldworks: Creative Research by Faculty of the School of Art & Art History

Vicki Myhren Gallery on the University of Denver campus

January 11 - February 18, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday January 11th from 5-8pm
  • Featuring work by: Jennifer Ghormley, Sarah Gjertson, Scott Montgomery, Brandon Siscoe, Kristin Stransky, Megan Ulrich, Kari Varner, Timothy Weaver
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Brandon Siscoe, untitled (detail) First pressing of Antonin Artaud’s The Theatre and Its Double 1938, wine glass 2016

The everyday reality of art making is overlooked. Works exhibited in museums and galleries are only final products of exhaustive research. Art genesis occurs only through prolonged periods of intense investigation and experimentation. Ideas are unfolded, methodologies questioned as artists expand their practices.

This exhibition offers a candid view of the art-making process with a special focus on research, revision, successes, and failures. Eight artists allow us a candid glimpse of their unique modus operandi. Visitors can expect to see new and old works, projects in progress, and process materials.

The Vicki Myhren Gallery is the main exhibition venue at the University of Denver School of Art & Art History (SAAH). It is integral to the educational mission of the school and provides an opportunity for students to experience exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs exploring the visual arts. Exhibitions, free and open to the public, feature work by artists from SAAH as well as regionally, nationally and internationally known artists.

University of Denver
2199 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208
Tuesday-Sunday 12-5 | Thursday 12-7 | Closed Mondays
http://du.edu/vmgallery

 

Zach Reini: A Leaden Stride to Nowhere

Gildar Gallery

January 12 - February 18, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 12th from 6-9pm
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Pay Day Sleeve (detail) | 58 x 50 | Sharpie on canvas | 2017

The automated assembly lines churning out cultural ephemera are subject to the rogue factory defect, the hair out of place, the line gone astray. Try as one might some work gets recalled, destroyed, or shelved for some other time. Win some, lose the rest. The exhibition A Leaden Stride To Nowhere by Zach Reini is an exploration into the various points along that production line. Jerry-rigged machines attempt autonomous movement and their creator strives for machine precision. Provisional moments and remnants gain primary status. This iterative process marks the way towards an uncertain destination between success and failure, automatic and manual, product and artwork, a man and his devices.

About the Artist:

Zach Reini (b.1990) has gained notoriety for his paintings and sculptures that use a visual archive of popular and subcultural symbols in constant cycles of appropriation. Reini’s artwork has been exhibited in the US and Europe including solo and duo exhibitions in Miami, Chicago, New York, Kansas City, Milan and Denver. His works have been displayed in multiple art fairs including NADA New York and Miami as well as Material, Mexico City, ArtBo, Bogota, and Untitled Miami Beach. Reini has also had a solo institutional exhibition at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and was most recently featured in the exhibition Thief Among Thieves at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.

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

 

Lumonics Mind Spa: Stretching the Body, Mind and Spirit

McNichols Civic Center Building (First Floor)

January 13 - May 27, 2018

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The Lumonics Mind Spa is a site-specific art installation by Dorothy Tanner created for the McNichols Civic Center Building first floor community exhibition space. It features light sculptures by Dorothy and the late Mel Tanner, and music and video by Dorothy Tanner and Marc Billard.

Dorothy’s intention for this meditative environment is for everyone to experience new ways to stretch the body, expand the mind, and achieve greater spiritual awareness.

Exhibition Viewing Times:
  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Access to art exhibitions may be restricted due to private events. Please call 720-865-5570 ahead for availability or to make an appointment
Previous exhibits of Tanner light sculptures include Union Station, Denver International Airport, and the Lakewood Cultural Center. In 2017, the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) presented, Then & Now: A Retrospective of Light-Based Sculpture by Dorothy & Mel Tanner. MOA produced a documentary about the Tanners and the Lumonics art form.

McNichols Civic Center Building
144 West Colfax (corner of West Colfax and Bannock)
Denver, CO 80202
720.865.4220
http://mcnicholsbuilding.com

 

Bring Your Own Buddy Show

Kanon Collective

January 2018

  • Artists' Reception: Third Friday, January 19, 5-9:00 pm
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Please join us for our BYOB Show, where our member artists have invited another local artist to show with them. This year's invited artists include: Anna Cash Mitchell, Dane Colfax Stephenson, Katie Hoffman, Jason Allen, Kim Anderson, Sharon Nicol, and Markham Maes.

As always, we will also have new work by our member artists, as well as jewelry, prints, and other affordable gifts in our back room boutique.

Kanon Collective is an artist-owned and operated gallery located in the heart of Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe, featuring the work of a dynamic group of local artists.

Kanon Collective
766 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
http://KanonArt.com

 

Intersecting Formations: Twelve Collaborations

Museum of Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery (Englewood CO)

January 19 - March 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 19th from 6-9pm
moaIntersecting Formations is a result of Craig Marshall Smith's artist residency at the MOA studio in the fall of 2017. Smith teamed individually with ten artists to produce artworks for this exhibition. Collaborating artists include: Amy Metier, Daniel House Kelly, Deborah Jang, Greg Watts, Gretchen Goetz, James Robie, Jennifer Meyerrose, John McEnroe, Mark Friday, and Sharon Feder.

Collaborating artists include Smith's contemporaries, friends, former students, and mentors. This exhibit is one of Smith's final projects as he scales back his visual art career to focus on writing.

"This exhibition is quite unique in that each artwork is a direct response or shared experience with Craig Marshall Smith's paintings," said MOA CEO, Cynthia Madden Leitner. "We are delighted to be able to support one of Craig Marshall Smith's final visual art endeavors as he shifts his focus to writing."

In addition to the collaborative works, Smith created diptychs as tribute to late artists Richard Diebenkorn and Jan Stüssy by combining their techniques and his. Smith studied with both artists in his time as a student at UCLA.

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
303.806.0444
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
http://www.moaonline.org

 

Sangre Colorado: Carlos Frésquez Mid-Career Survey

Curated by Cecily Cullen, Managing Director / Curator of CVA

Center for Visual Art

January 12 - March 24, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 12, 6–8pm; Music by DJ Dizzy D
  • Carlos Frésquez Artist Talk: Wednesday, March 7, 5:30pm
  • Closing Reception and Poetry Reading: Saturday, March 24, 4–6pm; Join Carlos in a ceremonial repainting of the walls, erasing the temporary murals while reflecting on their content
  • First and Third Fridays: 6–8pm; Open for viewing and art making
  • Young Artist Studio: Mural Painting Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 9–March 22, 3:30– 5:30pm; Free and open workshops for ages 11-21
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Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Center for Visual Art (CVA) announces Sangre Colorado: Carlos Frésquez Mid-Career Survey, an exhibition that features work spanning forty years of the influential and prolific career of Denver’s own Carlos Frésquez. A celebrated Chicano artist, Frésquez’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in major collections. In his paintings, prints, and installations Frésquez honors his Chicano background and pulls in varied influences from punk and pop culture to modern masters, blending visual and cultural cues with both reverence and humor.

Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State University of Denver
965 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.294.5207
Tue-Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
http://www.metrostateCVA.org

 

Read more: CVA: Carlos Frésquez

Lost Pollinators: Mia Brownell, A. Mary Kay and Kara Maria

Goodwin Fine Art

January 12 - February 24, 2018

  • Opening Artist Reception: Friday, January 12 from 6 - 8 pm
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Mia Brownell, Still Life with Sun Spots, oil on linen, 10 x 12 in.

Goodwin Fine Art is pleased to present an intimate body of work by three accomplished artists who share the common bond of current day environmental concerns. While the backdrop of their work is intertwined conceptually each approaches the theme in their own unique and personal way.

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

 

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Sophie Clements: Attempting to Delay the Inevitable

Philip J. Steele Gallery at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

January 16 – February 16, 2018

  • "Collapsing Time" Lecture with Sophie Clements: Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30pm (Reception for the exhibition follows the lecture)
  • Lecture Event and Exhibition are Free and Open to the Public
VASDClementsClements, whose work occupies a space between filmmaking, sculpture, and sound, will present a lecture, Attempting to Delay the Inevitable, as part of the Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program’s Collapsing Time Lecture Series. In conjunction with the event, Clements will have an exhibition in Philip J. Steele Gallery on the RMCAD campus with an opening reception following the lecture. 

Clements combines the science of image capture with the poetics of motion and the seduction of the impossible to create objects from a single moment in time. Pairing meticulous and rigorous filming techniques with the inherent chaotic nature of her chosen materials, Clements produces temporal sculptures that explore the futility of the human tendency to attempt to prevent or delay moments of change or disintegration. In her presentation, Clements will share excerpts of her current body of work, and shed light on the complex and exciting process of making these works.

The lecture will take place at the Mary Harris Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Attendees are encouraged to register at http://www.rmcad.edu/vasd-lecture/sophie-clements prior to the event.

An opening reception for Clements’ Philip J. Steele Gallery exhibition will take place immediately following her lecture. The immersive video installation will display Clements’ temporal sculptures, which include mesmerizing plumes of pyrotechnic smoke and cement dust clouds. Visitors can see the exhibition during gallery hours, Monday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through February 16.

Currently based in London, Clements’ solo works have been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including the Barbican Centre and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Dolby Headquarters in San Francisco, the Seoul Museum of Art in South Korea, and The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo. Clements’ interdisciplinary work with music includes a three-channel film piece with composer J. Peter Schwalm for the contemporary music ensemble Icebreaker. She also collaborated with electronic composer Scanner and video artist Tal Rosner on a video piece for Thomas Ades' arrangement of Nancarrow's studies 6 and 7, and continues to collaborate on live performances with Schwalm. Clements teaches and acts as artistic director at multiple arts and music universities and colleges in London.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
800.888.ARTS
http://rmcad.edu

 

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