2018 Small Wonders Show

EDGE Gallery

November 23 - December 21, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Black Friday, November 23
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Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

Diane Martonis, Benjamin Rogers, and Joel Swanson

Dairy Arts Center

November 30, 2018 - January 19, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 5-8pm
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Two solo exhibitions at the Dairy Arts Center deliver introspective renderings into the personal lives of visual artists Diane Martonis and Benjamin Rogers. An additional exhibit features works by an upper level typography class taught at CU by artist Joel Swanson. The exhibitions feature traditional and contemporary ways of processing life through visual expression.

Join us for the opening reception of three new exhibitions and enjoy an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists and curator. At 6 pm, hear directly from the artists about their inspiration and process. Light fare for attendees, plus drinks available for purchase. All receptions are free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit: https://pages.thedairy.org/upcoming-exhibitions

Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St
Boulder, CO. 80302
http://thedairy.org

 

Holiday Fine Arts Festival

Art Gym Denver

November 29 – December 21, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, November 29, 5 - 8PM
  • Closing reception: Thursday, December 20, 5 - 8PM
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The weather is shifting, stores have decorations out, lights are being hung and music is changing on the radio. You know what that means…The holidays are upon us! Come celebrate the holidays with Art Gym at our annual Holiday Fine Arts Festival, open from November 29 - December 21.

The festival offers a variety of work at affordable prices from over 40 of Art Gym’s members. The scope of artists included range from metalsmiths, printmakers, painters, mixed media, encaustic, and so much more. The festival will also have items for sale from our amazing culinary artists in the Maker’s Kitchen.

We have extended the dates of the exhibition this year and are having two parties to celebrate. The opening party is Thursday, November 29 from 5 - 8PM and the closing party will be Thursday, December 20 from 5 - 8PM. There will be a taste testing by Nummy Nibbles at the Opening Party, as well as dinner being sold in the Maker’s Kitchen during both parties. The Art Gym Café will also be open during both parties. But don’t worry if you’re not able to stop by either party though, the gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9AM - 6PM.

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

 

Avital Sheffer Solo Exhibition

Tansey Contemporary

November 27, 2018 - January 5, 2019

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Avital Sheffer - AGORA IV - Hand built, glazed and stenciled earthenware - 17.3" x 15.4" x 6"

Tansey Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Israeli-Australian ceramic artist Avital Sheffer with fifteen works in her signature style. Sheffer’s voluminous earthenware clay vessels reflect her lifelong engagement with Middle Eastern cultures, history, and designs as well as her Jewish heritage. Her works, with their unique aesthetic at once contemporary and historical, explore materiality, spirituality, origins, language, and memory. The titles of her work reference ancient Greek words, locations in the West Bank, and constellations to name a few.

Sheffer says, “On one visit home, standing in front of clay vessels that held the Dead Sea Scrolls in The Israel Museum, the course of my life had changed. I needed to make clay containers, ones that hold stories and secrets.” She continues adding, ““An engagement with the landscape, architecture, languages and wisdom of that part of the world animate my work. I am interested in the frayed edges of language and mythologies, where cross-fertilization with other cultures takes place. Personal experiences of conflict, migration, dislocation and renewal intersect with the dilemmas between traditions and modernity.”

Sheffer creates her vessels by hand, coil building up from a clay base inside a plaster mold. She adds surface details as well as oxide-colored slips and engobes used as decoration. Each vessel is fired in several processes. Sheffer takes the silk screened designs printed on the surfaces from myriad sources including architecture, textiles, calligraphy, and decorative tiles. Her works simultaneously speak of ancient civilizations yet remain grounded in the contemporary.

Sheffer grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel before moving to Australia in 1990. She studied ceramics at TAFE North Coast Lismore and also has a degree in homeopathy. She now lives on the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Exhibited extensively throughout Australia, the United States, and United Kingdom, Sheffer’s work has been presented at major fairs including Collect in London, Art London and SOFA. She has won the Josephine Ulrick Prize, The Gold Coast International Ceramic Award, and The Border Art Prize in addition to grants from the Australia Council for the Arts. Her work is held in public collections at the National Gallery of Australia, Powerhouse Museum, Atelier d’Art de France, The Jewish Museum of Australia, and numerous private, corporate, and foundation collections in Australia and the United States.

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

 

Chris Bristow: No Place

Lane Meyer Projects

November 16, 2018 – December 17, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 16, 6pm - ?
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Restricted Valley in Aspen - Oil on canvas - 56 x 42” - 2018

Marie felt ill. At this moment in time she could not remember the words for ill, or what quantity ill came in. Her state of consciousness felt how an atom of carbon might feel drifting in space; unknown. She sensed ownership that this was herself, as there was a dull sense of familiarity that this was the same being her mind had occupied. This gave Marie a sense of comfort, as if the rolling waves of her anxiety had momentarily been quelled, yet at the peak of this absolution Marie could feel the kindling of anxiety coming back through her body.

She had a flash of memory of a poster of Earth from her fourth-grade classroom. She became certain she was from earth, she was an earth woman who had a family. She had a house too. She fondly remembered houses, they had small gardens in the front and were large and made of concrete. She remembered her house exactly. She would park in the driveway and walk past her planted sunflowers and crane her neck to see the top of her concrete tower; she began to play with words in her head. And questioned the word tower as it relates to home, it did not seem as though there was a successful neural roadway between the two but with the dread of further confusion, she steadfastly began to retrace her steps from her driveway to her front door.

She closed her eyes, she was not dreaming. Marie got out of the object that would normally take her to her driveway once again and mentally prepared each step. She recalled seven squares of poured concrete slabs leading to her front door. She counted with each imagined step. “One. Two.” she gave special attention to small details. Marie gave life to what concrete had been, how there had been rain and ice on these 7 concrete steps, how over the 20 years she had lived in this house and she had watched these 7 concrete slabs deteriorate with time.

Time emerged suddenly in her new world. She had grown so accustomed to non-time that contemplating its passage made her stomach turn. She was almost halfway to the front door, she was on the third slab of concrete, cracked and moss growing between the gaps; this amused her, and a lucid memory gave her confidence. She directed her shut eyes towards the envisioned stairs; longer in run than rise and pebble dashed, they reminded Marie of the playground her mom would take her to as a child. The stairs had the same look and feel of American government buildings from the 1970’s. This seemed unusual, but her desire to rest in familiarity superseded rational thinking. Again, Marie began to count as she could sense her concentration breaking. “One. Two. Three.” She felt profound accomplishment having situated herself on what she remembered being the stairs leading to her house. “Four. Five. Six.” She paused to collect herself. “Six stairs and I have traversed 10 feet latitudinally. This is taking abnormally long” Stuck again with the dilation of time, she grew fearful that doubt was certain, and that she would concede these were not her stairs. She flipped a switch in her head of denial and persisted.

“Seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen. Fifteen. Sixteen.” She began to find a rhythm similar to counting sheep and was happy to continue counting stairs. “Seventeen. Eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one. Twenty-two, twenty-three. Twenty-four.” She saw behind her that she was now quite high in elevation and was bothered by the vividness of said imagery; in her glimpses of a normal working memory she had not recalled such a creativity. She got to step 35 before vertigo prompted her to open her eyes and seek resolution elsewhere. No Place.

Chris Bristow graduated from Pratt Institute in 2014 with a BFA in painting. He worked as an art handler at Sotheby’s flagship in New York City, where he says roaming 400,000 sq. feet of catacombs for two years was highly influential on this current body of work.

Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut Street
Denver CO 80205

 

Tommy Nahulu & W. Max Thomason: Up Close

Bitfactory Gallery

November 16, 2018 - January 10, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday Novermber 16 from 6-10pm
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Tommy Nahulu – Hulu Koi #1 (left)
W. Max Thomason – You Came on Your Own, That’s How You’ll Leave(right)

On Friday, November 16, 2018 Bitfactory Gallery presents Up Close, a two-artist exhibition with a focus on Figurative Art. Both artist paint from imagery and experiences in their lives. Nahulu is making the transition from doing large murals as a street artist to the realm of canvas and fine art. Being heavily influence by his Hawaiian roots and his love of nature. Thomason tends to

paint almost vignettes of daily life, what he sees and experiences, with, at times, a tongue in cheek sense of humor. Tommy Nahulu - is best known for his significant murals that can be found from Hawai’i to Colorado. Musicians, writers, a love for nature, and his Hawaiian roots are the inspiration for many of the subjects in his paintings. His Student Mural Workshops, a special art project he helped create, began with his passion for making sure young hearts and minds had access to art. They have become lasting works of art with a permanent home in schools around Denver and on Maui. As Tommy continues to drive his artistic spirit forward to create work that celebrates his lust for life in a beautiful world, he brings with him all he learned, all he loves, and all his hopes to make our days ahead better.

W. Max Thomason - is a Denver based artist that works in the natural-realism, abstract and sometimes pop genres. Max studied at Community College of Denver/Metropolitan State University/University of Colorado Denver from 1990-1997 under Amy Métier and Robert Mangold. He has participated in multiple group and solo exhibits to date across the US, Austria and Germany. His artwork has also been used as the album cover for the Carolyn’s Mother album Fridays and Other Small Tragedies, and for the upcoming single Boys Like Me and two albums Recovered and Recovering by Mike River.

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

 

John Fudge: Double Take

Rule Gallery

November 16 - December 29, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday November 16 from 6-9pm
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John Fudge - Bob and Teenage Connie in Tibet - 1994

Double Take is the second posthumous solo exhibition of work by John Fudge presented by the gallery. This show will include a range of paintings spanning the artist’s career from the mid-1960’s to the late 1990’s. Fudge’s works pose a challenge to classify: called everything from ‘neo-surrealist’ to ‘semi-pop’ to simply ‘bizarre’ and leave the viewers with no common definition. His subjects range from the provocative to the outlandish to the irreverent and compel viewers to take a second, or even a third look while unraveling the artists’ off-beat humor into his strange and personal world. As Fudge said of his work: “I want to give the viewer something to think about as well as something to look at. I want to serve up a meal, not just a glass of water.”

John Fudge (b. 1940, d. 1999) was a long time fixture in the Colorado art scene, whose heavy influence on the region began in Boulder in the late 50’s, where he was a BFA student, through his untimely death in 1999. He was involved with several of the most significant efforts taken by Colorado artists in that time, including Drop City, Criss Cross and the founding of Spark Gallery. As a professor of art at CU Boulder and CU Denver for decades, he left an indelible mark on his art students. Fudge was very much an artist of his era, borrowing pop themes and assembling them into works that fall somewhere between contemporary gothic and cartoon modern. His work has been collected by such notable places as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Washington State Arts Commission, the Denver Art Museum and The Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Arts, in Colorado, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum in North Carolina among others. Fudge received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1985 and a Western States Arts Foundation Fellowship in 1976.

RULE Gallery, founded in 1991, has locations in Denver, CO and Marfa, TX. RULE represents emerging and mid-career contemporary artists and artist estates, with a focus on fostering investigative art practices while developing artists’ long-term careers. Outside their robust in-house exhibition schedule, RULE coordinates programming in prominent institutions and non-traditional settings, expanding community engagement with the work. In addition, the gallery actively endeavors to bring greater recognition of the region’s historic art movements to a broader audience. The gallery has locations in Denver, Colorado, and Marfa, Texas. For more information, visit www.rulegallery.com

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

 

Three Concurrent Solo Exhibitions in Abstraction

DEBORAH DANCY: “Turbulence”

GARY KOMARIN: “Swiss Positions”

TOM LIEBER: “Mūlas (Nakshatra)”

Robischon Gallery

November 15, 2018 – January 5, 2019

  • Opening Reception, Thursday, November 15th from 6 – 8 pm
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Deborah Dancy - No Time for Regrets acrylic on paper 50 x 38 ½ in.

Robischon Gallery is pleased to present three concurrent solo exhibitions by American painters Deborah Dancy (CT), Gary Komarin (NY) and Tom Lieber (CA). The featured artists expound on a diverse array of abstract vocabularies; from the raw, challenging language of provisional painting to the improvisational line linked to Late Modernism, as well as the formal sensibilities of gestural abstraction. Through their distinctive approach and wide-ranging mark, each of the seasoned artists exalt in the physicality of paint as they independently mine the vast terrain of abstraction: Dancy’s gritty structures merge with unexpected forms, Komarin’s colorful animated lines comingle with the organic and Lieber’s high-velocity brushwork and elegant palette acknowledge the contemplative. Through varied line and surface, Dancy, Komarin and Lieber embrace the unassuming beauty and awkwardness of paradoxm while recognizing the gravitas of complexity and the exuberance of the unencumbered mark.

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

 

New Work from Sally Elliott and Jennifer Parisi

Linda Armantrout in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

November 15 - December 9, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 16, 6 - 9 pm
  • Art of Brunch: Sunday, November 25, 11 am - 3 pm
  • First Friday: December 7, 6 - 9 pm
  • Closing Coffee: Sunday, December 9, 1 - 4 pm
 
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Sally Elliott - Corazone Rosada con Rosas, 2018
 
SALLY ELLIOTT: "Sources/Memories"

My paintings were created this year for two shows sponsored by “Pink Progression” which were inspired by the Women’s Marches. My work contains pink hearts as a central image and other images of personal significance. The smaller works are experiments in watercolor, gouache and collage. See more of Sally's work at http://www.sallyelliottart.com

JENNIFER PARISI: "Without A Doubt"

Meditation, contemplation, self inquiry—so much can happen by turning inward. This show attempts to convey a taste of the richness of the inner world. Sounds dubious to those who haven’t gone within, but those who have know the greatness of the experience, without a doubt. See more of Jennifer's work at www.jennifer-dotArt.com 

In the North Gallery: LINDA ARMANTROUT: "Messengers, Guides, and Protectors"

These images are invitations to look beyond the brushstrokes, colors, and shapes to a deeper mystery and meaning. I hope you find your messenger, guide, or protector here. See more of Linda's work at www.armantroutstudio.com

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

 

New Creations by Jean Herman and Helene Strebel

SYNC Gallery

November 15 - December 15, 2018

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: November 16 from 6-9pm
  • Art of Brunch: Sunday November 25 from 11am-3pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: December 7 from 6-9pm
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Helene Strebel, Flowing Liquid, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36”

Jean Herman: Artist Statement

Jean Herman believes that art is always very personal and that both abstract and interpretive realism in art tells the artist’s unique story. Her work in “New Creations” is a series she calls “Origins”. It is all about new creations, the old and new ways to look at our age old questions of our origins. Art is the perfect media to explore old myths and new interpretations. She uses her mixed media fiber collage technique to build 9 separate pieces that tell one story of our origins.

Jean will be showing her interpretation of the various creation stories that are told throughout human history. She has always been fascinated with how different cultures and religious traditions build a story to explain “How did we get here? Where did we come from? Where are we going?” A newer version of this story is told in Dan Brown’s new book, “Origins”. Herman was intrigued by the theme of the book and the intersection of old and new thought. The book “Origins” tells the story of an agnostic or atheistic view of our origins. Yet, the call of the 7 days of creation myths remain very powerful. Modern thought often tries to merge this story into the scientific view of millions, if not billions of years of evolution.

Helene Strebel: Artist Statement

All of Helene Strebel’s paintings are created in her studio, but when she is out and about, traveling near or far she gets an idea that will often lead to a new painting. Her paintings are created by listening to herself and her own originality.

The progress can be a struggle or a love battle to reach the finish line. Every part expresses some emotion, lines and shapes will speak. Helene hopes to inspire people who see her work to look carefully around them, to discover beauty in unusual places.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

Karine Léger, Karen Scharer, Jeff Glode Wise: Wonderland

Space Gallery

November 15, 2018 - January 5, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, November 15th 6-8pm
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Karine Léger, Seafaring Song, Acrylic on canvas 36x60 inches
 
Space Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition with new work by Karine Léger, Karen Scharer and Jeff Glode Wise. Using various materials, shapes and colors, these artists create a wonderland of visual bliss and dreamlike contemplation.

Canadian artist Karine Léger begins her process by deconstructing compositions “in order to lay the foundations for an introspective reconstruction. Colours, textures and shapes are meticulously selected to be arranged and rearranged, assembled and reassembled, in a quest for the right balance.” This creative process is slow and deliberate, paying special attention to placement and energy. Her forms “nearly touching, other times precariously balancing on one another and, on occasion, merging… The shapes seem anthropomorphic at times, reflecting that constant desire for balance. But they only reveal just enough, allowing plenty of room for the viewers to find their own interpretation or story.” The artwork is only complete when a balance has been achieved creating a meditative environment for the viewer.

Artist Karen Scharer recently moved ‘downhill’ from her previous home at 7500 feet of elevation outside Rocky Mountain National Park. Her new environment, new community, new opportunities and challenges have informed her recent body of work that focuses on the process of change. As an intuitive painter, Scharer’s paintings are a genuinely personal expression of her experiences. “This work is about expanding and adjusting, learning and celebrating. It’s also about deeply missing what was before.. returning occasionally, to a quieter, more contemplative space.” The dynamic and energetic compositions with saturated color and strong contrast invite the viewer into the artist’s introspective thoughtful world.

Jeff Glode Wise has a strongly Asian aesthetic, rooted in balance, with great respect for materials and their inherent textures. His work is playful and “elude the grasp of gravity, allowing rocks to float and metal to flow like water.” Wise is inspired by expressions of nature and astronomy such as “swirling galaxies and the rhythmic movement of birds and fish.” There are also references to the human spirit as it is transformed by circumstance. Wise creates sculpture that transforms motion into emotion drawing the viewing into a dreamlike place yearning to interact.

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

 

Jeff Aeling: Sangre De Cristos

On The Mezzanine: Debra Salopek

William Havu Gallery

November 16, 2018 - January 5, 2019

  • Opening Reception : Friday, Nov 16, 6-9pm; Both Artists Will Be In Attendance
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Jeff Aeling, Thunderstorm Over The Sangre De Cristos, Oil On Panel, 34" X 48"

The paintings of Jeff Aeling tell the experience of being on the land, the power of nature and the beauty of light. They reveal to us a deep connection to the vastness of the landscape of our country. Informed by the history of art and science, Aeling looks at the mutual embrace of land and sky as a twenty-first century observer. He shows us the specific qualities of a particular day and season, the temperature cool and the atmosphere clear or warm and humid, winds blustery or still, as he searches for the essence of what is universal.

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

 

Ralph Wiegmann and Suzanne Truman

Visions West Contemporary

November 30, 2018 - January 5, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 30th from 6-8 pm
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The patterns, sensations and rhythms of nature have been an early influence on the art of both Wiegmann and Truman. The two artists have both experienced a profound sense of awe and appreciation throughout their lives in various natural settings. The patterns of the vast natural landscape and geological striations compelled the two artists to explore their own relationships with the land through abstraction. Wiegmann speaks about his work as subconscious expression which arises through the process of making. The result of which is a distillation of experiences and memories and recurring rhythms.

The works that appear in their upcoming show at Visions West Contemporary continue to meditate on these notions of pattern, color, and texture in nature. This in-depth collaboration has led the artists to a particular essence in their works that is focused on the elemental interplay of fire and water and the destructive as well as regenerative nature of these two things.

Some of the works that appear in this show utilize scale and multi-media installation in order to express the intention of the artists. One of the especially collaborative works physically engages the viewer to move around and with the work. The use of gently weathered free standing columns of wood allows the body to relate to their scale and anthropomorphic shape. The charred patina on these carved and burned timbers is sharply contrasted with the pink tone of the fracking sand that the wooden figures seem to be rising out of. The piece is punctuated by the projection of moving water onto the sand. This installation piece in particular hints to the direction of the two artists continued work; what are the consequences of the human imposition on the natural world?

Suzanne Truman received her BA from Montana State University and Ralph Wiegmann’s BFA was from the Drawing and Printmaking Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Both artists received MFA’s from the University of Montana in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and had since lived in Montana, until their recent move to teach in Wisconsin. Truman teaches Art + Design at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County, and Wiegmann teaches at North Cedar Academy, an International Baccalaureate High School.

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

 

IN THIS PARTICULAR GHOST TOWN: by Josh Davy & Zachary Reece

Valkarie Gallery & Studio

November 14 - December 9, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17, 5 - 8:30pm
  • FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK: Friday, December 7, 5 - 9:00pm
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Zachary Reece: has been creating in the pointillism style for over 25 years. The first 15 of those years it was in the traditional medium of ink on illustration board, but for the past decade he has crossed over to digital drawing and illustration.

Preferring to alternate between using circles and stipples to build the image, Reece begins by finding an image that resonates with his own preference, but one that he feels will resonate with others as well. It’s usually something classy with a hint of pop appeal. He then chooses a geometric pattern that will define the alternating circles and dots, such as a checkerboard, concentric circles, or vertical bars. After preparing the source image like this, Reece brings it into the iPad Pro to meticulously draw every piece with a pressure sensitive stylus (Apple Pencil) in vecor-based illustration software. Rarely does a piece take him under 150 hours to complete. The end artwork is then sent to print to canvas with no limitation of what size it wants to be.

“Most people think I’m very patient by creating in this style,” says Reece, “but the only patience I lose is when I finish one and need to dream up the next. I just want to draw!”

Josh Davy: "A close friend of mine has spent most of his adult life hunting for fossils in his free time. I’ve known this about him for a while, but I’d never realized how good he’d been at it. This past summer I went over to help him pack up his things and move out of his home, ending a marriage of more than 20 years. He let her keep all of the furniture and most of the photographs and we spent the better part of two days trying to figure out what was worth taking. How much needed to go into storage, what things were so important that they needed to stay with him as he worked out his future, and what just wasn’t of value any more at this point in his life? He began to question whether he needed all of his fossil collection as he thought about how to store it; I began questioning the value of those damn fossils after about the fourth hour of carrying boxes of rocks up the basement stairs.

He let most of the fossils go, maybe for practical reasons, or maybe they meant less to him as the marriage to his best friend and partner in exploration was ending. He gave me several boxes from his collection and I began to think about how I could use them in my work. I kept thinking about the objects that we value and why. I started to get ideas about what I might want to say about the things humans will leave behind, our fossil record. This show begins with sculptures I designed around the remnants of long extinct species, and moves into work that represents my feelings about the rapidly changing social structure and architecture of our cities today."

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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http://www.valkariefineart.com

 

Best of the Summer Art Market

Curtis Center

November 5 - December 9, 2018

  • Artists Reception: Saturday, November 10, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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In June of 2018 the Art Students League of Denver held their annual Summer Art Market. Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Greenwood Village, Chris Stevens, served as a judge for this year's festival. Chris, along with Henry Meininger (Owner of Meininger's Art Supplies) and Sandra Fettingis (Denver based artist) walked the show and together chose the best artwork in several categories.

This exhibit features all the award winners from this year's festival including:
  • Gregory Dye - Best in Show
  • Jeff Russell, Julie Scott and Joe Scott - Best Booth Presentation
  • Michael Rieger - Best Mastery of Media and Technique
  • Lauri Dunn - Best Creative Interpretation
  • Julie Leidel - First Runner Up
  • Ana Maria Botero - Meininger Award

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30
http://www.greenwoodvillage.com

 

Coalesce

Goodwin Fine Art

November 9 - December 22, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9 from 6 - 9 pm
  • Gallery's Closing Group Exhibition
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Image: Ashley Eliza Williams, Study No. 26, oil on paper, 12 x 12 in.

In Celebration of Friends of the Gallery and Gallery Artists: Alpert + Kahn, Buff Elting, Mia Mulvey, Andrew Beckham, Danae Falliers, Jennifer Nehrbass, Andy Berg, Sharon Feder, Margaret Pettee Olsen, Brenda Biondo, Carol Golemboski, Martha Russo, Kate Breakey, Patti Hallock, Kimberlee Sullivan, Beau Carey, David Hicks, Debra Van Tuinen, Matt Christie, Jill Hadley Hooper, Mark Villarreal, Linda Connor, Shawn Huckins, Marcia Weese, Rebecca Cuming, Tshai Johnson, Ashley Eliza Williams Lanny DeVuono, Patrick Marold

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

 

Natural Occurrences

Featuring: Bonny Lhotka, Heather Patterson, Farida Hughes, Chloe Hedden, Lauren Karnitz, Caprice Pierucci

Walker Fine Art

November 9, 2018 - January 5, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9th from 5-9pm


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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

 

Harlequin Night by Knomad Colab

The STOREROOM: a storefront window at 1700 Vine St. in Denver

November 10, 2018 - January 31, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6-8pm
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Vine St. Pub and Brewery is excited to announce a new art installation and exhibition space - The STOREROOM - in a formerly empty storefront on 17th St., adjacent to Vine St. Pub, and it’s first art installation, Harlequin Night, by artist team Knomad Colab.

Casting a layered array of colorful shadows inspired by the harlequin archetype, Harlequin Night will temporarily illuminate The STOREROOM, bringing to life a forgotten and underutilized space. Elements of sculpture in combination with traditional theater lighting techniques will activate the entirety of the space as a three-dimensional painting, offering a moment of both delight and reflection for passersby. Harlequin Night is best viewed between 5pm and 1am.

The vision of The STOREROOM is to work with artists and Denver property owners to activate empty storefronts in Denver. Artists with a passion for engaging with the public and across diverse audiences, for creating work that is visually stunning and innovative, and for adding insight and whimsy to the neighborhood are offered a space to install temporary art installations. “Giving artists a space to create and display new works, or existing works that need a temporary home, The STOREROOM allows artists to share their voice outside of the gallery and museum world,” said Vine St. Pub owner Kevin J. Daly, adding, “especially in this current political and social climate, it was important for us to share space with the creative community and encourage other businesses to do the same.”

About The STOREROOM: The STOREROOM is a new art installation and exhibition space in a former empty storefront adjacent to the Vine St. Pub and Brewery. This space is open for artists to create installation artworks in an empty storeroom that is viewable to the public along 17th St. For more information, or to have your artwork considered for the space, please contact Brendan Picker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also find us on Instagram @storeroomdenver and on Facebook at The Storeroom.

About Knomad Colab: Knomad Colab is a collaborative duo that seeks to transform the spaces in which we exist through the creation of site-specific public art interactions and interventions. Environment, site history, and cultural identity are important elements in shaping each installation as a unique art experience. Exploring the outdoors as both an unconventional canvas and gallery space, the duo are typically drawn to natural, abandoned, and industrial sites. To bring their concepts to life, they employ the science of imaginary solutions along with graphic design, material fabrication, and lighting design. Often offering art only as an intangible, temporary experience, the Knomad Colab work contemplates impermanence through reverence for history and celebration of progress.

 

Nexus by Mark Brasuell

Naropa Paramita Campus

November 5 - December 17, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9th from 6-8pm
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Not Even Human

RedLine Contemporary Art Center

November 10 - December 9, 2018

  • Featuring: Bradley Benedatti, Coleman Mummery, Colin Ward, Cows, Jessica Langley, Justin Beard, Margaret Neumann, Neal Agarwal, Porscha Danielle, Sarah Gamble, Tucker Marder / Sharks
  • Curated By: Alicia Ordal
  • Opening Reception: Saturday November 10, 6-9pm
600 pxNot Even Human explores fundamental connections between other living creatures and our comprehension of existences beyond ourselves. Local and regional contributors from various fields offer their unique perspectives through images, humor, and performative collaborations with animals. This collection of work considers other life forms through a multi-species lens informed by experimentation, appreciation and curiosity.

This exhibition runs concurrently with esteemed artist Margaret Neumann's retrospective What Lies Between at RedLine through December 9th.

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

 

Kim Harrell Solo Exhibition: Back to the Garden

Mai Wyn Fine Art

November 1 - December 1, 2018

  • Special Preview Reception: Thursday, November 1st 6-8pm
  • 1st Friday Opening Reception: November 2nd 5-10pm
  • Practicing Collecting​: Friday, November 9th 6-7pm
  • Third Friday: Friday, November 16th, 6-8pm
  • Art of Brunch​: Sunday, November 25th, 11am - 3pm
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Mai Wyn Fine Art presents ​Back to the Garden, ​a solo exhibition of sculpture and functional silver works by Kim Harrell. A celebration of our connectedness to Earth, this exhibition showcases Harrell’s signature minimalist style emphasizing texture, line and material. Meet the artist at a Special Preview Event on Thursday, November 1st from 6-8pm or during the 1st Friday Gallery Walk, November 2nd from 5-10pm. ​Back to the Garden​ continues through December 1st, 2018.

Kim Harrell is a silversmith and jewelry artist based in Aurora, Colorado. Harrell studied at London Metropolitan University, Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design in Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel where she obtained her B.A. in Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts under the guidance of Britain’s most prestigious silversmiths. Harrell’s work can be found in private and corporate collections in the USA, the UK and Norway.

Back to the Garden ​features ​Moon Vessel​, a series of silver forms created by a technique called raising, which is the process of creating a 3D shape from a flat sheet of metal. Inspired by the stages of the moon, these works exemplify the thoughtful combination of craft and concept featured in Harrell’s work​. ​She sees it as an opportunity to meditate on humanity’s connectedness with matter in the universe — a feeling of connectedness which is strongest for Harrell when she gardens and makes art.

Mai Wyn Fine Art is located at 744 Santa Fe Dr. in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe Drive. The gallery exclusively features Colorado-based contemporary artists and makers showcased through rotating curated exhibitions. Regular gallery hours are 11am - 5pm Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy extended hours every 1st Friday Art Walk (open until 10pm) and 3rd Friday Collectors’ Preview (open until 8pm). http://www.maiwyn.com​ for more info.

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

 

Sharon Brown: "Trumped II: Teasin' Treason"

Pattern Shop Studio

November 2 - December 7, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 2nd, from 6-9pm
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Sharon Brown continues her satirical portrait series of Trump administration officials and sycophants with new oil paintings at The Pattern Shop Studio. Sharon is the artist in residence at The Pattern Shop Studio, 3349 Blake Street, in Denver, Colorado. Her work can be seen at websites sharonbondbrown.com and patternshopstudio.com. The gallery is in the heart of the RiNo Art District, three blocks from the RTD light rail stop at the 38th and Blake station, surrounded by restaurants, craft breweries, cideries, wineries, and other art and music venues.

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

 

Neighborhoods: New Work by Tracy Weil

Weilworks Gallery

November 2 - 30, 2018

  • First Friday Opening Reception: November 2 from 5 to 9pm
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After a five year hiatus, Weilworks Gallery is back — and big! Neighborhoods, featuring an extra large colorful painting by Tracy Weil, debuts at Weilworks at a First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, November 2 from 5 to 9pm. Weilworks Gallery is located at 3611 Chestnut Place in the RiNo Art District in Denver. 

Neighborhoods is a celebration of where we live, love, work and play, and a tribute to the four historic neighborhoods that comprise the RiNo Art District: Five Points, Cole, Elryia-Swansea, and Globeville. The exhibition highlight is an oil painting measuring 20-feet by 7-feet and fills the gallery’s main exhibition space.

With the district’s dramatic growth, Weil seeks to amplify the importance of respecting the energy and vitality of these long-established neighborhoods. “These are vibrant neighborhoods that have been here for generations,” notes Weil. “As the artist community grows in the district, it’s attracting other creative businesses as well as major development,” he says. “Art is the common thread and it’s our job as artists to lead, remind and document. I hope this new work will continue efforts to empower our community and change the paradigm of cultural displacement.”

Gallery open by appointment after reception - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Weilworks
3611 Chestnut Place
Denver, Colorado 80216

 

Tiffany Miller Russell and Nancy Sullo

UCAR Community Art Program at NCAR (1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder)

November 5, 2018 - January 4, 2019

  • Cut Paper Wildlife Sculptures by Tiffany Miller Russell and Watercolor Portraits by Nancy Sullo
  • Opening Art Reception: Thursday November 8th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm
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The UCAR Community Art Program at NCAR is proud to present two new exhibits: Cut Paper Wildlife Sculptures by Tiffany Miller Russell and Watercolor Portraits by Nancy Sullo

Tiffany Miller Russell’s paper sculptures create inviting glimpses of familiar worlds that display a heightened sense of reality. Peering into a shadowbox holds its own kind of magic, encouraging memories of similar moments in our lives when we have been overwhelmed with curiosity and wonder. These works are created from specialty art papers, which are cut flat and then shaped by hand, with an intent to create sculpture that resembles painting. Tiffany finds inspiration in nature and the diversity of life, especially the animal kingdom. Her work explores the interconnected relationship of animals to the larger world, from the daily ecosystem the creatures encounter, to their use as cultural and artistic icons.

Tiffany’s paper sculptures have won her numerous national awards, including from the Artists’ Magazine and the Society of Animal Artists. Two of her works are included in the permanent Contemporary Art collection of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum.

Nancy Sullo has a particular passion for painting people in watercolor. She aims for fresh and lively portrayals of her subjects, making use of lighting, color, and atmosphere to achieve this. Her subjects come from photos she’s taken, both recently and well in the past. All are a part of her life in some way. The subjects include old and young, family and friends, strangers who cross her path and people she’s met in Central America and Mexico.

This exhibit, “Life Studies,” is a celebration of the many aspects of humanity seen through Nancy’s lens and interpreted through her brush.
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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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

 

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