Animalia

Abend Gallery

August 10 - 31, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, August 10th, 6-8pm
  • Participating artists: Dina Brodsky, Phoenix Chan, Morgan Cameron, Jon Ching, Marina Dieul, Stuart Dunkel, Thorgrimur Einarsson, Jennifer Gennari, Dana Hawk, Cody Jimenez, Criminy Johnson, Lindsey Kustusch, Shelli Langdale, Claudia Martucci, Gina Matarazzo, Patrick Maxcy, Ryan Morse, Josie Morway, Alexandrea Pangburn, Rob Rey, Jess Wathen, Michele Kortbawi Wilk, Zane York
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Please join us on Saturday, August 10th, 6-8pm, for the opening reception of Animalia, a beautiful glimpse into the wonders of the animal kingdom. The artists present stunningly rendered portraits, captivating settings, and impeccable technique, allowing us a close look at the wonders of the natural and imagined fauna.

Abend Gallery
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Sat: 12:00 - 6:00 pm
303.355.0950
http://www.abendgallery.com

 

Trine Bumiller: Close Encounters

Art Gym Denver

August 15 - September 6, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday, August 15 from 5-8 PM
  • Artist talk and viewing of Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Tuesday, August 20 from 6-9pm
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Close Encounters, a new mixed-media installation by Denver artist Trine Bumiller, explores the obsessive pull of Devils Tower

 Devils Tower, the first National Monument, has been a site of interest for longer than modern history has documented. A geological mystery, this tower pierces the otherwise flat landscape of northern Wyoming. It is a spiritual mecca for over 20 Native American tribes who have found solace in the sacred setting, still using it for rituals and prayer to this day. More recently still, Devils Tower is the setting of Steven Spielberg’s 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, a film about an undying obsession with finding the truth about aliens and UFOs.

Presently, Devils Tower is the focus of Denver artist Trine Bumiller. Interested in the mystical pull this site has on people, Bumiller built an obsession with its obsession. In her artist statement she explains “The obsessiveness speaks to the obsessive quality of human nature; from the number of times the tower has been reproduced to the many references to it throughout history. It plays off of both ritual and prayer, a repeated gesture meant to invoke spiritual practice and meditation.” Made up of thousands of individual works of different media, size, and techniques, the exhibition certainly makes her obsession abundantly clear.

Trine Bumiller grew up in Cincinnati, OH, and graduated from RISD. Her art career has taken her across the globe, showing and attending artist residencies worldwide. She is represented by Robischon Gallery and currently lives and works in Denver and Fraser, CO.

Art Gym Denver
1472 Leyden Street
Denver, CO 80220

 

Trees: Transcended

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery

August 1 - 30, 2019

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Photo by Marti Neveln

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery members explore the concept of trees in all their forms. The diversity of styles and ideas will inspire you to view nature in unexpected and delightful ways. Come see our forest of creative ideas!  The Art District on Santa Fe is hosting an exciting 1st Friday Art Walk on Aug. 2 - food, music and merriment! Don’t miss this fun free event!

Artists on Santa Fe is a gallery with working artists' studios located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe. It's an engaging environment where visitors can interact with professional artists and view work in progress.
  • Open Monday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-4
  • 1st Friday Art Walk - Aug. 2, 6-9 pm
  • 3rd Friday Artist’s Reception - Aug. 16, 5-8 pm
Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303-573-5903
http://www.artistsonsantafe.com

 

Paper and Ink: Contemporary Printmaking

Art Students League of Denver

August 16 - September 29, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 16 from 5:30-8pm
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Join us for the opening of our latest exhibit - Paper & Ink: Contemporary Printmaking. ASLD faculty and members have contributed all types of printmaking to this exhibit, highlighting the very best in paper and ink. Meet and mingle with our community of artists.

Free and open to the public. Light bites and refreshments provided.

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
http://www.ASLD.org

 

Brigitte Moeckli & Andreas Schmid: Viewpoints

Bitfactory Gallery

August 16 - September 12, 2019

  • Opening reception: August 16 from 6-9pm
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Bitfactory Gallery at 851 Santa Fe Drive is proud to present Viewpoints, a multimedia installation by Swiss artist Brigitte Moeckli and Denver drummer Andreas Schmid. Once a month, over a period of one year, the artists exchanged photographs of scenes they each came across in their daily lives. These images were the source for improvised drum compositions, later mixed together as a soundtrack for the photographs that are partially redirected and projected as an animated time sequence, inviting the viewer to travel through a dream world where different themes create space for personal interpretations and reflections.

The goal of Viewpoints is to create an awareness of time and space as a visual flow where actual physical locality loses its significance. The exhibit has been shown twice in Zurich, Switzerland and in the South of France.

Brigitte Moeckli lives and works near Zurich, Switzerland. After completing her studies in art history, history and German at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, she worked as a research assistant at the Art Institute in Chicago. She enhanced her technical skills as an artist with formal training in Zurich, graduating as an art teacher. Her additional trainings in dance and movement therapy led her most recently to receive a diploma in process-oriented psychology. Moeckli’s work is a direct result of this background. She is curious about her inner world, manifesting itself in thoughts, dreaming, daydreaming, body experiences, altered states of consciousness and interactions with people from various worlds. Her work including installations and photographs have been on display in various art institutions throughout Switzerland.

Andreas Schmid is a professional drummer based in Denver, CO. He has developed a versatile and open drum sound, leading him to successful artistic collaboration with various notable artists coming from many different stylistic backgrounds. Schmid developed his individual sound through studies at New York’s Drummers’ Collective, graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston and receiving a Master’s in music education at the Zurich Conservatory in Switzerland. He also studied the cajón at the Taller Flamenco in Seville. He has performed throughout Europe and the US at different acclaimed jazz and rock clubs, as well as at festivals. He currently teaches music at Steele Elementary School and drums at MSU’s DIME Denver program

Bitfactory Gallery, located in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, exhibits works by the best emerging and up-and-coming local, national and international visual artists. Owner/artist/curator Bill Thomason strives to showcase art that may not be a good fit for other galleries. Additionally, he hosts one major or renowned artist a year, bringing new and exciting work to Denver. The Bitfactory building also houses artist studios with the vision of providing a helpful, friendly atmosphere for artists to work solo or collaborate with others. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and by appointment. 

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

 

Clark Richert: Pattern and Dimensions

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

June 6 - September 15, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6; 5:30pm members preview; 6:30-8:30pm free public reception
  • Guest curated by Cortney Lane Stell
  • Artist/Curator Talk with Clark Richert and Cortney Lane Stell: Thursday, June 20; 6pm doors open; 6:30-7:30pm talk; $12 / $8 members
  • Join Clark Richert and Guest Curator Cortney Lane Stell as they discuss their unique insights into the inspiration behind this exhibition
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Clark Richert, Starpants (detail), 2012, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Rule Gallery.

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

 

Collin Parson: INTERFERENCE PT. 1

Buell Theatre Lobby at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

1350 Curtis Street in Denver

July 1 - October 1, 2019

  • Opening Recpeption: Monday July 1 at 5pm; In-conjunction with the opening reception, Alex Anderson (Nasty Nachos) will be performing a live electronic music concert, with modular synthesizers, on the open-air Buell Theatre Balcony. Nasty Nachos’ performance will be a musical reflection of Parson’s use of light and mirrors, in his artworks. The event is free and open to the public

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Collin Parson, Untitled (from the Moire Series), laser cut acrylic and hardware, 24" x 72" x 3", 2019.

 
Collin Parson's "Interference" will be on display in the Buell Theatre lobby July 1 - October 1 and accessible to theatre patrons during events. If you would like to schedule a tour of the exhibit please contact Rudi Cerri, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The exhibition title INTERFERENCE PT. 1 is in relation to the "interference" fringes created by the Moire effect, in which similar but slightly overset patterns are overlaid over each other causing fascinating perceptual effects. This exhibition features four of Parson's on-going series (Lightboxes, Divided, Reflections, and Moire) all which explore his fascination with perception, light, and space. INTERFERENCE PT. 2 will be held at Michael Warren Contemporary from October 15 - November 23, 2019. The purpose of Parson's work is to push the viewer beyond everyday limits of perception, assisting one in discovering an informed awareness of this captured beauty. The connection between the viewer and the interaction with the light, allows the viewer to slow down and contemplate what they are experiencing. Incorporating the perceptual properties of light; he hopes to achieve an experience that is unique to each viewer. Parson achieves this by using CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) routers or lasers to precisely cut patterns in industrial materials, often that are embedded with programmable light-emitting diodes. Alternatively, at other times a reflective surface is used that serves as the light mechanism without the use of artificial light. Controlling these combined elements helps to capture vivid demonstrations of the principles of geometry, light, color, and space. It’s time to give light the primary role rather than the secondary, supportive role.

“The intention of a phenomenal art is simply the gift of seeing a little more today than you did yesterday” - Robert Irwin

 

Artists Book Cornucopia X

(the last Cornucopia!)

Submission deadline is Monday September 16, 2019

  • Juror: Marnie Powers-Torrey, Managing Director Book Arts Program, Marriot Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Exhibition open to those working in the book form worldwide who are at least 18 years of age
  • Full details at http://bit.ly/ABC-10-pros
  • Exhibition on view at Denver's Art Gym Gallery from November 7 - 29, 2019
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Reason Belief Truth, by Thomas Parker Williams

I've heard it said that all good things must end, and now Abecedarian's annual Artists Book Cornucopia, most certainly a good thing, is nearing its end. This year's Cornucopia will be the last in this ten year series.

What a rich and wonderful series of exhibitions this has been - most of the artists I continue to work with introduced themselves and their work to me by submitting to one (or more) of the Artists Book Cornucopia exhibitions.

Eligible are any artist bookworks other than SPOD (Self Published On Demand such as Lulu, Blurb and so forth). Books may be editioned or unique, sculptural or more traditionally bound, interactive or passive.

 

WOW 2019

Core New Art Space

August 2 - 31, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 2nd from 6-9pm
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WOW! Core New Art Space has moved to 6851 W. Colfax Ave. in the heart of the 40 West Arts District. To celebrate, Core will have their trademark annual WOW (Wide Open Whatever) open call show reception timed with the district wide First Friday Art Crawl, August 2nd, 6-9pm.

Established in 1981, this long-running iconic cooperative has survived several moves and Pasternack’s Art Hub will be its 7th location. Core has the distinction of being the only gallery hosting quarterly open call shows in addition to the WOW and has had local/regional/international entries.

Some new bonus features with the move: a designated space for members to display a dynamic range of affordable art, PLUS PARKING! In addition, Core’s long established exhibit rental space, The Annex, is available to artists, complete with publicity and shared receptions in main gallery.

Core New Art Space
6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.297.8428
Friday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
http://www.CoreArtSpace.com

 

Coming Together: Meg Griffiths, Christos J. Palios, and JP Terlizzi

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

August 16 - September 28, 2019

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Since the beginning of time, humans have been gathering over meals. From first dates to weddings, to celebrations of life and death, we meet at the table. In Coming Together, artists Meg Griffiths, Christos J. Palios, and JP Terlizzi consider the ways that home, meals and associated rituals connect us and influence our lives.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 5pm; Saturday: Noon – 4pm

303.837.1341
http://www.cpacphoto.org

 

36th Annual All Colorado Art Show

Curtis Center for the Arts

July 13 - August 31, 2019

  • Juror Talk: Saturday, July 20, 2:00 p.m.
  • We are honored to have Collin Parson serve as this year's juror; Collin serves as Director of Galleries at the Arvada Center; He was recognized as one of 100 Colorado Creatives by Westword Magazine in 2013 and is represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver
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The Curtis Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 36th Annual All Colorado Art Show. This exhibit will showcase over 60 works of art in many different mediums from artists across the state. The exhibit will also feature works from this year’s Village Read author Jayme Manfield.

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30; Saturdays - 10am - 4pm
http://www.greenwoodvillage.com

 

Collectivism

Center for Visual Art

August 1 - October 19, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 2 from 6-8pm
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Collectivism, opening August 1 at the Center for Visual Art, MSU Denver invites viewers to explore how working in collectives provides artists an outlet for expression that is different from their individual practice, in particular in areas of activism and humor, and additionally in how those modes of practice overlap. The exhibition features the work of 13 local, international and historic artist collectives including: Ant Farm, Distill Collective, DMB Collective, KUT, Ladies Fancywork Society, Secret Love Collective, Shattered Moon Alliance, subRosa, Tea Project, TVTV, Videofreex, The Women’s Art League and Women’s Video News Service.

“CVA is committed to presenting compelling contemporary exhibitions that spark dialogue and we are pleased to present work created through collective action that so thoughtfully engages with current issues our visitors are eager to discuss including gender, identity, media, privacy, technology and gentrification” says Cecily Cullen, Director and Curator of CVA. “It is our hope that the teamwork and collaboration inherent in this exhibition and the collective examination of contemporary issues will inspire our community to come together in conversation.”

Collectivism includes the work of several local artists collectives including Ladies Fancywork Society, Secret Love Collective and the Women’s Art League showcasing the dynamic creativity and diversity of Colorado’s flourishing art scene.

Boulder-based Women’s Art League will exhibit “vagina china” – their large-scale community art project that explores issues related to sex trafficking, connecting this alarming global reality with a centuries older global trade in Asian ceramics.

Ladies Fancywork Society and Secret Love Collective, both based in Denver, will each exhibit new work. Ladies Fancywork Society to will unfurl Our Lady, a large scale crocheted sculptural intervention while the Secret Love Collective will install an alternative world onsite at CVA replete with an interactive costume closet where visitors can explore different identities and ways of being.

Secret Love Collective will also present a variety of unique events throughout the run of the exhibition including the Parade of Selves and the In Bed By Ten dance party DJed by member DJ L.A. Zwicky on August 2. The group will also host an interactive, art making game show, Collect This!, on October 10 where participants will collect seemingly random elements to make art. Costumes, puppets and potentially artful chaos to ensue.

Other events include an artist talk and performance by the noted cyberfeminist artist collective subRosa. Members Hyla Willis and Faith Wilding will join guests in conversation about their practice on September 5. On September 6, members of subRosa will present a new performance, Gentrification U, that explores the intersections of the higher education industry with housing gentrification, the gig economy, and the new forms of digitizing and monetizing of life and death. All events are free to attend.

Other highlights include the Tea Project whose work shares the voices and experiences of men in Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp highlighting the human rights violations of the Global War on Terror. Also included are KUT, an anonymous group of Latvian filmmakers, musicians, artists, politicians and cats and Shattered Moon Alliance, a collaborative duo that explores sci-fi world-building that re-centers feminist perspectives.

Additionally, interactive art making stations throughout the gallery will allow visitors to create their own art and correspond directly with the collectives themselves.

“We feel it is important to provide fun and meaningful opportunities for visitors to not only engage with the exhibition but to also directly interact with the artists,” says Cullen. “By adding these participatory elements within the exhibition, we hope visitors will be inspired to express what is personally meaningful to them and share issues that are important in their communities.”

Collectivism also features the work of two MSU Denver Art Department faculty members, Associate Professor of Art and Collectivism co-curator Tsehai Johnson and Associate Professor of Art Michael Bernhardt. With Distill Collective, Johnson departs from her ceramics practice to create conversational and collaborative drawings through the mail. Bernhardt, of DMB Collective, is one of the three creators of the album War On Christmas which pokes fun at the daily stream of data from the world of current events in politics, as well as the self-absorbed nature of social media and beyond.

MSU Denver Art Department Chair, Associate Professor Art History, Theory and Criticism and Collectivism co-curator Deanne Pytlinski, who has written extensively on 1960’s feminist video art and counterculture, rounds out the exhibition with her selection of videos from prominent, historical experiemental and feminist film collectives including Ant Farm, Videofreex, TVTV and Women’s Video News Service.

Collectivism is organized by the Center for Visual Art and is curated by Cecily Cullen, Director and Curator of CVA, Tsehai Johnson, Associate Professor of Art, MSU Denver and Deanne Pytlinski, Chair, MSU Denver Department of Art and Associate Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism.

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

 

Meet the Artists Opening Exhibition

D’art Gallery

August 1 - September 15, 2019

DartGalleryLogoD’art Gallery LLC was first talked about in April 2019 when several artists met to pursue organizing a cooperative gallery at 900 Santa Fe Drive after Kat Payge purchased the building. The founding members are Jean Smith, Susan Hazaleus, Kelly Austin-Rolo, Jude Barton, Susan Gibbons and Carrie Makenna. Interested artists were invited to a meeting in late May and 16 artists committed to the project. This core group of professional artists with studios in Denver, Lakewood, Longmont, and Westminster have met over the last ten weeks to establish and organize the gallery featuring a new combination of artists to the Santa Fe Art District.

D’art Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO
https://dartgallery.org

 

Eyes On: Jonathan Saiz

Denver Art Museum - Hamilton Building (Level 4)

May 12 - November 17, 2019

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Jonathan Saiz, Study for Utopia, 2018. Mixed media
Courtesy of the artist and K Contemporary Gallery, Photo by Wes Magyar. © Jonathan Saiz

Jonathan Saiz’s installation #WhatisUtopia is comprised of a column covered with 10,000 tiny drawings, paintings, and sculptures. By definition, utopia is “an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.” The artist employs social media to spark conversation and document responses about our ability to re-envision and embody a modern utopia. More than 10,000 artworks were made to be given away after the end of the exhibition.

Consider Jonathan Saiz's invitation to join his dialogue about utopia. Engage through Instagram at @utopia_is_free with the hashtag #WhatisUtopia or #JonathanSaizatDAM.

Details about the giveaway will be posted beginning October 2019. To receive email notification, register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
720.865.5000

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

Invisible Information: New Paintings by Jason Albert Garcia

God Spelled Backwards New Paintings by Patrick Kane McGregor

Dateline

August 1 - 31, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 2nd from 6-11pm
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Jason Garcia - Godseye

The work of Jason Garcia, Invisible Information at Dateline, is a display of varied gradations of color. Ojo De Dios or God’s Eye imagery is painted and deconstructed. Traditionally woven, Ojo De Dios are hung in homes or posted along a path as a blessing, placed in environments as guidance of how to proceed towards uncertainty. At face value Garcia’s work is rooted in the fundamentals of color theory. Further investigation reveals that the work considers a sociopolitical climate on national, local and individual platforms. Garcia’s research is rooted in autoethnography, an approach that aims to represent and systematically deconstruct personal exploits in an attempt to understand a cultural experience. Reflective of that cultural experience, his work for DATELINE is an investigation of how multiple meanings can intersect and erode each other.

In Garcia’s investigation, Invisible Information addresses his concerns that reside in the universal actions of observance, translation and understanding of an object. Garcia’s presentation of each Ojo de Dios is what transcends each painting into being a symbol as a placeholder or signpost for meaning. Simply put, in this case, blessings can be identified differently for the artist and each viewer. Garcia’s work requests the viewer to contemplate his or her own.

Invisible Information Jason Garcia was born in Orange, California in 1975. He earned a BFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1997 and his MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2014.

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Patrick “Kane” McGregor - God spelled backwards...

At a young age Patrick found Interest in comic books and the art of Frank Frazetta which inspired him to draw. After a divorce led him to the Bay Area, Patrick then found graffiti and focused on this heavily for the next 8 years. He then moved to Portland after the birth of his son, only to discover the lost art of photo realistic handpainted billboards. He saw a guy hanging from a building painting a Blockbuster ad (his first teacher, Art, in using an academic and fine art approach in realism and using oils and brushes.) After bugging the owner to get hired to even clean this guys brushes and learn this seemingly fleeting occupation, he jumped and quickly understood color theory and anatomy within 5 years.

After 20 or so years painting these large scale advertisements he perfected his style to paint the art of photo realism combined with traditional sign painting. He worked with various advertising and out door sign companies that lead him to New York, many of which he still freelances with.

Now, after moving back to Colorado in 2012, the style he portrays in his portraits, art and murals is a mixture of all of these art forms combined. Pen and ink, graffiti, sign painting and oil painting. With this heavy use of color and playful immortalization of mans best friend, of which he is most comfortable painting, the battle he faces now is to deconstruct what he has learned and come into his own style, which is a step towards the journey you will witness in this exhibit. His connection with dogs and his bulldog “Boug” dates back to the digital photo revolution, when taking photos became less and less expensive. In this time, he took numerous photos of his muse, and now using these photos for reference in his work.

Patrick “Kane” McGregor is a Colorado native born in Denver Colorado.

Garcia and McGregor currently share a renovated garage studio with fellow graffiti artist DREAD in the Denver neighborhood of Globeville.

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

 

Social Spheres

Featuring guest artist Becky Wareing Steele

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

June 20 - September 6, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 20th, from 4 to 7 pm with performances by Roshni Dance Ensemble from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, and by the Congolese Gloria Choir from 5:30 to 6:30 pm to observe World Refugee Day

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Becky Wareing Steele - Treehouse Prototype

Social Spheres explores the rapidly changing social environments today’s kids experience - from community spaces to virtual worlds. Guest artist Becky Wareing Steele will exhibit fascinating miniature environments alongside DAVA youth artists.

Middle and high school students in DAVA’s Job Training Program created an installation of ceramic roads representing social spaces and media. Computer Art Lab students captured sounds from social spaces and designed digital images of their physical and virtual environments. Students ages 7 to 17 in the DAVA Open Studio created a new community inspired by a workshop with guest artist Becky Wareing Steele on creating miniature spaces and models.

Guest artist Becky Wareing Steele explores the commonalities that exist in our shared experiences through the examination of scale and environment. Her miniature worlds deal with social and utopian communities while connecting with actual people.

All of DAVA’s exhibitions are free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, or by appointment. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DAVA is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. For more information about our programs, please 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

 

Linda Lopez: Stranger (Main Gallery)

In the project room: Secret Love Collective: Gay Renaissance (Project Space)

David B. Smith Gallery

August 16 - September 14, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 16th, from 6 - 8pm
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David B. Smith Gallery is proud to present Stranger, the first solo exhibition with the gallery by Fayetteville, Arkansas-based artist Linda Lopez.

Focused primarily in sculptural ceramics, Lopez’s curious and colorful forms have received national and international acclaim. In Stranger, Lopez’s first exhibition with the gallery, she considers the concepts of object and other. Presented in vibrant gradients of color, ceramic sculptures rear their bulbous heads as hundreds of porcelain fingers endlessly pour over one another, feeling their way around fragments of chunky debris. In the juxtaposition of gentle curves and sharp angles, Lopez boldly flips the gaze between bodily and foreign, familiar and alien.

Stranger comes at a time of cultural uncertainty. Inherent to the material itself, porcelain speaks to the gravity of objecthood and tradition, which contrasts sharply with the incorporeal influence of technological advancement on human social systems. Comprised of elemental earth materials, Lopez’s sculptures embody a substantive temperament, endowing her sculptures with the ability to return the curiosity of the viewer.

As described in the recent PBS special State of the Art, Lopez is an artist “redefining the American aesthetic.” Backed by stylistic and technical acuity, in Stranger Lopez ponders, “Who is the real stranger in this world, us or them?”

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Secret Love Collective, Anniversary, 2018, mixed media installation, dimensions variable

In the project room:

David B. Smith Gallery is pleased to present Gay Renaissance, an installation-based exhibition by Denver’s own Secret Love Collective.

Bounding with vibrantly colored handmade pom poms, carefully stitched banners, and mound upon mound of soft sculpture, Gay Renaissance brings a sense of maximalist celebration to the gallery’s project room. Impervious to, or perhaps in spite of increasing societal and political divisiveness, Secret Love Collective unapologetically infuses radical love into every plush, patterned nook and cranny.

With a history of spontaneous dance parties and costumed sidewalk parades, the joy of queerness sparkles like iridescent sequins throughout all of Secret Love’s endeavors. Working together to create immersive installations and experiences, the collective embraces the potential of critical collaboration. Self-emancipated from the rigidity of convention, Secret Love Collective’s Gay Renaissance proves once and for all that love itself can be a life-changing revolution, and that sharing secrets is undoubtedly a good thing.

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

 

Read more: David B. Smith: Linda Lopez & Secret Love Collective

Ken Peterson: Holga 2

John Horner: Metaphors About Shadows and Light in the world

Sarah Clark: Conversation with Order

Edge Gallery

August 16 - September 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 16th from 6 - 10PM
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Ken Peterson - When Knowledge Dies, 8” x 10”, May 2018

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

 

Character & Narrative An interactive show featuring the artwork of: Tom Sarmo & John Van Horn

Foothills Art Center

August 16 - October 20, 2019

  • Also featuring artwork by: Phil Ashworth & Travis Winters

Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
303.279.3922
http://www.foothillsartcenter.org

 

Unseen Nature: Katie Caron, Naomi Scheck, Regan Rosburg

William Havu Gallery

August 2 - September 14, 2019

  • Opening Reception : Friday, August 2nd from 6 - 9pm
  • On The Mezzanine: Laura Truitt: New Works
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Porcelain, Metal, Fiberglass, Compact fluorescent lights, Electronics, 51 X 39 X 36 inches
 
The William Havu Gallery presents Unseen Nature, an exhibition of new works by Katie Caron, Naomi Scheck & Regan Rosburg. Also featured will be Oxytocin (Polymer), a sculpture collaboration by Katie Caron & Martha Russo. On the mezzanine will be new works by painter, Laura Truitt.

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

 

Karen Roehl: Unfolding

K Contemporary

August 10 - 31, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, August 10, 6-9 pm
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K Contemporary is proud to present the latest body of work from celebrated Denver Abstract Expressionist, Karen Roehl.

As we journey, we leave in our wake the exciting possibilities of roads not traveled, undiscovered countries that sound their siren calls and then slip beneath the horizon astern. With her solo exhibition, “Unfolding,” Roehl will, in a sense, re-trace her steps, exploring uncharted potentials and breathing life into creative landscapes once confined to her restless imaginings.

“This show builds on what I’ve done in the past, and tries to expand it,” says Roehl, a longtime Denver resident. “I’m bringing everything to the table, unpacking and unfolding my accumulated past.”

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

 

New Works by Amanda Vela-Charbonneau

Kanon Collective

August 16 - 31, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, August 16, 6-10 pm at our new location: 6851 West Colfax Avenue, inside Pasternack's Art Hub
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Denver-based visionary artist Amanda Vela Charbonneau a.k.a Spirit Pervades Matter's Solo Show opens on Friday, August 16th. We invite you to join us for the show's opening reception that night from 5-10pm.

Amanda creates original art as part of her meditation practice. Her work is an expression of her relationship to a power greater than herself and seeks to impart a sense of hope, peace, and joy within the viewer. Her process is stream-of-conscious, each form in her patterns is inspired by the previous; it is the physical unfolding of a journey of prayer and worship. Her body of work is mostly abstractions of wildlife, and is now beginning to include portraits. She re-imagines the motifs of the mandala and sacred geometry to create her own original style. She uses techniques and mediums such as free-hand ink and color pencil drawings, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, as well as mixed media creations, and each piece is meant to be uplifting through the use of vibrant colors, harmonious patterns, and positive intentions.

Kanon Collective is an artist-owned and operated gallery located at 6851 W. Colfax in the heart of the 40 West Arts District in Lakewood, featuring the work of a dynamic group of local artists.

 

Paul Garcia: Dream Wish Of A Casino Soul

Lane Meyer Projects

August 2 - September 2, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 2, 6pm
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In his first solo show at Lane Meyer Projects, Paul Garcia showcases the exhibit ​Dream Wish Of A Casino Soul​. Via a juxtaposition of painting, digital art, collage, diorama and video, ​Dream Wish Of A Casino Soul ​takes a historical as well as autobiographical query into superstition and obsessive focus in dice (craps) gambling. The exhibit explores the gambler's mythologies and belief systems that are manifestations of the gambler's desire to control the uncontrollable, predict the unpredictable, and to reign in moral ambiguity.

Paul Garcia received his BFA in film production at CU Boulder. Upon graduation, he became a cab driver and explorer of quick cash pursuits. He is currently a bar owner in Denver, Colorado.

Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut Street
Denver CO 80205
http://lanemeyerprojects.com 

 

Clark Richert in Hyperspace

Musem of Contemporary Art Denver

June 7 - September 1, 2019

  • Opening Celebration: Friday June 7th ; VIP Preview | 5:00PM - 6:30PM; Opening Celebration | 6:30PM - 11PM (tickets required)
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Clark Richert in Hyperspace at the MCA Denver curated by Zoe Larkins draws a through-line connecting Richert's over 50 year artistic practice. The exhibition begins with his foundational role in the experimental community Drop City in the 1960's that combined visual art, architecture and daily living as a creative exercise. The exhibition continues with his interest in geometric dimensionality within his individual painting practice and participation as a member of the pattern oriented collective and publication Criss Cross in the 1970's followed by his turn in the 1980's and 1990's towards imagining these geometries operating within pictorial spaces. The exhibition concludes with Richert's return to geometric painting in recent years and rounds out with a concurrent exhibition at the museum titled Nth Dimension that includes younger artists influenced by Richert’s 28 year career as a professor of painting at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7554
http://mcadenver.org

 

Natura Obscura, an Immersive Arts Experience

Museum of Outdoor Arts

January 11 - April 28 extended through September 29, 2019

  • An immersive arts experience featuring more than 30 Colorado-based artists and creatives
  • Due to popular demand, extended to September 29! Since opening on January 11, more visitors have come to MOA's indoor gallery than in all of 2018
  • A time slot reservation ticket is required to enter. Tickets are still available for purchase online. Weekends sell out quickly, so don't delay in getting your tickets!
Natura Obscura Logo PurpleNatura Obscura begs the question, “What’s your nature?,” inviting the public to step into a self-guided exploration through a surrealist, dreamlike forest that combines art, sculpture, and the latest in virtual, augmented and digital technologies.

MOA and Prismajic designed and produced the installation, collaborating with well-known Colorado artists and 10 intern emerging artists from MOA’s Design and Build education program. Natura Obscura features installations by local artists Chris Bagley, Nicole Banowetz, Tiffany Matheson, Travis Powell, Scott Soffa and Ian Wagner. In addition, Grammy award-winning recording engineer, Mickey Houlihan, along with MOA, produced a custom cloud chamber environment in MOA’s Sound Gallery as part of the immersive experience.

“For more than 35 years, MOA has curated a variety of immersive experiences. Natura Obscura is the most innovative indoor environment MOA has produced to date. We anticipate thousands of people will engage with our space in a unique way over the duration of the installation,” said Cynthia Madden Leitner, MOA president. “We encourage people to wander among the surrealist forest where they will encounter fantastical woodland creatures and hopefully leave with a feeling of inspiration and excitement.”

The exhibition will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets will be honored until one hour before the closing time to provide enough time to experience the installation. Tickets range in price from $10 to $20 based on day of the week and time of purchase. To purchase online tickets, please visit http://www.naturaobscura.org. Free SCFD days will take place on the first Tuesday of February, March and April. 

About MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts)

Founded in 1981, MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to making the visual and performing arts accessible to everyone by implementing its mission of “Making Art a Part of Everyday Life.” MOA owns and operates Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in collaboration with its tenant AEG Presents and features more than 150 pieces in its outdoor collection. Additionally, MOA is home to art studios and indoor galleries hosting several exhibitions per year, an artist in residence program and its signature education program, Design and Build, an annual opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to work with professional artists on collaborative art projects. MOA receives partial funding from the City of Englewood, and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) of Arapahoe County. The Museum is located at 1000 Englewood Parkway, Suite 2-230, Englewood, CO 80110. For more information on MOA, visit www.moaonline.org or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram (@OutdoorArts) or Twitter (@OutdoorArts).

About Prismajic

Founded and run by Eric Jaenike and Jennifer Mosquera, Prismajic creates immersive arts experiences that combine physical art installations along with the latest in digital technologies. For more than five years, the company worked in the corporate event market as Artistry Events & Design, building and creating for clients, including Microsoft, The Ritz Carlton and JP Morgan Chase. The same team is leveraging their experience to create cutting-edge art for the public with Natura Obscura. Prismajic is currently seeking partners and supporters for a large immersive space of their own. Learn more at www.prismajic.com.

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

 

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