Don Stinson: Sky Wide

1801 California

August 30 - November 9, 2018

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Don Stinson - Bobs Big Boy - oil on canvas

Arts Brookfield brings works by Don Stinson to their gorgeous lobby gallery in the upcoming free exhibition SKY WIDE which opens on August 30 at 1801 California with a free reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Running until November 9, these paintings featuring pop culture and its reflection on the landscape will be on display through Denver Arts Week. Stinson’s panoramas of endless skies and sweeping fields serve as both detailed documentation of a changing landscape as well as commentary on a culture fixated on progress. In his works, Stinson nods to conventions of the Western painting tradition while adding a decidedly modern twist—often with a nod to pop culture.

Don Stinson is a nationally acclaimed artist with works in numerous public and private collections, including the Denver Art Museum, The Phoenix Art Museum, the Art in Embassies Program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Whitney Museum of Western American Art, among others. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Colorado Council on the Arts Director's Grant, and the Best of Show at the Coors Art Exhibit at the National Western Stock Show. Stinson received a BFA from Colorado State University and an MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University. Stinson currently lives in Evergreen and is represented in Denver by David B. Smith Gallery.

Lobby of 1801 California St in Downtown Denver

 

Athena Project presents Inside Out: Art and Reflection

40 West Arts Gallery

September 7 - 29, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday September 7, from 5-8pm
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Athena Project presents Inside Out: Art and Reflection, a juried show at 40 West Arts Gallery. Inside Out: Art and Reflection, offers 16 artists’ works, each seeking to dissolve the division between invisibility and visibility of women in the visual arts by recognizing the links between generations of women artists. Our juror is Michele Brower, a Denver painter and installation artist. Ms. Brower ‘s work is included in museum, private, and corporate collections. She brings substantial curatorial and teaching experience in the visual arts to this selection process. Currently, she also serves as an art leader and organizer for Athena Project.

40 West Arts Gallery
1560 Teller Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
http://www.40westarts.org

 

Kenzie Sitterud: The Bedroom

808 Projects

September 7 - 28, 2018

  • First Friday Opening Reception: September 7 from 6-9pm
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In The Bedroom, Kenzie Sitterud confronts notions of the gender binary and codified identity norms. Their work is important in today’s context of identity politics and investigates the question of what it means to be unapologetically human. The liminal space of the binary is explored in works such as The Kitchen Table and speaks to the queer experience of dysphoria and the violence of categorized identity formulation. Sitterud begins to break down the restrictive and suffocating nature of our gendered society and the harm this system causes queer folks, along with other oppressed peoples today.

9.21.18 | Queer Art Crawl & Collector Night | 6-9 PM
Featuring three Emerging Queer Artists talks in the Santa Fe Art District
6:00 PM | Katy Zimmerman | Boxcar Gallery, 554 Santa Fe Dr, Denver
6:35 PM | Kenzie Sitterud | 808 Projects, 808 Santa Fe Dr, Denver
7:10 PM | Frankie Toan | ReCreative Denver, 765 Santa Fe Dr, Denver

9.27.18 | Performance Night | 7-9 PM
Performances By: Kate Speer — katespeerdance.org
Ondine Geary — ondine.dance
Laura Ann Samuelson — lauraannsamuelson.com

808 Projects
808 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO

 

Christina J Moore: "Creatures of Flight, Dealers of Death"

Amante Coffee ( 1612 17th St, Denver)

September 5 - October 31, 2018

  • Opening Night: Wednesday September 12th, 6pm
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Narrative Threads

Art Gym Gallery at Art Gym Denver

September 6 – 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6 from 5 - 8PM
  • Curated by Art Gym member and Director of Abecedarian Artists’ Books, Alicia Bailey
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'Migration' by Margo Klass

Art Gym Denver is excited to announce Narrative Threads, an exhibition of works that utilize thread to form a narrative throughout the art displayed. This exhibition is curated by Art Gym member and Director of Abecedarian Artists’ Books, Alicia Bailey, and includes a roster of artists from across the country.

Narrative Threads features works that expertly combine the narrative and the tactile. The wall pieces, installations and books included all have narrative in mind, making use of thread and fiber-based materials to share that narrative. From ‘Migration,’ an artist book by Margo Klass which uses abstracted collage made of paper and salmon skin to discuss the process of Alaskan salmon migration patterns, to ‘Take a Piece. Leave a Piece’ by Art Gym member Katie Vuletich, which investigates the homelessness narrative through wearable art based on interviews the artist conducted with young people who experience homelessness. The exhibition looks at the entire spectrum of how thread and fiber are able to communicate a narrative to a viewer/reader.

This does not, however, mean that the narrative is at the forefront of each piece. In many of the works, the narrative elements step back and let the tactile nature of the works shine. Curator of the exhibition, Alicia Bailey, said concerning this, “Regardless of physical scale or structure, the selections invite the reader/viewer in for a tactile, hands-on experience that is engagingly intimate . . . even those not meant to be handled, tempt the viewer to touch their surfaces, enlivened as they are by the sewn line and texturally dynamic fibers.”

Alicia Bailey is a Denver based artist, curator and gallerist. She is the director of Abecedarian Artists’ Books and Ravenpress. She made her first artist book in 1996, and since then has developed an artistic practice focusing on handmade books and box works. Bailey describes artists’ books as “unique, interactive sculptures realized in the form of the book.”

Join us for the opening reception of Narrative Threads on Thursday, September 6 from 5 - 8PM as well as a curatorial talk with Alicia Bailey discussing the process of creating and curating the exhibition on Wednesday, September 12 from 6 - 8PM.

Also opening at Art Gym Denver is Help Yourself by Jazzmyn Barbosa and Bad Hombre by Gregory Santos in the Common Space Gallery with an opening reception September 6 from 5 - 8PM. Help Yourself by Jazzmyn Barbosa is a series of zines and digital collage exploring appropriation in an internet generation, while in Bad Hombre, Gregory Santos uses monoprint lithography to put a positive spin on Donald Trump’s negative remarks about Mexico. Join us on Wednesday, September 19 from 4 - 6PM for an artist demonstration with Jazzmyn Barbosa where she will show the process of creating a zine. Both exhibits are free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9AM - 6PM. They will be on display from September 6 through September 28, 2018. Alicia Bailey’s curatorial talk and Jazzmyn Barbosa’s artist demonstration are also free events.

Located at 1460 Leyden St., Art Gym Denver is a 17,000 sq. ft. creative workspace for artists and arts professionals. The Art Gym and Common Space Galleries are open Monday through Friday from 9AM - 6PM.

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

 

Fired: Ceramics by Barbara Ellard

Artists on Santa Fe

September 5 - 29, 2018

  • Open Monday-Friday from 10 am - 5 pm and Saturdays from 10 am - 4 pm
  • 1st Friday Art Walk: September 7, 6-9 pm
  • 3rd Friday Artist’s Reception : September 21, 5-8 pm
BalanceII"Fired is collection of pit fired ceramic sculptures created within the last two years. I refer to this work as 'organic geometry'. The forms themselves are organic in nature. Pods, leaves, peaks, moons, and asteroids. The way I treat these forms is very stylized with fluid lines and edges, which are reminiscent of geometrics. I am concerned with volume, the space the piece occupies, as well as the negative space the pieces create. Pit firing these pieces gives them a seamless, all around finish that enhances the forms. Also, the fact that the firing itself dictates the results is an exciting way to finish each form.” - Barbara Ellard

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.

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.573.5903
http://www.artistsonsantafe.com

 

Full Circle: Virginia Maitland

Laura Merage: Nausy Nausy

Connected by Color: Featuring Patricia Aaron, Jennifer Ivanovic, Sue Oehme and Jodi Stuart

Wes Magyar and Jonathan Saiz: 7000 Reasons Pop Up

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

September 13 - November 11, 2018

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Full Circle: Virginia Maitland
Virginia Maitland Retrospective 1965 - Present

The Arvada Center is proud to present a career retrospective by acclaimed Boulder painter Virginia Maitland. Maitland, long considered one of the region’s premier abstract colorists is featured in a 53-year retrospective, highlighting the evolution and determination of her art practice.

Laura Merage: Nausy Nausy (through December 23, 2018)

Laura Merage’s soft sculpture installation takes over the Arvada Center’s Theatre Gallery with vibrations of color. The title, Nausy Nausy, is meant to evoke the words we coo to children when they pet an animal or touch something fragile, to be nice, to be gentle, to be considerate.

Connected by Color
Featuring Patricia Aaron, Jennifer Ivanovic, Sue Oehme and Jodi Stuart


Connected by Color explores color’s limitless possibilities through the work of four artists. Aaron works in encaustic, Ivanovic pours acrylic paint straight into her composition, Oehme is a master printmaker, and Stuart creates ethereal sculptures using 3D printing pens. Each of these artists take vastly different approaches to color to expose its many different facets.

Wes Magyar and Jonathan Saiz: 7000 Reasons Pop Up

7000 Reasons is your chance to have a portrait of someone or something you love in the place you love - the Arvada Center. Wes Magyar and Jonathan Saiz have teamed up with the goal of creating 7000 one-of-a-kind paintings for the price of just $143 each.

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

 

Artists' Book Cornucopia IX

Art Students League of Denver

August 24 – September 28, 2018

  • Exhibition of contemporary book works curated by Alicia Bailey and juried by Sha Towers
  • Artist Reception: Friday, August 24 from 5:30 – 8pm with curator remarks at 7pm
  • Hands on Artists' Books Curator Talk: Friday, September 14 from 6 – 7pm

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Ninth in an annual series of international exhibitions of contemporary artists’ books, Artists’ Book Cornucopia IX is hosted by Art Students League of Denver. As in previous years, this year’s Cornucopia showcases a broad range of artists’ book works. From traditional, letterpress printed codex works to sculptural objects and one-of-a-kind editions, this exhibition is a cornucopia of engaging and intimate genres of artists’ book works, allowing the viewer a rare opportunity to examine the works up close as selected by juror Sha Towers, Art Liaison Librarian and Director of Liaison Services at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Included are works by the following artists:
  • Adele Little Caemmerer Leavenworth, Washington
  • Ann Kresge – Salem, Oregon
  • Bonnie Stahlecker – Plainfield, Indiana
  • Carole P. Kunstadt – West Hurley, New York
  • Charlene Asato – ountain View, Hawaii
  • Dudley Zopp – Lincolnville, Maine
  • Elaine Langerman – Washington, DC
  • Islam Aly – Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Jan Owen – Belfast, Maine
  • Jo Andersen – Tucson, Arizona
  • Josh Hockensmith – Pittsboro, North Carolina
  • Judith Gammons – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Karen Hanmer – Glenview, Illinois
  • Kazumi Seki – Chicago, Illinois
  • Lyall Harris – Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Myda Iamiceli – Carrollton, Georgia
  • Paola Hurtado – Oakland, California
  • R D Burton – Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • Rosemary Rae – El Cajon, California
  • Sandy Tilcock – Eugene, Oregon
  • Sun Young Kang East Amherst, New York
  • Suzanne Glémot Iowa City, Iowa
  • Thomas Parker Williams Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Velma Bolyard Canton, New York
  • Virginia Green Robinson, Texas
Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
303.778.6990
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
http://asld.org

 

Anthrome: A Survey of Jason DeMarte’s Work

BMoCA at Macky

August 28 - November 18, 2018

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Jason DeMarte, Fog of Tranquility, Photo Assemblage, Pigmented Ink Print, 2018

BMoCA at Macky is a series of exhibitions curated by BMoCA and presented in the Andrew J. Macky Gallery in the foyer of the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Andrew J. Macky Gallery
Intersection of 17th St. and University Av on the CU Campus
Boulder, CO 80309

 

Lies

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

August 31 - October 6, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday August 31 from 6-9pm
  • Juried by Richard McCabe
  • Exhibiting Artists: Alpert + Kahn (Colorado), Michael Borowski (Virginia), Annette Burke (California), Thomas Carr (Colorado), Mark Dolce (Colorado), Shelli Foth (Colorado), Karin Kempe (Colorado), Meghan Kirkwood (Minnesota), Andy Mattern (Oklahoma), and Paul Stein (Colorado)
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Karin Kempe, Uphill

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents Lies, a juried exhibition that explores the art of deception through the lenses of ten contemporary photographers. The public is invited to meet the artists and hear remarks by juror Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Art, at a free opening reception on Friday August 31 at CPAC (6-9 pm)

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

 

Daisy Patton: This Is Not Goodbye

CU Art Museum on the University of Colorado Boulder Campus

July 18 - November 17, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, July 19, 6-8 pm
  • Curated by Sandra Q. Firmin
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Daisy Patton, "Untitled (Of Hoston)", 90 x 135", Oil on Archival Print on Panel, 2018

In this series, Daisy Patton uses American postmortem photography as a substratum for her paintings. These photographs are intended to commemorate the deceased and offer solace to those grieving. In the photographs Patton selects, ornate funeral parlor interiors and elaborate trappings—floral arrangements, religious symbols and decorative rugs—overwhelm the presence of a body. Patton enlarges found black-and-white postmortem photographs taken in the late 19th through mid-20th century and lavishly paints over them. Her application of shocking colors and extensive patterning vivifies the photographs. Raised painted surfaces appeal to the sense of touch and feel experience. Vines and floral motifs emanate from and enter into the bodies, suggesting cyclic journeys. Faces, folded hands and other photographic passages untouched by Patton’s brush bring into relief the corpse and personalize our relationship with the dead.

Given the immersive scale of Patton’s tableaux, viewers participate as mourners, both for those who have died and for our own movement toward death. This Is Not Goodbye encourages bereavement rituals and supports a public discourse on how we approach loss in American society.

CU Art Museum
Visual Arts Complex
1085 18th St
Boulder, CO 80309

 

Chasing 360

Curtis Center for the Arts (2349 East Orchard, Greenwood Village)

September 8 - October 27

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8th from 6-8pm
  • Artists included in this exhibit: Kristen Abbott, Deidre Adams, Molly Berger, Jessica Magee, and Julia Rymer
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Julia Rymer - In the Midst

The inspiration for this exhibition evolved out of the artists meeting to connect about their work and process. Artist Jessica Magee coined the phrase “Chasing 360” as a metaphor for the feeling an artist has as they work- in a sense, as if they are chasing their tail or running in circles. While some artworks seem to come together effortlessly, often there are a multitude of variations and experimentations before a painting finally comes full circle and feels “finished.” The artists included in “Chasing 360” allow themselves to surrender to this process, making the resolution in their work unpredictable and intriguing.

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

 

sugar bound: Suchitra Mattai

Center for Visual Art

August 30 - October 20, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday August 30 from 6 - 8pm
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How does one define home and what does it mean to belong? Viewers are invited to consider these questions and explore how environments shape personal narratives, family histories and constructions of the self in sugar bound, Suchitra Mattai’s latest solo exhibition on view at the Center for Visual Art at MSU Denver beginning August 30. Mattai has created all new work for this exhibition, her largest to date.

Born in Guyana and based in Denver, Mattai is an internationally recognized artist who was recently nominated for the prestigious United States Artist Fellowship and is slated to participate in an upcoming international biennial in 2019.

Much of the work in sugar bound is informed by Mattai’s ancestors’ legacy of indentured servitude in the sugar fields of colonial Guyana and her own experience living in multiple countries and continents. “Connecting the dots between past and present, I seek to invent a sense of “home” – both mine and that of the indentured servant,” says Mattai. “Home becomes a conceptual space for belonging, and as an American, Caribbean, South Asian from Latin America, the processes of migration, assimilation and belonging are at the heart of my exploration.”

“sugar bound provides a profound experience for viewers to contemplate a troubling part of history that has parallels today in the way certain communities are exploited in the service of other people’s privilege,” says Cecily Cullen, Director and Curator of CVA..

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

 

THIS IS IT

Dateline

September 4 - 30, 2018

  • Artists reception: Tuesday September 4th from 6-11pm featuring music by Gregg Ziemba (Rubedo) and friends
  • A group show featuring: Casey Kawaguchi, Remote, Detour, Rum Tum, Jason Garcia, Max Kauffman, Patrick Kane McGregor, Chris Haven, Miss Meeg, The Art of Victory, Jher, Ladies Fancywork Society, Dinkc
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To coincide with the opening of Colorado’s most exciting independent graffiti and street project, DATELINE will be showcasing 13 artists featured in and affiliated with Crush Walls urban art festival. THIS IS IT is an exhibition that celebrates the cumulative, obsessive process of transforming a community such as Denver’s River North District into a highly decorated, open and expressive landscape through an intensive look at the various ways that these artists approach the task of making art accessible and applicable to street-side audiences. By paying attention to minor works and preparatory drawings, this exhibition will uncover each of the artists’ individual relationships to place, subject-matter, scale, colour and the myriad of considerations deemed important during the execution of public art making.

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

 

Evidence

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

September 20 - November 21, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20th from 4 to 7 pm
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Evidence: Summer Film Classes at DAVA

Evidence features artwork created by DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts) youth during special summer classes. Evidence opens to the public on Thursday, September 20th from 4 to 7 pm with film screenings, a giant dinosaur sculpture, and a “crime” scene investigation.

Inspired by paleontology, forensics and human life, DAVA students explored traces of life, from fossils to finger prints. Middle and high school Job Training students followed forensic evidence to reconstruct a body in sculpture and solve a “crime” by creating their own forensics lab. Younger students in the Open Studio recreated a Jurassic period diorama with a twelve-foot-long Diplodocus sculpture. This exhibit is part of our theme for 2018: Crosscurrents in the Arts and Sciences.

Computer Art Lab students used moving image to reveal social concerns during a collaboration between DAVA and the Colorado Film School. The resulting short films are included in this exhibit. They tell powerful stories using different formats: digital animation, stop motion, live action film and documentary. Film screenings will take place during the opening reception and throughout the duration of the show. All of DAVA’s exhibits are free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, or by appointment. For more information about the exhibits, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts 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, visit www.davarts.org or call 303-367-5886.

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

 

Ben Gocker: A Bright Big Picture In Some Future Machine

David B. Smith Gallery

September 7 – October 6, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 7th, 6 - 8 pm; Free and open to the public / Artist in Attendance
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Ben Gocker, This is the Siberian Husky, 2018, mixed media, 73 x 40 in. (185.42 x 101.6 cm).

"A Bright Big Picture In Some Future Machine" is comprised of a suite of new works made of wood, paper, wire, and objects that belonged to or were created by a woman named Helen Macro; these include paintings, a book, and pieces of pegboard. The work explores the intertwined histories of Gocker and Macro (the former owner of his home), the concept of artistic legacy extending beyond the grave, accident, fateful juxtapositions, and air conditioning.

Shortly after he and his family moved from Coney Island into the small fixer-upper in Northern New York, Gocker began learning about the former owner of the home who died in 2016 at the age of 94. In addition to running a dress shop out of her basement, what is now Gocker’s studio, Macro was also a dedicated painter, leaving over 100 paintings in her will to the public library in town, the library where Gocker also works part-time. Gocker moved all of the paintings to the library, where they were, and still are, being sold to raise money for an air-conditioning system.

With subject matter ranging from Siberian Huskies to bouquets of pink lilacs, to a fisherman headed down to the lake, Macro’s paintings depict life in the town where she lived and which Gocker now calls home. To complete the nod to place and the fact that Macro’s paintings are being sold to raise money for an air-conditioning system, many of Gocker’s works are all scaled to match the HVAC unit hanging from the ceiling of the David B. Smith Gallery main exhibition area, and feature the lattice-work pattern of the unit’s filtering component.

An amalgam of brightly colored carved wood, found materials, home remnants, and repurposed paintings, Ben Gocker uses air conditioning to explore the odd exigencies of kismet; once things are brought together in a certain time and place they cannot be undone, cannot help but condition our affairs, alter our environment, their effects extending even beyond the grave, that coolest air conditioner of all. With A BRIGHT BIG PICTURE IN SOME FUTURE MACHINE, Gocker bends these parallels to braid a lattice of meaning where none had existed before. About Ben Gocker Ben Gocker (1979, Rochester, New York) lives and works in Tupper Lake, New York. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Gocker is represented by PPOW gallery in New York and has exhibited his works, curated shows, and performed at numerous galleries and institutions, including the New Museum, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Rachel Uffner, James Fuentes, Interstate Projects, and Wallspace, among others. He has had two solo shows with PPOW in 2012, and 2014. His work has been reviewed or received mention in Artforum, The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Art in America. He is also the author of the book, The Pisces, published in 2012 by Content.

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

 

Invisible Links: Botanical Art & Illustration

Denver Botanic Gardens - Gates Court Gallery

August 15 – October 14, 2018

  • Gallery Reception: Sunday, August 19, 5:30-7:30pm
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Mary Burns, Woodland Ties: Golden-cheeked Warbler, Ashe Juniper and Oak, 2018, watercolor.

Featuring works created by students in the Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration, this juried exhibition is part of an artistic tradition of portraying plants for scientific purposes and to celebrate the beauty of the natural world.

Experience the surprising diversity of living things whose lives are intimately interconnected with plants. From food and pollination to shelter and seed scattering, Invisible Links explores the complex and often hidden symbiotic relationships between plants and other organisms.

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

 

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting

Denver Botanic Gardens

April 28 - September 23, 2018

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

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

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

 

Stephen Shugart: Nocturnes

Kay Galvan: Doha

Edge Gallery

September 21 - October 7, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 5:00 - 10:00 PM
  • Edge currently has openings for Full and Associate Members; Please click here for more information
  • See Edge's Fence Art Installation on the 40 West ArtLine: https://www.40westartline.org/art
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Stephen Shugart - Past, Present, Future and Elsewhere. 2018.
Pine, embroidery hoops, polyester/spandex, thread, springs, cable, clamp lights, remote control bluetooth RGB LED bulbs, hardware. 79" x 35" x 35"

Stephen Shugart: Nocturnes

Nocturnes is a multi-media, multi genre show featuring new light art sculptures, painting, photographs and poetry on the theme of time, memory and the cosmos. The minimalist works contrast natural and synthetic materials using wood, fabric, springs, magnets, lights, hardware, and found objects.

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Kay Galvan - Spinning in Samsara 2018. Oil on Canvas. 24" x 24"

Kay Galvan: Doha

Doha is a Hindi and sometimes Buddhist form of poetry, written to describe a sensual, devotional or spiritual state. These doha are spontaneous and poetic visual responses to the contemplative experiences of my inner world.

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

 

Aram Bartholl: Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Emmanuel Art Gallery

August 30 - November 17, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday August 30th from 6-9pm
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Aram Bartholl - Grounded with Phone - photo courtesy of Emmanual Gallery

Aram Bartholl’s installations are internationally known for examining how humans consume technology and media and how technology and media consumes humans. Like his previous works, Your Shopping Cart is Empty, will highlight the tensions between the physical and digital world. This show, however, pushes deep into issues of cyber-security, trust in software, and surveillance. Your Shopping Cart is Empty highlights the place where digital selves and physical selves intersect.

Traveling from Berlin, Bartholl will be building his exhibition on site at the Emmanuel Gallery. Visitors to the gallery can expect to feel exposed to the vulnerably that our digital lives create. The show greets visitors with motion security cameras that will follow their movements from ground up. The show opening on August 30th will also feature a chalk exhibition, highlighting the false sense of online security—and proving unique and secure passwords are everything but.

The Emmanuel Art Gallery, curated and run by CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media, is housed in Denver’s oldest standing religious structure (previously a church and a synagogue) the first building in Colorado on the national historic register. Located at the historic crossroads of the original pioneer downtown, it was a true melting pot of people coming from around the world to find their fortune and create new lives.

“The Emmanuel Art Gallery is a meaningful place to host Your Shopping Cart is Empty,” says gallery director, Jeff Lambson. “This show physically manifests the new-age problems of the digital world while being in a space of historical significance that has shifted in purpose and identity as generations have passed through its doors.”

Bartholl has exhibited worldwide, including at the Museum of Modern Art New York, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Palais de Toyko Paris, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Media City Biennale Seoul and Thailand Biennale.

Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Higher Education Center
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204
303.556.8337
http://www.emmanuelgallery.org

 

Spellbound

fooLPRoof contemporary art

September 7 – November 22, 2018

  • Opening Reception: First Friday September 7th from 7-9pm
  • In the Main Gallery: Charles Parson, Louis Recchia, Phil Bender, Zoa Ace, Jennifer Hope, Marston Jaquis, Ben Woodeson, David Lobdell, Tobias Flores, Caroline Peters, Coral Lambert, Laura Phelps Rogers, Cynthia Handel, Gayla Lemke, Robert Green, Isaac Sandoval, Eric Anderson, Ron and Sara Landucci, Vy Pham and Jean Smith
  • In the Community Gallery: Susan Berkley, Leah Diament, Andrea Gordon, Annette Coleman, Jill Renee Grant and Leslie Aguillard
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Please join fooLPRoof contemporary art and its exhibiting artists as we present our second exhibition and continue to try to crack the code for a new gallery model in the Denver urban core. Our newest exhibition includes an impressive Spellbound Fall line-up of over 25 exhibiting artists.

fooLPRoof contemporary art
3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO
303.641.3472
http://www.foolproofcontemporaryart.com

 

Magnetic North: paintings by Mai Wyn Schantz

Foothills Art Center

July 26 - October 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, July 26th, 6-8pm
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Foraging by Mai Wyn Schantz. Oil on stainless steel, 36in x 54in, 2018

"Please join me for the opening of Magnetic North, a solo exhibition at the Foothills Art Center in Golden. A celebration of my love of landscape and now twenty-year journey working in oil on metal, Magnetic North includes new paintings in each of my signature series including Landscape, Elements, Trophy and new Extraction paintings."

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

 

The Peach Perspective: New Art Now

Gallerie B.B.

September 7 - 30, 2018

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PEACH: SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST; The first exhibition to focus exclusively on the PEACH perspective. The artist currently resides in the historic Art District on Santa Fe Drive. PEACH is emblematic of the growing interest in Contemporary fine art specific to Colorado and the New American West. Working in mixed-media the artist incorporates elements of time and space and nature, specifically natural forces into his work. Site specific installation based art and art objects are the PEACH forte. The paintings often include experimental mediums and feature elements of performance. The artist known as PEACH will be in attendance at the gallerie the evening of September 7th, 2018 from seven to ten pm. Private commissions are now available.

The other work in the gallery is Contemporary Fine Art including painting, sculpture and photography. The GALLERIE B.B. artists are shown in tandem with the ongoing Inaugural year Collection presentation of BORGIA, INC. Please Join us at Borgia, INC. / Gallerie BB located at 840 Santa Fe Drive, Denver in the Art District on Santa Fe, open Wed - Sun from Noon to 7pm

 

Robbie Ruhaak, Joyce Neilsen and Marie-Luise Vaughn

Gallery 1874

September 1 - October 31, 2018

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Gallery 1874 located at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd in Olde Town Arvada is pleased to announce our new artist exhibit featuring 3 local Colorado abstract artists. Robbie Ruhaak, Joyce Neilsen and Marie-Luise Vaughn will be exhibiting at our historic building starting September 1st through October 31st. Stop by for Arvada's First Friday Art Walk on Friday, September 7th to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. For more information about our artists, please visit our website at www.Gallery1874.com

 

A Harmless Exercise In Boundlessness...

or So Far I Haven't Killed Myself Or Any Other Person

Gildar Gallery

September 7 - October 13, 2108

  • Featuring: Andrew Cannon, Jasmine Little, Emily Ludwig Shaffer
  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 7th from 6 - 9PM
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Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment
303.993.4474
http://gildargallery.com

 

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