Night Reels: The Work of Stacey Steers

Margaretta Gilboy: Flying in the Hands of Time: A Retrospective

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

January 30 – May 25, 2020

  • Night Reels guest curated by Kim Dickey
  • Margaretta Gilboy guest curated by Simon Zalkind
  • Opening Reception: Thursday January 30 from 6:30-8:30pm
large 2bmocaStacey Steers, Phantom Canyon (detail of collage used in film), 2006, mixed media on paper, 6 x 8”. Image courtesy of the artist


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

 

Read more: BMoCA: Stacey Steers & Margaretta Gilboy

The Architecture of Form

CORE New Art Space

May 29 - June 14, 2020

  • Artist Reception: Friday, June 5th, 6 - 10 pm
  • Curated by Jude Barton
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This exhibition curated by Jude Barton seeks to stand apart from the interpretive bias of the viewer and honor the vocabulary of geometry. The art of geometry is self-referential and intrinsically rejects socio-political and cultural involvement. It is the purest form of egalitarian expression and accessible to all; there is no mystery and no partiality. The architecture of form provides an aesthetically pleasing framework in which the artists selected for this exhibition may express his or her “inner necessity” as expressed in Kandinsky’s “Concerning the Spiritual in Art” (1911). The shape, color, composition, movement and form emerge through the artists’ own inner dialog and interaction with the vocabulary of geometry.

Core New Art Space
6851 W. Colfax Ave. (inside Pasternack’s Art Hub)
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

 

Spring 2020 MSU Denver BFA Thesis Exhibition

Center for Visual Art

May 1 - October 31, 2020

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Images, left to right from top: Jessica Friedman, Islands in the Sea; Katelyn Odenheimer, Atria (detail);
Finn Baker, Where Stories Repeat Themselves (video still); Sakiynah R. Primm, The Maternity Room (detail)

The Spring 2020 BFA Thesis Exhibition is the apex of MSU Denver’s Studio Art and Communication Design students’ education. Graduating students will present their thesis work in a shared, online exhibition at msudenverbfathesis.com (link will be live on May 1st).

While MSU Denver BFA Thesis exhibitions are historically held bi-annually at the Center for Visual Art, located in Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe, this year proves to hold special circumstances for the graduates at MSU Denver. Social distancing and safety measures have forced the closure of most venues, but graduates are staying positive at the opportunity to be able to share their thesis artwork in an online forum. This dynamic shared exhibition of eclectic artwork offers a chance to see some of MSU Denver's brightest emerging artists and designers.

The 35 artists featured in the exhibition include: Madison Faulkner, Michael Matsushita, Abigail Schoeder-Rummel, Karen Ventura-Gasca, Sakiynah Wise, Adrian Raya, Daniel Banuelos, Katelyn Odenheimer, Elle-Han Collings, Grace Gutierrez, Lauren Schwenn, Jess Friedman, John Zeman, Jessica Key, Molly Quinn, Lucy Broussard, Hayley Barker, Lezlie Thomas, Tatiana Barela, Kandice Cleveland, Ryan Merta, Oscar Galindo, Hannah Lynch, Lucas Stine, Crystal Sigety, Lauren Bassett, Annie Josephson, Lauren Hubchik, Jazmyne Rathbun, Bootz Fritz, Amber Evans, Finn Baker, Rachael Brittain, Celeste Utke, and Andrew Rogge.

As artists, we practice the outpouring of vulnerability. The common urge to share emanations from our imaginations with this world is what drives the apparatus of art-making. To silence the inner voice of fabrication is unthinkable. For your perception’s pleasure, MSU Denver BFA graduates span across subjects ranging from identity and cultural conflicts to the intangibility of trauma, recovery, and the immersion of the sublime. Universal questions and reflections are opened for discourse through works in all styles of media including ceramics, communication design, digital media, painting, photography, and sculpture.

Even though our BFA thesis exhibition has moved to an online platform, we want to gratefully acknowledge the Center for Visual Art. Regardless of circumstances that life has given us, CVA is our beloved campus gallery and we greatly appreciate the support and encouragement we have received from this institution throughout our college careers at MSU Denver.

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

 

Devon Dikeou: Mid-Career Smear

The Dikeou Collection (1615 California St in Denver, 5th floor)

February 20, 2020 – February 18, 2021

  • Opening reception: Thursday, February 20, from 6-8pm
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Left: Security Kiosk, 1990, Three-Dimensional Security Gate Installation with 3 Gates and 2 Sheets of Galvanized Steel
Right: Please Douze (Lilas Blancs Dans Un Vase De Cristal), 2011 Ongoing
C-Print of a Hand-Blown Glass Vase and Fresh Flowers Arranged to Replicate One of the 16 Last Paintings Édouard Manet Painted Before Dying

Independent Curator Cortney Lane Stell & The Dikeou Collection Announce Devon Dikeou: Mid-Career Smear

“Over the course of a nearly three-decade career, Devon Dikeou has produced a body of work revealing a narrative, and often poetic, approach that blurs the frontiers between the intimate and the public, the past and present, art and life. This exhibition, which spans three sites in Denver, delves into the immense breadth of artworks that Dikeou has continued to develop from the 1990s through today." ––Cortney Lane Stell, curator

Using “the world as her studio,” the over 60 works in the exhibition often smear the boundaries between art and life. Through this expansive studio practice and use of familiar physical and conceptual materials, her work focuses on the space of ‘inbetweenness,’ often drawing relational interconnection and revealing the space of human interaction. Organized stylistically and thematically, rather than chronologically, the exhibition highlights the range of Dikeou’s artistic expression. Also highlighted is Dikeou’s role as a collector of contemporary art, and editor/publisher of zingmagazine. By crossing traditional boundaries––using other’s artworks in her own installations, producing a magazine that gives a platform for experimental artistic projects, and collecting artworks from artists with zingmagazine projects––Dikeou is no stranger to finding connections.

Mid-Career Smear is an exhibition that forgoes conventional dividing lines and displays a fascination for the human-made world, calling to attention its inter-relatedness while softening the lines of the artist’s role—with a dose of humor and absurdity on top. ––CLS

Monthly programming, consisting of artist talks and curator conversations, workshops, readings, and musical events will take place at both at The Dikeou Collection and Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax, as well as a public unveiling of the Tiny Town project in Morrison, Colorado. A release party for the forthcoming Mid-Career Smear catalog will occur near the close of the exhibition in February 2021. Announcements will be made for all programs through our mailing list, zingrecsDENVER, www.dikeoucollection.org, www.devondikeou.com, and on the social media accounts listed below.

About Devon Dikeou

Devon Dikeou lives and works in NYC, Austin, and Denver. Recent solo exhibitions include “Here is New York (E.B. White),” James Fuentes Gallery, NYC (2018); “Tricia Nixon: Summer of 1973,” Futura, Prague (2018); “Pray for Me”—Pope Francis I, James Fuentes Gallery, NYC (2017) and NADA NYC (2014); “Please,” The Contemporary Austin (2013) and Outcasts Incorporated, Paris (2015); “Not Quite Mrs De Menil’s Liquor Closet,” NADA Miami Beach (2012); “Pay What You Wish, But You Must Pay Something,” NADA Miami Beach (2013); “Between The Acts,” NADA Miami Beach (2014); “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” Artpace San Antonio (2011); “Reserved for Ileana Sonnabend,” NADA Miami Beach (2010); “Reserved for Leo Castelli,” The Independent NYC (2010); “From the Mixed-Up Files . . .” Art Basel Statements (1998). Notable group shows include “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star” (2013), “Temporarily Possessed” (2005), “The Art Mall” (1992), and “The Big Nothing” (1992) at New Museum; “Game Changer,” (2014) at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art; “Colorado 1990,” Denver Art Museum (1990). Residencies include Futura, Prague (2018); Artpace, San Antonio (2011); Ssamzie Space, Soeul (2002). Collections include Kenny Schachter, The West Collection, New Museum, and Outcasts Incorporated.

About The Dikeou Collection

The Dikeou Collection is a contemporary art collection in downtown Denver founded in 1998 by siblings, Devon and Pany Dikeou. Free and open to the public, the collection occupies three spaces in the Denver Metro area.

About the Catalog

There will be a 4-book box set catalog published and released at the close of the exhibition in 2021. Each book will feature one facet of Dikeou's practice––studio, zingmagazine, and Dikeou Collection, with the fourth archiving her ongoing series What's Love Got To Do With It?, a series of lobby directory boards documenting the who/what/when/where of her career. Additionally, there will be an index pamphlet charting the interrelations among these different branches. Also included are essays by Mid-Career Smear curator Cortney Lane Stell, Chief Curator of The Contemporary Austin Heather Pesanti, Mary Barone, Outcasts Incorporated founder and Director Géraldine Postel, artist Rainer Ganahl, writer Rachel Cole Dalamangas, Dikeou Collection Director Hayley Richardson, and zingmagazine Managing Editor Brandon Johnson.

 

Over the Edge : EDGE Member’s Show

Physical and online exhibition

Edge Gallery

May 29 - June 14, 2020

New limited hours: 
  • Friday evenings, 6-8 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 pm
  • And by appointment
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EDGE Gallery is reopening on May 29, 2020, joining the ranks of metro Denver galleries that are slowly easing back into limited public viewing. The gallery will open with “Over the Edge” and feature both a physical and online exhibition for our patrons. This exhibit will highlight a wide variety of contemporary work created by current EDGE members and run through June 14.

As part of the continued efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, EDGE will open with reduced hours and go back to regular hours when it is safe to do so. EDGE will not be entertaining large groups, having opening receptions or serving refreshments. Visitors to the gallery will be required to wear a mask and practice physical distancing. Disposable masks will be provided if needed. No more than 6 visitors will be allowed in the gallery at the same time and members will be regularly cleaning and sanitizing the space.

“Over the Edge” will also be available for viewing in a virtual format on social media and the EDGE website (http://www.edgeart.org). This gives patrons the opportunity to see the work online if they prefer to limit the risks of going out in public. As we move forward, the gallery will re-access current health safety issues in deciding how to proceed with hours and restrictions.
Upcoming exhibitions for the Summer:
  • June 19-July 5 - Candace Shepard and Alane Holsteen
  • July 10-26 - Gayla Lemke, Jason McKinsey and John Horner
  • July 31-August 16 - Katie Hoffman, Ken Peterson and Sara-Lou Klein
  • August 21-September 6 - Phil Rader, Katherine Johnson, Christine Rose Curry and Sarah Tenney
Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

Guilty: Annual CU Denver Student Exhibition

Emmanuel Art Gallery

Virtually from May 5 - June 6, 2020 at http://emmanuelgallery.org  

  • Juried by Ann Lambson and Lauren Thompson of the Denver Art Museum
  • Opening Events: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
  • 4:30 p.m. | Performance by Alana Margolis of Sister Neapolitan on Instagram live @EmmanuelGallery
  • 5:00 p.m. | Zoom Opening Reception
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Guilty. When we encounter art, we judge it. Art is a language anyone can read, but artists create and speak it. As an artist, it takes audacity, courage, and daring to bare an object to the world, to share an act of creation. It can be exhilarating, humbling, and life-changing–for the artist and the viewer. Is it powerful? Relevant? Transformative? Guilty is CU Denver's annual student art exhibition, judged by Lauren Thompson and Ann Lambson of the Denver Art Museum. The works in this exhibition reflect the ideas and questions of some of Colorado's brightest emerging artists, and present you, the viewer, the opportunity to consider their offerings.

In response to keeping campus and the community healthy and safe, this exhibition will be held entirely online.

Emmanuel Art Gallery
at the University of Colorado, Denver
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204
303.556.8337
Tue-Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
http://www.emmanuelgallery.org

 

Daisy Patton: Put Me Back Like They Found Me

Fulginiti Pavilion on the Anschutz Medical Campus (13080 E 19th Ave, Aurora)

March 5 - June 4, 2020

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Daisy Patton, "Melvina Hernández", 23" diameter embroidery, 2016

“I really don’t want to sue. I just want them to put me back like they found me.” —Valerie Cliett, sterilized against her will at age 23 after giving birth to her son.

“Put Me Back Like They Found Me” centers the stories of female survivors of horrific, regular practices of forced sterilization in the US. I embroider the portraits of survivors as a nod to domestic labor, “women’s work,” and thread as a metaphor for life. For living survivors, the work is a collaboration between the women and myself; each portrait is designed to contain a chosen element that has significance in their lives. Hospital gowns display painted text that focus on various survivors and the sufferings they have endured. It is truly impossible to understand the tremendous pain and violation forced upon to so many people at the handsof governments, institutions, and doctors in the name of progress and white supremacy. We as a society owe these survivors and their memories our care and demand for justice by finally ending these cruel violations for present and future generations.—Daisy Patton


 

per•spec•tives: Gabrielle Graves and Courtney Cotton

Littleton Museum

May 22 - July 19, 2020

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Gabrielle Graves - Oh My Darling 2020 16” x 15” digital print on paper

HoneyCombCourtney Cotton - Honey Comb 2020 60” x 48” acrylic on canvas

per•spec•tives features the work of the 2019 Best show artists, Courtney Cotton and Gabrielle Graves. While both artists’ current body of work focuses on the idea of perspectives, each artist approaches it with her own unique emphasis and skillset. Cotton’s conceptual painting is meant to bring awareness to mental wellness and emotional intelligence by using visual metaphors and color to embody concepts such as transformation, and possibility. Graves explores the complex narrative of identity and it’s intersection with consumption and mental health. Her process employs photography, painting, video, and installation to create intimate experiences revolving around changing landscapes and internal dialogue.

Littleton Museum
6028 S. Gallup St
Littleton, CO 80120

 

Rauschenberg: Reflections and Ruminations

Museum of Outdoor Arts

February 24 - June 13, 2020 - Extended until March 20, 2021

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Robert Rauschenberg - Visual Autobiography - 1968

The Museum of Outdoor Arts' Rauschenberg: Reflections and Ruminations, showcasing Robert Rauschenberg’s original works spanning from 1962 to 2008, opens to the public on Monday February 24th, 2020.

With major loans from private and institutional collections, including the renowned print studio, Universal Limited Art Editions (U.L.A.E.), the exhibition features more than 50 original artworks by the American Master, making this the largest collection of Rauschenberg’s artworks ever displayed in Colorado.

The exhibition and accompanying catalog (available for $15) explore Rauschenberg’s distinctive process, including reproduction, multiplication and reprocessing of images and objects to revisit the experiences of his full life. It contains a wide variety of prints, along with larger pieces, including examples of his famous “Combines,” that bring together elements of painting, printing, photography and sculpture. Rauschenberg remains widely known for a generous style of artmaking, which invited both local and global collaboration.

“It’s an honor to host the largest public exhibition of Rauschenberg works ever to be shown in Colorado. Rauschenberg was reputed for his working style of producing art with all types of artists from every discipline,” said MOA president, Cynthia Madden Leitner. “For the past 28 years, MOA’s Design and Build program has continued to model his example of collaboration. The program was built upon the criteria of intern groups - with an array of talents - that are charged with creating thematic exhibitions, public space environments, and performance production, together.”

“It’s been very exciting to organize this exhibition. MOA has given us a fantastic platform to explore the career of a truly important artist,” said Dan Jacobs, exhibition curator and principal of Dan Jacobs Associates.

Beginning February 24, the exhibition is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission price is $10. Tickets may be purchased online at moaonline.org beginning January 19 or in person once the exhibition is open. Tickets will be timed on the hour, and admission is valid anytime within the hour of the time slot. Free SCFD days will take place April 21 and May 19. Visitors should reserve tickets online to guarantee admission.

More about the Artist: Robert Rauschenberg

Born Milton Ernest Rauschenberg in Port Arthur, Texas in 1925, Robert Rauschenberg is considered an American Art Master, and his works are well known worldwide. Rauschenberg worked in a variety of mediums, including painting, graphics, sculpture, performance, photography, printmaking and papermaking. In the early 1950s, he began to merge sculpture and painting by combining ordinary, everyday objects into his paintings. This resulted in his “combine” style that he is well known for. Rauschenberg’s artworks and experimental style informed the Pop Art movement that followed in mid to late 1950s. He achieved international fame after winning the Venice Biennale in 1964. Rauschenberg maintained studios in New York City and Captiva Island, Florida. It is in Captiva that MOA’s founders met “Bob” as a neighbor and became friends and collectors. Rauschenberg was a prolific artist and left the world with thousands of artworks that he created throughout his career. He passed in 2008 but his art lives on.

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 permanent 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 the website or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram (@OutdoorArts) or Twitter (@OutdoorArts).

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

 

Six Feet Apart

Michael Warren Contemporary

May 19 - June 13, 2020

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Birds by Jennifer Bain

Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) reopens the gallery with “Six Feet Apart”, a show of key works by gallery artists. As the title suggests, the artwork work is spaced six feet apart as a reminder to viewers to observe physical distancing guidelines.

This exhibit includes seminal works by Jennifer Bain, Jeff Baldus, Robert Brinker, Teresa Booth Brown, Steven Durow, Fred & Monroe Hodder, Etsuko Ichikawa, Heidi Jung, Gwen Laine, Ted Laredo, Margaret Lawless, Marietta Patricia Leis, Robert Mangold, Peter Olson, Kelton Osborn, Collin Parson, Sara Ransford, Andrew Roberts-Gray, Melanie Rothschild, Brian Shields, Matthew Shlian, Allison Stewart, & Meghan Wilbar.

Additionally, the gallery has launched “Art of the Day” on a portable street-facing facing wall so passers-by can view work by a different artist each day without having to enter the space.

MWC is reopening with normal hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am-5pm, & by appointment.

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

 

2nd Annual Mountain Standard Time

Visions West Contemporary

June 26 - September 5, 2020

  • Artists: Madeleine Bialke, Beau Carey, Bryan Christiansen, Johnny Defeo, Rachel Denny, June Glasson, Ishi Glinsky, Adonna Khare, Malia Landis, Jennifer Nehrbass, David Rathman, Tracy Stuckey, Tim Berg, Rebekah Myers, Travis Walker, and many more
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Beau Carey - Losvikfjella, 2019 - oil on canvas - 45 x 55 in

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce the 2nd annual group exhibition Mountain Standard Time. This show will span across all Visions West Contemporary locations in two states and have a virtual companion to access from home. Mountain Standard Time will embody art in dialogue with the West, from environmental, historical, and cultural viewpoints that will explore the many facets of the West as a space in the American psyche. The exhibition will be in two parts, meaning that throughout the exhibition we will be switching out pieces to include more variety of pieces and artists. In keeping with the mission of Visions West Contemporary, Mountain Standard Time brings contemporary art from across the United States and brings it to the forefront of the art community of the Rocky Mountains. The range of artwork will be vast, from paintings to works on paper to sculpture.  

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

 

Power & Fragility

Featuring: Jane Guthridge, Tonia Bonnell, Ana Zanic, Patricia Finley, Allison Svoboda, Zelda Zinn

Walker Fine Art

May 22 - August 1, 2020

  • Gallery Opening Receptions (with a twist): Friday May 22 and Saturday May 23
  • RSVP TO SELECT YOUR OPENING RECEPTION VISITING TIME
  • Each sign up includes a 20 minute viewing period, with 10 minute grace period for exiting and new guests to enter, last session entering at 7:30
  • Ten total guests will be admitted at a time, seven sign ups, 3 walk-ins
  • Waiting area will be on sidewalk & Megastar parking lot across the street
  • Gallerists will be wearing art masks; we can't wait to see yours!
wfaThe six artists in POWER & FRAGILITY draw their inspiration from the organic world around them as well as their internal atmospheres, creating multi-media artworks that reflect, evoke or transform elements of the self within the natural world. 

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