Joy by Betsy Margolius

1801 California Building in Denver

February 4 - June 28, 2019

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Arts Brookfield presents Joy! by Betsy Margolius from February 4 through June 28 at 1801 California in downtown Denver. Margolius was commissioned to create a site-specific installation that wraps the lobby columns, and her work elicits a smile and feelings of warmth, beauty and harmony. Crisp floral patterns in vivid poppy-red wind their way up seven massive columns that are 24-feet-high by 10-feet in circumference. The space is immediately transformed from a white-marbled business environment into a veritable garden.

 

Plus Gallery in conjunction with 808 Projects presents: Daily Driver

New works by Mike Whiting

808 Projects (808 Santa Fe Dr. Denver)

April 5 - May 12, 2019

  • Artist’s Reception: Thursday April 4th 6:30-8:30pm
  • Hours: Thursday - Sunday: Noon - 6pm 
  • http://808projects.com
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Slot Racer, 16 x 16 x 8 inches, 2005 automotive paint on fabricated steel

Mike Whiting’s vocation as an artist achieved peak status in Colorado last year with Pixelated at the Denver Botanic Gardens, an unprecedented solo exhibition widely praised as one of 2018’s best in the region. A mighty feather in the cap of Whiting’s nearly two-decade long career, the exhibition was also another landmark in Plus Gallery’s efforts to support artist’s careers through long-term vision and directives. Whiting’s eventual foray with Denver’s prestigious outdoor gardens was originally seeded around 2010, just prior to Whiting’s last Plus Gallery solo show Primitive Man, an exhibition bolstered by his public commission for “Rhino” and acquisition of “Pinkie and Mr. Green” for the location straddling three distinct districts near downtown Denver. Pixelated’s impressive display of large-format outdoor sculpture occurred following a period in which Whiting focused almost exclu- sively on monumental outdoor works, resulting in an impressive array of forms that reflect the ambitious, cohesive intent behind the artist’s practice. The only Plus Gallery artist to successfully establish deep interest in his public works across the country, Whiting’s showing of smaller-scale forms and wall-based works in the gallery context remain some of the most successful and celebrated over the years.

 

Recluse by Brady Smith

A. Muse vs. B. Muse by Robin Whatley

Art Gym Denver

April 25 – May 17, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday, April 25 from 5-8PM
  • Join us on Tuesday, May 7 for a Conversation with the Artists from 5-6PM
  • Also opening is Polytopiary by Mackenzie Browning in the Art Gym Gallery; Polytopiary consists of paper installations exploring the idea of idyllic communities
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Art Gym Denver is excited to announce Recluse by Brady Smith and A. Muse vs. B. Muse by Robin Whatley in the Common Space Gallery with an opening reception April 25 from 5 - 8PM. Recluse is a series of drawings by Brady Smith about notable recluses, while A. Muse vs. B. Muse by Robin Whatley explores the artistic process of searching for your muse through collage and painting.

What is likely driven from an unhealthy obsession with isolation, Brady Smith’s series Recluse examines recluses from history and the background of their confinement. When discussing the body of work, Smith said, “The drawings, which are made with graphite, gouache and other materials, explore the work of the individual recluses, the places they chose to isolate themselves, and the circumstances of their reclusion.” Wanting the portraits to mirror the lives and works of the people portrayed, he let these elements drive the concepts and materials used in the pieces. This allows for further discussion to happen in the drawings about the nature of reclusion and whether or not the history of these people is true. The recluses included in the series are Emily Dickinson, Christopher Knight, Agnes Martin, Marcel Proust, J. D. Salinger, and Henry David Thoreau.

The artist’s muse has a rich history in the art canon. As viewers, however, we are normally only privy to the work created after a muse has been established. Robin Whatley’s new series of mixed media paintings, A. Muse vs. B. Muse, opens the door to the process of searching for her muse. In a conversation about her new series, Whatley explained some of the challenges and pleasures she has faced in this ongoing search. She has pushed her art-making process, allowing herself to play, explore and experiment. At times, this experimentation has yielded exciting results, while at other times, she has been left searching and exploring more. In her artist statement, Whatley says “as an artist, I am continually seeking my muse. Like trying to find the personal meaning of life, it can, at times, amuse me, but it also bemuses and slips elusively from me.”

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

 

Echoes: Leona Lazar and Kathy M. Friesz

Artists on Santa Fe

May 1 - June 3, 2019

Echoes Combined
Kathy M Friesz’s abstract paintings and Leona Lazar’s abstracted ceramic sculptures

Echoes showcases the art of Kathy M Friesz’s abstract paintings and Leona Lazar’s abstracted ceramic sculptures curated as complementary parings reflecting the relationships between their pieces. Kathy's paintings: Quiet and soothing; transparent and layered; luminescent; atmospheric and ephemeral. Leona's ceramic sculptures: Narrative yet conceptual; emotional and raw; animated and dynamic; textured and grounded.

When opposites come together, a curious synergy builds! Stylistically, they occupy opposite ends of the art spectrum. However, observing their color palettes, shapes and forms, movement and how these elements are used to pull together a composition and develop the mood or character of a piece – they discovered that with their disparities – there are also fascinating similarities. The pieces seem to play off each other, complementing and echoing each other.

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
Mon-Fri: 10-5; Sat: 10-4
303.573.5903
http://www.artistsonsantafe.com

 

Remix: An exhibition of art & artists from The Firm Graphics

Bitfactory Gallery

April 19 - May 9, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Third Friday April 19 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Featured Artists: Steve Blakley, Chuck Emit, Lucas DeGraw, Thomas Weaver, Seth Broman, Jake Martin, Dylan Wood, Stephen Mancha, Shawn Astrom, Robbie Maestas, Steve Berumen, Joey Mazzotta
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On Friday, March 15, 2019 Bitfactory Gallery presents Remix, a group exhibition with a focus on Digital Art. Remix is an opportunity for the Firm Graphics’ artists, current and past, to show their work with an emphasis on the art instead of the advertising aspect. On display are personal pieces of art from the designers along with artistic “remixes” of some of the Firm’s most well known commercial pieces from iconic festivals and nightclubs. Nightlife culture has been responsible for opening the world to some forward pushing digital design styles and this show will display that spirit.

The Firm Graphics is a Denver based graphic design company founded in 1998 by Steve Blakley. It began in his friend’s basement as a simple “rave” flyer design service. Over the past 20 years the company has evolved into a home for creative designers focusing primarily on art in the music industry. The Firm has worked on many major festivals, record labels, and other brands around the world.

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

 

Lori Dresner: Menangerie

Judy Horowitz: Evolution of The Figure – A Retrospective

Core New Art Space

May 9 - 26, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday May 9th from 5-8pm
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CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.297.8428
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm
http://www.corenewartspace.com

 

Unveiled: Lindsey Beal, Megan Jacobs + Sarah Sudhoff

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

May 17 - June 29, 2019

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The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents Unveiled – an exhibition of three photographic projects that reveal overlooked aspects of women’s sexuality, motherhood, and reproductive health. Featuring artists Lindsey Beal, Megan Jacobs + Sarah Sudhoff.

In her series Parturition, Lindsey Beal documents vintage gynecological and obstetric instruments from libraries at Harvard, Yale, Duke and Brown. Beal’s choice of materials links past to present and invites us to reflect on how women’s reproductive health and medicine has evolved, yet in some aspects remains the same.

Megan Jacobs’ series of portraits references Victorian-era “hidden mother” photography, when mothers who wanted a record of their children would hide under fabric and hold their child for the duration of the exposure to ensure a sharp image. Jacobs’ images are a metaphor for the unrecognized work that mothers do to support, provide for and nurture their children.

Wired, by Sarah Sudhoff, is a series of documentary photographs of sexual devices used by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Founded by the famous sexologist Alfred Kinsey in 1947, the Institute has always been a lightning rod for controversy.

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

 

Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2019 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

Curtis Center for the Arts

May 11 - June 29, 2019

  • Opening reception and awards ceremony: Saturday May 11 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Party“Party of One,” a pastel by Leslie Trujillo-Batts (Colorado) will be one of the pastel paintings on display during the
Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2019 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at the Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village

The Pastel Society of Colorado presents its 15th annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition featuring 80 luminous pastel paintings by some of the finest pastel artists in the nation, which were selected and judged by eminent pastel artist Barbara Jaenicke. Meet artists at the opening reception and awards ceremony from 6 – 8 p.m., Saturday May 11 at the Curtis Center for the Arts. Paintings are available for purchase.

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

 

MSU Spring 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Center for Visual Art

Show #1 April 5 – April 19

Show #2 April 26 – May 10

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Graduating Studio Art and Communication Design Students
  • Show #1 Opening Reception: April 5, 2019 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Show #2 Opening Reception: April 26, 2019 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
BFA logo spring 19The BFA Thesis Exhibition is a culmination of MSU Denver studio art and communication design students’ education as artists and designers. Graduating students will show their work across two exhibitions. Show #1, which will be on view April 5 – April 19 and Show #2, which will be on view April 26 – May 10. Students embrace this opportunity to express their conceptual, aesthetic and philosophic ideation through a cohesive body of work. The exhibition is hosted bi-annually at MSU Denver’s Center for Visual Art, located in Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe. This lively and dynamic exhibition provides a glimpse into Denver’s local emerging art and design talent.
  • Artists included in Show #1: Danielle Gyles, J. Kingston, Dakota Martin, Samantha Ott, Kat Pawlowski, Alan Payne, Andrew Sares, Katie Thomson, and Ramon Trujillo
  • Designers included in Show #1: Jason Gerboth, Omar Hernández, Albert Magaña, Mary Willett, and Sydney Ziemba
  • Artists included in Show #2: Alex Bivens, Bobby Hill, Sheila Mungai, Miriam Nissan, Adriana Santiago, Brigitte Thompson, Dara Xiong and Jessica Young
  • Designers included in Show #2: Joe Hatfield, Julie Le, Eleeza Palmer, Estevan Ruiz, Shelby Shepherd, Sarah Smith, Darius Salomonson and Amy Yang
Center for Visual Art is the off-campus contemporary art center for Metropolitan State University of Denver. CVA provides a year-round schedule of bold, contemporary exhibitions of both local significance and international reach, educational programming open to the community and immersive workforce development for students in creative fields. CVA is free and open to all.

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

 

The Unknown Polly Addison

Dairy Arts Center

April 18 - June 16, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday April 26th from 5-7pm
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Polly Addison has a long history within the Boulder art scene and was extremely dedicated to supporting the Dairy in its early years and beyond. Her exhibition in her namesake Polly Addison Gallery is a small selection of paintings, drawings and etchings that she produced in the 1980s.

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

 

Edible

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)

March 21 - June 7, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday, March 21st, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm with hip hop dance performances by DAVA youth
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Edible is an exhibition packed full of nutrition for the mind and body. DAVA Youth present arts-based approaches to healthy lifestyles, including photography, drawing, digital media, dance and indoor farming. Guest artist Travis Vermilye will exhibit drawings alongside DAVA youth artists.

Middle and high school students in DAVA’s Job Training in the Arts and Technology Program learned about nutrition and urban agriculture with Annie Toro Lopez and Don Lopez, founders of Seed to Savor Farm, Living Food for the Future. Students also visited the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center for inspiration. One group is growing food in their classroom. Another is creating intriguing digital images based on organic and inorganic food sources. These images bring both playful and critical approaches to how teens think about making healthy choices. We are also partnering with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance to bring hip hop dance classes to DAVA, culminating in a performance during the opening reception. Younger students in the DAVA Open Studio present their study of nutrition through film photography. Students were introduced to nutrition facts, vitamins and minerals that nourish our body. They also experienced cooking and eating new foods and a special yoga session with Tyrone Beverly from I’m Unique. Students learned to use film cameras for portraits and food photography in conjunction with the Month of Photography, a city-wide focus of photographic media.

Guest artist Travis Vermilye’s graphite drawings about physical inactivity add to the exhibition. He explores sedentary lifestyles at the cellular level, representing health and ecological concerns in a new way. Vermilye is trained in medical and biological illustration and teaches scientific media and digital design at the University of Colorado Denver.

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

 

Not Much Will Change When I’m Gone, a solo exhibition of new works by Zach Reini

David B. Smith Gallery

May 17 - June 15, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 17th, 6 - 8 pm
  • Also on display, painter Sierra Montoya Barela
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Zach Reini - The Jokes On You! - 2019 - spray enamel, acrylic, and latex on canvas over panel (4 parts)- 36 x 36 in.

For his debut with the gallery, Reini will present a diverse array works ranging from shaped canvas panels to found object assemblage. Rendered in his meticulously crafted style, he takes inspiration from cultural ephemera of the ‘90s, namely, Pogs. Envisioned as the embodiment of disposable trends, imagery, color palette, and composition are culled from classic Pogs, which are then reproduced in comparatively monumental scale. In his futile effort to return to the blip in time when Pogs enjoyed popularity, Reini questions the utility of nostalgia and the fickle nature of commercialized cultural systems.

Pogs, also known as milk-caps, were the primary elements of a game that swept 1990s by storm. Highly collectible, with customizable game-play, the rules of Pogs could change from person to person, effectively posturing itself as vehicle for individuality. Now almost entirely forgotten, aside from the occasional nostalgic remembrance, the rise and fall of Pogs as cultural icon acts as metaphor for larger social systems. Reviving imagery and phrases printed on the original game pieces, Reini conjures the past to then preserve in a New Age tomb.

Part weighted rumination on the nature of success inexorably marked by capitalism and part bold visual frenzy, Reini tempts deeper realization by revisiting a mercurial flash in the pan. Not Much Will Change When I’m Gone rifles through the past to better understand the present, pulling out dusty old boxes from the back of the closet only to find that things are pretty much the same.

About Zach Reini:

Zach Reini (b.1990) has gained notoriety for his paintings and sculptures that use a visual archive of popular and subcultural symbols in constant cycles of appropriation. Reini exploits this open field of imagery with a wry aesthetic to create objects at once familiar to many contexts, yet particular to none. Reini’s artwork has been exhibited in the US and Europe including solo exhibitions in Miami, Chicago, New York, Kansas City, Milan and Denver. His works have been displayed in multiple art fairs including NADA New York and Miami as well as Material, Mexico City, ArtBo, Bogota, and Untitled, Miami Beach. Reini has been featured in a solo exhibition at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and was most recently featured in the exhibition Thief Among Thieves at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.

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

 

Time Zone

Edge Gallery

May 3 - 19, 2019

  • OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 3rd, 6PM-10PM
  • An Art Exhibition featuring time: the passage- the process- the experience
  • ​Time imagined, created, or documented
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Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

Tenzing Rigdol

Emmanuel Art Gallery

March 21 - June 7, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday March 21 from 6 - 9 p.m.
emm 1The first U.S. solo exhibition of work by contemporary Tibetan artist and activist Tenzing Rigdol is coming to the University of Colorado Denver. My World Is in Your Blind Spot, the title of the exhibition and its signature work, opens March 21 at The Emmanuel Art Gallery, presented by the University of Colorado Denver's College of Arts and Media.

“The work is a masterpiece,” says curator Sarah Magnatta. “It encompasses Rigdol’s ability to use religious imagery in a visually provocative manner, all while incorporating personal and political components that bring light to difficult and controversial topics.”

Rigdol, whose parents fled Tibet in the 1960s, studied at the University of Colorado and graduated from the College of Arts & Media in 2005 with a BFA in painting and drawing and a BA in art history. Although his work is shown around the world, including currently at the MET, his time living in Colorado has influenced his art through his academic studies and relationship with the environment.

“We are honored to have on view work that invokes international awareness and empathy,” says Jeff Lambson, Emmanuel Art Gallery director. “Rigdol’s art, while visually stunning, exposes the viewer to his culture of political activism and social conciseness, often in the 'Blindspot' of the rest of the world. It is timely for our students, Colorado and community,” he notes.

Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Higher Education Center
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204
303.556.8337
Tue-Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
http://www.emmanuelgallery.org

 

“Artilicious”

fooLPRoof contemporary art

April 5 - May 17, 2019

  • Public Opening Party: April 5th from 7-9:30 pm
  • Gallerist/Curator: Laura Phelps Rogers
  • Exhibiting artists: Zoa Ace, Sarah Ashford, Eric Anderson, Gwen Arkin, Savannah Anderson, Jude Barton, Phil Bender, Karen Bennett, PJ Bergin, Courtney Cotton, Rob Crossno, Tobias Flores, Gay Germain, Robert Green, Cynthia Handel, Paul Higham, Jennifer Hope, Justin Kedl, Marston Jaquis, Coral Penelope Lambert, Gayla Lemke, David Lobdell, Patricia Martin, Caroline Peters, Vy Pham, Laura Phelps Rogers, Louis Recchia, Tracey Russell, Wynne Reynolds, Isaac Sandoval, Gabrielle Shannon, Deanna Sinclair, Jean Smith and Ben Woodeson

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Artilicious is an ambitious curated exhibition hinged on several key installations featuring 34 local, regional, national and international artists – there will be show within a show in the Extension Gallery: “Squared²” The exhibition includes 5 art department heads, artists in museum collections, emerging, mid and late career artists .

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

 

ORCHID.Spring by Matthew Morrocco

Galerie B.B. (840 Santa Fe Drive, Denver)

April 19 - June 15, 2019

  • Curated by Sophie Olympia Riese
  • Artist Talk: May 26, 2019 3:00pm
  • Third Friday Receptions: April 19, May 17, June 14
  • Art Of Brunch: April 28, May 26
  • First Friday Receptions: May 3, June 7
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Of Places and Spaces: an exhibition by painters Homare Ikeda and Sandy Kinnee

William Havu Gallery

April 26 - June 8, 2019

  • Opening Reception : Friday, April 26th 6-9 pm
  • Also on display: new work by Patrick Marold
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Homare Ikeda, Haikai - White, Acrylic & Oil On Canvas, 69 1/2 X 58 Inches

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

 

Mario Zoots: Gentle Distortion

K Contemporary

May 4 - June 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4, 6-9 pm
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K Contemporary is proud to announce the opening of the highly anticipated solo exhibition by Mario Zoots, a Denver original with a growing international profile, titled “Gentle Distortion”. The central theme of Zoots’ work explores the concepts of originality, intention, expression and authorship, ultimately asking the question, “What represents authenticity in this era of simulacrum?”

When everything in art owes something in part to someone else, Zoots’ intention with this exhibition is to be transparent with the viewer about the process of art creation. Building his work themes on the rich foundations of art history, he looks back to the classical, modern and contemporary masters of past and present:

“I am thinking of Michelangelo and how he used assistants to help paint the Sistine Chapel or his apprentices who made his under paintings. I’m thinking of Warhol and his factory approach to creating art. And today with artists like Koons, Hirst and Minter having large studios with many assistants creating the work. The romantic image of the artist at work alone in the studio is largely inaccurate in today’s market driven art world.” Zoots wants to merely pull back the curtain to allow his audience a clearer view of “artist at work”.

The process of artistic creation, which Mario wants the viewer to observe closely, is nourished by multiple wellsprings, including inspiration, conceptualization, fabrication and communication. “Gentle Distortion” wonders aloud whether these raw elements can stand alone, or whether authenticity demands they be carried out together by a single creator. Is art to be judged by the sum of its parts, or by the manner of its creation? “These are the times of alternative facts,” says Zoots. “We’re adapting to a more flexible view of reality, integrity, sincerity and truthfulness.”

In the world of art, the new reality is increasingly characterized by appropriation and sourcing—two ancient, universal and, until very recently, rarely acknowledged practices that Zoots is pleased to publicly embrace. Intact and only slightly modified images and artifacts are the flesh and blood of his signature collages. While Zoots honors the intellectual and conceptual pre-conditions of his works, as often as not, he bids other hands to give them form, color and life.

“I’m experimenting with the idea of not being the one to make my work, and in some cases not touching it during the process at all,” he explains. “I’ve been having objects fabricated lately, out-sourcing my paintings to China, and I’ve hired an assistant to make my work based on a loose set of rules.”

The truth, both real and alternative, is that the traditions of borrowing inspiration and delegating artistic duties probably predate Lascaux, and they remain a proven part and a profitable parcel of many celebrated contemporary studios. But does that make the work itself any less genuine? Guests to K Contemporary this May will be invited to decide for themselves while browsing Zoots’ exquisite visual almanac of sculptures, paintings, collages and found photographs both ready-made and reproduced. “Gentle Distortion” will exhibit reassuring pieces of the past, comforting and commonplace relics of a Golden Age that never actually existed.

“The aura of authenticity clings to representations of an imagined past. But it’s never authenticity itself I find, only an artificial spectacle.” Appropriately enough, “Gentle Distortion” will feature several works presenting such ersatz spectacle in evolving series, replicating images at once instructive of Zoots’ artistic approach and reflective of the exhibit’s title.

Giving a nod to Walter Benjamin’s essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”, Zoots will showcase work in multiples. The essay speaks to the evolution of the ability to reproduce works of art, and how this resulted in art’s loss of aesthetic value through unique claims to being an authentic original. At play in this essay is also the theme of how reproducible, mass marketed art can be a tool for distracting, confusing and manipulating the masses. This essay is credited with developing an insightful interpretation of the role technological reproduction plays in shaping aesthetic experience.

Zoots shares, “I want to show the multiple ways I can reproduce an image, I dig the repetition and the confusion. My intention is to be transparent with the viewer about the process.”

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

 

Spring Group Show

Mai Wyn Fine Art

April 19 - June 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 19th, 6-8pm; coincides with 3rd Friday Collectors' Preview in the Art District on Santa Fe
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Ghost Rockets by Tommy White (acrylic & graphite on panel, 44in x 44in) Find out more

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

 

Aftereffect: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Painting

Amanda Wachob: Tattoo This

Andrew Jensdotter: Flak

February 15 - May 26, 2019

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Emily Joyce, Reclaimed Fuchsia Rose 1, 2014
part of the exhibition Aftereffect: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Painting

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

 

L’Avenir: Graffuturism Group Exhibition

Mirus Gallery Mirus Gallery

April 26 -­ May 25, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, April 26th at 7pm
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Mirus Gallery Denver is pleased to present L’Avenir, a Graffuturism group exhibition curated by Poesia.

L’Avenir features a group of like­minded artists that flourish under the banner of Graffuturism, a term coined by artist and arts commentator Poesia, who edits and publishes an online blog under the same name, Graffuturism.com.

Taking inspiration from French philosopher Jacques Derrida and his axiom The coming of the Other, L’Avenir literally translates as “the future,” and is a direct reference to the progressive and contemporary element that has influenced this intercontinental group of individuals known for creating a distinct aesthetic of their own. The exhibition is a survey of an emerging movement and features work from Augustine Kofie, Carlos Mare, Christopher Derek Bruno, David Mesguich, Doze Green, Jaybo Monk, Kenor, Matt w Moore, Nawer and Remi Rough

L’Avenir brings this group of graffiti inspired contemporary artists crashing into our visual field with an exciting celebration of the neo­contemporary Graffuturism movement.

Mirus Gallery
1144 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
303.910.4005
Open Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm or by appointment
http://www.mirusgallery.com 

 

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

 

Kelton Osborn: inaccessible spaces

The Way of The White Clouds: New work by Meghan Wilbar

Michael Warren Contemporary

April 16 – May 25, 2019

  • Opening Reception, Thursday, April 18 (5-8pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception, April 19 (5-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk, May 3 (6-9pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception, May 17 (5-8pm)
  • Artist Talk, Saturday, May 18 (10:30am – 12pm)
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Meghan Wilbar

Kelton Osborn continues his process of making connections through accidental relationships (discontinuity.) It is not necessarily about creating beauty but about finding unplanned relationships and outcomes.

Meghan Wilbar uses natural abstraction to create paintings that evoke the experience one has within their surroundings. She explores the natural world by exploring the dance between colliding forms, the interchange of negative and positive space, light and color. Through the buildup of paint, colors and textures are created to emphasize expansive landscapes on her two dimensional panels.


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

 

Deb Cochrane (Gallery I)

“Inspire” Group Artists Exhibit: Step It Up (Gallery II)

NCAR Community Art Program

May 6 – June 29, 2019

  • Two Art Receptions: Saturday May 11th from 3-6 pm and Sunday June 2nd from 2-5 pm
  • Both receptions featuring performance involving flute, drums and spoken word
  • Photography Printed on Metal by Deb Cochrane
  • Textiles, Painting and Poetry by “Inspire” group artists – Laurie Hill Gibb, Michelle Naranjo Brackette, Wendy Satsky, Cathy Casper and Valerie Szarek
  • Preview all artists' work on the NCAR Community Art Calendar at: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program 
ncarThe NCAR Community Art Program is proud to present two new exhibits: Photography Printed on Metal by Deb Cochrane and Textiles, Painting and Poetry by “Inspire” group artists – Laurie Hill Gibb, Michelle Naranjo Brackette, Wendy Satsky, Cathy Casper and Valerie Szarek

Deb Cochrane’s photography inspiration comes from the natural world and from the stunning landscapes of America and Australia. She loves to spend her time in the mountains in Colorado and by the ocean when in Australia. Within those vast landscapes, Deb sees the smaller detail and can pick out a part of the scene and show the viewer the beauty that is often overlooked. Cochrane’s work will be on display in NCAR’s Community Art Gallery I at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab from May 6, 2019 to June29, 2019.

Step It Up: “Inspire” is a group of local artists who create through the art disciplines of textiles, painting, poetry and music in response to climate change. We share our art and poetry to inspire hope and action in our audience. Each of us makes a difference. Together we are unstoppable. Our painter is Wendy Satsky. Our textile artists are Laurie Hill Gibb and Michelle Naranjo Brackett. Our poets are Cathy Casper and Valerie Szarek. “Inspire” group artists work will be on display in NCAR’s Community Gallery II at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab.

NCAR's Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is no charge for admission.

 

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