Rian Kerrane and Susanne Mitchell: Proximity

Mai Wyn Fine Art

September 21 - October 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 21st from 6-9 pm
Mitchell You Don't Need Me Either
Mitchell - You Don’t Need Me Either - oil and spray-paint on canvas - 24” x 36” - 2018

Kerrane Change PurseRian Kerrane - Change Purse - cast glass - 2018

Mai Wyn Fine Art presents Proximity, a dynamic two-person exhibition by Rian Kerrane and Susanne Mitchell. Artwork presented in Proximity gives attention to the everyday by transforming the overlooked, the fleeting, the common object, into weighted subjects worthy of contemplation.

Rian Kerrane is a celebrated sculptor in cast iron, mixed-media, and installation with a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Ulster at Belfast and MFA from the University of New Orleans. Kerrane has exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States, Austria, Ireland, Italy, and Mexico and is the department head in sculpture at University of Colorado Denver. For Proximity, Kerrane has cast a series of objects that latch, including purses and suitcases. Resulting sculptures are reminiscent of their original counterpart yet are rendered unusable. The act of opening, closing, concealing, containing, and revealing become fixed in time in Kerrane’s artwork.

Susanne Mitchell received a BFA in painting and drawing from California College of the Arts and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mitchell has exhibited internationally in Mexico, Colombia, China, and throughout the United States. In her latest painting series, Mitchell draws images and phrases from a Russian soap opera. This series explores relationships that are created between text and image.

Mai Wyn Fine Art is located at 744 Santa Fe Dr. in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe Drive. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm. Enjoy extended hours every 1st Friday Art Walk (open until 10pm) and 3rd Friday Collectors’ Preview (open until 8pm). Please also join us during the Art of Brunch, which will take place from 11-3 on the final Sunday of each month in September, October, and November.

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204