Summer Camp

Featuring: Sarah Bowling, Jillian FitzMaurice, Caleb Hahne, Adam Milner, George P. Perez, Ben Siekierski

Rule Gallery

August 16 - September 14, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 16 from 6-9pm
SB Softer Than You
Sarah Bowling, Softer Than You, 2019, vinyl, air, cinderblock, beach balls, thread, 42 x 30 x 26 inches

RULE Gallery is pleased to present Summer Camp, a group exhibition featuring Sarah Bowling, Jillian FitzMaurice, Caleb Hahne, Adam Milner, George P. Perez and Ben Siekierski.

Rule Gallery’s new group exhibition Summer Camp is a deep dive into that titular rite-of-passage so ingrained in the collective American psyche. Whether a mediated or direct experience, ‘camp’ evokes the gamut of coming-of-age emotional and experiential states. Each artist has a unique relationship with presence and absence of camps in their childhood and their effects on social behaviors. The artworks intend to conjure up associations as protean as camp programming itself; and moreover, each of the participating artists makes use of varying elements of nostalgia, play and the idyll as catalysts for invoking the enduring images and narratives of youth, examining themes of longing, separation anxiety, self-discovery, personal growth and independence Much like a conventional Summer Camp, the exhibition reunites a group of artists who have connected at different points over the years and alludes to the joyous celebration of being reunited with a set of friends that you may only see once a year.

RULE Gallery
808 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO
Tue - Fri from 12-6p; Sat from 12-5p; by appointment: 303.800.6776


Sarah Bowling (b. 1993) lives and works in her native home of Denver, Colorado. Bowling received her BFA in Painting and Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows across the country, including Aggregate Space, Oakland, CA, Sullivan Gallery, and Archer Beach Haus, both in Chicago, IL among others. In 2017 she was selected to attend the ACRE Residency in Steuben, WI. In 2018 is began her residency program at RedLine in Denver, CO. Her work is in several private collections across the country.

Jillian Kay FitzMaurice is an artist and poet currently living in Denver, Colorado. She is a 2011 graduate from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, majoring in Drawing. She has shown internationally and has studied abroad at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughn, Ireland.

Caleb Hahne is a Denver based artist who’s paintings address themes of memory, vulnerability, intimacy and boyhood. His paintings are experienced through the lens of the uncanny. Through storytelling, he reflects on a liminal space, often meeting a memory. He received a BFA in Fine Arts from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2014 and currently lives and works in CO. He was an artist in residence at ShowPen from September 2013 to August 2014 and is currently in residency at RedLine Contemporary Art Center, both located in Denver. His art has been included in multiple solo and group exhibitions in Denver, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Montreal, Berlin, and the United Kingdom and recently at MCA Denver as well as the New Museum, NY in collaboration with Adidas. Hahne has been featured in Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, and Denver Westword named Hahne one of the 100 Colorado Creatives of 2014 and one of the Top 10 Artists to watch in 2015. He is also listed as one of the top 10 contemporary artists under 40 by Wide Walls.

Adam Milner (b. 1988) has exhibited at The Warhol, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Aspen Art Museum, Casa Maauad, Galería Mascota, Flux Factory, Florian Christopher Zurich, and David B. Smith Gallery. Milner received a BFA from the University of Colorado in 2011, an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017, is a recent participant of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2018, and is currently a fellow with Black Cube Nomadic Museum. Upcoming solo exhibitions include the Everson Museum of Art, The Mattress Factory, and the Herron School of Art + Design at Indiana University

George P. Perez (b. 1987) received a BFA Cum Laude in 2014 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is a Redline artist alumni (2014-2016), was an Artist-in Residence at The Denver Children's Museum in 2018, and a recent recipient of the Octopus Initiative MCA Denver Grant. He currently is a Photo-Facilitator with Working Assumptions based out of Berkeley, CA and an artist in M12. Perez has exhibited along the Front Range and outside of the state, including at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins; Johalla Projects, Chicago; Galleries of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, ; Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver; grayDuck Gallery, Austin; and the Museo De Las Americas, Denver. In the last two years he has participated as a CCI presenter on topics of "Increasing Exclusivity in the Arts Community and "The Importance of Youth Voice in the Arts" with PlatteForum in Denver.

Ben Siekierski (b. 1994) is an artist living and working in Denver, CO. He received a BFAthe Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2018. His work has been exhibited around Denver, New York, and Manchester, Brussels. In 2019 Siekierski will be a resident artist in Paradise AIR in Matsudo Chiba, Japan. His work has appeared in YngSpc, Horst und Edeltraut, ArtMaze Magazine, ArtVerge, Odessa Denver, Birdy Magazine, Westword, The Denver Post and 5280 Magazine.

RULE Gallery, founded in 1991, has locations in Denver, CO and Marfa, TX. RULE represents emerging and mid-career contemporary artists and artist estates, with a focus on fostering investigative art practices while developing artists’ long-term careers. Outside their robust in-house exhibition schedule, RULE coordinates programming in prominent institutions and non-traditional settings, expanding community engagement with the work. In addition, the gallery actively endeavors to bring greater recognition of the region’s historic art movements to a broader audience. For more information, visit