Pam Fortner: Enigma

Sync Gallery

March 14 - April 13, 2019

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: March 15th from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: April 5th from 6-9pm
Hyphae I
Pam Fortner - Hyphae I: Steel, paper, waxed linen thread, ink: 64” x 14” x 14"”:

Much of Pam Fortner’s work is an enigma - perplexing and fanciful; yet vaguely familiar. It evokes forms that surround us, forms seen every day, but at such a minuscule scale that they often exist unnoticed.

Pam is inspired by the minutiae of nature and draws from the anatomy and structure of living things for her artwork. Her creative process is enigmatic. At the point of conception, her ideas are whimsical and mysterious - seemingly impossible to bring into physical form. She approaches each idea as if it were a puzzle to be worked out. With her unconventional combination of welding and bookbinding skills, Pam solves the conundrum. The use of steel provides a sturdy architecture on which she binds paper allowing her to magnify the scale of her pieces from the minute to the fantastic.

With this exhibit, Pam brings her love of the insignificant world to the forefront, where it takes on a curious appeal.

Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm