New Work from Kathryn Oberdorfer and Robert St. John

with Deborah Howard in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

October 18 - November 11, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 19, 6-9 pm
  • Art of Brunch: Sunday, October 28, 11am-3 pm
  • First Friday: November 2, 6-9 pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, November 11, 1-4 pm
Robert St. John - 195 Cabins (detail), 2018
Robert St. John: "Projects 2018"

PROJECTS 2018 is an experimental exploration of the creative process through the combined media of sculpture and prints. It re-imagines the gallery space as an "idea laboratory" where the art is ever-evolving. As the exhibition begins, many of the featured artworks will broadly address current social issues.

Kathryn Oberdorfer: "In and Of Itself"

This exhibition of abstract paintings is an exploration of irregular shapes and invented colors with the color “green” being the unifying element. To quote Alexander Calder, “They signify nothing, refer to nothing but themselves: They are, that is all …”

In the North Gallery: Deborah Howard
"Book Burning And Other Stories My Mother Told Me"

This exhibition of experimental drawings explores radical politics and social justice in the Chicago Jewish community in the 1930’s and 40’s. It includes small works and a monumental wall drawing created by University of Denver Painting Professor Deborah Howard and her students.

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM


Christopher Russell: The Explorers

David B. Smith Gallery

October 12 - November 10, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 6 - 8pm
  • In the project room: Teeth and Consequence: A group exhibition featuring Dennis Cooper, M. Page Greene, Christopher Russell, sweaterqueens, and Bobbi Woods
Christopher Russell - The Explorers #20, 2018 pigment print scratched with razor, 36 x 54 in. 

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202


Blake A. Chamness & Jordan Lyn present “Premonitions”

Next Gallery

October 12 - 28, 2018

  • Opening reception October 12, 6 - 10 pm
next.oct“Premonitions” is an exhibit of recent work by artists Blake A. Chamness and Jordan Lyn. Blake is a multi-disciplinary artist currently exploring new working methods in contemporary abstract sculpture and painting. Jordan Lyn is a fiber artist.

NEXT Gallery
6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80214
Fri: 5-10pm; Sat/Sun 12-5pm


Worlds Suspended in Reality

Caroline Douglas, Frank Sampson, and Patricia Bramsen

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

October 4, 2018 - January 20, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday October 4; 5:30pm member preview; 6:30-8:30pm public reception
  • Guest curated by Rebecca DiDomenico
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Patricia Bramsen, The Experience I Referred to Earlier (detail), 2000, Acrylic on canvas.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302


Daisy Patton: A Rewilded Arcadia

K Contemporary

October 6 - 27, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 6-9 pm
  • In the Project Space: Kristin Stransky: FAUXreal
Patton - Untitled (Cottonwood Pollen by the Lake) - 60x60

This October at K Contemporary, long-buried fragments of the past will be given new life, renewed purpose, and fresh relevance as celebrated Colorado artist, Daisy Patton, unites Then and Now within the re-imagined gardens of A Rewilded Arcadia.

Beneath a lush botanical canopy, the upcoming exhibition is deeply rooted in humanity’s often complicated relationship with Nature. For much of Western history, humanity has positioned itself in opposition to nature. The landscape is to be rigidly tamed, manicured into precise gardens and parks, cultivated and devoid of uncertainty.

“A Rewilded Arcadia is about harmony with the natural world, as well as a lyrical way to think about wilderness,” explains Patton. “My figures are intertwined in patterns connecting to the surrounding scenery, and I see those patterns as elements of re-wilding, or returning to nature.”

In experiencing this body of work, which is part Patton’s “Forgetting is so long” series, the spectators will find a garden’s flowers gently, but overwhelmingly, wrap around its keepers. Floral patterns encircle figures in a loving embrace—a reminder that we are connected and immersed in the larger cycles of life and death.

Those familiar with Patton’s acclaimed work, will immediately recognize in Arcadia the fluent dialogue between lens and brush. She begins each conversation with a photograph, an anonymous and anchorless image and writes upon it a narrative expressed in bold colors, dynamic shapes and stylized floral patterns. Giving both past and present their voice, Patton’s re-awakened histories tell stories unbounded by time.

Daisy Patton currently has a solo exhibition on view at the Art Museum of the University of Colorado Boulder, This is Not Goodbye, showing through November, 2018. She has received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Boston/Tufts University, and her Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Arts, with minors in History and Art History from the University of Oklahoma. Patton received the prestigious Montague Travel Grant for research in Dresden, Germany, and has completed distinguished residencies at Anderson Ranch, the Studios at MASS MoCA, the Minerva Projects and RedLine Denver.

K Contemporary
1412 Wazee St
Denver, Colorado 80202


BAGBAYSHA: A collaborative project by Chris Bagley, Koko Bayer, and Thomas Scharfenberg

Leon Gallery

October 6 - November 10, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday October 6th from 7-11pm
This fall, Leon Gallery will host a multi-sensory experience from Denver artists, BAGBAYSHA (Chris Bagley, Koko Bayer, Thomas Scharfenberg). Leon will be transformed in a site-specific installation, presenting viewers with souvenirs of earth, which remind the viewer of life's many small wonders. This will be the third site-specific installment for the artists, a group known for their nutritious visual flavor of color and patterns, utilizing sound-collage, wheat paste, video, found materials, projections, and murals. Additional Information: About BAGBAYSHA:

Koko Bayer

Visual artist, filmmaker and photographer based in Denver Colorado. She is currently assembling head+heart+hand a documentary exploring Herbert Bayer’s art. The film uses Bayer’s theories on visual communication to explore his diverse and fascinating work.

Koko’s visual art focuses on outdoor installations using mechanically reproduced images which are subsequently documented with still and moving images. Her current project, “Temporary Structures” is a collaboration with grandfather Herbert Bayer’s work with the goal of educating viewers while personally delving deeper into the work through remixing and manipulation.

Chris Bagley

With an eye on culture's periphery, artist, and filmmaker Chris Bagley melds light and color to produce dreamy op art inspired visual scapes.

Appreciation for "Wesley Willis's Joyrides", a 2008 documentary film about the revered Chicago cult musician and street artist, won co-director Bagley the Chicago International Film Festival's prestigious Gold Hugo. Chris was featured as one of Westword's 100 Colorado Creatives. Bagley's works have been shown on the distinguished walls of the Clyfford Still Museum as well as at Rule Gallery, Redline Gallery, Pirate:Contemporary Art, The Maven Hotel, Arvada Center and Rhinoceropolis.

Bagley's video work includes "Fringe Art of the Front Range" displayed at Denver International Airport, a Colorado Public Television short featuring Denver's roadside attraction restaurant Casa Bonita, and disco ball, refracted, colorful, light-infused music videos for underground rap group, Wheelchair Sport's Camp.

In the art installations "Interactive Infinity Loop", "Moving Mona" and the "World Builder" series, colorful, mirror-image projections and backlit, lenticular prints are a kaleidoscopic impression of reality, bordering on the hallucinogenic.

Thomas Scharfenberg

The work of Thomas Scharfenberg is created using mixed-surface painting, color-coating, and patterning. Surfaces range in scale/size, from hand-held pebbles to exterior walls hundreds of feet in dimension. Color application plays with, inverts, and contrasts existing color systems and smiles upon random chance happenings. Pattern recipes include everything from organic, soft, drips, splats and dots to hard-edged, geometric, circles, shapes and implied forms.

To ascribe a subject to the work, Thomas finds it helpful to parallel/compare a composition of classical music or well-prepared meal. All are arrangements of various "elements,"(be it notes, sounds, tones, pitches to the ear, sweets, spices, meats or veggies to the tummy,or lights and colors, to the eye) making a final "product" that is a tasteful combination and balance of mixed flavors. These painted surfaces are a way to share numerous and exotic salad blends of hidden and existing energy systems using patterns and colors as self-expressed, symbols.

1112 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10-6pm; Saturday + Sunday: 12-5pm


Color Fields: Interpretations of the Landscape

Featuring New Work By: Anna Elise Johnson, Virginia Maitland, Lewis Mcinnis, Sangeeta Reddy, Stephen Shachtman

Space Gallery

October 5 - November 10, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 5th from 5-9pm
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Virginia Maitland, Solar Winds, Acrylic on Canvas, 42 x 48 inches

Space Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition with new work by Anna Elise Johnson, Virginia Maitland, Lewis McInnis, Sangeeta Reddy and Stephen Shachtman. Each artist in this exhibition pays homage to the Color Field movement which developed in the late 1940’s. Pioneered by artists such as Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Mark Rothko, Color Field painting sprung from a desire to create a modern and even mythic new style of painting independent of line and figuration. Influenced by their predecessors, the artists in this exhibition exploit the expressive powers of color and shape to create their own interpretations of the landscape.

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Voice: A Celebration of Refugee Stories

Edge Gallery

October 12 - 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 6-10pm
  • Film and Discussion Night: Friday, October 19, 7-9 featuring Sauti
  • An Open Show sharing artwork created by refugee artists and about refugee experiences, topics and concerns
  • Presented by EDGE Gallery & Nee Nee Productions
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Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 1-9pm, Sat:12-5pm


Tracy Stuckey: Nocturnes 

Visions West Contemporary

October 19 - November 24, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday, October 19, 6-8pm
vwc.jgpThe Night Riders, 2018, oil on canvas, 54 x 72 inches

Tracy Stuckey’s show, Nocturnes is largely influenced by 19th century artist Frederic Remington’s night paintings. Made in the last decade of Remington’s life, these paintings reflect the artists growing disillusionment with the changing landscape of the American West. Stuckey’s works reflect not only the false romanticism of the American West but also the complete fabrication of it.

“Those familiar with Tracy Stuckey’s work will recognize in his new paintings something of a shift. Compared with the glamorous frontier fantasies he has been painting for more than half a decade, these are somber. In many of them, cool hues and dim light replace the bright colors of the Hollywood West that characterize his earlier paintings. The figures that populate the new works are pensive, not playful; static, or nearly so; and unsmiling. As a whole, the series has a new tenor—a deeper, minor tone. Even without a point of comparison, viewers heretofore unfamiliar with Stuckey’s work can surely sense the unease that underlies these images.

The new series does not memorialize the West for the simple reason that one cannot commemorate the death of something that has never existed. The West that Stuckey depicts here and in earlier works is not a historical or current reality but a myth. In his paintings, Stuckey approaches the frontier as a fictionalization and cultural phenomenon—one that Remington helped create—that exists only in illustrations, novels, and films, on television, and in the pages of glossy magazines. He does not glorify or perpetuate the myth but deconstructs it and exposes its continued influence on American popular culture.” -Zoe Larkins

Tracy Stuckey received his BFA in painting from Florida State University and his MFA from the University of New Mexico. He has exhibited his work extensively throughout the United States and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, most recently the Professional Development Grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. In 2009 he was an artist-in-residence at the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, Utah. Also a professor, Stuckey has taught at West Virginia University, and most recently, Colorado State University. Tracy and his wife, artist Erika Osborne, live in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205


"It's Time to Address'er Drawers"

"According to Plan"

"Beyond Dreams"

Art Gym Denver

October 4 - 26, 2018

  • Opening reception: Thursday October 4 from 5-8pm
Art Gym Denver is excited to present in the Art Gym Gallery It’s Time to Address’er Drawers by installation artist, Joel Armstrong. Opening in the Common Space Gallery is According to Plan by Christine Ann Nicols and Beyond Dreams by Lesley Renner. All will open with a reception October 4 from 5 - 8PM.

It’s Time to Address’er Drawers by Joel Armstrong includes a series of wire drawings depicting words and objects from a letter written by the artist’s mother. The drawings are found in and around a chest of drawers where the viewer can interact with the words and write their own meaning for the letter on the wall.

Time and corrosion are at the center of many of Armstrong’s work, including the pieces in this exhibition. History and meaning have a way of evolving (or devolving) through the hindsight of time. Information and facts change as we learn more about a situation. Growing from this idea, the experience of this work transforms over the course of the exhibition through the audience participation. As the viewer changes the order of the words on the wall, the meaning of the piece evolves. In the same vein, the exhibition also includes a series of rust and gold paintings, focusing on the temporal nature of the corrosion of metals.

According to Plan is comprised of 3D metalsmith works by Christine Ann Nicols. Her practice has evolved from smaller jewelry works to larger Utilitarian Sculptures. The 3D works presented in this exhibition are a series of lamps made with copper and geode rocks. Nicols wants her work to “serve a purpose, but look nice while doing it,” and these lamps certainly do that. Repeating the natural shapes found in the geodes, she cuts the copper plates to form the structure for the lamp fitting. The combination leads to an entirely new and singularly unique object. When asked about the concepts found in her work, Nicols replied “tell me what you think it means, and I’ll tell you that you’re right.”

Inspired by the works of Klimt, Lesley Renner’s pastel drawings create a dreamlike scape of bold color and pattern. Beyond Dreams brings together works exploring the ways in which Renner utilizes pattern and color to relate her dreams in a visual manner. Viewing the tetraptych of a moon, included in the exhibition, leaves you with the sensation of looking through a window at night in the liminal space between sleep and consciousness. She skews and alters the viewpoint to emulate that experience perfectly. In her drawings of trees, Renner tries to imagine the colors from her dreams and elevate them even further. This is inherent to the work. She says, “the color in my pieces are beyond the colors I see in my dreams.”

Located at 1460 Leyden St., Art Gym Denver is a 17,000 sq. ft. creative workspace for artists and arts professionals that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information visit


Theresa Anderson: Everything Squiggles

808 Projects

October 4 – 21, 2018

  • Curated by Mardee Goff
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4 from 6-8pm
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808 Projects
808 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thurs – Sun 12-6 PM; open late on First Friday, Oct 5



Featuring: Juliette Hemingway, Christine Fontenot, Thomas Lockhart III, Dwayne Glapion

Rochelle Johnson Studio (1229 W. 10th Ave. Denver)

October 1 - 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday October 6 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Sorrowful 16 by Juliette Hemingway

Rhapsody is an effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling. This show highlights four African-America Artist who exhibit those traits. Rhapsody explores four artist journey of expression.

Juliette's work is indicative of a path that has been traveled to wellness and healing. There is not only the theme of music, but also the blue people who are ever present in her work. The blue people represent the acknowledgment of Autism as part of her life. Javari, her only child, is autistic and it has had an enormous impact on their lives. So therefore, it is the same in her art.

Thomas is able to capture even the most fleeting thoughts and visions that briefly occupy his mind. Inspiration comes from all around him - from music and nature, to current events and the Word of God.

Christine thinks that we just need to slow down enough to recognize colors. Pocket the devices, unplug, and experience the daily sights with our senses attuned. Subtle colors that can’t be seen in a quick glance, color-shifts that won’t be captured with a tap of the phone, complements and contrasts; all of these contribute to the beauty that is easily overlooked in our hurried rushing while trying to ‘record’ everything.

Dwayne specializes in combining traditional art techniques with modern digital art tools. He works with both traditional and digital media but he prefers to be on the leading edge of the constantly evolving profession by embracing the latest art tools and technology.


Dual Conversation by Chad Henry and Phyllis Rider

Sync Gallery

October 18 - November 10, 2018

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: October 19 from 6-9pm
ChadHenryChad Henry, Dancing in the Street, collage on panel, 16” x 12”
Chad Henry: Artist Statement

Chad Henry’s show features new and recent collages with an emphasis on male relationships – fathers and sons, friends, brothers, lovers, antagonists, saints, monks, and memory. Alongside themes of love, faith and celebration, there are images of the underlying dread, worry, anger and disconnect that saturate our 21st Century experience, expressed through fragmented and improvised surfaces. The images are drawn from a studio jammed with archived books, magazines, street trash, old posters and paper scraps, and put together in the usual artist’s dialogue of image and response. Chad has studied painting with Jeffrey Wenzel, Homare Ikeda, Jordan Wolfson and others, and collage with Jonathan Talbot, Cecil Touchon and Catherine Chang Liu.

Phyllis Rider: Artist Statement

Traveling with Phyllis Rider is learning how to see color, pattern and life of a region not all that familiar to you. She loves exploring countries that have a rich diverse story and are on the exotic side of history, thus choosing Morocco for her latest adventure. She feels the country is changing in many current ways yet still holds everything together with their deep foundation in the Muslim faith. Keeping this in mind she shows through her monotypes the influences of the regions colors, patterns and religious icons. She explores this DUAL CONVERSATION in many of the monotypes and a painting. Her sculpture is more about the color influence and looking into a spiritual place.

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


Arrangements: Jon Doran Solo Exhibition

Abend Gallery

October 6 - 27, 2018

  • Opening reception: Saturday October 6th, 6-9pm
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Lisianth, Rose, and Grey, Oil, 13.75 x 11.25"

Statement: "I am interested in what it means to be a painter in the 21st century. What does cutting edge representational painting look like? I want to make work that harnesses traditional processes of the past, as well as utilizing the technologies of the modern day, to create both visually interesting and conceptually charged paintings. Hopefully my work isn’t just a mere example of mirror of current zeitgeists that will soon past, but rather it attempts to engage with deeper more fundamental and universal themes, of beauty, meaning and purpose."

Abend Gallery
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Sat: 12pm - 6pm


Animas: Robin Cole Solo Exhibition

Gallery 1261

October 6 - 27, 2018

  • Opening reception: Saturday October 6th, 6-9pm
abendDesire Guides Imagination - Oil, 24 x 30"

"My work explores an inner wilderness by way of an outer one; I believe that the natural world is not only an inherent part of us as human beings (and we of it), but that it is the original, exquisitely sensitive mirror in which we find our own inner terrain and wildness reflected. My work has always been an act of reverence for the natural world. There is an element of science in it, in the desire to study and observe. But there is an element of spirit, too, in the continual reaching for something just beyond the visible." - Robin Cole

Gallery 1261
1261 Delaware St
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am-6:00 pm


"Between Memory and Pending" - The Narrative Sculpture of Thomas Orr

Plinth Gallery

October 5 - 27, 2018

  • Opening Reception: First Friday October 5th from 6-9pm
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"Construction #6-Down Range" (2018) clay, glaze, pigment 9.5”h x 19”w x 14”d

Our October exhibition features narrative sculptures by ceramic artist Thomas Orr. Orr served in Vietnam with the 11th light infantry brigade and his wartime experiences are influential in his work. After his service, he attended Clatsop College in Astoria, Oregon where he studied Oceanography. He took his first ceramic class in 1971 and fell in love with the material so changed his course of study. After several years as a studio artist he attended the Claremont Graduate School where he received his MFA in 1990. Thomas was the chair of the ceramics department at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts for nearly 19 years and is now Professor Emeritus. He currently co-directs the Emerging Artist Mentorship Program at the Ash Street Project in Portland, Oregon.

Thomas Orr's ceramic work are highly personal sculptures. He once referred to them as "small scale stage sets." These settings evolved over time in both scale and in content to become environments, depicting activities that may have taken place in the past, but have a "potential of a future activity." Initially, the artist's reason for their creation was purely one of enjoyment. They moved from stage sets to playgrounds, and finally to sculptural environments. Their intent and content became deeper and more personal. According to Orr, "My most trusted critic, my wife, said to me “those aren’t playgrounds….. they are Vietnam”.

Plinth Gallery Curator Jonathan Kaplan reflects that, "Clearly, Orr's personal narrative is deeply entwined with his history and memory, and has a potential to always morph into something other, or that which is pending. Thomas Orr's sculptures show the importance of art making and how personal narrative can become transformative both to the artist and to the viewer." 

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216


Lyudmila Agrich: IMPRESSIONABLE: A Visual Journal

Mirada Fine Art

October 6 - November 4, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 5th, 6-9pm
3AutumnParkAgrich36x36Lyudmila Agrich, Autumn Park, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 36”

A childhood spent in the beautiful seaside city of Odessa, Ukraine, has had a lifelong influence on artist Lyudmila Agrich. Now a Denver resident, Lyudmila’s lush and luminous canvases created entirely with a palette knife, have become her trademark, capturing the very light that entranced her as a child. Her newest work, to be unveiled at Mirada Fine Art on October 5th, once again reveals the mastery of her craft. Entitled “Impressionable: A Visual Journey,” the collection of paintings allows us to join Agrich along this wondrous artistic path.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO (minutes from Denver)


Encaustic: A Collection of Contemporary Works

Art Students League of Denver

October 12 – November 18, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 12 from 5:30-8pm
Encaustic - Victoria Eubanks

Exhibiting artists include: Suzanne Ellenbogen, Anne Clark, Theresa Davis, Kristen Denbow, Victoria Eubanks, Jacquie Finholm, Jo Fitsell, Roberta Friedman, Lisa Gallun, Jennifer Ghormley, Susan Gibbons, Jane Guthridge, Michele Hardy, Barry Hochstadt, Alane Holsteen, Katie Kalkstein, Gigia Kolouch, Traci Lacey, Jim Leggit, Sarah Liberatore, Lois Lupica, Julia Martin, Laura McElfresh, Michele Messenger, Barbara O’Connell, Jessica Paulk, Tania Reese, Shari Regenbogen, Paula Romero Schmidt, Brett B. Selmer, Sheary Clough Suiter, Sharon Tuke, Charles Walter, Jennifer Wilson of Wilson by Design, Rebecca Yaffe, Maureen Zelle

Encaustic: Contemporary Works is the first exhibit at ASLD to feature the captivating but often underrepresented medium of encaustic artwork. Encaustic is a Greek word meaning, “to heat or burn in,” where hot beeswax and varnish are applied to a wood panel or canvas base and then layered and intermixed with colored waxes and paper materials. Heat is used throughout the process, with each layer getting reheated to fuse it with the previous layer, making encaustic works very complex with a certain depth and texture not typically seen with other, more common mediums.

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Intertwined Dialog: Ceramic and 3D Printed Sculpture by Macy Dorf and Judy Gardner

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery

October 3 - 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 5 from 6-9pm
Both Macy’s and Judy’s work is a dialog between the materials and the process. Macy works viscerally, trusting that the two will influence the direction of the piece. Judy’s approach is driven more by a shamanic view of the world, seeing everything as alive. The materials speak about how they want to express themselves. It is always fascinating that although the artists work individually, often with little communication, the resulting work seems to be holding a similar conversation.

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


Frame of Reference

Featuring: Rowdy Dugan, Mark Fitzsimmons, Erica Green, Renluka Maharaj, and Shelby Rahe

Rule Gallery

September 28 - November 10, 2018

  • Public reception: Friday September 28, from 6-9pm
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Rowdy Dugan, Coyanosa, TX , 2018, archival pigmented ink print, 30 x 45 inches

RULE Gallery is pleased to present Frame of Reference, a group show of artists whose work bridges the space between personal experience, history and individual roles within society; melding their internal and external worlds. 

Frame of Reference explores the psychological boundaries and interfaces in which people layer their realities to better gauge their place within the world. For the artists, the praxis each employs to translate this, either by accumulating self-assurance or shedding the same, stems from awareness of their vulnerabilities and their willingness to expose them. Works included range from photographs by two artists examining the disruption of their cultural landscapes to videos by two others detailing their inner conflicts as they seek to establish support systems. The final piece is a site-specific fiber installation evoking the unending process of rebuilding oneself. In effect, the exhibition intends to provide an invisible perceptual guide with which, through observation of each contemplative and directional work, we may discover the nature of our own Frame of Reference.

Rule Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Read more: Rule: Frame of Reference

Frank Sampson: Allegory Myths and Magic

Sandra Phillips Gallery

September 28 - November 17, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday September 28, 6 – 8 pm
Egg Picker 2018

The magic of Frank Sampson returns for a solo show featuring all new paintings with many of the smaller works completed this summer while visiting family in North Dakota. One of Colorado’s most highly regarded painters, Boulder artist Frank Sampson is a vibrant ninety-one years old and excited about his new body of work. His paintings are influenced by the old Renaissance masters particularly Breugel and Bosch reflecting Frank Sampson’s studio fellowship in Belgium following his graduate work. Professor Emeritus Frank Sampson taught at the University of Colorado Boulder from 1961 to 1990 and now paints in his Boulder studio daily.

Sandra Phillips Gallery
47 W. 11th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
(one block south Denver Art Museum)


Rian Kerrane and Susanne Mitchell: Proximity

Mai Wyn Fine Art

September 21 - October 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 21st from 6-9 pm
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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


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