Call for Entries: Drawing the Line At 40 West Arts Gallery

Submission Deadline: Saturday April 20, 2019

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Back for a second year, we invite artists to consider the shape, weight, length, movement and definition of the line, which forms the basis of so many things including works of art, architecture, nature and landscapes, DNA helixes, and so much more. How do you define, “Drawing the Line”?

We invite line drawings, graphite works, ink and pen interpretations and watercolors marks, just to name a few. Additionally, we are interested in seeing works in their raw and early stage forms. Do you put together studies for a final work that will be complete in the future? These early concepts often have a power and energy to them that comes through in their line form. These are all ideas to reflect on, and we welcome other statements or ideas about drawing the line. This exhibit is highly open to interpretation and we welcome varied translations of this concept.

40 West Arts Gallery
1560 Teller St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.275.3430
Open Wed-Sat 12pm-4pm

 

3631: A Solo Cycling Journey Across America by Randall Sampson

A Month of Photography Show at Niza Knoll Gallery

February 22 – March 22, 2019

  • Artist Reception: Thursday, February 22 from 6-8:30
  • The Month of Photography Colorado (MOP) is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout the region. Visit http://www.mopdenver.com for more information

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Lawyer, amateur photographer, and erstwhile ceramics and metal artist, Randall Sampson hadn’t owned a bicycle for almost a quarter-century when, in the summer of 2017, he purchased a used road bike and rekindled his long-dormant love of cycling during frequent round-trip rides between his Denver home and Boulder. With his planned 2018 retirement in mind, that initial reintroduction to cycling was followed by the purchase of a touring bike, trips to the gym, and the development of plans for a coast-to-coast solo cycling adventure. The upcoming exhibit, “3631: A Solo Cycling Journey Across America” chronicles his trip to the lonely reaches of the northern United States and Ontario, Canada via photographs and written narrative. 

Sampson’s journey began alone on August 1, 2018, at the ferry terminal in Anacortes, Washington, and ended, after traveling the northern United States and Ontario, Canada, including the Cascade mountains of Washington, the northern plains, the upper Midwest, the north shore of Lake Erie, the Erie Canal, New England and more, exactly 75 days later, in Portland, Maine, among friends.

Sampson takes us along on his travels through his photographs and supplementary narrative excerpts that feature insights and anecdotes. Unlike past expeditions, he purposefully did not have professional camera equipment in tow—only his iPhone camera. It’s important for the viewer to remember that Sampson embarked on this journey not as an artistic endeavor, but rather as a life endeavor or “bucket-list” item. He hopes that the photographs in this exhibition are enhanced and informed by, rather than diminished by, this knowledge and thus are received in the spirit of chronicling a small, but very meaningful, sliver of his life. Given the context of a bike-trip, most images are the product of a very brief stop on the shoulder of a road. Many—perhaps better—photographs not taken, were lost to real or perceived pressures of time, the lack of safety in the moment, or a reluctance, say, to interrupt the hard work of slogging up a mountain pass.

Randall Sampson served as an attorney in the public sphere until his retirement in May of 2018. He fed his artistic side over the years with photography and the creation of metal and ceramic art, for a time, exhibiting his work as part of The Mix Co-op in the back of Niza Knoll Gallery. Upon announcing his bike trip, he was encouraged to start a blog, so others could follow his travels. Despite his hesitations with the technology of blogging, and the often self-aggrandizing nature of social media, his love of writing and his belief in the "value of voice” prevailed.” He is proud to share his "small" voice, knowing that not everyone feels empowered to use theirs. Visit www.randallsampson.com to read full blog posts.

In 2009 Niza Knoll Gallery opened in the Art District on Santa Fe at 915 Santa Fe drive. The gallery specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits, hosts first and third Friday events, monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought provoking thematic exhibits of artists using non-traditional media. Through a partnership with Kingman Winery the space serves a tasting room for their fine Colorado wines and is proud to offer their wine for sale during art walks and other special events.

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.953.1789
http://www.nizaknollgallery.com

 

CASCADE an installation by BRIAN CAVANAUGH

Pirate: Contemporary Art

March 1 - 17, 2019

  • Vinnie Alfonso in the associate space
  • Opening Reception: Friday March 1st from 6-10pm
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Are memories truth or our own fiction? “CASCADE” contemplates contradiction and compromise within a collection of semi-truthful sculptural realities, super-imposed video projections, factual memories, faux truths and suspended beliefs. An allegorical journey through faux finished expanded poly-styrene foam and paper forms feigning corroded oxidized steel, blending with real objects in absurd and contradictory constructions. Scale, weight, mass and function reverse roles, creating an environment of dystopic discord, deterioration and impending collapse.

Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W 16th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.458.6058
http://www.pirateartonline.org

 

Pretty in Pink: Celebrating All things Casa Bonita

Next Gallery

February 22 - March 3, 2019

Opening Fiesta: Friday, February 22, 6-10pm

  • Juried by Casa Bonita aficionado, Andrew Novick and local artist, Betsy $B Rudolph
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“Pretty in Pink” celebrates Casa Bonita in all of its crazy glory. NEXT Gallery hosted the Casa Bonita show for the first time in 2018, commemorating their new digs (just down the street from this local legend) in the heart of the 40 West Arts District.
In addition to art, the opening fiesta will offer up Chocolate Banditos, Casa Bonita’s famed sopapillas, and of course, honey. There will be an awards ceremony where top artists will receive cash prizes. The fun continues on Sunday with “Andrew’s 300th Casa Bonita Adventure” - a celebration that benefits Foodbridge International Marketplace.

NEXT Gallery
6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80214
303.433.4933
Fri: 5-10pm; Sat/Sun 12-5pm
http://nextartgallerydenver.com

 

Women in Art at Women in Kind

Women in Kind Gallery (3899 Jackson Street, Denver)

February 27 – March 29, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday March 8, 2019 6-9 p.m.
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Women in Art at Women in Kind is the first of an annual exhibition series celebrating art by, for and about women.

Spend International Women's Day (IWD) NIGHT at Women In Kind, enjoying an amazing, juried art exhibit benefitting Mi Casa Resource Center! The exhibit will showcase women artists and their creative exploration of issues around gender equality, empowerment and innovation in keeping with the 2019 IWD theme of Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.

Get your float on thanks to ice cream and root beer sponsors Sweet Action Ice Cream and Bruz Beers. You might also dig the cash bar with organic, handcrafted spirits from Rising Sun Distillery.

Tickets cost $10 a person and are available on Event Brite. Proceeds will be donated to Mi Casa Resource Center.

 

Oliver Vernon: Awaken The Chrysalis

Mirus Gallery

February 15 - March 16, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, February 15th from 7-10 pm
ovVernon’s compositions suspend elements of abstraction, architecture, figuration, and landscape in a cohesive visual expression of the irrepresentable, the unknown, and the metaphysical. By applying recognizable hints of terrain, gradients, and form, Oliver creates subtle cues that invoke grounding familiarity while demonstrating the freedom to push abstraction and obscurity. His work challenges preconceived notions of perception, space, and structure as he methodically stretches, warps, anddeconstructs traditional compositions. The oscillation between calmness/calamity, weird/wonderful, and machinery/mother nature evoke a pulsating energy that gives life to every one of Oliver Vernon’s pieces.

Awaken the Chrysalis will be Vernon’s first solo show in six years. The title alludes to a state of incubation where microcellular coding has been carefully programmed beneath the surface and the time of hatching is near. Vernon’s fascination with the embryo, which he describes as, “a code of nature’s energy,” catalyzes mathematical, systemic, and microcellular themes throughout his work and opens the door for a world of potential.

In this exhibition, Oliver finds himself collaging pieces he has painted on paper- borrowing from an assortment of past experience and giving way to the creation of a reassembled present moment. His improvisational and gestural approach led by his body and intuition is then followed by controlled precision and painstaking detail. He describes his work in the throes of making love and making war- the interconnected intensity that facilitates destruction and rebirth- a representation of pushing forward the space-time continuum.

About the Artist: Oliver Vernon

Oliver Vernon was born in New York in 1972. He received his BFA from Parsons School of Design in 1995, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. He has exhibited his work in cities all across the United States including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, and Chicago, and has also shown in London and Toronto. His work is part of numerous collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Visually, Brooklyn based artist Oliver Vernon’s paintings draw upon an incredibly varied pool of influences, from abstract expressionism, to post pop surrealism and the polished finish of figurative realism. Formally, his work is about the deconstruction, and hence the necessary reconstruction of visual space. From this central dichotomy stems many others: logic/illogic, physical/metaphysical, imprisonment/liberation. His paintings come to us, perhaps, as detailed snapshots of the few primordial milliseconds when the blueprint of the universe was being sculpted from the final throes of chaos. In this sense, anything goes. Each painting has it’s own set of rules, or rather the rules are being bent, broken and ultimately formed within each painting. Color, form, energy, architecture, good, evil, flesh and machine are lurking, never as physical entities, but as transient archetypes searching out their final places within the framework of the cosmos. Apart from this macro view, Oliver’s work can be seen at the micro level as well. We can view his paintings as representations of how the mind is formed from a foundation of thought, reason, and aesthetics, and how these entities are simultaneously at odds and interconnected.

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

 

Liz Lautrup and Karin Kempe: Luminous

Sync Gallery

February 15 - March 9, 2019

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: February 15 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: March 1, 2019 from 6-9pm
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THE LIGHT WITHIN: acrylic on canvas 30” x 30”: http://karinkempeart.com

Through layers of color and texture, Liz Lautrup and Karin Kempe each express the underlying luminosity of this world in abstract paintings which glow with an internal light and invite us to explore and appreciate their magic.

Karin Kempe: Leonard Cohen said, “There is a crack, a crack in everything- that’s how the light gets in.” Sometimes the light rides on hue and brightness; sometimes it is traced by the interaction of marks which are, after all, just paint on canvas, but which can be recognized like a mysterious memory. Our amazing world sings with an underlying luminosity, its radiance seeping from hidden windows. Light through color, this is what Karin Kempe touches and expresses in her paintings.

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Grasshopper’s Flight: Acrylic and Watercolor Pencil on Canvas: 48 by 48” http://www.lizlautrup.com

Liz Lautrup: How often we miss the small bits of beauty and magic around us. Liz Lautrup’s paintings, which incorporate acrylic and watercolor pencil in multiple layers, illuminate the small wonders that we might normally pass by or fail to notice. Perhaps there is a whole world in a grasshopper’s flight through the air; perhaps we can find immense beauty in the reflected sunlight and varied colors in a field of grass. In these little things, there is the potential of mystery and discovery. They contain a message if we are willing to receive it. Liz Lautrup continues to experiment, finding new ways to capture the essence of internal and external worlds.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

New Work from Madeleine Dodge and Phillip Potter

with Katharine McGuinness in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

February 14 - March 10, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 5-9 pm
  • First Friday: March 1, 5-9 pm
  • Artists' Talks: Saturday, March 9, 2 pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, March 10
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Artist Madeleine Dodge continues her work with natural processes which function autonomously in a generative capacity, creating a work of art, dissolving the subject object dichotomy. This work, comprised of archival, one of a kind, pigment prints on a variety of substrates was generated by anonymous social forces, self-reflection, and principles of social and psychoanalytic transference to materials.

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.889.2200
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM
http://www.sparkgallery.com

 

Emily Joyce: Then Where Sun When There

Justine Hill: Bookends (Project Room)

February 15 - March 16, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 15th, from 6 - 8pm
  • Free and open to the public with Artist in Attendance
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David B. Smith Gallery is proud to present Then Where Sun When There, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Emily Joyce.

In her first solo exhibition with the gallery, Joyce presents a new body of paintings that playfully synthesizes the languages of contemporary abstraction and mathematics. Reaching across centuries of human accomplishment to artists and thinkers who initially identified sacred geometric patterns and systems, inspiration for Joyce flips between the immediate and ancient. Artists such as Renaissance painter Piero della Francesca and American Modernist Georgia O’Keeffe lend their palate and soft-spoken spirituality to Joyce’s work, often leading to a humorous blend of logic and liveliness.

Treated as both articulation of the soul and basis of concrete logic, geometry’s universality transcends culture and time. In modern times this principal is often understood through complex systems, some invisible and some manifested as conspicuously as the grid of a city. These everyday patterns, frequently muddled by human design and burdened by stress, force a resilience of will. It is this will to move forward, the persistence of humanity to endure the systems imposed upon it and the systems it creates, that allows Joyce to tease the beauty out of infernal systems, exposing the hidden geometries that predate humanity and that will ultimately succeed it.

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

 

Black and Blue: a solo exhibition by Matt O'Neill

Lane Meyer Projects

February 15 - March 11, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 15th from 6pm - 11pm
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“I suppose these new works could be called a kind of stream of conscience doodling. I’ve been trying to not plan anything out and to just go where my hand takes it...” - Matt O'Neill

Matt O’Neill was born in Chicago,IL. In 1962. He has lived and worked in Denver, CO Since 1985. His work is in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum and the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center. In 1990 he was awarded a National Endowment of the Arts individual fellowship.

Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut Street
Denver CO 80205
http://lanemeyerprojects.com

 

CU Denver SCULPTURE CLUB presents Cluberation in the main space

Ariela Asher in the associate space

Pirate: Contemporary Art

February 8 - 24, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday February 8th from 6-10pm
  • Cluberation juried by Mai Wyn Schantz of Mai Wyn Fine Art
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7130 W 16th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.458.6058
http://www.pirateartonline.org

 

When Pigs Fly: Chinese New Year Invitational

Valkarie Gallery

February 6 - March 3, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday February 9, 5-9:30pm

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Pictured: Lisa Luree, Claudia Roulier, Lauri Muhonen, Danyl Cook, Mike Kloepfer and Hallie Packard

Now in its fourth year, we are excited to bring you the year of the pig in our annual Chinese New Year show! With nearly sixty artists all creating a piece on an 8"x8" panel based on the year of the pig - you will find paintings, drawings, digital art, mixed media, mosaics, fiber art, photography and more!.

Artists: Aleo, Aria Fawn, Betsy Rudolph, Carl Bork, Claudia Roulier, Clay Brooks, Cody Kuehl, Colleen Tully, Daniel Crosier, Daniel Granitto, Danyl Cook, David Perea, Dorothy DePaulo, Elena Gunderson, Hallie Packard, Henry Blount, Jane Falkenberg, Jen Herling, Jill Moustaffa, John Van Horn, Jordan Lyn, Josh Davy, Josh Houska, Justin Cdebaca, Karen Watkins, Kathryn Petroff, Kaitlin Ziesmer, Katie Hoffman, Kayla Edgar, Keith Oelschlager, Kim Anderson, Lauri Muhonen, Lisa Luree, Lisa Adams, Mad Tatters, Matt Doubek, Maxime LeFranc, Mike Kloepfer, Miki Harder, Molly McCraw, Naomi Wiener, Nicole Grosjean, Ray Munoz, Richard Ingersoll, Rob Jordan, Robert Newman, Ryan Austin Lee, Sharon Eisley, Tiffany Miller Russell, Tim Von Rueden, Tom Sarmo, Tony Steck, Travis Gillan, Valerie Savarie, Victor Escobedo, Willow LeFranc and Zachary Reece.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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http://www.valkariefineart.com

 

On Edge: an annual exhibition of contemporary work by Colorado artists pushing the boundaries of material and concept

Juried by Adam Gildar

Edge Gallery

February 8 - 24, 2019

  • Opening Reception: February 8, 6-10pm
  • Exhibiting artists: Mackenzie Urban, Laura Baszynski, Rachel Delaney, Mark Farrell, Cherri Lamar, Ryan Lee, Emily Loehle, Helios Lucida, Sarah Nix, Jade Phillips, Madeline Stewart, Beth Wood, Anders Johnson, Megan Scheffer, Neil Peirman, Clara Nulty, Jasmine Barbosa, Matt Lazewski
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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

 

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.

 

Kuzana Ogg: Tripping the Light Fantastic

K Contemporary

February 2 - 23, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 6-9 pm
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Art speaks a language that transcends borders, and this February, guests to K Contemporary will join a truly international conversation that’s engaged minds and imaginations the world over.

“Tripping the Light Fantastic” will offer the insights and impressions of globally acclaimed Santa Fe abstract painter, Kuzana Ogg, a keen observer and gifted communicator, whose innate artistic lexicon reflects colors and cultures from the Far East to the American West. A child of Mumbai, Ogg has collected within herself a versatile visual vocabulary as ideally descriptive of the intimate mysteries of rural China, as of the green hedgerows of Cornwall, and the ancient elegance of lotus-scented Sri Lanka.

February’s exhibit will serve as Colorado’s introduction to Ogg’s articulate style of abstraction, and K Contemporary is proud to do the honors. Guests to this solo will be greeted first by nearly 200 collages the artist has created during a recent art residency in the seaside Scottish village of Cromarty. Moving inland, they’ll encounter more than a dozen large oils, which showcase the progression of the visual language the Kuzana has developed over the course of her career.

Describing this vernacular the artist shares, “There are several themes and shapes that occur through my work, and as this lexicon has developed, I find new ways to use it. The main message is visual, however. I’m philosophical in nature, but I’m not consciously trying to disseminate information, or to illustrate a particular idea or set of politics.”

Influenced by varied and rich cultural experiences Ogg has encountered throughout her life, her art reflects a visual language opulent with symbolism. “Memories of the several countries in which I’ve lived are distilled into symbols appearing in my work. These objects are depicted as abstractions, and some may be translated through an alternate interest of mine. The easiest one to recognize is a bright green shape, which is abstracted from the artificial plastic grass that accompanies sushi. These are what I have experienced, pondered, distilled, and know, so these are the forms I use.”

Visitors schooled in written tongues might also discern within Kuzana’s works characters drawn from the Korean Hangul and Sri Lankan Sinhala languages. For that matter, the title “Tripping the Light Fantastic” is itself a reverent salaam to yet another form of artistic communication. “It means ‘to dance,’” she explains. “In dance there is a period of stillness and a period of motion. The same occurs in my paintings – empty versus full, quiet versus dynamic, saturated color versus transparency. Many of the pieces are titled after Bharat Natayam dance gestures, hand gestures of the Buddha and yoga hand gestures.”

While Kuzana’s brush beautifully expounds on concepts by turns common and peculiar, she’s always pleased to let her audience have the last word. It’s a courtesy borrowed from another universal form of human expression, that of fashion. To the discriminating eye, many of the patterns that clothe her canvases subtly speak of the dressmaker’s art. “One of my favorite aspects of couture is the way that the body is hidden and revealed,” explains Kuzana, offering a winking word of warning. “The paintings are intended to seduce the viewer with color and form – reveal – and after that leave them in peace – hide – to figure out what just happened.”

Kuzana Ogg (b.1971, Bombay, India) is currently in residence at El Zaguan on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM. She has participated in residencies in Minnesota, Colombo (Sri Lanka), Tao Hua Tan (China) and most recently at the Cromarty Arts Trust in Scotland. Her paintings have made appearances on the sets of both television shows and feature films, including: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”, “Southpaw” and “My All- American”. Kuzana's first solo museum exhibition was “Oil” at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art in 2014. A second solo followed shortly thereafter, “Rev Zero” at the Bakersfield Museum of Art in 2015. Kuzana's work has been exhibited, published, and collected privately and publicly, nationally and internationally.

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

 

artmore

Space Gallery

February 1 - 16, 2019

  • Opening reception: First Friday, February 1st from 5-9pm
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artmore is a juried exhibition of the work of three artma 2018 artists. The artists were selected by Michael Burnett, owner and curator of SPACE Gallery. artmore is held in odd years opposite to artma as a celebration of the artists who support The
Morgan Adams Foundation through their work.

artma is a unique, funky, and fabulous biennial auction of art, all of which is donated by local, regional, and nationally recognized artists. The proceeds of artma support The Morgan Adams Foundation, a local organization dedicated to raising money and awareness on behalf of children with cancer. artma Artists: Jan Carson, Jeffrey Keith, Lydia Riegle Gallery: SPACE Gallery

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.904.1088
http://www.spacegallery.org

 

Pulchritudinous: celebrating the beauty of contemporary art

fooLPRoof contemporary Art

February 1 - March 30, 2019

  • Opening reception: First Friday February 1st from 7-9 pm
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Pulchritudinous features 33 regional, national and international artists at our urban gallery in the heart of the RINO art district: Zoa Ace, Eric Anderson, Savannah Anderson, Gwen Arkin, Sarah Ashford, Phil Bender, Annette Coleman, Rob Crossno, Tobias Flores, Gay Germain, Jill Renee Grant, Robert Green, Cynthia Handel, Paul Higham, Jennifer Hope, Marston Jaquis, Kathy Kelly, Coral Penelope Lambert, Gayla Lemke, David Lobdell, Patricia Martin, Charles Parson, Caroline Peters, Kim Roberts, Laura Phelps Rogers, Louis Recchia, Tracey Russell, Vy Pham, Isaac Sandoval, Gabrielle Shannon, Joseph Short, Deanna Sinclair, Jean Smith, Ben Woodeson

fooLPRoof contemporary Art
3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
303-641-3472
Winter hours: Wed. and Thur. 12-4 p.m.; Fri. 12-8 p.m.; Sat. 12-4

http://www.foolproofcontemporaryart.com

 

Darling Darling: New Ceramic Work By Joshua Clark

Plinth Gallery

February 1 - March 30, 2019

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, February 1st from 6-9pm
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For our next two-month exhibition, we are excited to present new ceramic work by artist Joshua Clark. The artist received his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from Ohio State University and his Masters of Fine Arts Degree from The Cranbrook Academy of Art. Clark is currently an associate professor of ceramics at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

Clark's work is luscious, luminous, full of color and movement almost appearing molten. His work is unconventional in that it defines any traditional ides about ceramics. Using combinations of mixed media materials such as resin, paint, plastic and rubber as well as clay, his art work invites dialog. On one level, his work might suggest a kitsch quality; yet according to cfile writer and critic Bill Rodgers writes that "Clark’s sculptures have a sense of humor carried by just the right amount of chaos, frozen at a point where reality is more like a liquid and its physics are all glitchy. It’s a lot of fun and, like stepping out into the roller rink’s parking lot, conventional life feels just as strange by association. Fundamental properties of matter change as gooey neon liquids are able to support weight piled in a column on top of them. They gleam like porcelain but it feels like I should be able to snap off a piece and eat it like candy. They’re products of a separate reality, something that touches ours just enough so that the differences seem all the more uncanny."

In "Darling Darling", Clark deals with repetition as it might pertain to an object's preciousness. Clark states, "Like a pop song you cannot seem to get out of your head, I am interested in the things that capture our attention for surface reason, but which continue to haunt us for reasons we cannot quite put our finger on. In my practice the subject matter has always come from my daily experiences. A collection of associative experiences that I feel has the potential to communicate something telling about our collective human psychology, specifically as it relates to our desire for aesthetics experiences."

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216
303.295.0717
http://plinthgallery.com

 

Call for Street Artist Mentors for Teen workshop series with Boulder High Art Students

Art on the Streets @ Boulder High

Dates: March - May 2019

  • Workshops will begin March 1, so please apply as soon as possible by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • This project is made possible by Open Studios, we thank them for their support of public art and arts education
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This three part workshop series will use a framework of artist mentorships to facilitate student work in public spaces in Boulder, Colorado. Artists will lead a three session workshop intended to help students identify social issues impacting their community, and then create public work based on these ideas in a group / team environment.

Goals:
  • Communicating/awareness of social issues, teamwork, respect, giving a voice to teens, and completing a group project.
  • Mentorship in various techniques for creating public art, street art, murals, guerilla art etc.
  • Building student confidence in voice and technique
We are currently collecting letters of interest for two Artist Mentors: March 2019 workshop- method and medium is open, please submit your interest and method you'd like to teach. Artist stipend $1000 for three, 3 hour classes, plus a $500 materials budget. April/May 2019 workshop- Muralist workshop of three, 3 hour classes and a mural installation on Boulder Creek Path in Boulder, designed and painted with the students. Artist stipend of $2250 with a $750 materials budget.

Interested artists should submit a letter of interest with some sample work to And Art Space. A selection of artists will be presented to the students of the National Arts Honor Society at Boulder High, who will vote to finalize who will lead the three workshops. Having the students ultimately decide, will promote commitment and buy in.

 

1910: Cut From the Same Cloth

A collaborative project by Schoph + Jamie Lynn

Leon Gallery

January 31 - March 2, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31st, 2019 7-11pm
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"Cut From the Same Cloth” - (idiomatic, of two or more persons or things. Very similar; possessing many of the same fundamental characteristics)

An art show brought to you by 1910 - the collaborative works of Jamie M. Lynn and Schoph Schofield.

Working together under the name 1910, Schoph and Jamie bring a showcase selection of the past year's works .The collaborative work of the pair go hand in hand and together, or apart, they have one of the most recognizable styles in the snow industry today.

Leon
1112 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
303.832.1599
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10-6pm; Saturday + Sunday: 12-5pm
http://www.leongallery.com

 

Elemental Construction

McNichols Civic Center Building (2nd floor)

January 19 - April 7, 2019

  • Reception: Saturday, February 2 from 6 - 9 pm
  • Panel Discussion: Thursday February 7 from 6 - 8 pm: enjoy a lively conversation with featured Elemental Construction artists as they discuss their practice and process
  • Elemental Construction is presented by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center
  • Featured Artists: Odette England • Theresa Ganz • Susan Goldstein • Susan Hopp • Heather Oelklaus • George P. Perez • Holly Roberts • Joe Rudko • Vanessa Woods • Mario Zoots
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Photo by Theresa Ganz, Fontainbleau 2 (cropped), 2015

At its most basic, collage is the assemblage of different materials to create a new whole. Materials can come from books, magazines, found imagery, the Internet, or virtually anywhere, creating limitless opportunities for artists.

Increasingly, photographers are embracing digital software and source materials to create work that pushes the boundaries of the medium. This exhibit takes a fresh look at how photographers today use collage to deconstruct and reconstruct narratives using a mix of new, digital technologies and more traditional approaches.

McNichols Civic Center Building
144 West Colfax (corner of West Colfax and Bannock)
Denver, CO 80202
720.865.4220
http://mcnicholsbuilding.com

 

Pieces by Erynn McConnell

Ossify by Austin Armstrong

Art Gym Denver

January 31 – February 22, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31, 2019, 5 - 8PM
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Art Gym Denver is thrilled to present Pieces by Erynn McConnell and Ossify by Austin Armstrong in the Common Space Gallery with an opening reception January 31 from 5 - 8PM. Pieces is a series of jewelry by Erynn McConnell which repurposes broken ceramic plates, while Ossify by Austin Armstrong is an examination of the changes taking place in Denver through printmaking.

Kintsugi is a Japanese process of repairing broken pottery with lacquer and gold along the cracks, as to highlight the flaws and histories of the object. Building on this concept in her new series Pieces, artist Erynn McConnell translates the idea into jewelry by combining broken ceramic plates with brass to make rings, necklaces, earrings and other wearable forms of kintsugi. McConnell’s artist statement explains this intention; she states, “this jewelry was made with the intention of reminding the wearer that no matter how broken we are, there is still beauty and worth in our pieces.” Changing the context of these broken pieces into positives helps the viewer, and ultimately wearer, of this jewelry reflect on their own shortcomings. The jewelry becomes a physical reminder to find positives in ourselves; that even our worse, broken problems hold a great deal of value.

Printmaker Austin Armstrong focuses his art practice on how theological inconsistencies and modern propaganda affect western society and development, and his new series, Ossify, fits into these concepts perfectly. Ossify is the aging process that causes bones to become hard and resistant to change. Armstrong uses this process to examine Denver and the change which it is currently experiencing. When discussing this concept, he said “Ossify asks what it means for Colorado to change in ways that cannot be undone, and what it means to see beauty in the opportunity for rejuvenated life.” Armstrong uses screen printing and lithography together, building layers of drawings, images and icons. He utilizes corporate icons and logos as the half tone pattern in his prints, demonstrating the way these groups cover up the history that exists in Denver. The series documents buildings due for demolition and what happens with this kind of homogenization and gentrification.

Also opening at Art Gym Denver is the Sexxxhibition, in the Art Gym Gallery. The Sexxxhibition brings together lust, love and sex through work by 11 artists. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, January 31 from 5-8PM.

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

 

Jordan Wolfson: SONG CYCLE WITH BLUE CLOTH (abridged)

An extended polyptych installation

808 Projects (808 Santa Fe Drive in Denver)

January 31 - February 24, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31st, 6-8pm
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above: from "Song Cycle with Blue Cloth (abridged)"

 Award-winning artist, Jordan Wolfson, will be exhibiting his first solo show in Colorado since 2009 at 808 Projects in Denver. The exhibition will present an abridged version of his series, “Song Cycle with Blue Cloth”, an extended polyptych of a single still life, encompassing twenty-seven paintings and eleven drawings. Jordan Wolfson is an international artist known for his use of observational repetition and stylistic change.

 

Read more: 808 Projects: Jordan Wolfson

Paper Work: Joseph Coniff, Rachel Doniger, Wilma Fiori, Martha Hughes

Rule Gallery

January 25 - March 2, 2019

  • Reception: Friday, January 25 from 6-9p
jcruleJoseph Coniff, Panel Composition 13, 2019, acrylic and wallpaper on wood panel,16.25 x 17 in

Rule Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.800.6776
http://www.rulegallery.com

 

Read more: Rule: Paper Work