Lisa Luree & Kim Anderson: Fool's Journey

Valkarie Gallery & Studio

December 12, 2018 - January 6, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, December 15 from 5 - 8:30pm; Tarot readings by Kris Rosenblum and Live Spanish Guitar by Danny Masters from 6-8pm
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Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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http://www.valkariefineart.com

 

2018 Bibelot Show

Kanon Collective

December 7 - 31, 2018

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, Dec. 7, 5-10 pm
  • Artists' Reception: Third Friday, Dec. 21, 5-9 pm
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Bibelot: from the French word meaning a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity. Our annual Bibelot Show is dedicated to the beauty of small works of art, and the artists who submitted this year did not let us down. We have some wonderful pieces, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mosaics, jewelry, encaustic, and more.

Artists this year include: Laura Beacom, Rita Bhasin, Niri Cath, Blake Chamness, Allison Del Duca, Leah Diament, Sue Crosby Doyle, Sarah Driscoll, Ellen Ehrhardt, Joseph Findeiss, Jane Glotzer, Kay Gross, Akayla Higgins, Shelley Hull, Lee Janene, Eric Jones, Abbie Kozik, Brooke Lopez, Pamela Macias, Terra Marks, Shawna Miller, Linda Moore, Ivan Mota, Paul Nutting, Charli Ornett, Lisa Pordon, Paulina Roybal, Gary Reed, Christy Seving, Juli Smith, and Heidi West.

Kanon Collective
766 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
http://KanonArt.com

 

Laura Ball: Chimera

David B. Smith Gallery

December 14, 2018 - January 26, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, December 14th, 6 - 8 pm; Free and open to the public with the artist in attendance
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David B. Smith Gallery is proud to present Chimera, the third solo exhibition of new works by San Diego-based artist Laura Ball. Adeptly harnessing musings of the subconscious mind, Ball utilizes recognizable yet otherworldly imagery. Mythological creatures, swirling parrot wings, and fantastical flora join together and are pulled apart as their forms metamorphose, lending meaning to the title of the exhibition.

In her exceptionally detailed watercolors, Laura Ball’s skill and vision are immediately felt and understood by the viewer. Whether standing before two hulking tigers in the throes of savage battle, or following sage owls between our world and the underworld, the low groan of primordial jungles and the cries of life beginning and ending and beginning again ring in the distance of Ball’s channeled realities.

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

 

COLDPLAY

fooLPRoof contemporary art gallery

December 6, 2018 - January 26, 2019

  • Opening Reception: First Friday December 7th from 7 – 9:30pm
  • Featuring 30 local, regional, national and international artists working in an assortment of mediums and skill levels, from artists in major museum collections to emerging artists
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Zoa Ace - Gwen Arkin - Eric Anderson - Savannah Anderson - Phil Bender - Lyn Bennett - Annette Coleman - Rob Crossno - Tobias Flores - Jill Renee Grant - Robert Green - Cynthia Handel - Paul Higham – Nichole Hongchang - Jennifer Hope - Kathy Kelly - Marston Jaquis - Ron Landucci - Sara Landucci - David Lobdell - Coral Penelope Lambert - Gayla Lemke - Patricia Martin - Charles Parson - Kayo Peeler - Caroline Peters -- Laura Phelps Rogers - Louis Recchia - Tracey Russell - Isaac Sandoval - Gabrielle Shannon - Joseph Short - Deanna Sinclair - Jean Smith - Ben Woodeson

fooLPRoof contemporary art
3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO
303.641.3472
http://www.foolproofcontemporaryart.com

 

As of Now: One Year Anniversary Exhibition

K Contemporary

December 15 - 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 6-9 pm
  • Featuring: Monique Crine, Michael Dowling, Trey Egan, Carlene Frances, Melissa Furness, Michael Gadlin, Robin Hextrum, Doug Kacnea, Suchitra Mattai, Kuzana Ogg, Daisy Patton, Angel Ricardo Ricardo Rios, Karen Roehl, Jonathan Saiz, Kevin Sloan, Kristin Stransky, Nina Tichava, Goran Vejvoda, Sarah Winkler, Scott Young and Mario Zoots
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K Contemporary
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
303.590.9800
http://kcontemporaryart.com

 

Salvaged Elements: Lili Francuz and Janice McDonald

ReCreative Gallery

December 7 -28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 5-8 pm
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Salvaged Elements features the work of two Colorado artists who are committed to creating abstract collage works, composed of discarded papers and packaging, the detritus of our society. Using traditional methods (cut, tear, paste), Lili Francuz and Janice McDonald each have a very different and contemporary personal perspective that captures the innate beauty of simple materials, thoughtfully combined. Both continue to push the boundaries of their art-making practices, most recently working with more dimensionality and shaped supports. Their artworks are powerful from a distance and reveal more nuanced messages upon closer examination.

ReCreative Gallery
765 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.638.3128
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-4pm
http://www.recreativedenver.org

 

31st Annual Holiday Exhibition

Artists on Santa Fe

December 1 - 31, 2018

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Photo Credit: Susan Helbig

Before you know it, the winter holidays will be upon us and the festivities will begin. Be prepared this season, if you aren't already, and finish your gift shopping now to avoid that last-minute hectic rush. Artists on Santa Fe Gallery + Studios has a huge variety of specialty handmade items that will be perfect for your family and friends. Stop in and have a leisurely look at our fantastic array of functional and decorative art.

We will be displaying paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, and sculpture. Join us during the week and on 1st and 3rd Fridays for fun evenings at our gallery. While you're there, explore two floors of studios inhabited by thirty artists working in a variety of media. Visit with the artists and see what's happening at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery.

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Mon-Fri: 10-5; Sat: 10-4
303.573.5903
http://www.artistsonsantafe.com

 

Works on Paper

Art Students League of Denver

December 7, 2018 - January 6, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 5:30-8pm
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Works on Paper will showcase the myriad ways artists in our community work on paper, and will highlight the enormous talent of our members and faculty at Art Students League of Denver. ASLD members and faculty have been invited to submit artworks including drawing, collage, printmaking, photography, paper constructions, painting, digital prints and other works on paper.

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
303.778.6990
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
http://asld.org

 

Judy Horowitz and Susie Biehl

Kathryn Payge in the Annex

CORE New Art Space

December 6 - 23, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday December 14, 6 – 9 pm
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CORE New Art Space was founded in 1981 as a non-profit contemporary art cooperative. It is comprised of 24 member artists and is located in Denver’s historic Santa Fe Arts District. Core provides professional gallery space to its members as well as to the broader arts community. Core offers additional opportunities to artists in the form of juried feature exhibitions. The mission of Core New Art Space is to encourage the exploration of new and different forms of expression and to promote to the general public the understanding of contemporary art.

CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.297.8428
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm
http://www.corenewartspace.com

 

Multiplicity 2018 Annual Members’ Exhibition

Sync Gallery

December 20, 2018 - January 12, 2019

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: December 21 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: January 4 from 6-9pm
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SYNC members explore the many facets of creating multiple images in Multiplicity 2018. Thinking about multiples is exciting-the multitude of images and processes by so many people in so many different ways with so many different outcomes creates a visual feast that is surprising, gratifying, and fun.

SYNC Gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary abstract and conceptual works by a collective of emerging and established artists. Each month select members display exciting work with a wide freedom of expression. Located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver – known for its vibrant arts scene – SYNC Gallery has become a destination for art lovers.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

Annual Members' Show

Spark Gallery

December 13, 2018 - January 13, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, December 14, 6-9 pm
  • First Friday: January 4, 6-9 pm
  • Gallery will be closed December 24 - January 2 for the Holidays
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Barbara Baer • Alicia Bailey • Bill Ballas • Mark Brasuell • Lydia Brokaw • Deborah Bryon Barbara Carpenter • Joyce Coco • Madeleine Dodge • Sally Elliott • Leo Franco Keith Howard • Michaele Keyes • Mary Mackey • Gary Manuel • Tom Mazzullo Janice McDonald • Kathryn Oberdorfer • Jennifer Parisi • Phillip Potter Elaine Ricklin • Susan Rubin • Annalee Schorr • Sue Simon • Robert St. John

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

 

Emerging Vision: Biennial Student Show

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

December 7, 2018 - January 5, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, December 8, 2018 5-8pm
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Janelle Berna, Weeding, 2018

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is proud to present the biennial student show, Emerging Vision. The exhibit highlights the work of 20 talented photography students from across the United States, offering a glimpse into the future of a medium that is constantly evolving. The exhibit is juried by Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director and Curator, Center for Fine Art Photography.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303.837.1341
http://www.cpacphoto.org

 

Small Works XI

The Modbo and SPQR Art Space (Colorado Springs)

December 7, 2018 - January 4, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday December 7 from 5:30 pm until midnight
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The Modbo and SPQR Art Space jovially present Small Works XI, Colorado Springs' original Small Works Show! This amazing show features over 500 pieces of art (!!!) by nearly 150 community artists in both The Modbo and S.P.Q.R. The pieces are hung floor to ceiling in a spectacular, salon-style display. A perfect show for holiday shopping, Small Works XI is a buy-and-carry event. See a piece, buy a piece, take a piece with you! All pieces are under 24" in every dimension. Where else can you shop local, support local artists and local galleries, and knock out presents for nearly everyone on your list?! Check facebook or http://themodbo.com for other hours throughout the month.

The galleries are located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17B and 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only a $1 after 3 pm.

 

New Works by Matt Flint

SmithKlein Gallery

December 7 - 31, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday December 7th from 2-6pm
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Matt creates layered paintings in mixed media and oil or ink. His very textured paintings can contain gold or copper leaf, encaustic, oil paint, and/or ink and are painted on wood panel. Matt's show will run through the end of the month of December. In That Light 60" x 48" About the artist: Matt is a painter from a mountain town in Wyoming. He grew up in a rural setting in Missouri surrounded by woods, animals, and family. As a boy, he spent hours wandering outside, carefully observing textures in a rock formation, or spying on a deer, peeking in a birds nest, marveling at sunsets and sunrises, climbing trees, and watching the changing landscape. As an adult, Matt spends his time with his family, painting, and exploring the rugged Wind River Mountains that overlook his house and studio. Matt’s early contact with all things natural has become the core of how he understands and processes what’s around him. Living in Wyoming for the last 15 years has had a profound effect on his work. The history, space, sense of isolation, and wildness of the land continues to amaze, mystify, and inspires him.

SmithKlein Gallery
Pearl Street Mall
1116 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
303.444.7200
http://www.smithklein.com

 

Tsogo Mijid and Leah Swenson

Pirate: Contemporary Art

December 7 - December 23, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday December 7 from 6-10pm
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An exhibition of new work by Leah Swenson including collages, painting, photographs, and encaustic works

Leah Swenson lives and works in Denver and is a RMCAD alumnus, and an associate member at Pirate and NEXT galleries in the 40West Art District. Abouth her exhibit: In cartography, a "meander line" is used to delineate the border at which a body of water meets a land mass. In some sense, it is a boundary between the known and the unknown. In this body of work, I am depicting my own "meander lines," between external stresses, pressures, and fears and my own selfhood. The work includes imagery created from maps, sewing patterns, bathymetric charts, exercise guides, film stills, and vivid color to give the sense of mapping.

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

 

re: mix: Paintings by Cymon Padilla

Leon Gallery

December 1, 2018 - January 19, 2019

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Leon is excited to present the first solo exhibition of Cymon Padilla's paintings in Denver, CO. Cymon's work exudes an irreverent and giddy wit, through the sampling of iconic images that span multiple centuries, while also invoking modern day pop culture. Diverse and dissonant elements are distilled into lean, impactful compositions, which themselves reference various artistic movements such as Dada collage, AbEx formalism, Surrealism, or Pop Art illustration, then morphed by the technological tools of computerized manipulation.

Artist Statement: My current body of work aims to fuse disparate elements of our shared visual culture, whether seen through screens connected to vacuum tubes, the pixels on a phone, or the pages of an art history book. Using traditional oil painting techniques to represent collage, digital manipulation, and trompe l’oeil, I combine, collapse, and remix the imitated world onto the flat surface of the picture plane, mashing classical European figurative work with the golden age of Disney, Saturday morning cartoons, pop art, and vintage advertisement.

Bio: Cymon Padilla was born in Colorado Springs in 1983. He received his Associate of Arts from Pikes Peak Community College in 2012, and has shown his work regionally ever since. When not at his day job or in the studio, Cymon spends much of his time wondering what his dog is thinking.

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

 

Kimberly Conrad: "A Feast of Flurries"

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery

December 1 - 31, 2018

  • Opening Reception: December 1st 12-3pm
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“A Feast of Flurries” is an exhibit featuring Kimberly’s 2018 Winter Aspens Series. Each year she paints a limited number of these snowy aspen pieces to be released just in time for the holiday season. Choose a lovely framed 5x7 for gift giving, or a beautiful large canvas for your home. You will also be able to view Kimberly's favorite seascapes!

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
220 East 7th Ave #9
Denver, CO, 80203
303.881.2258
www.kimberlyconradfineart.com

 

2018 Small Wonders Show

EDGE Gallery

November 23 - December 21, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Black Friday, November 23
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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

 

Diane Martonis, Benjamin Rogers, and Joel Swanson

Dairy Arts Center

November 30, 2018 - January 19, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 5-8pm
BenRogersArtBen Rogers - Where the Body Sits and Learns (photo courtesy of Ben Rogers)

Two solo exhibitions at the Dairy Arts Center deliver introspective renderings into the personal lives of visual artists Diane Martonis and Benjamin Rogers. An additional exhibit features works by an upper level typography class taught at CU by artist Joel Swanson. The exhibitions feature traditional and contemporary ways of processing life through visual expression.

Join us for the opening reception of three new exhibitions and enjoy an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists and curator. At 6 pm, hear directly from the artists about their inspiration and process. Light fare for attendees, plus drinks available for purchase. All receptions are free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit: https://pages.thedairy.org/upcoming-exhibitions

Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St
Boulder, CO. 80302
http://thedairy.org

 

Holiday Fine Arts Festival

Art Gym Denver

November 29 – December 21, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, November 29, 5 - 8PM
  • Closing reception: Thursday, December 20, 5 - 8PM
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The weather is shifting, stores have decorations out, lights are being hung and music is changing on the radio. You know what that means…The holidays are upon us! Come celebrate the holidays with Art Gym at our annual Holiday Fine Arts Festival, open from November 29 - December 21.

The festival offers a variety of work at affordable prices from over 40 of Art Gym’s members. The scope of artists included range from metalsmiths, printmakers, painters, mixed media, encaustic, and so much more. The festival will also have items for sale from our amazing culinary artists in the Maker’s Kitchen.

We have extended the dates of the exhibition this year and are having two parties to celebrate. The opening party is Thursday, November 29 from 5 - 8PM and the closing party will be Thursday, December 20 from 5 - 8PM. There will be a taste testing by Nummy Nibbles at the Opening Party, as well as dinner being sold in the Maker’s Kitchen during both parties. The Art Gym Café will also be open during both parties. But don’t worry if you’re not able to stop by either party though, the gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9AM - 6PM.

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

 

Avital Sheffer Solo Exhibition

Tansey Contemporary

November 27, 2018 - January 5, 2019

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Avital Sheffer - AGORA IV - Hand built, glazed and stenciled earthenware - 17.3" x 15.4" x 6"

Tansey Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Israeli-Australian ceramic artist Avital Sheffer with fifteen works in her signature style. Sheffer’s voluminous earthenware clay vessels reflect her lifelong engagement with Middle Eastern cultures, history, and designs as well as her Jewish heritage. Her works, with their unique aesthetic at once contemporary and historical, explore materiality, spirituality, origins, language, and memory. The titles of her work reference ancient Greek words, locations in the West Bank, and constellations to name a few.

Sheffer says, “On one visit home, standing in front of clay vessels that held the Dead Sea Scrolls in The Israel Museum, the course of my life had changed. I needed to make clay containers, ones that hold stories and secrets.” She continues adding, ““An engagement with the landscape, architecture, languages and wisdom of that part of the world animate my work. I am interested in the frayed edges of language and mythologies, where cross-fertilization with other cultures takes place. Personal experiences of conflict, migration, dislocation and renewal intersect with the dilemmas between traditions and modernity.”

Sheffer creates her vessels by hand, coil building up from a clay base inside a plaster mold. She adds surface details as well as oxide-colored slips and engobes used as decoration. Each vessel is fired in several processes. Sheffer takes the silk screened designs printed on the surfaces from myriad sources including architecture, textiles, calligraphy, and decorative tiles. Her works simultaneously speak of ancient civilizations yet remain grounded in the contemporary.

Sheffer grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel before moving to Australia in 1990. She studied ceramics at TAFE North Coast Lismore and also has a degree in homeopathy. She now lives on the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Exhibited extensively throughout Australia, the United States, and United Kingdom, Sheffer’s work has been presented at major fairs including Collect in London, Art London and SOFA. She has won the Josephine Ulrick Prize, The Gold Coast International Ceramic Award, and The Border Art Prize in addition to grants from the Australia Council for the Arts. Her work is held in public collections at the National Gallery of Australia, Powerhouse Museum, Atelier d’Art de France, The Jewish Museum of Australia, and numerous private, corporate, and foundation collections in Australia and the United States.

Tansey Contemporary
1743 Wazee Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80202
720.596.4243
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm

 

Chris Bristow: No Place

Lane Meyer Projects

November 16, 2018 – December 17, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 16, 6pm - ?
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Restricted Valley in Aspen - Oil on canvas - 56 x 42” - 2018

Marie felt ill. At this moment in time she could not remember the words for ill, or what quantity ill came in. Her state of consciousness felt how an atom of carbon might feel drifting in space; unknown. She sensed ownership that this was herself, as there was a dull sense of familiarity that this was the same being her mind had occupied. This gave Marie a sense of comfort, as if the rolling waves of her anxiety had momentarily been quelled, yet at the peak of this absolution Marie could feel the kindling of anxiety coming back through her body.

She had a flash of memory of a poster of Earth from her fourth-grade classroom. She became certain she was from earth, she was an earth woman who had a family. She had a house too. She fondly remembered houses, they had small gardens in the front and were large and made of concrete. She remembered her house exactly. She would park in the driveway and walk past her planted sunflowers and crane her neck to see the top of her concrete tower; she began to play with words in her head. And questioned the word tower as it relates to home, it did not seem as though there was a successful neural roadway between the two but with the dread of further confusion, she steadfastly began to retrace her steps from her driveway to her front door.

She closed her eyes, she was not dreaming. Marie got out of the object that would normally take her to her driveway once again and mentally prepared each step. She recalled seven squares of poured concrete slabs leading to her front door. She counted with each imagined step. “One. Two.” she gave special attention to small details. Marie gave life to what concrete had been, how there had been rain and ice on these 7 concrete steps, how over the 20 years she had lived in this house and she had watched these 7 concrete slabs deteriorate with time.

Time emerged suddenly in her new world. She had grown so accustomed to non-time that contemplating its passage made her stomach turn. She was almost halfway to the front door, she was on the third slab of concrete, cracked and moss growing between the gaps; this amused her, and a lucid memory gave her confidence. She directed her shut eyes towards the envisioned stairs; longer in run than rise and pebble dashed, they reminded Marie of the playground her mom would take her to as a child. The stairs had the same look and feel of American government buildings from the 1970’s. This seemed unusual, but her desire to rest in familiarity superseded rational thinking. Again, Marie began to count as she could sense her concentration breaking. “One. Two. Three.” She felt profound accomplishment having situated herself on what she remembered being the stairs leading to her house. “Four. Five. Six.” She paused to collect herself. “Six stairs and I have traversed 10 feet latitudinally. This is taking abnormally long” Stuck again with the dilation of time, she grew fearful that doubt was certain, and that she would concede these were not her stairs. She flipped a switch in her head of denial and persisted.

“Seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen. Fifteen. Sixteen.” She began to find a rhythm similar to counting sheep and was happy to continue counting stairs. “Seventeen. Eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one. Twenty-two, twenty-three. Twenty-four.” She saw behind her that she was now quite high in elevation and was bothered by the vividness of said imagery; in her glimpses of a normal working memory she had not recalled such a creativity. She got to step 35 before vertigo prompted her to open her eyes and seek resolution elsewhere. No Place.

Chris Bristow graduated from Pratt Institute in 2014 with a BFA in painting. He worked as an art handler at Sotheby’s flagship in New York City, where he says roaming 400,000 sq. feet of catacombs for two years was highly influential on this current body of work.

Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut Street
Denver CO 80205

 

Tommy Nahulu & W. Max Thomason: Up Close

Bitfactory Gallery

November 16, 2018 - January 10, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday Novermber 16 from 6-10pm
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Tommy Nahulu – Hulu Koi #1 (left)
W. Max Thomason – You Came on Your Own, That’s How You’ll Leave(right)

On Friday, November 16, 2018 Bitfactory Gallery presents Up Close, a two-artist exhibition with a focus on Figurative Art. Both artist paint from imagery and experiences in their lives. Nahulu is making the transition from doing large murals as a street artist to the realm of canvas and fine art. Being heavily influence by his Hawaiian roots and his love of nature. Thomason tends to

paint almost vignettes of daily life, what he sees and experiences, with, at times, a tongue in cheek sense of humor. Tommy Nahulu - is best known for his significant murals that can be found from Hawai’i to Colorado. Musicians, writers, a love for nature, and his Hawaiian roots are the inspiration for many of the subjects in his paintings. His Student Mural Workshops, a special art project he helped create, began with his passion for making sure young hearts and minds had access to art. They have become lasting works of art with a permanent home in schools around Denver and on Maui. As Tommy continues to drive his artistic spirit forward to create work that celebrates his lust for life in a beautiful world, he brings with him all he learned, all he loves, and all his hopes to make our days ahead better.

W. Max Thomason - is a Denver based artist that works in the natural-realism, abstract and sometimes pop genres. Max studied at Community College of Denver/Metropolitan State University/University of Colorado Denver from 1990-1997 under Amy Métier and Robert Mangold. He has participated in multiple group and solo exhibits to date across the US, Austria and Germany. His artwork has also been used as the album cover for the Carolyn’s Mother album Fridays and Other Small Tragedies, and for the upcoming single Boys Like Me and two albums Recovered and Recovering by Mike River.

Bitfactory Gallery and Studios
851 Sante Fe Blvd.
Denver, CO.
http://bitfactory.net
https://www.facebook.com/bitfactorygallery

 

John Fudge: Double Take

Rule Gallery

November 16 - December 29, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday November 16 from 6-9pm
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John Fudge - Bob and Teenage Connie in Tibet - 1994

Double Take is the second posthumous solo exhibition of work by John Fudge presented by the gallery. This show will include a range of paintings spanning the artist’s career from the mid-1960’s to the late 1990’s. Fudge’s works pose a challenge to classify: called everything from ‘neo-surrealist’ to ‘semi-pop’ to simply ‘bizarre’ and leave the viewers with no common definition. His subjects range from the provocative to the outlandish to the irreverent and compel viewers to take a second, or even a third look while unraveling the artists’ off-beat humor into his strange and personal world. As Fudge said of his work: “I want to give the viewer something to think about as well as something to look at. I want to serve up a meal, not just a glass of water.”

John Fudge (b. 1940, d. 1999) was a long time fixture in the Colorado art scene, whose heavy influence on the region began in Boulder in the late 50’s, where he was a BFA student, through his untimely death in 1999. He was involved with several of the most significant efforts taken by Colorado artists in that time, including Drop City, Criss Cross and the founding of Spark Gallery. As a professor of art at CU Boulder and CU Denver for decades, he left an indelible mark on his art students. Fudge was very much an artist of his era, borrowing pop themes and assembling them into works that fall somewhere between contemporary gothic and cartoon modern. His work has been collected by such notable places as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Washington State Arts Commission, the Denver Art Museum and The Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Arts, in Colorado, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum in North Carolina among others. Fudge received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1985 and a Western States Arts Foundation Fellowship in 1976.

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. The gallery has locations in Denver, Colorado, and Marfa, Texas. For more information, visit www.rulegallery.com

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

 

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