Jivan Lee: Monument

William Havu Gallery

November 15, 2019 - January 11, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 15th 6-9 Pm
  • Introducing: Cheryl Ann Thomas
  • On The Mezzanine: James Cook
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Jivan Lee, Monument #5 - Sunrise Spectrum, Oil On Linen, 68 X 50 Inches

Jivan Lee is an oil painter based in Taos, NM. He grew up in Woodstock, NY and studied painting at Bard College. His work explores the nature of paint as raw material, creator of image, and catalyst for emotional response, and is increasingly addressing the complexities of how humans see and shape their environment.

His paintings are rhythmic, colorful, textural responses to the Western landscape in its many forms, from untrammeled wild lands to urban machinery to iconic chapels. They've been exhibited nationally at museums and educational institutions and covered in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Art Business News, and Plein Air Magazine among others. In addition to painting as much as time allows, Jivan occasionally teaches and continues work with his Project for Art and the Environment.

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204
303.893.2360
http://williamhavugallery.com

 

Red Show

CORE New Art Space

November 15 - December 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 15th from 5-10pm
  • Juror: Michael Paglia
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Red has been used in art before language and history. It comes with infinite meaning, symbolism and psychology. Cultures have used red to dominate, empower, or strike fear yet it also has the power to seduce, warn, celebrate, embarrass, and ignite. This Open Call show invited all artists in all mediums to express what red means to them.

Juror, Michael Paglia, art historian and weekly column writer for Westword has written essays on the visual arts and published in Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine, among others. He periodically teaches art history at the University of Colorado Denver.

Core New Art Space
6851 W. Colfax Ave. (inside Pasternack’s Art Hub)
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.297.8428
Friday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
http://www.CoreArtSpace.com

 

Gayla Lemke : The Beat Goes On

Mala Setaram-Wolfe : Mending Revisited

Edge Gallery

November 15 - December 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 15th from 6-10pm
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Gayla Lemke: Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies, ceramic/mixed, 24 1/2” ht (left)
Oh Monday, Monday, How Could You Leave...?, ceramic/mixed, 28” ht (right)

Gayla Lemke : The Beat Goes On...

This body of work is mostly about color and shape...and the rhythm of our existence. The work, which includes ceramic sculpture and woodblock prints, was influenced by music and art from the 1960’s.

Mala Setaram-Wolfe : Mending Revisited (with guest artists)

Mending Revisited is an exhibition conceived by a collection of past and present Edge members. The concept for the show was based on the idea of mending as the restoration of wholeness from insignificant fragments.

Works from Wendy Clough, Carrie Fox, Sara-Lou Klein, Jennifer Pettus, Wynne Reynolds, Mala Setaram-Wolfe, Janine Thornton and Gail Wagner.

Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

Annual Winter Group Show

Featuring work by: Julie Anderson, Fawn Atencio, April Cannon, Amelia Caruso, Chris DeKnikker, Sophia Dixon Dillo, Kim Harrell, Rian Kerrane, Lynda Ladwig, Katharine McGuinness, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Charles Parson, Sharon Strasburg, Tommy White, Pamela Webb & Mai Wyn Schantz

Mai Wyn Fine Art

November 15 - December 31, 2019

  • Third Friday Opening Reception: Friday, November 15th, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Holiday Open House & Fundraiser for The Gathering Place: Saturday, November 23rd, 11am-5pm
  • Art of Brunch: Sunday, November 24th, 11am-3pm
  • First Friday Gallery Walk: Friday, December 6th, 5-10pm
  • Third Friday: December 20th, 5:30-8:30
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Full Surrender by Tommy White. Acrylic & graphite on panel, 44in x 66in

Please join us for our Annual Winter Group Show featuring work by all our gallery artists. The expansive show encompasses the entire exhibition space and includes a “small works showcase” just in time for holiday gift-giving. Meet the artists at the Third Friday Opening Reception on Friday, November 15th from 5:30 - 8:30pm.

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
303.893.4182
http://maiwyn.com

 

Zachary Reece & Keith Oelschlager: Fashionably Taught

Valkarie Gallery

November 13 - December 8, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 16, 5 - 8:30pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: Friday, December 6, 5 - 9pm
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Zachary Reece, "Muertos on the Farm", Limited edition digital drawing print, 20"x30", $320

Fashionably Taught opens Nov. 13, unintentionally scheduled within Denver Fashion Week (Nov. 9-17). Cosmically timed within that week, one might say, as gallery resident Zachary Reece is finishing his latest and largest piece just in time for this show, it is an homage to fashion designer Christian Dior that he began in spring not knowing of this show being within Denver Fashion Week, only inspired by the Dior show that had passed through Denver Art Museum earlier this year. A sample of his work in progress shown here. This will be Reece’s centerpiece of Fashionably Taught, shared with artist Keith Oelschlager, a brilliant figurative artist with many tantalizing lady subjects that makes for a fine match with this and other of Reece’s other works of classy international ladies.

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

 

Layers of Existence

Featuring: Sabin Aell, Mark Penner-Howell, Meagen Svendsen, Peter Illig, Farida Hughes, Gail Folwell

Walker Fine Art

November 8, 2019 - January 4, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 8th from 5-9pm
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In an increasingly global society, questions of identity and existence are being explored as never before. While our uniqueness and individuality can leave us feeling isolated, a myriad of commonalities unite us in the collective experience. Join Walker Fine Art for LAYERS OF EXISTENCE, a group exhibition in which six distinctive artists hope to celebrate and value human differences through inner awareness and outward empathy, as we contemplate the complexities of identity.

Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
303.355.8955
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
http://www.walkerfineart.com

 

Karma & Faith

The Chancery Art Space

November 1, 2019 - February 7, 2020

  • Opening: Friday, November 1 from 5-8pm
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In this exhibition, Artists Karma Phuntsok and Faith Stone explore the traditions of Buddhist Tibetan thangka paintings through a Contemporary re-framing of this ancient art form. Karma layers his thangka paintings with influences from Aboriginal Australian artmakers. Faith's work is deeply rooted in a desire to preserve this beautiful and meaningful Tibetan cultural expression.

Come discover the long history of this artistic tradition with guests Curator Sarah Magnatta, Ph.D., and Artist Faith Stone who will be available to answer any questions you have about the history, philosophy, symbolism and meaning of these works.

We are blessed with such breathtaking works in our inaugural exhibition and invite you to join us to experience the joy and wisdom of these two incredible artists.

The Chancery Art Space
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80203
Monday - Friday 11am - 6:30pm
http://www.chanceryartspace.com 

 

Instructor Showcase

Curtis Center for the Arts

November 2 - December 28, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Instructor Showcase will feature works from instructors currently teaching classes at the Curtis Center for the Arts in a wide variety of mediums and styles. This exhibit will also display smaller works form the artists that will be priced for the holidays.

Curtis Center for the Arts
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30; Saturdays - 10am - 4pm
http://www.greenwoodvillage.com/curtis

 

Barbara Gal: Old Men

Next Gallery

November 1 - 17, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday November 1st from 6 to 10pm
  • Final Friday Party: November 15th from 6 to 10pm
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Men have always been important in my life. I was raised by an amazing father. I have a mob of sons, grandsons, brothers, in-laws, uncles and cousins. Perhaps the topic of another project. This show is about some of the other men in my long life - husbands, friends, teachers, lovers and mentors who had a part in making me the woman I am today. These men were in my life for a few months, a few years or half a century.

On display will be handmade and altered books, art I made for and about them, art of theirs from my collection, and other valuable and not so valuable objects. It has taken me a lifetime of collecting, and many months of sorting, scanning, printing, and creating, to assemble an exhibit that will tell this part of my story. Barbara has been a member of NEXT since 2011. She is a photographer and maker of artist books.

The Exhibition: When I was nineteen and engaged to be married, I looked forward to a partner for life, a marriage “til death do us part”. It became obvious very early on that this was not going to happen, but I hung on for 12 years before I got divorced. In the more than half-century since, I have been lucky and unlucky to have had many men in my life, rather than the one forever man of my young dreams. When my last long relationship ended a few years ago, I decided to look at these husbands, friends, teachers, lovers and mentors, to figure out what I had learned, what I had gained, and what I had lost with each one. I sorted through years of slides, photos and digital images. I dug out old art from my collection in storage. I plowed through boxes labeled “60’s,” “70’s,” “80’s,” and “Letters.” For the record, I keep way too much stuff! Finally I opened the infamous box labeled “OLD MEN,” which has been the dumping place for valuable stuff and sentimental junk for many years. Then I began the work of creating this show. Some of the books were already done, some of the art already framed. Other books had been started and set aside to be finished later. Some books found their forms as what I had saved fell into place. Some of this work was easy and fun. Some was difficult and sad. These men were part of my life for a few months, a few years or half a century. Four of them have died, one while I was working on his book. Others I lost track of years ago. But each had a part in making me the woman I am today. For better or for worse.

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

 

32nd Annual Holiday Exhibition

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery

November 1 - December 30, 2019

  • 1st Friday Art Walk: November 1 from 6-9pm
  • Sunday Brunch at the Art District on Santa Fe: November 24 from 11am-3pm
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The winter holidays will soon 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 visiting us, 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

 

Fall 2019 MSU Denver BFA Thesis Exhibition

Center for Visual Art

November 1 - 30, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, November 1 from 6-8 pm
msubfaThe Fall 2019 MSU Denver BFA Thesis Exhibition marks the culmination of MSU Denver studio art and communication design students’ education. Graduating students will present their thesis work across one exhibition opening November 1 on view through November 30, 2019.

MSU Denver’s BFA Thesis exhibitions are held bi-annually at the Center for Visual Art located in the heart of Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe Drive offering students valuable exposure to the broader local arts community. These dynamic exhibitions offer a chance to see some of MSU Denver's best and brightest emerging art and design talent.

The exhibition features the work of 21 artists and designers including: Monique Archuleta, Alexandra Dirksen, Annamarie Dunn, Erin Graboski, Visi Herman, Bradley Kramer, Julie Le, Amber Likun Song, Benjamin Myklebust, Margaret Pollock, Cheyne Potter, Jesse Pudillo-Davila, Sean Reifman, Grace Rink, Helen Rivera, Krystle Ruiz, Kristin Smith, Shaina Smith, Megan Stevens, Hans Wendlant and Jasmine Wynter

MSU Denver BFA graduates explore a variety of social issues in their exhibition including themes around identity, addiction and social interaction. Visitors are invited to interact with select installations and explore their understanding of current issues through work created in diverse media including ceramics, communication design, painting, photography and sculpture.

The Center for Visual Art is a division of the MSU Denver Art Department which is dedicated to providing students an unparalleled urban learning environment and a strong sense of community within the local art scene. In addition to hosting the BFA Thesis exhibitions, the Center for Visual Art contributes to MSU Denver’s status as a higher education art program in Colorado that maintains accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Learn More

Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State University of Denver
965 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.294.5207
Tue-Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
http://www.metrostateCVA.org

 

Beasts of Burden: New Paintings by bunny M

Leon Gallery

October 26 – December 21, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 26th from 7pm - 11pm
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Leon is proud to announce the largest solo show to date in Denver of the works of bunny M. beasts of burden is the culmination of a three year period of study from the prolific fine artist, painter, and vandal, who rarely exhibits in the gallery setting.
 
buny M Artist Statement:

Elemental, archetypal, and numinous, these paintings emerge from the subconscious realm of duality. M considers them to be animistic entities, desirous of interaction with you. They are drawn to our plane to surprise, enchant, and ultimately, uplift.

bunny M is a fine artist, painter, and vandal born in the streets of New York City in 2008. An enduring figure in the underground urban art world, M’s intricately hand-painted works have been discoverable for a decade in NYC, Denver, San Francisco, New Orleans, Paris, and London to name a few. The scope of creation includes murals, wheatpastes, along with studio work on paper, wood, and reclaimed materials.

Instagram: http://instagram.com/thebunnyM
Website: http://www.bunnym.com

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

 

Colorado Local

Millers & Rossi

October 25 - December 1, 2019

  • First Friday Artist Reception: November 1st 6-9pm
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Our intent at Millers & Rossi is to showcase art which helps us feel connected to our humanity in an ever more urban and digital world. The spaces we live in and the ways we interact are evolving and influencing our mindset in ways we might not even realize. Millers & Rossi seeks to represent artists who explore the convergence of personal perspective and our collective experience of this evolving society. We believe that art remains critical to exploring our spectrum of emotion, connection with history, culture, familiar objects, places, the natural world, the present, and each other. Our space aims to welcome and embrace the artists that look these issues in the eye.

We asked local artists to submit their artwork if the above statement spoke to them. Out of over 200 art submissions, this exhibition is the result. Please, enjoy our sampling of the diverse talent and perspective from within the front range.

Artists: Behnaz Ahmadian, Baltazar Alvarado, Heather Booghier, Ginger Bowen, Earl Chuvarsky, Benjamin Clemens, Rick Dallago, Cat Davis, Jessica Day, Annie Decamp, Alyse Dietel, Naomi Edelberg, Aimee Fink, Sandy Friedman, Karen Kaiser, Tyler Knapp, Monika Lemmon, Amy Lummus, Magical Trash Mountain, Emmanual Manolukas, Noelle Miller, Nicole Morrish, James Overstreet, Sarah Palmeri, Elizabeth Peck, Michael Phippen, Annie Pieper, Elissa Quist, Joy Redstone, Paige Scheuermann, Hana Shoup, Jaqueline Schuler, Jeanne Takada, Ayla Thayer, Lynda Tygart, Becca Waugh, Brenda Wyman

Millers & Rossi
3542 Walnut St
Denver CO 80205

 

Interference: new work by Collin Parson

Entropy: work by Angela Faris Belt

Michael Warren Contemporary

October 15 – November 23, 2019

  • Opening Reception, Friday, October 18 (5-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk, November 1 (6-9pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception, November 15 (5-8pm)
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Collin Parson's new work examines the "interference" fringes created by the moiré effect, in which similar but slightly overset patterns are overlaid over each other with differing size, angle, or spacing causing a fascinating perceptual effect. This exhibition continues Parson’s ongoing exploration with light, space, and perception.

Born and raised in Colorado, Collin Parson currently serves as the Director of Galleries and Curator for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado and is a former member at the historic Pirate: Contemporary Art cooperative and alumni of the artist residency program at RedLine Denver. Parson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology with an emphasis in Lighting and Scene Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned his Master in Arts in Visual Culture and Arts Administration from Regis University in Denver. His creative work involves the control of light, pattern, and color to create perceptual light and space works. Growing up in a family of artists, Collin is proud to be continuing educational and creative traditions.

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204
303.667.2447
http://www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

 

Aaron Zulpo: The Ski Series

Visions West Contemporary

October 18 - November 20, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 18th, 6-8pm
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Aaron Zulpo, The Last Day (luckily), 2019, oil on linen, 69 x 89 inches

The paintings were created during Visions West Contemporary’s inaugural artist-in-residence program and took Zulpo across ski hills and ski towns in Montana and Wyoming. This series portrays a family’s ski vacation with a background story of theft and mystery simultaneously unfolding in the background.

The story of the “A Ski Series” includes repeated characters, engaging in these ski trip activities. “Though they are in the story, it isn’t really about them”, Zulpo says. While these landscapes will feature the essence of a memory or experience, the use of light and atmosphere are the key elements that the artist will be exploring. To achieve these, Zulpo will use his previous experience with plein-air painting to capture a moment in nature before translating that onto a larger scale work.

Zulpo’s playful style of painting encourages the viewer to place themselves within the story, feeling captured becomes a curious story. The natural landscape incites a familiarity in people who have grown up taking ski trips. Zulpo doesn’t focus his work on the intricacies of reality, rather his take on landscape is an archetype, imbuing a strong a sense of place in his paintings.

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205
303.292.0909
http://www.visionswestcontemporary.com

 

Grounded

The Dairy Arts Center

October 18 - December 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 18 at 5pm
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Land affects all of us. From the moment we take our first steps to the realization that the land we walk on may not actually belong to us, the place where we settle, grow, and become who we are shapes us in unexpected and often unbelievable ways.

Artists, in particular, have always been drawn to the grandeur of the land and have been able to interpret and scrutinize it with honed detail in many different forms. Some artists connect to the earth through physical touch and interaction, performing on top or within a landscape, while even more artists use traditional methods of creation to process the landscape that surrounds them. With Grounded, the Dairy Art Center focuses on three distinct approaches to artists reacting to their landscape.

In the MacMillan Family Lobby extended through the Hand/Rudy Gallery is artist Sonja Hinrichsen. Presented primarily through photographic documentation, Hinrichsen’s ephemeral Snow Drawings “accentuate natural features and emphasize the sublime beauty” hidden beneath the freshly fallen snow of the sites she chooses or is invited to work with. Often collaborating with a large group of public volunteers, Hinrichsen guides groups in the creation of snow drawings, created through walking looping paths with snowshoes in fields of snow or on frozen lakes.

In the Hand/Rudy Gallery, Hinrichsen traces the looping, man-made lines from her various snow drawings over the years. Through a series of performances, Hinrichsen traces images of the projected landscape, while documenting the performance. Building upon each performance she projects the documentation and traces the relief on top of the evidence of the prior. The layered work that is left within the gallery space is an artifact of observation, physical connection to the land, and feels topographical in nature.

The Polly Addison Gallery takes a different approach to landscape with the hard-edged fiber abstractions of Idaho-based artist Kathleen Probst. Her works are interested in pairing down a composition to the most essential elements, showcasing the artist’s intricate quilting technique and hand-dyed fabric. With forms reminiscent of icebergs, jutting mountain peaks, and folded origami sculpture, Probst subverts these sharp, powerful objects in a softened, welcoming way through her use of color and material.

ReCalling Re/Call in the McMahon Gallery, guest curated by Louise Martorano, Executive Director of Redline Contemporary Art Center in Denver, invites six artists to reflect on their own work in connection to the land. Created almost a year ago, Re/Call, created by Martorano and Mary Caulkins, asked a group of artists to lead the public through a weekend of performance, interactive sculpture, discussion, and reflection within the sprawling landscape of Fairplay, CO.

This exhibition invites a selection of these artists back into a gallery space to present similar works for a different audience. Artists of the bARTer Collective ask us all to publically consider and share our personal relationship to the land, while artist Eileen Roscina Richardson utilizes natural materials found in her personal landscape to create kaleidoscopic sculpture paired with closely observed illustrations. Artist Gregg Deal collaborates with his daughter to create Invisible Loss Movement, a performance work that eliminates all color, flair, and music from a tribal powwow, only leaving behind a black, silent placeholder for the audience that is invited to watch. Climate research scientist Tyler Jones, asks his viewers to consider the sound of climate change through various one-on-one interviews that he presents via sound and video installation.

Grounded will open on October 18th, starting at 5:00 pm. At 5:30 pm a brief introduction and discussion of the works on view will be made. At 6:00 pm the second of three performances by exhibiting artist Sonja Hinrichsen will begin. The reception is an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists and curators. Live music, light fare for attendees, plus drinks available for purchase. All receptions are free and open to the public.

Artist Sonja Hinrichsen will be hosting a series of three public performances as part of her exhibition. Please join us Thursday, October 17th, Friday, October 18th, and Saturday, October 19th at 6:00pm for her performances.

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

 

Sandra Chevrier: "Cages and the Fallen Flags"

Mirus Gallery

October 18 - December 21, 2019

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Mirus Gallery Denver ​is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Sandra Chevrier, Cages and the Fallen Flags. Opening reception will be Friday, October 18th from 7-10 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through December 21, 2019. The artist will be in attendance.

Sandra Chevrier is a canadian contemporary / pop urban artist, known for her captivating portraits of women from The Cages series. Born in 1983, Chevrier got her Bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts from UQAM – L’Université du Québec à Montréal. As a self-taught artist, Sandra Chevrier first fell in love with art as a kid, to her; Art rapidly became a language on its own. At first, she drew sketches of eyes, all the time. This initial obsession is highly visible in her present work. Sandra likes to describe herself as a “gaze collector” and her work; a dichotomy or a dance between power and fragility, freedom and captivity, the poison and the cure. Her work is exhibited internationally and her artworks are now in the collections of art collectors all over the world.

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

 

Lim Ok-Sang

Art Students League of Denver

October 11 – November 29, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 11 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM
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Guest curated by local contemporary artist Sammy Lee, this exhibit features a collection of international works from acclaimed Korean artist, LIM Ok-sang, who critically engages folklore, the people and politics in his work.

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

 

La Frontera de Cristal (The Crystal Frontier)

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

October 11 - November 23, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, October 11 (6-9 pm)
  • Featuring Griselda San Martin, Tom Kiefer, and Elliot Ross
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Photo by Griselda San Martin from her series The Wall

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents La Frontera de Cristal (The Crystal Frontier) an exhibit highlighting three contemporary photographers’ views of the border separating Mexico and the United States.

In her series The Wall, Griselda San Martin documents Friendship Park, a stretch of the border where families meet to share intimate moments through the fence that separates them. Tom Kiefer's current project, El Sueño Americano – The American Dream, features the personal effects and belongings of people apprehended in the desert by U.S. Border Patrol agents. Elliot Ross documents his five-month journey in 2017 with writer Genevieve Allison along the entire length of the 2,000-mile border. Through portraiture and topographical studies of infrastructure imposed on the landscape, American Backyard looks at the reality of American lives on the border.

Named after Carlos Fuentes' 1995 novel, La Frontera de Cristal invites us to look beyond the political rhetoric surrounding the immigration debate and consider fresh perspectives on the landscapes and people that exist in the shadow of the wall.

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

 

Gretchen Marie Schaefer: Folding and Thrusting

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

October 3, 2019 - January 19, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30pm
  • Curated by Cortney Lane Stell
  • Aritst talk: Thursday, November 21st from 6:30-7:30pm: An interview between Exhibiting Artist Gretchen Marie Schaefer and contemporary landscape painter Beau Carey exploring Schaefer’s work, which combines geographic abstraction with notions of perception
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Folding and Thrusting is a solo exhibition of new work by Denver-based artist Gretchen Marie Schaefer. Rooted in geology, the exhibition features a large-scale dimensional painting and photographic works that combine geologic abstraction with notions of perception. This exhibition expands on her most recent body of work that, through challenging our relationship with the earth, delves into the implicit power dynamics embedded in common ways of seeing the world. By challenging these common assumptions, these sculptural paintings and photographs explore the nature of vision and the cultural frameworks that bolster world-views.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.443.2122
http://bmoca.org

 

Read more: BMoCA: Gretchen Marie Schaefer

Kevin Snipes: New Ceramic Work

Plinth Gallery

October 4 - 25, 2019

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, October 4 from 6-9pm
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For our October exhibition, we are pleased to present new work by ceramic artist Kevin Snipes. Kevin is a visiting artist at The Art Students League of Denver and will present a 2 day workshop October 5-6 demonstrating the construction and decoration of his narrative vessels. Snipes first exhibited at Plinth Gallery in November 2009 and we are honored with his return to the gallery.

Kevin Snipes is a visual story teller, using the ceramic vessel as a surface for narrative text and drawing. The artist's iconography deals with the concept of "duality," an instance or the occurrence of opposition of concepts. In his work, Snipes surface illustrations deal with the condition of duality in our culture: race, ethnic divisions, and difference. When asked if he creates work that is African-American centric, he responded, "Rather than creating artwork that speaks of love or victimization of African-Americans, I speak of the problems underlying the cognition of difference."

Plinth Gallery Curator Jonathan Kaplan elaborates further, "Kevin's work speaks softly, yet powerfully and eloquently about our culture. His narrative drawings are about race ethnicity, color, all those things that we have difficulty talking about. Yet when experienced as a story, as a narrative on a ceramic vessel, his work transcends those artificial barriers. He is a consummate ceramic artist and a skilled and elegant draftsman. His vessels serve as an eloquent discourse on our contemporary culture."

Kevin Snipes : New Work opens at Plinth Gallery on Friday ("First Friday"), October 4, from 6pm-9pm and will be on view through October 25. Please join us for a reception with the artist and experience Kevin's masterful live drawing of a full-size image on a gallery wall. Plinth Gallery is located in Denver's River North Art District (RiNo) at 3520 Brighton Blvd. On-site parking is available.

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

 

Colorado Mosaic Artists: Origins

First Congregational Church (1128 Pine St. in Boulder)

October 4 - November 30, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 4th from 6-9pm
  • Over 70 mosaics from 20 CMA artists and an art piece from our guest Dianne Sonnenberg
  • Colorado Mosaic Artists (CMA), a non-profit organisation that unites mosaic artists and enthusiasts all over Colorado
  • http://www.coloradomosaicartists.org
ORIGINS Poster

The theme for this show originated at a 2 day, intensive workshop given by guest artist, Dianne Sonnenberg, called “Concept to Completion,” said Vice President of CMA, Carrie Doman. “The focus of the weekend was learning how to process a vague concept and create a meaningful work of mosaic art. As the workshop came to a close Dianne challenged the artists to take the theme “Origins,” apply the concepts learned and create a personal work of art with each artist’s unique point of view. Many of the pieces in the show are the result of that challenge. We are so excited to include a piece by Dianne that was created for this exhibition. The show will include more than 70 mosaics, including wall art, 3-dimensional pieces, art created from found objects, and tiles, glass, beads, fabric, shells and rare stone.

 

Beat Clack Snap

fooLPRoof contemporary art

October 4 - November 16, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 4th from 7:30-10pm
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photomontage: Laura Phelps Rogers / fooLPRoof contemporary art

Beat Clack Snap explores the speed at which things are moving and volume of information we are required to sort and gather. The clatter and surveillance set amongst the hustle and bustle of time, travel and technology. Art can serve as respite thru artists ability to transport us into another world through their interpretation, examination, or showing us respite from the beat clack and snap of life.

The exhibition features well known and emerging local artists as well as national and international artists – list available upon request.

Other things to do while at the party: check one or all three of the #crushwalls projects the gallery director was invited to completed for this year’s Crushwalls event. New changeable art billboard on south front exterior of gallery, rear exterior 65” wall visible from gallery going to alley and the rear alley facing wall – or - Sign up for the Denver Arts Week Mosaic workshop with Jean Smith Nov. 7th or a Crushwalls Tour later Nov. 7th at 4 p.m.

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

 

CounterART: Aesthetics of South Korean Activism

RedLine Contemporary Art Center

October 4 - December 15, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 4th, 6 - 9 pm
CounterART
Tide of Candle II, by Lim Oksang

In the wake of the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square and ongoing protests in Hong Kong, “CounterART: Aesthetics of South Korean Activism” will examine public protest in East Asia through the lens of art. This exhibition will feature works of art created as mechanisms for socio-political change, with the focus on South Korea serving as an empowering case study for how art can shape political narratives and become an outlet for public participation. In showcasing these works, this exhibit strives to create dialogue about the impact of art on political discourse in South Korea, East Asia, and the world at large.

RedLine Contemporary Art Center
2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
303.296.4448
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm
http://www.redlineart.org