[email protected]

Featuring: Chris Bagley, Bill Nelson, Phil Bender, Margaret Neumann, Sarah Bowling, Anne Noggle, John Fudge, Katherine Simóne Reynolds, Jim Johnson, Goran Vejvoda, Matthew Larson, Rule Gallery

February 14 - March 28, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 14 from 6-9pm; serving truffles, champagne + delight
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Sarah Bowling, The lightness and darkness of all that you are, 2020
acrylic, oil and pastel on canvas, 33 x 55 inches

RULE Gallery is pleased to present [email protected], an invitational exhibition featuring work by Chris Bagley, Phil Bender, Sarah Bowling, John Fudge, Jim Johnson, Matthew Larson, Bill Nelson, Margaret Neumann, Anne Noggle, Katherine Simóne Reynolds, and Goran Vejvoda. The show will open with a public reception on February 14, 2020, from 6-9 pm, and will be on view February 14 to March 28, 2020. The show will be held at our Denver location, 808 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 12-6p, Saturday 12-5p.

[email protected] continues the gallery’s time-honored tradition of celebrating Valentine’s Day, romanticism, tenderness and the color red in all their many interconnected forms. The 2020 edition includes a broad range of artists employing different media, concepts, and aesthetics to explore ideas of passion, love, and play. Jim Johnson’s affecting exploration of a father’s love gives way to John Fudge’s playful redefinition of the parent-child dynamic. Sarah Bowling, Anne Noggle, and Katherine Simóne Reynolds give voice to a woman’s desires, tapping into the female body in a position of power; while Goran Vejvoda work looks at elevating women who have historically been reduced by society to mere physical beauty. Both Phil Bender’s confabulations and Bill Nelson’s reconstructions bring together found objects; producing their own imagined accounts through association. Matt Larson’s textiles use swirling bright red and white yarn which can be indicative of the twisted journey relationships often take. Finally, Margaret Neumann employs her experiences and skill to plumb the depths of the humanities' psyche and the longing for connection. The overall result is a wild ride reminiscent of love’s impact on us all.

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.

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

 

Kevin Frances: Man In The Moon

Leon Gallery

February 15 – March 28, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, February 15th from 7-11pm
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Leon is proud to announce the Denver debut exhibition of original works from expert printmaker, Kevin Frances. Frances, who is based in New York City, and received his MFA in Printmaking from RISD, is known for his meticulously crafted Japanese style wood block prints. Through his employment of stagecraft, scale modeling, photography, and the remarkable control, specificity, and efficiency of his printmaking techniques, Frances’ work shatters the viewer’s understanding of context and scale, transcending the ubiquity of everyday objects by imbuing them with a nostalgic melancholy.

Kevin Frances Artist Statement: Objects are spread across a table: books, bills, an almost empty cup of coffee, a note to self–“the sun moves across the sky.” Initials are scrawled on an interior wall, in round blue letters, high up near the ceiling–RTHRS.

Ordinary objects and events, things we have held in our hands a thousand times, paths we walk every day, have incredible potential–the potential to knock our perception off kilter, to make us see things anew, the potential to tell us a story, an epic in the scratches on a coffee table.

My work is about the made world, probing the world of objects, their cultural significance, what they can tell us about a person, that transformational moment when they transcend bland reality and become new and strange, and that shimmering edge in between those two states of mind.

In Man In The Moon, I mined my life for spaces that triggered a cascade of memories; corners where I ate breakfast every day, awkward doorways and corridors, worn parquet floors. I made small scale sculptures out of these spaces, sometimes realistically, sometimes in incongruous materials, like a corner of a room made out of speckled clay. I combined these objects with projections of shadows I had gathered; light coming in through blinds, hanging plants, a silhouette self-portrait. I borrowed and stole objects and images, like a bird looking for shiny things with which to build a nest. I took pictures of these arrangements.

Kevin Frances is an artist who lives and works in New York City. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and his BA from the University of California, Davis in 2010. In 2012 he was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been shown at the International Print Center New York, the Knockdown Center in New York, Cheymore Gallery in New York, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, the Kala Gallery in Berkeley, and Galleri CC in Malmö, Sweden. He received a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant in 2016, and the St. Botolph Club Emerging Artist Award in 2017.

Instagram: instagram.com/kevintfrances
Website: http://www.kevinfrances.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

 

CORE Mixed Media Show

Core New Art Space

February 14 – March 1, 2020

  • Artist reception: Friday, February 14th 6-10pm
MixedBredehoftComposed from a combination of different media or materials, mixed media is literally “all that you can imagine”. This is the theme of this versatile national show featuring mixed media across multiple and interdisciplinary mediums in both 2D and 3D. Artworks consist of assemblage, paintings, collage, and sculpture. A professional artist for over 30 years, acclaimed artist Rik Sargent juried the work based on overall impact, content, composition and mastery of techniques as well as attention to creativity and craftsmanship.

CORE New Art Space
6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.297.8428
Friday 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Sarah McKenzie: Sanctum

David McDonald: Montello

David B. Smith Gallery

February 7 - March 14, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 7th, from 6 - 8pm
  • Artist Talk: Friday, February 7th, at 7:00pm
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Sarah McKenzie, Inner Circle (Guggenheim Museum with Hilma af Klint, 2019)
2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm)

Sarah McKenzie: Sanctum

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1. A sacred place, especially a shrine within a temple or church.
2. A private place from which most people are excluded.

In Sanctum, Sarah McKenzie’s third solo exhibition with David B. Smith Gallery, the artist presents the newest works in her ongoing White Walls series. Through her paintings of museum and gallery interiors, McKenzie examines the architecture of exhibition space and the role it plays in framing and orienting our experience of art. The rooms and corridors depicted in these works are at once austere and opulent; makeshift and highly controlled; impersonal and sacred. McKenzie celebrates these pristine rooms and the specific works of art they feature, but her paintings also raise issues of access and inclusion, both for artists and for viewers.

While art galleries and museums may offer a sense of sanctuary to some, others may feel marginalized or shut out entirely. Historically, these rooms have been highly exclusive, promoting a narrow, dominant art narrative while omitting alternative perspectives. Although the art world has begun to reconsider that narrative, as demonstrated by the 2019 Hilma af Klint exhibition at the Guggenheim, captured in McKenzie’s painting, Inner Circle, the sense of exclusivity nonetheless persists. As all the works in Sanctum reveal, these spaces have the power to confer status and meaning on the art contained within and the individuals who gain entry.

With an emphasis on geometry, pattern, and surface, McKenzie's paintings hover in a zone between stark realism and abstraction. Playing with the materiality of paint, she works with both oils and acrylics and juxtaposes various painting “styles” on each canvas, deliberately undermining the illusion of depth and the overall unity of the completed image. McKenzie’s work often appears photo-realistic when seen in reproduction, but, seen in person, the painted surface asserts itself forcefully, enabling the viewer to discover the process by which the image was constructed.

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

 

Trine Bumiller: Via Dolorosa

First Congregational Church in Boulder

February 7 - April 8, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 6-9p
  • Artist's Talk: Sunday February 16, 12p
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Trine Bumiller: Via Dolorosa 6, 2020, oil on panel, 40 x 30"
Photo: Wes Magyar

Trine Bumiller’s exhibition, Via Dolorosa, continues a theme she began exploring with her Stations of the Cross series of paintings a year ago. The paintings borrow from the factual and historical precedents of the path, the Via Dolorosa (the sorrowful way), that Christ walked on his last day of life, and the stations along the way. Like artist Barnett Newman’s abstract series, this series shows the traditional 14 stations depicted in a non-traditional way.

The colors are muted and somber, yet airy; there is a progression from darkness to light, complex to simple, and unknowing to knowing. The branch-like forms take on a humanistic quality and evoke a nonliteral sense of history. Colors of the organic world contrast with the silvery metallic sheen of the built world. Precipitation, static, and interference appear on several panels, disrupting grace and suggesting movement, creating a flow from one moment to the next. Layers of history in the making and by association are suggested through the use of transparent oil glazes.

Using familiar natural forms to interpret the stations and pinpoint moments in time, Bumiller creates a memory of a natural world from the past. The idea of a path leading us on a journey transports us to the present as we navigate the change in our social and environmental worlds.

First Congregational Church
1128 Pine Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:30-3:30; Friday: 9-2

 

LINEWORK

Mai Wyn Fine Art

February 7 - March 14, 2020

  • First Friday Gallery Walk Reception: February 7th, 6-9pm
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LINEWORK is a celebration of contemporary drawing featuring work by Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Charles Parson, Tommy White and new gallery artist Ajean Ryan.

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
303.893.4182
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11a-5p

 

Nomen Nudum: Valency Genis, Dinkc, Dylan Pommer & Rumtum Show

Sally Centigrade Gallery

February 6 - 29, 2020

  • Opening Reception Thursday February 6th from 5-9:30p
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The DINKC Brand was born in Kansas City in 1990. Heavily rooted in Mexican-American cultures, graffiti/street art influence, and "DIA DE LOS MUERTOS" Skulls x Beliefs. DINKC presents the various realms in which he loves to explore and showcase his style. By utilizing illustrative design at its core, his work expands into galleries, murals, custom merchandise/apparel, and commissioned work. Through his craft, DINKC embodies strong brand ideals, unforgiving boldness, and passion. To live is to die. “With every life comes death, with every death comes a life story. It is remembering who they were, not where they are. At the end of the day and life, the things we leave behind are stories, memories, and legacies.All different, all special, and all defining who you were and will always be as an individual. These are my leave behinds; these are my skulls" -DINKC

Valency Genis is an artist with a head full of never-ending creatures. Her magical ability to bring her vivid imagination to life is evident in her amazing sculptures of fanciful hybrid animals. She originally hailed from the Republic of Cascadia, entering the world as a 12-pound baby, born in Portland, OR. After her father passed away when she was a baby, she then grew up in the heart of Seattle, WA.

She was utterly obsessed with television and video games for most of her life, so it is ironic that a summer spent on Flathead Lake, Montana in an electronics-free log cabin when she was 10 years old would change her life forever. Searching for diversions to alleviate her interminable boredom, she happened upon an old taxidermy shop. A dusty pair of "unborn beavers" caught her eye in the window display, and it forever imprinted on her naive adolescent mind. The stunning array of animals presented in the rustic store drew her in with their beauty, but she was bereaved by their demise.

Dylan Pommer was Born in 1987 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Dylan (or as he signs his works, Rust This World) creates work that is an amalgamation of influences and themes that have stuck with him from his childhood. Having grown up in New Mexico, there is a heavy southwestern folk art influence to many of his settings and characters. As a child in America, he also grew up with Saturday morning cartoons and Disney movies and has incorporated many of those elements, like bright colors, exaggerated proportions, and thick lines, in his work as well.

Dylan’s purpose with his work is to tell stories. His characters are human, yet animalistic; beautiful, yet unnerving. Every piece is linked to each other, taking place in same universe. Each image is like a film still from an animated movie that doesn’t exist, with the narrative and story growing and expanding with each new piece.

John Hastings creates artwork under the moniker "Rumtum" in visual art and music. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio John Hastings spent most of his time on the shores of Lake Erie enjoying the natural elements and relating to them through drawing. During this time he developed a close relationship with the balance of human, animal and plant life in this habitat, this spawned a broader love and connection for aquatic nature, marine life and the vast landscapes they create. The natural geometric patterns in tropical plants and deep sea atmospheres found their way into his work - and the birth of new creatures and whimsical scenes transport you to a playful oasis.

Sally Centigrade Gallery
445 S. Saulsbury St., Unit E
Lakewood, CO 80226
https://www.sallycentigrade.com

 

Jack Estenssoro: Nothing Is Sacred

Dateline

February 7 - 29, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday February 7th from 7-11pm
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DATELINE is pleased to present Nothing is Sacred, the latest solo exhibition of new works in oil by painter Jack Estenssoro.

Nothing Is Sacred combines old and new in a humorously poignant way, demonstrating that subjects of the past need to be looked at objectively to gain insight into what they really mean, especially with the amount of knowledge and information that we have now. That even though world views may change humanity is obligatorily connected to the past.

Through his paintings, Estenssoro processes all this information while trying to make sense of our position and heading in a post-internet world. Estenssoro pokes fun at pop-culture, art history, even internet memes and in this way nothing is off limits, nothing is sacred.

Jack Estenssoro is a self-proclaimed Neo-Surreal-Realist. Born in 1990 in Denver, Estenssoro has experimented with art since his adolescence. Starting in 2015 oil painting became his primary medium of choice. This is the second time that Estenssoro has shown with DATELINE and his first solo exhibition with us.

DATELINE
3004 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
http://www.ddaatteelliinnee.com

 

Underwater

Exploring the word Underwater from literal, personal, financial and environmental perspectives

fooLPRoof contemporary art gallery

February 7 - March 14, 2020

  • Opening Reception: First Friday February 7th from 7-10pm
  • Exhibiting Artists include: Louis Recchia, Jean Smith, Tamsie Ringler, Kristen Tordella-Williams, Robert Green, David Fodel, David Lobdell, Cynthia Handel, Toby Flores, Laura Schneider, Leslie Aguillard, Gwen Arkin, Isaac Sandoval, Brett Fox, Julie Jablonski, Emmanuelle Auzias, Miquel Dominguez, Patricia Martin, Coral Penelope Lambert, Laura Phelps Rogers, Gay Germain, Carol Bivens
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fooLPRoof contemporary art gallery
RiNo Art District 3240 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
Winter Hours: Wed: 12-4p; Thu: 12-4p; Fri: 12-8p; Sat: 12-4p
http://www.foolproofcontemporaryart.com

 

Six Plein Air Painters Celebrate Colorado: Colorado Views

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (Located in Wash Park)

February 7 – March 27, 2020

  • Opening reception: Friday, February 7th 4:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Closing Reception: Friday, March 27th 4:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Artists: Anita Winter, Jeanne Echternach, Joni Emily, Janet Anderson, Sheila Marie, Patty Dwyer
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An exhibit of fine art celebrating the beauty of the Colorado landscape. Six artists create their works not in the studio but instead working outside capturing the scenery, scents and sounds of the seasons. The six artists represented in this show are active professional Colorado painters. Their work reflects the shared values of care for the environment, celebrating the beauty of our state and personal pride in transporting the viewer to wonder and enlightenment. Partial proceeds of the sales from this show go to benefit Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Headquarters
Located in Washington Park
600 S Marion Pkwy
Denver, CO 80209
Mon-Thu: 9 am – 4:30 pm; Fri: 9 am – 3:30 pm; closed Sat & Sun

 

Reclaiming The Table: Ceramic Work by Clay Leonard

Plinth Gallery

February 6 - March 28, 2020

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, February 7 from 6-9pm
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Our exhibition for February and March. "Reclaiming the Table" is the work of Clay Leonard. The artist earned his undergraduate degree in ceramics at Adrian College and his master degree at Bowling Green State University. Currently he is an assistant professor at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

The focus of Leonard's work is tableware and utilitarian objects. Early childhood memories are of dining with family and friends engaging in conversation around the dinner table. He is drawn to the rich cultural heritage of functional ceramics as ritual and uses it as a reference for his contemporary interpretation useable ceramics.

His ceramic work is sculptural and both the form and surface are minimal in interpretation. Designing work for the tabletop offers many challenges, and he has chosen a path of pristine design, and crisp lines, yet is nuanced with softness and subtleness of porcelain. "Repetition plays a significant role, as I utilize the stacking and interaction of multiple forms to mimic the intent of the work through form and surface while making connections to mass production and social interactions. My current body of work draws upon this strength and utilizes my communal vessel forms to reinforce the social significance of this dwindling tradition."

Plinth Gallery curator Jonathan Kaplan describes Clay Leonard's tableware as "a fresh interpretation of ceramic vessels for the table-top that "reclaims the table."

Plinth Gallery is located in Denver's River North Art District at 350 Brighton Blvd. Gallery hours are 12pm-5pm Thursday- Saturday and by appointment.

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

 

Night Reels: The Work of Stacey Steers

Margaretta Gilboy: Flying in the Hands of Time: A Retrospective

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

January 30 – May 25, 2020

  • Night Reels guest curated by Kim Dickey
  • Margaretta Gilboy guest curated by Simon Zalkind
  • Opening Reception: Thursday January 30 from 6:30-8:30pm
large 2bmocaStacey Steers, Phantom Canyon (detail of collage used in film), 2006, mixed media on paper, 6 x 8”. Image courtesy of the artist


mgbmocaMargaretta Gilboy, Daphne & Apollo (detail), 2008, oil on linen, 24 x 30”. Courtesy of Paul Gillis.

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

 

Read more: BMoCA: Stacey Steers & Margaretta Gilboy

Four Concurrent Solo Exhibitions in Abstraction

Deborah Zlotsky: “Loophole”

Ted Larsen: “Stand Up, Buddha”

Jonathan Parker: “Sewn”

Scott Chamberlin: “Sira”

January 30 – March 21, 2020

  • Opening Reception for the Artists: Thursday, January 30th from 6 – 8 pm
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Deborah Zlotsky: A close up of a colorful wall, oil on canvas, 48 x 68 in.

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7788
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm
http://www.robischongallery.com

 

Read more: Robischon: 4 Concurrent Solo Exhibitions in Abstraction

CU Denver Sculpture Club

Ariella Asher: Blindspot 20|20

Pirate: Contemporary Art

January 31, 2020 - February 16, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 31 from 6-10pm
  • First Friday Reception: February 7 from 6-10pm
  • CU Denver Sculpture Club Juror: Tim Vaca, Museum of Outdoor Arts
  • Exhibiting Artists: Samantha Kokesh, David Younglove, Alicia Brown Trevor Leach, Katie Huttenmeyer, Stephanie Clouse Emily Przekwas, Jenny Nagashima
cudenver.pirateSamantha Kokesh, Glow Stump, approx. 7" in diameter, raised up about 3"
ponderosa pine, epoxy resin,UV-activated glow pigment powder, blacklight flashlight, cable


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

 

Three Videos about Buildings: a solo exhibition with artworks by Corin Hewitt

Lane Meyer Projects

January 31 - March 3, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 31 from 7pm - 11:59pm
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Additional Events in Denver in conjunction with Three Videos about Buildings with Corin Hewitt: As a Marsico Visiting Scholar, Corin Hewitt will be giving a free public lecture at Denver University at the Vicki Myhren Gallery on Wednesday, January 29th from 6pm - 7:30pm. The Vicki Myhren Gallery is located at 2121 E. Asbury Ave. Denver, CO 80210 (In the University of Denver School of Art).

Curators Brooke Tomiello and Rose Van Mierlo have curated a video exhibition titled Wonder by Wonder for Night Lights Denver February program opening on February 1, 2020 at 6:15pm. Wonder by Wonder features a video excerpt of Corin’s, titled Wall (2010) which was originally commissioned by Western Bridge, Seattle Washington with production assistance by Maggie Carson Romano. Wonder by Wonder runs every Thurs, Fri & Sat in February from 6:15pm - 9:15pm and can be seen from the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower, located at 1601 Arapahoe St, on the 16th Street Mall.

Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut Street
Denver CO 80205

 

Photography by Judi Dressler

Acrylic Paintings by Lisa Lynch

Glass and Stone Mosaics by Delcia Litt

NCAR Community Art Program (Boulder)

January 27 – March 28, 2020

  • Art Reception: Saturday February 8th from 1-4 pm in the NCAR Mesa Lab café
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The NCAR Community Art Program is proud to present three new exhibits: Judi Dressler in Gallery I, Lisa Lynch in Gallery II and Delcia Litt in Gallery II East End

Judi Dressler of Louisville, Colorado, is a wildlife photographer specializing in birds. She feels lucky to be living in this wondrous, diverse world, where we are treated to wild species of amazing variety and beauty! Judi's goal is to capture some of the marvel and personality of wildlife, and to inspire those who see her photographs to deepen their appreciation of nature, and to protect wildlife in a world where species are disappearing at an alarming rate, due to habitat loss, climate change, and a host of other challenges. Dressler’s work will be on display in the NCAR Community Art Gallery I at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab from January 27, 2020 to March 28, 2020.

Lisa Lynch grew up hiking, camping and living in the Colorado mountains and the Denver area. She has won awards for her acrylic and mixed media paintings, and has shown at numerous galleries and juried festivals. She uses her own photography as inspiration for her vibrant and colorful paintings. Lynch’s work will be on exhibit in the NCAR Community Art Gallery II at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab from January 27, 2020 to March 28, 2020.

Delcia Litt is a glass and stone mosaic artist with a background in traditional stained glass. She has worked in this field since 1985. She has studied under many significant mentors over the years. She particularly valued her time at the Ravenna, Italy, Mosaic Art School under the tutelage of Luciana Notturni in 2011. There she learned about Roman and Byzantine styles constructed in the old school ways. Most recently she revisited those ancient stone cutting techniques at a workshop by Deb Aldo, a professional stone worker in the USA. She has received many prestigious art awards for her designs in contemporary abstract assemblage mosaics. She does commission art work and now offers workshops in her home town of Erie, Colorado. Litt’s work will be on exhibit in the NCAR Community Art Gallery II – East End at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab from January 27, 2020 to March 28, 2020.

NCAR's Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is no charge for admission.

Preview all artists' work on the NCAR Community Art Program Calendar: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program

 

Dark Heart

Kanon Collective

January 31 - February 16, 2020

  • Juried by Merhia Weise and Andrew Novick
  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 31 from 6-10pm
  • Artists' Reception: Friday, February 14 from 6-10pm
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February may be the month of true love for some, but at Kanon we wanted artists to explore the darker side of love and art. The show explores broken hearts, sensuality, defective anatomy, gothic love, obsession, anti-love, fantasy - you name it.

The artists: Jesse Bergeman, Amy Brokaw, CypherX, Susan Dillon, Jane Glotzer, Jen Herling, Eric Myles Jones, Trevor Leach, Meredith Lindgren, Dave Ludwig, Phylicia Mann, Terra Marks, Melody Sealman, Melissa Shawnee, and Arlo White.

“Dark Heart” was juried by Denver power couple, Merhia Weise and Andrew Novick. Merhia is an artist and works in community engagement for Meow Wolf, and Andrew has been a fixture in the Denver art and music scene for many decades, usually with involving whatever new and twisted food concoction he has created.

Kanon Collective is an artist-owned and operated gallery located in the heart of the 40 West Arts District in Lakewood, featuring the work of a dynamic group of local artists.

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

 

The Plasticene

Curated by Kalliopi Monoyios

Art Students League of Denver

January 31 - March 15, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 31 from 5:30–8pm
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Join us for an onsite exhibit that explores the material we love to hate: plastic. This exhibit explores the many ways plastic touches and shapes contemporary art and, by extension, life. Come away from The Plasticene with a greater appreciation for all the things plastic does well and with hope that solutions to its environmental toll are within reach.

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

 

Dual Solo Exhibitions, Featuring Gabrielle Shannon and Jean Smith

D’art Gallery (900 Santa Fe Drive)

January 30 - February 23, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30 from 5 – 9 pm
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The complementary work of Gabrielle Shannon and Jean Smith co-exist organically as if forged from the universe simultaneously. At play in the exhibition is the fluid interchange between the physical & conceptual, the visual & tactile, and the dance of the Elements of Life themselves: Earth, Air, Fire, & Water.

Throughout the exhibition, Shannon and Smith celebrate nature and invite the viewer to explore the Elements in their work. Jean Smith’s stunning ceramic work is playful, colorful and as organic as the earth itself. Gabrielle Shannon’s paintings ebb and flow with the Elements at every level from the cellular to the cosmic.

Gabrielle Shannon

Much of Gabrielle Shannon's work is an exploration of the states and stages of the dynamic energy that surrounds and fills us. Our connected universe—constantly shifting & transforming, or the growth that takes place in Spring after experiencing the death of Winter. Too small to see and too vast to comprehend. She is compelled to capture these fleeting patterns of change that are the only constant we have.

Garbrielle paints in a liminal state. It’s a glimpse into that space of disorientation, of order, of ambiguity that is occurring in the very small threshold between where she has been, and where she is going. It’s all about being in the present moment and surrendering.

"My artistic process is an organic layering of pigments, fluids & shapes interacting dynamically. I watch and tend the canvas as my creations develop. The process takes days, sometimes months with many layers. It’s all very intuitive and I never know exactly what will happen. I let the shapes that emerge drive my brushes as I finish each piece."

Gabrielle Shannon has lived her life in the Arts, working as an artist as a sculptor, pen and ink artist, and abstract painter. Originally from New York, she has done everything from exhibiting internationally, sitting on the boards of non-profits, including Eyebeam Atelier in New York, and curating for the Manhattan Children's Museum. In 1994, she created the first online art and culture magazine Urban Desires. She ran Urban Desires for over 8 years and it won numerous awards. Her work can be viewed at www.gabrielleshannonstudio.com

Jean Smith

Jean Smith’s work reflects all the natural elements. With the clay coming from the earth, Jean adds water to make it palatable. Then, she applies fire to the clay in a kiln to change it into a solid form where the piece exists in the here and now surrounded by air.

Clay is Jean's main medium expressing through abstract shapes her response to Nature. Many of her pieces join unusual shapes together to emerge as a single ceramic sculpture in the minimalistic style of Alexander Calder, Joan Miro, and Carmen Herrera, in what she refers to as Mid-Century Modern, a timeless art movement that is still popular today. She groups many of the pieces together to create a feeling of energy, passion, or calmness. Some pieces are placed on a wall, while others are suspended from the ceiling and a third group seem to be sprouting from the ground.

Jean has been a working artist since 1986 with exhibitions at many Denver area galleries. Her work is on view at https://www.jeanbsmith.com 

Gallery Hours are Thursdays, Noon to 5pm, Fridays, Noon to 9 pm, Saturdays, Noon to 5 pm, and Sundays, 1 pm to 4 pm.

D'art Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver

 

 

Near in the Distance:

Annual Resident Artist Exhibition

RedLine

January 24 - March 8, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 24 from 6-9pm
  • Participating Artists: Tya Alisa Anthony, Chris Bagley, Sarah Bowling, Colby Deal, Trey Duvall, Lares Feliciano, Anthony Garcia Sr., Caleb Hahne, Juntae TeeJay Hwang, Marsha Mack, Tony Ortega, Charles "Chuck" Parson, Eileen Roscina Richardson, Regan Rosburg, Kenzie Sitterud, Kate Speer, Michael Sperandeo, and Carley Warren
  • Curated by Nicole J. Caruth
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Regan Rosburg - "Upsidedown Svalbard," Photograph, 2019

Near in the Distance is RedLine’s 2020 Annual Resident Artist Exhibition featuring works that explore important issues of our time, including surveillance, cultural erasure, environmental degradation, gender equity, and productivity. The exhibition considers the social and cultural forces that shape our lives now and influence fears and hopes for the near future.

Near in the Distance is the second exhibition in RedLine's 2020 series entitled Afro(futurism) & Beyond, a lineup of exhibitions and programs inspired by the cultural genre known as Afrofuturism. With rich and expansive source material that ranges from ancient mythology, science fiction, astrophysics, and technology to social justice movements, indigenous ethics, and popular culture, the possibilities for exploring this genre are boundless.

RedLine would like to thank our Artist-in-Residence Program supporters: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, The David & Laura Merage Foundation, and the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. We would also like to thank our members and patrons for making this exhibition possible.

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

 

Diverging Paths with Samantha Manion and Brigitte Thompson

Art Gym Denver

January 23 - February 14, 2020

  • Artist Talk: Thursday, January 30 at 6PM; Samantha Manion and Brigitte Thompson will be discussing their work and their process
3bacdb5b diverging paths fb postArt Gym Gallery is very excited to announce Diverging Paths, this year’s Create Award residency exhibition. Diverging Paths combines the work of Samantha Manion and Brigitte Thompson, demonstrating the ways in which their art practice has evolved through the Create Award. Both artists proposed projects about their identity, but through the residency, they each developed and discovered new directions of their artistic practice. Join us for an opening reception on January 23 from 5-8PM.

In Diverging Paths, UCD alumnus Samantha Manion combines painting and quilting to create set-like installations. Her work is focused on inherited family tradition, utilizing lessons taught to her by her mother to draw meaning in her practice. In her artist statement for the exhibition, Manion explains “My great Grandma Concha made abstract artwork decades before the Modernists. She sewed blankets and quilts exclusively from found materials (scraps). Her patterns varied from tight and controlled to organic shapes that she had pieced together. These quilts were the first abstracts I ever studied. My hands would smooth out over the quilt feeling the wrinkles in the lace, velvet, and sequined fabric. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized these were no longer just functional objects, but instead an entity with sensuous form and no fear of color…I was taught by my mother to quilt and she was taught by her mother.”

For the Create Award, Brigitte Thompson, an alumnus of MSU, developed her series Primary. With a plan to explore race and identity, Thompson continued to experiment with her artistic practice throughout the 6-month residency. Through this experimentation, she discovered the need to build on previously learned skills. She explains in her artist statement, “Having focused on identity to fuel many creative endeavors in the past, in Primary, the artist chose to make a body of work that diverted from her usual subject matter to tackle something that would assist her in better expressing herself in future artistic projects. What results is a series that is more about practice, and less about theory.” The work she is exhibiting in Diverging Paths is the evidence of this diversion; a series of paintings exploring the possibilities of magenta, cyan and yellow.

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

 

I Cannot Heave My Heart Into My Mouth

CU Denver Faculty Exhibit

Emmanuel Art Gallery

January 23 - February 19, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 23 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Michael Brohman, Borders, 2017–2020

Art is a language. Ideas, revelations, emotions, and worlds are shared through the various expressions of Art. CU Denver’s accomplished faculty from the College of Arts & Media embody these expressions through their vast and varied mediums. Sculpture, commentary, photography, sonic art, writing, painting, film, design, and more from a community of Denver’s premier artists and practitioners are on display at the Emmanuel Gallery’s faculty exhibition, I Cannot Heave My Heart Into My Mouth.

Emmanuel Art Gallery
at the University of Colorado, Denver
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204
303.556.8337
Tue-Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
http://www.emmanuelgallery.org

 

New Work from Annalee Schorr and Keith Howard

with Judi Lightfield in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

January 23 - February 16, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 24, 5-9 pm
  • First Friday: February 7, 5-9 pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, February 16, 1-4 pm
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Keith Howard - Blast Site, 2019
 
Keith Howard: "FUSE"

This body of abstract work will be accessible to my viewers by virtue my choices with color, and the structure of the compositions- and I will offer this definition of a word that has lately characterized my personal journey.

Fuse (noun): a length of material along which a small flame moves to explode a bomb, meanwhile allowing time for those who light it to move to a safe distance.

Annalee Schorr "State of the Union: Democracy/Emergency"

40,000 Crossed Out Lives: An X for Each U.S. Gunshot Death in One Year

The state of our union is precarious. A madman is in the White House, and crises in climate change, violence, homelessness, and immigration remain unaddressed or made worse. From “largest inauguration crowd ever” to “fake news” and “alternative facts,” “witch hunt” and “no quid pro,” the twitter-master reigns. See more of Annalee's work at www.annaleeschorr.com 

Judi Lightfield "Some days the landscape of love looks like this"

Some days the landscape of love looks like this-Safe and Sound, 2019 The work in my show explores the ways nature reflects human relationships. Trees turn into icons of the living breathing soul, mountains are obstacles or offer protection, this guy is the universal sight. Landscapes become illusions. See more of Judi's work at www.judilightfield.com 

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