Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

Glider: Dmitri Obergfell: Man is a Bubble, Time is a Place

Dmitri Obergfell: Man is a Bubble, Time is a Place

Gildar Gallery

March 23 - May 5, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday March 23rd, 7-9pm
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Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
303.993.4474
http://gildargallery.com

 

Zip37: Zoa Ace 2017

Zoa Ace: New Work

Zip 37 Gallery

March 24 – April 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday March 24th from 6-10pm
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Zip 37 Gallery
3644 Navajo Street
Denver, Colorado 80211
720.470.6339
http://zip37.com

 

Robischon: Kiki Smith, Stacey Steers, Kahn + Selesnick

Kiki Smith: Select Works from the artist’s Jacquard Tapestry series

Stacey Steers: “Trilogy” - New and Recent multimedia works from the Edge of Alchemy, Phantom Canyon and Night Hunter series

Kahn + Selesnick: “Dreams of the Drowning World” - Recent photographs from “Truppe Fledermaus and the Carnival at the End of the World”

Robischon Gallery

March 16 – May 6, 2017

  • Reception for the artists: Thursday, March 16th from 6 – 8 pm
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Stacey Steers: Edge of Alchemy - 37.5 x 50 inches - archival pigment print (Courtesy of Robischon Gallery)

Robischon Gallery is pleased to present three, concurrent exhibitions featuring works by the highly-celebrated artist Kiki Smith, recognized filmmaker Stacey Steers and widely-exhibited artists Kahn + Selesnick. The visually poetic work of Smith, Steers and Kahn + Selesnick offers unique entry into complex, dream-like worlds where human, flora and fauna interrelate as myth and metaphor merge. Each featured innovative artist employs a multifaceted approach toward their practice. Whether through utilizing the means of sculpture, prints or textile; filmmaking, collage, drawing or photography, it is their shared visual sensibilities along with the marriage of handwork and sophisticated technologies which further unites the artists in their pursuit of the unexpected narrative. The ethereal, thought provoking and psychologically charged nature of each of the artist’s presented series speaks imaginatively to not only a time gone by, but to the contemporaneity of the world that surrounds.

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

 

Havu: Jeanette Pasin Sloan and Landfall Press

Jeanette Pasin Sloan

William Havu Gallery

March 17 - April, 29, 2017

  • Also on display:
  • Scarlett Kanistanaux
  • On the Mezzanine, for Month of Photography Denver: Katy Tartakoff
  • Landfall Press, featuring works by Christo , Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Leslie Dill, John Gibson, Nusra Qureshi, Tom Uttech, William Wiley and more...
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Jeanette Pasin Sloan, Crazy I, oil on linen, 26" x 26"

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On the Mezzanine, for Month of Photography
Katy Tartakoff, Milky Way, archival inkjet photographic print, 23" x 27"

Jeanette Pasin Sloan's paintings, drawings, collages and prints display technical feats of virtuosity. The artist uses a photo-realistic style to depict reflective objects set against patterned backgrounds. However, she subverts both genre and style, infusing the traditional genre of still life painting with highly abstract tendencies. Closely-cropped, and set in carefully manipulated compositions, the subject matter of Pasin Sloan's work takes second stage to its formal intensity.

Jeanette Pasin Sloan was born in Chicago in 1946. She graduated from Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York, and received an MFA in graphic arts from the University of Chicago. She has produced numerous editions with Landfall Press since 1978. Pasin Sloan's work can be found in many important permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. and National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. to name a few.

For over forty years, Landfall Press has collaborated with artists to produce printed multiples in a broad range of techniques and media. Editions published by Landfall Press, which number more than 650, represent the diversity of trends in contemporary art; yet, at their inception, many of these works challenged the boundaries of traditional printmaking.

Founded in Chicago, IL in 1970 by Jack Lemon, Landfall Press has served as a unique space for artists. Devoted to traditional methods of printmaking such as lithography, as well as more innovative processes, editions published at Landfall Press often transcend the conventional format of two-dimensional works on paper. For instance, Landfall Press was the first publisher to add wrapped three-dimensional collage elements to Christo's prints.

The accomplishments of Landfall Press's forty plus year history have been celebrated nationally. In 1995, the Art Institute of Chicago held a highly successful retrospective exhibition. In 1993, the Milwaukee Art Museum established the Landfall Press Archives, and opened a major Landfall Press retrospective in September 1996, with an accompanying catalog. More recently, in 1997, the Museum of Modern Art in New York opened A Singular Vision: Prints from Landfall Press, celebrating the unique vision of the press and its founder, Jack Lemon.

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

 

Mai Wyn Fine Art: Lauri Lynnxe Murphy: Apocryphal Terrains

Apocryphal Terrains by Lauri Lynnxe Murphy

Mai Wyn Fine Art

March 17 - April 22, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 17, 6-9pm
  • Celebrating Denver's Month of Photography
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Mai Wyn Fine Art is proud to participate in Denver’s Month of Photography with Apocryphal Terrains, a solo exhibition bygallery artist Lauri Lynnxe Murphy. A multi-disciplinary artist known for her environmentally driven works, Murphy presents an altered Nature in her rarely exhibited micro-macro photography coupled with mixed media wood sculpture. Meet the artist at the Opening Reception on Friday, March 17th from 6 to 9pm.

Lauri Lynnxe Murphy does not consider herself a photographer however photography has always been a part of her sculptural practice. “My approach to photography is sculptural in nature, in that it is concerned with creating fake “environments” and photographing them in macro. I bounce between these spatial worlds, one process informing the other -- studio refuse in the form of colored bits of leftover plastic from resin pours creating colorful backdrops; the formal discoveries through the camera lens playing into sculptural compositions. Much of my photography is taken in nature, incorporating the real landscape with the fake, invented landscape -- creating the illusion of expansive terrains within minutiae such as a hilly clump of moss or a crystalline patch of snow. Conversely, on my hikes I drag back bits of nature -- beetle-bark laced pine and twisted stumps, and make them more “fake” in the studio.” Apocryphal Terrains brings Murphy’s full studio process to a formal gallery setting creating a captivating collection of invented landscapes and altered natural objects.

Exhibiting steadily since the 1990’s, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy’s work took a marked turn from pure abstraction to more researched-based works while attending graduate school at Ohio State University. Environmental stressors like the collapse of honey bee populations and the Fukushima disaster, fueled her desire to create more political and environmentally conscious work. Still Murphy’s love of vivid color and biomorphic shapes from her early abstraction years work their way into her current projects and can be referenced directly in Apocryphal Terrains.

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

 

Habitat: Jewels of Nepal

Jewels of Nepal: an exhibition of traditional Buddhist paintings

Habitat Gallery & Studio

Friday March 17 & Saturday March 18, 2017 from Noon to 9:00pm

  • Documentary screening on "Paubha Art" produced by Kathmandu University students at 6:00PM each night
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Koplia-la Arts Presents "Jewels of Nepal," an exhibition of traditional Buddhist paintings

The sacred art form of Paubha is a visual interpretation of Buddhist and Hindu philosophies. Come join artist and art historian Chelsea Wiebers at Habitat Gallery and discover this rare and beautiful art form. Paintings on display are by master artist Lok Chitrakar, Chelsea Wiebers and the students of Simrik Atelier in Patan, Nepal.

Paubha painting differs from other art forms we find in the modern world. Paubha is not art for the sake of beauty, or art for arts sake. Paubha is an art for life. The paintings are skillfully created for a particular purpose: to inspire the state of liberation and the path to get there. Paubha paintings are not only beautiful images on the surface but evoke deep philosophical insight into the art of life.

Habitat Gallery & Studio
828 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 534-9740
www.GeorgiaAmarFineArt.com
https://www.facebook.com/Georgia.Amar.Fine.Art

 

Trine Bumiller at Cozens Museum

CENTENNIAL: paintings by Trine Bumiller

Cozens Museum (Frazier, Colorado)

March 18 - April 22, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday March 18, 5-7 pm
  • Artist Chat & Tour: Friday March 31, 5-7pm
  • Closing Reception: Saturday April 22, 11am-2pm
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Platteforum: Pictorial Vexillography

Pictorial Vexillography: Concerns in Different Regularities

PlatteForum

March 18 - April 1, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18 from 12-2pm
  • Presented as part of Denver’s Month of Photography
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Developed by PlatteForum Lead Artist George P. Perez, with PlatteForum’s own acclaimed ArtLab program, Pictorial Vexillography, Concerns in Different Regularities is a new exhibition that explores the teen’s view on identity and emblem. Vexillography is the practice of designing flags, and in so doing, one may create official statements to the outside world. In this exhibition, Perez’s work will be displayed alongside the creations of PlatteForum’s ArtLab interns. These creations will include flags and banners, based on the high-schoolers’ own photography, which are representative of their experiences, identities and world views.

About the Lead Artist

George P. Perez creates photographic works through impractical techniques such as long exposure, digital screen shot appropriation and scanography. Perez’s work is based on banal, mundane or quotidian environments he interacts with on a day-to-day basis. His imagery depicts his interpretation of present day society, either in real-life or the digital realm, as well as exploring the history of portraiture. Perez’s images are often documented post-production and then manipulated further to alter their meanings, with the intention of adding other alternative perceptions.

PlatteForum
2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: Noon - 6:00 PM

303.893.0791
http://www.platteforum.org

 

Next: Jennah Hughes and Barb Gal

Jennah Hughes: Nature vs. Nurture

Barb Gal: 71% of the Earth is Water

Next Gallery

March 17 - April 2, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday March 17th from 5-10pm
  • Final Friday Reception: March 31st from 5-10pm
  • Next's last show on Navajo!
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Next Gallery is pleased to present Jennah Hughes, Nature vs. Nurture, an exploration of how nature and nurture influences artistic decisions, shown through mixed media abstract paintings. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 17th, from 5-10pm.

Would I still find this beautiful if____________?

I have always been a collector, of sorts, and found beauty and usefulness in discarded objects. I am especially inspired by the transformation of simple objects by joining them together to create something more complex. Recently, I have been drawn to the debate of Nature vs. Nurture. If I had been raised in a different environment, would I still be drawn to these simple materials? Would I find a used envelope beautiful if the nurture qualities of my life had been drastically different? All of the mixed media materials that I use are evidence of places I’ve been, jobs I’ve worked, items I’ve purchased, and mail I’ve received. I have used these mixed media elements to document the “nurture” qualities in my life due to my physical location. Whether the composition and artistic decisions were determined more from nature or nurture is still up for debate.

About Jennah Hughes:

I am originally from Cedar Falls, IA, and I graduated with a degree in Art Education from Upper Iowa University. After graduating, I moved to Denver, CO. I now reside in Littleton, CO where I work as a high school art teacher and create artwork out of my home studio.

Barb Gal: 71% of the Earth is Water

"In this day of concern about climate change and protecting our fragile environment, it is good to be reminded of the importance of water in our lives. Besides the obvious physical contribution to our well being, the spiritual and psychological benefits to us of a trickling brook, or the roar of the surf, or the calm surface of a lake, or simply splashing in a puddle – these contribute to our mental and spiritual health. In this show are captured moments of beauty which have helped to make me whole." - Barbara Gal

NEXT Gallery
3659 Navajo St.
Denver, Colorado 80211
303.433.4933
http://nextartgallerydenver.com

 

Sync: ReMix and black&white

ReMix: A Nationwide Juried Exhibition

black&white: a SYNC Member’s exhibition

Sync Gallery

March 16 - April 15, 2017

  • Third Friday reception: will be held on March 17 from 6-9pm; awards presented at 7pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: April 7 from 6-9pm
  • ReMix Juror: Rupert Jenkins
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Pam Fortner, Abandoned Memories, detail, slide film, thread, 96” x 25” x 22”

SYNC Gallery presents ReMix, a juried multi-media photographic exhibition exploring alternative approaches for resolving the balance between process & materials along with imagery and content within the realm of photography.

This exhibit will celebrate the photograph in all forms: all mediums of artists’ individual art practices mixed with any form of photography, collage of photographic materials, alternative printing processes and everything in between. ReMix creates a diverse and exciting exhibition of both 2D and 3D photo-based work.

Exhibition Juror: Rupert Jenkins

Rupert Jenkins is a photography curator, writer and arts manager based in Denver. His company, Durrington Edits, specializes in photo-related editorial and consulting projects. He was the Director and principle curator of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center from 2011-2015 and is currently researching a book about post-WWII Colorado photography. Prior to his time in Denver, Jenkins spent 25 years in San Francisco, where he directed the Arts Commission Galleries (1995-2005) and was Associate Director of San Francisco Camerawork (1988-1994). In 2015, he was named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Creatives by Denver’s Westword magazine. http://rupertjenkins.com

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Sync Gallery creatives exhibit works exploring the theme of black & white, the back gallery show that runs concurrently and supports ReMix Sync Gallery's juried Month of Photography show.  Please join us in celebrating a mix up of innovative photography-based work as well as not so linear black&white images!

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

PACE: Women Behind the Lens

Women Behind the Lens

PACE Center Art Gallery

March 1 - April 17, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday March 16th 6-9pm
  • Participating artists: Patricia Barry Levy, Terri Bell, Karen Divine, Gwen Laine, Jessie Paige, Wendi Schneider, Barbara Sparks, Sally Stockhold, Andrea Wallace, Laura Winges, Loretta Young-Gautier
  • Part of Denver's Month of Photography
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Turning the spotlight on eleven prominent women artists in Colorado, this exhibition examines work that challenges, celebrates and confronts ideas specific to women of Colorado, and looks at how each uses medium, subject and design to delve into concepts that relate to the world around them.

PACE Center
20000 Pikes Peak Ave
Parker, CO 80138
http://parkerarts.org

 

Alto: Denver Collage Club

Denver Collage Club

Alto Gallery

March 10, 2017 - April 22, 2017

  • First Friday reception: April 7 (6-10 PM)
  • Closing reception: Saturday, April 22 (6-10 PM)
  • Exhibiting Artists: Adam Milner, Alex Huninghake, Alicia Bailey, Amber Cobb, Bruce Price, Coleman Mummery, Colin Ward, David H. Tippits, George Perez, Jaime Carrejo, Janice McDonald, Jeromie Dorrance, John Barnard, Kate Brackley, Kelton Osborn, Koko Bayer, Kyle Huninghake, Laura Shill, Mado Reznik, Mario Zoots, Mark Sink, Matthew Rose, Melissa Lynn, Paula Gillen, Samuel Mata, Suchitra Mattai, Susan Goldstein, Taylor Balkissoon, Zelko Nedic
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Flyer: Paula Gillen

The Denver Collage Club is a gathering of local and international collage artists who have been gathering, sharing and exploring ideas on the topic of collage today. The Denver Collage Club is membership by invite. Founded by Mark Sink and Mario Zoots.

"In the beginning we invited our community of collage artists to gather on the second Tuesday of each month at RedLine Studios Denver.

The idea is to share and learn about current and historical work and forward-thinking ideas on the topic of collage today and form a group that will get international notice.

The meetings are a very informal social. Members bring something to show and tell or just drink and snack and listen. This is not a workshop or a club you simply join. The core members are formed out of quality of work and passionate drive in the field and their career. Some will stick and rise into the core membership...some will fall off, it not being their thing. Some will be core members and never come.

I have personally found success in the past with a Denver photography salon, curating serious and talented artists with common interests. From the core group, exhibitions are assembled and traveled to hub cities around the world. Success is high when presenting a pre-curated show of great talent to top galleries and museums. Power in numbers. Everyone got a lot out of it at many levels. I hope to achieve this with our group." -- Co-founder, Mark Sink.

http://www.facebook.com/denvercollageclub
http://denvercollageclub.blogspot.com
@denvercollageclub

Alto Gallery
4345 W. 41st Ave.
Denver, CO 80212
Thu - Sat: 12 - 7pm
http://Altogallery.com

 

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MWC: Dallas Parkins, Kely McClung and Paul Sisson

Dallas Parkins, Kely McClung and Paul Sisson

Michael Warren Contemporary 

March 7, 2017 – April 15, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday March 10 from 6-9pm
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Michael Warren Contemporary is pleased to present 3 concurrent exhibits for Month of Photography
  • “Sign Down” by Dallas Parkins
  • "Falling Up" by Kely McClung
  • "Missed Connections" by Paul Sisson
Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204
303.667.2447
http://www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

 

RedLine: Seeing Photographically and Jess T. Dugan

Between the Medium: Seeing Photographically: A Month of Photography Exhibition Curated by Mark Sink

Every Breath We Drew: Jess T. Dugan

RedLine

March 10 – April 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11, 6 – 9PM
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Andrew Huffman - "Living-Spectrum-9"- 2017
Photograph credit: Coburn Huff

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Jess T. Dugan: Jess and Vanessa

Seeing Photographically is a survey of the far reaching applications and concepts emerging in photography today. This exhibition will feature artists that are expanding their practice by integrating methods and tools first introduced by photographic processes. However, these artists may or may not identify as photographers because less and less does the use of photographic process belong to a specific medium or label, but rather is an expansion in the multitudes of approaches to contemporary art practice.

Featuring Abbey Hepner, Andy Warhol, Chadwick And Spector, Chris Bagley, Krista Svalbonas, Lars Anderson, Lisa McCarty, Luis Delgado-Qualtrough, Max de Esteban, Michael Borek, Sabine Pigalle, Stephen Batura, Shark Ink - Jane Hammond, Mildred Howard, Stacey Steers, Teresa Booth Brown, Catherine Fairchild, Margeaux Walter, Craig Duncan, Kia Neill, Mario Zoots, Laura Noel, Janice McDonald, Greg Amanti, Robert Covington, Anne Arden McDonald, Andrew Huffman, Kellye Eisworth, Kelton Osborn and others.

Guaranteed to be a highlight of Month of Photography (MoP) Denver, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center and RedLine are pleased to present Every Breath We Drew, a solo show by acclaimed artist Jess T. Dugan. The exhibition will be on view at RedLine March 10 – April 9 with an Opening Reception on March 11 from 6-9 pm. Dugan will also give a lecture, A Decade of Visual Activism, at Arapahoe Community College’s Littleton campus on March 28 at 7 pm.

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

 

David B. Smith: Penelope Umbrico

Penelope Umbrico: Range

David B. Smith Gallery

March 10 - April 15, 2017

  • Opening reception: Friday March 10th from 6-9pm; Artist Talk begins at 6:15pm
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Penelope Umbrico - Weston with 35mmMediumFormat VintageInstant5 and Lightleak (IMG_0061), 2014, 16x20, digital c-print

David B. Smith Gallery is proud to present the first solo exhibition from Penelope Umbrico with the gallery, Range. This exhibition considers an analog history of photography within the digital torrent that is its current technological manifestation. For this project, Umbrico focuses on iconic images of mountains in various online and print media such as Aperture’s Masters of Photography book series. Utilizing myriad iPhone apps, Umbrico re-photographs the Masters’ mountains and processes them through their multiple light leak filters that simulate the mistakes of analog film photography. These filters are especially absurd in the context of both analog photography and smart-phone camera technology, as “Master” photographers would never accept such mistakes in their prints, and the impossibility of holes, gaps, or spatial volume necessary to produce these effects stands in opposition to the digital device simulating them. The resultant hallucinogenic colors and undulating moirés disorient and dislodge any perception of stability in the mountain, the Master (most often gendered as male), and the photographic medium itself. In this work the mountain, the oldest landmark, site of orientation, and spiritual contemplation, becomes unstable, mobile, has no gravity, and changes with each iteration.

In the Project Room, Master Copy/Copy (Mount Moran) (2014) takes as its starting point the image of a mountain in the exhibition for a further investigation of the idea of a master point of view. Umbrico created a 3D model in collaboration with Thomas Storey, who translated Google Earth’s satellite photographs of the earth’s surface—the tiled texture-mapped model we’ve come to know as Earth online. In Umbrico’s work, the stable form of the mountain moves through phases: from a singular monument in a photograph (a process which begins with natural light), through infinitely reproducible and distributable code on the web (manufactured light), into a 3D print, then as an inverted silicone mold, and finally as reconstituted earth again, made multiple; a small cast gypsum specter of a mountain.

Range presents a dialogue between distance and proximity, limited and unlimited, the singular and the multiple, the fixed and the itinerant, the master and the copy. And if the mountain was once stable and fixed, our current climate forces reconsideration of this certainty; in an era of alternate at truths nothing is stable, everything is fragile.

About Penelope Umbrico

Penelope Umbrico offers a radical reinterpretation of everyday consumer and vernacular images. Umbrico works “within the virtual world of consumer marketing and social media, traveling through the relentless flow of seductive images, objects, and information that surrounds us, searching for decisive moments—but in these worlds, decisive moments are cultural absurdities.” She finds these moments in the pages of consumer product mail-order catalogs, travel and leisure brochures, and websites like Craigslist, Ebay, and Flickr. Identifying image typologies—candy-colored horizons and sunsets, books used as props—brings the farcical, surreal nature of consumerism to new light.

Selected public collections include Denver Art Museum, Guggenheim Museum (NY), International Center of Photography (NY), McNay Museum of Art (TX), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Contemporary Photography (IL), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Museum of Modern Art (NY), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), among others. She lives in New York City.

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

 

Sally Centigrade: Andrew Novick and Miu Vermillion

Vignettes: Solo Show from Miu Vermillion

momentary lapse: Solo Show from Andrew Novick

Sally Centigrade Art Gallery

March 9 - 31, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday March 9th 5-9:30
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Sally Centigrade presents our first ever photography show! Part of Denver’s “Month of Photography” we will be hosting a double solo show featuring new work from Denver’s own Andrew Novick and US / Japan based photographer Miu Vermillion.

For momentary lapse Andrew created 10 pieces using 35mm (E-6) cross-processed slide film, manually wound while the subject is exposed with an open shutter. The final effect is an image that is equal parts creepy and welcoming, it’s the same feeling I get looking at the grinning “Face of the Steeplechase” Coney Island symbol.

Miu’s approach to making art is immersive, to create the scene for each picture she often has to sew, sculpt and paint. Calling her art work photography is selling it short, the reality is that it is a mixed media art piece trapped in a photo. Each piece is ornately framed, and each photo has a backstory, and several hidden messages which we will reveal through social media and at the show.

Andrew Novick is a Denver native and a prolific provocateur of wackiness in town. Whether as a performer of music and/or PowerPoint presentations (Warlock Pinchers, GetYourGoing) or running themed events (PeepsBQ, Andrew Novick’s X-Treme Pancake Breakfast, Japanese Medical Punk Dance Party and Surgery Dinner, pop-up ramen shops, etc.), he tries to keep himself (and others!) busy.  He is also an electrical engineer and an avid collector (http://www.isaveeverything.com).  Andrew has been called the “world’s most recreational photographer” – snapping photos to fit into the countless themes of his visual vernacular. 

Miu Vermillion is a creator and a free-spirit. Inspired by manga, dark anime, and twisted stories she unwittingly read when she was a child, she started to use a camera and an image-editing software to express the emotions she wasn’t able to verbalize. One and a half decades later, the thing that started out as a cathartic outlet has turned into a creative endeavor, a source of joy, and a way to explore various perspectives on social issues. Besides her fine art and experimental analog photography, Miu is also known for her mixed media art and fashion photography. Her works has been seen – globally – in fashion, photography, and art publications, as well as in the “Shoot the Cover with Wix & Condé Nast” videos on Wix’s, Vanity Fair’s, Conde Nast Traveller’s, and Brides Magazine’s websites. In addition to being an artist, Miu is a regular contributor to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and a co-founder of an independent demi-couture company called Angelica Brigade: AvaNt GardE Luxurious Inventions by Collaborative Artists Brigade.

The opening reception will include refreshments, and $2 parking in the Larimer Square Garage. Artist Andrew Novick will be on hand, and in addition to the current show the gallery features prints from dozens of artists including Tara McPherson, Lora Zombie and Jasmine Becket-Griffith. For more information visit www.sallycentigrade.com

Sally Centigrade Art Gallery
1423 Larimer St. (Downstairs Walkway, Suite 080)
Denver, CO 80202
http://www.sallycentigrade.com

 

Walker Fine Art: Unexplored Terrain

Unexplored Terrain

Walker Fine Art

March 10 - April 22, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 10 from 5-9pm
  • Featuring: Bonny Lhotka, Robert Buelteman, Karalee Kuchar, Zelda Zinn, Emma Powell, Sally Stockhold, Jean Albus, Anne Arden McDonald, Jim Gmeiner, Julie Anand
  • Part of Denver's Month of Photography
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Photography is 190 years young, and there is still much UNEXPLORED TERRAIN. The artists featured in this exhibition for Denver’s Month in Photography raise some interesting questions about what photography can be. From the earliest experiments and methods, to post-process inclusions, to developing entirely original printing methods, these artists are directly manipulating photographic ingredients to push boundaries and create innovative, far-reaching concepts that help to define the broad range of photography today.

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

 

Black Book: Jon Furlong: Surveillance

Jon Furlong: Surveillance

Black Book Gallery

March 11 – April 1, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11th from 7-9pm; Free & Open to the public with the artist in attendance
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Jon Furlong: Water Tower Paste Up

This March we welcome photographer Jon Furlong to the gallery for an exhibit of his personal photos featuring international street artists. At an early age Jon gravitated to photography in large part because his father was a videographer. Access to a camera and encouragement to observe life through a lens instilled Jon’s love for photography. Twelve years ago, shortly after high school, Jon landed a job as a photographer at Obey Clothing, a company founded by artist Shepard Fairey. At the time, he had little interest in street art or awareness of Shepard Fairey, he was just happy to have a job. Through a combination of strong work ethic and creative symbiosis he eventually caught Shepard’s eye and was asked to document his 2007 NYC solo show “E Plurbis Venom” and related events. Over the past ten years Jon has been fortunate to travel the world documenting not only Shepard Fairey but many other amazing artists along the way. In the street art community artists often cross paths and collaborate, great opportunities arise to document murals and capture unique moments in time – “Surveillance” will feature photos of 8 artists including Shepard Fairey, D*Face, ROA, Tristan Eaton, Faile, Cyrcle, Cleon Peterson and VHILS.

Black Book Gallery
304 Elati St.
Denver, CO 80223
Tuesday - Friday: 10am-2pm; Saturday: 10-12pm
http://www.theblackbookgallery.com

 

Processus: Michael Garlington

Horror & Wonder: Works by Michael Garlington

Processus, The Institute for Art and Life

March 11 - June 10, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday March 11, 7-11 pm
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Michael Garlington - Willem in Paper Armor

In conjunction with the Month of Photography, Processus, The Institute for Art and Life, presents Horror & Wonder: Works by Michael Garlington

About Michael Garlington:

Michael Garlington is a photographer, master printer and sculptor who creates installations, photo-sculptures and photographic works with elaborate sculptural frames. The works in this exhibition reflect human emotions and experiences using 4 x 5 film and mixed media. Some of the works are created in collaboration with his partner Natalia Bertotti. Raised in Petaluma, California, where he lives and works, Michael was influenced early on by a wide mix of characters. He started working at his mother and step father’s photo Lab, Splinder Photographic, at 17. He embarked on an artistic mission at 21, creating backdrops for his figurative photo-sculptures. In 2000, he traveled with a group of artists across the US and Europe in PhotoCar, a car covered with his photos, gaining attention along the way. Since 2004, Michael has been included in Photo LA, Photo NY and Photo SF. He has exhibited internationally. Major projects include PhotoHouse created for San Francisco CameraWorks in 2010, the 40 feet tall PhotoChapel created at Burning Man in 2013 and a 60 foot tall Totem of Confessions in 2014 also at Burning Man. The pieces created for Burning Man were burned down in spectacular fiery deaths. Michael Garlington and Natalia Bertotti, who have been working together since 2013, now plan to create lasting installations such as a four ways confessional to be installed at the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, in June 2017.

Other Processus Events

Slides and Records: Wednesdays March 15th and April 19th from 7 - 10 pm
  • 2 evenings of slides and records including Andrew Novick, Kristin Buck, Bob Collier Jewett, Jody Akers, Christopher R. Perez and Viviane Le Courtois
Photography Workshops: Tuesdays March 14 - April 18, 10 am - 1 pm
  • Hard Wood Pinhole Cameras with Christopher R. Perez
Saturday March 25th and Sunday March 26th, 10 am-6 pm: Intensive darkroom refresher 101 with Christopher R. Perez
Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th, 10 am-6 pm: Modern Platinum Palladium with Jeffery Graves

For more information about workshops, membership and instruction call Christopher R. Perez at 303.653.4091, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.processusartlife.com

Processus
955 24th St.
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: 10am-6pm, or by appointment
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303.526.8064
http://www.processusartlife.com

 

Myhren: Storm Warning

Storm Warning: Artists on Climate Change & the Environment

Vicki Myhren Gallery

March 9 – April 30, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday March 9, 5-8pm
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Chris Jordan, Drowned Laysan Albatross Fedgling # 2, Midway Island, 2010

The Vicki Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver School of Art and Art History is proud to present Storm Warning: Artists on Climate Change & the Environment, an exploration into the intricacies of artist perceptions on environmentalism and our changing world. Through activism, curiosity, humor, and beauty, artists take on a range of medium to solicit public responses touching on the immediacy of issues of climate change.

The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography, featuring photographs by J. Henry Fair and Chris Jordan, both revered for their documentary photography of the abject beauty of the human impact on climate change. Chris Jordan’s Drowned Laysan Albatross #2 image serves as the logo for the exhibition. He will also display a digital projection of the contents of a camel stomach, Gastrolith, a digital media recreation of an installation project created in 2016. J. Henry Fair exhibits large format color photographs of his Industrial Scars project, recently released as a publication. Fair will join the Vicki Myhren Gallery on April 13 to deliver a talk: The Hidden Cost of Goods Sold.

In addition to photography, the exhibition features immersive installation and sculpture works. Denver artist Regan Rosburg will exhibit her Relentless Memorial. Data mining sound artist Brian House will present an original work created for the exhibition derived from research conducted by Dr. Heidi Steltzer on the Animas river in southwestern Colorado. Also notable is Susan Camp’s manipulated grown gourd sculptures, an aesthetic reinterpretation of a large scale food production growing technique.

The exhibition was curated by Jeffrey Keith, curatorial consultant to the Vicki Myhren Gallery and adjunct faculty at the University of Denver School of Art & Art History.

Artists in the exhibition: Katherine Ball, Susan Camp, J. Henry Fair, Brian House, Chris Jordan, Edward Lane McCartney, Michael Menchaca, Mari Omari, Phaedra Pezzullo, Anthony Porcaro, Regan Rosburg, Amy Scofield, Dr. Heidi Steltzer, Steve Wiman.

Storm Warning Public Events
All events are free and open to the public
  • Symposium: On Balance: Art, Science and Politics in the 21st Century
Thursday April 13, 12-5pm with an artist talk by J. Henry Fair at 5pm: "The Hidden Cost of Goods Sold"
  • Film Screening of The Plastic Ocean
Thursday April 13, 7pm in partnership with the Colorado Environmental Film Festival with Q&A to follow

Vicki Myhren Gallery
Shwayder Art Building
University of Denver School of Art & Art History
2121 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210
303.871.2846

http://www.du.edu/art/myhrengallery.html

 

Visions West: Justin Colt Beckman and Gail Tremblay

Freeze Frame: Justin Colt Beckman and Gail Tremblay

Visions West Contemporary

March 10 - 31, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 10th 6-8pm
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Justin Colt Beckman - How The West Was Won

Visions West Contemporary is excited to present Justin Colt Beckman and Gail Tremblay in Freeze Frame, a concurrent exhibition to celebrate the 2017 Month of Photography Denver. The exhibition will feature two Washington State artists featuring Beckman’s photo based prints and Tremblay’s traditional baskets woven from film.

JUSTIN COLT BECKMAN

Based around an investigation of the unique characteristics of small-town life and the rural landscape, Justin Colt Beckman's work explores the dichotomy of urban and rural cultures, their associated stereotypes, and the effects each has on the other. Essentially a city boy with country boy tendencies, he uses photo-based works, film/video, sculpture, installation, and new-media to engage with and better understand his rural surroundings.

Most recently, his work has focused on the historic nature of the urban/rural dichotomy and the relationships between the industrialized and technologically advanced parts of the American Union and rural cultures existing in the farmlands and frontier territories. "How the West Was Won," for example, is a series of digital collages that juxtaposes contrasting subjects, such as atomic clouds and Native Americans, or cowboys and B-52 Bombers, as a way to reinterpret the story of the American Union's expansion into the Western Territories.

GAIL TREMBLAY

Utilizing recycled film from broken down 35mm trailers, old 16mm films being thrown out by libraries as well as old student films, Gail Tremblay uses traditional weaving methods to create film baskets instead of the traditional material of ash splint and sweet grass. Tremblay is of Iroquois and Micmac descent and learned the traditional weaving methods as a young girl. As a professor at Evergreen State College she began using out-takes from student films to create the baskets. Tremblay found using the recycled film allowed her to manipulate a medium that has historically been used by filmmakers to create and further stereotypes of American Indians. She has added to this irony by choosing footage from titles that suit the artists themes as well as stitches that support subject of the piece. For example, in “Somethings Are More Serious Than Play” the artist uses pieces from a documentary film about Montana Indian Children as well as a Porcupine stitch to underscore the prickly nature of Indian—white relations.

Visions West Contemporary
1715 Wazee St.
Denver, CO 80202
303.292.0909
Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
http://visionswestcontemporary.com

 

Mike Wright: Jeff Klapperich

Jeff Klapperich: “Metamorphosis: Transmutations”

Mike Wright Gallery

March 10 - 31, 2017

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Mike Wright Gallery is pleased to present “Metamorphosis: Transmutations,” a Month of Photography solo show by Colorado native Jeff Klapperich. This exhibition represents a culmination of Klapperich’s multidisciplinary studies, transforming the human figure into elemental abstractions of shape, color and texture, using photographic and ceramic materials with a focus on their inherent alchemical properties.

A Colorado native now living in Brooklyn, Jeff Klapperich has spent the last decade specially developing a complex, multistage process involving drawing and ceramics, ultimately producing an analogue photograph combining the two. This unique process was dramatically showcased at Mike Wright Gallery during Denver's 2015 Month of Photography with series “Metamorphosis,” an exploration of the phenomenon of change in the cosmos, in nature, in art and in human life through its inclusion of these various mediums.

Klapperich's unique and complicated process starts with a photo of a figure in a studio. From this he creates a drawing and a crude, ceramic sculpture, allowing him to accentuate or oppose the forms that are present in the original image. The clay has an infinite number of textures and a capacity for dimension while remaining structural and anonymous. The final photograph is an image of the sculpture captured using creative techniques in lighting and exposure and shot through acetate paintings in a large format camera. “With each step of the process, the image is altered, getting further from the reality of the model but closer to an artistic truth,” says Klapperich.

Mike Wright Gallery
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
303.590.9800
http://www.mikewrightgallery.com

 

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