Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

Edge: Joshua Goss and Hee-Hun Cho

Joshua Goss and Hee-Hun Cho

Edge Gallery

May 26 - June 19, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 27, 6-10pm
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Hee-Hun Cho, Cindy Trevizo, Michael Lemke, and Lissabel Davila - Untitled (detail) Clay and metal

Joshua Goss: "Uplift! 2.0"

Plate tectonics are responsible for the large-scale motion of the Earth's lithosphere. Subduction and consequential melting of an oceanic plate under a continental plate creates volcanism and the associated uplift necessary for mountain ranges to rise.

Layers of iron and steel are super-heated and subjected to massive pressure as an analog to geological processes. The resulting landscape relates to the faulting and material deformation associated with the collision of tectonic plates and the consequential uplift of mountain ranges.

Colorado is synonymous with the Rockies. This exhibition will relate the sublime nature of geological time to the human perception by visually telling the story of the Rocky Mountains that we experience today.

Hee-Hun Cho, Cindy Trevizo, Michael Lemke, and Lissabel Davila: "Duende"

Collaborative exhibition about the mysterious power that a work of art has to deeply move a person and the qualities of passion and inspiration.
Edge Gallery
3658 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211-3037
Thu: 2-8pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat:12-8pm, Sun: 12-5pm


Ice Cube: Four Artist Shows

Four Artist Shows at the Ice Cube Gallery

May 26 - June 18, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 27, 6 - 9 PM
  • First Friday: June 3, 6 - 9 PM
  • Ron Gerbrandt - "Extra. ordinary" features 10 paintings done by Ron about commonplace things in or around his studio
  • Jesse Myers - "Gary Myers - Fronteras" featuring three pieces as reactions to everyday life
  • Sarah Rockett - "It Beter Be Made of Gold" focuses on the human construction of 'value' as it relates to luxury cultue and our fellow humankind
  • Karen Roehl - "Encore!" features Karen Abstract Expressionist paintings using a limited color and tonal palette
Ice Cube Gallery at the Dry Ice Factory
3300 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
Fri: 12-9pm; Thu/Sat: 12-5pm


Richard Renaldi: Touching Strangers at FCMoA

Richard Renaldi: Touching Strangers

Fort Collins Museum of Art

May 27 - July 24, 2016

Elaine-and-ArlyRichard Renaldi - Elaine and Arly, New York, New York, 2012

Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Renaldi pairs his subjects up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones.

Renaldi creates spontaneous and fleeting relationships between strangers for the camera, often pushing his subjects beyond their comfort levels. These relationships may only last for the moment the shutter is released, but the resulting photographs are moving and provocative, and raise profound questions about the possibilities for positive human connection in a diverse society.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm


Core: Deborah Williams and Daniel House Kelly

Deborah Williams and Daniel House Kelly: Home & Garden

Core New Art Space

May 26 - June 12, 2016

  • Opening reception: Friday, May 27 from 6-9 pm
  • In the Annex: State of Unions by the Women’s Caucus for Art, juried by Hillary DePolo
Kelly-DriveThruDaniel House Kelly - Drive Through

Home & Garden features two artists' work that begins from using deconstructed and found material and objects. The end result for Daniel House Kelly are images that present appropriated material in new ways, providing the viewer with a new perspective of what it means to be at home. Williams’ outdoor mosaics add a riot of color, fun and energy to gardens, patios and trees.

State of Unions
Sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado Chapter

39 Artists representing 17 states were chosen by Hilary DePolo to show their work in the “State of Unions” Show. Union, separation, harmony, broken promises;; this theme may be about relationships of people, nations, objects, politics, science. Explore this theme broadly in any media including paint, collage, photography, clay, sculpture, print and/or drawing. The juror, Hilary DePolo, independent art consultant, owner and director of Alpha Gallery in Denver, published poet and host of a monthly radio show on the Denver art scene, was looking for work that says a lot in a small space; an intense or unique exploration of theme. Competent use of the media chosen, strong compositional sense, a refined use of color and professionalism of presentation all influenced her jurying.

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


RedLine: ArtCorps Mentoring Second Annual Youth Exhibition

ArtCorps Mentoring Second Annual Youth Exhibition 2016

Student Work Inspired by Social Issues


May 26 - June 6, 2016

  • Opening Reception Thursday, May 26 from 4-6pm
  • Featuring works by: ArtCorps Youth Artists and Artist Mentors
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ArtCorps Mentoring is a year-long mentorship between community artists and youth at Whittier School, and a six week pilot mentorship at Manual High School. Both are under-resourced neighborhood schools in Five Points. Through a one-on-one mentorship, students explore the arts and design a social engagement project related to their lives and communities. In collaboration with their mentor, students act as socially engaged artists and learn to approach life with the inquiring mind of an artist.

Youth Artists: Tya Allen, Carlos Casillas, Evan Espinoza, Ines Escobedo, Aspen Johnson, Miguel Martinez, Dominique Molina, Caleb Moore, Brandy Peabody, Cesar Salas, Kylah West, Lee’Nyzha Wilson

Artist Mentors: Robert Bell, Courtney Charles, Jennifer Ghormley, Lilli Hokama, Mallory McPherson, Eli Mueller, Michelle Nichols, Daisy Patton, George Perez, Mike Roderique, Summer Sleight, Niki Whiteman

2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm


DIA: Rosane Volchan O’Conor

Rosane Volchan O’Conor: Acúmulo

Denver International Airport: Main Terminal

May 24 - July 31, 2016

diaPhoto courtesy of Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport (DEN) presents the new temporary art exhibit, “Acúmulo,” an installation that depicts a loosely interpreted microbiological habitat. Acúmulo is Portuguese for “growth by continued additions.”

Artist Rosane Volchan O’Conor’s biomorphic creation, a world of paramecium, spores and neurons, is composed of materials that include neon light, ceramic, wood, metal and found objects such as: luffa sponges from her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; porcelain-dipped Spanish moss from her years in Houston; and industrial materials from Denver International Airport’s recycling collection. The exhibition, an experiential installation created specifically for the DEN Gallery, is on display now through the end of July on the west side of level 5 of the Jeppesen Terminal, near the north security screening area.

About the artist:

Rosane Volchan O’Conor, originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was introduced to the visual arts and music early in life. Her studies of biology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and of music at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium have had a continuing influence upon her creative process. O'Conor is represented by Goodwin Fine Art in Denver.


Denver International Airport
Main Terminal Level 5 Art Gallery
8500 Peña Boulevard
Denver, CO


DBG: Viviane Le Courtois

Raw, Cooked, Fermented: Works by Viviane Le Courtois

Denver Botanic Gardens - Gates Garden Court Gallery

May 25 - July 31, 2016

  • Reception: Wednesday May 25, 5:30-7:30; Artist Talk: 6:30pm

Denver-based artist Viviane Le Courtois’ work centers on social engagement, often bringing people together around food. Tinged with humor, her self-described “series of experiments” addresses the essence of grown ingredients, the communal nature of eating and the role of chance in everyday life.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206


LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner: #TAKEMEANYWHERE

LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner: #TAKEMEANYWHERE

BMOCA (live feed of the month long performance)

May 23 – June 23, 2016


For the next month, starting at noon today, LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner invite the public to take them anywhere.

Each day, the trio will tweet their coordinates using the #TAKEMEANYWHERE hashtag, and wait for a ride. Whoever then appears will have the opportunity to take the artists wherever they so choose.

LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner will repeat this process each day for the duration of the project, with their path entirely in the hands of the public.

Their journey can be tracked in real time online at http://takemeanywhere.vice.com and viewed in person at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, Colorado and The Finnish Institute in London, England.

The American road trip has long been symbolic of a collective yearning to seek out beauty and truth within a corrupt nation. As part of MediaLive 2016’s Corruption theme, #TAKEMEANYWHERE asks, can we find such truths within the corrupted networks of society, and preserve something of the utopian naivety of the Internet age?

#TAKEMEANYWHERE is commissioned by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and The Finnish Institute in London. VICE Media is the media partner for this project. Supported by Frame Contemporary Art Finland.

Art collective LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner comprises Luke Turner (b. Manchester, UK), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (b. Helsinki, Finland) and Shia LaBeouf (b. Los Angeles, USA). Their practice explores connection, collaboration and creation across the networks.

Past projects and performances include #STARTCREATING and #IAMSORRY (both LA, 2014), #METAMARATHON (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2014),#FOLLOWMYHEART (SxSW, Austin, 2015), #INTRODUCTIONS (with St Martins BA Fine Art, London, 2015), #ALLMYMOVIES (New York, 2015), and most recently #TOUCHMYSOUL (FACT, Liverpool, 2015).

About BMoCA

The mission of Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is to be a catalyst for creative experiences through the exploration of significant art of our time. As a non-collecting institution, BMoCA presents rotating exhibitions and programs that stimulate active participation in the global dialogue about contemporary art. In 2016, BMoCA celebrates its 44th year as a cultural cornerstone of its community.

BMoCA’s MediaLive festival includes performances, workshops, and dialogue by visiting international new media artists and experts working at the intersection of the digital with culture. MediaLive 2016, presented in collaboration with Boulder Startup Week, is curated on the theme of corruption, which is explored in this year’s festival from a myriad of angles, from the sociopolitical to the manipulation of data.

BMoCA is located at 1750 13th Street in downtown Boulder, Colorado. The museum’s hours are Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; closed Monday. Museum admission is $1 for adults; free for youth under 12 and BMoCA members. Free admission to the museum is offered every Saturday and on Wednesdays from 4–8 p.m. during the Boulder Farmers’ Market season. BMOCA.org / 303.443.2122

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302


Walker Fine Art: Altering Natural Perceptions

Altering Natural Perceptions

Walker Fine Art

May 20 - July 9, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday May 20th from 5-9pm
  • Featuring Lee Heekin, Derrick Breidenthal, Kellie Cannon, Karin Schminke, Don Quade, Norman Epp & Bonny Lhotka
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Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Space: Modern Structure

Modern Structure

Featuring New Work by: Howard Hersh, Krista Svalbonas, Steven Baris, Frank T Martinez & Jodie Roth Cooper

Space Gallery

May 19 - July 2, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Thursday May 19th from 6-9pm
  • Refreshments provided by All Love Catering

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Read more: Space: Modern Structure

Sync: Presence

Presence: Paintings by James Bohling and Cyncie Winter

Sync Gallery

May 19 - June 11, 2016

  • Opening reception: May 20th from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: June 3rd from 6-9pm
JBohling April-Storming
James Bohling - April Storming, Acrylic on Canvas, 36”x36”

Cyncie Winter and James Bohling, announce their second exciting collaborative exhibition, entitled "Presence," opening at SYNC Gallery in the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver on May 19 and continuing through June 11.

Working with the unifying theme of what it means to be present and to be aware of what is present, Winter and Bohling assert that if we can open ourselves to what is happening in the Now, we can recognize that sense and spirit of Place and Home where we long to be and to come back to—and that we can then respond to whatever is calling to us through the clarity of light, the smell of the earth, or the essence of Something Coming Through that can assure us we are not alone.

Bohling and Winter know that the creative process encourages us to be aware of what is Present as we attend to what is emerging from the marriage of paint and canvas. Bohling’s vast and compelling landscapes invite us to enter the spaciousness of land and sky joined together in a symphony of color and light. Winter’s mystical musings in black and white and gold explore the mysterious power of dream and symbol in our lives and the question “What is this life becoming?” Both painters remind us of the immense gifts of awakening to Presence.

Cyncie-Winter Peace
Cyncie Winter - The Peace of Wild Things, Acrylic on Canvas, 24”x24

SYNC Gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary abstract and conceptual works by a collective of emerging and established artists. Each month select members display exciting work with a wide freedom of expression. Located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver – known for its vibrant arts scene – SYNC Gallery has become a destination for art lovers. Gallery hours: Thursday 1-4, First & Third Friday 6-9, other Fridays 1-4, Saturday 12-4 or by appointment.

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



Pirate: Laura Phelps Rogers: Home Economics

Laura Phelps Rogers: Home Economics

Pirate Contemporary Art

May 20 - June 5, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday May 20th from 6-10 p.m.
  • Closing Reception to follow artist talk: Saturday June 4th 6-9 p.m.
  • Associate's Gallery: Home Economics 101: an invitational exhibition curated by Laura Phelps Rogers
HOME ECONOMICS - A continuation of the investigations begun in Laura's exhibitions A Woman's Work Is Never Done, 2012 and Wash Rinse Repeat, 2014, both pertaining to the traditional roles of women, cultural expectations and changing roles. The artist combines familiar domestic objects and ideas, fabricated and collected, in a manner designed to invite viewers to interpret or reinterpret the fanciful and surreal installations. There will be an edible element to the exhibition in conjunction with the events.

HOME ECONOMICS 101 - An Invitational Exhibition designed to play off Laura's show - where the artists were invited to respond to the show title.

Pirate: Contemporary Art
3655 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM


Valkarie: Eye Wish

Eye Wish: New Works by Lisa Luree & Zachary Reece

Valkarie Gallery

May 18 - June 12, 2016

  • Opening Reception, Friday, May 20, 6 - 9pm


Lisa Luree (left) and Zachary Reece (right)


"Eye Wish" is coming to Valkarie Gallery - bringing a visual feast of resident artist Lisa Luree's bright and colorful works along with guest artist Zachary Reece's contrasting and hypnotic black and white wonders. Peek into those Windows of the Soul and feel the visionary power of sight as we celebrate the Eye.

For more information visit http://www.valkariefineart.com or http://www.bone-diva.com

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Next: Richard Anderson and Laura Ellstrom

nextThe Territorial Perspective: New Paintings by Richard Anderson

Scratching the Surface: New Works by Laura Ellstrom

Next Gallery

May 19 - June 5, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 20th at 5pm
Richard Anderson: The Territorial Perspective

"The task of every modern artist is to stake out an area of art history that belongs only to them and defend in fiercely--The Territorial Imperative. This is my Territorial Imperative." -Richard Anderson.

New works by Laura Ellstrom: Scratching the Surface

Wherever one goes, life has a way of bombarding you with advertisements and advice about who you should be. This intrusion comes in myriad forms: “guys prefer girls with long hair”, “boys aren’t supposed to cry”, “afros are inappropriate for the workplace”, “cursing isn’t ladylike”, “tips to avoid sexual assault”, “pink isn’t for boys”, “your biological clock is ticking”, “get a beach-ready body in minutes”... As I grew up, I heard offhand phrases like these from every direction. Most of the time, it’s dismissed as an ingrained way of thinking - “the way things are”. It can be hard to incite change when, often, this doesn’t come from a hateful place. However, that does not mean that a lifetime of unsolicited policing doesn’t leave a lasting impression. These works are my personal call to alter the way we regard what it means to be female in this day and age.

In a digitally connected society, it is now easier than ever for people to candidly express what they are feeling at any given moment, and yet so many feel their cries fall on deaf ears, or stay silent in fear of social stigma. “Scratching the Surface” deals with the issues that still need to be normalized in conversation, whether it be depression relating to body image, or growing up and into one’s sexuality, or choosing to be childless, or finding strength after an abusive relationship. Each drawing is a facet of myself and the women I choose to surround myself with, portraits of everyday unspoken words.  

NEXT Gallery
3659 Navajo St.
Denver, Colorado 80211


RMCAD: Patricia Lois Nuss & James Reiman

Patricia Lois Nuss & James Reiman: You Must Have A Really Nice Camera

Philip J. Steele Gallery at Rocky Mountain college of Art + Design

May 12 - July 1, 2016

  • An Exhibition of Photography
  • Opening Reception with Patricia Lois Nuss: Thursday, June 2nd from 4-7pm
JamesReimanphotography by James Reiman at RMCAD

Philip J. Steele Gallery
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214


Zip 37: Geeky Tendencies: New Works by Kym Bloom

Geeky Tendencies: New Works by Kym Bloom

Zip 37 Gallery

May 13 - 29, 2016


This show continues to explore my fascination with classic video games and the geeky loves of my youth. There’s a beauty in the simplicity of the video games characters that was a by-product of limited technology. I believe that limitations foster creativity and this is seen clearly in how iconic these characters have become, and how they continue to make their way into movies, art and popular culture. Creating them out of candy adds not only a three-dimensional feel to their pixels, but also infuses a bit of childhood in them.

Zip 37
3644 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Thu: 5-8pm; Fri: 6-10pm
Sat/Sun: Noon-5pm


Art Gym: Made

MADE: Art Gym Members’ Exhibition

Art Gym Denver

May 12 - June 1, 2016

  • Thursday May 12 from 5 - 8 pm: Opening Reception, live performance by Akoya Dance
  • Saturday May 21 from 12 - 2 pm: Artist talk with Randy Burns, jewelry designer 

For this members-only exhibition, Art Gym asked its member artists to collaborate and connect with each other. Art Gym is the creative home of printmakers, metalsmiths, jewelers, sculptors, illustrators, graphic designers, dancers, chefs, writers, actors, painters, digital artists, textile artists, digital photographers, designers, and more.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220
Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm



David Cook: The Art of Anna E. Keener

A Zest for Life & Paint: The Art of Anna E. Keener (1895-1982)

David Cook Galleries

May 13 – July 9, 2016

  • A Retrospective Exhibition and Sale held in conjunction with the Birger Sandzèn Memorial Gallery
  • Opening Reception: Thursday May 12 from 5:30-8pm
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The Good Earth, oil, 1952, 20.25 x 24 inches

The Sandzèn Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas is presently displaying 50 works by Anna Keener. In May, the exhibition will travel to Denver and the majority of the pieces, as well as approximately twenty additional works, will be made available for purchase.

Click Here to View the Exhibition Catalog

David Cook Galleries
1637 Wazee St.
Denver, CO 80202


DPL: Herndon Davis: Journalist and Painter

Herndon Davis: Journalist and Painter

Western History Art Gallery at the Denver Public Library

May 14 - August 31, 2016

dpl.davisHerndon Davis - "Face on the Barroom Floor"

Tom Noel and Craig Levitt, authors of Herndon Davis: Painting Colorado History, will give a presentation in the Gates Meeting Room as part of the opening reception on Sunday May 15th at 2:30pm.

Western Art Gallery
Denver Public Library, Central Branch (5th Floor)
10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
Mon and Tues: 10am - 8pm
Wed to Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 9:00am – 5pm
Sun: 1-5pm


Sally Centigrade: Arna Miller and Tripper Dungan

Not Unexpected Anymore: Arna Miller and Tripper Dungan

Sally Centigrade Art Gallery

May 12 - June 11, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19th, 5-9:30pm

Nothing is quite as fun as odd couple pairings, and this couple is plenty odd. Tripper Dungan brings anthropomorphic characters to life in 3d (using polarized glasses) with loud garish colors in tripped out LSD worlds. Arna uses a wry sense of humor and a vintage Americana feel to create posters that equal are parts nostalgic and hilarious. Perhaps the weirdest part: somehow when they are together it feels like a perfect match.

The show will feature new work from both artists, as well as a series of decorated matchboxes that are a collaboration between Arna Miller and Ravi Zupa. Making the night even more fun, Mockery Brewery will be on hand to serve their tasty beers.

Arna Miller is a Denver based screen printer and mixed media artist, founder of Treasure Prizes Poster & Illustration. Her work incorporates narrative elements, as well as often having a persuasive (as if an advertisement or propaganda) feeling mixed with timeless imagery. A graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder, she also teaches screen printing classes and is a regular collaborator with Denver artist Ravi Zupa.

Tripper Dungan is a Portland based painter best known his distinctive style and characters, with a history of everything from dressing as a live piñata for music videos, to performing shadow puppet theater and creating a 7 ft tall robot head mini-golf challenge. His art is frequently featured in a number of magazines, including being currently featured in Hi-Fructose.

In addition to the art show, a full range of prints from more than 15 different artists including Eric Joyner, Camilla d’Errico and Tara McPherson will be on hand and for sale. 

Sally Centigrade Art Gallery
1423 Larimer St. (Downstairs Walkway, Suite 080)
Denver, CO 80202


Spark: Joyce Coco and Madeleine Dodge

Joyce Coco and Madeleine Dodge

Spark Gallery

May 12 - June 12, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 13th, 6-9pm
  • Closing coffee with the artists: Sunday, June 12th, 1-4pm
  • Deborah Bryon in the North Gallery
Joyce Coco, Earth Bubbles, Oil, 2016

Joyce Coco: Make it Square

As geologic time is revealed through rock layers, my painting are revealed through the layers of paint. These layers reflect my life and time-a relative blink of the eye. I tell my story through the interplay of solid colors and shapes, covering the entire picture plane with squares or against the vast atmospheric backgrounds. See more of her work at http://www.joycecoco.com

Madeleine Dodge, Rust Series, Late Summer No. 14, Archival Gliclee Print, 2016

Madeleine Dodge: Rust

My work as an artist focuses on exploring beauty and transcendence in the most ordinary and mundane of things; whether cross walks on the street, barcodes, old art tools or scrap metal. Over the past ten years, I have collected and arranged raw steel squares in our garden, allowing the passage of time and the elements to oxidize and transform them by stages into rust. This process created a record of natural events, which translated into over 100 digital images, many shown in grids. Working with Nocerino Editions, archival giclées were produced on a variety of grounds, with my doing hand work on some. The images reveal a kind of hidden life and the activity of energies beyond our immediate perception. Like paths of Ch’i or the work of an anonymous alchemist, perhaps you will see here the cosmos, a glimpse into a mystical landscape or microbes- it’s up to you." See more of her work at http://www.joycecoco.com

In the North Gallery
Deborah Bryon: Alchemy Revisited

In Jungian Depth Psychology, the alchemical process of turning lead into gold symbolically represents movement from unconscious to consciousness, in both spiritual development and the psychoanalytic process. The images found in each of these paintings were taken from 15th century drawings, as a point of departure - each depicting an aspect of psychic transformation and growth. They have been reinterpreted in an automatic process through gesture and color.

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM


Abend: Contemporary Figuration 2016

Contemporary Figuration

Abend Gallery

May 13 – June 18, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday May 13, 6-9 pm
snyder-britton-pool-48x36-oilSnyder Britton - Pool - 48x36 - Oil

In its second year running, Abend Gallery presents Contemporary Figuration featuring a large survey of works from artists who exhibit some of the most exceptional perspectives on figurative painting today. The exhibition opens Friday May 13 with the reception from 6-9 p.m., and runs through June 18.

From emerging to well established, the range in artists is just as wide as the subjects they capture. Even more so, stylistically there are works which embody more traditional methods of execution while others tend towards the contemporary. From the moody, hyper-realist works of Daliah Ammar to the gestural; haunting portraits of Britt Snyder, to the technologically inspired works of Valentin Fischer, there is something for every viewer. While some pieces highlight the beauty and physicality of their subjects like those exemplified in the works of Anna Rose Bain, others have more psychological overtones, such as those seen in the work of Zack Zdrale. With paintings crossing genres, styles, themes, and even continents, these differences serve to highlight the rich, multi-faceted world of figurative painting.

Contemporary Figuration is an argument that high-caliber figurative work has a place in Denver, and that local and regional artists have an important voice to contribute to the genre. Curators Dave Ethridge and Connor Serr have carved out a niche within the local art scene, exhibiting some of the most exciting and note-worthy works from some of the most reputable and ground-breaking portrait artists working today. Throughout the past year Ethridge and Serr have worked to not only foster interest in this genre but to create a dialogue around the larger themes that exist within the realm of figurative painting. As a viewer one will find that there is much more to be discovered and discussed when examining the paintings, extending well past the already established ideas and concepts one typically thinks of. By focusing their curatorial eye not only on well established artists but widening the scope to include many emerging artists. There are a lot of new ideas and techniques to explore, making this exhibition an ever-evolving and important event in the context of the contemporary art scene.

Other artists in the exhibition include: Rebecca Mason Adams, Jaclyn Alderete, Jennifer Balkan, Alex Beck, Linda Tracey Brandon, Victoria Castillo, James Crandall, Judith Dickinson, Jacob Dhein, Kathiucia Dias, Kim English, Alpay Efe, Alia El-Bermani, Mary Chiaramonte, Michael Dowling, Delfin Finley, Teresa Elliott, Thorgrimur Einarsson, Anna Hammer, Johanna Harmon, Derek Harrison, Justin Hopkins, Olga Krimon, Sergio Lopez, Shana Levenson, Nicolas Martin, Joseph Martinez, Jennifer McChristian, Peggy McGivern, Ryan Morse, Blake Neubert, Karen Offutt, Gage Opdenbrouw, Tammi Otis, Matthew Paoletti, Jane Radstrom, Rob Rey, Devon Rodriguez, Matthew Saba, Hiroshi Sato, Kirsten Savage, Mark Bradley Schwartz, Che Smith, Suzy Smith, Britt Snyder, Clyde Steadman, Eric G. Thompson, Sharon Pomales-Tousey, Hsin-Yao Tseng, Michael Van Zeyl, Emilio Villalba, and John Wentz.

Abend Gallery
2260 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80206
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm



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