Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

RMCAD: Elena Gunderson and Emily Moore

Soul Consumption: Elena Gunderson and Emily Moore

RMCAD Alumni Gallery

September 15 - December 14, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Thursday September 18th from 5-7pm
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The Alumni Gallery at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Soul consumption by artists Elena Gunderson and Emily Moore. Elena Gunderson and Emily Moore both graduated from the Illustration department at RMCAD. They will be exhibiting paintings and drawings completed since graduating from RMCAD.

Elena's paintings are a visualization of her imagination. Using watercolor, gouache, and fabric dye, she concocts dreamlike, psychedelic, scenarios; that leave an open-ended narrative. The base influence for her work is derived from her childhood in the nineties; however, she has various outlets for her inspiration, including historical iconography, pop culture, color, and patterns. She is observant of the world around her, and will try to find the absurd in the mundane. Her art intends to evoke fantasy, and provide a visual escape from reality. Although her paintings often carry sinister undertones, they are juxtaposed by whimsical elements, as well as sense of humor. Her ambition is not simply to invite the spectator to explore the outlandish nature of my mind, but to simultaneously encourage and provoke the imagination of the viewer.

Emily mixes a variety of mediums to create representational figurative works. Each piece bears a likeness to the individual that modeled for the work. However, these pieces are not to be read as portraits of said models. The model is used as a vessel to explore the artist's own world and, in this way, each is a self portrait of the artist. Emily has often likened her work to journal entries, each piece is a visual representation of an emotional observation stemming from personal experiences.

About the Artists: Elena Gunderson was born in Denver, Colorado in 1990. She paints primarily with watercolor and gouache. Elena received a scholarship to attend RMCAD in 2008, where she was able to receive an education in the arts. She graduated in 2012 with a BFA in illustration. Elena currently works, and resides in Denver, CO. Emily J Moore was born in a tiny rural town of South Dakota and raised in the suburbs of Kansas City, MO. Emily moved to Denver, CO in 2009 to pursue an education in the arts at RMCAD. She earned a BFA in Illustration, with honors, in 2012. Emily continues to live and work in the Denver, CO area.

Alumni Gallery
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
800.888.ARTS
http://rmcad.edu

 

William Havu: Homare Ideda and Nancy Lovendahl

Homare Ideda: Revisit

Nancy Lovendahl: Intercessions

William Havu Gallery

September 12 - October 18, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday September 12th 6-9 pm
  • Introducing on the mezzanine: Dennis Lee Mitchell: Smoke Drawings
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William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204
303.893.2360
http://williamhavugallery.com

 

Goodwin Fine Art: Beau Carey and Lanny DeVuono

Beau Carey: Far North

Lanny DeVuono: Outer Space

Goodwin Fine Art

September 12 - November 1, 2014

  • Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, September 12 from 5 until 8
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Goodwin Fine Art is pleased to announce a two-person exhibition of new work by Beau Carey and Lanny DeVuono. The exhibit marks the debut showing of work in the gallery by DeVuono and is the second exhibit of work for Carey at Goodwin Fine Art.

Beau Carey continues to explore the farther regions of the landscape through his recent winter residency in Denali National Park and recollections of his past 2013 residency in the Arctic Circle.

Carey's landscape based work continues to entice the viewer with their expansive skies that have subtle warm undertones created by an initial wash of color laid down on the canvas. He explores horizon lines as not just a construct that establishes background, middle ground and foreground, but rather as a boundary between surfaces. This can be seen in the paintings, Batholith and Island where one can see what lies below the waterline, allowing one to imagine what geological process created the jutting and jagged outcropping of stone that lies above.

Carey also plays with memory and vague remembrances of the encountered landscape, juxtaposing passages of abstraction and representation bringing to the forefront the artist's contemporary sensibilities. This interplay between the abstraction and representation gives the paintings an other-worldly feel, as if to say where does this landscape exist, does it exist? They become mirage-like in effect, referring back to Carey's earlier series from the Arctic Circle, Fata Morgana. The large paintings on view were developed in the artist's New Mexico studio from the on-site studies painted in the sub-zero weather of Denali National Park

Beau Carey received his MFA from the University of New Mexico. From 2010-2012 he was Artist in Residence at RedLine in Denver. His paintings from the Arctic Circle were part of the recent exhibition Magnetic North at the Avenue of the Americas Gallery in New York. His work has been included in juried exhibitions including, Icebreaker 5 curated by Dean Sobel, Ice Cube Gallery; River School, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Andrew J. Macky Gallery; Monday Afternoon, Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, juried by Lucy Lippard and Joel-Peter Witkin; Discovering & Interpreting the West: 21st Century Landscapes, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities. Carey's paintings are included in numerous private and public collections.

Lanny DeVuono's new body of work and series dealing with images real and imagined from outer space continues the artist's long held fascination with travel and in this case, galactic travel. The seven paintings comprising the show are intimate in scale, offering a bit of paradox to the series and its title Outer Space. Rather than drawing the viewer outward one is drawn inward by voids, craters and eclipsed views of imaginary planetary collisions. In the tall vertical composition titled, OS 2 one just glimpses the top and bottom of the crescent arc of a seemingly passing planet.

In DeVuono's artist statement for the show she shares the backdrop that informs the series,

"In this small series of paintings, I imagine outer space like Franz Kafka imagined the United States in his novel Amerika. Having never actually travelled to the Americas himself, Kafka, using information he received at the time, recreated a New York that was remarkably like 19th century Eastern Europe. Similarly, I imagine Mars (which is the focus of these works) using incomplete fragments of information gleaned from the Kepler telescope and other satellite imagery. So, it shouldn't surprise if the desiccated environments in this series Outer Space, remind the viewer of the southwestern United States where I currently live."

While the surface quality of the painting is flat, the paintings possess a rich velvety finish where the tracings and markings of the artist's hand is almost absent. However, when viewed up close the nuanced and detailed mark making is seen along with the many embedded layers of graphite, gesso, paint and transparent under-glazes that make up the artist's painting process. The overall matte surface harkens back to DeVouno's previous work in encaustic.

Lanny DeVuono studied graduate painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and received her MFA from Mills College. Throughout her illustrious career she has been the beneficiary of numerous awards that include; a Fulbright Fellowship, a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship, an Artist Trust, GAP Grant, (Grant for Artist's Projects), as well as many Artist Residencies such as, Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York, Jentel in Banner, Wyoming and RedLine in Denver. Ms. DeVuono's work is included in private and public collections including; Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Jundt Art Museum, King County Court House, University of Washington Medical Center, Swedish Hospital, among others. Her exhibition history includes; Faces, Places & Spaces, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities; Seattle as a Collector, Seattle Art Museum; Critical Messages, Boise Art Museum; Ars Mundi, Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the current Chair of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Colorado, Denver.


Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
303.573.1255
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5
http://www.goodwinfineart.com

 

Walker Fine Art: Shades In Time

Bonny Lhotka & Norman Epp: Shades In Time

Walker Fine Art

September 12 - November 1, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday September 12, 6-9pm
  • Artist Conversation Series: Tuesdays, September 30 and October 28, 5:30-7pm
  • Back Gallery: Melanie Grein, Chloe Hedden & Patricia J Finley
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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

 

Short Term Parking: Chris Purdie and Michele Colburn

Chris Purdie: Prose and Consequences

Michele Colburn: The Trip Wire Project 2014

Short Term Parking

September 13 - October 12, 2014

  • Opening Reception and Performance: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 6:30 – 10pm
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Short Term Parking is pleased to present a show by Chris Purdie of Pleasant Grove, Utah, along with a one night performance from Michele Colburn of Washington, D.C.

About the show:

Chris Purdie presents Prose and Consequences; a kinetic exhibition moving so slow it requires time-lapse technology to see. With clocks, strings, and a window shade positioned and set in motion, the audience will witness the beginnings of an end. Using the vernacular of objects found in any good thrift store, Purdie orchestrates a lengthy series of poetic sequences to be collapsed and condensed in the mind of each visitor. “I hope the audience becomes a participant, envisioning the eventual result or conclusion of the scenarios presented.” The exhibition will change slightly each day and result in catastrophe, privacy, and the warping of time. Please come see this exhibition about transition—beginnings, middles, and ends.

Interdisciplinary artist Michele Colburn will be working on her most recent artwork The Trip Wire Project 2014 at the opening. The Trip Wire Project 2014 was conceived and begun by the artist in April. It is made from Vietnam era military trip wire that Colburn knits together, not exclusively in the privacy of a studio, but rather in various public locations around the U.S. and Washington, DC.

Clothed in simple black linen, the artist sits wherever possible in public spaces that reference steps that led to our justifications to enter the wars or in locations where culpable politicians lied directly to the American people regarding the justifications for invasion. To date Colburn has performed this creative and often meditative act at the White House, the United Nations, in front of the Charging Bull sculpture by Arturo Di Modica near Wall Street and in front of the recruiting station in Times Square. She calmly knits one stitch representing each American soldier’s death in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and to date has completed numbers that represent over half of the casualties. Each row is comprised of 51 stitches representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. When this section is complete, she will then continue to document in a similar manner the wounded military as well as civilian deaths and wounded.

The Trip Wire Project 2014 may continue indefinitely, but preliminary calculations project its length to extend over 100 feet. It will be installed and exhibited in a solo exhibition next year, in October at the Arlington Arts Center, VA and in August, the artist will be exhibiting the piece in progress with documentary video, still photographs, and her handwritten log, in Denver, CO.

Visit the gallery by appointment for the remaining run of the show, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The show closes October 12.

About Short Term Parking: Short Term Parking. A gallery space introduced as a conceptual exercise: a temporary exhibition space with a defined life span of less than a year. As opposed to setting out with grandiose goals, Short Term Parking’s goals are simple: introduce new artists to Denver and exist as a brief moment in the changing cultural landscape of Five Points. The curatorial guidelines are equally simple: who and what should Denver see more of? A focus on out of town and emerging artists will be prevalent in the interest of community cross-fertilization.

Short Term Parking exists within the studio of artist and 2005 Westword Mastermind Award Winner Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, a sprawling former garage in Five Points. Short Term Parking is open during the opening one day a month and by appointment by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Short Term Parking
2900 Marion Street Unit 2
Denver, CO 80205
1 block east of the 30th & Downing Light Rail station
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Michael Warren: Layered Perspectives

Layered Perspectives: Stanley Bell, Angela Berkson, and Teresa Booth Brown

Michael Warren Contemporary

September 9 – October 11, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 6-9pm
  • Collector’s Friday: September 19, 6-9pm
  • First Friday: October 3, 6-9pm
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Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) presents Stanley Bell, Angela Berkson, and Teresa Booth Brown — three artists with very different takes on achieving perspective.

Stanley Bell creates architecturally-driven perspective paintings, then obliterates the work with graffiti and pop imagery. His additive process of combining paint with collage and detritus results in colorful layered topographies that burst forth with youthful energy.

Angela Berkson seduces viewers with her use of luscious pigments bound in beeswax. Her seemingly simple compositions are, in truth, complex explorations in layering colors and shapes, as well as her examination of the interplay between universal and personal symbols.

Teresa Booth Brown begins with an element of collage on panel, then builds up and tears down her oil paintings over and over again, developing strong geometries of thinly veiled colors that reveal the underlying surface imagery, like memories.

Michael Warren Contemporary presents contemporary artwork with an emphasis on materials and process. Additionally, MWC showcases highlights from the van Straaten Gallery and Riverhouse Editions, consigned collections of fine art prints.

MWC is located at 760 Santa Fe Drive, in the Arts District’s anchor space, which formerly housed the Sandy Carson Gallery, the van Straaten Gallery and most recently, the gallery for the Art Students League of Denver.

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

 

Vertigo: Mia Mulvey and Amanda Small

Mia Mulvey and Amanda Small: Thaumazein

VERTIGO Art Space

September 11 - October 25, 2014

  • Artist Reception: Thursday, September 11 from 6–9 pm; Artists will be present
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About the Work

Artists Mia Mulvey and Amanda Small have been working collaboratively to create an installation titled Thaumazein. The word, a Greek verb meaning "to wonder", is both contradictory and oppositional, rational and irrational, and has clear associations with looking and seeing. Thaumazein implies that one gets a glimpse of this unexpressed world and the spaces in-between.

Using symbols, fragments, echoes, and traces as frameworks from their global and physical locations, they intermix these with indications from their personal, domestic landscapes. Mulvey and Small are creating a visual conversation about place and character through vestiges of the world they live in, both shared and separate.

Through this ongoing conversation Mulvey and Small are expanding their ideas about wonder and its philosophy. A symbolic language has been created to reveal the intangible spaces of their collaboration and dissection of the roots of the Greek word thauma: "To look at something with wonder". The results of this collaborative dialogue emerge at VERTIGO Art Space as an installation of abstracted objects and a conceptual landscape that are sure to connect with its audience to spark an intrinsic sense of wonder which must be experienced.

About the Artists

Mia Mulvey earned her BFA from Arizona State University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her ceramic sculptures are inspired by natural history, science, and early museum practices. Mia actively exhibits her work nationally and internationally, most recently at the Denver Art Museum and at Goodwin Fine Art. Her grants and awards include a Colorado Council for the Arts Artist Fellowship Grant and a Kohler Arts in Industry Residency. She is an associate professor of art at The University of Denver.

Amanda Small was raised in Chapel Hill, NC, where she cultivated a love of ceramics in the Appalachians. Her interest in intrinsic systems revealed by emergent patterns has led to work that references the internal structures found in nature, biology, and plant life, and related to systems emerging from various forms of mapping. Through this, she creates large-scale installations that reference ideas pertaining to beauty, resonance, inter-connectedness, and our experience of “place”.

She has been a visiting artist at Australia National University in Canberra, Australia, and at Unitec University in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2010 she participated in Project Network at the International Ceramic Research Center in Skaelskor, Denmark, where she continues to work on staff as the Projects Coordinator. Recently she was awarded a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship designed to support artists in their artistic and exhibition endeavors and professional development. Small resides in a dual “home”, having one foot in Denmark and the other in Toronto. 

Vertigo Art Space
960 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
303.573.VERT (8378)
http://www.vertigoartspace.com

 

Edge: Watch This Space

Jennifer Hope, Gayla Lemke and Dania Pettus: Watch This Space

Edge Gallery

September 12 - November 2, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday September 12 from 6-10pm
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Three individual artists' work is connected by the group's continuing imposed constraints of time, color and space

Edge Gallery
3658 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211-3037
303.477.7173
Fri: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
http://edgeart.org

 

DAVA: ArtBots

ArtBots

DAVA

September 12 - November 18th, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday September 12th from 4 to 7:30 pm
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ArtBots explores relationships between art and technology through a playful and artistic investigation of robots. DAVA youth created a variety of robots using found materials, drawings and short film. Art robots by guest artists Shane Evans and Dan Sorensen add another layer to the exhibition. The exhibit opens to the public Friday September 12th from 4 to 7:30 pm with a reception and a special screening of short films by DAVA students created at the Colorado Film School.

DAVA Job Training students integrated artistic and technological research into the fabrication of robots. They worked with guest artist Shane Evans to master basic technology and include movement, light and sounds. Student “artbots” are 2 to 4 feet tall and made entirely out of recycled materials. Younger students from DAVA’s Open Studio imagined robots through drawings. They also deconstructed old toys to reassemble them into interactive robots.

Guest artist Shane Evans smaller sculptural robots, made from repurposed metal, will be exhibited at DAVA. Paintings by Dan Sorensen contribute to the imaginative aspect of robots in art. Dan also inspired younger students during a robot drawing workshop at DAVA.

Short films produced by 24 DAVA Job Training students with Professor Geoffrey Chadwick at the Colorado Film School explore the theme of robots in the context of science fiction, romance, comedy or action shorts. This exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday or by appointment.

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with youth as its primary focus. For more information about our programs, visit www.davarts.org, or call DAVA at 303 367 5886. 

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
1405 Florence St
Aurora CO 80010
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm or by appointment

303.367.5886
http://davarts.org

 

Carmen Wiedenhoeft: Evan Anderman and Nina Elder

Imposition: New Work by Evan Anderman

Nina Elder: Overlook

Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery

September 12 – October 18, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 6-9pm 
  • Artists Lecture with Evan Anderman + Nina Elder: Saturday, September 27, 2pm

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Imposition: New Work by Evan Anderman

Shot from above, this series captures the vastness of the plains, interplaying the landscape’s aesthetic with evidence of mankind’s impact on this sparsely inhabited land. These photographs are at once stark and complex, expressing the cultural landscape from a unique vantage point. The work encourages viewers to question how our choices intertwine with the unappreciated beauty and integrity of lands that are often overlooked.

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Nina Elder: Overlook (in collaboration with Rule Gallery)

The word overlook has various meanings, to view from above; fail to notice; oversee; or, as a noun, a commanding position or view. With her work Elder explores each definition as she examines the visual evidence of land use in the American West and its cycles of production, consumption, and waste. By incorporating elements of humanities’ impact on the land, she highlights the effects that are often unnoticed as we expand our presence throughout the area. Elder shows that the post-industrial landscape is the physical manifestation of modern Western civilization. In doing so, she elucidates and aestheticizes the friction, frankness, necessity and beauty in the contemporary American Landscape.

Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery
3542 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205
303.351.1251
Thu-Sat: 1-6pm or by appointment
http://www.carmenw.org

 

Plus: The Golden Hour: New Paintings by Jenny Morgan

The Golden Hour: New Paintings by Jenny Morgan

Plus Gallery

September 11 - October 18, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 11th from 6-8pm
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Breakthrough Sharona, oil on canvas, 35 x 27 inches, 2014

"Adding something fresh and necessary to the genre of portraiture may seem impossible, but in that realm, Jenny Morgan is crushing it. Don't label her paintings figurative or photoreal. Her extraordinary skills for rendering the human figure are besides the point. Layers of the unconscious are revealed in the reductive abstraction of her portraits. As she grinds away at physical and metaphorical surfaces to uncover a spirit, an honest representation of "the feels" becomes visible. Many can approximate likeness, but no one can expose the soft center of the human core quite like Jenny Morgan." - Juxtapoz, September 2014

Plus Gallery opens the Fall exhibition season with The Golden Hour, the fifth solo exhibition by our most celebrated and collected painter Jenny Morgan. Morgan's latest is not just one of the most anticipated exhibitions for Plus Gallery, but one of the most significant for Denver's contemporary art community, marking the first time an artist from within has risen to national prominence via the NYC scene yet continues to maintain a strong presence in Colorado, where her collector base has always been a significant part of her career. The exhibition coincides with a pulsing surge of energy for Morgan, well beyond previous "peaks" that have been a constant companion throughout the first decade of her career. Morgan begins the fall with no less than four exhibitions commencing within the first two weeks of September, including a second solo offering at Purdue University Galleries (comprised of previously exhibited works by the artist); several paintings in her first group exhibition within the museum context, the Museum Of Contemporary Art Jacksonville's "Great Real: New American Painting," as well as inclusion with a single work in an established NYC venue group exhibition. This surge is magnified by two other major distinctions: her profile in the just-released September issue of Juxtapoz magazine (the second cover of a national arts publication for the artist before the age of 35) as well as the upcoming fall release of Juxtapoz' latest hard-cover tome "Hyperreal" in which Morgan's work also graces the cover, the first time for her with a mass-market publication. All of these elements continue Jenny Morgan's steady march towards one of the most distinguished careers in American painting today.

In the search for inner truth we often look to others to find out more about ourselves. Through the seven new paintings that comprise "The Golden Hour," we are presented with just that, albeit with much more depth and breadth. Aligning the spiritual with the physical has long been a pursuit of Morgan's and she often represents this in her work through depictions of herself and others, carefully pulling out the individuals essence as she perceives it. Working through ideas and emotions pertaining to her relationships and personal quests is a keystone of Morgan's artistic practice, one that here strikes a pure, perfect balance.

"The title, 'The Golden Hour' came to me after I was thinking about how much light I felt coming through in this new body of work. The gold hour is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer compared to when the sun is higher in the sky. The colors that occur during this time are usually a gradient moving from yellow, orange to red - which is a pallet that is reflected in each of these works." - Jenny Morgan, 2014

In this most recent series Morgan focuses on the notion of the cycle. The golden hour being that transitory period between "the end and the beginning of a cycle" where colors are at their most rich and most defined yet meld into each other seamlessly. Within this time is perhaps where Morgan is able to find a sense of clarity and resolve. It is within this space in her work that she is able to break down personal barriers, work out unconscious fears, alleviate conflict and gain a true sense of the duality that is latent within our relationships with one another. This reciprocal aspect of human nature links us together and helps us better understand ourselves through those interactions.

One of the many examples within the series is the painting "Breakthrough Sharona" where Morgan uses a friend and fellow painter as the source of inspiration to help her break down her own walls. Sharona emanates light to symbolize this desire and push through the wall that leads Morgan to her own enlightenment. In the painting "Very Strange Days Indeed" Morgan utilizes opposing skulls to show the duality of mind (or spirit, rather) and body. The skulls mirror each other, one deteriorated the other fresh and lucid, with the space in between symbolically representing the place that the soul moves through both at birth and in death. This is further explicated through the idea of infinity, which is attached to both this and another work in the series entitled "The Dangerous Realm of Infinity." In this composition the notion of infinity is playfully hinted at through Morgan's use of an interwoven hashtag, which she relates "as a portal towards infinity within cyber space." It is this unfathomable realm of the infinite that continually engages Morgan's practice, one that's in close relationship to the soul. This comes full circle for Morgan in terms of what she has been working toward throughout the series, finding a way to navigate the spaces, places, and people in our lives in order to better understand our own.

What links us together both in mind and in body synthesize and form our perceptions. While these may not always be clear, it is within moments like those captured in "The Golden Hour" that we are able to gain perspective and truth. Our relationships with one another are indicative of how we move through life and digging into what makes them good, bad, or somewhere in between is a particularly striking talent of Morgan's. It is this pursuit that allows her to navigate exciting new territory within the realm of contemporary portraiture, clearly making her one of the most fascinating and inspirational artist's working today. Her consistent development has now proven to be as natural a practice as an artist can have, and one of the most singular to engage with in depth over time.

"The Golden Hour" is presented at Plus Gallery from September 11 - October 18th, with the support of Driscoll | Babcock, New York, which now represents Morgan at an international level. Morgan's solo debut there in 2013, "How To Find a Ghost," was noted last year as one of the top 100 exhibitions of the fall season by Modern Painters, and proved to be one of the most successful exhibitions of her career to date. Plus Gallery will open her latest with an artist's reception on Thursday, September 11th from 6-8pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

"There is truth in vulnerability. What's expressed within vulnerability is raw and honest and most often the stuff that we can all relate to." - Jenny Morgan, 2014 

Plus Gallery
2501 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.296.0927
Wed-Sat: 10:00-6:00 pm
http://plusgallery.com

 

Core: The Painting Show and Terry Decker

The Painting Show

CORE New Art Space

September 11 - 28, 2014

  • Artists’ Reception: Friday, September 12, 6 - 9 PM
  • Also on display: Terry Decker, Gems of the West
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An open show focusing on "Painting" as a theme, juried by JT Urband

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

 

1801 California: Michael Gadlin

Michael Gadlin: Entice

1801 California Street Lobby, Denver

September 12 - November 15, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday September 12 from 5:30 - 8:30pm
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Michael Gadlin - Big Blue

Arts Brookfield continues its visual and performing arts programming at 1801 California Street with Michael Gadlin’s exhibit “ENTICE - a vision of everything underneath.” The exhibit opens on Friday, September 12 and will run through Saturday, November 15 to coincide with Denver Arts Week (November 7-15).

ENTICE uses charcoal taken from forest fires, focusing on preserving the life of what is gone by reusing and repurposing dead material. The exhibit highlights the organic process of Gadlin’s work, from the repurposed materials to the process of everything beneath the layers of his paintings.

“The simplicity of the immense open white space in the 1801 California lobby serves as an effective backdrop to communicate through scale and the palette of subtle colors,” Gadlin said. “The art will allow the viewer’s perception of the space to be more intimate, rather than feeling engulfed by the lobby’s vastness.”

The exhibit, free and open to the public Mondays through Fridays (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturdays (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.), will open on Friday, September 12 with a public reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Exhibiting in select galleries, museums and institutions nationwide, the Denver-based Gadlin has over 20 years of experience as an artist, including commissions by governments, Fortune 500 corporations, and private collectors.

“We are beyond excited to have Michael Gadlin’s exhibit gracing the lobby of 1801 California,” said Debra Simon, Vice President and Artistic Director of Arts Brookfield. “Arts Brookfield actively seeks artists with the passion and talent inherent in Michael’s work to activate our spaces and offer unique arts experiences to tenants, visitors and the Denver community.”

Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to hundreds of thousands of people for free each year at Brookfield’s office properties, which include 1801 California and Republic Plaza, located in downtown Denver. For more information on the exhibit or upcoming programming, visit the website or follow Arts Brookfield on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (@ArtsBrookfield), YouTube, Pinterest, or Vine. Follow the hashtag #ArtsBrookfield for updated information.

Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to hundreds of thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield’s premier office properties in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art. Through December 2014, Arts Brookfield celebrates its 25th Anniversary through an interactive initiative, Art Set Free. The public is invited to submit original artworks of all kinds for digital display at Brookfield’s office properties around the globe and on www.ArtsBrookfield25.com. Americans for the Arts has named Brookfield one of the ten best businesses partnering with the arts in America. For more information, visit the website, Facebook page or follow Arts Brookfield on Twitter.

 

Foothills Art Center: Rocky Mountain National Watermedia 2014

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia 2014

Foothills Art Center

September 13 - October 26, 2014

  • SCFD Family Free Day: Wednesday, October 22
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Cascade, Terry Maxwell

Foothills Art Center (FAC) is pleased to announce the 41st annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition, regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country, from September 13 through October 26, 2014. Juror Linda A. Doll carefully selected 68 distinct works of art from 616 entries, making 2014 one of the more exclusive exhibitions in recent years. The best of the nation's watermedia artists are featured in this popular exhibition, including the 2015 RMNW juror, Mark Mehaffey, and 2013 RMNW Best of Show winner, Miles Batt, Sr.

Since 1974, when community watercolor artists approached then Director Marion Metsopoulos with the idea of a national watercolor show, Foothills Art Center has established its own interpretation of this exhibition by introducing "watermedia" as its emphasis. The goal was, and still is, to reach beyond the tradition of pure watercolor and embrace innovation in water-based media that now includes acrylic, casein, gouache, egg tempera, and mixed media.

Discussing her selection process, juror Linda A. Doll stated, "I was responsive to design, technique, style and subject matter but I tried to be equally sensitive to content and concept. I believe this is an excellent and diverse exhibit with paintings that are imaginative and innovative and depict the diversity of the entrants in subject and style."

Watermedia enthusiasts and art appreciators will delight in this display of expertise and talent from the nation's top watermedia artists. Viewers will experience a wide-range of creative expression from highly articulated realism to works of abstraction. Each work of art is a careful balance between content that goes beyond the ordinary, and the highly skilled use of various watermedia processes, to achieve the artist's aesthetic goal.

Foothills Art Center's selection of Linda A. Doll as the 2014 juror demonstrates their ongoing commitment to an exhibition of the highest quality. Ms. Doll is a painter, digital photographer, graphic artist, instructor and juror. A teacher of workshops and seminars throughout the US, Mexico, Canada, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Ireland and Bali, she is the President (2012-2014), a Past-President and Life Member of the National Watercolor Society, a Past Board Member and Juror of the American Watercolor Society, and a past Board Member of Watercolor West . She is a Life Honorary Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and an Elected Life Member of the San Diego Watercolor Society.

Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
303.279.3922
http://www.foothillsartcenter.org

 

Hinterland: Jillian Piccirilli: Robinwood

Jillian Piccirilli: Robinwood

HINTERLAND

September 12 - October 3, 2014

  • Opening Night: Friday September 12, 6-11pm
  • Closing Night: Friday October 3, 6-10pm
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HINTERLAND is pleased to present a solo show of Oakland based artist Jillian Piccirilli. Opening artist reception will be on Friday September 12, 6-11p at HINTERLAND, 3254 Walnut St, Denver 80205, CO.

Oakland-based artist Jillian Piccirilli’s new series Robinwood chronicles the life of her maternal family’s past handmade homestead. A three-bedroom-two-bath set on northern Michigan cow pasture land and inspired by blueprints lifted from a Better Homes & Gardens, Robinwood was the house that her grandparents Jim and Mae King built together. The Kings’ only grandchild, Piccirilli has created an illustrated ode to the space, which had been a constant against a typical life marked by transience. Through a merging of archaic photographic printing methods and painting that mines the family’s archives and artifacts, she has attempted to mime Jim and Mae’s impulses of creation and sharing. Robinwood is a re-creation and re-telling of the story of the space, which seeks to both contain and extend the homestead's life.

JILLIAN PICCIRILLI Studied art and anthropology at Cornell University, where she was the recipient of the University’s Faculty Medal of Art and Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal of Art. She has exhibited in California, New York, Colorado, and Rhode Island, where her Providence Art Windows public art installation garnered praise in the Washington Post. She recently moved to Oakland, CA, where she serves as Director of Operations for the Oakland Art Murmur and consults privately for individual artists while maintaining her own art practice.  

To see the show by appointment: call Sabin Aell at 720.309.1764

Hinterland
3254 Walnut St.
Denver CO, 80205
http://hinterlandartspace.com

 

Von Tornow: Kim Allen

Denver Retrospective 1985-1995: Photographs by Kim Allen

Von Tornow Gallery

September 9 – 27, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 5-9pm
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Von Tornow Gallery is excited to announce an especially significant exhibition in light of the historic reopening of Union Station, as well as current renovations of prominent cultural institutions here in our Neighborhood in the Golden Triangle. Please join us for Denver Retrospective 1985-1995 - Photographs by Kim Allen, featuring Allen’s very best photographs documenting Denver’s transformation over the last 30 years. The exhibition will feature 40 crisp, high-contrast photographs that are sure to evoke memories of Denver days passed. Kim Allen’s architectural images of our favorite blossoming city are powerful, beautiful and relevant. Don’t miss a spectacular exhibition of enduring images from one of Denver’s finest photographers! “I chose to document Denver in the 1980's, at an absolutely pivotal precipice of its soulful rebirth as a city. Some buildings are gone, some remain – a city changes, growth is powerful, a symbol of our past rapidly incorporated into our fast paced present. I wanted an important era of Denver documented. Perspective of what our city of Denver was, as we integrate into our future.” - Kim Allen

Von Tornow Gallery
1255 Delaware St., Suite C
Denver, CO 80204
720.323.9021
http://vontornowgallery.com

 

Sandra Phillips: Anna Kaye: Flash Point

Anna Kaye: Flash Point

Sandra Phillips Gallery

September 12 - November 1, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 12th from 6 to 8 pm
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Anna Kaye - Bleached Pine, charcoal drawing on paper

The exhibit will feature drawings, paintings, time-lapse videos, and mixed media installations exploring the relationship between Western coniferous forests and their wildfires. A percentage of all sales will go to the Colorado State Forest Service's Bark Beetle Mitigation Fund.

The Sandra Phillips Gallery
420 West 12th Ave. (12th & Elati)
Denver, CO 80204
303.573.5969
Tue - Sat: 12:30 - 5:00 PM
http://www.thesandraphillipsgallery.com

 

MacSpa: James André

L.U.C.i.i.D.: Paintings by James André

The MacSpa

September 10 - Mid October, 2014

  • Public Reception: Saturday, September 13th, 5-8pm
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I always tell myself “You never know who you may be talking to.” I was helping some customers choose some beers at the brewery I work at when the conversation switched to art. James told me he was an artist and with the help of his good friends/business partners Matt and Sebastian they have a company called L.U.C.i.i.D. that is focused around Mr. Andrés Art. I followed up with them and when I saw the art I was impressed and even more convinced that you never know who you are talking to. They might just be that talented artist you were looking for. - Curator Eric Matelski

Public Reception will be held Saturday, September 13th, 5-8pm. Along with the art on display I will be grilling snacks out front and during the show there will be a Live Art Performance by James André, along with music by DJ Glassy. Come out and support one of Denver's hottest new artists and have some fun at the same time!

James André: From growing up in 'small town' South Carolina all the way to the big city lights of Mile High, artist James André will be showcasing his original style in acrylic painting and photography. Mr. André often explores his lucid state of dreaming to conceptualize or 'see' his artwork before he even touches the canvas. This method of conceptualization is what gives James André's art the unique look not seen in other artists.

L.U.C.i.i.D.: Loving. Unique. Creations. Intelligently. Interactively. Designed. These 6 mere words sum up the core of L.U.C.i.i.D. and what we believe in. For us, it is more than just selling art. We believe in building long lasting relationships, from the first hand shake to the final product and years after. By interactively working with our clients’ ideas, focus, and overall dream; together we will produce a truly amazing experience. If we create through love, together we have no limits. This creative evolution is actually how L.U.C.i.i.D. came to be. Three friends with similar ideas and yet completely different creative backgrounds, came together over the course of a few years to bring to you L.U.C.i.i.D.. As a growing company, in its beginning stages, we are set to bring our clients a continuously evolving product. We look forward to a future created with you.  

The MacSpa
1738 Wynkoop, Suite 103
Denver, CO 80202
303.292.0049
http://www.themacspa.com

 

Zip 37: Creatures 2014

Creatures

Zip 37 Gallery

September 12 - 28, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday September 12 from 6-10pm
  • Artists include: John Aaron, John Bonath, Christine Boyd, Mary Frank Cogbill, Pat Cronin, Sam Daily, Kyle Delling, Carla Fletcher, Mark Friday, Patti Leota Genack, Kevin Harris, Katie Hoffman, Deborah Jang, Alexander Lafranchise, DeDe LaRue, Amy Laugesen, Judi Mitchell, Claudia Roulier, Chris A. Serr, Jerry Simpson, Amber Stocker, Lin Takeuchi, Jason Theel, Sandy Toland, Russell Wrankle

 

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Zip 37 artist Pat Cronin has invited 25 artists from Colorado, California, Utah, Wisconsin and Virginia to exhibit CREATURES. The multi-media extravaganza will feature drawings, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, functional ceramics, digital work and poetry all within the theme of “creature making”. The show represents a diverse and talented group of artists whose work ranges in scale from miniature to oversized and in style from abstract to hyper realistic.

Zip 37
3644 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
303.477.4525
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM
http://zip37.com

 

Robert Anderson: Steven and Sylvia Oboler

Steven and Sylvia Oboler: Twenty-five Years in the West

Robert Anderson Gallery

September 12 - November 8, 2014

  • Opening reception: Friday, September 12 from 5-8 pm
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Continuing its tradition of presenting outstanding photography from national, regional and local artists, the Robert Anderson Gallery is proud to present its next show “Steven and Sylvia Oboler: Twenty-five years in the West.” This contemporary color photography show will run from September 12 through Nov 8, 2014.

Steven & Sylvia Kester Oboler have been serious nature photographers for more than three decades. Their photographic images have appeared in Outdoor Photographer, American Vision, multiple editions of the New England Journal of Medicine, and in Bill Fortney’s Great Photography Workshop. Following the tradition of physician/photographer Eliot Porter, the Obolers, who are practicing physicians in Denver, Colorado, are equally at home with both intimate and grand cenic landscapes. The Obolers love spending countless days traveling the back roads of the West in their 4-Runner with their cameras and dogs in tow. Steven & Sylvia were recognized as two of the best amateur nature photographers in American Vision and in Bill Fortney’s Great Photography Workshop. Several of their images have been recognized for excellence in recent Audubon Society of Greater Denver International Nature Photography Contests.

Longtime devotees of film photography, the Obolers only recently gave up their long relationship with Velvia film and made the digital switch while on a trip to visit the polar bears near Churchill, Manitoba in November 2013.

Join us to view more than 70 unique Oboler images which span three decades and which vividly capture and celebrate the American West. Some proceeds will go to the Nature Conservancy and the Dumb Friends League.  

Robert Anderson Gallery
2426 East Third Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
303.388.1332
http://robertandersongallery.com

 

RMCAD: Lauri Lynnxe Murphy: Shaken

Lauri Lynnxe Murphy: Shaken

RMCAD's Rule Gallery

September 2 - November 1, 2014

  • Opening reception: Thursday September 4th, 5 - 7pm
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The Rude Gallery at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Shaken by artist Lauri Lynnxe Murphy . The Exhibition

In Chaos Theory, the Butterfly Effect shows us that a small change in one place can create a ripple effect in our surroundings. However, sometimes our mere proximity is unwittingly malevolent and damaging. Is the viewer a benevolent presence?

This installation consists of a single interactive sculpture and related single-channel video that is reactive to the proximity of the visitor to the gallery. A lone baby carriage occupies the center of the room, housing not an infant, but a miniaturized landscape. As the viewer approaches, the gently vibrating carriage begins to shake more violently, bringing to mind the shaking of a baby, an act that can be deadly to an infant. As the viewer recedes, relative calm returns.

The title of the installation, “Shaken”, can be taken in multiple ways, both in the physical action, the reference to abuse, and the feeling one gets when we contemplate the widespread environmental destruction we all now face.

“Shaken” will run concurrent with “Lament”, a show at Leon Gallery that opens October 12. Lament will more deeply examine our relationship to the environment through several large sculptures featuring animals and oil spills, along with paintings made from bitumen, the petroleum product that travels the pipelines from the Canadian tar sands.

About the Artist: Lauri Lynnxe Murphy has spent the majority of her professional life in Denver, Colorado, where she managed to survive as a working artist since graduating from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1996. She has started co-op galleries, been a community organizer and advocate, opened galleries, studio buildings, and community screen printing shops, built exhibitions in the backs of rental trucks for the Democratic National Convention, curated shows, created spectacle and taken guerilla actions to the streets, all while maintaining a rigorous studio practice.

In 2005 she was the first recipient of Westword’s Mastermind Award in Visual Arts, and in 2006 was chosen Best Arts Advocate by the Rocky Mountain News. In 2010 she curated an exhibition for the Biennial of the Americas, titled Objectophilia, in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. She has shown her work regionally throughout the west and in Toronto, Canada. She moved to Columbus, Ohio to pursue her MFA at the Ohio State University on fellowship, and spent the summer of 2011 at the School of Visual Arts Summer Residency in New York before completing her Masters degree in 2012.

Her work is currently concerned with nature and our relationship to it, particularly in concern to mutation, illness, and the conversations and propaganda surrounding environmental politics. By employing references to the souvenir and the miniature, the abject and the uncanny, she endeavors to make ideas and materiality meet by working with living systems such as honeybees and bacteria, new technologies and socio-politically charged materials and imagery.

Rude Gallery
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
800.888.ARTS
http://rmcad.edu

 

CPAC: The Curve

The Curve: CENTER Grant & Award Winners

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

September 4 - October 11, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 4, 6.30 – 8.30 pm; 6.30 – 7.30 pm: Gallery Talks by Laura Pressley, Director of CENTER Santa Fe, and exhibition artist Jeanine Michna-Bales.
  • Artists: Adam Reynolds, Guy Martin, and Jeanine Michna-Bales
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Guy Martin: City of Dreams

This traveling show from CENTER brings together three award-winning photography projects. The Curve was originally exhibited in June 2014 at the Contemporary Art Center, Santa Fe.

Adam Reynolds: Architecture of an Existential Threat

Since its creation in 1948, the State of Israel has felt itself isolated and beset by enemies seeking its destruction. By law all Israelis are required to have access to a bomb shelter and rooms that can be sealed off in case of an unconventional weapons attack.

These shelters are the architecture of an existential threat – both real and perceived. In them can be seen Israel's resiliency as a nation, and its inability to come to terms with itself and with its neighbors in a volatile region. The resulting images offer a window into the collective mindset of the Israeli people, how they have normalized this “doomsday space” into their daily lives. Adam Reynolds is the recipient of the 2014 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT GRANT, which offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. The 2014 Juror was Lisa Hostetler; PhD, Curator, George Eastman House; formerly Curator at the Smithsonian

Guy Martin: City of Dreams

Turkish soap operas are drawing in tens of millions of viewers from Athens to Riyadh. Their rise in popularity across the Arab world and Balkan countries has made them a huge commercial success, and a vital component of Turkey’s soft power strategy. It is a way for Turkey to export its culture of secularism and wealth to an audience dying to know more about its close neighbor. In May 2013, as these shows were in their final weeks of filming for the summer season, thousands of young, secular Turks took to the streets to demonstrate against overzealous construction projects. These rallies quickly grew to wide scale protests against a series of government-backed policies that were seen to curb civil liberties and promote Islamic conservatism. City of Dreams blends fiction and non-fiction to create a fascinatingly ambiguous narrative of modern day Turkey. Guy Martin is the 2014 PROJECT LAUNCH award winner. Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working in fine art series or documentary project. Jurors: Roger Watson, Curator, Fox Talbot Museum, England; Fred & Laura R. Bidwell, Bidwell Foundation / Transformer Station; Patrick Witty, Director of Photography, Wired magazine

Jeanine Michna-Bales: Through Darkness to Light

Between 1830 and the end of The Civil War in 1865, an estimated 100,000 slaves chose to embark on a journey of untold hardships in search of freedom. Under the cover of darkness, ‘fugitives’ traveled roughly 20 miles each night traversing rugged terrain. From the cotton plantations just South of Natchitoches, Louisiana all the way north to the Canadian border, this series of photographs can help us imagine what the long road to freedom may have looked like as seen through the eyes of those who made this epic journey. Jeanine Michna-Bales is the recipient of the 2014 CHOICE AWARD/GALLERISTS’ CHOICE. The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. Juror: Steffi Schulze, Gallery Management, Camera Work, Germany.

About CPAC

CPAC is dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of photography in all forms and concepts though exhibitions, education, and community outreach. CPAC is supported by memberships and individual donations, grants from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, and by funding from the Colorado Creative Industries Division, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC)
1513 Boulder Street
Denver, CO 80211
303.837.1341
Wed-Sat: 12-6:00pm
http://www.cpacphoto.org

 

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