Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

Gildar: Sarah Schönfeld

Alien Linguistic Lab: Works By Sarah Schönfeld

Gildar Gallery

January 13 - February 18, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 13th from 7:30 - 9:30pm
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Valium Planet | 27.6 x 27.6in | C-Print on dibond | 2015

Gildar Gallery is pleased to present Alien Linguistic Lab, the US solo debut of Berlin-based artist Sarah Schönfeld. Schönfeld’s broad practice encompassing sculpture, performance, installation, and photography is informed as much by indigenous perspectivism as the spiritual dimension of science and technology. In this exhibition, Schönfeld offers a series of treatments for our current state of anxiety and alienation in a globalized society, specifically focussing on the techno-sociological conclusion that UFO's are manifestations of nuclear angst, a thesis which gained prominence in the 1950s. Schönfeld suggests that this manifestation of stress could be understood as imbalance in the spirit world and mental health issues alike. She examines several methods to escape, eliminate, include and defend these spirits or disease by comparing strategies like pharmacology, shamanism, psychotherapy, magic rituals, space travel, mythology and their different dimensions and potentialities.

Sarah Schönfeld studied under Lothar Baumgarten at The University of The Arts in Berlin. She has exhibited widely, including recent solo exhibitions at Zabriskie Point in Geneva, Galleria Mario Iannelli in Rome, Dapiran Project Space in Amsterdam. She has participated in many institutional shows, including at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Kunstverein in Wolfsburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg, the Museo Paco des Artes in Buenos Aires, the Muzeum Ludwig in Budapest, Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. Schönfeld’s work has been reviewed in publications such as Artforum, the Huffington Post, Der Spiegel, and Terremoto. She has recieved the Stiftung Kunstfonds Germany and the Villa Aurora Residency Los Angeles amongst other grants.

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment
303.993.4474
http://gildargallery.com

 

Robischon: Concurrent Exhibitions in Abstraction

Concurrent Exhibitions in Abstraction

Featuring: Stephen Westfall, Deborah Zlotsky, Jason Karolak, Kate Petley, Don Voisine, Marcelyn McNeil, Wendi Harford, Lloyd Martin

Robischon Gallery

January 12 - March 4, 2017

  • Opening reception for the artists: Thursday, January 12 from 6 - 8pm
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Deborah Zlotsky - Pittsburgh Left - Oil on Canvas - 72x60"

Robischon Gallery is pleased to present eight concurrent painting exhibitions of contemporary abstraction by nationally and regionally-recognized artists.  Featuring a range of large-scale to small-scale works by Stephen Westfall (NY), Deborah Zlotsky (NY), Jason Karolak (NY), Kate Petley (CO), Don Voisine (ME), Marcelyn McNeil (TX), Wendi Harford (CO) and Lloyd Martin (RI), the extensive exhibition will include a vivid fifty-foot geometric wall mural by Stephen Westfall and a conceptually-based drawing and painting installation by Deborah Zlotsky.  The artists’ varied vocabularies and applications are revealed as each painter investigates the nature of their respective approach toward abstraction by utilizing dynamic linear systems, spatial illusion, exuberant color or the repetition of geometric and curvilinear forms. Through the specific means of their individual progressive practices, the artists’ expansive territory of Modernist thinking is further considered, re-contextualized and illuminated.

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

 

Walker Fine Art: Amalgamated Contemplation

Amalgamated Contemplation

Featuring: Ben Strawn, Roland Bernier, Kellie Cannon, Brandon Reese, Angela Beloian

Walker Fine Art

January 13 - March 4, 2017

  • Opening Reception: January 13, 2017, 5-9pm
  • First Friday Receptions: February 3, 2017, 5-8pm and March 3, 2017, 5-8pm
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Angela Beloian

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

 

Sandra Phillips: Directors Choice

Directors Choice: Anna Kaye, Margaret Kasahara, Sue Simon and Irene Delka McCray

Sandra Phillips Gallery

January 13 - March 4, 2017

  • Opening Artist Reception: Friday, January 13, 5 - 8 pm
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“Full Circle-She” oil/canvas 48 x 48 by Margaret Kasahara

Gallery Director Sandra Phillips opens the 2017 exhibit schedule with her personal selection of four artists demonstrating  contemporary relevance yet with a timeless quality in their work.  The interconnected relationships in art, science, identity, and unifications are explored.

Sandra Phillips Gallery
47 W. 11th Ave. (11th & Acoma)
Denver, CO 80204
303.931.2991
http://www.thesandraphillipsgallery.com

 

Myhren: Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

Vicki Myhren Gallery at The University of Denver

January 12 - February 26, 2017

  • Opening reception: Thursday, January 12th from 5-8pm
  • Artists in the exhibition: James Aldridge, Huma Bhabha, Louise Bourgeois, Edward Burtynsky, Matt Calderwood, Aristarkh Chernyshev, Tony Cragg, Salvador Dali, Desiree Dolron, Marcel Dzama, Laura Ford, Gilbert & George, Matthew Day Jackson, Hideaki Kawashima, Tianbing Li, Richard Long, Jie Luo, Jonathan Meese, Almagul Menlibayeva, Erwin Olaf, Hans Op de Beeck, Yang Shaobin, Anouk Steketee, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ruud van Empel, Levi van Veluw, Anne Wenzel, Erwin Wurm
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Desiree Dolron

The Vicki Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver School of Art and Art History is proud to present Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal, an intricate exploration of the our shared human experience in the decline of the industrial age through a curated exhibition of contemporary pieces. The show opens on January 12th, 2017, and will be on view through February 26th. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, January 12th, 5pm-8pm, refreshments and music provided.

Acknowledging the “unsettled, unraveled, unreal” of the contemporary experience, Dusk to Dusk is drawn from a single European collection and features thirty-two paintings, photographs, sculptures, and videos by twenty-eight provocative contemporary artists who “examine issues of individual isolation, political repression, and collective ennui in the decline of the industrial age.”

Curated by Richard Rinehart, Director, Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University, the exhibition features the work of Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Dzama, Tony Cragg, Gilbert & George, Richard Long, Edward Burtynsky, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Erwin Wurm, Matthew Day Jackson, Erwin Olaf, James Aldridge, Salvador Dali, and Ruud van Empel among others. Ruud van Empel and Hideaki Kawashima summon primal anxieties of the body double and removable skin, made more relevant by the rise of virtual, second lives. Gilbert & George, Erwin Wurm, Laura Ford, and Almagul Menlibayeva deploy psychological references to the individual in a society of global displacement, liminal sexualities, and political casualties. Edward Burtynsky and Aristarkh Chernyshev show technology misused, warped, and left in ruins, mocking our technocratic hubris. While others, such as Matt Calderwood, Huma Bhabha, Matthew Day Jackson, and Tony Cragg, take a more abstract approach, expressing a need for balance and intimacy in the ever-expanding human experience.

This combination turns a mirror to the world, examining individual isolation, political repression, and collective ennui in the decline of the industrial age, an age in which people are simultaneously singular and collective beings. Some seek a return to the land, others seek spiritual transcendence, and others share affection for our new hybrid of increasingly alienated selves. Through painting, photography, sculpture, and video this exhibition explores a contemporary familiarity with collective darkness.

Dusk to Dusk was organized by the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University, curated by Richard Rinehart, Director of the Samek Art Museum, with works generously loaned from THE EKARD COLLECTION. The exhibition is toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.

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

 

MOA: Dorothy & Mel Tanner

Then & Now: A Retrospective of Light-Based Sculpture by Dorothy & Mel Tanner

Museum of Outdoor Art

January 13 - March 24, 2017

  • Opening reception: Friday January 13th from 6-10pm
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MOA is pleased to announce Then & Now: A Retrospective of Light-Based Sculpture by Dorothy & Mel Tanner. This is the first ever retrospective exhibition of Dorothy and Mel Tanner.

Join us at the opening reception of this spectacular exhibition on January 13th from 6-10pm. The opening will include hors d'oeuvres and libations and will feature live music mixing by DJ Buddha Bomb, incorporating some of the music created by Dorothy Tanner and Marc Billard.

Dorothy and Mel Tanner began their luminal art in the 1960s in Miami. Their interest in plexiglas and its unique light-transmitting quality engaged them in experimentation that led to the major component of their art form: light. In unison with the light sculptures, they added the elements of live projection, music, and electronics to create a multi-sensory experience that The Miami Herald described as "one of the most unusual yet beautiful experiences in the world of art." The Tanners' interest in the healing and spiritually uplifting effects that result from light and sound immersion became their lifetime dedication.

Since the passing of Mel Tanner in 1993, Dorothy continues to experiment with a wide array of materials and media. Plexiglas is a material that she sculpts, paints, sandblasts, bakes and shapes. Some are wall sculptures, some free-standing or mobile, while others are water sculptures.

"Their artwork is unlike anything we have seen," says MOA President and Executive Director, Cynthia Madden Leitner. "Illuminated sculpture engages the audience with its pop-art modernity."

Dorothy Tanner and her team relocated to Denver in 2008 where she collaborates with long-time associate, Marc Billard, in creating video, accompanied by Dorothy's spoken word and their electronic music. These elements are all part of the Lumonics expression. More information about the art of Dorothy and Mel Tanner and the video and music collaborations can be found at lumonics.net and dorothytanner.com.

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
303.806.0444
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
http://www.moaonline.org

 

Spark: Lydia Brokaw and Mary Mackey with J. Bruce Wilcox

New Work from Lydia Brokaw and Mary Mackey with J. Bruce Wilcox in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

January 12 - February 5, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6-9pm
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J. Bruce Wilcox - Sacred Crossing :5: Skulls, 2017

J. Bruce Wilcox: "Current Work"

J. Bruce Wilcox- internationally recognized award winning fiber artist- creates his next installation of (mostly) current work in the North Gallery @ Spark. Chaos & Order. Randomness & Structure. Complexity & Simplicity. Vibration & Harmony. Universalness & ONEness.

See more of his work at www.jbrucewilcox.com

Lydia Brokaw: "Outside In"

Thistles, thorns and botanical spikes entice the viewer to touch; be warned, don't! Pods, seed heads and gnarled natural detritus are transformed and beckon the visitor into the world of "Outside In." 

Mary Mackey: "Abandoned Detroit"

I have always been interested in abandoned buildings. Then I became more interested after starting to use Instagram 5 years ago and saw that there was an entire group of people called Urbanex, who do nothing but photograph abandoned buildings. Detroit has not only some of the most interesting but also the largest concentration of abandoned buildings.

I was lucky enough to spend a few short hours going to a few places that some friends took me to. I felt that the work I did in those few hours was powerful enough to warrant wanting to share these photos not only ascetically but for the statement of our times.

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.889.2200
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM
http://www.sparkgallery.com

 

Lakewood Cultural Center: Lorri Acott

"unpacking the shadow"

A collaborative women's project by Lorri Acott

Lakewood Cultural Center

January 3 - 31, 2017

  • Gallery Reception: Thursday January 12th from 5-7pm
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An intimate exhibition inviting the viewer to lake a look into the stories of women who have the courage and have taken the time to reach deep into themselves and choose something that they would like to reclaim.

Each one made a piece of art about it, wrote an artist statement about it, and then sent it to me so that I can share it with the world.

Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80226
303.987.7845
http://www.lakewood.org/CulturalCenter

 

Next: Heidi Annalise

The Black & While Show

Heidi Annalise

Next Gallery

January 13 - 29, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 13th from 6-10pm
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NEXT Gallery
3659 Navajo St.
Denver, Colorado 80211
303.433.4933
http://nextartgallerydenver.com

 

Portraits 2017 with Juror Karen Marks at C4FAP

Portraits 2017 with Juror Karen Marks

The Center for Fine Art Photography

January 13 – February 25, 2017

  • Artist Talks: February 17, from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Gallery Reception: February 17, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Ezra by Sandra Chen Weinstein

Portraits 2017 | With Juror Karen Marks

With over 50 images on display the Portraits 2017 exhibition includes photographic artists from the United States, Canada, Russia, France, and Europe. The Center will host many of the exhibiting artists for the artist talks reception on Friday, February 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 for our annual Portraits exhibition. The Exhibition opens January 13th, come and enjoy striking photographic art that will challenge ideas about photography and the traditional portrait.

Featured Artists: Nicole Allen, Yulia Artemyeva, Nancy Baron, Lowell Baumunk, John Bonath, Jessica Caisse, JoAnn Carney, Carol Pui Ha Chow, Irwin Cua, Kathleen B. Donovan, Ranran Fan, Samantha Geballe, Paul Greenberg, Al Harden, Barbara Hillerman-Lieske, Janet Holmes, Jerrie Hurd, , Nicholas Kozel, Sandra Kuprion-Thomas, Amrita Lakhanpal, Tom Sundro-Lewis, Robert Lipgar, Katherine McGaughey, Dave Moser, Frank Mullaney, Denise Ockey, F. Robert Openshaw, Andrew Ortiz, Jane Paradise, Donna Pinckley, Todd Reinert, Lissa Rivera, Charles Rozier, Marian Rubin, Ward Russell, Sarah Salomon, Jeff Settle, Jesse Stansfield, Danielle Voirin, Nina Weinberg-Doran and Sandra Chen Weinstein
  • Exhibitions and Receptions at C4FAP are always free and open to the public
  • Mingle with featured artists & art lovers at our reception Friday, February 17th at 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Please check our site at http://c4fap.org for updates and events
About C4FAP

Since 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography has been a preeminent supporter of photography. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, C4FAP is supported globally with donations, grants, and memberships. Based in Fort Collins, CO, the Center offers three public galleries with 20+ exhibitions yearly, classes, reviews and online exhibitions that give photographers and photography enthusiasts from all over the world an opportunity to engage with the Center and its community.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
https://www.instagram.com/TheC4FAP

 

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center: New Frontier

New Frontier

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center

January 9 - February 24, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14 6-8pm
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"New Frontier" celebrates contemporary artists whose works offer imaginative interpretations of the west. The artists represented offer a variety of points of view and embodiment of traditional western iconography with modern art sensibilities. Artists include: Tracy Stuckey, Maura Allen, Billy Schenck, Wendy Klemperer, Justin Colt Beckman, Gordon McConnell, Robert McCauley and more. Special thanks to Visions West Gallery for their support of this exhibit.

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80121
Mon-Fri: 8:30-4:30
http://www.greenwoodvillage.com/curtis

Depot: Doing It My Way

New Members Show: "Doing It My Way"

Depot Art Gallery

January 4 - 22, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 13 from 5:30-7:30pm
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Depot Art Gallery
2069 W. Powers Ave
Littleton, CO 80120
303.795.0781
http://depotartgallery.org

 

Pirate: Justin Beard and Kat Nechleba

Justin Beard and Kat Nechleba

irate: Contemporary Art

January 6 - 22, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 6th from 6-10pm

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Pirate: Contemporary Art
3655 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
303.458.6058
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM
http://www.pirateartonline.org

 

Art Gym: Lindsey Ernst

Earth • Air • Water • Fire • Love, A Sensory Exhibition

Art Gym Denver

January 5 - 28, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday January 5th from 5-8pm; meet the artist Lindsey Ernst and enjoy light refreshment and hors d’oeuvres. Larry Conlon with Cranked Up Coffee from Fort Collins will be serving Nitro Coffee and Matcha and we will have live DJ music by DNoe of Oakland, CA and original Music by Moonfrog of Fort Collins, CO
  • Wednesday January 18th from 6-7pm: Artist Talk with Lindsey Ernst about the inspiration behind the creation of her one-of-a-kind heirloom pieces
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Art Gym Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for the Visual Arts presents Earth· Air ·Water ·Fire ·Love, a sensory exhibition showcasing Lindsey Ernst’s work created during her artist residency at Art Gym.

Over the past six months, Lindsey Scot Ernst, a studio artist from Denver, Colorado worked with Art Gym, CVA, and visiting artist mentors to design and execute her first solo exhibition. Her work is a unique interpretation of wearable heirlooms that give homage to both our past and future. From her geometric lines to the intuitive designs, her work tells an ancient story that is conveyed through playful and sculptural objects.

The goal of Art Gym Denver and the Center for the Visual Arts artist residency program, Create Art, is to support recently graduated artists in continued creation through access to equipment, mentoring, and exhibitions. By allowing a six month residency to recently graduated artists, Art Gym Denver helps provide the tools to artists in an effort to ensure creative talents are being honed and practiced past graduation.

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

http://artgymdenver.com

 

Visions West: Billy Schenck

UnderCurrents: Billy Schenck

Visions West Contemporary

January 6 - February 3, 2017

  • Opening Reception Friday, January 6th at 6pm
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Billy Schenck - He's Kidding, Right? - 35"x45"

Visions West Contemporary, Denver, CO is pleased to announce UnderCurrents, a show featuring the works of artist Billy Schenck. Credited for being one of the originators of the “Pop” Western Movement, Billy Schenck incorporates techniques from photo-realism and pop art which include brightly juxtaposing colors and patterns. He explores themes such as the clash between wilderness and civilization, freedom and restriction, and nature and culture.

“UnderCurrents” will be the debut of Schenck’s latest series, his “Surfer Girls”. Always fascinated by surf culture, Schenck wanted to create a new body of work depicting what he believes is as iconic of a genre to his cowboy paintings. Schenck said, “If I could live life all over again, I would come back as a surfer, not as a cowboy”. For the last six years, he has been collecting surf memorabilia to provide the inspiration for this new series. Schenck is fascinated by the prelude to the big waves and romance behind the surfer girls. “UnderCurrents” will also feature his classic serigraphs from the 1980’s along with his caption and dot paintings.

Schenck is an artist that continually challenges the folklore of the American West with a reimagined cast of roles used to convey a modern commentary on this discourse. Having traditional subject matter, his approach to its portrayal is quite the opposite. More prominent roles for women and a more sympathetic portrayal of American Indians — his art exposes the classic character of the west.

The subject of Schenck’s oil on canvas paintings and serigraph prints ranges from imagery taken from Spaghetti Westerns, to his iconic Punk Cowgirls, and his striking western landscapes. He uses the same silk-screening technique as Andy Warhol, whom he sites as one of his main inspirations.

Schenck studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design and the Kansas City Art Institute, and later moved to New York where he was greatly influenced by many prominent photo-realists, color field, and minimalist painters of the era. His work can be viewed at museums such as the Smithsonian Institution, Denver Art Museum, The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Booth Western Art Museum, and the Tucson Museum of Art to name a few.

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

 

Valkarie: 2017 Featured Guest Artist Showcase

SNEAK PEEK: 2017 Featured Guest Artist Showcase

Valkarie Gallery

January 6 - 29, 2017

  • Art by: Fred Pichon, Claudia Roulier, Mark Bueno, Kim Anderson, Bonnie Stolzmann, Sarah Menzel, Peter Yumi, Ryan Austin Lee, Bob Coller Jewett & Loretta Young-Gautier
  • Opening Reception: First Friday, January 6th from 6-9pm
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You may already know the art of our resident artists, but what about the guest artists that we will be featuring for 2017? Please join us for a special three week show featuring most of those artists you will see throughout the year.

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

 

Core: EnCORE

EnCORE

CORE New Art Space

January 5 – 22, 2017

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Celebrate the New Year with an “EnCORE” presentation of CORE New Art Space members! A new year means a new show. Stop by and check out new paintings, porcelain sculptures, assemblages and fiber arts all in the main gallery.

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

 

Access: Stick ‘em up Chuck

Stick ‘em up Chuck

Access Gallery

January 6 - February 3, 2017

  • Artist Reception: Third Friday, January 20th, 5-8pm
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A guiding principle of Access Gallery is that people with disabilities are able to access appropriate arts learning experiences. But what exactly makes arts “accessible”? Given that many standard art materials are expensive and not easily transported, primary considerations include, cost, availability and workability of a material. For the culmination of their Fall Residency programs, the Access artists explored all things sticky, tacky, tapey and tactile, and found that stickers are a highly accessible material for those with significant physical and mental disabilities. For those who are not able to hold a pencil or a paintbrush, they proved to be a brilliant medium resulting in an entire exhibit bursting with stickers! The whimsical show “Stick ‘em up Chuck” runs January 6- February 3, 2017 at 909 Santa Fe Drive. The public is invited to an Artist Reception on Third Friday, January 20th, 5-8 pm and to First Friday Receptions on January 6th and February 3rd, 5-9 pm.

The artists studied and drew inspiration from street artists as well from the contemporary Tibetan artist, Gonkyar Gyatso whose work mixes Buddhist iconography and pop images like colorful children’s stickers.

Director Damon McLeese explains: “We wanted to see what we could really do with everyday objects that need little if any artistic talent. One of our volunteers hooked us up with a bevy of stickers and we decided to make an entire gallery show made of stickers. We have a smiley face piece made of 10,000 smiley face stickers, a huge teddy bear, a fish and a car based on one of our ArtWorks artist drawings.”

Accessible art also comes to mind when referring to the viewer. In a conventional exhibit, touching the artwork is strictly prohibited to avoid damaging it. The sticker creations are mostly vinyl and difficult to damage so they can be experienced through touch by the sighted and the visually-impaired. Additionally, work that is approachable and affordable allows more people to relate to and obtain original art for themselves.

Access Gallery would like to thank Sticker Giant of Longmont, CO for providing a bulk of the raw materials for this show.

VSA Colorado/Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities to access and experience the arts. The gallery is located at 909 Santa Fe Drive, in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe and welcomes visitors on Tuesday, 10am-2pm, Wednesday & Thursday, 10am–4:00pm, First Friday, 3-9pm, Third Friday, 3-8pm, Second Saturday, 10am -2pm, and by appointment. For more information call 303-777-0797 or visit www.accessgallery.org.

 

Kanon: Christopher Michael

Christopher Michael: Strange Little People and Others

Kanon Collective

January 6 - 29, 2017

  • Opening reception: First Friday, January 6, 5-9 pm
  • Artists' reception: Third Friday, January 20, 5-9 pm
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Strange Little People & Others is a collection of portraits from SOCIAL Primitive Surrealist Christopher Michael’s successful series Strange Little People. There will also other pieces from a few of his past successful series as well.

Kanon is accepting new members so if you are anyone you know is interested in joining a long-running co-op in the heart of Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with an artist statement/bio and a link to your portfolio website. If you don't have a website, include a few images of your work. 3D artists are especially encouraged to apply.

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

 

Lowbrow: Thomas Scharfenberg

Thomas Scharfenberg

Lowbrow

January 6 - 29, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 6th at 7pm
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We're so excited to have color, pattern, and found-material enthusiast, Thomas Scharfenberg in our gallery for January, for his second show with us! Thomas, who considers his frequent bike rides an essential inspiration, is a Denver based creative known for his frenetic use pattern and texture and symbiotic relationship with color. Thom's work often takes mundane or discarded objects and transforms them, making them an electric union of paint, glass and his singular vision, the by-product being something wholly unique and beautiful.

Thom's current collection has been taking this need to reinvigorate the mundane and applied it to scenery he feels we often fail to appreciate. Using photography and low-tech editing methods, he finds the “diamonds” hidden within the overlooked, exploring settings from new perspectives. We invite you to join us on the 6th of January and experience the world through Mr. Scharfenbergs’s eyes; where green isn't just color but something tangible, a fond friend. As always, drinks are free, and so are the rainbow vibes and high fives!

Lowbrow
38 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
303.722.1797
http://LowbrowDenver.com

 

CHAC: Regresarás

Regresarás

Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC)

January 6 – 28, 2017

  • Opening reception: Friday, January 6, 5-10pm
Holding-it-All-TogetherTony Diego - Holding it All Together

Last year, at least 1,500 children were unlawfully taken to foreign countries by a parent who had been living in the United States. In 2015 the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children assisted law enforcement and families with more than 1,370 domestic cases of parental abduction. Regresarás (You Will Return) a visual art exhibit that examines this urgent but widely misunderstood issue will take place at The Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC), 772 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204.

Participating artists Tony Diego, Izzy and Paloma Lozano, Josiah Lopez, Christine O’Dea, Alicia Cardenas, Justin Maes, Azul and Sheila Olsen will provide a cultural and aesthetic framework to reach families, artists, officials, authorities, advocates and the public at large wanting to connect and to converse – this simple act of communicating will address the isolation of children and families separated and in crisis.

“Authorities and governmental agencies consider parental child abduction as a civil rather than a criminal matter. This affects not only the way the public perceives the issue but in turn, the actions that many families take in support of abducting parents. The families and communities that aid abducting parents do not understand the impact on children and left-behind parents. The effects can be psychological and physical – in fact psychologists have deemed parental abduction a form of child abuse,” exhibit organizer, artist and left-behind parent, Tony Diego said.

Regresarás will allow audiences to understand the psychological, physical and emotional trauma inflicted by parental child abduction for both the child and the parent left-behind, but it will go further, to explore the practical reasons for shifting from a civil to a criminal context. “In a civil case, there are far less tools available to authorities when attempting to recover a child compared to the resources available in criminal cases…in a civil case, there are few resources to create sanctions for the abducting parent and their supporters. I believe many parents considering abduction would be less likely to follow through without a support system of family and community. I also believe that if the people surrounding parental abductors faced some sort of legal consequences, they might think twice about providing support, and perhaps even provide a source of accountability to the abductors,” Diego said.

The exhibit features paintings, sculpture and mixed media components that reflect the dissonance and fragmentation of families struggling with loss and trauma but it also captures the purity and innocence of childhood: memory, longing, and the carefree moments that convey the essential bond between a parent and a child. The cultural and artistic products generated from Regresarás have the potential to affect policy and to shift legal mechanisms, to nurture safe space for reflection, to restore healthy exchange (where all other measures have failed) and to foster remediation in affected families.

“We hope the exhibit will be just the start of a conversation that will involve artists, families, public officials and advocates in an effort to more successfully remediate and resolve cases of parental child abduction, “ Diego said.

The Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC)
772 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204

 

Artists on Santa Fe: New Year’s Member Exhibition

New Year’s Member Exhibition

Artists on Santa Fe

January 4 - 30, 2017

  • 1st Friday: Jan. 6, 6-9 pm
  • 3rd Friday: Jan. 20, 5-8 pm
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Artists on Santa Fe is a gallery with working artists' studios located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe. It's an engaging environment where visitors can interact with professional artists and view work in progress. The gallery is a local favorite, and was featured in New York Time's "36 hours" series as one of the most accessible galleries in Denver.
 
Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Mon-Fri: 10-5; Sat: 10-4
303.573.5903
http://www.artistsonsantafe.com

 

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