Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

MWC: New Works by Sara Ransford

The Line to Follow: New Works by Sara Ransford

Michael Warren Contemporary

July 19 – September 3, 2016

  • Opening Reception, Friday, July 22 (6-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk, August 5 (6-9pm)
  • Third Friday Reception, August 29 (6-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk, September 2, 2016 (6-9pm)
mwc
Sara Ransford - Passages

Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) is pleased to present the solo exhibit “The Line to Follow” with new works by Sara Ransford.

The surprising strength of paper clay allows Ransford to explore disparate relationships by incorporating torn and fragile components ultimately representing the monumentality of even the most intimate, complex spaces. “I explore the natural world in my sculptural forms. I am fascinated by the complexity in nature, and how that complexity reflects itself in our own world. The forces of erosion, the aspect of time, traces of experiences recorded over eons, only to be changed in a single moment can create such vulnerability and duplicity in things we do not anticipate” says Ransford.

Ransford lives and works in Aspen, Colorado. Sara Ransford received her BFA from CU Boulder (1984), where she studied under Betty Woodman and Anne Currier. She has been an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and has also taught workshops there and across Colorado. In 2001 she attended Alfred University, and in 2011 was awarded The Red Brick 2011 Artist Tribute from red Brick Center for the Arts. She shown throughout the region at art centers, galleries and museums including the Aspen Art Museum, Arvada Center for the Arts, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Michael Warren Contemporary, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, San Angelo Center for the Arts, Western Colorado Center For The Arts, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, and the Foothills Art Center.

MWC presents contemporary artwork with emphasis on materials and process. The gallery also showcases many artists in the additional viewing rooms in the back of the gallery. MWC consigns an extensive collection of fine art prints from career artists practicing all over the world.

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

 

Jason DeMarte: Second Nature at Rule Marfa

Jason DeMarte: Second Nature

Rule Marfa

July 22 - September 17, 2016

rule-marfaJason DeMarte, Blue Mourning, 2016, pigmented ink print, 40 x 40 inches, edition of 4 (additional sizes available)

Second Nature continues the series of work, Confected, by DeMarte that was featured in a solo exhibition at RULE Gallery, Denver, in 2015. It extends his commentary on our cultural tendency to idealize the natural world while continually trying to improve upon it. He explores the veneer of material desire and constructed natural beauty by composing fictional tableaux that speak to our obsession with beauty, perfection and excess. By “improving” on the natural elements with lighting, careful arrangement, and post-processing, DeMarte illustrates how nature becomes just another commercial good, victim to our material desires.

With Second Nature, DeMarte's greater technical expertise with allows him to push the process further, resulting in compositions that are more premeditated and have a deeper understanding, ahead of time, of what feelings and responses his methods generate. This evolution mimics humanity's development of techniques that cultivate nature more, and with greater precision, to suit and stoke our desires. DeMarte's works present a second nature that has left behind few traces of the original.

Jason DeMarte, b. 1973, is currently a tenured professor of photography at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.F.A. in Photography from Colorado State University and then his M.F.A in Photography from the University of Oregon. Previous to teaching in Mississippi, Jason taught photography for three years at Zayed University, an all-Muslim women’s University in the United Arab Emirates.

Rule Gallery
204 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843

 

Edge: Mala Seteram-Wolfe and Bennett Onsager

Mala Seteram-Wolfe and Bennett Onsager

Edge Gallery

July 22 - August 14, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 6-10 pm
mala
Mala Seteram Wolfe image "Water: A Reflection" video still

Mala Seteram-Wolfe: Water: A Reflection

Mala has created a video installation that addresses water as an element of culture, history and controversy. The work is a mélange of Eurasian cultural images and environmentalism. As our global culture struggles with increasing corporate ownership of this precious resource, we must reflect on the impact this will have on us and our future.

Bennett Onsager: Immersion

Conduit tubing, wires, and circuitry are seamlessly connected to human anatomy. Onsager explores a theme about combining biomorphic and mechanical sides of humanity. His work features stunning realism achieved only using the ceramic firing process. Achieving such affects is one of the hardest things to do in ceramics and Onsager demonstrates great skill and detail work in the medium.

Edge Gallery
3658 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211-3037
303.477.7173
Thu: 2-8pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat:12-8pm, Sun: 12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

By the Olives Trees at the Center for Fine Art Photography

Benjamin Rasmussen and Michael Friberg: By the Olives Trees

The Center for Fine Art Photography

July 8 - August 27, 2016

c4
Mohammad Mounir Al Zamel in recovery by Benjamin Rasmussen and Michael Friberg

"The Syrian civil war, now in its fifth year, began when a group of young people spray painted anti-regime graffiti on the walls of their school. Their arrest, detention and torture led to protests and a violent crackdown by the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The series of actions and reactions has led to the deaths of an estimated 470,000 Syrians and caused 4.8 million more to flee the country. More than 1.4 million of these refugees have headed south to neighboring Jordan. Some have stayed in the Zaatari refugee camp, while most have spread throughout Jordan, settling in for what they believe to be a long separation from their homes and communities as they wait out a war with no end in sight." -Benjamin Rasmussen and Michael Friberg

Photographers Benjamin Rasmussen (Denver) and Michael Friberg (Salt Lake City) have created an editorial style series of work about the refugee crisis and those currently living in the Zaatari camp in Jordan. The immediacy of the images makes the Syrian refugees’ turmoil and living conditions relatable to the viewer and all the more real than a news report. Come see this deeply impactful and visually stunning exhibit for free at The Center for Fine Art Photography.

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 for Fine Art Photography 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 it’s community. For more information about C4FAP, including information on workshops, membership, becoming a donor and exhibitions, please visit the website at c4fap.org.

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

 

Valkarie: Synesthésie

Aria Fawn aka She Paints With Blood: Synesthésie

Valkarie Gallery

July 20 - August 14, 2016

  • Opening Reception, Friday, July 22, 6 - 9pm

valk

Synesthésie

A marriage of melody and color through an ocular exploration of art inspired by and created for music.

Synesthésie aims to traverse that divine and enigmatic place between vision and audile intuition. That world caught between the eye and the ear as fine as spider silk.

For more information visit http://shepaintswithblood.com
 
Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.valkariefineart.com

 

Spark: Annual Supporting Members' Exhibition

Annual Supporting Members' Exhibition

Spark Gallery

July 21 - August 14, 2016

  • Artist Reception: Friday July 22, 6-9pm
  • Closing Coffee: Sunday August 14, 2-4pm
spark

SPARK Gallery announces a new exhibition from its supporting membership.

Exhibiting SPARK Gallery Supporting Member Artists: May Chou, Margo Linn Espenlaub, Lili Francuz, Gayle Gerson, Carol Goldberg-Goldberg, Dan Gray, Miriam Green, Anina E. Hathaway, Katherine Johnson, Dan Kelly, Leona Lazar, Barbara Leyendecker, Judi Lightfield, Tom Linker, Roberta Lutgens, Tom Mazzullo, Lydia Riegle, Elisabeth Relin, Sue Robinson, Barbara Rudlaff, Evan Siegel, Bonnie Stolzmann, Beverly Thomas, Chris Thunblom, Eldon Ward.

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

 

Gallery 1261: Large Works

Large Works

Gallery 1261

July 22 - August 20, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 6-9pm
1261
Gregory Block, Spring Shoots Oil, 72 x 132"

Participating artists: Mia Bergeron, Suchitra Bhosle, Gregory Block, Scott Burdick, Gordon Brown, David Cheifetz, Mark Daily, Stephen Early, Teresa Elliott, Rose Frantzen, David Grossmann, Ron Hicks, Daniel Keys, Michael J Lynch, Susan Lyon, Jim Morgan, Catherine Mulligan, John McCaw, David Shevlino, Andrzej Skorut, Robin Cole Smith, Mark Tennant, Joseph Todorovitch, Kevin Weckbach, Aaron Westerberg, Jordan Wolfson, Michael Workman, Vincent Xeus

Rounding out the summer Gallery 1261 presents an exhibition of works both large in scale and effort from a survey of 25 of the gallery's featured artists. This exhibition aims to showcase each artist individually, highlighting their work as it pertains to their respective genres, however here with one key stipulation, which the work is made larger than what the artist is typically used to working in. While scale may not seem like a particularly shocking or innovative aspect when it comes to art, aesthetically it brings about a myriad of new ideas and details to consider.

Gallery 1261
1261 Delaware St
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
303.571.1261
http://www.gallery1261.com

 

Next: Suzanne Bates and Sonia Lujan

"Antique Revival" by Suzanne Bates and Sonia Lujan

Next Gallery

July 21 to August 7, 2016

  • Opening reception: Friday July 22nd, 6-10pm
next

Next gallery presents "Antique Revival" by Suzanne Bates and Sonia Lujan on view from July 21st to August 7th, 2016. This exhibition vibrantly explores the transcending power of gold throughout both artists work. Historically, gold has been a celebrated symbol through most major cultures. By using this material the artists blur the lines of time, using gold as a vehicle to connect ancient cultures, contemporary life, and future generations.

Suzanne's mixed media pieces powerfully capture our seemingly insignificant, fleeting moments by finding new life in objects that have deceased or been discarded. By using such delicate "materials" the work embodies the freedom that comes in a moment where there is a total lose of control.

Through multilayered resin collages, Sonia explores the idea of memory that spans time and space by encapsulating small worlds. Her constructed realms elevate found objects and recycled vintage materials, creating new meaning which allows the viewer to feel suspended in time.

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

 

CVA: Colorado Women in Abstraction

Colorado Women in Abstraction

Guest curated by Michael Paglia

Center for Visual Art

July 15 – October 1, 2016

  • Opening reception: Friday July 15, 6-8 pm
  • Artist panel moderated by Michael Paglia: Thursday, August 25, 6:30 pm 
  • Light - Medium and Message, presentation by artist Jane Guthridge: Tuesday, September 6, 6:30 pm
  • Women of Abstract Expressionism: A Curator’s View with Gwen Chanzit, Curator of Modern Art at the Denver Art Museum and curator of Women of Abstract Expressionism: Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 pm 
  • Artist panel moderated by Deanne Pytlinski, Chair, MSU Denver Department of Art and Executive Director, CVA: Thursday, September 22, 6:30 pm
  • Also on display at "965 at CVA" (The CVA's Student Run Gallery), in collaboration with Michael Paglia, student curators selected artwork from abstractists who are MSU Denver alumni
cva.metier
Amy Metier, Painter's Painter, oil on canvas
Image courtesy of the artist and William Havu Gallery

Artists: Marks Aardsma, Patricia Aaron, Deidre Adams, Sabin Aell, Tonia Bonnell, Teresa Booth Brown, Trine Bumiller, Mary Chenoweth, Sophia Dixon Dillo, Nadine Drummond, Sandra Fettingis, Linda Fleming, Carlene Frances, Ania Gola-Kumor, Jane Guthridge, Wendi Harford, Ruth Hiller, Lorey Hobbs, Monroe Hodder, Barbara Locketz, Nancy Lovendahl, Virginia Maitland, Skyler McGee, Amy Metier, Margaret Pettee Olsen, Kate Petley, Martha Russo and Katie Caron, Conn Ryder, Lorelei Schott, Elizabeth Yanish Shwayder, Sue Simon.

Presented at a time when the worldwide art community is examining the role of women in contemporary art and questioning the uneven representation in major exhibitions, publications and sales, Colorado Women in Abstraction brings into focus the accomplished artwork of 32 women. Guest Curator Michael Paglia brings to the project extensive knowledge of past and current Colorado artists who have been instrumental in the development of the abstract art movement in Colorado. This exhibition is presented in response to the Denver Art Museum exhibition, Women of Abstract Expressionism.

“Abstract art was well established in the post-war period in Colorado and interestingly, among the aesthetic pioneers active here at that time were a number of women artists. This situation provides the starting off point for the exhibition Colorado Women in Abstraction. The exhibit will begin with a selection historic works; these pieces will be employed to establish, at the start of the show, the historic context of women working in abstraction. The exhibit will then examine in greater depth the role of women artists in today’s complex and vast abstract scene in Colorado. This contemporary scene will be fleshed-out with works by nearly three-dozen women who create abstract art in the mediums of painting, sculpture and installation. Though some emerging artists have been included, most of those selected for Colorado Women in Abstraction have substantial careers, with the show including many of the most important women abstractionists working in Colorado today.” –Michael Paglia

Michael Paglia’s reviews and essays focus on modern and contemporary art and architecture. His column has appeared in Westword, a Denver weekly, since 1995. Paglia’s work has also been published in an array of periodicals. The author and co-author of more than a dozen books, his latest effort is entitled “Texas Abstract: Modern and Contemporary,” which examines the establishment and development of abstraction in the Lone Star State.

Metropolitan State University of Denver's Center for Visual Art is the off-campus contemporary art center that leverages bold exhibitions, immersive education and entrepreneurial workforce development to provide diverse, high-quality art experiences that advance the global urban dialogue.

Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State University of Denver
965 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.294.5207
Tue-Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
http://www.metrostateCVA.org

 

MCA: Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible

Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible

MCA Denver

July 15 - September 25, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday July 15th from 4-10pm
ap.mca
My Education: A Portrait of David Hilliard, 2011. 3-channel video, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery, New York.

MCA Denver is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible, the largest solo presentation of the artist’s work to date. Including film, wall paintings, ceramics, and silkscreens from the past eight years, the exhibition presents Pendleton’s work as a collision between aesthetic and historical concerns.

Drawing upon landmark literary texts as well as works from the history of modern art, Pendleton’s work references political and cultural movements of the 20th century such as the pre-war Avant-Garde, the Civil Rights Movement, Minimalism, and Conceptualism.

The exhibition’s title, “Becoming Imperceptible,” suggests how Pendleton’s work, in borrowing from so many other sources, operates as a counter-portrait. In contrast to traditional portraits, which contextualize a subject within a setting or against a background, Pendleton’s works abstract the people, literature, films, and words they depict. With collage, layering, and repetition, among other formal techniques, Pendleton distorts his subjects, prompting the viewer to recognize and reconsider familiar cultural referents and perceive them anew.

Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible will occupy the second floor of MCA Denver, where it will be on view July 15–September 25. It features a selection of the artist’s Black Dada Paintings (2008—), Black Lives Matter Paintings (2015), and code poems (2016), as well as a three-screen installation of My Education: A Portrait of David Hilliard (2011–2014). The exhibition was organized by Andrea Andersson, The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans.

Adam Pendleton was born in 1984 in Richmond, Virginia. He attended the Artspace Independent Study Program in Pietrasanta, Italy (2000–2002), and his work has been shown internationally since that time at venues including the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (Indiana), de Appel Arts Center and the Kunstverein, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), The Kitchen (New York), and the Salina Art Center (Kansas). He lives and works in Germantown and Brooklyn, New York.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7554
http://mcadenver.org

 

Walker Fine Art: Simplifying the Essentials

Simplifying the Essentials

Walker Fine Art

July 15 - September 3, 2016

  • Featuring: Morgan Robinson, Melissa Borrell, Patricia Finley, Chloe Hedden, Chris DeKnikker & Melanie Grein
  • Opening Reception: Friday July 15 from 5-9 pm
  • First Friday Receptions: August 5 & September 2 from 5-8 pm
wfaChris DeKnikker

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

 

Georgia Amar: Jeffrey Harrison

Vital Visions: The Expressionistic Realism of Jeffrey Harrison

Georgia Amar Fine Art

July 15 - August 26, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 15, 6-9pm
CRIMSONJeffrey Harrison - Crimson

Georgia Amar Fine Art is launching a stunning new solo exhibition, Vital Visions: The Expressionistic Realism of Jeffrey Harrison, opening July 15. Traditional figurative subjects, such as portraiture and the nude, serve as gateways for Harrison’s creative expression as he breaks through the boundaries of what has heretofore been defined as realism.

One of the primary goals of realism is to represent the subject matter truthfully with a minimum of artistic convention, and, upon first glance, Harrison’s oil paintings appear photo-realistic in their execution. However, when the viewer explores each of these works further, a much more complex reality is revealed. Harrison uses his meticulous rendering of the physical world as a springboard toward the exploration of the metaphysical aspects of the human experience: the energetic, emotional, psychological and spiritual struggles that define a person and give each of us “identity.” Through his utilization of strong yet sensual brush strokes, imaginative color relationships and precise value manipulation, he builds layer upon layer of luminous, transparent glazes, ever so gradually and patiently revealing the story embodied in each of his subjects. This ability to “vitalize” a physical object in paint has brought him comparisons to Andrew Wyeth and fellow Denver realist, Daniel Sprick.

“I don’t know the story of a painting before I begin,” says Harrison. “I am just aware of the general technical aspects of color, composition and value that I am visualizing as I get underway. It is the revelation of a narrative that gradually reveals itself during the painting process that keeps me coming back to the blank canvas again and again. Each of my paintings feels like a short story to me. ”

Gallery owner Georgia Amar commented on Harrison’s new show,”Realism has always been a classical form of representation, and will always be. Jeffrey’s style fits into the classical tradition of painting which requires skill and understanding of light and color. His paintings are accurate representations of contemporary people and life, and testimonies of our time.”

Georgia Amar Fine Art is located in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe Drive. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 11-6. Opening Reception for Vital Visions is Friday, July 15, 6pm-9pm and is open to the public with refreshments served. The show runs through August 26. For more information, contact the gallery at 303-524-9740 or visit www.JeffreyHarrison.com.

About the artist:

A Colorado native, Jeffrey Harrison is a lifelong painter, photographer and musician, and he holds a BFA in painting from the University of Colorado. He cites his major artistic influences as Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and Andrew Wyeth. Harrison’s work has been compared to contemporaries such as Daniel Sprick, Jeremy Lipking and David Jon Kassan. Over the past two decades he has worked as a private commission painter and photographer while owning an independent bookstore with his wife, Karen. As a musician, he has appeared on numerous albums in the roles of songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, engineer and producer. He lives and works in Denver along with Karen and his daughter, Sophia.

Georgia Amar Fine Art
828 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
303.534.9740

 

Zip 37: Comic Relief

Louis Recchia, Mary Recchia and Zoa Ace: Comic Relief

Zip 37 Gallery

July 15 - 31, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday July 15th from 5-10pm
Power-LunchMary Recchia - Power Lunch

Zip 37
3644 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
303.477.4525
Thu: 5-8pm; Fri: 6-10pm
Sat/Sun: Noon-5pm
http://zip37.com

 

PACE: Contemporary Fauvists

Contemporary Fauvists

PACE Center Art Gallery

July 15 - September 5, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 5th, from 6-8pm
pace

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

 

Sync: Patricia Rucker and Chad Henry

Patricia Rucker and Chad Henry

Sync Gallery

July 14 - August 13, 2016

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: July 15th from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: August 3rd from 6-9pm
C Henry Haiku-2
Chad Henry, Haiku 2, Acrylic & oil pastel, 24 x 30"

DENDRITIC DREAMS by Patricia Rucker

Phantasmagorical creatures have arrived at SYNC Gallery. Artist Patricia Rucker has created this unique and unusual series for DENDRITIC DREAMS. Painted on paper made of rocks, these images require close inspection. Intricate and powerful – this is not just another bug collection.

Artist Statement: DENDRITIC DREAMS is a series resulting from a period of experimentation with a variety of surfaces, acrylic paints, gels and mediums. In this discovery process, I believe I have found a new voice.

My intention is to go beyond realistic representational imagery with emphasis on the exquisite detail found in nature. The intricate forms are enhanced with iridescent and interference paints that force the viewer to “dance” before the images. Because the process requires a symmetrical printing method, I employ the compositional form of approximate symmetry to prevent visual monotony.

The paintings, created with acrylic paint are mounted on wooden panels that have been treated with several coats GAC 100 to protect the paper. A final coat of acrylic leveling gel is to protect the painting.

HORIZON LINES by Chad Henry

HORIZON LINES features recent paintings using acrylic paint, oil pastel and pencil, tape and other resist techniques to combine random patterns and intentional mark-making in the spirit of discovery. Each painting starts with a limited palette and a canvas overlaid numerous times with resist materials which are painted and drawn over and over again to create a patterned and textured surface.

Chad Henry works in collage and acrylic paint, exploring a variety of approaches to mark making. His interests and influences include Asian and Buddhist art, culture and philosophy, the natural world, music, and the spiritual/philosophical heritage of 20th Century art and artists. He studies with Jeffrey Wenzel and in the past with Homare Ikeda and others.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

Bruce Conner: It's All True at MoMA NY

Bruce Conner: It's All True

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

July 3 - October 2, 2016

  • If you can't make it out east (NY MOMA), see if you can sneak it in out west this fall (SF MOMA)
bc
Installation view of BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 3-October 2, 2016
© 2016 The Museum of Modern Art; Photo: Martin Seck

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art announce a retrospective devoted to Bruce Conner, spanning his 50-year career. BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE is the artist’s first monographic museum exhibition in New York, the first large survey of his work in 16 years, and the first complete retrospective. Bringing together over 250 objects in mediums including film and video, painting, assemblage, drawing, prints, photography, photograms, and performance, the exhibition will be on view at MoMA (July 3 to October 2, 2016), SFMOMA (October 29, 2016, to January 22, 2017), and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid (February 21 to May 22, 2017). The exhibition is organized by SFMOMA and co-curated by Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA; Laura Hoptman, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA; Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Gary Garrels, The Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; with Rachel Federman, Assistant Curator, Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Bruce Conner (1933–2008) was one of the foremost American artists of the postwar era. Emerging from the California art scene, in which he worked for half a century, Conner’s work touches on various themes of postwar American society, from a rising consumer culture to the dread of nuclear apocalypse. Creating a body of work that exemplifies the fluidity between mediums that has become a hallmark of 21st-century art, Conner worked simultaneously in a range of mediums, often creating hybrids of painting and sculpture, film and performance, drawing and printing. He was an early practitioner of found-object assemblage, and his relief and free-standing sculptural objects such as CHILD (1959) and LOOKING GLASS (1964) were widely recognized equally for their masterful compositions and their daringly dark subject matter.

During this early period of his career, he also became a pioneer of avant-garde filmmaking and redefined the notions of cinema itself. Incorporating footage from a wide variety of sources— from countdown leaders and coming attractions to training films and newsreels—and adding later his own 16mm film footage, Conner developed a quick-cut method of editing which defined his oeuvre, and coupled with his use of pop music soundtracks, made films like COSMIC RAY (1961) and BREAKAWAY (1966) among the earliest precursors of the music video. Like his assemblages, Conner’s films also focus on disturbing but utterly current subject matter. Often politically pointed, they touch on issues of violence in American culture, the objectification of the female body, and nuclear holocaust. Because of their structural innovation and daring subject matter, films like A MOVIE (1958), REPORT (1963–67), and CROSSROADS (1976) have become landmarks of American experimental cinema.

In addition to his sculptural and filmmaking activities, throughout his career Conner produced a number of bodies of works on paper, utilizing drawing, collage, and a method of inkblot drawing using scored paper. He also produced two important photographic bodies of work, including a haunting group of black-and-white life-sized photograms from the mid-1970s that the artist called ANGELS.

Organized both chronologically and thematically, the exhibition will emphasize Conner’s polymathic abilities by integrating objects across the different mediums in which he worked. In addition to his most important bodies of work, the exhibition will feature aspects of Conner’s oeuvre that have rarely been seen before, including paintings from the 1950s, his photographs of punk bands from the 1970s, video work of the 2000s, and a large number of drawings, prints, and collages and media works that he made in the last decade of his life. During that period Conner continued to work with the moving image, as well as drawing, printmaking, and the creation of multiples, including a series of tapestries. Significantly, at this time Conner re-edited older film material and worked with large-scale digital installations. Late masterpieces like the multi-channel video installation THREE SCREEN RAY (2006) will be presented for the first time in conjunction with his historic works.

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
http://www.moma.org

 

RedLine: Drawing Never Dies

Drawing Never Dies

RedLine

July 9 - August 5, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Saturday July 9 at 6pm
college ruled 7 3 Clay Hawkley, College Ruled 7, archival inkjet print, 2016

daisy don
Guest Jurors Daisy McGowan and Donald Fodness - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

Perhaps the oldest and most basic art act, drawing remains relevant despite significant changes in technology and the nature of art. The definition of drawing is blurry and often serves as a basis for study in most every other medium. Drawing is rarely is given the same attention as other disciplines within visual art, but is regularly a root for other artistic practices, as well as being a valid realm on its own.

Drawing Never Dies will survey the range of drawing taking place today. Approaches may span from minimal to maximal, meticulous to messy, monumental to miniature. From commonplace and traditional materials such as graphite and pens on paper, to drawing on the surface of the earth, to artists working with technology such as 3d pen drawings in space or forms intended for experience on the screen; we are interested in a broad/expansive survey of drawing now. We invite artists who consider their work from the vantage of drawing to submit to this juried exhibition.

Guest Jurors:

RedLine is pleased to announce Donald Fodness (artist & curator) and Daisy McGowan (Director & Chief Curator of Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs).

Artists:

Tedd Anderson, Justin Ankenbauer, Richard Beck, Michael Beitz, Jennifer Belair, Michael Bernhardt, Susan Blake, Teresa Booth Brown, Malinda Bray, Sophy Brown, Trine Bumiller, Krista Clark, Carolyn Cohen, Corie Cole, Gregory Cook, Eilis Crean, Jacob Custer, Maria DiFranco, Corey Drieth, Loren Erdrich, Jack Estenssoro, Ashley Freinberg, Brian Gillis, Jason Gimbel, Clay Hawkley, Andrew Huffman, Peter ILLIG, Heidi Jensen, Margaret Kasahara, Anna Kaye, Matt Kuhlman, Jane Lackey, Lauren Lake, Sarah Leahy, Nicole Lenzi, Brenda Luckin, Shona Macdonald, Ryan Mandell, Suchitra Mattai, Tom Mazzullo, Donna Meeks, Sarah Michaels, Adam Milner, Lauri Murphy, Kia Neill, Josh Nemec, Lynx Nguyen, Eric Nord, Tim Norris, Seamus O'Rourke, Nate Otto, Duncan Parks, Caroline Peters, Jennifer Pettus, Bruce Price, Amie Rangel, TJ Raygun, Lauren Amalia Redding, Collin Richard, Benjamin Rogers, Colin Ruff, Bill Santelli, Raphael Sassi, Naomi Scheck, Shelby Shadwell, Kyle Singer, Jodi Stuart, Scott Teplin, Kari Treadwell, Jenny Ustick, Anne Wedler, Barry Whittaker, Ellen Winkler, Dustin Young, Tamara Zibners, Rachel Zollinger, Mario Zoots 

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

 

Dateline: Stuff On Walls

Stuff On Walls

Dateline

July 9-31, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Saturday July 9, 5pm - 12am
  • Stuff on Walls is curated and produced by Curtis Tucker
stuffonwallsinstagramhirez

Stuff on Walls is a pop up contemporary art gallery that operates in the Denver metro area. SOW strives to have diversity not only in the art but in the artists themselves. In this way SOW provides a platform where artists can come on to the scene and make a name for themselves whilst being free to experiment among their peers.

Stuff on Walls has exhibited hundreds of artist in dozens of venues so far including City O City and Helikon Gallery and Studios to name a few.

This iteration of SOW brings together an eclectic and multi-talented group of local artists:

Peter Yumi @pereryumo
Ben Siekierski @tumpcakes
Tru Slithers @truslithers
Emilie Luckett @yungemilie
Chris Schrein @schreince
Curtis Tucker @cccccurtis
Moe Gram @mi_moegram
Jonas Zoots @put_user_name_here1
Scot Wells @greatscottdesignco

DATELINE is a contemporary art gallery located in the River North (RiNo) art district in Denver, Colorado. Founded by resident curators Jeromie Lawrence Dorrance and artist Adam Milner in 2014. DATELINE's mission is to provide an alternative exhibition space for emerging artists who exercise experimental or marginal approaches to their art-making practices. Featuring exhibitions from national and international artists alongside a rotating roster of guest curators, DATELINE is, at its heart, a project space for artists and stimulating node in the mid-western US market.

DATELINE
3004 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
@ddaatteelliinnee
303.505.2127
http://www.ddaatteelliinnee.com

 

Art Gym: A New Spin

A New Spin

Art Gym Denver

July 7 - 30, 2016

  • Curated by Jo Fitsell
NewSpin-email

Art Gym Denver is excited to present A New Spin, a fiber arts exhibition curated by Jo Fitsell. A self-taught artist, Jo Fitsell’s work explores internal rhythms and unseen connections. In this show, Fitsell connects a wide range of works related to the fiber medium and modern innovations in fiber art. A New Spin features artwork from Diedre Adams, Christi Beckman, Susan Brooks, Heather Doyle Maier, Patty Emmons, Jo Fitsell, Pam Fortner, Mary Horrocks, Tom Lundberg, Barb Olson, and Jennifer Pettus. According to Jo Fitsell, “I tried to remember pieces visually, without thinking of the artists themselves. I chose pieces that connected on a personal level that would be intriguing to the general public. We have a history of idealizing art from the far past and diminishing those of the present. This was an opportunity to reveal what is happening in the fiber art world.” Event Dates: July 7th – 30th, 2016: Exhibition on display
  • July 14th, 5-8 pm: Opening reception–meet the artists enjoy light refreshment and hors d’oeuvres
  • July 16th, 3-5 pm: Artist Talk with Mary Horrocks about Rust Printing Technique – free and open to the public
  • July 20th, 5-7 pm: Artist Talk with Jo Fitsell about Fiber Art History, Techniques and her own Creative Process - free and open to the public
  • July 27th, 5-7 pm: Artist Talk with Thomas Lundberg about his Stitch Techniques and Inspiration taken from the History of Textiles and from Everyday Life.
The 17,000 sq. ft. Art Gym is located at 1460 Leyden St. Denver, CO 80205 and offers workspace and access to the tools necessary for emerging and seasoned creatives. Art Gym has the tools you need to create.

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

http://artgymdenver.com

 

Core: Contemporary Still Life

Contemporary Still Life

Core New Art Space

July 7 - 24, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 8 from 6-9 pm
  • In the Annex: Gillian Sargeant
core

Core New Art Space presents "Contemporary Still Life," an exhibition offering a fresh take on an old genre. Juror Katharine Smith-Warren has chosen 20 pieces by 19 artists from 12 different states across the nation; represented in these works of art are a wide range of materials, interpretations, and artistic voices. The resulting exhibit, full of variety and vitality, shows the dynamic face of Still Life today.

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

 

DPL: 2016 Mile High International Pastel Exhibition

2016 Mile High International Pastel Exhibition

Vida Ellison Gallery (7th Floor), Denver Central Library

July 10 – September 8, 2016

  • Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Sunday, July 10 from 2 – 4pm
Chito
“Chito,” a pastel by Juanita Nelson, will be one of 100 pastel paintings on display during the Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2016 Mile High International Exhibition

The Pastel Society of Colorado presents its annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition featuring 100 luminous pastel paintings juried by Kim Casebeer, signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Paintings are available for purchase. Pastel artists will be painting in the library plaza many days throughout the duration of the show.

Of Note: Exhibit judge Kim Casbeer will be will conduct a pastel workshop titled “Creating Better Landscape Paintings from Photographs,” July 7 – 9, 2016 at the Littleton Museum, located at 6028 S. Gallup St., in Littleton. The workshop will offer demos and cover topics including types of light and shadow, value and color studies, and composition. Registration is available on the Pastel Society of Colorado website and all skill levels are welcome.

Vida Ellison Gallery
Denver Public Library, Central Branch (7th 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
http://denverlibrary.org

 

MacSpa: Leslie Aguillard

Leslie Aguillard: “Noir”

The MacSpa

July 1 - August 31, 2016

  • Public Reception and Anniversary Celebration: Sunday, July 17th, 2-5pm
Noir

THE MACSPA & Curator Eric Matelski present artwork by Leslie Aguillard on display now through the end of August, 2016 at The MacSpa 1738 Wynkoop, Suite 103, Denver, CO 80202.

This year The MacSpa celebrates 7 years of helping creative types with their computer needs and 7 years of exhibiting local art.

The Noir Art Show features works inspired by 1950’s and 1960’s noir television series and movies created by Denver artist Leslie Aguillard.

Public Reception and Anniversary Celebration will be held Sunday, July 17th, 2-5pm. We will be serving up treats and adult refreshments reminiscent or the noir era. All attendees will be eligible for prize giveaways including a commemorative Noir T-shirt from artist Leslie Aguillard.

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

 

Read more: MacSpa: Leslie Aguillard

Search

Events Calendar

July 2016 Next month
S M T W T F S
week 26 1 2
week 27 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
week 28 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
week 29 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
week 30 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
week 31 31

Weekly Newsletter