Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

Leon: Matt Scobey: Come Dig the Essence

Matt Scobey: Come Dig the Essence

Leon

August 28 - September 26, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 28th from 7-11pm
  • A New collection of sculptures, objects, and prototypes exploring Form, Process, Readymade, and Assemblage by Matt Scobey
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'Come Dig the Essence' will be a continuation of studio experiments in form and material. Each object will be monocast utilizing various form processes resulting in a site specific installation that is somehow foreign yet familiar.

“I believe that we all have an experience, perspective, compulsion, way of thinking, seeing or feeling that is unique and beautiful. When we are able to share these experiences with each other our community collectively grows happier, smarter, stronger, and healthier. Ideas of soul, spirit, growth, love and what is essential were all very present during the design and fabrication of these objects and the exhibition in general”

Matt is the founder of Formal Alchemy, a process driven Design and Fabrication studio. He has recently finished a series of residencies in collaboration with Biennial of the Americas, SOMA Mexico, Art-Plant and Dateline gallery. Matt Scobey draws on a range of influences and interests, Pop-Surrealism, Memphis School, Neo Eclectic Design, Proun, Readymade, and Assemblage. His interest in space, form, context and economy often manifest in murals, installation, design, performance, and sculpture. The work reflects less of a personal observation as it offers a bizarre mirrored reflection of our own society. He is currently working primarily with concrete. Developing a process referred to as “readymade form” which utilizes found object as form for mono cast sculptural works, installations, and performances that explore ideas of form and collective memory. His experience has been gained through residencies, internships, exhibitions, jobs, and self-initiated projects. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions at Rhinoceropolis, Denver Art Museum, MCA Denver, Pirate Gallery, Denver Arts and Venues, Denver International Airport, Redline, RMCAD, SuperOrdinary Gallery, and Pawn Works Gallery.

Leon
1112 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
Tue-Sun: 12-5pm
http://www.leongallery.com

 

Edge: Mala Setaram-Wolfe and Faith Williams

Mala Setaram-Wolfe: Attunement

Faith Williams: The Cost Of Being Fragile

Edge Gallery

August 28 - September 13, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 28th from 6-10 PM
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Attunement - Mala Setaram-Wolfe

Explorations of the mysteries of matter. Mixed media works featuring encaustic and found photographs.
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The Cost of Being Fragile - Faith Williams

New works by Faith Williams featuring printmaking and drawing. Reflections on personal medical experiences through exploration of the body, medical imagery, financial bills, and visual manipulations.

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

 

Valkarie: Urban Organics & Free Range Graffiti

Urban Organics & Free Range Graffiti: Brothers Brian & Eric Wall

Valkarie Gallery

August 26 - September 20, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 28, 6 - 9pm
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"Starting with no endpoint in mind and often just a few lines to anchor the image, I build up my paintings with many layers of colors and lines in oil, deconstructing and erasing as I go, morphing shapes into new forms, and then working back into it again. This multi-step process creates visual tension in my work, a testament to my fascination with systems of simultaneous order and chaos. I have always been inspired by the beauty of nature, architecture, biology, and culture, all of which add whimsical elements to my work.

I create very much in the moment, so my paintings are in a constant state of flux. I have been very moved by the philosophy of "being in the now," and I strive to be present in the moment as I create. I also aim to be mindful of my thoughts and use what are typically rote mental processes as effective creative tools.

While there is an inherent risk of failure in my process of working in the moment without a specific plan of how to move forward, I embrace this risk in order to uncover the beautiful "accidents" of creation that come only from such an experimental style." ~ Brian Wall My works are generally an exploration of textile like materials that encompass a wide variety of subject matters including empty interiors, architecture, as well as formal issues like space, pattern, and the nature of painting. Often they are cropped, cut, folded, pierced, stitched, sanded and manipulated, these works refer to many of painting's most long running concerns - genre and narrative, pictorial space and illusion, and color and texture. I continue to participate in the dialogue of Western painting while being fully conscience of the issues in the contemporary practices." ~ Eric Wall 

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

 

Niza Knoll: Digital Dimensions 2015

Digital Dimensions 

Niza Knoll Gallery

August 29 - September 26, 2015

  • Participating artists include: Collin Parson, Judy Gardner, Wes Price, Jodie Roth Cooper, Sharon Strasburg, Sharon Meriash and Travis Vermilye.
  • Curated by Judy Gardner and Wes Price
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Travis Vermilye - Nervous

The term “Digital” in reference to art often brings to mind a 2-dimensional or giclee prints. In recent years, the ability to create dimensional objects from 3-D computer files has put a whole new set of creative tools in the hands of artists. The Digital Dimensions exhibit at Niza Knoll Gallery explores these new possibilities and where they are leading artists in their quest to turn their vision into reality. The public is invited to view and purchase work August 29 -September 26, during regular business hours, Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday, 1-4, and during the following special events:

  • First Friday Art Walk: September 4, 6-9 

  • Artist's Reception: Third Friday, September 18, 6-8 pm
The exhibit focuses on 3-Dimensional fabrication methods that are becoming more and more accessible such as 3-D printing, Laser cutting/etching, Plasma cutting or CNC Routing. 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Plasma cutting is a process that cuts through electrically conductive materials by means of an accelerated jet of hot plasma. A CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Router is a computer controlled cutting machine related to the hand held router used for cutting various hard materials, such as wood, composites, aluminum, steel, plastics, and foams.

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.953.1789
http://www.nizaknollgallery.com

 

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RMCAD: Kimberly Putnam: Steam

Kimberly Putnam: Steam

RMCAD Faculty Gallery

August 24 – November 16, 2015

  • Opening reception: Thursday September 3rd from 5-7pm
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The Faculty Gallery at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Steam by artist and Foundations Faculty member Kimberly Putnam.

Self identity is a manifestation of beliefs that define who we are rather than what we look like. I am a woman. This is how I identify myself. My work is a self-reflection, looking deep within to find the soul of the woman known as me. This is not an easy thing to do because it means pulling off and away all that is safe and expose the rawness underneath. This is the focus of my work.

The content of my art is portraiture, specifically portraiture of women. I often use myself as the model. I would not consider my portraits as traditional in any sense of the word. The over arching concepts within the portraits deal with objectification and non-objectification of the female form with an exploration into the idea of the male gaze.

In John Berger’s book Ways of Seeing he speaks of how over the course of time women have learned to view themselves through their male counterpart’s ‘gaze’. Simply stated, we have learned to objectify ourselves based on the male standards of beauty. As a response to this, my work shows the presence of femininity and the removal or manipulation of the female form either literally or metaphorically.

Kim Putnam is a Contemporary artist and adjunct instructor at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. She has been teaching at the college since 2009. Putnam also leads workshops in printmaking and Life Drawing at the Art Students League of Denver. When asked what medium she works in, Putnam’s response is that it depends on what the work requires. Her first love is oil paint, however she has also worked in photography, printmaking, graphite, collage and more recently installations using nonprecious materials such as latex balloons, flour, pepper and marbles. She is represented by Core Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Putnam has a Masters of Fine Art degree from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a Masters of Art degree in Art History from Ohio State University and a Bachelors of Art degree in Communication from Purdue University.

Prior to enrolling in graduate school for a second time in 2012, Putnam served on the board of the Art Director’s Club of Denver and as a Higher Education Representative on the Colorado Art Education Association (CAEA) Council. In 2010, she was presented with the “Distinguished Service Within the Profession” award by CAEA. Putnam has published several articles in the CAEA Collage magazine, is a member of the faculty at the Art Students League of Denver and a Co-Director at Core New Art Space Gallery.

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

 

Spark: Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn and Robert St. John

Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn and Robert St. John

Spark Gallery

August 27 - September 20, 2015

  • Leona Lazar in the North Gallery
  • Opening Reception Party: Friday, August 28, 6-9pm
  • First Friday: September 4, 2015
  • Closing Coffee with Artists: Sunday, September 20, 1-4pm
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Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn - Do Your Teeth Miss the Taste of the Sky...? - 2014

Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn: "Do Your Teeth Miss the Taste of the Sky...?"

Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn's work transmutes found materials and non-traditional arts supplies, like bones and mylar, into singular objects and ideas.

For the show "Do your teeth miss the taste of the sky...?" she presents work from two current series: "Clouds" and "Bones." In the series "Clouds," she continues her experiments and explorations with mylar and interactive inflatables, as well as showing a new installation. The series "Bones" includes photographs and wall sculptures created from found objects—often bones— among other everyday items and more common craft supplies such as yarn, flock, and pastels.

The two series join to create and question the sublime to subtle details of life: growth and decay, highs and lows, and the vibrant space between the seen and the unseen.

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Robert St. John - Sanitized - 2015

Robert St. John: "The 'Sanitized...' Project"

The work in this exhibition consists of hand-colored linocut prints, combined with low-relief sculpture. The prints use "found" images, printed on Japanese paper and overlapped. The primary image, inspiring the show title, is taken from a 3 1/2 by 8 inch drinking glass cover of the type found in American motels in the mid-1900's.

In the North Gallery: Leona Lazar: I Am Music

Each ceramic sculpture explores the endless possibilities of paper clay. Using a slab construction, I play with its flexibility and lightness, infusing each piece with energy and fluid gestures. Textures and color treatments add another dynamic to their development, giving each figure a unique character. Exuberance! Pathos. Tranquility. Hundreds of emotions are evoked by the sounds of music we experience internally or externally and surprisingly, felt in similar ways by people from completely different cultures. My "all female ensemble" captures many moods of this universal language, emphasizing how music is an essential part of being human.

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

 

Next: Catherine Carilli: The Spirit of Taos Mountain

Catherine Carilli: The Spirit of Taos Mountain

Next Gallery

August 28 - September 13, 2015

  • Reception: Friday, August 28, from 6pm-10pm
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Catherine Carilli - View from my Casita

Inspirations from Northern New Mexico captured in artwork during a summer retreat in Taos. I pay homage to the beauty of Northern New Mexico, the grace of native lands, the majesty of Taos Mountain, and the Taos Modernist Painters in this art exhibition.  =

Next Gallery
3759 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
303.433.4933
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM
http://www.nextartgallerydenver.com

 

aBuzz: Jean Herman: Near and Far

Jean Herman: Near and Far

aBuzz Gallery

August 27 - September 19, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 27th 6-9pm
  • First Friday: September 4th 6-9pm
  • Artist Talk: Saturday, September 12th, 3-4pm
  • Closing Reception: Saturday, September 19th, 12-4pm
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Jean Herman combines expert textile collage artistry with an inspired search for meaning by studying landscapes, cityscapes, people, and cultures. Her new work in this exhibit titled “Near and Far” interprets scenes she has observed while traveling or looking out her high rise condo window. Denver-area residents can view her textile collage art collection between August 27 and September 19 at aBuzz Gallery, located at 3340 Walnut Street in Denver’s RiNo Art District.

ABuzz is an essential part of RiNo’s lively art district. During Herman’s show, the gallery will be open on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. For details, visit www.aBuzzGallery.com. Herman, who has developed her own unique style of fiber art that incorporates drawing, painting and stitching on fabric, chose aBuzz because it is opening the Denver market to upcoming artists who use innovative mediums.

To learn more about the exhibit, all are invited to attend a discussion with the artist at aBuzz Gallery on Saturday, September 12 from 3 to 4 p.m. While conducting a tour of her work, Herman will discuss her creative voice, her technique and her development of a piece of artwork, from first idea to final product.

In her pieces, Herman incorporates various media and techniques, including textile art, stitching, drawing, painting, oil pastels and collage, to capture ideas, visions and concepts. Herman explains that, “I use fabric, texture, stitching, patterns and color to explore life that I observe"

About Jean Herman: Jean Herman (www.jeanherman.com) is a Denver-based artist who uses numerous media and techniques to create textured and meaningful contemporary textile collage art. The former CEO of the Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau, Herman now dedicates her time to her craft. Through extensive travel and ongoing art education, Herman is inspired to create expressionist textile artistry that explores relationships between culture, religion, people and geography. Pieces from Herman’s collection are exhibited in galleries, festivals and museums across the nation, and Herman’s work has been recently published in Quilt Life Magazine (June 2014), Quilters Newsletter (February/March 2014), Portfolio 20 (2013), the Contemporary Fiber: Colorado Invitational (2014) and Creative Spaces (2013).

aBuzz Gallery
located in the Dry Ice Factory building
3340 Walnut Street

Denver, CO 80205
303.945.6195
http://www.abuzzGallery.com

 

Emmanuel: 2015 MSU Denver Faculty Show

2015 MSU Denver Faculty Show

Emmanuel Gallery

August 27 - September 24, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Thursday August 27th from 4-7pm; performance by artists Matt Jenkins and Anne Thulson
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Participating artists in the exhibition: Lisa Abendroth, Peter Bergman, Michael Bernhardt, Kevin Buchholz, Jacob Custer, Talya Dornbush, Tobias Fike, Matt Jenkins & Anne Thulson, Gigi Lambert, Stephanie Lindsey Charles Livingston, Phil Mann, Dawn McFadden, Susanne Mitchell, Kelly Monico, Jess Moore, Jonathon Nicklow, Jeneve Parrish, Sarah Renshaw, Natasha Seideneck, Stephen Shactman, Kay Tuttle, Derrick Velasquez, Mario Zoots

Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Higher Education Center
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204
303.556.8337
Tue-Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
http://www.emmanuelgallery.org

 

Pirate: Michael Brohman: Tipping Point

Michael Brohman: Tipping Point

Pirate Contemporary Art

August 21 - September 6, 2015

  • Gallery Reception: Friday, August 21 from 6-10pm
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Michael Brohman - The Climb - cast bronze - 61” x 25” x 25” - 2015

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

 

Rule: Diane Christiansen: Breath Exchange

Diane Christiansen: Breath Exchange

Rule Gallery

August 21 - October 3, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 21 from 6-9pm
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In her art, Christiansen explores the synthesis of birth and death, growth and decay. Inspired by Buddhist imagery, she explores the idea of accepting mortality to deepen our experience of the present moment. Christiansen also draws insight from locations such as the rain forests of Costa Rica, where she sees “a riot of death growing out of life.” In the process of respiration, the expiration of one thing leads to the inspiration of another. It is a symbiosis, where the exchange of breath between beings is vital to the creation and continuation of life itself.

Breath Exchange will present pieces in different media, including animations, works on paper and plaster constructs. In one animation, Christiansen collaborated with animator Joel Benjamin to create a black and white collage of stop-motion and cell-drawn animation. In another, with Tibetan cloud paintings as a starting point, Christiansen captures the creation of a line-painting in stop-motion. The finished piece will also be on display along with oil paintings on plaster, cloth, and wood-frame. The paintings incorporate abstract and figurative imagery and are constructed through a process of painting, sanding, and repainting to create ghostly layerings.

About: Diane Christiansen is a Chicago-based artist whose practice includes painting, drawing, and an ongoing collaborative installation project with Detroit-based artist Shoshanna Utchenik. Christiansen received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1990. Christiansen’s work has been shown extensively throughout the United States and Europe.

RULE Gallery has exhibited contemporary abstract and conceptual works, including paintings, sculpture, photography, and works on paper by both established and emerging national artists, since 1987. The gallery has locations in Denver, Colorado, and Marfa, Texas.

Rule Gallery
3254 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
303.800.6776
http://www.rulegallery.com

 

Hinterland: Nirmal Raja and Nina Ghanbarzadeh

Nirmal Raja and Nina Ghanbarzadeh: Beyond Language

Hinterland

August 20 - September 11, 2015

  • Opening Night: Thursday August 20 from 6-11pm
  • 1st Friday Reception: September 4 from 6-10pm
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Hailing from India and Iran respectively, Raja and Ghanbarzadeh are interested in themes of displacement, migration and cultural negotiation. An important component in these themes is language. Living between two cultures, they find themselves constantly translating and finding different ways of communicating. In their recent work, they explore different aspects of language- script as form, legibility and illegibility, communication and chaos and the relationship between drawing and writing. Through mixed media works that include unconventional materials, video installation, cut paper, wall stencils, prints and drawings, they ask these questions- Is communication possible beyond and outside of our conventional understanding of language?

What is the potential of text when it becomes non referential- like music, beyond specificity and context? What is lost in translation?

Hinterland
3254 Walnut St.
Denver CO, 80205
Tue-Sat: Noon-6pm and by appointment
http://hinterlandartspace.com

 

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RMCAD: Buddy Bravo

Buddy Bravo: Interject Beauty

RMCAD Alumni Gallery

August 24 - November 16, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Thursday September 3rd, 2015 from 5 - 7pm
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As a musician and artist, it is easy to see where these two worlds collide in my artwork. As a full time graphic designer, precision and accuracy is important. As a musician, expression and movement are also key.

Stylistically, in my work I aim to balance elements of art deco with contemporary techniques. Before computers, graphic designers were skilled artisans who hand crafted letters, forms and perfectly straight lines. It is in this practice of hand-craft that I aim to keep alive in my work.

Much of my work is inspired by poster-work of the 1920's - 1950's. These advertisements often sold a luxurious lifestyle of operas, piano recitals, and ball room dancing. In my series, "One Positive Thing" I have re-appropriated this style to sell something that actually costs nothing; optimism. These posters are advertisements where the product for sell is not a product, but an attitude. Through my artwork, both the series and the individual pieces, I explore how these styles can be updated, modernized and made contemporary again.  

As a child, the only thing Buddy Bravo wanted was to draw. Every Christmas the list was the same; markers, paints and pencils. It wasn't until high-school that art become and option for a career. It was a few years after high-school that Bravo moved to Denver to pursue creative endeavors. In 2013, Bravo's artwork was selected to be installed permanently along the Westbound Light Rail Train in Lakewood. That same year, he was awarded with the Governor's Choice Award by Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy.

Buddy Bravo graduated with a major in Graphic Design from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2013, For more information please go to http://www.buddbravo.com

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

 

Sally Centigrade: Cory Benhatzel, Elena Gunderson and Kim Gordon

Cory Benhatzel, Elena Gunderson and Kim Gordon

Sally Centigrade Gallery

August 22 – September 15, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Saturday August 22nd 2-8pm
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Elena Gunderson - Girl

Sally Centigrade is proud to join the glowing, ethereal animals from Cory Benhatzel with the bright color, manic portraits by Elena Gunderson and the muted color, soft-featured ladies of Kim Gordon. Together they are three contemporary artists of distinct styles that could not seem more natural when shown together. The show will feature 15 new pieces of art, and the opening reception will last from 2-8pm on Saturday.

The occult animal kingdom that Cory Benhatzel has created, she paints the ghostly creatures she’s wanted to see since she was a child. Inspiration comes from such diverse worlds as The Last Unicorn and Disney movies to magic, witchcraft and nature itself. In addition to personal and occult symbolism, Cory employs Floriography, the Victorian- era form of communication also called The Language of Flowers within each piece. By this code, every flower has a specific meaning which lends itself to the imagery. Born in Amherst NY, Cory always aspired to be a lifelong artist. Her desire led her to Los Angeles where she earned her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, and from there began exhibiting her work in galleries worldwide. She currently resides in her hometown with her husband, daughter-cat and she-wolf husky.

Elena Gunderson is a Denver based artist, makes paintings focusing primarily on wet media artworks. Her production is influenced by romanticism, dark humor, and iconography, and often touches on overlapping themes of family structure, violence, and sexuality. Her use of color is vibrant and gaudy, which juxtaposes the seemingly sinister personalities who exist in her imaginative realm.

Kim Gordon is an artist living and working in San Francisco, California. Her art reflects and incorporates her interest in magic, travel, myths, historical events and family heritage. She prefers to paint on wood as the grain, and other natural elements of the material, contribute their own story to the final piece. A soft strength balanced with quiet reflection is found in the faces of her subjects. The worlds she creates echo the present day, historical fact and mythological folklore.

Sally Centigrade is able to validate parking in the Larimer Square Garage (on Market near 14th). In addition to the art show, a full range of prints from more than 15 different artists including Jasmine Becket-Grifith, Lindsey Kuhn, Lora Zombie, Camilla d’Errico and Tara McPherson will be on hand and for sale. For more information visit http://www.sallycentigrade.com

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

 

Gallery 1261: Unfurl

Unfurl

Gallery 1261

August 21 – September 26, 2015

  • Guest curator: artist Mia Bergeron
  • Opening Reception: Friday August 21st from 6-9pm
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 Jennifer Balkan - Hope - 40x30 - oil on wood

“All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.” - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Comprised of 25 invited artists, including gallery artists as well as guests, from the US and Europe, "Unfurl" draws on the idea of true creative freedom. Selected artists have been asked to create works of art that are created without boundaries. Many of these artists will be working in different media, themes, scale, and subjects than what they have become known for creating. The objective of "Unfurl" is to host not only an exhibit that stretches the limits of what each artist is capable of manifesting, but also to invite collectors to view a potentially untold and private part of these artists' creativity.  

Participating artists: Jennifer Balkan, David Cheifetz, Casey Childs, Rachel Constantine,Stephen Early, Nathan Ford, Felicia Forte, Rose Frantzen, Ron Hicks + Michael Gadlin, Quang Ho, Susan Lyon, Jeremy Mann, Ann Marshall, Teresa Oaxaca, Katherine Stone + David Gluck, Daniel Sprick, Joseph Todorovitch, Henrik Uldalen, Aaron Westerberg, Zhaoming Wu, Anna Wypych, Vincent Xeus and Zack Zdrale.

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

 

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Ice Cube: Jen Burdess and Jean Smith

Jen Burdess and Jean Smith

Ice Cube Gallery

August 20 - September 12, 2015

  • Opening Reception, This Friday, August 21, 5 - 9 pm
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Burdess, Jen Detail, 2015

About the Jen Burdess’ “People You May Know”

Ice Cube Gallery is pleased to present drawing and installation works by local artist Jen Burdess in the exhibit “People You May Know”. Social media has become an inescapable part of our modern society. People have been fired, publicly shamed and bullied because of the way they look or what they have said on social media. Our online personas have a life of their own but do they really represent an accurate accounting of who we really are? Jen Burdess’ new body of work, “People You May Know”, explores this theme.
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Smith, Stacked and Hung, 2015

About Jean Smith’s “Stacked and Hung”

This body of work continues Jean’s exploration of stacked ceramic pieces, bringing them off the floor and hanging them from the ceiling. By lifting them into the air, they have a feeling of lightness and movement and invite the viewer to inspect them as they slowly twist and turn. They define a space almost as a person would and invite you to move among and through them, as if passing through a living sculptural environment. 

Ice Cube Gallery at the Dry Ice Factory
3300 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
303.292.1822
Fri: 12-9pm; Thu/Sat: 12-5pm
http://icecubegallery.com

 

Sync: Lisa Calzavara: Sticks and Stones

Lisa Calzavara: Sticks and Stones

SYNC Gallery

August 20 - September 12, 2015

  • Third Friday Opening Reception: August 21 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: September 4th from 6-9pm
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Ascending Rapids, clay & resin, 40"x30"

Sticks and Stones is the latest series of clay & resin wall sculptures created by award winning artist Lisa Calzavara. "I like to use high contrast for a strong impact and texture to add a bit of variety to each piece. As layers of clay and resin are molded into shapes, I continually simplify forms to retain the essential elements. Once all the layers harden, the pieces are assembled and mounted on a natural hardwood panel, completing the composition."

Calzavara focuses on the spatial relationships between positive and negative space to create intriguing compositions using natural elements of stone and clay. Over the last year Calzavara has created a new process to produce masterful sculptures which were inspired from her oil paintings. More artwork can be viewed at http://aprettypainting.com

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

Core: Suzanne Kramer and Jeff Hughes

Suzanne Kramer and Jeff Hughes

CORE New Art Space

August 20 - September 6, 2015

  • Artist's reception: Friday August 21, 6-9pm
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Resonating memories of the emotions, color, forms, textures and sounds of Cambodia
are the inspiration for Suzanne Kramer’s abstract paintings in her new show, Sojourn

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Jeff Hughes’ DREAM features imagery created from memories,
dreams, things half seen, and things half remembered

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

 

Lakewood Cultural Center: Art for Horses 2015

Art for Horses 2015

Lakewood Cultural Center

August 22 - September 18, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 21st from 6-9pm
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Sat: 10am-2pm

 

William Havu: Tony Ortega: Hybridity

Tony Ortega: Hybridity

William Havu Gallery

August 14 - September 19, 2015

  • Featuring: Max Lehman
  • Introducing: Billy Hassell
  • On The Mezzanine: Betsy Margolius
  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 14th 6-9 pm
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Tony Ortega - Superhombre with Sombrero - hand-colored etching - 10" x7¾”

Tony Ortega was born in 1958 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He lives in Denver, Colorado where he is chair and associate professor of drawing and printmaking at Regis University. He holds MFA (1995) and BA (1980) degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder and regularly shows his work at galleries and museums in the United States, Latin America and other parts of the world. A selection of exhibitions includes Ecology, Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala (2009); Focus: The Figure, Denver Art Museum (2008 - 2010); and Axis: Reflexiones Chicanas, Museo de Arte de Medellin, Medellin, Columbia, 2006.

Ortega's work is part of numerous private and public collections, among them the Denver Art Museum, Los Angeles County Art Museum, Museo del Barrio in New York City, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was the recipient of the prestigious Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts (1999), the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts (1998), and the AFKEY Award for Excellence in Art, Alliance for Contemporary Art of the Denver Art Museum (1991). Tony has been represented by the William Havu Gallery in Denver, CO for thirty-three years.

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

 

DBG: Theodore Waddell

Theodore Waddell: Within Range

Gates Garden Court Gallery at the Denver Botanic Gardens

August 19 – November 8, 2015

  • Reception: Wednesday, August 19 from 5:30-7:30pm; Artist Talk at 6:30pm (RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
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A native of Montana, Theodore Waddell’s paintings feature cattle-scattered panoramas. Influenced by time spent in New York in the 1960s, he combines elements of abstract expressionism with landscape to create a singular, resonate style.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206
720.865.3500
http://botanicgardens.org

 

MWC: Anna Dvorak: Earth+Water

Anna Dvorak: Element Series: Earth+Water

Michael Warren Contemporary

August 11 – September 5, 2015

  • Opening Reception, Friday August 14 (6-9pm)
  • Third Friday, August 21(6-9pm)
  • First Friday, September 4 (6-9pm)
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Anna Dvorak presents work from her ongoing series: Element Series: Earth+Water

In Dvorak’s current series of paintings, Dunes Waves, she looks specifically at the contrasting male and female energies of the shifting sand found at the Great Sand Dunes in Southern Colorado. Dvorak investigates how those energies relate to one another, changing and mutating in reaction to the universal forces of the Earth.

Using fluid acrylics, built up in layer after layer, Dvorak explores the relationship and interaction of color, texture, line and shape to reflect her response to the natural elements of wind, water, light and earth.

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 also 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

 

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