Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

Charles and Collin Parson: Continuance at the CSFAC

Charles and Collin Parson: Continuance

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

October 25, 2014 - February 15, 2015

  • Members-Only Preview: Friday, October 24, 5-7pm; Meet artists Charles and Collin Parson
  • Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 25, 11am; tour the exhibition with Charles and Collin Parson
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Collin Parson, Untitled (from the Divided Series), 16' diameter, wood, color changing led's and arduino, 2014 

As artists, Charles Parson and his son Collin are exemplary of what Charles describes as a continuance, as “overlapping generations, sleeving one era into another.” Although their work is very different, each artist creates objects that remind viewers of the extraordinary possibilities intrinsic in common, often industrial, materials.

Charles’s large-scale sculptures impose a poetic elegance on industrial steel and glass. Although technological in their foundations and architectural in their construction, these sculptures are the artist’s response to the expansive space of the west.

In Collin’s work, controlled light transforms interior spaces into stunning atmospheric experiences. Collin states that his goal is to “push the viewer beyond everyday limits of perception.” Together, Charles’ and Collin’s works will occupy the Fine Arts Center’s El Pomar Gallery and will create an experience that connects disparate spaces and, by extension, inspires viewers to recognize awareness of their shared space as they move among the monumental sculpture and light-filled galleries.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

Rule: Paul Gillis

Paul Gillis: Otherwhere/Otherwhen

Rule Gallery

October 24 - December 6, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 24th from 6-9pm
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LITTLE BIRDIE WHAT MAKES YOU SING YOUR SONG - 2014 - OIL CANVAS 24"x24"

Great storytellers, whatever the medium, have the ability to take the common themes of human existence and place them in alternative settings and situations as a way to explore our sense of self and connect us to each other. Both Kafka and Vonnegut come to mind. Colorado artist Paul Gillis accomplishes the same thing by narrating his stories with oil paints and watercolors. Staging complex scenes using all of human history, from ancient alphabets and imagery such as the Tower of Babel to robotic protagonists and supernatural landscapes, Gillis explores the idea that as much as our surroundings change, humans remain the same. His chimeras, positioned in surreal situations, tell the familiar story of people seeking their place in the world and with each other.

About Paul Gillis

Paul Gillis was born in Argentina and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He moved to Colorado 1967 and received his BFA from University of Colorado Denver and his MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder. In the 1960’s he became associated with a group of significant Colorado artists working in Boulder, which included Clark Richert, Margaret Neumann, George Woodman, John Fudge, Joe Clower and Charlie DiJulio. A few years later Gillis, along with Andy Libertone, joined 12 other artists in founding the first artists co-operative gallery in Denver: Spark Gallery. His work has been displayed in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums including the Denver Art Museum, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Museum of Contemporary Arts Denver, and the Singer Gallery, Denver. His work has also shown in Santa Fe, NM; Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA and San Diego, CA.

RULE Gallery permanently reopened in June 2014 at 3254 Walnut Street, Denver, Colorado in the RINO Arts District. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 12-6pm and by appointment.

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

 

40 West: Farm to Table

Farm to Table

40 West Arts Gallery

October 22 - November 22, 2014

  • Gallery Reception: Friday November 7 from 5-7pm
  • Artistic jello mold contest to be judged by Andrew Novick on Saturday November 8th at 1:30pm, with public viewing from 12-1pm
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40 West Arts Gallery
1560 Teller St
Lakewood, CO 80214 Tue-Sat: 1-4pm
http://www.40westarts.org

 

William Havu: Bob Knox: Real Abstract

Bob Knox: Real Abstract

Michael Clapper: Portals

William Havu Gallery

October 24 - December 6, 2014

  • On the mezzanine: Werner Drewes; New acquisitions from the estate
  • Opening Reception: Friday October 24th 6-9 pm  
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Salem, acrylic on canvas, 72" x 76"

Bob Knox was born in New York City in 1953. He received his BA in studio art from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut in 1975. He also studies at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Rennes, France, and SUNY Purchase. In the early years of his career, he worked as an illustrator and his paintings were featured on the cover of The New Yorker magazine numerous times (1988 - 1992). His work has been featured in one- person exhibitions at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York , Nathan Bernstein & Co., New York, NY ;Blaffer Gallery Museum of University of Houston, Houston, TX; PMW Gallery, Stamford Connecticut ; Gallery Fischer, Stuttgart, Germany and the Findhorn Foundation, Moray, Scotland. In addition, his work has been included in group exhibitions at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; University of Denver, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver,CO; James Graham Contemporary, New York, NY; Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Vankin Schwartz gallery, Atlanta; Galerie James Van Damme, Brussels; Islip Art Museum, New York; and The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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

 

Valkarie: Karrie York, Danyl Cook & Dwight Davidson

The Art of Karrie York, Danyl Cook & Dwight Davidson

Valkarie Gallery

October 22 - November 16, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, 5 - 9pm
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Three artists with individual styles come together as Valkarie Gallery celebrates our One Year Anniversary

Artist and co-owner of Valkarie Gallery, Karrie York’s paintings offer a unique story told through incredible detail and skill. Her subject matter ranges from her well know black birds to her Arcimboldo inspired portraits and some times the two find themselves happily living in one piece. Her attention to detail - from the dandelions gone to seed to the depth of barren branches in the woods - entices audiences to actively engage themselves in viewing, where one may find other creatures hiding within the main piece.

Danyl Cook, a well know Denver and Valkarie Resident Artist, focus is back on nature with themes of birds, landscapes, insects and animals. He continues his expressionistic style while experimenting with new ways of painting - offering soft layers of acrylics in an effort to mimic what he enjoys producing with pastels. Fans of Cook fear not, as he will also have his trademark colorful drawings available at this show as well.

With a passion to create and explore, multi-faceted artist Dwight Davidson utilizes his skill of photography and sculpture to create three dimensional works of beauty.

Ranging from bronze, ceramic and his own invented technique of printing onto wet clay, his pieces are full of whimsy and imagination. The predominant subject matter of Davidson’s clay and bronze sculptures is of animals which he uses to mirror a parody of ourselves.

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

 

Fibremen 4: 4th International Fibre Art Exhibition

Fibremen 4: 4th International Fibre Art Exhibition

Kherson, Ukraine

October 23 - November 5, 2014

  • Curated and organized by Ludmila Egorova
  • Featuring Denver artist J. Bruce Wilcox

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Ironton: Paint / Metal / Paint

Paint / Metal / Paint: New work by Patricia “Murph” Murphy, Craig Wright and Dawn S. McFadden

Ironton Studios and Gallery

October 24 - November 29, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 24th, 6-9pm
  • Gallery Reception: First Friday November 7th, 6-9pm
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Paint / Metal / Paint brings together the work of longtime Denver artists Patricia (Murph) Murphy, Craig Wright, and Dawn S. McFadden. Each of these artists has a strong, independent artistic voice, and each brings a sense of humanity, intimacy, and compassion to their work.

Patricia ‘Murph’ Murphy’s new paintings continue her study of the figure. These paintings delve into new territory both in their use of bright colors and their subjects. Often sculptural figures are used as her models, among them Maillol’s “The River.” Others incorporate abstract and formalist components. “I approach these paintings as an exploration of color and composition using the figure, repositioned from painting to painting, as the vehicle for the work.”

Dawn S. McFadden’s paintings document objects formed of paper. Bends and folds, cuts and creases transform the paper into elegant structures with the ability to change and flow and to stand alone. In the paintings, volume and mass stand in for the tension between stability and collapse. The works are made through the technique of wipe-out, allowing me one chance to save the image – my imperfect attempts to hold onto something fragile but strong – an illogical, yet continual aspiration.

Craig Wright’s archetypical steel and copper sculptures reflect the influence of modern abstraction. Changes in size, surface texture, scale and the relationships of different metal strengths inform the composition of his organic forms. “It is always my desire to leave some marks or evidence of process on the work – this reveals my humanity and makes the work personal. My jewelry work fuels the generation of the larger scale pieces.” The planishing, raising and soldering of metalsmithing leads to small maquettes that translate into the fabrication of these human-sized artifacts.

Ironton Studios and Gallery
3636 Chestnut Place
Denver, CO 80216
303.297.8626
Mon - Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
http://irontonstudios.com

 

Buell Theater: Place Matters

Place Matters

The Buell Theatre

October 23 - December 31, 2014

  • Opening reception: Thursday October 23, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Artist talk: November 17th, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Participating Artists: Monica Aiello, Adam Bateman, Melissa Furness, Paul Michel, Michal Ronnen Safdie
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Michal Ronnen Safdie - RWR1

The Mizel Museum announces “Place Matters,” an art exhibition co-curated and produced with Denver Arts and Venues, to be installed at the Buell Theater. 

The exhibition is comprised of five artists’ works, each of which is situated in place—an imagined ruin, the Colorado River, a Tel Aviv beach, a western agricultural field, a utopian world. The exhibit reflects Mizel Museum Curator Georgina Kolber’s reaction to recent events around the world and in Colorado. Kolber said, “Following a number of natural and human-caused disasters around the world and throughout the state of Colorado—plus unprecedented construction and development of our cities and towns—the ground is ripe to explore real and imagined places and their roles in our everyday lives. Places connect us to the past, situate memory, shape identity and evolve with human activity.”

Featured artists in the exhibit are Monica Aiello of Space Gallery, Denver; Adam Bateman of Gildar Gallery, Denver; Melissa Furness of Plus Gallery, Denver; Paul Michel of Svper Ordinary Gallery, Denver; and Michal Ronnen Safdie of Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York.

Kolber said, “Living on planet Earth, human beings often don’t think about the specific places that host our everyday dramas, nor are we practiced in thinking about why certain places feel like home and others don’t, or why certain places inspire us to write poetry or paint, or beckon our darker sides. The artists selected for this exhibition demonstrate in their work some unique relationship to, or acknowledgement of, a particular place in their work.”

“Place Matters” will be accessible to patrons with tickets to Buell Theatre events. Otherwise, the exhibition is available by appointment. Interested parties may contact Rudi Cerri at Denver Arts & Venues at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 720-865-4307, or Georgina Kolber at the Mizel Museum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-749-5014. An artist talk will be held Monday, Nov. 17, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Several of the artists will discuss their work in the exhibition.

About the Mizel Museum

Rooted in Jewish values that have universal relevance, the Mizel Museum utilizes artistic expression and education to produce experiences that honor the past, engage the present and inspire expanded perspectives. The Museum houses a permanent exhibit, 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks, a dynamic journey through art, artifacts and digital media that narrates and illuminates Jewish history and culture.

Co-curated and produced by Mizel Museum and Denver Arts & Venues. Thanks to Participating Galleries: Space Gallery, Gildar Gallery, Plus Gallery, Svper Ordinary Gallery, Andrea Meislin Gallery 

The Buell Theatre is located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex at 14th and Curtis in Downtown Denver

 

Zip 37: Tomas Och: Fine Art Body Painting

Tomas Och: Fine Art Body Painting

Zip 37 Gallery

October 24 - November 9, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 24th from 6-10pm
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"A Bird in the Hand", 48x36"

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

 

Gallery 1261: Contemporary Realism 2014

Contemporary Realism

Gallery 1261

October 24 - November 29, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 24th, from 5-8pm

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

 

Core: Gina Smith Caswell, Katie Hoffman and Meg Meersman

Gina Smith Caswell, Katie Hoffman and Meg Meersman

Core New Art Space

October 23 - November 9, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 24, 6 - 9pm
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Gina Smith Caswell: The Botanic Series
The new series of work for the fall show are botanical themed large oil paintings which explore texture, color and pattern

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Katie Hoffman: The House that Jack Built
Katie Hoffman presents twelve new paintings structured around the old, cumulative nursery rhyme

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Meg Meersman: Buzzed, Broken and Blue
Three large abstract (oil and glass) paintings about emotion


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

 

Jason Chase and Sean O’Meallie at GoCA

Jason Chase and Sean O’Meallie: PLAY

GOCA1420 Gallery on the UCCS Campus (Colorado Springs)

October 24 - December 19, 2014

  • Public reception: Friday, October 24, 5 – 8 pm, with artist lectures at 5 pm
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Sean O'Meallie - Punch Party
 
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) announces PLAY, a new exhibit in the GOCA1420 (campus) gallery space featuring artists Jason Chase and Sean O’Meallie opening Friday, October 24 and on display through December 19, 2014. A public reception will be held on Friday, October 24, 5 – 8 pm, with artist lectures at 5 pm. All events are free and open to the public; no reservations are required.

Jason Chase (UCCS ’03) paints at larger-than-life scale, rendering hyper-realistic and brightly colored works referencing Americana and pop culture sources. Sean O'Meallie is renowned for creating eye-catching, thought provoking, and beautifully crafted wood and multi-media sculptures with multi-layered content that packs a punch. Together, these two artists invite you to the UCCS campus gallery this fall to PLAY. The exhibit is part of the Gerry Riggs Memorial Fund Exhibition Series and funded in part by UCCS Visual and Performing Art Department (VAPA). About the Artists

Jason Chase received his BA in Fine Arts from UCCS in 2000, and an MFA in Painting in 2003 from Boston University, where he studied with artist John Walker. He has exhibited in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. He is currently represented in Boston by the Gold(Au) Gallery on Tremont Street. Chase teaches drawing and painting at the college level in and around the Boston area.

Jason Chase states, “I was raised by a television in suburban America -- tuned in to all the big, bold, shiny things being sold in big, bold, shiny commercials. One of my first memories is the colors of the cereal aisle flashing by as I rode in my mom’s grocery cart. I still see things this way. I’m more likely to notice an ad on the side of the highway than the forest behind it. We all try to isolate ourselves from the unfamiliar, I'm exploring it with these works.” Sean O’Meallie is from New Orleans, LA. He studied art at the University of New Orleans and served as assistant to noted artist Ida Kohlmeyer while there. For ten years he worked as a toy inventor based out of New York, NY, creating toy concepts for the international marketplace. O’Meallie moved to Colorado in 1977 and taught studio art at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs for nine years.

Sean O’Meallie states: “In my work I usually draw on intellectual, visual and spatial opportunities presented by circumstance to communicate possibility. In this, I employ the semiotics of popular culture, human perception and habituation in self-conscious ways.”

O’Meallie’s sculptures have been exhibited and toured in the U.S. and Europe. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art & Design in New York, NY, The Decorative Arts Museum in Little Rock, AR, The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, CO., among many others. His monumental sculpture “Cowboy Pajamas” - a 20’ painted bronze sculpture of an abstract cowboy with its guns drawn - is permanently installed in downtown Denver, CO. In 2011, O’Meallie created The Manitou Chair Project, a half-mile long outdoor installation utilizing the people, townscape and possessions of the residents of Manitou Springs, CO.
 
GOCA is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. By featuring world-class artists, hosting artist and expert talks, and offering meaningful events, GOCA engages UCCS students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak Region community members in contemporary culture and life. GOCA is a contemporary arts organization with two galleries - one founded on the UCCS campus in 1981 and a satellite downtown location opened in 2010 in the Plaza of the Rockies building.

UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

CPAC: New Topographies

Amelia Carley, Zoe Childerley, and Sonja Hinrichsen: New Topographies

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

October 16 – November 15, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 16, 7-8:30pm; Artist Talk with Amelia Carley and Conor King from 6:30-7:15pm
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Image from “Rexford Mine Fire: Story of Ida and May” by Amelia Carley

“Rexford Mine Fire: Story of Ida and May” by Amelia Carley creates fictitious historical signage based on carved wooden national park signs using the text to invent false narratives about land and the people inhabiting it. The signs are installed in the landscape, documented by the artist and then left for a period of time, a day or sometimes weeks, for those passing by to encounter. While the sign text is rooted in some actual history, the people and events are fabricated allowing the stories to feel somewhat believable. Putting into perspective how learning a tale related to a particular location can alter the way we think and feel about a landscape while posing valuable questions about accuracy and authority within historical texts.

Amelia Carley was born and raised in Colorado. Carley graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with honors receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts as well as Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Italian. Since then she has spent time assisting in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado and has been an Artist-in-Resident at Contemporary Artist Center at Woodside in Troy, New York and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Carley currently lives and works in Denver, CO. She exhibits locally and nationally, and is an artist at TANK Studios.

Zoe Childerley. In “The Land of Milk and Honey,” Childerley’s images, drawings and interviews build a portrait of the Huerfano County community who live in the shadows of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. From the gold rush pioneers to the 60's hippy communes attracted by the unspoiled beauty and isolation of the San Luis valley, people have been coming to Southern Colorado to start a new life. They are steadfast in their love for the land, still determined to reject the system and cling to the once promised freedom of the Wild West.

Zoe Childerley is a British artist with a MA in Photography. She has exhibited nationally, internationally, and undertaken numerous commissions, and residencies. Her work explores new environments, is developed by interaction with different communities, and is inspired by the discovery of the lost histories; reflecting a vision of the world concerned with identity, belonging and our relationship to the land and its stories.

“Snow Drawings” is an ongoing project where Sonja Hinrichsen ‘draws’ large design systems in the environment by walking lines into fresh snow surfaces with snowshoes. The finished pieces are ephemeral. While they take hours to create, their duration is entirely unpredictable.

“Snow Drawings at Catamount Lake” was created during the 3 days between Friday, February 1st and Sunday, February 3rd 2013 in a joint effort with over 60 volunteers from Steamboat Springs and vicinity, who helped walk giant spiral patterns with snowshoes. Despite deep, heavy snow that made walking difficult and strenuous, they managed to create a stunning art piece on the frozen snow-covered lake.

Sonja Hinrichsen examines urban and natural environments through exploration and research. Her work manifests in immersive video installations and interventions in nature. Sonja graduated from the Academy of Art in Stuttgart, Germany and received her Masters degree in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. Snow Drawings is an ongoing community arts project that has been featured on numerous art, design and culture websites, and written about in various magazines.

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

 

RedLine: Surveying Judy Chicago: 1970-2014

Surveying Judy Chicago: 1970-2014

RedLine

October 17 - December 27, 2014

  • Members Reception: Friday October 17th from 6-7 pm, with artist and curator talk; Public Reception: 7-9 pm
  • Curated by Simon Zalkind
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Opening Friday, October 17, RBC Wealth Management and RedLine are thrilled to present Surveying Judy Chicago: 1970-2014. Corresponding with a national and international celebration of Chicago's 75th birthday, this survey will present works from five decades of one of the most remarkable and influential artists of our time.

Chicago’s work vigorously and fearlessly raises profound questions about gender, art history, and the creative process. The exhibition will include some foundational works from her Pasadena Lifesaver series, initial drawings that formed the basis for one of the defining works of the 20th century, The Dinner Party, as well as her more recent sculptural works in bronze and glass.

Special thanks to RedLine's Legacy Circle members Cynda Collins Arsenault, Gretchen Gagel, Pamela Gagel, Lynda Goldstein, Celeste Grynberg, Jonathan Merage, Laura Merage, Sabrina Merage, Jeremy & Susan Shamos, and Judith M. Wagner, and our artist sponsors Lee Everding, Arlene & Barry Hirschfeld, and Peter Kudla.

We would also like to thank our partners Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver Eclectics, and the Colorado Women's College of the University of Denver, the Master of Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Colorado/Denver, University of Colorado/Boulder Art & Art History Department, Front Range Women in the Visual Arts, and Wonderbound. 

She Crossed the Line, co-presented by RBC Wealth Management and RedLine, is a series of five exhibitions of trailblazing women artists who have been instrumental in laying the foundations of contemporary art. Surveying Judy Chicago is the final installment of this series.

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

 

Museo: El Brindis REMIXED

El Brindis REMIXED

Museo de las Americas

October 16, 2014 - January 30, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Thursday October 16th 6-9pm; admission is free
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El Brindis REMIXED (The Toast) features photography from the 19th & 20th century taking a lighthearted, yet safe look at drinking within the Mexican Culture.

Featured artists include: Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Agustín Víctor Casasola, Graciela Iturbide, Juan Rulfo, Gabriel Figueroa, Mariana Yampolsky and several other creatives who comprised Frida & Diego's personal inner circle.

Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.571.4401

http://museo.org

 

Sync: Gary Manuel and Jim Olson

Gary Manuel and Jim Olson

Sync Gallery

October 16 - November 15, 2014

  • Third Friday opening reception: October 17th from 6-9pm
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Gary Manuel - Cut Away with Repeating Bars, 30 x 12 x 32, olive wood & aluminum

Pretty Cool Art presents artwork by Gary Manuel and Jim Olson. The work is varied, sometimes idea driven and always fun.

Gary Manuel combines wood and metal to create his sculptures with welded aluminum or steel. Introducing a variety of wood and carving gives Manuel a new palette on which to work. The idea of allowing the viewer to see through the work, with cutouts, cracks, and negative space is important in his sculpture. When working with wood Manuel often returns to furniture/sculpture because his ideas seem to flow in that direction.

For Jim Olson this exhibit includes a variety of art items that he continually enjoys. Stoneware sculpture, contemporary furniture and paintings come from his varied and active long history in Colorado. Olson finds each medium challenging and interesting in its own, but often for similar reasons. He finds the act of making art includes engaging problem solving with the ever present mix of joy and intriguing difficulties. Paintings and sculpture are figurative in nature that include the organic shape and line, also present in his furniture designs.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

Artwork Network: Gus Harper and Robert Martinez

Gus Harper and Robert Martinez: A Technicolor Dream

Artwork Network

October 2 - December 2, 2014

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Artwork Network
878 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.388.7420
Mon- Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 4pm
First & Third Fridays until 9pm
http://www.artworknetwork.com

 

Next: Jarred De Palo and Betsy Rudolph

Jarred De Palo and Betsy Rudolph

Next Gallery

October 17 – November 2, 2014

  • Reception: Friday, October 17, 2014, 6pm - 11pm
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Artist Jared De Palo's show, "Business as Usual," is his vision of bringing Street Art into a gallery setting. With hints of graffiti, stencils, wheat pasting and topped with delicate hand-cut paper, Jarred has taken years of Back Alley Bombing and transformed it into Fine Art.

Artist Betsy Rudolph, has curated a collection that celebrates the legacy of musician, Dolla B. In addition, she has created her own body of work that pays homage to Dolla B’s energy, style and music. Dolla B was a hip hop icon in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Her important music and fashion contributions helped define the hip hop genre. Working before the social media craze, her work is largely unknown today. This eclectic collection of art, photos and hip hop memorabilia echo the spirit and energy of the era.

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

 

Ice Cube: Karen Roehl, Carol Browning and Jesse Myers

Karen Roehl: Pivot Point

Carol Browning with guest artist Jesse Myers: Being + Time

Ice Cube Gallery

October 16 - November 8, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 17th, 6-9pm
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Detail from Untitled 134701 by Karen Roehl; Painting by Carol Browning; Photography laser-transferred to wood by Jesse Myers

Pivot Point

Karen Roehl has long been inspired by the energetic and bold works of the Abstract Expressionist artists, but has recently reconsidered her drawing hand. These new large-scale abstact paintings in Pivot Point feature a return to more conscious mark-making.

Being + Time

This body of work melds two mediums into one theme of urban de-construction. Browning’s abstract paintings connect us to that soulful sense of space that hint of another realm. Myers’ haunting industrial photographic images transferred onto wood through laser technology, capture the significance of “being”, what is now, and records the traces of man in a complex urban culture.

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

 

Mirada: Pablo Milan

Pablo Milan: Southwestern Layers

Mirada Fine Art

October 18 – November 9, 2014

  • Artist Reception: Friday, October 17, 6-9pm
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Pablo Milan at Mirada Fine Art - photo courtesy of the gallery

As one of the Southwest’s most prominent and recognizable artists, Pablo Milan’s distinctive contemporary look is known for its bright and powerful style. His latest work, to be shown at Mirada Fine Art, highlights Milan’s mastery of expressionistic art, with his traditional subjects of Native American horsemen, dancers and warriors, depicted in a very non-traditional manner. A fifth-generation New Mexican, Pablo Milan has been immersed in the rich culture of the Four Corners area his entire life. The huge influence of, and respect for, Native Americans is clearly reflected in his pieces. Much of his subject matter is drawn from his experiences watching the dances and ceremonies at the Pueblo of Laguna. Incorporating broad brushstrokes, delicate washes and heavy textures, almost ghostly horsemen and their animals emerge from his expressionistic pieces.

Mr. Milan’s works are enjoyed in private and corporate collections throughout the world. Over a long and prestigious career, he has garnered innumerable awards, including Spanish Artist of the Year.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd., PO Box 85
Indian Hills, CO 80454
303.697.9006
Tuesday-Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
Closed Mondays
http://miradafineart.com

 

Michael Warren: Drips, Drops, Pours and Spins

Drips, Drops, Pours and Spins

Artwork by Raul de la Torre, Quintin Gonzalez, William Loveless, and Melanie Rothschild

Michael Warren Contemporary

October 14, 2014 – November 22, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 17 (6-9pm)
  • First Friday: November 7 (6-9pm)
  • Third Friday: November 21 (6-9pm)
Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) presents Raul de la Torre, Quintin Gonzalez, William Loveless and Melanie Rothschild in the gallery. Each artist creates abstract work that showcases love of material.

Raul de la Torre , a Catalonian artist now living in Los Angeles, begins with brightly- colored paint sequences on canvas. De la Torre then cuts out sections of his work only to reestablish the composition by embroidering yarns to match the colors of the paints.

Quintin Gonzalez, a professor at CU Denver, creates perspective within his works by merging techniques to create painterly abstractions contrasted with hard-edged laser cuts into paint “skins.”

William Loveless lives in the Yucca Valley of southern California. His glue paintings present a patterned realm of action and reaction. They involve a wet-on-wet technique which yields a luminous surface of milky translucence in which richly-hued inks and watercolors are suspended. Melanie Rothschild, a Los Angeles-based artist, takes seemingly spontaneous paint pours, let’s them dry as skins and then uses them as constructive elements to make her final compositions, on panel, metal fabrications, and suspended in air.

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

 

Open Press: Contemporary Botanicals

Contemporary Botanicals

Open Press

October 17 - December 6, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 17th from 6-9pm
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Join Open Press: A Fine Art Printmaking Facility for Contemporary Botanicals, a show highlighting artists using botanical content in their fine art prints. Artists include Taiko Chandler, Sandi D'Amico, Theresa Haberkorn, Mark Lunning, Patty McAuliffe, Jan McCullagh, Beatriz Pestana Osuna, Geof Ridge, and Carol Till.

Open Press
40 W. Bayaud
Denver, CO 80223
303.778.1116
Saturdays from 12-5pm
http://www.openpressltd.com

 

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