Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

Ice Cube: Thomas W. Robertson and Phil Spaulding

Thomas W. Robertson: Genetic Time Bomb

Phil Spaulding: Manifestations

Ice Cube Gallery

April 2 - 25, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 5 - 9 pm
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Thomas W. Robertson - Stay Down Champion

Genetic Time Bomb - Thomas W. Robertson

Working between abstraction and figuration, Thomas exhibits spontaneous drawn and painted images, sometime cut, collaged together to build a personal history in his life with relationship to the Alzheimer's disease of his father and grandfather.

Manifestations - Phil Spaulding

In his new series, Manifestations, Phil Spaulding creates methodically rendered graphite images with stark negative spaces which bridge the gap between the conscious and unconscious mind. Beginning with vintage photos, Phil allows the unconscious mind to open and allow manifestations to control the process of creation. Past experiences that were once fragmented become whole upon visually dissecting the hierarchy of the images that break through the negative space. 

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

 

Access: The Journey

The Journey

VSA Colorado/Access Gallery

April 3 - May 1, 2015

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Sophie Klafer - Dad and Me

VSA Colorado/Access Gallery is honored to host the artwork of 15 young artists who have received special recognition as emerging artists with disabilities who demonstrate promise in the visual arts.“The Journey” runs from April 3-May 1, 2015 at 909 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. The exhibition will travel to Colorado from Washington, D.C where it was previously exhibited at the S. Dillon Ripley Center of the Smithsonian Institution and the Volkswagen headquarters in Herndon, VA. This exhibit is part of VSA’s Emerging Artists Program, a collaboration between VSA and Volkswagen Group of America to support and encourage artists at a critical time when many are deciding whether to pursue the arts as a career. This is the 13th year of VSA’s partnership with Volkswagen in this important initiative.

VSA Colorado/Access Gallery will be hosting Photographer Sophie Klafer, 23 from New York City. She received an Award of Excellence for Her photograph “Dad and Me” which will be on exhibit during the show and she will be hosting a hands on artist workshop at the gallery on Friday April 17, 3-4:30 pm, before the opening reception. Please call for more details. The public is invited to view the exhibition during regular hours (Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm) and join us in celebrating these artists at the following special events:
  • First Friday Artwalk - April 3, 5-9 pm
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Artist Workshop with Sophie Klafer – Friday April 17, 3-4:30 pm
  • Opening Reception with Sophie Klafer – Friday, April 17, 5-8 pm 

This year’s artists were challenged to create work that explores a journey. The 15 winners, selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants, were chosen for their sometimes startling and often enlightening interpretations. The each received cash prizes and were are brought, all expenses paid, to Washington, D.C. to explore the skills needed for a professional life in the visual arts, preparing them to competitively pursue arts-based vocations, whether as full-time visual artists or in a range of other professional capacities employing their creative talents. During this time, artists met with highly regarded professionals in the visual arts field and visit museums and galleries around D.C. The work chosen for the exhibition was selected by a jury of noted regional art professionals, including William Newman, the Carolyn S. Alper Professor of Contemporary Arts at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Brandon Brame Fortune, Chief Curator and Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery, and Sarah Tanguy, curator in the ART in Embassies Program, a program of the U.S. Department of State.

VSA Colorado/Access Gallery has, in previous years, had 2 local Denver emerging artists receive awards at this annual competition.

VSA Colorado/Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities to access and experience the arts. The gallery is located at 909 Santa Fe Drive, in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe and welcomes visitors Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and for First Fridays from 5-8 pm. For more information call 303-777-0797 or visit www.accessgallery.org.

Access Gallery/VSA Arts of Colorado
909 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.777.0797
http://www.accessgallery.org

 

Plinth: Andrea Moon: Specific Structure

Andrea Moon: Specific Structure

Plinth Gallery

April 3 - 25, 2015

  • Opening artist reception: Friday April 3rd from 6-9pm
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For our April exhibition, Plinth Gallery welcomes ceramic artist Andrea Moon and a solo exhibition, “Specific Structure”. Moon attended Bowling Green State University where she received her BFA in 3-Dimensional Studies, followed by her MFA in Ceramics at Texas Tech University. She is currently the Residency and Communications Coordinator of the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana.

Moon’s work is about building structural forms using repetitive clay parts in which she creates volume and form. Her clay compositions reflect the transitions in her personal life. With the analogy of “using bricks to build a home”, her work is constructed using multiple clay parts to make a larger vessel. Each part is obsessively placed to build both an inner and outer form. She uses these complex structures to explore ideas about “shelters and dwellings as a means to find a sense of place and home.” Moon says of her work, “In my search for a particular space and comfortable surroundings, I find my happiness in the movement of my life choices. As that appreciation continues forward, I seek balance by creating clay structures that reflect my graciousness toward my present, past, and future."

Plinth Gallery curator Jonathan Kaplan notes “Andrea Moon’s coil built constructions are a personal exploration of a sense of place driven by her life choices. The gentle undulations of form enhanced by the repetitive use of textural coil elements are both provocative and compelling.”

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216
303.295.0717
http://plinthgallery.com

 

Foothills Art Center: A Passion for Glass

A Passion for Glass: Art Glass from Colorado Collections

Foothills Art Center

April 4 - May 31, 2015

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This exhibition will feature approximately 100 important works by American, European, Australian, and Japanese glass artists from seven Colorado private glass collections. It will present a comprehensive view of international glass movements from the 19th through the 21st centuries.

Featuring objects created between 1886 and the present, A Passion for Glass: Art Glass from Colorado Collections, will be the first exhibition in the Denver metro area to highlight the depth and quality of art glass in Colorado private collections. Among the contemporary studio glass artists included in the exhibition are Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, Harvey Littleton, William Morris, Toots Zynsky, Dan Dailey, Karen LaMonte, and Bertil Vallien. Historic factory glass will be represented by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Daum Frères, and Nancy and Loetz Witwe.

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

 

Next: Kelly Mansfield and Lance McClure

Kelly Mansfield and Lance McClure: Trajectories

Next Gallery

April 3 - 19, 2015

  • Reception: Friday April 3, 2015, 6-10pm
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Kelly Mansfield - Kollwitz Eastern Horizon

Kelly Mansfield’s textural mixed-media works are inspired by the connection between space and time, between the women artists that inspire sincerity in their art and their energy that transcends through space.

Lance McClure plays with the awareness of passing of time. His work is influenced this year my marking time with ritual and reflection. The influences include the mandala as related to change and biography.

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

 

Robert Anderson: Denver Collage Club

Denver Collage Club

Robert Anderson Gallery

April 3 - May 30, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 3rd from 5-8pm
  • Curated by Mark Sink and Mario Zoots
  • Featuring Adam Milner, Alexander Rodchenko, Colin Ward. David H. Tipplt, Mario Zoots, Freddie Max Levenson, Gary Emrich, Herbert Bayer. Laura Shill, Matthew Rose, Jerry Uelsmann, Samuel Mata, Kyle Huninghake, Libby Barbee, Mark Sink, Mado Reznik, Melissa Lynn, Paula Gillen, Taylor Balkissoon, Steve Wilson, Susan Goldstein, Janice McDonald, Jeromie Dorrance, and Travis Hetman
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This show will highlight the outstanding work of than 20 international, national and regional photographers. The show will be curated by the founders of the Denver Collage Club, Mark Sink and Mario Zoots. This diverse offering of unique photographic work will provide a creative and complementary counterpoint to the more traditional representational work of our March show.  

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

 

Edge: Lineage

Lineage

Edge Gallery

April 3 - 19, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 3rd from 6-10pm
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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

 

Anthology: Kaitlyn Tucek

Emergence: New Work by Kaitlyn Tucek

Anthology Fine Art

Preview: Thursday, April 2nd from 6-8pm

Opening: Friday, April 3rd at 7pm

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After years of figurative and representational work, based in observational drawing, I have simplified my focus to the line itself.

While faces, trees, and mountains once served as the figurative source from which my line grew, over time I realized my mastery of line no longer demanded the direct and literal representation. Instead, my line evolved to its present state, where it subtly references the most recognizable organic forms. I obsess over line and edge, and their respective relationship on the canvas. My forms now emerge from the layers of line, as a sculptor would let his figures emerge from the marble. I play with depth and perspective and sometimes the layering of forms. My goal is to find a simple vignette that manages to represent the endlessness of organic form. Most of all, I am in constant search of a pleasurable tension between flat fields of color and loose, organic marks and forms.

The line represents everything I have ever drawn. I consider each mark a part of a greater whole. The line that I draw now cannot be separated from the line I drew a year ago, or ten years ago. It is continuous and evolving.

Kaitlyn Tucek was born in Smithtown, Long Island. She discovered her love of art early on, and by age 14, was attending the Long Island Drawing School, immersed in both figure and location drawing classes under the tutelage of renowned illustrator, Jeffrey K. Fisher. Upon graduation, Kaitlyn made the move to Brooklyn, NY to enroll at Pratt Institute for Illustration. She helped hang and curate shows at both the Society of Illustrators and the Godwin-Ternbach museum in New York City and has displayed work in multiple group shows in both Brooklyn and Long Island.

Kaitlyn enjoyed stints at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the MOMA while pursuing her Masters degree from Queens College. During this time, she exhibited in a show for the Create Ability program in MoMA's education wing. Shortly after grad school, Kaitlyn began to move away from illustrative, figurative work to embrace the abstract.

In late 2013, Kaitlyn, her husband, and their dog moved to Denver to start a family. Kaitlyn is currently exploring the Colorado landscape with her baby boy, deeply in love and inspired by her new environment.

Anthology Fine Art
635 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.534.1331
http://www.anthologyfineart.com

 

Artists on Santa Fe: Marti Neveln

Marti Neveln: Taste of Tanzania

Artists on Santa Fe

April 3 - 30, 2015

  • 1st Friday: April 3, 6-9 PM
  • 3rd Friday: April 17, 5-8 PM
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April's exhibit at Artists on Santa Fe will present a taste of Tanzania through the eyes of Marti Neveln. The black and white interpretive images were captured on safari in the Serengeti and Tarangire as well as on treks in the Mahale Mountains, home of the largest habituated chimpanzees in the world.

In addition to Marti Neveln work, other fine art will be displayed, including paintings, ceramics, and sculpture.

Artists on Santa Fe is a gallery with working artists' studios located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe. It's an engaging environment where visitors can interact with professional artists and view work in progress. The gallery is a local favorite, and was featured in New York Time's "36 hours" series as one of the most accessible galleries in Denver.

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.573.5903
Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 10am-4pm
http://artistsonsantafe.com

 

Gifford Ewing: Size Matters?

Size Matters?: A Photographic Conversation in Silver Gelatin, Fiber, and Carbon Pigment Canvas Prints

Gifford Ewing Photographic Studios

April 2 - June 30, 2015

  • Opening Reception Thursday April 2 from 5-8pm
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Gifford Ewing Photographic Studio in Denver’s Capitol Hill District will host an open reception, April 2, 2015, as part of Month of Photography Denver. The show, running from April 2 - June 30, 2015, is “Size Matters?: A Photographic Conversation in Silver Gelatin, Fiber, and Carbon Pigment Canvas Prints.”

Black and White Landscape Photographer Gifford Ewing will have prints ranging in size from 16X20 inches on Silver Gelatin Fiber to 5x7 foot Carbon Pigment Canvas Prints. The collection will challenge how viewers experience photography. There will be familiar print sizes next to canvas prints that expand the whole of vertical wall space, providing a new understanding of what it means to be drawn into an image. Images include iconic Colorado landscapes, Denver’s cityscapes, and various U.S. landscapes.

“I am excited for people to experience these images at such a large magnitude and medium,” says Gifford Ewing. Originally from New England, Denver-based Ewing shoots medium to large format film photography utilizing the zone system made famous by Ansel Adams. Most recently, his works can be found in the newly renovated Union Station and Crawford Hotel.

Gifford Ewing Photographic Studios
800 E. 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218 
http://www.ewingphoto.com

 

SmithKlein: Paul Cunningham

Paul Cunningham

SmithKlein Gallery

April 3 - 30, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 3rd from 2 - 6pm
  • Live Demo: Saturday April 18th 12 - 6pm
SmithKlein Gallery Presents New Works by Abstract Artist Paul Cunningham

Join us at SmithKlein Gallery in Boulder on Saturday April 18th 2-6 p.m. for a live demo featuring artist Paul Cunningham. Paul uses a three-step process to create beautiful abstract works on canvas. Paul's latest works will be on display from April 3rd through the end of the month.  

SmithKlein Gallery
Pearl Street Mall
1116 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
303.444.7200
http://www.smithklein.com

 

Leon: Brittany Gould: Swells

Swells: New Sculptures and Drawings by Brittany Gould

Leon

April 4 - May 3, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Saturday April 4th from 7-11pm
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Swells Artist Statement:

Nothing subjective is constant. Like a body of water, what I think I understand about myself and about my life is in constant flux. Feelings about myself in the world, rise, ebb and morph like swells in the sea. Sometimes it feels like there is an ocean inside of my stomach, and sometimes it feels like just a stomach.

It is a strange feeling to feel connected with the universe around me and still so alone and uncertain. Swells is about this feeling. Letting being be. Like floating in water, to feel so a part of it, because it moves me how it moves, but no matter how it carries me, I will never be water.

I am drawn to the swells of water. Drawn to the movements of waveforms. They follow universal rules but they don’t seem to. They seem to have a will of their own. Water makes it seem as if one can hold power over it because it is so easy to handle, but one cannot. It just goes.

My work is like this. I assert myself onto the material, but in a way I let it move me too.

I am drawn to certain kind of materials. The feel. The texture. Lead: Dangerous,heavy, but malleable. Gives in easily. Paper: Easy to mar, velvety; toothed. Light: Bendable, warm, cold, harsh, soft. They can be so many things, I enjoy finding out what they could be. In the end though, they can only be what they are, and I try not to worry about it so much.

About Brittany:  Recently I moved from Denver, Colorado to Berlin, Germany. I am lucky to make art for a living.

http://brittanygould.tumblr.com/

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

 

David B. Smith: Joel Swanson: A.K.A

Joel Swanson: A.K.A

David B. Smith Gallery

March 27 – April 25, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 2015, 7-9pm; Artist in attendance, free and open to the public
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Phyto Intense Hydration Shampoo for Dry Hair, 2015, steel, 6 x 7.75 inches (15.24 x 19.68 cm)

David B. Smith Gallery is pleased to announce Joel Swanson: A.K.A. featuring new works that continue to consider language as interface into our everyday lives. Culling content from comic books, air freshener scents, catalogs, and other branded packaging, Swanson’s new bodies of work are at once familiar in their commonness and foreign in their new forms.

For his series Color Poems, Swanson takes pages from popular catalogs and edits out the visual information, leaving only the color descriptions such as “Rookwood Sash Green”, “Fading Rose”, “Pussywillow”, and “Porpoise” thus highlighting the absurd nature of commercial design. These minimal works are printed to scale and the absence of imagery leaves the viewer to fill in the negative space with imaginative objects that may have once existed. Only in the titles of each piece does Swanson give away the details of what may have been available in “shoji white” or “daredevil”. Similarly, in Swanson’s brand new neon work he lists car freshener choices, arranging “Piña Colada, Wild Cherry, New Car” and other such scents vertically. He carefully considers these linguistic artifacts pulled from our everyday lives and demonstrates the laughable intentions in choosing an interior that smells like a sweet umbrella cocktail.

This examination into the role of naming objects and a description’s relationship to consumerism plays out in other series in the exhibition such as “box patterns”. In these monochromatic works, the packaging of an item (boots, over the counter headache medicine, etc.) is flattened and rendered unreadable. The abstract object on display reminds us of something we once opened, and the scale gives clues to it’s original intention, but the remainder is a meditation on naming/labeling as means to creating identity.

Lawrence Weschler’s classic book on legendary artist Robert Irwin is titled “Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees”. This title statement and sentiment rings throughout A.K.A. only in the reverse: what do we see when we have only a name? What do we see when we have no name? How does naming a thing create its very identity? And when we take the language out of it’s original context or intention how does our experience with that thing change?

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202
303.893.4234
http://davidbsmithgallery.com

 

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Rule: Jason DeMarte: Confected

Jason DeMarte: Confected

Rule Gallery

March 27 - May 9, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday March 27th from 6-9pm
  • Lecture "An Artificial Relationship to Nature: Work by Jason DeMarte" on Saturday, March 28, 2pm – 4pm at RedLine
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Jason DeMarte - Gold Finch Pink Cord

As part of Month of Photography Denver 2015, RULE Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Jason DeMarte entitled Confected. The show will open with a public reception on Friday, March 27, 2014 from 6-9pm and will be on view March 27 – May 9, 2015. Additionally, DeMarte will be giving a public lecture titled "An Artificial Relationship to Nature: Work by Jason DeMarte" on Saturday, March 28, 2pm – 4pm at RedLine. Several of DeMarte’s photographs will also be on view in the RedLine exhibition Playing with Beauty.

Confected examines our cultural tendency to idealize the natural world while continually trying to improve upon it. DeMarte explores the veneer of material desire and constructed natural beauty by composing fictional tableaus that speak to our obsession with beauty, perfection and excess. Meanwhile, underneath the bright colors is an oppressive sense of disenchantment. By “improving” on the natural elements with lighting and post processing, nature becomes just another commercial good, victim to our materials desires. Carefully arranged, and then “sweetened” with sugary items and bright primary colors, DeMarte’s confections are indulgent treats that play with the boundary between the contrived and the natural. In the end the pieces mimic a consumer economy screaming for our attention and demanding that we desire more.

About Jason DeMarte

Jason DeMarte is an emerging artist teaching as a tenured faculty member in photography at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.F.A. in Photography from Colorado State University and his M.F.A in Photography from the University of Oregon. DeMarte's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums, both nationally and internationally. His work has appeared in journals, textbooks and publications including; A Short Course in Digital Photography, The Elements of Photography, Six years later, Photo Review, the Wynwood Arts Magazine, British Journal of Photography, the Black Warrior Review, and the Oxford American. Some of Jason's notable exhibitions include being the featured artist in the exhibition The Museum of Un-natural History at Clamp Art Gallery in NYC. Solo exhibitions at Rule Gallery in Denver Colorado, Wessell Synman Gallery in Cape Town South Africa, and the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography in Detroit Michigan. Jason was also recently awarded the Garry B. Fritz image-maker award at the Society of Photographic Education conference in Atlanta Georgia and currently has work included in the Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL. 

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

 

Abecedarian: 2015 Photo Book Works Invitational

2015 Photo Book Works Invitational

Abecedarian Gallery

March 26 – April 25, 2015

  • Evening Reception April 3, 2015, 6-8pm (during the Art District on Santa Fe First Friday Artwalk)
  • Also on display: Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli Voyages (en train)
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Julie Shaw Lutts - Handwriting

Abecedarian Gallery will be celebrating Denver's Month of Photography with an invitational exhibition of artists' books created with photographic imagery and/or processes as a primary element.

Included are books by:
  • Brad Freeman - Chicago, Illinois
  • Charlene Matthews - Los Angeles, California
  • Dana Smith -San Francisco, California
  • Dorothy Simpson Krause - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Heidi Neilson - New York, New York
  • Julie Shaw Lutts - Salem, Massachusetts
  • Karen Hanmer - Chicago, Illinois
  • Kathy Hettinga - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Laura Russell - Portland, Oregon
  • Louise Levergneux - South Jordan, Utah
  • Michael Peven - Fayetteville, Arkansas
Accompanying Photo Book Works is an installation of Voyages (en train) by French- American artist Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli. Amandine photographs personal stories like voyages or imaginary scientific tells. Her visual journeys combine poetic and documentary sensibilities, each image part of a story that crosses other destinies within the series. With this installation, she brings brings physical movement to the static image creating a tension and allowing an interactive approach.

Abecedarian Gallery
910 Santa Fe, Unit #101 (just south of Swift's diner)
Denver, CO 80204
303.340.2110
Thu-Fri: 1:00-6:00 pm
Sat: 12:00-4:00 pm
http://www.abecedariangallery.com


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Mirada Fine Art: New Wild West

New Wild West

Mirada Fine Art

March 28 - April 12, 2015

  • Opening Reception:  Friday, March 27, 2015, 6-9pm
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Spring kicks off the Denver art exhibition season and for the first time in their six-year history, Mirada Fine Art will offer a group retrospective. Opening with a reception from 6-9pm on Friday, March 27, ‘The New Wild West’ brings together artists masterful at capturing the spirit and surroundings of Colorado. Mirada’s historic building offers the perfect rustic juxtaposition to the spectacular contemporary art. The exhibit will run from March 28-April 12.

Our region’s breathtaking beauty, majestic cityscapes, and the animals that delight us feature prominently in the show. New works by renowned equine artists Laurie Justus Pace and Dominique Samyn will be unveiled. Kim Coulter, new to the gallery but no stranger to the art world, will showcase her latest oil paintings, celebrated for their subtle, rich glow. Denver’s skyline and gorgeous western landscapes are highlighted in artist Bruce Marion’s luminous work. British artist Christian Dore, who now enthusiastically calls Colorado home, offers his impressionistic take on our wildlife and surroundings. Mirada will also be unveiling the artwork of Tanner Lawley, whose impressionistic animals are sure to stand out.

The gallery itself will play a major role in this show. Built in the 1920s, many original features of the Indian Hills Trading Post remain. Gallery owner Steve Sonnen deliberately chose a distinctive Colorado location for his gallery. Rather than the typical white wall gallery, he strove to highlight the modern works of art with a backdrop of the charming log building. “We wanted a visit to Mirada (which means glance, or look in Spanish) to be an experience. There’s such a quintessential Colorado feeling to this place — it really shows that contemporary art works in virtually any environment,” Sonnen states. The warmth from the oversized stone fireplace and the building’s character beckon customers in; the captivating contemporary artwork at Mirada keeps discerning clients coming back.

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

 

Core: Scott Zbryk and Kim Putnam

Scott Zbryk and Kim Putnam

Core New Art Space

March 27 - April 12, 2015

  • Opening reception is Friday, March 27, from 6 – 9 pm
  • Rendered: Alternative Processes in Photography in the Annex gallery
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From Kim Putnam's exhibition In Pursuit of Non-Objectification

In Pursuit of Non-Objectification is the title of Putnam’s exhibition. The content of her work is portraiture, specifically portraiture of women. “I often use myself as the model,” says Putnam. The concepts within the portraiture 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,” notes Putnam. As a response to this, her work shows the removal of the female form.While the gender of the figure is ambiguous and becomes secondary, what remains within each piece is the presence of femininity.

Scott Zbryk’s show 2d or not 2d is a combination of two and three-dimensional artworks. These new works are Zbryk’s latest quest in the world of two-dimensional planes evolving onto three-dimensional forms, which take on new life with larger and more complex shapes.

Each mixed media piece is a testament to Zbryk’s architectural virtuosity and represents stories of travel, exotic locales, and fantasy vehicles that are built with inspired craftsmanship supporting ingenious compositions. Included in this show are Zbryk’s detailed pen and ink drawings that visually connect to the larger pieces.

In conjunction with The Month of Photography, a culmination of hundreds of photographic exhibitions and events in Denver and other national and international locations, Core New Art Space presents Rendered: Alternative Processes in Photography in the Annex gallery. Core invited from across the nation photographers and artists working in non-traditional process to submit artwork for this juried exhibition.

Juror Lesha Maria Rodrigues is an award-winning photographer based in San Diego, California who specializes in non-traditional photography. Lesha currently teaches photography at Long Beach City College and Cypress Community College in California.

CORE New Art Space was founded in 1981 as a non-profit contemporary art cooperative. It is comprised of 24 member artists and is located in Denver’s historic Santa Fe Arts District. Core provides professional gallery space to its members as well as to the broader arts community. Core offers additional opportunities to artists in the form of juried feature exhibitions. The mission of Core New Art Space is to encourage the exploration of new and different forms of expression and to promote to the general public the understanding of contemporary art.

Core is a grant recipient from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Core also receives funding through membership dues, revenues from exhibition fees, and individual donations.  

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

 

Pirate: Phil Bender and William Manke

Phil Bender: New Work

Pirate Contemporary Art

March 27 - April 12, 2015

  • William Manke in the associate space
  • Opening Reception: Friday March 27 from 6-10pm
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Phil Bender at his Arvada Center Artist Talk, March 2015 - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

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

 

Gallery 1261: Figurative I

Figurative I

Gallery 1261

March 27 – April 24, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 6-9pm
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David Cheifetz Queens Oil, 24 x 18"
 
Participating Artists: Mia Bergeron, Gregory Block, Suchitra Bhosle, David Cheifetz, Hollis Dunlap, Zoey Frank, David Gluck, Ron Hicks, Quang Ho, Andrea Kemp, Daniel Keys, David Leffel, Jeff Legg, Michael J Lynch, Jeremy Mann, Dan McCaw, Danny McCaw, Alyssa Monks, CW Mundy, Kate Sammons, Daniel Sprick, Katherine Stone, Joseph Todorovitch, Henrik Uldalen, Aaron Westerberg, Zhaoming Wu, Vincent Xeus

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

 

Good Thieves Press: R. Tyler Christopherson

The Good ol’ Days: fine art by R. Tyler Christopherson

Good Thieves Press

March 28 – April 4, 2015

  • Artist Reception: Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 6-10pm
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Join R. Tyler Christopherson for The Good ol’ Days, at Good Thieves Press (GTP) on March 28, 2015. Gander at new mixed media works in celebration of good times-- past, present, and future-- things that were, have never been, and are possibly yet to be. Come partake in constructed memory, whimsy, youthfulness, gentrification, and frightening realities yet faced.

R. Tyler Christopherson is a local Denver artist, designer and screen printer. Tyler earned his BFA from Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) and is currently an active officer at Good Thieves Press, art co/op and gallery space. With a strong background in Printmaking, Tyler combines Screen-Printing and intaglio etching techniques to create unique mixed media pieces.

Good Thieves Press
2401 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80122
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http://www.goodthievespress.com

 

aBuzz: 5 Voices 5 Visions

5 Voices / 5 Visions Group Show

aBuzz Gallery

March 26 - April 25, 2015

  • Featuring the work of five emerging local artists at aBuzz Gallery
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, Mar 26, 6-9pm
  • First Friday: April 3
  • Meet the Artists: Sat, Apr 18
  • Closing Reception: Sat Apr 25
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Event information: http://www.lesliejorgensen.com/exhibitions

Gallery Website: http://www.abuzzgallery.com/2015-artists

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

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

 

tbellphotographic: it's all here in black and white (figuratively speaking)

"it's all here in black and white (figuratively speaking)"

tbellphotographic studio|gallery

March 20 - April 4, 2015

  • a month of photography show
  • artists’ reception – march 20, 6-9p
  • first friday artwalk/juror’s talk:  april 3, 6-9p, (juror Rupert Jenkins to speak at 7p)
tbell

"it's all here in black and white (figuratively speaking)" is a juried group show, and the third month of photography show presented by tbellphotographic studio|gallery. Exhibit requirements were to present black and white, lens-based figurative works. 36 exceptional artists are represented by the show and catalog.
  • juror: rupert jenkins, executive director, colorado photographic arts center
  • curator: terri bell, tbellphotographic studio|gallery
artists selected for the exhibit:

jody akers - denver, CO
george beggs - boulder, CO
paul r. bender - lakewood, CO
marina black - toronto, ontaria, canada
michael j. callaghan - san francisco, CA
renee reiko campbell - colorado springs, CO
pinque clark - boulder, CO
francis crisafio - pittsburgh, PA
mark dolce - denver, CO
jason maloney - aurora, CO
jill mustoffa - wheatridge, CO
hannah page - thornton, CO
aaron paul - lakewood, CO
jason paul roberts - highlands ranch, CO
paul rose, lakewood - CO
ashlae shepler/leah gose, denver - CO
philip thomas waters, evergreen - CO

tbellphotographic studio|gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Studio a
Denver, CO 80204
http://www.tbellphotographic.com

 

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