Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

Ironton: Donna Rae Altieri

50 Years in Your Face: photography by Donna Rae Altieri

Ironton Studios & Gallery

February 27 - April 4, 2015

  • Opening Reception Friday February 27th,6-9pm
  • The gallery will be open First Fridays March 6th and April 3rd, 6-9pm
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50 Years in Your Face, photography by Donna Rae Altieri

Ironton is pleased to participate in Month of Photography with 50 Years in Your Face. "It all started with a Minolta 101, a college graduation gift that educated me to observe the world through a viewfinder. Get “hip to my trip,” get tangled in my double and triple exposures of the 1960s streets of New York with so much to see at once, and my 1970s “experiments” in color manipulation in times without computer tricks. Travel on my journeys, peek into my encounters, and hopefully enjoy my storytelling images, all done full frame, always the old school way. Photography has kept my diary for over 50 years, and now I have the privilege of sharing some pages with you." - Donna Altieri, 2015

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

 

Gildar: Kristen Hatgi Sink

A Tented Sky: New Work By Kristen Hatgi Sink

Gildar Gallery

February 26 - March 27, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, February 26th 6 - 9PM
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Kristen Hatgi Sink | Girl with Strawberries | Archival pigment print | 40in x 40in | 2015

Gildar Gallery is pleased to participate in the Month of Photography 2015 with A Tented Sky, a solo exhibition by Kristen Hatgi Sink running from February 26 – March 27th, 2015. This latest series of photographic works marks a distinct evolution in Hatgi Sink’s work. Both sumptuous and disruptive her images indulge in excess while indicating that not all is well in paradise. Referring to a line by the lyric poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, A Tented Sky presents a captive world, where femininity and nature are caught in a cycle of desire.

The stage is set to resemble familiar still life depictions of youth, fragility and beauty. However the objects of attraction find themselves struggling against their roles in this exploitative fantasy. Familiar metaphors comparing supplicated feminine sexuality and a natural commodities, such as ripe fruit, fresh meat and raw honey are presented in such suffocating abundance that the expected stoicism of the image’s subjects is shaken. Jarred into awareness of their own implicated position, the women in Hatgi Sink’s images express various stages of reaction within a voyeuristic frame they cannot seem to escape.

As in the poem Renascence from which the title is drawn, within Hatgi Sink’s A Tented Sky, the protagonists wrestle with their own awakening. Some of the models attempt to dismantle the signs surrounding them, tearing, ripping and crushing these natural objects controlling their image. Others seem to seek escape through darker self inflicted means. However, like Millay’s first person narrator, a number of these young women appear to eventually embrace or succumb to their fate, consumed by a male-dominated fantasy. Perhaps as Eve eating the apple, newfound awareness has also brought with it self-consciousness. After the first bite there is clearly no return to subjugated ignorance, nor a direct path towards liberation. The resulting ambivalence of this provocative collection of images may prove the most unsettling vision of all.

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

 

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CPAC: Jessamyn Lovell: Dear Erin Hart

Jessamyn Lovell: Dear Erin Hart

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

February 27 – March 28, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 27, 7-8:30pm; Artist Talk from 6-7pm
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Dear Erin Hart, is artist Jessamyn Lovell’s response to being the victim of identity theft. In an act of retribution, Lovell pursued a woman who was using her stolen identity and made art of her process. Using a camera and occupying the varied roles of victim, stalker, investigator, artist, spy, and vigilante, Lovell offers a body of work that touches on contemporary concerns of surveillance and selfhood within the information age. For an artist whose previous work engaged questions of identity, Dear Erin Hart, represents Lovell's continued examination of self as it relates to a "data-self" that exists amidst the chaotic of unfolding of real life.

The exhibition deploys photographs, video, and printed documentation to tell the story of a crime and two women who exist on either side of the bundle of data that defines them. Through her pursuit of Erin Hart, Lovell maps an understanding of both her own and Hart's identity and the course of events that caused their live to become entwined. The photographs are stylistically anxious, often blurred and askew, suggesting an unsettled haste on the part of both the photographer and her subject. Oblique discoveries and glimpses of evidence seem to circle a host of underlying questions without establishing a core understanding of the perpetrator, the victim, or the implied witness. Despite our preoccupation with the invasive reach of surveillance and information technology, Dear Erin Hart suggests that human identity - real, digital, or otherwise - remains an elusive target.

Dear Erin Hart is one of four shows presented by CPAC during the 2015 Month of Photography (MoP). Others are Fashion/Culture at the Denver Central Library (January 25-April 5), Role Play at MoP’s host facility, RedLine Denver (March 14-April 25) and one other at CPAC tba (April 10-May 9). Lovell’s series was recently shown at San Francisco Camerawork, where it received extensive press attention. The artist will speak about her work at CPAC prior to the reception on Friday, February 27, 6-7 PM.

About CPAC: CPAC is dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of photography in all forms and concepts through exhibitions, education and community outreach. CPAC is supported by memberships and individual donations, grants from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, and by funding from the Colorado Creative Industries Division, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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

 

Goodwin: Excerpts

Excerpts: Photography by Andrew Beckham, Brenda Biondo, Linda Connor, Binh Danh and David Maisel

Goodwin Fine Art

February 27 – April 11, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 27 from 5 until 8
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Brenda Biondo, Paper Sky 2, 2014, pigment print, 31” x 23”

Goodwin Fine Art is pleased to announce a group exhibition as part of the citywide event Month of Photography (MoP). The exhibition will feature as the title of the show suggests, work that has been culled from a specific series or body of work by each of the featured artists. While there is no overarching theme attached to the exhibition, rather the representative work by each artist stands alone, however parallels can be drawn between the imagery and the inherent sensibilities within each of the series presented. As with many artists whose practice includes working on a themed body or series of work each cycle contains remnants of what has come before. As T.S. Eliot wrote, “we shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and to know that place for the first time.” T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets


Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
303.573.1255
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5
http://www.goodwinfineart.com

 

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Good Thieves Press: Chromophiliac

Chromophiliac: Fine Art by Corrina Espinosa

Good Thieves Press

February 28 - March 7, 2015

  • Artist Reception: Saturday, February 28 from 5-10p
  • gallery hours by appointment
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chro•mo krōmō/
noun NORTH AMERICAN
1.Color
2.indicating colour, coloured, or pigment
-philiac
in nouns and adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -philia
1.one having a tendency toward
2.one having an abnormal appetite or liking for

Color addiction? GTP has a color fix sure to cure the shakes! Come enjoy iridescent, electronic artwork by member & Chromophiliac, Corrina Espinosa. This vibrant, multimedia solo exhibition brings together lights, sound, motion and video for a prismatic experience sure to titillate your senses. How many LEDs does it take to light up the entire gallery? We're not sure, but we intend to find out!

Corrina has a BFA in sculpture from MSU, Denver and is currently working towards her MFA in integrated arts at CU, Boulder. She has been a member of Good Thieves press for two years. Her current studio practice is predominately mixed media with an emphasis on technology.

Good Thieves Press
2045 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80205

Colorado State Capitol: Western Visions: Contemporary Colorado Landscape Photography

Western Visions: Contemporary Colorado Landscape Photography

Colorado State Capitol

February 26 - July 1, 2015

  • The exhibition includes artworks by the following Colorado artists: Evan Anderman Gifford Ewing Susan Goldstein Patti Hallock
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Field Boundaries, Fort Morgan, CO, 2014, archival pigment print

Colorado’s landscape ranges from mountains to sand dunes to the vast Eastern plains. This natural beauty has inspired many artists over the years to document Colorado’s ever-changing landscape. Western Visions, organized by Colorado Creative Industries in conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography, a biennial celebration of fine art photography, features photographs from four contemporary Colorado artists, Evan Anderman, Gifford Ewing, Susan Goldstein, and Patti Hallock. Selected works will be on display at the Colorado State Capitol complex, including the Lieutenant Governor's Office, basement rotunda, and the Joint Budget Committee room.

The art exhibition program at the State Capitol celebrates Colorado artists by bringing permanent and rotating art exhibitions to the State Capitol building. Exhibitions are curated and sponsored by Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Colorado Creative Industries was established to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to enhance economic growth in Colorado, the mission of Colorado Creative Industries is to promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive Colorado's economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life. 

Colorado State Capitol
200 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203

 

Spirits in the Wind: Landscapes in Colorado

Landscapes in Colorado

Spirits in the Wind Gallery

March 1 – 31, 2015

  • Don Dernovich, Oil; Nikolo Balkanski, Oil; Margaret Jensen, Oil; Tony Eitzel, Photography & Oil; Randy Van Beek, Oil, Neil Patterson and Sonia Reid, Oil
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Spirits in the Wind Gallery
1211 Washington Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
http://www.spiritsinthewindgallery.com

 

Steve Adams: Circus Fun

Circus Fun: the Works of Stan Baldwin and Cal Duran

Steve Adams Gallery

February 26 - April 15, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Thursday February 26th from 5-10 pm
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The Steve Adams Gallery
5789-A South Curtice St (one block west of the downtown Littleton Light rail station)
Littleton, CO 80120
303.919.7277
http://www.thesteveadamsgallery.com

 

Love: Instant Gratification

Instant Gratification

Love Gallery

March 1 - April 4, 2015

  • Opening reception: Friday March 13, 6:00-11:00 pm
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Love Gallery invites you to Instant Gratification, an exhibition exposing the roots of our need for "right now"

The theme for this show is inspired by instant film, i.e. Polaroid cameras. Yes! Those bulky boxes that we've all used to capture and develop a moment into the form of a tangible picture instantaneously. It is a celebration of the nostalgia, simplicity, and cult-like dedication to Polaroid camera use. The exhibition is a tribute to the magical invention of a darkroom rolled into film that first gave us the satisfaction of Instant Gratification… with the help of a little shaking, blowing, or other preferred “acceleration” method of course.

Love Gallery
4954 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220
http://www.lovegallerydenver.com

 

Zip 37: Accessorize Me

Accessorize Me: Multi-media by Annette Coleman, Jean Smith, and Jean Selvy Wyss

Zip 37 Gallery

February 27 - March 15, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 27, 5-10PM
  • Featuring shoes, hats, purses, crowns, gloves, jewelry, and all that jazz!
  • Special extended hours for this show are Fri 5-10PM, Sat noon-7 PM; Sun noon-5PM
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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

 

Leon: Scott Barman: Beautiful Pornography

Beautiful Pornography: New Photographs by Scott Barman

Leon

February 21 - March 29, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday February 20th at 7pm
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Scott D. Barman – HSYR – is an artist whose vision is to accentuate the natural form and beauty of women and men through the use of film photography and minimal interference portraiture. Finding inspiration through the everyday interactions of humans, blink-and-you-miss-it moments, and his own personal depression and anxiety, Scott explores who we are when we shed away who we try to be and what happens when more is spoken through our body language than through our words. What may be seen as a random or even chaotic moment during his photographic sessions result in a surprisingly calm, serene aesthetic. What may seem random or even chaotic moments during his photographic sessions the result is a surprisingly calm, serene aesthetic. Scott encourages his models to move freely so that he may experience who they are as individuals, thus capturing their true essence.

Scott D. Barman, also known as HSYR, is an artist originally from New York who has been living in Denver, Colorado for the past five years creating photographic portraits of all those who enter into his life by chance.

Photography has always been a part of Scott's life, starting with the theft of a Polaroid 600 camera from a yard sale at a young age. Peering through the narrow viewfinder taught him that there is more to the world than what we see and that by changing your perspective the world becomes infinite. However, the world often has a narrow perspective, as demonstrated by his multiple expulsions from art school due to differences in artistic acceptance with the human body. Overcoming depression, anxiety, and crippling self-doubt has led Scott to a sense of clarity and a new found drive to publicly share his art regardless of society's creative discrimination and the apparent disapproval of the skin we all live in.

Though the aesthetic of Scott's art has changed throughout the years, one detail has remained constant: his raw ability to honestly portray those who stand in front of the camera's lens utilizing film photography. The collection has grown into the body of work now known as BEAUTIFUL PORNOGRAPHY  

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

 

Spark: 2015 Associate Members Show

2015 Associate Members Show

Spark Gallery

February 19 - March 15, 2015

  • Party + Artist Reception: Friday February 20, 6-9pm
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The dynamic associate member-artists of SPARK Gallery combine forces to showcase new works in a wide variety of artistic media and styles. Denver’s oldest co-op gallery shows Denver’s newest work!

Valerie Albicker, May Chou, Konnie Ellis, Margo Linn Espenlaub, Justin Fields, Lili Francuz, Gayle Gerson, Carol Goldberg-Goldberg, A. Miriam Green, Anina E. Hathaway, Katherine Johnson, Dan Kelly, Leona Lazar, Barbara Leyendecker, Judi Lightfield, Tom Linker, April Noble, Kathryn Oberdorfer, Katherine Payge, Fred Pichon, Elisabeth Relin, Lydia Riegle, Sue Robinson, Bonnie Stoltzmann, Chris Thunblom, Eldon Ward.

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

 

On Edge: Outrageous Possibilities

On Edge: Outrageous Possibilities

Edge Gallery

February 20 - March 8, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 20th, 6-10pm
  • An annual juried exhibition of contemporary work by Colorado artists
  • Co-jurors: Sandra Phillips, owner of Sandra Phillips Gallery and Cecily Cullen, Creative Director and Curator at the Center for Visual Art
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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

 

Next: Blake Chamness and Chris Cain

Blake Chamness and Chris Cain: Impermanence

Next Gallery

February 20 – March 8, 2015

  • Reception: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 6-10pm
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Chris Cain: This current body of work, entitled Impermanence, focuses on building artworks combining found objects, discarded materials and hardware store supplies. From bones to stones, sticks to stumps. beetle kill trees and LEDs, this clash of immortal rocks and materials from Home Depot are an odd juxtaposition, yet they collage to form assemblages of mementos, bathed in their own self illuminating light. chriscainart.com

Blake Chamness: The works for Impermanence are meditations on my hometown of Lawrenceville, Illinois. As a teenager, I was anxious to leave home to see and experience more of the world. After many years away, my most recent trips home have left me fascinated with the place I came from. The old residential area and square hold decaying relics slowly fading and being reclaimed by the flora. Examining what’s left, or what’s left lying around, from past generations in Lawrenceville, has weighed on me the transience of all things. The paintings and photographs come from a heavy dose of romantic wanderlust into the recent history of an American twentieth-century small town. bachamness.com

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

 

Gallery 1261: Group Exhibition XII

Group Exhibition XII

Gallery 1261

February 20 – March 21, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 20, 6-9pm
  • Participating Artists: Mia Bergeron, Gregory Block, Gordon Brown, David Cheifetz, Dianne L. Massey Dunbar, David Gluck, David Grossmann, Ron Hicks, CW Mundy, Dan McCaw, Danny McCaw, John McCaw, Mark Daniel Nelson, Heather Neill, Mikael Olson, Derek Penix, Kate Sammons, David Shevlino, Andrzej Skorut, Matt Smith, Robin Cole Smith, Katherine Stone, Anthony Waichulis, Aaron Westerberg, Michael Workman, Vincent Xeus  
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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

 

Sync: Maggie Levy and Patricia Rucker

Maggie Levy and Patricia Rucker

SYNC Gallery

February 19 - March 14, 2015

  • Third Friday Opening reception: February 20 from 5-9pm
  • First Friday Reception: March 6th from 5-9pm
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Maggie Levy, Limealicious, acrylic on canvas, 36"x30"

SYNC Gallery is presenting two new member artists, Maggie Levy and Patricia Rucker. A first time exhibiting at the gallery for the both of them, the two have very different approaches to visual expression. Yet both artists are seasoned in their respective processes and will be exhibiting their most current body of work done over the past year.

Levy’s "Flow" shows her love for abstraction and spontaneity. Her multi-layered paintings reflect a technique that involves scraping, pouring, blotting and dripping with brushes, rags and other items found in her studio located in the RiNo district. The results are dynamic and fresh paintings with a visceral energy that draws you in to each piece.

Rucker’s "Storm" series is formed by the parade of the ever-changing weather and storms as seen from her studio in the foothills overlooking Golden, Colorado. These paintings teach us that living can be both chaotic and calm as well as conflicted and amazing.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

CUAM: Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art

Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art

CU Art Museum

February 14 – May 9, 2015

  • Opening reception: Friday, February 13, 2015, 5-7pm
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Tsering Nyandak, Untitled Statement, 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 21.7 x 65 inches

Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art explores the tensions between an ancient culture's unbroken artistic tradition and the personality-driven contemporary art world. Historically, Himalayan works of art were used to support the transmission of Buddhism and rarely attributed to the individual artist. The artworks selected for Anonymous reflect how Tibetan artists around the world are examining questions of identity, self-expression and the roles of tradition in an increasingly globalized society. Largely drawn from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, the exhibition features painting, sculpture, installation, and new media works by artists living in the Himalayas and around the world. In addition to artists from Lhasa, others from Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York City, Oakland, Paris, Thimphu, and Zürich provide for a range of diasporic perspectives on topics ranging from ideas of place to cultural appropriation, and the commodification of Buddhist traditions.

CU Art Museum
On the University of Colorado Boulder Campus
1085 18th St.
Boulder, CO 80309
Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Tuesday: 10am-7pm
Saturday: 12pm-4pm
http://cuartmuseum.colorado.edu

 

David B. Smith: Constructed Histories

Constructed Histories

David B. Smith Gallery

February 13 – March 21, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 13, 7-9pm
  • Guest curated by William Morrow
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Artists: Sanford Biggers (American), Jeremy Dean (American), Tania Dibbs (American), Teresa Diehl (Lebanese), Christoph Dreager (Swiss), Glenn Kaino (American), Dinh Q Lé (Vietnamese), McCallum Tarry (American), and Aaron Skolnick (American)

About the Curator: William Morrow is a Project Based Independent Curator/Consultant of international contemporary visual arts with a focus on artists that provoke thought through innovation in material culture, social engagement, and political dialogue. Morrow was previously the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum, and prior to the DAM, he was the Curator of the Private Collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson and Founding Director of 21c Museum, Louisville, KY.

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

 

Dateline: April Frankenstien

April Frankenstien: What If We Fall In Love

Dateline

Opening Reception: Friday February 13 at 6pm

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WHAT IF WE FALL IN LOVE is about shedding false ideas of intimate relationships, sharing secret spaces and having a conversation about romantic notions and our relationship to sexuality. The human body and everyday necessities are explored as a way to uncover how we relate to our space, ourselves and to others. The exhibition consists of drawings, photos, journal entries, collages and installations to follow the month long journey of exploration and experimentation performed by the artist. Participation of other people is enormously important and evident throughout the works. Collaborative efforts are inevitably necessary.

Artist statement: April Frankenstein is an interdisciplinary artist living in Denver, CO. She works with multiple dimensions and mediums and is inspired by uncomfortable or unusual human interactions. She manipulates the context of familiar items to alter our perceptions and challenges the relationship to our environment. Femininity, intuition, movement, multiplicity, and dark humor are all reflected in her work. 

Dateline
3004 Larimer Street
Denver, CO
https://www.facebook.com/ddaatteelliinnee

 

Rule: Matthew Larson and Clark Richert

Matthew Larson and Clark Richert: String Theory

Rule Gallery

February 13 - March 21, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 13 from 6-9pm
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RULE Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition String Theory featuring work by Matthew Larson and Clark Richert. The show, which opens on Friday, February 13 from 6-9pm, will feature new work by RMCAD Graduate and New York artist Matthew Larson alongside respected Colorado artist Clark Richert. The exhibition will be on view through March 21, 2015.

String Theory explores the connections between two artists who create work that relies upon structure and precision. The math and science based Richert begins with multi-dimensional objects that he then projects down to 2D representations utilizing meticulous design. Alternatively, Larson realizes his artistic vision with a controlled and exacting process of aligning yarn on Velcro. Both produce pieces with strong geometric elements and sharp linear themes as their dominant form. As former student and teacher, they are connected by a common aesthetic explored in class, and despite their differences in media this leads to a distinct visual harmony. The result is an exhibition that ties them together in both underlying theory and practice.

About: Clark Richert is an Adjunct Instructor in the Fine Art Department at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and lives and works in Denver, Colorado. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Colorado, and his B.F.A. from the University of Kansas. Richert’s group and solo gallery exhibitions span the last 25 years. In addition to public and corporate commissions, his work can be found in the collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Wichita Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Amoco, Container Corporation of America, and many others. His work will be included in an upcoming exhibition at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, opening in October 2015, and titled Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia.

About: Matthew Larson received his BFA in painting in 2006 from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and currently lives and works in New York City. His work has been exhibited in group and solo shows across the country including Los Angeles, CA, Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO. Additionally his work was included in the 2006 exhibition Extended Remix held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and was written about in the 2007 Art in America article, Report from Colorado: The Hills are Alive.  

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

 

DBG: Sharon Feder

Edge of the Plains: Paintings by Sharon Feder

Gates Garden Court Gallery at the Denver Botanic Gardens

February 18 - May 3, 2015

  • Organized in collaboration with Goodwin Fine Art
  • Reception & Artist Talk: Wednesday February 18, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Talk begins at 6:30pm; Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Sharon Feder - Building #1 - Oil on Panel

Denver Botanic Gardens - Gates Garden Court Gallery
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206
720.865.3500
http://botanicgardens.org

 

Space: Grays

Grays: Explorations of Preservation, Symbolism and Metaphor

Space Gallery

February 12 - March 22, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Thursday February 12th 6-9pm
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In a groundbreaking new exhibition at Space Gallery starting February 12th, curator Sarah LaVigne introduces provocative themes of preservation, symbolism and metaphor that take their audience as far afield as Alaskan landscapes, challenged marine resources and film noir.

"Grays is a blurring of the lines between what's real and what might be" - Sarah Lavigne

"The four photographers featured in Grays challenge people to re-imagine their individual notions of reality," says exhibition curator (and 5280 Magazine Photo Editor) LaVigne. "The works abstract their subjects in subtle or dramatic ways, transporting the viewer beyond the black or white poles of factual perception into places I call 'the grays."'

Photographer Acacia's landscapes disengage viewers from the comfort zone of familiarity, casting the artist in a dusky landscape of consciousness and memory, wonder, fear and anticipation. Mandy Barker's work spurs a conversation about pollution and the world's oceans, challenging the viewer to regard natural beauty and environmental catastrophe in the same mental breath.

Anne Marie Musselman offers a privileged close-up look inside Wolf Haven International, the nationally- recognized wolf rescue sanctuary in Puget Sound—images that conjure the beauty, complexity and playfulness of these extraordinary creatures, and carry viewers to a wilder place.

Michael Lewis erases the line between fantasy and a darker reality in his 'Tales' of daily life: still life works that become a cinematic exercise of symbolism, metaphor and unrestrained imagination.

"This coming-together of photographic imagery represents something of a departure for Space," said gallerist Michael Burnett. "But crossing the line into abstraction and metaphor: That's right in our wheelhouse... and it's something that gallery regulars and newcomers alike will really enjoy."

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.904.1088
http://www.spacegallery.org

 

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