Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

MacSpa: Reboot: Artwork by Russ Wright

REBOOT: Artwork by Russ Wright

The MacSpa

November 30 2014 - mid January, 2014

  • Public Reception: Sunday, November 30th, 2-5pm
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I first met Russ Wright about 12 years ago when I was working in Morrison. I admired his style of painting and photography. Russ also had a knack for putting together unique solo art exhibits in fun places. One of my favorite showings was at the Space house. Russ is one of the few artists I have ever collaborated with directly. Together we have created two larger paintings, organized a great benefit art show for KUVO radio, and help put together a great team of artists for 3 Dogmata Denver shows.

Russ is very passionate about art and enjoys meeting other artists and exploring their creative worlds. For years now he has been video recording interviews of the artists that inspire him in his self-produced show “American Artist Road Trip”

I am the proud owner of a few of Russ’ pieces and I am honored to be showcasing his artwork at the MacSpa.

- Curator Eric Matelski

Reboot: sorta Pop, some not...This collection of works takes the viewer in really, no particular direction.

The Reboot refers to my return to painting after some time away from the brushes. I still choose subject matter that hopefully stir some emotional memory in the people who see them. I feel blessed to share them with you.

- Artist Russ Wright

About Russ Wright: Though Russ Wright has spent the last 25 years in Colorado, his influences ring true from growing up on The West Coast.

Inspired by the music and pop culture of the ‘50s thru the ‘70s, his paintings and images reflect a heartfelt connection with growing up, and older in America.

The MacSpa: The MacSpa is a service-based computer boutique, located in downtown Denver. Our personal approach to technology is focused on exceptional customer service through home and business visits, consulting, training, and in a comfortable spa-like environment. The MacSpa is a strong supporter of the Denver arts community and is proud to present bimonthly art exhibits curated by Eric Matelski 

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

 

DBG: Drawn From Nature

Drawn From Nature: Selections From The School Of Botanical Art & Illustration

Denver Botanic Gardens Gates Garden Court Gallery

November 23, 2014 – February 8, 2015

  • Reception: Sunday December 7 from 2-3pm
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Botanical art and illustration is the well-established tradition of portraying plants for scientific purposes, recording vanishing species for historical record, or rendering the beauty and inspiration we experience in the flora of the world around us. This juried exhibition features students’ and instructors’ best work with highlights from graduate portfolios in the El Pomar Room.

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

 

Next: 2014 Holiday Show

NEXT Holiday Show: 23 Members of the NEXT Gallery

November 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015

  • Reception: Friday, November 28, 6:00 - 10:00 pm
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Twenty-three gallery members display a wide variety of artwork, from affordable small paintings to larger works

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

 

Steve Adams: Holiday A Go Go Pop Up Art Show

Holiday A Go Go Pop Up Art Show

Steve Adams Gallery

November 28 - December 31, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 28th at 7pm
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Pop Up Art and Vintage Show featuring affordable art and vintage clothing

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

 

Gildar: (Missing) Persons

(Missing) Persons

Gildar Gallery

November 20 - December 20, 2014

  • Featuring Works By Amber Cobb, Benjamin Cottam, Sterling Crispin, Andrew Jensdotter, Sander Lindeke, Laura Shill, William Stockman and Mario Zoots
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20th from 6-9pm
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William Stockman | Untitled | oil on canvas | 2014

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(L to R) Andrew Jensdotter, Laura Shill, Mario Zoots - photos by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bow.   ~Ezra Pound

Gildar Gallery is pleased to present (Missing) Persons, a group exhibition running from November 20 to December 27, 2014 featuring contemporary works exploring the partial absence and emergence of the figure. Through a diversity of conceptual aims, media and physical approaches such as erasure, omission and concealment, each artist shares a common interest in the alchemy of artistic processes to both dissolve and conjure a body in plain site. As in Ezra Pound’s seminal modernist poem, “In a Station of the Metro”, the works in (Missing) Persons approach the edge of figurative perception through images revealed and withheld. As recognizable identities are transmuted into degrees of ghostly archetype and allegory one has to wonder, who is actually missing?

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

 

CPAC: Damak to Denver

Damak to Denver: A Picture Me Here Project

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

November 22 – December 20, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 22. 2-4pm
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Photo by Mon Maya Biswa

“Damak to Denver” features photographs and stories by Bhutanese refugees of their last days in a refugee camp, their journey to the United States, and their first days in Colorado.

Last Spring, Picture Me Here (PMH), a digital storytelling program for refugees based in the Denver Metro area, provided cameras and training to Bhutanese youth living in a refugee camp in Eastern Nepal. The young refugees were scheduled to resettle in Aurora and most arrived by August, 2014. This training empowered them to document their last days in the camp, their journey to Colorado, and their first impressions of life in the United States. Since they arrived, professional photographers and storytelling mentors have been meeting with each participant to help them continue building skills and sharing stories. “Damak to Denver” features photographs, video and writings that reflect on the refugees’ past and their new lives in America. Books and prints will be available for purchase. All proceeds will support future PMH programs.

About Picture Me Here: Founded in 2012, PMH partners with CPAC as a fiscal sponsor. The project in Nepal is their first international project. PMH is committed to fostering communication, integration and connection among diverse groups of people.

“We provide a platform to empower refugees to share their stories, connect with others, engage in their community and build new skills, before and after resettlement. We also provide leadership positions within the program for dedicated participants,” says Brigid McAuliffe, PMH director. Project Partners: Colorado Photographic Arts Center, United Nations Refugee Agency, International Organization for Migration, Caritas Nepal, Ricoh/Pentax, Aurora Cultural Arts District, City Museum of Kathmandu, 280 Kickstarter Donors.

The United Nations Refugee Agency, International Organization for Migration and Caritas Nepal were instrumental in helping PMH leaders with logistics for this project such as getting a permit to work in the camp and selecting participants scheduled to soon resettle in Colorado.

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

 

CVA: Greater Than The Sum

Greater Than The Sum: National Collage Society Annual Exhibition

Center for Visual Art

November 21, 2014 – January 24, 2015

  • Friday, November 21, 4pm: Artist Lecture with Gretchen Bierbaum, NCS Founder
  • Friday, November 21, 5-8pm: Opening Reception for Greater than the Sum & Ah–Sem–Blahj
  • Friday, December 5, 6-7pm: Hands-on collage workshop with Marilee Salvator
  • Friday, December 12, 6-7pm: Ah–Sem–Blahj Panel Discussion – Artist Inspiration and Resources
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Image: Joe Castro, Soda Pop Rocks 

Metropolitan State University of Denver, Center for Visual Art, together with the National Collage Society (NCS), presents a juried exhibition of collage and assemblage, Greater Than The Sum: National Collage Society Annual Exhibition.

Collage was first accepted as an art form in the early 20th century and has gone through surges in popularity. Works in Greater than the Sum demonstrate an exceptional use of the medium.

The exhibition features 91 works from artists both local and from across the globe. The exhibition was juried by Janice McDonald, collage artist and director of Denver’s Spark Gallery; Marilee Salvator, Associate Professor of Art – MSU Denver; and CVA Creative Director Cecily Cullen. There were 393 entries from five different countries including the United States, Croatia, Italy, Hungary and Canada. The exhibition judge is Pavel Zoubok, owner and director, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY and founder and director of the nonprofit arts organization, International Collage Center.

The goal of the National Collage Society is to foster the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has only been identified and defined during the twentieth century. The NCS, Inc. advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits and workshops, lectures and publications. A catalogue published by NCS will be available to purchase for $10.

In the Emerging Artist Gallery is As-Sem-Blahj an exhibition of collage and assemblage work by Denver artists, many of whom are MSU Denver students. The exhibition was organized by MSU Denver student curators.

Sponsors: U.S. Bank, MSU Denver Student Affairs Board, Springhill Suites Downtown Denver Metro State, Jan and Fred Mayer Fund, Cloud Nine Catering.

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

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

 

RMCAD: Arlexis Gallegos

Arlexis Gallegos: God, Hookers and Sociopolitical Justice

RMCAD Rude Gallery

November 20, 2014 – January 12, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Thursday November 20th from 5-7pm
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Arlexis Gallegos

The Rude Gallery at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition God, Hookers and Sociopolitical Justice by artist and RMCAD student Arlexis Gallegos .

Gold, hookers, and sociopolitical justice define Arlexis Gallegos artwork. He manipulates the world he sees, hears and feels into what he calls art. While being obsessed with the human figure he looks to find the fairness and beauty in global oppression. Gallegos confronts the viewer seeking to challenge the inappropriate as being acceptable and provoke alternative thought and discourse among viewers.

As an artist he is defined as having a distinctive name, being Hispanic, belonging to the lower middle class, being bilingual, and being homosexual. These experiences allowed him to see the world through multiple lenses.

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

 

Pirate: Louis Recchia 2014

New Work by Louis Recchia

Pirate Contemporary Art

November 21 - December 7, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 21st from 6-10pm
  • “Lonely Harvest” by Chrissy Espinoza in the associate space
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Louis Recchia at Pirate

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

 

Sync: People and Critters

People & Critters

SYNC Gallery

November 20 - December 13, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 21st from 6-9pm
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Betsy Buckner: Lily, acrylic & oil, 40"x30"

"People & Critters" shows paintings by Betsy Buckner of her favorite subject matter, animals. Buckner's work will bring a smile to the viewer with her use of bold, colorful depictions of foxes, bears and bison.

Evergreen artist Buckner rarely paints on an easel. With her preference for painting onto canvas on the floor, she achieves spontaneous, eye-popping images. This show presents a collection of her favorite creatures.

Originally from Switzerland Helene Strebel is inspired by her many travels in life. "People" is an eclectic show as she portrays people in acrylic paint, collage, and sculpture. Strebel works intuitively allowing the forms and shapes to create the end result.

Strebel states, "I have always been drawn to abstract art because it allows me to express more ideas and emotions." Working mostly with acrylic paint Strebel has added collage pieces to enhance her technique. The figures in her paintings are also represented by sculptures made out of poplar wood.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

Valkarie: Lakewood High School Arts

Lakewood High School Arts: Origins of the Future

Valkarie Gallery

November 19 - December 14, 2014

  • Opening Reception, Friday, November 21, 6 - 9pm
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Lakewood High School Art Students bring the Arts Alive!

Lakewood High School offers a variety of Fine Art Courses. Students are able to take Beginning, Intermediate, Advance, and Studio levels in Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, and Photography. Within the Fine Arts Department, students can also take Digital Photography, Graphic Design and Advance Placement in 2-D and Studio.

Students that are engaged in Visual Arts Classes learn fundamental skills, understand the creative process, make connections to culture and historical time periods, and problem solve to create art pieces.  

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

 

Evergreen Fine Art: Miniature Masterpieces 2014

5th Annual Miniature Masterpieces

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery

November 21 - December 13, 2014

  • Artists Reception: Friday November 21st from 5 - 8pm
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Robert Spooner, "The Garage", 9x9

This year’s much-anticipated celebration of scale will feature works by 50 large talents presented in delightfully diminutive dimensions. Miniature Masterpieces offers not only a rare opportunity to marvel at the patience, concentration and immense skill needed to render a universe of beauty in less than 120 square inches, the invitational event will also afford art collectors of every caliber the opportunity to add some very prominent signatures to their personal gallery at more modest prices.

“Miniature Masterpieces is an absolute favorite around the holidays,” says Evergreen Fine Arts’ director of exhibitions, Doug Kacena. “It’s perfect for entry-level collectors who are just beginning to build their collections, and it’s a good opportunity for more established collectors to fill in the gaps in their collections. There’ll be several pieces by each artist, and one of the fun things about the show is that the themes and subjects are all over the board.”

Native New Mexican and nationally acclaimed oil painter Robert Spooner, for example, may provide a Lilliputian look at ladies taking their tea alongside a half-sized study of hay barrels next to a soaring cityscape condensed into a half-foot-square frame. Denver’s recognized artist laureate, Quang Ho, will certainly display a striking selection of figurative paintings and deftly pruned blooms, and Pem Dunn of Evergreen is sure to portray nature’s grand pageant upon the smallest of stages.

Among many others who’ll be doing their best and their least for Miniature Masterpieces, and who’ll be glad to discuss their work at the exhibit opening, are highly regarded landscape masters such as Dave Santillanes, Keith Bond and Kevin Weckbach, master of nocturnes Michael Unitedt, oil painter Kim English, nationally esteemed wildlife artist Edward Aldrich, still life virtuoso Jeff Legg and abstract painter Karen Roehl. In addition, a selection of noted sculptors such as Pati Stajcar, Karryl, Stephen LeBlanc, and Rosetta will create miniature masterpieces in subtle shades of bronze and stone.

While of humble physical stature, the demanding art of miniature painting stands tall in tradition. This art form dates back to classical Greece at least, and monks of medieval Europe were fond of bordering compact and intricate manuscript illuminations with a red pigment know as “minium”, from which the word “miniature” derives. Elizabethan England elevated painting “in the small” to the public at large by applying lifelike portraits to portable – and wearable – discs of vellum and ivory. Miniature painting reached full flower in the second half of the 20th century, and now enjoys a large and devoted following that appreciates its minimal space requirements, favorable cost comparisons and endless variety. And it’s that exquisite tradition that Evergreen Fine Art Gallery is pleased to honor with Miniature Masterpieces.

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery
3042 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
303.679.3610
http://www.evergreenfineart.com 

 

Bell: Denver Square Foot Art Show

Denver Square Foot Art Show

Bell Studio Gallery

November 20 - December 31, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 21st from 5pm-8pm
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To benefit those in need this winter; Socks for Clifford & Colo Horse Care Food Bank
All art work is 12"X12" and $250; Come early to get the best selection

Bell Studio Gallery

1573 S. Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210
303.282.7343
http://www.bellstudiogallery.com

 

Denver Art Society: Off Our Chests

Off Our Chests

The Denver Art Society

November 21 - December 16, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 21st, 6pm
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This is an exhibition and a challenge to re-examine women as subjects in art and the art-world. Does your work consider the lives and experiences of women? Does your work reflect or subvert the male gaze? Does it speak to micro-aggressions, disenfranchisement, oppression, or intersectionality? The Denver Art Society is currently accepting submissions for this artistic discussion.

Denver Art Society
734 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
http://www.denverartsociety.org

 

Niza Knoll: MIX COOP 2014 Holiday Art Show and Sale

The MIX COOP: Holiday Art Show and Sale

Niza Knoll Gallery

November and December, 2014

  • Artists Reception: Friday, November 21, 5-8 pm

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Featuring Small and Affordable Artworks by the MIX Members:
Nancy Enyart, Victoria Eubanks, Mike Keene, Anya McManis, Pat Lickly and Paula Romero Schmitt

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

 

Foothills Art Center: Holiday Art Market 2014

Holiday Art Market 2014

Foothills Art Center

November 15 to December 28, 2014

  • Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted
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The annual Holiday Art Market at Foothills Art Center is a premier venue for fabulous fine art and crafts made in Colorado, during the holiday season. Over 100 Colorado artists offer ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items and much more.

Visitors will be immersed in a unique holiday marketplace atmosphere featuring an array of options for everyone on their holiday gift-giving list. There will be thousands of hand crafted items to choose from, displayed against the beautiful backdrop of the historic Gothic church that houses the Main Gallery spaces.

Visitors will find thoughtful alternatives to holiday gifts purchased at malls, and can feel rewarded that their one-of-a-kind purchases help support Colorado artists and Foothills Art Center!

Special Events and Programs During HART:
  • November 22, 11:00am-2:00pm Artist Demonstrations (SCFD Family Free Day)
  • December 5, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Golden Candlelight Walk Kids may have their photo taken with Santa, before he leads the Golden Candlelight Walk. Plus, enjoy a hot cocoa bar and cookies! Free
  • December 6, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Card Creation Station. Participants will create holiday cards for friends and family using festive materials supplied by Foothills Art Center. Free
  • December 13, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Holiday Sweater Party. Participants will bring the sweatshirt or hoodie and Foothills will supply the materials and guidance to help everyone create their own most festive awesomely fun holiday sweaters. Cost: $5.00 per person
  • December 13, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Ornament Creation with Stephanie Kuhne. While your child creates their holiday sweatshirt, join our jewelry workshop instructor Stephanie to create some beautiful wire jewelry for the holidays Cost: $5.00 per person
  • December 13, 11:00 am-2:00 pm Artist Demonstrations
  • December 20, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Gingerbread Construction Zone. Gingerbread houses can be a tricky to build, and the fun part is always to decorate. We make the whole process simple and easy for you! Cost: $10.00

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

 

Hinterland: Linda Graham: Personal Perceptions

Linda Graham: Personal Perceptions

Hinterland

November 14 - December 5, 2014

  • Opening Night: Friday November 14 from 6-11pm
  • Closing Night: Friday December 5 from 6-10pm
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An animated video cast onto a bent sheet of yellow acrylic sheet creates the illusion of three dimensions and shows a change in the wave length when light travels across the curved surface. With the addition of green bent acrylic sheet panels in front, the mystery of light and color is enhanced. The interaction of these items creates a mysterious 3-D effect.

In recent years, Graham has been exploring ways to make visible the concepts being developed by astrophysics as a result of enhanced technology in this field. Dark matter, dark energy, the multiverse concept, string theory and others all leave open endless possibilities. In this dark and quiet space the mind is free to experience a multitude of ideas. This video shows a simplified version previously shown at Rude Gallery on the RMCAD campus.

Linda Graham earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in 1960. A year of medical school (1962-3) at Case-Western Reserve University was followed by years of childrearing and developing skills and knowledge about constructing, glazing and firing works in clay.

Her clay work was exhibited in Colorado during the 1980’s, while the 1990’s + was spent working to create a youth arts organization in Aurora, CO near Colfax Avenue and earning a masters of public administration from the University of Colorado Denver in 2001. Linda says, “In the summer of 1991, I joined a group interested in the creation of an arts organization in the Original Aurora area of Aurora. We explored the needs of the community as well as possible funding sources. I became deeply committed to establishing an organization to involve middle school students in this very needful area of the city in the making of art for the community. Our first project was a 20’ x 60’ Community Clay Tile Mural, shown above. I spent the next 12 years as founding director, volunteering when necessary, receiving a salary when available, “making art a part of community life.”

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, widely known now as DAVA, was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1993 and continues today as a vital arts organization under the able directorship of Susan Jensen.

After exploring some computer based classes in the continuing education program at RMCAD (2003-7), Linda found the clay program under Martha Russo and continued to help in the clay program while auditing classes and exploring fine art options until the fall of 2013. In 2011 she discovered the fascinating qualities of plexiglass and has spent 2 years making sculptures using light and projections to express an interest in describing the complexities of our cosmos.  

To see the show by appointment: call Sabin Aell at 720.309.1764

Hinterland
3254 Walnut St.
Denver CO, 80205
http://hinterlandartspace.com

 

Leon: Gary Isaacs: 36 Views of the Lion's Lair

Gary Isaacs: 36 Views of the Lion's Lair

Leon Gallery

November 15, 2014 - January 4, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Saturday November 15th, from 7-10pm
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Gary Isaacs Artist Statement: 36 Views of the Lion’s Lair

From the I Ching : What takes place in the depths of one's being, in the unconscious, can neither be called forth nor prevented by the conscious mind.

Back in 2008 I was in NYC visiting with my uncle Philip where for 50 years he’s lived in the same one room walk up just around the corner from Grand Central Station. I've always loved his place, It’s like a cross between an Appalachian shack and the Vatican. One night during my stay I awoke to find him sitting motionless at the edge of his bed. Wearing only boxers, his back was to me, and I was startled to see that it was completely covered by a beautiful tattoo rendering of Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa. I was so startled that I woke up again . . . . I had been dreaming. My uncle was in fact fast asleep, tattoo-less except for the faded "Shirley" on his left shoulder.

Home in Denver several weeks later, I was walking past the Lions Lair for the zillionth time when it spontaneously occurred to me that it might be interesting to make a series of photographs all anchored by at least some portion of the Lions Lair façade . . . "36 Views of the Lions Lair" . It’s as simple as that. These images are photographs of both the Lions Lair itself and of moments visually sandwiched between myself and the façade of the Lions Lair. For the record, I've spent my fair share of hours and dollars inside of that place, probably more than some would advise calling attention to, and over the years I have made thousands upon thousands of photographs "inside" the Lair, but that's another story.

36 Views of the Lion’s Lair is not about my experience on the inside, and though I've also spent years photographing up and down the length of the once rough and tumble "longest, wickedest street in America" that is Colfax, these photographs are not particularly about that either. This is not some sort of social commentary, documentary, or lifestyle piece. I set out to create a body of work that nodded to the series of woodblock prints created by Katsushika Hokusai in early 1800's Japan entitled 36 Views of Mount Fuji. Or, said another way, this is a collection of photographs that represent my conscious exploration of a specific limitation suggested to me by my unconscious.

Where did my initial dream come from? I don't know. What did that dream mean? I don't know. The first time that I walked past the Lions Lair after having had that dream why did it occur to me to embark on this project? I don't know. Would it have ever entered my mind to make these images had I not had that dream? I doubt it. All that I can say with certainty is that I feel that there is a direct, if not completely knowable, connection between the dream and the idea to make these photographs.

BIO: Unless one is willing to reveal themselves to the world the world will not reveal itself to them. One will never be able to see more in their work than they are able to see in themselves and by the same token they will not be able to not see themselves in their own creations . . . . .

Before I began photographing in earnest sometime during the mid 80's my life had unfolded less like the chapters of a continuous narrative and more like a succession of short stories with no apparent connection between them other than I happened to be there cast in the first person. By the time we moved the studio out of Union Station in 1998 my archive had swollen to roughly 200,000 negatives and I had become deeply embedded in a career that straddled a range of editorial and advertising assignments that I juggled along side an ongoing series of personal projects. I've never been the kind of guy who had a "day job" and have always found a way to turn whatever I was truly inspired by into a full time gig. For the last thirty years "photography" has been my passion, my vocation and a spiritual path all in one.

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

 

Ice Cube: Paul Sisson and Ashley Frazier

Paul Sisson: Not So Far From Here

Ashley Frazier: Here and There

Ice Cube Gallery

November 13 - December 6, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 14th (6-9 pm)
  • First Friday Reception: Friday, December 5th (6-9 pm)
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Paul Sisson - Next Auction

Not So Far From Here is a unique photographic portrait of the Western American landscape. The images seek beauty in non-traditional places, show a crumbling rural culture, and find humor in simple and subtle ways. The project emphasizes the journey, rather than the destination, and explores the things that can be found by slowing down and taking in the world that lies beyond the tunnel vision that so often dominates our daily lives. Over the last several years, Sisson has been collecting these scenes during open-ended, unplanned road trips throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, New Mexico, Montana, South Dakota, Utah, and Kansas. With an emphasis and enjoyment for the process, Not So Far From Here is a thoughtful look at life on the open road.  http://www.PaulSissonPhoto.com

Ashley Frazier: Here and There
  • Through the chronology of collected human hair, Here and There presents a schema of pluralistic concepts ranging from identity, to loss, to control, to memory.
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

 

Steve Adams: Inaugural Group Show

Steve Adams, Stephen Lack, Tisha Wood, Raimundo Rubio

The Steve Adams Gallery

November 14 - December 12, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 14 from 4-9 pm
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Stephen Lack, is a veteran of the 1970’s-80’s NYC lower east side Art Movement, and a Gracie Mansion artist. He is also well known for his lead character role in David Cronenberg’s cult classic “Scanners”. What distinguishes his paintings from many other works that pretend to confront the effects and implications of popular and mass-media culture is that they are honest. Mr. Lack’s work is neither moral nor ambivalent. His paintings unleash the kind of voyeuristic, sensational responses pop and media culture feeds on, then stops them.

Raimundo Rubio is a New York City based Chilean surrealist. His abstract elements recall Pollock, in the action of a painting is what interests him. The composition of lyrical explosions, made of shooting, lighting, thrown and sprinkled sprays of strong colors dissolve onto the canvas, leaving the delicate, swirling marks that evoke the movements and changes of the cosmos.

Tisha Wood, a French neo impressionist, now resides in the rocky terrain of Lyons, Colorado. Her childhood was nurtured in traditional salon gatherings of writers, artists and musicians in the family home. Tisha’s love for the “isle of beauty” Corsica and her Corsican heritage influence her impressionistic style, which is graceful and sultry in color. She is inspired by living in the city of Nice and the island of Corsica, which has offered a treasure trove of Mediterranean colors and textures.

Steve Adams, an American post abstract bucket and brush man, is a man of many interests and tastes. Steve has a long fascination with the CIA, beautiful blondes, large block V-8’s and the bohemian life. Steve’s work mixes conceptually based, commodified technique with surrealistic self-expression sensibilities. Working within Steve’s untraditional process, he has eliminated that part of Western tradition in which painting is an illusionist picture of part of the world.

Collectively, these 4 artists have a very impressive show history, including The WPA/Corcoran, The Gracie Mansion Gallery, N.Y.C., Art Fiera, Italy , The Kitchen NYC, Smith Klein Gallery, Boulder, The Gaspari-Ramelli Exhibit, Corisica, Gallery Dijkstra; Antwerp, Belgium, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, New York City, The Simeoni Exhibit, Bastia, France, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, St Julien, Boulder, Gallery Marie-Louise Wirth, Zurich Switzerland, Isabel Aninat Gallery, Santiago, Chile, Supermerc'art, Barcelona, Spain, The S-Files, El Museo del Barrio, New York, N.Y. and many others

The Steve Adams Gallery
5789-A South Curtice St
Littleton, CO 80120
303.919.7277
http://www.thesteveadamsgallery.com

 

David Cook: Eric Bransby in Retrospect

Transcending Figuration: Bransby in Retrospect

David Cook Fine Art

November 14, 2014 – January 3, 2015

  • Exhibition and sale of the life’s work of Eric Bransby (born 1916)
  • Opening Reception: Thursday November 13 (RSVP required – requests may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Open House with Eric Bransby: Saturday November 15 (RSVP requested – requests may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Patrons will have the opportunity to visit with Eric Bransby on both dates
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We are honored to have been selected by Eric Bransby to host a retrospective of his work. The artist is celebrating his 98th birthday this Autumn the exhibtion will focus on his life's work - an accomplished career which has spanned almost 75 years.

Bransby chose to retain the majority of his works including paintings, drawings and large-scale cartoons/studies for his murals. He has been honored with numerous exhibitions and one-man shows including those held at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Georgia Art Museum, Indiana State University and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. However, this is the only retrospective exhibition in Denver and also the first time that collectors will have the opportunity to purchase these phenomenal works.

To illustrate the forces which shaped Bransby's career and formidable talent, the show will include the artist's mentors and peers with carefully selected works by Thomas Hart Benton, Boardman Robinson, Mary Ann Bransby, Jean Charlot, Herbert Bayer, Jose Clement Orozco, Josef Albers and more.

"Eric provides an inspiring living connection with the great masters of the past. Yet Bransby has also studied with modern masters such as Josef Albers. Indeed, with its abstraction of shapes and fracturing form, Bransby's art is not simply a hold-over from some musty, half-forgotten period. His is very much an art of the modern age, designed to challenge the awareness of modern people and to expand the horizons of the modern experience." - Henry Adams (Eric Bransby and the American Mural Tradition, 2001)

David Cook Fine Art
1637 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.623.8181
Tue-Sat: 11am-6pm
http://www.davidcookfineart.com

 

Niza Knoll: Ned and Rosanne Sterne

Ned and Rosanne Sterne

Niza Knoll Gallery

November 14, 2014 - January 10, 2015

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Husband and wife Ned and Rosanne Sterne are a multi-talented couple. Rosanne, an award-winning visual artist, flutist, and poet, addresses the possibilities of rhythm, dynamics, and language in her watercolor paintings. In his clay and bronze sculptural pieces, Ned explores three-dimensional forms in all their complexity, in much the same way his profession as a geologist allows him to seek and understand the earth’s structure Niza Knoll Gallery is pleased to host their exhibit “Dual Dimensions”, which reflects their dynamic partnership and rich life full of family, art, science and exploration. “Dual Dimensions” runs from November 14, 2014 through January 10, 2015 at 915 Santa Fe Drive. The public is invited to view and purchase work during regular business hours Wednesday-Friday 1-5 p.m., Saturday, 1-4 and during the following special events:
  • First Friday Art Walk - December 5, 4-8 p.m. – Artists will be in attendance.
  • Performance by the Garrett Sterne Duo - Classical Selections for Flute and Piano. Lucy Garrett, piano and Rosanne Sterne, flute – Saturday, December 6th, 2 p.m. ($10 admission.)
  • Third Friday Reception -December 19, 4-8 p.m. - Artists will be in attendance.
  • First Friday Art Walk – January 2, 2015, 4-8 p.m.
  • Salon Gathering & Discussion -- Date TBD. Visit www.nizaknollgallery.com for updates.
Niza Knoll Gallery seeks to hold an annual exhibition of work by artists who collaborate and/or are influenced by one another even while creating in different mediums.

Rosanne Sterne is an award-winning visual artist, flutist, and poet. Rosanne began her visual arts education as a small child in the studio of her grandfather, painter Herman Oxhandler, a member of the Woodstock Arts Colony. Rosanne’s art education continued at DeCordova Art Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, at Harvard University, and at the Art Students League of Denver. Her key instructors and mentors include Paul Rotterdam, William Reimann, Dennis Pendleton, and Homare Ikeda. Rosanne’s work has been shown in many juried exhibitions and is represented in private collections across the globe. “My paintings are expressions of life and optimism, windows into human experience, and explorations of color. I hope to expand and stretch the possibilities of color and to use color to convey the resilience of the human spirit.”

Rosanne’s poetry has been widely published in literary journals including Artisan, Journal of Poetry Therapy, Long Island Quarterly, New Mexico Poetry Review, Progenitor, and Santa Fe Literary Review. Her chapbook of poems, Dancing in the Gaps, was published in 2010 by Finishing Line press. Rosanne was the recipient of Harvard’s David McCord Prize for creativity. She also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Denver. She is a consultant to foundations with a special focus on arts and culture.

Since early childhood, Ned Sterne has sculpted using a variety of media: clay, bronze, wood and stone. His mother, Barbara Sterne, a salt glaze potter and ceramics teacher showed him that art could be made as well as appreciated. His inspirations include his children his and wife and life partner, Rosanne Sterne, who creates on so many levels. Over the last 14 years he has studied with Rik Sargent and Barry Rose at the Art Students League of Denver and with Vicky Smith at Arapahoe Community College. It is these teachers and communities that make his work possible. His pieces express an ardent and decidedly participatory approach to life. He finds the greatest joy in the doing.

The Garrett Sterne Duo has delighted audiences throughout Colorado for years. The duo performs a range of music from baroque to contemporary. Pianist Lucy Garrett holds a B.M. from University of Colorado and a Masters in Keyboard Collaboration from University of Southern California. Exhibiting artist, Rosanne Sterne holds B.A. in Music from Harvard and is the long-time principal flutist of the Littleton Symphony Orchestra.

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

 

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