Interference: new work by Collin Parson

Entropy: work by Angela Faris Belt

Michael Warren Contemporary

October 15 – November 23, 2019

  • Opening Reception, Friday, October 18 (5-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk, November 1 (6-9pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception, November 15 (5-8pm)
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Collin Parson's new work examines the "interference" fringes created by the moiré effect, in which similar but slightly overset patterns are overlaid over each other with differing size, angle, or spacing causing a fascinating perceptual effect. This exhibition continues Parson’s ongoing exploration with light, space, and perception.

Born and raised in Colorado, Collin Parson currently serves as the Director of Galleries and Curator for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado and is a former member at the historic Pirate: Contemporary Art cooperative and alumni of the artist residency program at RedLine Denver. Parson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology with an emphasis in Lighting and Scene Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned his Master in Arts in Visual Culture and Arts Administration from Regis University in Denver. His creative work involves the control of light, pattern, and color to create perceptual light and space works. Growing up in a family of artists, Collin is proud to be continuing educational and creative traditions.

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

 

Aaron Zulpo: The Ski Series

Visions West Contemporary

October 18 - November 20, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 18th, 6-8pm
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Aaron Zulpo, The Last Day (luckily), 2019, oil on linen, 69 x 89 inches

The paintings were created during Visions West Contemporary’s inaugural artist-in-residence program and took Zulpo across ski hills and ski towns in Montana and Wyoming. This series portrays a family’s ski vacation with a background story of theft and mystery simultaneously unfolding in the background.

The story of the “A Ski Series” includes repeated characters, engaging in these ski trip activities. “Though they are in the story, it isn’t really about them”, Zulpo says. While these landscapes will feature the essence of a memory or experience, the use of light and atmosphere are the key elements that the artist will be exploring. To achieve these, Zulpo will use his previous experience with plein-air painting to capture a moment in nature before translating that onto a larger scale work.

Zulpo’s playful style of painting encourages the viewer to place themselves within the story, feeling captured becomes a curious story. The natural landscape incites a familiarity in people who have grown up taking ski trips. Zulpo doesn’t focus his work on the intricacies of reality, rather his take on landscape is an archetype, imbuing a strong a sense of place in his paintings.

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205
303.292.0909
http://www.visionswestcontemporary.com

 

Terry Decker and Lydia Riegle

D’art Gallery

October 17 - November 10, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 18 from 6 – 9 pm
  • Sunday Art of the Brunch on Sunday: October 27 from 11 am - 4 pm
dartThe third exhibition cycle for the D’art Gallery features two concurrent solo exhibitions: “Gems of the West” and “Soulprint” by two member artists, Terry Decker and Lydia Riegle. Terry Decker and Lydia Riegle will give Artist Talks on their process and inspiration in creating their work on Sunday, November 10 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

D'art Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado

 

Emergence

Featuring the work of Katharine McGuinness, Lynda Ladwig & Sophia Dixon Dillo

Mai Wyn Fine Art

October 11 - November 9, 2019

  • Third Friday Opening Reception: Friday, October 18th, 5:00-8:00pm
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Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
303.893.4182
http://maiwyn.com

 

New works by Jeanne Trueax

Kanon Collective

October 18 - November 10, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, October 18, 6-10 pm;  DJ Set by TimeScale
  • Friday, October 25 from 6-10p: Wine & Cheese Reception
  • Saturday, October 26 from 6-10p: Pasternack's Art Hub Halloween Party, Nightmare on Colfax
  • Friday, November 1 from 6-10p: First Friday FUN with Dia de los Muertos event
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Please join us on October 26 for Nightmare on Colfax, an evening of spooky, interactive Halloween and Art fun! Activities include a monstrous art raffle, costume contest, mask making, cookie decorating, a photo station with props, and readings from Madame Bonediva’s Psychic Cartomancymancy. We have a performance from the amazing band Red Echoes scheduled, as well as a DJ for the evening. Come out and celebrate Art and Halloween with the galleries of Pasternack’s Art Hub!

Kanon Collective is an artist-owned and operated gallery located in the heart of the 40 West Arts District in Lakewood, featuring the work of a dynamic group of local artists.

Kanon Collective
6851 West Colfax Avenue (inside Pasternack's Art Hub)
Lakewood, CO

 

Grounded

The Dairy Arts Center

October 18 - December 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 18 at 5pm
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Land affects all of us. From the moment we take our first steps to the realization that the land we walk on may not actually belong to us, the place where we settle, grow, and become who we are shapes us in unexpected and often unbelievable ways.

Artists, in particular, have always been drawn to the grandeur of the land and have been able to interpret and scrutinize it with honed detail in many different forms. Some artists connect to the earth through physical touch and interaction, performing on top or within a landscape, while even more artists use traditional methods of creation to process the landscape that surrounds them. With Grounded, the Dairy Art Center focuses on three distinct approaches to artists reacting to their landscape.

In the MacMillan Family Lobby extended through the Hand/Rudy Gallery is artist Sonja Hinrichsen. Presented primarily through photographic documentation, Hinrichsen’s ephemeral Snow Drawings “accentuate natural features and emphasize the sublime beauty” hidden beneath the freshly fallen snow of the sites she chooses or is invited to work with. Often collaborating with a large group of public volunteers, Hinrichsen guides groups in the creation of snow drawings, created through walking looping paths with snowshoes in fields of snow or on frozen lakes.

In the Hand/Rudy Gallery, Hinrichsen traces the looping, man-made lines from her various snow drawings over the years. Through a series of performances, Hinrichsen traces images of the projected landscape, while documenting the performance. Building upon each performance she projects the documentation and traces the relief on top of the evidence of the prior. The layered work that is left within the gallery space is an artifact of observation, physical connection to the land, and feels topographical in nature.

The Polly Addison Gallery takes a different approach to landscape with the hard-edged fiber abstractions of Idaho-based artist Kathleen Probst. Her works are interested in pairing down a composition to the most essential elements, showcasing the artist’s intricate quilting technique and hand-dyed fabric. With forms reminiscent of icebergs, jutting mountain peaks, and folded origami sculpture, Probst subverts these sharp, powerful objects in a softened, welcoming way through her use of color and material.

ReCalling Re/Call in the McMahon Gallery, guest curated by Louise Martorano, Executive Director of Redline Contemporary Art Center in Denver, invites six artists to reflect on their own work in connection to the land. Created almost a year ago, Re/Call, created by Martorano and Mary Caulkins, asked a group of artists to lead the public through a weekend of performance, interactive sculpture, discussion, and reflection within the sprawling landscape of Fairplay, CO.

This exhibition invites a selection of these artists back into a gallery space to present similar works for a different audience. Artists of the bARTer Collective ask us all to publically consider and share our personal relationship to the land, while artist Eileen Roscina Richardson utilizes natural materials found in her personal landscape to create kaleidoscopic sculpture paired with closely observed illustrations. Artist Gregg Deal collaborates with his daughter to create Invisible Loss Movement, a performance work that eliminates all color, flair, and music from a tribal powwow, only leaving behind a black, silent placeholder for the audience that is invited to watch. Climate research scientist Tyler Jones, asks his viewers to consider the sound of climate change through various one-on-one interviews that he presents via sound and video installation.

Grounded will open on October 18th, starting at 5:00 pm. At 5:30 pm a brief introduction and discussion of the works on view will be made. At 6:00 pm the second of three performances by exhibiting artist Sonja Hinrichsen will begin. The reception is an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists and curators. Live music, light fare for attendees, plus drinks available for purchase. All receptions are free and open to the public.

Artist Sonja Hinrichsen will be hosting a series of three public performances as part of her exhibition. Please join us Thursday, October 17th, Friday, October 18th, and Saturday, October 19th at 6:00pm for her performances.

Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St
Boulder, CO. 80302
http://thedairy.org

 

New Paintings by Helene Strebel and Phyllis Rider

Sync Gallery

October 17 - November 9, 2019

  • Third Friday artists' reception: October 18th from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: November 1st from 6-9pm
  • Art of the Brunch: Sunday October 27th, 11am-3pm
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Phyllis Rider - “Heart of the Matter”; Solarplate Relief Etching on Arches 88 paper; framed 24” x 24"

 
Helene Strebel primarily paints in her studio, rarely using reference material other than her own thoughts and dreams. She combines techniques of drawing and painting on paper and canvas surfaces.

Despite classical training, she strives to capture her own voice and personal style in her work.

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which my exist with a degree of independence. Abstraction indicates a departure from reality. Helene’s work is open for interpretation, and that is one of the beautiful things about it. Conceptual art gives you the freedom to explore the artwork and assign your own meaning of a piece. Understanding conceptual art is easy; all it requires is an open mind and a big imagination.

Phyllis Rider’s new works explores a mono print process called Solarplate Relief Etching.

Phyllis has been a printmaker for over 20 years, and although most of her prints have been monotypes, she loves learning new ways of printmaking. These new pieces challenged her with a process she was not familiar with, but excited her about the possibilities. As with all new processes, it had it challenges, but she likes the figuring out of the do’s and don’ts of such projects. Working with Solarplate master Dan Welden last year inspired her to explore the working with the sun process.

The results for these new works reflect a variety of ways she could use her Solarplate relief etchings along with her monotype knowledge to achieve a finished product she was pleased with—abstract by design with line and color being the dominating factors.

Phyllis hopes to educate the viewer about her new mono prints on paper with Solarplate relief etchings overlays and the unique colorful results.

SYNC Gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary abstract and conceptual works by a collective of emerging and established artists. Each month select members display exciting work with a wide freedom of expression. Located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver – known for its vibrant arts scene – SYNC Gallery has become a destination for art lovers.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

Winter Is Coming

Valkarie Gallery

October 16 - November 10, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 19, 5 - 8:30pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: Friday, November 1, 5 - 9pm
  • Featuring: Karrie York, Miki Harder, Carol Bork, Dan Oakleaf, Mike Kloepfer, Nicole Grosjean and Valerie Savarie
Karrie York, "King Slayer", acrylic on canvas, 20"x20", $200
Karrie York, "King Slayer", acrylic on canvas, 20"x20"

An art tribute to the ever popular book and tv series Game of Thrones, we bring you Winter Is Coming. From landscapes to dragons and a three eyed raven or two, this show is sure to delight fans of this series.

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

 

Sandra Chevrier: "Cages and the Fallen Flags"

Mirus Gallery

October 18 - December 21, 2019

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Mirus Gallery Denver ​is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Sandra Chevrier, Cages and the Fallen Flags. Opening reception will be Friday, October 18th from 7-10 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through December 21, 2019. The artist will be in attendance.

Sandra Chevrier is a canadian contemporary / pop urban artist, known for her captivating portraits of women from The Cages series. Born in 1983, Chevrier got her Bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts from UQAM – L’Université du Québec à Montréal. As a self-taught artist, Sandra Chevrier first fell in love with art as a kid, to her; Art rapidly became a language on its own. At first, she drew sketches of eyes, all the time. This initial obsession is highly visible in her present work. Sandra likes to describe herself as a “gaze collector” and her work; a dichotomy or a dance between power and fragility, freedom and captivity, the poison and the cure. Her work is exhibited internationally and her artworks are now in the collections of art collectors all over the world.

Mirus Gallery
1144 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
303.910.4005
Open Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm or by appointment
http://www.mirusgallery.com 

 

Nude vs. Naked

Art Gym Gallery

October 10 – November 1, 2019

  • Co-curated by Lori Hellstrom and Elke McGuire Opening reception: Thursday, October 10, from 5-8 PM
  • Including works by Michael Dowling, Brenda LaBier, Wendi Schneider, Noah Sodano, and Ouida Touchon
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Curatorial statement:

“The exhibition Nude vs. Naked came about after thinking where we, as artists, draw the line between experiencing being nude versus naked and how we define those lines. Through discussion about these two words, we came to realize that we differed in our definition of each. As we visited the studios of the artists and selected the works, we asked them to think about what the terms Nude and Naked mean to them and decide WHY they created the piece(s) we selected.

“The exhibition spans a wide variety of works. Medium, gender of the artist, gender of the sitter, art historical references, etc., all play a part in the motivations from each artist exhibited. After these conversations and exploration of this theme, we have concluded that there truly is no right answer to what it means to be ‘nude vs. naked;’ that the drive behind these definitions is at the heart an emotional one attached to each individual’s experience.”

Food for the opening will be provided by Damaris Ronkanen, owner of Cultura Chocolate. Cultura Chocolate have been members in the Maker’s Kitchen at Art Gym for three years, and we are thrilled to celebrate their success with their soon to open chocolate factory and cafe in the Westwood neighborhood of Denver.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220
http://artgymdenver.com

 

Lim Ok-Sang

Art Students League of Denver

October 11 – November 29, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 11 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM
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Guest curated by local contemporary artist Sammy Lee, this exhibit features a collection of international works from acclaimed Korean artist, LIM Ok-sang, who critically engages folklore, the people and politics in his work.

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
303.778.6990
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
http://asld.org

 

Green Gra$$

Featuring artworks by Dionne Lee and Sofía Córdova

Lane Meyer Projects

October 11 - November 12, 2019

  • Curated by Tatiana Mateus
  • Opening reception: Friday October 11 from 6 pm - Late
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Lane Meyer Projects is pleased to announce Green Gra$$, curated by Tatiana Mateus, featuring works by Dionne Lee and Sofía Córdova. The show features photographic images, collages, found objects, and video projections that unpack the double entendre of the title: the impact of capitalism on the natural environment. Progressing from Lee’s to Córdova’s works, the installation reframes biblical retellings of humankind’s birth, struggles and destruction in light of historical and contemporary events and their relationship to the climate crisis that threatens our existence.

Dionne Lee’s practice is grounded in a dialogue with current environmental and race issues through the use of found historical images. Her photographs are often sourced from nature magazines and books from the 1950s to the late 1970s—a time marked by the proliferation of idealized images of the natural world as well as heady explorations beyond our planet. Sofia Córdova’s work, on the other hand, uses a mixture of sci-fi and magical realism to imagine a dystopian future that comes as a result of our failure to address the current climate crisis under conditions of late capitalism.

Some of the works in the exhibition question how we behave as owners of the land we inhabit, while others make us wonder how long the extraction mentality of capitalism can actually last before an irreversible decline of natural landscape and wildlife. Taken together, the works in Green Grass highlight the issues that arise when humanity sees itself as something separate from nature, trying to control and explore it in the pursuit of economic power and the accumulation of wealth. Overall, these works invite us to think about our relationship to the natural environment—how we consume it as free resources to be owned, gifted, sold, and exploited.

Dionne Lee (USA, b. New York, NY, 1988) received her BAFA in Fine Arts from Alfred University, Alfred, NY and her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Lee has held solo exhibitions at the Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA (2019); and LightSource, San Francisco, CA (2018). Her work has been exhibited at venues including Silver Eye, Pittsburgh, PA; CTRL+SHFT, Oakland, CA; LAND AND SEA, Oakland, CA; Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Aggregate Space, Oakland, CA; Coulter Art Gallery, Palo Alto, CA; Mills College, Oakland, CA; California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA; NoPlace Gallery, Columbus, OH; Borderline Art Collective, San Francisco, CA; San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Queens Museum, Queens, NY; DTA, New York, NY; Fused Space, San Francisco, CA; Debtfair (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum, New York, NY; Root Division, San Francisco, CA; International Center of Photography, NY, NY. Lee was a 2019 SECA Award finalist. She currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.

Sofía Córdova (USA, b. Carolina, Puerto Rico, 1985) received her BFA from St. John’s University and the International Center of Photography and her MFA from California College of the Arts. Córdova has held solo exhibitions at Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2018); ASU Art Museum Project Space, Tempe, AZ (2017); City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA (2017); Pro Arts, Oakland, CA (2015); Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA (2014); and PlaySpace Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2011). Her work has been exhibited at venues including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Mills College Museum of Art, Oakland, CA; the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY; MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA; The Luminary, St. Louis, MO; Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA; La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA; SOMArts, San Francisco, CA; SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA; Sonoma Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA; and the International Center of Photography, New York, NY. Cordova was a 2019 SECA Award finalist. She currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.

Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205
By appointment or evenings 4-8pm
http://www.lanemeyerprojects.com

 

La Frontera de Cristal (The Crystal Frontier)

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

October 11 - November 23, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, October 11 (6-9 pm)
  • Featuring Griselda San Martin, Tom Kiefer, and Elliot Ross
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Photo by Griselda San Martin from her series The Wall

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents La Frontera de Cristal (The Crystal Frontier) an exhibit highlighting three contemporary photographers’ views of the border separating Mexico and the United States.

In her series The Wall, Griselda San Martin documents Friendship Park, a stretch of the border where families meet to share intimate moments through the fence that separates them. Tom Kiefer's current project, El Sueño Americano – The American Dream, features the personal effects and belongings of people apprehended in the desert by U.S. Border Patrol agents. Elliot Ross documents his five-month journey in 2017 with writer Genevieve Allison along the entire length of the 2,000-mile border. Through portraiture and topographical studies of infrastructure imposed on the landscape, American Backyard looks at the reality of American lives on the border.

Named after Carlos Fuentes' 1995 novel, La Frontera de Cristal invites us to look beyond the political rhetoric surrounding the immigration debate and consider fresh perspectives on the landscapes and people that exist in the shadow of the wall.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303.837.1341
http://www.cpacphoto.org

 

Us: an exhibit by Denver LGBTQ+ artists

Bitfactory Gallery

October 18 – November 7, 2019

  • Featuring art by Carlos Flores, Jeremy Patlen, Clint Ramstetter, Kenzie Sitterud and Louis Trujillo
  • Opening reception: Friday, October 18, 6-9 pm
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LGBTQ+ artists have been, and always will be active in the art world but are underrepresented in galleries and exhibits. In keeping with Bitfactory Gallery’s goal to showcase emerging artists, they proudly present “Us”, an art exhibit by Denver local queer artists, on view October 18 through November 7, 2019. While the show is comprised entirely of artists that identify as something other than straight, the intention is not to further segregate and separate one community from another. “Us” is intended to demonstrate that, regardless of the pronoun one uses, art enriches all of our lives. The public is invited to celebrate the fact that we are all part of “Us” at an opening reception on October 18, 6-9 pm at Bitfactory Gallery, 851 Santa Fe and to view and purchase work during regular gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and by appointment.

Louis Trujillo is a Denver native, creating works in his private studio and a shared studio at Art Gym Denver. His artwork is inspired by his dreams, his family, and his identity as a gay male. He received his B.F.A in drawing at Metropolitan State University of Denver where he was awarded the Nagel Art Thesis Grant and the Nagel Directed Studies Scholarship. He is a former member and PR Director of SYNC Gallery located in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. His artwork is part of national private collections. He currently works at Art Gym Denver assisting the Gallery Curator and Membership/Program Director.

Carlos Flores is a writer, cinematographer, painter and composer. Born in Puerto Rico and raised partial there and partially in the United States, as well as being bisexual, his work often explores the dualities and challenges in his queerness and cultural/linguistic diaspora. It seeks social relevance and respect for our ancestors, our community and our future. He lives in Denver, CO with his wife Connie and their watch-eyed dog, Nutmeg.

Jeremy Patlen is a Denver-based landscape and portrait photographer who has been shooting professionally since 2003. Whether traveling, documenting weddings or photographing people, he constantly seeks out the beauty that gives a place or person its intrinsic character.

Clint Ramstetter was born and raised in southern Colorado and has resided in and around Denver for the past 30 years. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 1999. In addition to working in many areas of the fine art industry, he has exhibited his paintings in bars and delicatessens in the Denver area.

Kenzie Sitterud works as a multimedia artist and designer, primarily producing immersive large-scale installations and designed experiences. Sitterud graduated in 2016 with a BFA in Communication design from Metropolitan State University of Denver and began their second year as an Artist-in-Residence at RedLine Contemporary Art Center located in Denver. They are a Colorado Creative Industries and NEAA recipient for the 2017 Career Advancement Grant and most recently received a 2019 P.S. You are Here Grant through Denver Arts & Venues to complete a commissioned public project for Design Workshop Foundation. In May 2019, Sitterud will produce a series of experimental works in collaboration with other Denver creatives for Denver Art Museum’s Untitled Event series, developing new explorations of queerness in public spaces.

Bitfactory Gallery, located at 851 Santa Fe Drive in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, exhibits work by the best emerging and up-and-coming local, national and international visual artists. Owner/artist/curator Bill Thomason strives to showcase art that may not be a good fit for other galleries. Additionally, he hosts one major or renowned artist a year, bringing new and exciting work to Denver. The Bitfactory building also houses artist studios with the vision of providing a helpful, friendly atmosphere for artists to work solo or collaborate with others. 

Bitfactory Gallery and Studios
851 Sante Fe Blvd.
Denver, CO.
http://bitfactory.net
https://www.facebook.com/bitfactorygallery

 

Blake A. Chamness & Mary Ciancolo: There is Only Now

Next Gallery

October 11 - 27, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, October 11, 6 - 10 pm
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There is Only Now, is an exhibit of new work by artists Blake A. Chamness and Mary Ciancolo. Blake is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work combines painting and sculpture to create poetic abstract forms. Mary is an acrylic painter whose current work focuses on portraits that are meant to convey emotions and tell a story. Their collected work for There is Only Now, offers different interpretations of the show’s title and theme for a dynamic mix of contemporary abstract and illustrative artwork.

Blake: The work for There is Only Now reflects the long contemplative process that precedes the physical art making. Due to life’s other demands this year such as work, renovating the house my wife and I recently bought, and having to wait for good weather to to do wood sculpture, the pieces for the show are made all at once in the two months prior to exhibition. Since the end of my last show, I’ve had 10 months to let the ideas form subconsciously and in daydreams. Creating the work feels like loosing a release valve on all that I’ve absorbed and pondered in that time. For me, the title of the show reflects the immediacy of creating the work and the demand for making decisions and committing to them. Like jazz or beat poetry, the art objects capture the much anticipated moment of rapturous or meditative creation.

Mary: In her debut show, Mary's work for There is Only Now is focused on raising awareness about the effects of climate change on animals. Each piece features an animal whose habitat is threatened by climate change and is likely to face dire consequences without immediate action. Her hope is for the viewer to feel a connection with the subjects, inspiring a sense of empathy and a desire to take action against climate change.

Next Gallery is an exciting Denver co-op that accepts new members on a monthly basis. This co-op is driven and operated by all the artist members. We are all strong and committed artists that continually push all the artists in this co-op to move in new directions and participate as a cohesive group at all times.

NEXT Gallery
6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80214
303.433.4933
Fri: 5-10pm; Sat/Sun 12-5pm
http://nextartgallerydenver.com

 

Faith Williams: Anthropocene

Stephen Shugart: Fractures

Edge Gallery

October 4 - 20, 2019

  • Artist’s Reception: Friday, October 11th from 6 - 10p
  • Special Gallery Lights Out Evening: Friday, October 18th from 6 - 10p
  • New Location: 6851 W. Colfax in Lakewood, In the art hub at Pasternack’s
  • One block west of Casa Bonita and one block east of Edge's old location in the 40 West Arts District
  • See EDGE’s Fence Art Installation on the 40 West ArtLine: https://www.40westartline.org/art 

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Gretchen Marie Schaefer: Folding and Thrusting

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

October 3, 2019 - January 19, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30pm
  • Curated by Cortney Lane Stell
  • Aritst talk: Thursday, November 21st from 6:30-7:30pm: An interview between Exhibiting Artist Gretchen Marie Schaefer and contemporary landscape painter Beau Carey exploring Schaefer’s work, which combines geographic abstraction with notions of perception
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Folding and Thrusting is a solo exhibition of new work by Denver-based artist Gretchen Marie Schaefer. Rooted in geology, the exhibition features a large-scale dimensional painting and photographic works that combine geologic abstraction with notions of perception. This exhibition expands on her most recent body of work that, through challenging our relationship with the earth, delves into the implicit power dynamics embedded in common ways of seeing the world. By challenging these common assumptions, these sculptural paintings and photographs explore the nature of vision and the cultural frameworks that bolster world-views.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.443.2122
http://bmoca.org

 

Read more: BMoCA: Gretchen Marie Schaefer

Kevin Snipes: New Ceramic Work

Plinth Gallery

October 4 - 25, 2019

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, October 4 from 6-9pm
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For our October exhibition, we are pleased to present new work by ceramic artist Kevin Snipes. Kevin is a visiting artist at The Art Students League of Denver and will present a 2 day workshop October 5-6 demonstrating the construction and decoration of his narrative vessels. Snipes first exhibited at Plinth Gallery in November 2009 and we are honored with his return to the gallery.

Kevin Snipes is a visual story teller, using the ceramic vessel as a surface for narrative text and drawing. The artist's iconography deals with the concept of "duality," an instance or the occurrence of opposition of concepts. In his work, Snipes surface illustrations deal with the condition of duality in our culture: race, ethnic divisions, and difference. When asked if he creates work that is African-American centric, he responded, "Rather than creating artwork that speaks of love or victimization of African-Americans, I speak of the problems underlying the cognition of difference."

Plinth Gallery Curator Jonathan Kaplan elaborates further, "Kevin's work speaks softly, yet powerfully and eloquently about our culture. His narrative drawings are about race ethnicity, color, all those things that we have difficulty talking about. Yet when experienced as a story, as a narrative on a ceramic vessel, his work transcends those artificial barriers. He is a consummate ceramic artist and a skilled and elegant draftsman. His vessels serve as an eloquent discourse on our contemporary culture."

Kevin Snipes : New Work opens at Plinth Gallery on Friday ("First Friday"), October 4, from 6pm-9pm and will be on view through October 25. Please join us for a reception with the artist and experience Kevin's masterful live drawing of a full-size image on a gallery wall. Plinth Gallery is located in Denver's River North Art District (RiNo) at 3520 Brighton Blvd. On-site parking is available.

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

 

Colorado Mosaic Artists: Origins

First Congregational Church (1128 Pine St. in Boulder)

October 4 - November 30, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 4th from 6-9pm
  • Over 70 mosaics from 20 CMA artists and an art piece from our guest Dianne Sonnenberg
  • Colorado Mosaic Artists (CMA), a non-profit organisation that unites mosaic artists and enthusiasts all over Colorado
  • http://www.coloradomosaicartists.org
ORIGINS Poster

The theme for this show originated at a 2 day, intensive workshop given by guest artist, Dianne Sonnenberg, called “Concept to Completion,” said Vice President of CMA, Carrie Doman. “The focus of the weekend was learning how to process a vague concept and create a meaningful work of mosaic art. As the workshop came to a close Dianne challenged the artists to take the theme “Origins,” apply the concepts learned and create a personal work of art with each artist’s unique point of view. Many of the pieces in the show are the result of that challenge. We are so excited to include a piece by Dianne that was created for this exhibition. The show will include more than 70 mosaics, including wall art, 3-dimensional pieces, art created from found objects, and tiles, glass, beads, fabric, shells and rare stone.

 

Beat Clack Snap

fooLPRoof contemporary art

October 4 - November 16, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 4th from 7:30-10pm
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photomontage: Laura Phelps Rogers / fooLPRoof contemporary art

Beat Clack Snap explores the speed at which things are moving and volume of information we are required to sort and gather. The clatter and surveillance set amongst the hustle and bustle of time, travel and technology. Art can serve as respite thru artists ability to transport us into another world through their interpretation, examination, or showing us respite from the beat clack and snap of life.

The exhibition features well known and emerging local artists as well as national and international artists – list available upon request.

Other things to do while at the party: check one or all three of the #crushwalls projects the gallery director was invited to completed for this year’s Crushwalls event. New changeable art billboard on south front exterior of gallery, rear exterior 65” wall visible from gallery going to alley and the rear alley facing wall – or - Sign up for the Denver Arts Week Mosaic workshop with Jean Smith Nov. 7th or a Crushwalls Tour later Nov. 7th at 4 p.m.

fooLPRoof contemporary art
3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO
303.641.3472
http://www.foolproofcontemporaryart.com

 

Autumn Member Exhibition

Artists on Santa Fe

October 2 - 28, 2019

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Autumn is nearly upon us, visit the Artists on Santa Fe Gallery + Studios for their Autumn Member Exhibition. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the gallery and working studios of our 31 resident artists. New work will include paintings, ceramics, photography, sculpture and jewelry.

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.

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

 

Roots

40 West Gallery

October 4 - 26, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday October 4th from 6-9pm
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40 West Arts is a state-certified arts district located along, and with direct ties to, the West Colfax corridor, an avenue with a 100+ year history that stretches back as far as the 1860s when this ‘Golden Road’ was the primary route for travelers hoping to find riches in the mountains during the Gold Rush.

History is an essential component of what makes us unique and for our Roots exhibit, we ask artists to explore their personal narrative with questions like, ‘Who Am I’ and ‘Where Did I Come From’. Roots is a show all about the artist's unique interpretation of their own history and makeup, whether that includes physical places and spaces, items or objects that remind them of their childhood or a past event, people, or even abstract works that create a mood or feeling that resonates for them. Broad and varied interpretations of this concept were welcomed, the possibilities are truly limitless because we all define ourselves in such diverse ways.

40 West Arts also hopes that the works in this exhibit bring up themes around human migration, belonging, race and ethnicity, what makes a home and how we sustain ourselves on a personal and societal level.

40 West Arts District will also have all of their galleries and creative spaces, including new-to-the-district galleries Core New Art Space and Kanon Collective open to the public with new exhibitions and artwork on display. Enjoy beer and wine, light bites and tons of incredible and inspiring artwork in galleries and spaces.

40 West Gallery
1560 Teller St
Lakewood, CO
http://40WestArts.org

 

Waxing Lyrical

New work from Karen Freedman, Jeff Juhlin and Lynda Ray

Space Gallery

October 4 - November 9, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 4th from 6-9pm
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Karen Freedman, Ruche 0352.127, Encaustic on Cradled Board, 16" x 16

Jeff Juhlin is a nationally recognized artist known for his Encaustic / Mixed Media painting and printmaking work that evokes a meditative and grounded exploration of color, space and mark making. Jeff has been working with Encaustic for over 15 years and completed Residency/Fellowships at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Moulin Au Neuf, Auvillar France. He has been an Artist in Residence at the Hui Art Center in Maui, Hawaii during the winter months from 2010-2017. His work is included in numerous national and international exhibitions including recent exhibits in France and Korea. Born in Salt Lake City, Juhlin studied at the University of Utah and the Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Jeff”s work has been featured in several publications including Encaustic With A Textile Sensibility by Daniella Woolf and Encaustic Art in the 21st Century by Anne Lee & Ashley Rooney.

Intrigued by the dichotomy of man-made architecture and nature, Lynda Ray ideates her encaustic paintings as narratives built by layering colors, forms and patterns that reveal a history of the work’s construction. Through the subtraction or scraping away of waxy pigment, Ray exposes earlier stages of development within her works, offering viewers a visceral connection to the materiality of time passing. Ray has worked in the encaustic medium since 1986, receiving a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She later attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, as well as completed Post-baccalaureate studies in Fine Arts at VCU. She has consistently exhibited on a national scale over the past two decades, and has shown with Page Bond since 2006.

Karen Freedman is recognized for her vibrant abstract geometric paintings that explore the interaction of color and its ability to alter perception. She began her formal art training studying jewelry design at the Philadelphia College of Art and graphic design at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She then went on to build a successful graphic design business followed by her immersion in the fine arts.

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

 

Sergey Cherep

SmithKlein Gallery

October 4 - 31, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 4th from 2-6pm
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Blue Sky 30” x 30” oil on canvas

SmithKlein Gallery presents new works by Russian-born artist, Sergey Cherep on Friday October 4th. Sergey’s images reflect his passion for French Impressionism and his love of color. Imagination, fuelled by a lifetime of wanderlust, is the key to his lively landscapes. The show will run through the month of October. 

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