Eyes On: Jonathan Saiz

Denver Art Museum - Hamilton Building (Level 4)

May 12 - November 17, 2019

Eyes On Jonathan Saiz
Jonathan Saiz, Study for Utopia, 2018. Mixed media
Courtesy of the artist and K Contemporary Gallery, Photo by Wes Magyar. © Jonathan Saiz

Jonathan Saiz’s installation #WhatisUtopia is comprised of a column covered with 10,000 tiny drawings, paintings, and sculptures. By definition, utopia is “an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.” The artist employs social media to spark conversation and document responses about our ability to re-envision and embody a modern utopia. More than 10,000 artworks were made to be given away after the end of the exhibition.

Consider Jonathan Saiz's invitation to join his dialogue about utopia. Engage through Instagram at @utopia_is_free with the hashtag #WhatisUtopia or #JonathanSaizatDAM.

Details about the giveaway will be posted beginning October 2019. To receive email notification, register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
720.865.5000

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

Birdwatcher

Visions West Contemporary

May 22 – July 6, 2019

  • Gallery reception: Friday, May 31 from 6-8pm
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Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers, Turn a Blind Eye 3, 2017, glazed ceramic, maple, 72 x 72"

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce Birdwatcher a group exhibition featuring the work of Troy Abbott, Tim Berg & Rebekah Myers, Rachel Denny, Adonna Khare, Enrique De Molina, Malia Landis, Mariko Paterson, and Shelley Reed.

Birds serve as symbols of wisdom, power, spirituality, freedom, good fortune, and hope. Each of the artists in Birdwatcher draw inspiration from birds as been seen throughout art history. Working in a variety of media each artists approaches the bird in a unique way ranging from technology to ceramics.

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

 

New Works by Lisa M Kerns, Megan Bray and Eden Hall

Pirate: Contemporary Art

May 24 - June 9, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday May 24 from 6-10pm

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Megan Bray - To Do Me - 2018

Lisa M Kerns presents a new series of paintings that contemplate the night sky, rendering it through abstract imagery.

Megan Bray and Eden Hall present a collaborative effort between two female artists that explore how identity is formed through connecting with others. With cloth and sculpture, Bray and Hall examine how the people we surround ourselves with can become a catalyst for creation.

Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W 16th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.458.6058
http://www.pirateartonline.org

 

#isawitatedge

Edge Gallery

May 24 - June 9, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday May 24 from 6-10pm
  • Featuring: Abby André, Kay D. Galvan, Jon Kitner, Gayla Lemke, Dennis Pippen, Phil Rader, Wynne Reynolds, Mala Setaram-Wolfe, Candace Shepard, Stephen Shugart, Faith Williams, Rachael Amos, Gary Ciancio, Sarah Clark, Christine Rose Curry, John Horner, Katherine Johnson, Sara-Lou Klein, J. Cole Patenotte, Ken Peterson, Nolan Tredway, Allie Williams
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Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

Paul Keefe: Take A Penny, Leave A Penny

Lane Mayer Projects

May 24 - June 24, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday May 24, 6pm
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Lane Mayer Projects is pleased to present T​ake a Penny, Leave a Penny,​ a solo exhibition of new artworks by Paul Keefe. The work on display features an array of artworks in various mediums including video, sculpture, and printmaking. These seemingly disparate approaches to making art are the result of inquiries into the phenomenology of art. What are the functions of value, beauty and humor? How do they work together to form our perception of an artwork? How do they live together within a work of art?

Several pieces in the exhibition employ ordinary materials to upend conventions of value. Sculptures crafted from ice, staples, and foam address the potential for beauty in these often discarded and abundant materials. They form the basis for an argument which situates value- not in the quality of materials used- but in the ability of the artist to transform material. Many of these artworks also have a precarious relationship with time. Although they can be rebuilt, they are subject to change. What exactly makes a work of art precious? Does an objects’ lifespan affect its inherent and assumed value?

Printmaking, casting, video, and the act of using a stapler, are processes which have been selected for their ability to mechanically reproduce objects, removing the idiosyncratic marks of the artists’ “hand” and replacing them with an emphasis on conceptual intent. These processes stretch our understanding of authenticity and call upon the viewer to assess the role of value in our perception of artworks.

An absurd sense of humor permeates the work in T​ ake a Penny, Leave a Penny.​ A flawed, nonsensical logic has been incorporated into the design of each work with the intention of discovering new ways to make and present artwork. In the sculpture, Press Release, 10,000 copies of the press release are are neatly stacked, replacing the gallery pedestal (designed to hold press releases) with the object itself. This slapstick gesture is a comedic approach to transform the commonplace object into an autonomous sculpture.

While much of the work possesses a humorous -and at times satirical- quality, a sincere pursuit of beauty pervades the work. In Peter Schjeldahl’s essay, N​ otes on Beauty,​ he describes beauty as complex, never pure, and always mixed up with something else. The artworks on display address beauty as an objective experience, triggered by a combination of mental and visual stimuli. Rather than adhering to a single aesthetic or insisting upon a particular taste, beauty is sought through the challenging, surprising, and unexpected moments that redirect the flow of our feelings, heighten our awareness, and produce joy.

Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut Street
Denver CO 80205
http://lanemeyerprojects.com

 

Momentum

Space Annex

May 23 - July 13, 2019

  • Grand Opening: Thursday May 23rd from 5-10pm
  • Special Performance By Hannah Kahn Dance Company at 8pm
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 Please join us for an epic celebration for the grand opening of our new gallery - Space Annex. We've transformed an old warehouse in the historic Baker Neighborhood into a beautiful setting to showcase our talented artists. This inaugural exhibit will serve as a marker of things to come. We invited all of our artists to create one special piece for the opening and we can't wait to share them with you.

Featuring New Work By: Marks Aardsma, Patricia Aaron, Monica Aiello, Tyler Aiello, Robin Ault, Steven Baris, Pattie Lee Becker, Heather Bentz, Ramon Bonilla, Paul Brokering, Frea Buckler, Judy Campbell, Taiko Chandler, Nancy Charak, Diane Cionni, Rimas Ciurlionis, Jodie Roth Cooper, Jeff Curry, Haze Diedrich, Madeleine Dodge Graeme Duncan, Paul Ecke, Miguel Edwards, Tony Ellis, Joshua Enck, Anthony Falcetta, Marcus Fitzgibbons, Karen Freedman, Amber George, Jane Guthridge, Michael Hedges Howard Hersh, Ruth Hiller, Scott Holdeman, Anna Elise, Jeff Juhlin, Nancy Koenigsberg, Wendy Kowynia, Karine Léger Virginia Maitland, David Marshall, Frank Martinez, Hyland Mather Joanne Mattera, Skyler Mcgee, Diane Mcgregor, Lewis Mcinnis, Ian Mclaughlin, Yianni Mellios, Jean Pierre Morin, Connor O’donnell, Sue Oehme, Regula Onstad, Corey Postiglione, Lisa Purdy, Mike Rand, Lynda Ray, Sangeeta Reddy, Rebecca Rutstein, Julia Sanders, Karen Scharer, Ben Schwab Stephen Shachtman, Bill Snider, Betsy Stewart, William Stoehr Krista Svalbonas, Sharon Swidler, Cuong Ta, Philip Tarlow, Debra Van Tuinen, Jeff Wenzel, Jeff Glode Wise, John Wood, Charles Wooldridge, Nick Young

Space Annex
95 S. Cherokee St
Denver, CO 80223

 

Not Much Will Change When I’m Gone, a solo exhibition of new works by Zach Reini

David B. Smith Gallery

May 17 - June 15, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 17th, 6 - 8 pm
  • Also on display, painter Sierra Montoya Barela
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Zach Reini - The Jokes On You! - 2019 - spray enamel, acrylic, and latex on canvas over panel (4 parts)- 36 x 36 in.

For his debut with the gallery, Reini will present a diverse array works ranging from shaped canvas panels to found object assemblage. Rendered in his meticulously crafted style, he takes inspiration from cultural ephemera of the ‘90s, namely, Pogs. Envisioned as the embodiment of disposable trends, imagery, color palette, and composition are culled from classic Pogs, which are then reproduced in comparatively monumental scale. In his futile effort to return to the blip in time when Pogs enjoyed popularity, Reini questions the utility of nostalgia and the fickle nature of commercialized cultural systems.

Pogs, also known as milk-caps, were the primary elements of a game that swept 1990s by storm. Highly collectible, with customizable game-play, the rules of Pogs could change from person to person, effectively posturing itself as vehicle for individuality. Now almost entirely forgotten, aside from the occasional nostalgic remembrance, the rise and fall of Pogs as cultural icon acts as metaphor for larger social systems. Reviving imagery and phrases printed on the original game pieces, Reini conjures the past to then preserve in a New Age tomb.

Part weighted rumination on the nature of success inexorably marked by capitalism and part bold visual frenzy, Reini tempts deeper realization by revisiting a mercurial flash in the pan. Not Much Will Change When I’m Gone rifles through the past to better understand the present, pulling out dusty old boxes from the back of the closet only to find that things are pretty much the same.

About Zach Reini:

Zach Reini (b.1990) has gained notoriety for his paintings and sculptures that use a visual archive of popular and subcultural symbols in constant cycles of appropriation. Reini exploits this open field of imagery with a wry aesthetic to create objects at once familiar to many contexts, yet particular to none. Reini’s artwork has been exhibited in the US and Europe including solo exhibitions in Miami, Chicago, New York, Kansas City, Milan and Denver. His works have been displayed in multiple art fairs including NADA New York and Miami as well as Material, Mexico City, ArtBo, Bogota, and Untitled, Miami Beach. Reini has been featured in a solo exhibition at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and was most recently featured in the exhibition Thief Among Thieves at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.

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

 

Four Concurrent Solo Exhibitions in Abstraction

BARBARA TAKENAGA: “Manifold”

LINDA FLEMING: “Allusion”

JAQ CHARTIER: “SunTests”

ALISON HALL: “Heirlooms”

Robischon Gallery

May 16 - July 6, 2019

  • Opening Reception for the Artists: Thursday, May 16 from 6 – 8 pm
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JAQ CHARTIER - Green/Blue Chart acrylic, ink, dyes, stains and spray paint on panel diptych 40 x 61 in

Robischon Gallery is pleased to present concurrent solo exhibitions in abstraction by artists Barbara Takenaga (NY), Linda Fleming (CO/CA), Jaq Chartier (WA) and Alison Hall (NY). Each process-oriented approach by painters Takenaga, Hall and Chartier as well as sculptor, Fleming, manifests in an uncommon range of imaginative possibilities of pattern and form stemming from the organic to the systematic. The large and small works exhibited utilize an array of media, including Takenaga’s paintings of acrylic on linen or panel, Chartier’s applications of ink, dye or spray paint and acrylic resins on panel along with the artist’s archival dye sublimation on aluminum prints, Hall’s paintings employing oil, graphite and plaster on panel, and Fleming’s chromed and enameled steel wall sculpture alongside works on paper of gouache and pastel.

The four distinctive artists on view offer an opportunity to experience a wide range of color, from deeply nuanced shades to vivid luminous hues, which are primarily carried by mesmerizing repetition and the subtle or dramatic shifts of movement within each artist’s vernacular. By chosen means and the vehicle of abstraction, Takenaga, Hall, Chartier and Fleming visually accentuate and synthesize the binary conditions of order and flux through counterbalance, reflection and process, while alluding to the intimacy of contemplation and the expansiveness of the cosmological.

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7788
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm
http://www.robischongallery.com

 

Unveiled: Lindsey Beal, Megan Jacobs + Sarah Sudhoff

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

May 17 - June 29, 2019

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The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents Unveiled – an exhibition of three photographic projects that reveal overlooked aspects of women’s sexuality, motherhood, and reproductive health. Featuring artists Lindsey Beal, Megan Jacobs + Sarah Sudhoff.

In her series Parturition, Lindsey Beal documents vintage gynecological and obstetric instruments from libraries at Harvard, Yale, Duke and Brown. Beal’s choice of materials links past to present and invites us to reflect on how women’s reproductive health and medicine has evolved, yet in some aspects remains the same.

Megan Jacobs’ series of portraits references Victorian-era “hidden mother” photography, when mothers who wanted a record of their children would hide under fabric and hold their child for the duration of the exposure to ensure a sharp image. Jacobs’ images are a metaphor for the unrecognized work that mothers do to support, provide for and nurture their children.

Wired, by Sarah Sudhoff, is a series of documentary photographs of sexual devices used by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Founded by the famous sexologist Alfred Kinsey in 1947, the Institute has always been a lightning rod for controversy.

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

 

EPIC Arts: Spring 2019 Youth Exhibition

RedLine

May 18 - June 9, 2019

  • Reception: Saturday, May 18, 1:00- 3:00 PM with DJ Alisha B
  • Participating Schools: Academy of Urban Learning, Bruce Randolph, Denver Green School, Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, and McMeen Elementary School
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EPIC Arts provides opportunities for students to explore social issues through contemporary art in collaboration with local artists. Each semester RedLine Resident Artists and Denver-based community artists are matched with educators and students, resulting in a unique art collaboration. EPIC Arts is student-generated and begins with asking students what is fair or unfair in their schools, communities, lives, and the world.

EPIC Arts is part of of RedLine's core education & outreach programs that seek to build arts education, artists and educators capacity in over 25 Title 1 Denver Public Schools. RedLine would like extend a special thanks to our sponsors and supporters for making this program possible: Sidney E. Frank Foundation-Colorado Fund, The Denver Foundation, RCG Fund, Margulf Foundation, Morris and Joyce Price Art Bank, The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, Colorado Creative Industries, and the Linda D. Campbell Fund.

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

 

New Work from Barbara Carpenter and Sue Simon

with Barbara Baer in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

May 9 - June 9, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 10, 5-9
  • Art of Brunch: Sunday, May 26, 11-2
  • First Friday: June 7, 6-9
  • Coffee with Artists: Saturday, June 8, noon-5
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BARBARA CARPENTER "Over/Under"

Most of our time is spent looking ahead - at eye level. We look up, we look down but don’t really pay attention to the beauty of what is over our heads or under our feet.

SUE SIMON "Numbers"


This is a show about numbers. We define our world and ourselves by numbers. Our age, weight, height, income, addresses, phone numbers, the time of day, even our likes on Facebook are all determined by numbers. Numbers are important and central to how we live our lives. See more of Sue's work at http://suesimon.com 

In the North Gallery BARBARA BAER "Possibles"

Before the art committee votes, before the contract is signed — anything is possible. This exhibit shares stories, maquettes, concept drawings, test paintings and photo records from my work in the realm of public art. See more of Barbara's work at http://www.barbarabaerstudio.com 

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

 

Lori Dresner: Menangerie

Judy Horowitz: Evolution of The Figure – A Retrospective

Core New Art Space

May 9 - 26, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday May 9th from 5-8pm
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CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.297.8428
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm
http://www.corenewartspace.com

 

Deb Cochrane (Gallery I)

“Inspire” Group Artists Exhibit: Step It Up (Gallery II)

NCAR Community Art Program

May 6 – June 29, 2019

  • Two Art Receptions: Saturday May 11th from 3-6 pm and Sunday June 2nd from 2-5 pm
  • Both receptions featuring performance involving flute, drums and spoken word
  • Photography Printed on Metal by Deb Cochrane
  • Textiles, Painting and Poetry by “Inspire” group artists – Laurie Hill Gibb, Michelle Naranjo Brackette, Wendy Satsky, Cathy Casper and Valerie Szarek
  • Preview all artists' work on the NCAR Community Art Calendar at: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program 
ncarThe NCAR Community Art Program is proud to present two new exhibits: Photography Printed on Metal by Deb Cochrane and Textiles, Painting and Poetry by “Inspire” group artists – Laurie Hill Gibb, Michelle Naranjo Brackette, Wendy Satsky, Cathy Casper and Valerie Szarek

Deb Cochrane’s photography inspiration comes from the natural world and from the stunning landscapes of America and Australia. She loves to spend her time in the mountains in Colorado and by the ocean when in Australia. Within those vast landscapes, Deb sees the smaller detail and can pick out a part of the scene and show the viewer the beauty that is often overlooked. Cochrane’s work will be on display in NCAR’s Community Art Gallery I at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab from May 6, 2019 to June29, 2019.

Step It Up: “Inspire” is a group of local artists who create through the art disciplines of textiles, painting, poetry and music in response to climate change. We share our art and poetry to inspire hope and action in our audience. Each of us makes a difference. Together we are unstoppable. Our painter is Wendy Satsky. Our textile artists are Laurie Hill Gibb and Michelle Naranjo Brackett. Our poets are Cathy Casper and Valerie Szarek. “Inspire” group artists work will be on display in NCAR’s Community Gallery II at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab.

NCAR's Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is no charge for admission.

 

Mario Zoots: Gentle Distortion

K Contemporary

May 4 - June 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4, 6-9 pm
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K Contemporary is proud to announce the opening of the highly anticipated solo exhibition by Mario Zoots, a Denver original with a growing international profile, titled “Gentle Distortion”. The central theme of Zoots’ work explores the concepts of originality, intention, expression and authorship, ultimately asking the question, “What represents authenticity in this era of simulacrum?”

When everything in art owes something in part to someone else, Zoots’ intention with this exhibition is to be transparent with the viewer about the process of art creation. Building his work themes on the rich foundations of art history, he looks back to the classical, modern and contemporary masters of past and present:

“I am thinking of Michelangelo and how he used assistants to help paint the Sistine Chapel or his apprentices who made his under paintings. I’m thinking of Warhol and his factory approach to creating art. And today with artists like Koons, Hirst and Minter having large studios with many assistants creating the work. The romantic image of the artist at work alone in the studio is largely inaccurate in today’s market driven art world.” Zoots wants to merely pull back the curtain to allow his audience a clearer view of “artist at work”.

The process of artistic creation, which Mario wants the viewer to observe closely, is nourished by multiple wellsprings, including inspiration, conceptualization, fabrication and communication. “Gentle Distortion” wonders aloud whether these raw elements can stand alone, or whether authenticity demands they be carried out together by a single creator. Is art to be judged by the sum of its parts, or by the manner of its creation? “These are the times of alternative facts,” says Zoots. “We’re adapting to a more flexible view of reality, integrity, sincerity and truthfulness.”

In the world of art, the new reality is increasingly characterized by appropriation and sourcing—two ancient, universal and, until very recently, rarely acknowledged practices that Zoots is pleased to publicly embrace. Intact and only slightly modified images and artifacts are the flesh and blood of his signature collages. While Zoots honors the intellectual and conceptual pre-conditions of his works, as often as not, he bids other hands to give them form, color and life.

“I’m experimenting with the idea of not being the one to make my work, and in some cases not touching it during the process at all,” he explains. “I’ve been having objects fabricated lately, out-sourcing my paintings to China, and I’ve hired an assistant to make my work based on a loose set of rules.”

The truth, both real and alternative, is that the traditions of borrowing inspiration and delegating artistic duties probably predate Lascaux, and they remain a proven part and a profitable parcel of many celebrated contemporary studios. But does that make the work itself any less genuine? Guests to K Contemporary this May will be invited to decide for themselves while browsing Zoots’ exquisite visual almanac of sculptures, paintings, collages and found photographs both ready-made and reproduced. “Gentle Distortion” will exhibit reassuring pieces of the past, comforting and commonplace relics of a Golden Age that never actually existed.

“The aura of authenticity clings to representations of an imagined past. But it’s never authenticity itself I find, only an artificial spectacle.” Appropriately enough, “Gentle Distortion” will feature several works presenting such ersatz spectacle in evolving series, replicating images at once instructive of Zoots’ artistic approach and reflective of the exhibit’s title.

Giving a nod to Walter Benjamin’s essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”, Zoots will showcase work in multiples. The essay speaks to the evolution of the ability to reproduce works of art, and how this resulted in art’s loss of aesthetic value through unique claims to being an authentic original. At play in this essay is also the theme of how reproducible, mass marketed art can be a tool for distracting, confusing and manipulating the masses. This essay is credited with developing an insightful interpretation of the role technological reproduction plays in shaping aesthetic experience.

Zoots shares, “I want to show the multiple ways I can reproduce an image, I dig the repetition and the confusion. My intention is to be transparent with the viewer about the process.”

K Contemporary
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
303.590.9800
http://kcontemporaryart.com

 

Time Zone

Edge Gallery

May 3 - 19, 2019

  • OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 3rd, 6PM-10PM
  • An Art Exhibition featuring time: the passage- the process- the experience
  • ​Time imagined, created, or documented
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Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

Echoes: Leona Lazar and Kathy M. Friesz

Artists on Santa Fe

May 1 - June 3, 2019

Echoes Combined
Kathy M Friesz’s abstract paintings and Leona Lazar’s abstracted ceramic sculptures

Echoes showcases the art of Kathy M Friesz’s abstract paintings and Leona Lazar’s abstracted ceramic sculptures curated as complementary parings reflecting the relationships between their pieces. Kathy's paintings: Quiet and soothing; transparent and layered; luminescent; atmospheric and ephemeral. Leona's ceramic sculptures: Narrative yet conceptual; emotional and raw; animated and dynamic; textured and grounded.

When opposites come together, a curious synergy builds! Stylistically, they occupy opposite ends of the art spectrum. However, observing their color palettes, shapes and forms, movement and how these elements are used to pull together a composition and develop the mood or character of a piece – they discovered that with their disparities – there are also fascinating similarities. The pieces seem to play off each other, complementing and echoing each other.

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

 

INTOLERANCE: Tales of Loss, Survival and Perseverance

Niza Knoll Gallery

May 2 - July 13, 2019

  • Artwork in a variety of mediums by Penney Bidwell, Dennis Dalton Jerry DeLaCruz, Nancy Enyart, Michael Gadlin, Niza Knoll, Gayla Lemke, Charles Luna, Aliki McCain and Sheary Clough Suiter
  • Opening and artist reception: Thursday, May 2, 6-8:30 pm
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As artist and gallery owner Niza Knoll watched the march of Neo-Nazis on Charlottesville, North Carolina in August of 2017, she became alarmed. As a descendent of family members who were lost to the holocaust and whose father escaped and survived, she was physically shaken that some 80 years later in the United States of America, the same rhetoric of intolerance that started a genocide was in full display. The event conjured images of concentration camps, immigration quotas and families seeking asylum; thoughts of innocent people who were killed because they were considered animals and “undesirable”, but had no place to go. And of the story, written by her father, of an incident with his scouting group just before the occupation of Austria by the Germans. As an artist, she poured those anxieties into her artwork and invited other, like-minded artist to reflect on the same theme. 

In March of 1938, at 18 years old, Niza Knoll’s father Fred Knoll escaped Vienna, Austria with a group of other youths in a secret exodus to Israel. His mother (his father had died before this time), grandmother and uncles were transported to Auschwitz concentration camp where they were all killed. Both of his siblings survived—Niza’s Aunt Lili who migrated to Brooklyn, NY in 1940 at age 17, just barely escaping, and his and older brother Otto, who had migrated to Israel in the early 1930's. Niza’s father recounts his personal story of an incident with his scouting group and a Nazi parade, in a written essay called “The Flags” that will be displayed, along with other written reflections of loss, survival and perseverance.

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

 

Julie Jablonski: Ashes, Ashes

Leah Fernandez: The Nielsens

Pirate Contemporary: Art

May 3 - 19, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 3rd, 6 to 10 PM
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Julie Jablonski - “Welcome to the Jungle”, 14”x11”, digital print, 2019
 
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Leah Fernandez - “Tempest in a Teacup”, 24”x24”, oil on canvas, 2019

Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W 16th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.458.6058
http://www.pirateartonline.org

 

ABYSS: by Colleen Tully

Valkarie Gallery

May 1 - 26, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 5 - 9pm
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Abyss (uh-bis) Noun-Anything profound, unfathomable, or infinite. Artist Colleen Tully's newest solo exhibition Abyss at Valkarie Gallery for May will be a look into her moody narratives, imaginative realism, and emotive subject matter and themes often depicted throughout her work. This show explores conceptual, and whimsical subject matter that invokes a collective familiarity of emotions, feelings, memories, events, and dreams.

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

 

Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2019 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

Curtis Center for the Arts

May 11 - June 29, 2019

  • Opening reception and awards ceremony: Saturday May 11 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Party“Party of One,” a pastel by Leslie Trujillo-Batts (Colorado) will be one of the pastel paintings on display during the
Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2019 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at the Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village

The Pastel Society of Colorado presents its 15th annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition featuring 80 luminous pastel paintings by some of the finest pastel artists in the nation, which were selected and judged by eminent pastel artist Barbara Jaenicke. Meet artists at the opening reception and awards ceremony from 6 – 8 p.m., Saturday May 11 at the Curtis Center for the Arts. Paintings are available for purchase.

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30; Saturdays - 10am - 4pm
http://www.greenwoodvillage.com

 

Of Places and Spaces: an exhibition by painters Homare Ikeda and Sandy Kinnee

William Havu Gallery

April 26 - June 8, 2019

  • Opening Reception : Friday, April 26th 6-9 pm
  • Also on display: new work by Patrick Marold
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Homare Ikeda, Haikai - White, Acrylic & Oil On Canvas, 69 1/2 X 58 Inches

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