Scottie Burgess: Passing Through

Republic Plaza (370 17th Street, Denver)

June 17 – Nov 30, 2020

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Republic Plaza unveils Passing Through, a large site-specific installation by local artist Scottie Burgess, on June 17 in downtown Denver, thus bringing its public space back to life as the city starts to reopen. Filling the 17th Street side lobby corridor, Passing Through consists of multiple wooden rectangular forms that trace the ever-changing Republic Plaza silhouette experienced through its viewer’s fluid perspective, creating a dynamic arrangement that references time, the building and the lives that traverse through its spaces.

To view the piece, the public should use the 16th Street Mall entrance to Republic. As per requirements from the City and County of Denver, masks are required for visitors. Hand sanitizer is also available.

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

 

2nd Annual Mountain Standard Time

Visions West Contemporary

June 26 - September 5, 2020

  • Artists: Madeleine Bialke, Beau Carey, Bryan Christiansen, Johnny Defeo, Rachel Denny, June Glasson, Ishi Glinsky, Adonna Khare, Malia Landis, Jennifer Nehrbass, David Rathman, Tracy Stuckey, Tim Berg, Rebekah Myers, Travis Walker, and many more
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Beau Carey - Losvikfjella, 2019 - oil on canvas - 45 x 55 in

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce the 2nd annual group exhibition Mountain Standard Time. This show will span across all Visions West Contemporary locations in two states and have a virtual companion to access from home. Mountain Standard Time will embody art in dialogue with the West, from environmental, historical, and cultural viewpoints that will explore the many facets of the West as a space in the American psyche. The exhibition will be in two parts, meaning that throughout the exhibition we will be switching out pieces to include more variety of pieces and artists. In keeping with the mission of Visions West Contemporary, Mountain Standard Time brings contemporary art from across the United States and brings it to the forefront of the art community of the Rocky Mountains. The range of artwork will be vast, from paintings to works on paper to sculpture.  

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

 

Spring 2020 MSU Denver BFA Thesis Exhibition

Center for Visual Art

May 1 - October 31, 2020

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Images, left to right from top: Jessica Friedman, Islands in the Sea; Katelyn Odenheimer, Atria (detail);
Finn Baker, Where Stories Repeat Themselves (video still); Sakiynah R. Primm, The Maternity Room (detail)

The Spring 2020 BFA Thesis Exhibition is the apex of MSU Denver’s Studio Art and Communication Design students’ education. Graduating students will present their thesis work in a shared, online exhibition at msudenverbfathesis.com (link will be live on May 1st).

While MSU Denver BFA Thesis exhibitions are historically held bi-annually at the Center for Visual Art, located in Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe, this year proves to hold special circumstances for the graduates at MSU Denver. Social distancing and safety measures have forced the closure of most venues, but graduates are staying positive at the opportunity to be able to share their thesis artwork in an online forum. This dynamic shared exhibition of eclectic artwork offers a chance to see some of MSU Denver's brightest emerging artists and designers.

The 35 artists featured in the exhibition include: Madison Faulkner, Michael Matsushita, Abigail Schoeder-Rummel, Karen Ventura-Gasca, Sakiynah Wise, Adrian Raya, Daniel Banuelos, Katelyn Odenheimer, Elle-Han Collings, Grace Gutierrez, Lauren Schwenn, Jess Friedman, John Zeman, Jessica Key, Molly Quinn, Lucy Broussard, Hayley Barker, Lezlie Thomas, Tatiana Barela, Kandice Cleveland, Ryan Merta, Oscar Galindo, Hannah Lynch, Lucas Stine, Crystal Sigety, Lauren Bassett, Annie Josephson, Lauren Hubchik, Jazmyne Rathbun, Bootz Fritz, Amber Evans, Finn Baker, Rachael Brittain, Celeste Utke, and Andrew Rogge.

As artists, we practice the outpouring of vulnerability. The common urge to share emanations from our imaginations with this world is what drives the apparatus of art-making. To silence the inner voice of fabrication is unthinkable. For your perception’s pleasure, MSU Denver BFA graduates span across subjects ranging from identity and cultural conflicts to the intangibility of trauma, recovery, and the immersion of the sublime. Universal questions and reflections are opened for discourse through works in all styles of media including ceramics, communication design, digital media, painting, photography, and sculpture.

Even though our BFA thesis exhibition has moved to an online platform, we want to gratefully acknowledge the Center for Visual Art. Regardless of circumstances that life has given us, CVA is our beloved campus gallery and we greatly appreciate the support and encouragement we have received from this institution throughout our college careers at MSU Denver.

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

 

Dylan Gebbia-Richards: Viridescent

GR Gallery (NYC)

March 18 - April 19, 2020

  • Opening reception: Wednesday March 18th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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GR gallery is pleased to welcome back Colorado-based artist Dylan Gebbia-Richards for his solo exhibition titled, “Viridescent”. The show will explore nature like surfaces that push the viewer to get lost in the artistic space and question about the essence of these compositions that evoke a mix of mountain ranges, molten rock from an erupted volcano, vibrant coral reefs, or even cavernous mineral formations.

“Viridescent” will showcase 16 new artworks. There will be a vast selection of Dylan’s signature wax pieces in various sizes and he will present for the first time his experimental glass works, developed last year during his residency at Bullseye Glass project in Portland. Together with these artworks Dylan will also launch his “Gems”, an edition-like body of small 3-D wax pieces.

Dylan Gebbia-Richards creates three-dimensional, multicolored paintings that look like the result of an otherworldly volcanic eruption. Each rugged work is created using colored pigment and droplets of melted wax that, when applied, gives birth to unruly patterns and textures that jut out from the surface. “I am inspired by moments of luminescence I perceive in my environment,” Richards explains. “Through illusion I attempt to capture lights ephemeral qualities in the landscape of my paintings.” By constantly experimenting with his chosen medium, the talented artist spontaneously mixes colors and shapes on canvas to create 3D paintings that have a unique, alluring quality. Richards explains, “My painting process is evolutionary. Each new step is informed by the net result of all the previous ones.”

“Viridescent” will attempt to change the utter definition of the word itself. The true meaning behind the word is to turn greenish or becoming green; but Dylan will aim to validate a pure change of color with multiple tones on each piece he brings to life. One of the core objectives is to throw the viewer into a different dimension full of rich and vibrant color while embracing the canvas that seems to jump out and stagger the viewer in awe.

Gebbia-Richards paintings are a symphony of rich color and densely constructed texture. Through his innovative process using wax, pigment, and resin, Gebbia-Richards aims to reinvent how we perceive nature. Whether its mountain ranges, molten rock from an erupted volcano, vibrant coral reefs, or even cavernous rock formations, the viewer can’t help but recognize his sources of inspiration. Gebbia-Richards’ paintings quite literally jump off the canvas, transporting the viewer into another dimension that deems both familiar and otherworldly. Although his paintings vary in size, they each spark an experience of unparalleled proportion. Their undulating forms, prismatic pigments, and protruding texture captivate the senses and send them on a memorable adventure.

GR gallery
255 Bowery (between Houston & Stanton)
New York, NY, 10002
http://gr-gallery.com

 

Daisy Patton: Put Me Back Like They Found Me

Fulginiti Pavilion on the Anschutz Medical Campus (13080 E 19th Ave, Aurora)

March 5 - June 4, 2020

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Daisy Patton, "Melvina Hernández", 23" diameter embroidery, 2016

“I really don’t want to sue. I just want them to put me back like they found me.” —Valerie Cliett, sterilized against her will at age 23 after giving birth to her son.

“Put Me Back Like They Found Me” centers the stories of female survivors of horrific, regular practices of forced sterilization in the US. I embroider the portraits of survivors as a nod to domestic labor, “women’s work,” and thread as a metaphor for life. For living survivors, the work is a collaboration between the women and myself; each portrait is designed to contain a chosen element that has significance in their lives. Hospital gowns display painted text that focus on various survivors and the sufferings they have endured. It is truly impossible to understand the tremendous pain and violation forced upon to so many people at the handsof governments, institutions, and doctors in the name of progress and white supremacy. We as a society owe these survivors and their memories our care and demand for justice by finally ending these cruel violations for present and future generations.—Daisy Patton


 

Rauschenberg: Reflections and Ruminations

Museum of Outdoor Arts

February 24 - June 13, 2020 - Extended until March 20, 2021

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Robert Rauschenberg - Visual Autobiography - 1968

The Museum of Outdoor Arts' Rauschenberg: Reflections and Ruminations, showcasing Robert Rauschenberg’s original works spanning from 1962 to 2008, opens to the public on Monday February 24th, 2020.

With major loans from private and institutional collections, including the renowned print studio, Universal Limited Art Editions (U.L.A.E.), the exhibition features more than 50 original artworks by the American Master, making this the largest collection of Rauschenberg’s artworks ever displayed in Colorado.

The exhibition and accompanying catalog (available for $15) explore Rauschenberg’s distinctive process, including reproduction, multiplication and reprocessing of images and objects to revisit the experiences of his full life. It contains a wide variety of prints, along with larger pieces, including examples of his famous “Combines,” that bring together elements of painting, printing, photography and sculpture. Rauschenberg remains widely known for a generous style of artmaking, which invited both local and global collaboration.

“It’s an honor to host the largest public exhibition of Rauschenberg works ever to be shown in Colorado. Rauschenberg was reputed for his working style of producing art with all types of artists from every discipline,” said MOA president, Cynthia Madden Leitner. “For the past 28 years, MOA’s Design and Build program has continued to model his example of collaboration. The program was built upon the criteria of intern groups - with an array of talents - that are charged with creating thematic exhibitions, public space environments, and performance production, together.”

“It’s been very exciting to organize this exhibition. MOA has given us a fantastic platform to explore the career of a truly important artist,” said Dan Jacobs, exhibition curator and principal of Dan Jacobs Associates.

Beginning February 24, the exhibition is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission price is $10. Tickets may be purchased online at moaonline.org beginning January 19 or in person once the exhibition is open. Tickets will be timed on the hour, and admission is valid anytime within the hour of the time slot. Free SCFD days will take place April 21 and May 19. Visitors should reserve tickets online to guarantee admission.

More about the Artist: Robert Rauschenberg

Born Milton Ernest Rauschenberg in Port Arthur, Texas in 1925, Robert Rauschenberg is considered an American Art Master, and his works are well known worldwide. Rauschenberg worked in a variety of mediums, including painting, graphics, sculpture, performance, photography, printmaking and papermaking. In the early 1950s, he began to merge sculpture and painting by combining ordinary, everyday objects into his paintings. This resulted in his “combine” style that he is well known for. Rauschenberg’s artworks and experimental style informed the Pop Art movement that followed in mid to late 1950s. He achieved international fame after winning the Venice Biennale in 1964. Rauschenberg maintained studios in New York City and Captiva Island, Florida. It is in Captiva that MOA’s founders met “Bob” as a neighbor and became friends and collectors. Rauschenberg was a prolific artist and left the world with thousands of artworks that he created throughout his career. He passed in 2008 but his art lives on.

About MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts)

Founded in 1981, MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to making the visual and performing arts accessible to everyone by implementing its mission of “Making Art a Part of Everyday Life.” MOA owns and operates Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in collaboration with its tenant AEG Presents and features more than 150 pieces in its permanent collection. Additionally, MOA is home to art studios and indoor galleries hosting several exhibitions per year, an artist in residence program and its signature education program, Design and Build, an annual opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to work with professional artists on collaborative art projects. MOA receives partial funding from the City of Englewood, and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) of Arapahoe County. The Museum is located at 1000 Englewood Parkway, Suite 2-230, Englewood, CO 80110. For more information on MOA, visit the website or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram (@OutdoorArts) or Twitter (@OutdoorArts).

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
303.806.0444
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
http://www.moaonline.org

 

Devon Dikeou: Mid-Career Smear

The Dikeou Collection (1615 California St in Denver, 5th floor)

February 20, 2020 – February 18, 2021

  • Opening reception: Thursday, February 20, from 6-8pm
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Left: Security Kiosk, 1990, Three-Dimensional Security Gate Installation with 3 Gates and 2 Sheets of Galvanized Steel
Right: Please Douze (Lilas Blancs Dans Un Vase De Cristal), 2011 Ongoing
C-Print of a Hand-Blown Glass Vase and Fresh Flowers Arranged to Replicate One of the 16 Last Paintings Édouard Manet Painted Before Dying

Independent Curator Cortney Lane Stell & The Dikeou Collection Announce Devon Dikeou: Mid-Career Smear

“Over the course of a nearly three-decade career, Devon Dikeou has produced a body of work revealing a narrative, and often poetic, approach that blurs the frontiers between the intimate and the public, the past and present, art and life. This exhibition, which spans three sites in Denver, delves into the immense breadth of artworks that Dikeou has continued to develop from the 1990s through today." ––Cortney Lane Stell, curator

Using “the world as her studio,” the over 60 works in the exhibition often smear the boundaries between art and life. Through this expansive studio practice and use of familiar physical and conceptual materials, her work focuses on the space of ‘inbetweenness,’ often drawing relational interconnection and revealing the space of human interaction. Organized stylistically and thematically, rather than chronologically, the exhibition highlights the range of Dikeou’s artistic expression. Also highlighted is Dikeou’s role as a collector of contemporary art, and editor/publisher of zingmagazine. By crossing traditional boundaries––using other’s artworks in her own installations, producing a magazine that gives a platform for experimental artistic projects, and collecting artworks from artists with zingmagazine projects––Dikeou is no stranger to finding connections.

Mid-Career Smear is an exhibition that forgoes conventional dividing lines and displays a fascination for the human-made world, calling to attention its inter-relatedness while softening the lines of the artist’s role—with a dose of humor and absurdity on top. ––CLS

Monthly programming, consisting of artist talks and curator conversations, workshops, readings, and musical events will take place at both at The Dikeou Collection and Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax, as well as a public unveiling of the Tiny Town project in Morrison, Colorado. A release party for the forthcoming Mid-Career Smear catalog will occur near the close of the exhibition in February 2021. Announcements will be made for all programs through our mailing list, zingrecsDENVER, www.dikeoucollection.org, www.devondikeou.com, and on the social media accounts listed below.

About Devon Dikeou

Devon Dikeou lives and works in NYC, Austin, and Denver. Recent solo exhibitions include “Here is New York (E.B. White),” James Fuentes Gallery, NYC (2018); “Tricia Nixon: Summer of 1973,” Futura, Prague (2018); “Pray for Me”—Pope Francis I, James Fuentes Gallery, NYC (2017) and NADA NYC (2014); “Please,” The Contemporary Austin (2013) and Outcasts Incorporated, Paris (2015); “Not Quite Mrs De Menil’s Liquor Closet,” NADA Miami Beach (2012); “Pay What You Wish, But You Must Pay Something,” NADA Miami Beach (2013); “Between The Acts,” NADA Miami Beach (2014); “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” Artpace San Antonio (2011); “Reserved for Ileana Sonnabend,” NADA Miami Beach (2010); “Reserved for Leo Castelli,” The Independent NYC (2010); “From the Mixed-Up Files . . .” Art Basel Statements (1998). Notable group shows include “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star” (2013), “Temporarily Possessed” (2005), “The Art Mall” (1992), and “The Big Nothing” (1992) at New Museum; “Game Changer,” (2014) at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art; “Colorado 1990,” Denver Art Museum (1990). Residencies include Futura, Prague (2018); Artpace, San Antonio (2011); Ssamzie Space, Soeul (2002). Collections include Kenny Schachter, The West Collection, New Museum, and Outcasts Incorporated.

About The Dikeou Collection

The Dikeou Collection is a contemporary art collection in downtown Denver founded in 1998 by siblings, Devon and Pany Dikeou. Free and open to the public, the collection occupies three spaces in the Denver Metro area.

About the Catalog

There will be a 4-book box set catalog published and released at the close of the exhibition in 2021. Each book will feature one facet of Dikeou's practice––studio, zingmagazine, and Dikeou Collection, with the fourth archiving her ongoing series What's Love Got To Do With It?, a series of lobby directory boards documenting the who/what/when/where of her career. Additionally, there will be an index pamphlet charting the interrelations among these different branches. Also included are essays by Mid-Career Smear curator Cortney Lane Stell, Chief Curator of The Contemporary Austin Heather Pesanti, Mary Barone, Outcasts Incorporated founder and Director Géraldine Postel, artist Rainer Ganahl, writer Rachel Cole Dalamangas, Dikeou Collection Director Hayley Richardson, and zingmagazine Managing Editor Brandon Johnson.

 

Night Reels: The Work of Stacey Steers

Margaretta Gilboy: Flying in the Hands of Time: A Retrospective

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

January 30 – May 25, 2020

  • Night Reels guest curated by Kim Dickey
  • Margaretta Gilboy guest curated by Simon Zalkind
  • Opening Reception: Thursday January 30 from 6:30-8:30pm
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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.443.2122
http://bmoca.org

 

Read more: BMoCA: Stacey Steers & Margaretta Gilboy

Nueva Tierra: A Contemporary Interpretation of the American Southwest

Mirada Fine Art

April 13 - May 19

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 12th, 6-9pm
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The American Southwest is steeped in history. The area—its rich culture, earthy hues, unique architecture, sublime light—has inspired artists from around the globe throughout the years. We tasked our artists with capturing the essence of this incomparable land in a fresh, modern way. The gallery’s award-winning artists proved themselves up to the challenge, creating more than two dozen spectacular new works for the exhibit. A highlight of the show will be the introduction of Marcela Panasiti, acclaimed ‘adobe artist’ who incorporates the many-hued soils surrounding her home in Sedona, Arizona to create her deeply textured and patinated sculptural paintings. Nary a pink coyote or mint green cactus will be in sight in this stunning contemporary exhibit. This stunning show kicks off Mirada Fine Art's 10th season of contemporary art exhibitions.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

Brenda Mallory, Sydney Pursel, Melanie Yazzie: Intricate Form and Mind Mapping

Museum of Art | Fort Collins

January 18 - March 17, 2019

  • Opening reception for Museum members: Thursday January 17th from 6-8 pm
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Museum of Art | Fort Collins
201 S College Avenue
Fort Collins CO 80524
970.482.2787
http://www.moafc.org

 

The Color of Light

A National Exhibition presented by the Pikes Peak Pastel Society

Sangre de Cristo Art and Conference Center (210 North Santa Fe Ave in Pueblo)

January 12 – May 5, 2019

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Daniel Rich - “Moon Glow” - 12 x 18 soft pastel painting from the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge

Artists, art fans, and the general public are invited to the upcoming pastel exhibit, The Color of Light, at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo CO. The exhibition features original pastel paintings from Pikes Peak Pastel Society members and pastel artists nationally. All exhibited artwork will be available for purchase.

About The Color of Light

“In nature, light creates the color. In a picture, color creates the light,” said Hans Hofmann, a German-born American painter, renowned as an artist and teacher in a career that spanned two generations and two continents. He is considered to have both preceded and influenced Abstract Expressionism.

Artists for generations have attempted to “capture the light” in their paintings, both representational and abstract. The selection of colors they choose, how they interact and play off one another, their value and intensity, all combine to increase or decrease the perception of light.

Hofmann, whose medium of expression was color, said: “The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.” Scientifically, all of the colors we see are a byproduct of spectrum light, as it is reflected off or absorbed into an object.

The medium of expression in this exhibition comes in the form of soft pastels, a simple mixture of pure color pigments, water and binder. Under a microscope, pastel particles look like colorful, multi-faceted gems. Pastel paintings are vibrant, with strong darks and brilliant color—a perfect medium for The Color of Light.

 

Petz & Animalz

3 Square Art Gallery (Fort Collins)

January 31 – February 22, 2019

  • Juried by Bob Coonts, Award-Winning Fine Artist
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31, 5-8pm
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Petz & Animalz stampede and stock the 3 Square Art Gallery this January & February 2019! See the fury, the friendly, the fierce and the wild. See how local and national artists create art using the subject of Petz and Animalz (what does the z stand for you say? Maybe the z is for zebra.. or zillions of new ideas.. or something new and different than just the typcial s !?)

Pets and animals have been an ongoing theme in art. Artists use animals in their work as the sole subject or with other figures and scenery to convey emotions and ideas that were previously unimaginable. From the earliest cave paintings to modern abstract works of art, pets and animals conjure our imagination of the wild or of the close and loyal friend. They create emotions and themes that we can relate to. Our bond with animals is as old as the notion of family. Bring out the purr of a kitten or the roar of a lion using realism or abstraction.

Accepted artists will be Juried by Bob Coonts for Gold and Silver cash prizes and 1st and 2nd Honorary awards. All accepted artists will be posted on the 3 Square Art website and our social media platforms. Top artists will be selected by 3 Square Art to be represented in our online gallery coming in 2019.

About 3 Square Art

We are pleased to share news of our upcoming National Exhibition at the newest contemporary Fine Art Gallery in Northern Colorado. Opened in 2017 and located at 2415 Donella Ct in Fort Collins, 3 Square Art is setting the trend for fresh, contemporary artwork and exhibitions. 3 Square Art is the place for Creating, Sharing, and Learning Art with our Fine Art Gallery, Rentable Artist Studios, and the 3SA Academy of Fine Art. We host multiple exhibits and events throughout the year. If you would like to learn more about 3 Square Art and this great new space in Northern Colorado, please do not hesitate to contact us.

3 Square Art
2415 Donella Ct Suite 110
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.581.9046
http://www.3square-art.com

 

Small Works XI

The Modbo and SPQR Art Space (Colorado Springs)

December 7, 2018 - January 4, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday December 7 from 5:30 pm until midnight
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The Modbo and SPQR Art Space jovially present Small Works XI, Colorado Springs' original Small Works Show! This amazing show features over 500 pieces of art (!!!) by nearly 150 community artists in both The Modbo and S.P.Q.R. The pieces are hung floor to ceiling in a spectacular, salon-style display. A perfect show for holiday shopping, Small Works XI is a buy-and-carry event. See a piece, buy a piece, take a piece with you! All pieces are under 24" in every dimension. Where else can you shop local, support local artists and local galleries, and knock out presents for nearly everyone on your list?! Check facebook or http://themodbo.com for other hours throughout the month.

The galleries are located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17B and 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only a $1 after 3 pm.

 

Lyudmila Agrich: IMPRESSIONABLE: A Visual Journal

Mirada Fine Art

October 6 - November 4, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 5th, 6-9pm
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A childhood spent in the beautiful seaside city of Odessa, Ukraine, has had a lifelong influence on artist Lyudmila Agrich. Now a Denver resident, Lyudmila’s lush and luminous canvases created entirely with a palette knife, have become her trademark, capturing the very light that entranced her as a child. Her newest work, to be unveiled at Mirada Fine Art on October 5th, once again reveals the mastery of her craft. Entitled “Impressionable: A Visual Journey,” the collection of paintings allows us to join Agrich along this wondrous artistic path.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

4 Fall 2018 Exhibitions at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center (Pueblo)

Mendoza | Mendoza | Oct 13 – Jan 13, White Gallery

"Going Out of Business Sale" A Retrospective: Tom Vail | Sep 15 – Nov 11, Regional & Hoag Galleries

Contemporary Western | Sep 22 – Jan 20, 2nd Floor Foyer

Western Romance From the King Collection | Oct 5 – Jan 13, King Gallery

  • Galleries are open Wed-Sat 11AM-4PM & Sun 12-4PM; $8 / $6 Children, Seniors 65+, Military; Free for members
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 "Going Out of Business Sale" A Retrospective: Tom Vail | Sept 15 – Nov 11, Regional & Hoag Galleries
Vail was born in Hollywood, CA in 1946. He says in his artist statement, “Writing about my art work is an exercise I find difficult. I could go into the formal aspects of my art but the most important part is unexplainable. In the collages, a dark humor about the human condition seems to be a recurring element — the use of collage to attack bourgeois values with its own propaganda images. The kinetic photographs explore the space-time dynamics using the female figure as subject.” The images were printed using photo, silkscreen, hand-tint prints, and archival digital prints.

Contemporary Western | Sept 22 – Jan 20, 2nd Floor Foyer
This exhibit features selected works from the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s extensive collection of contemporary western art. We will feature well-known contemporary artists such as Donna Howell-Sickles, Paul Pletka, Fritz Scholder and R.C. Gorman. Local and regional artists including Orlin Helgoe, Terry Galusha, and Judith Pierce will also be represented.

Western Romance From the King Collection | Oct 5 – Jan 13, King Gallery
Francis King’s original donation of artworks in 1979 forms the cornerstone of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s permanent collection. For nearly 40 years, Mr. King, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, and other generous donors have been augmenting this fabulous collection. This exhibit will feature some of the best-known names in traditional Western art, including John Clymer, Frank McCarthy, Joseph Sharpe, Gerald Cassidy, and Oscar Berninghaus.

Mendoza | Mendoza | Oct 13 – Jan 13, White Gallery
JOHN L. MENDOZA: The work of John L. Mendoza is a diary of the man and his view of life. His oil paintings and watercolors bespeak romance, nostalgia, and natural beauty. Many of his paintings display dual characteristics. They are gentle yet passionate, simple yet detailed, bold yet subtle, and concrete yet abstract. His work includes contemporary, oil, and watercolor landscapes, as well as still life, abstracts, and portraits.
DOROTHY J. MENDOZA: Exploring different media and technique has been the history of Dorothy’s paintings. Always curious to explore the various methods of artistic expression, Dorothy began painting in oils. She continued to work for years in gouche and watercolor. In 1998, she began experimenting with acrylics, merging the fluid transparent quality of watercolor with the opacity of oils and gouche. The result is exciting and vibrant paintings full of color and spirit.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center
210 N Santa Fe Ave
Pueblo, CO 81003
719.295.7200
http://www.sdc-arts.org

 

Harnessing Light: Marietta Patricia Leis, Debbie Long & Mary Shaffer

Harwood Museum of Art, Taos

August 4 - October 7, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday August 4th, 3-5 PM
  • Curator: J. Matthew Thomas
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New Mexico based artist Marietta Patricia Leis will be exhibiting her multimedia works with artists Debbie Long and Mary Shaffer in the exhibition Harnessing Light. Curator J. Matthew Thomas selected these 3 artists who by different paths converge on a common focus: light on surface. Leis’ art contributes a contrast to the other artists as she captures light’s tenebrous illumination of darkness in her graphite acrylic pieces, prints on metal, small sculptures and oil paintings on wood. Her approach to this marriage of two extremes presents us with a duality of lightness and dark, for without one there cannot be the other.

Becoming immersed in the soft nebulous incandescence of the arctic, Leis’ eyes forgot the programming of modern artificial lighting and she began to see the nuances and elegant shades of darkness more clear. Leis’ intention is to present unique visions of the natural world. Through her art, she hopes to make viewers more acutely aware of the fragile beauty and tenuous future of our planet so that we may seek ways to preserve it for generations.

Taos was Leis’ first home in New Mexico after she migrated from Los Angeles in 1982. She considers her time in Taos as decompressing and centering after years of working in the endlessly illuminated cityscapes of New York and LA. Leis is honored to be exhibiting at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, and feels a deep gratitude for the place that gave her such peace and serenity.

Harwood Museum of Art
238 Ledoux Street
Taos, NM
575.758.9826

 

Melanie Warsinske & Joe Boddy: ELEMENTAL - A Contemporary Interpretation of Nature

Mirada Fine Art

August 10 - September 2, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 10th, 2018 6-9pm
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Melanie Warsinske & Joe Boddy, ELEMENTAL Combined image of two of their works

Mirada Fine Art presents two remarkable artists with almost 80 years of combined artistic experience and their contemporary interpretation of nature. Taking cues from her surroundings, local artist Melanie Warsinske translates elements—water, clouds, mountains, human and animal forms—into visual emotion and movement captured on canvas. Her richly textural work simultaneously exudes drama and serenity. Similarly inspired by the elements of Earth and our human struggle to live together, Joe Boddy’s sculpture epitomizes multi-media. ‘Rejected’ items take on a new life as fine art. Fired clay seamlessly combines with glass, discarded tools, cast iron farm equipment and recycled wood, resulting in beautifully organic pieces. These two amazing artists unite, brought together by a shared awe of Nature, at Mirada Fine Art for this Elemental exhibit.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

Now Rhymes with Then: Works by Paul Gillis

Rule Marfa

July 13 - September 23, 2018

WHEN KINGSHIP ASCENDS TO HEAVEN
When Kingship Ascends to Heaven, 2018, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches


RULE Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Paul Gillis entitled Now Rhymes With Then. Colorado based artist Paul Gillis has spent his career contemplating and commenting on the cyclic nature of the human experience. Using anthropomorphic figures and culturally iconic imagery he creates complex and surreal narrative works that explore these ideas. Influenced by the Chicago Imagists movement, as well as the style of many underground comics of the 60’s and 70’s, his art has the feel of a comic book panel or the cell of an animated movie, inviting the viewer to build a storyline around each scene presented. Here, in the early 21st century, Gillis has watched the events and trends of our times as they echo similar periods throughout the past. In recognizing this re-enactment, he is drawn to a quote from Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes”. In his exhibition, Now Rhymes With Then, Gillis has developed a body of work with the same sense of familiarity and progression; pieces have similar subjects, motifs and content that appears to be telling the same tale. In actuality, they reveal how the ages of civilization and the stories we communicate are all expressions of our fundamental realization that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Paul Gillis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1941 and was raised in Los Angeles, CA. After spending several years in the Air Force, he moved to Colorado in 1967 and received his BFA in painting from University of Colorado Denver in 1970 and his MFA in painting from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1976. In the 1960’s and 70’s he became associated with a group of significant Colorado artists working in Boulder who founded the counter-cultural movements of Drop City and Criss-Cross. In 1979, Gillis, along with several others, founded SPARK Gallery, one of the first artists’ co-operative galleries in Colorado, This gallery is still active today, making it one of the longest running cooperatives in the Western United States. Gillis’s work has been displayed in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums including the Denver Art Museum, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Museum of Contemporary Arts Denver, and the Singer Gallery, Denver. His work has also shown in Santa Fe, NM; Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA and San Diego, CA.

Rule Marfa
204 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX
https://rulegallery.com

 

Currents New Media

Location: El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM

June 8 - 24, 2018

Opening Weekend: June 8 - 10

  • El Museo Cultural: 555 Camino de la Familia in Santa Fe, NM
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Join us for the 9th annual edition of CURRENTS NEW MEDIA festival at the Railyard in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2018 will boast over 90 collaborating artists in the fields of interactive installations, VR and AR environments, multimedia performances, single-channel videos, animation, robotics, app projects, experimental documentaries, 3D printing, and more.

CURRENTS NEW MEDIA brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from around the world for events that incorporate cutting-edge new media technology, visual arts, and community interaction. The festival introduces the public to new technology molded by artists into vehicles for expression and the communication of ideas – broadening the definition of 21st century art making and fostering a more expansive use of technology.

CURRENTS NEW MEDIA Festival Opening Night
Friday, June 8 / 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
$5 suggested donation over 18
Location: CURRENTS festival main exhibition venue at El Museo Cultural

Read more: Currents New Media 2018 in Santa Fe

Marcio Diaz: Life in a BUBBLE (a contemporary exhibit)

Mirada Fine Art

May 12 - June 3, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 11th, 2018 6-9pm
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Marcio Diaz, Under the Moonlight, Original Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 40"

Nicaraguan artist Marcio Diaz’s work reflects the saturated hues of his rural childhood. A move to the U.S. Pacific Northwest as an adult helped refine his distinct style, a cross between Jackson Pollock and pointillism It is a style Marcio simply calls ‘bubblism.’ As if seeing images through the distortion of raindrops, Marco draws a background scene, drips paint, applies heat, and wipes it down innumerable times, followed by layer after layer of circles of color, reinforcing and harmonizing his compositions. The end result is truly mesmerizing. This is Marcio's first solo exhibition east of the Pacifica Northwest...don't miss it!

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

Trine Bumiller

Centenary: Selections from 100 Paintings for 100 Years

Gallery 81435 (Telluride)

March 1 - April 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1, 5-8 pm
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Trine Bumiller’s 100 Paintings for 100 Years is a series of 100 paintings that were inspired by a residency during the centennial year of Rocky Mountain National Park, but evolved into something much greater, an immersive experience, both in practice and in installation, that points to our human need to record, remember, and reflect. The works are meditations on our relationship to nature, and, through various perspectives, present a deconstructed portrait of the landscape. They advance the dialogue between abstraction and representation, resting somewhere between the two; as if between experience and memory lies true reality.

The oil paintings are painstakingly created with the application of fifty transparent oil glazes, over a year’s time. The soft edges of the paint layers add an additional level of organic form, balanced against the overriding geometric structure and arrangement of the panels. The process itself is a study in abstraction through iterations of focus. The sheer number is an exercise in obsession and perseverance and relates small parts to an infinite whole in many ways: a step becomes a mile, becomes a journey; a moment becomes an hour, a year and 100 years; and a brushstroke becomes a painting, becoming a series of 100 paintings.

Trine Bumiller explores the relationship between memory and experience through paintings and installations that balance on the edge of both abstract and environmental concerns. She has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and studied in Rome with the European Honors Program. Trine has had many exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Solo shows include the McNichols Building in Denver, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, the Las Cruces Museum of Art and most recently at the International Arts Festival of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has received grants from Colorado Council on the Arts and Colorado Federation of the Arts and been an artist in residence at Yaddo, Denali National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, artltd., ArtNews, the New Art Examiner, the Christian Science Monitor, the Denver Post, and Westword. She is on the board of Denver Art Museum’s DAM Contemporaries. She is represented by Robischon Gallery, Denver, Markel Fine Arts, New York and Zg Gallery, Chicago.

Telluride Arts District

Gallery 81435 is a project of Telluride Arts. Telluride Arts promotes a culture of the arts within the Telluride Arts District, which contains a remarkable concentration of arts and cultural activity that engages artists from around the region and across the globe. For more information find us online at http://www.telluridearts.org 

Gallery 81435
230 S Fir St
Telluride, CO
Open daily from 12-6 pm

 

Yoshitomo Saito: millionyearseeds

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

February 3 - April 29, 2018

  • First Friday Art Party: February 2 from 4:30-7:30pm; from 5:30-6:00 artist Yoshitomo Saito will give a tour of his exhibition
  • Also on display: Takaamanohara, two videos by Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima
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Born in Tokyo, Japan but residing in the United States since 1983, Yoshitomo Saito finds inspiration in the minutia of the natural world, drawing out details of the environment surrounding us and elements of everyday experiences that most would miss or take for granted. In 2006, Saito moved to the Rocky Mountain region in search of a new and affordable live/work situation to pursue the lifestyle of a fully engaged independent artist. Utilizing the Italian lost-wax process of bronze casting at his Ironton Studios foundry in the RiNo Art District of Denver, the artist freezes delicate, organic objects in time and assembles them into immersive, meditative, thoughtful and sometimes humorous installations.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

Melanie Yazzie: Coded: Works on Paper (Third Floor Foyer)

Representing the West (White Gallery)

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center (Pueblo, CO)

February - May, 2018

  • Art Talk with Melanie Yazzi: Saturday February 3 at 11:15AM in the White Gallery
  • Ms. Yazzi is this year's juror for our Representing the West exhibition; She is a professor and Area Coordinator, Printmaking with the University of Colorado's Department of Art & Art History
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  • Representing the West: February 2 - May 6
The Representing the West: A New Frontier juried art show features both non-traditional subject matters, materials, and concepts as well as traditional depictions of the West, including audio and video pieces. Over $5,000 in prize money is awarded during this exhibition, along with a coveted "People's Choice" title which is bestowed by public vote affording the opportunity for the winning artist to show a solo exhibit at the Arts Center.
  • Melanie Yazzie: Coded: Works on Paper: February 2 - May 13
Melanie is the juror for Representing the West this year. As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Melanie Yazzie's work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. She is of the Salt and Bitter Water clans. Her work follows the Diné dictum "walk in beauty" literally, creating beauty and harmony. As an artist, she works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond. Her work incorporates both personal experiences, as well as the events and symbols from Dine culture.

Admission $8 Adults, $6 Children, Military, and Seniors 65+. Arts Center Members always free. Wed-Sat 11AM - 4PM, Sun 12-4PM

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
210 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
http://www.sdc-arts.org