Mary Recchia First Solo Show

Zip 37 Gallery

May 18 - June 3, 2018

  • Artist's Reception: Friday, May 18th from 6-9 PM
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Mary Recchia is presenting her first solo show at ZIP 37! She will be showing a collection of new paintings, drawings, and linocut prints. 

Zip 37
3644 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
303.720.6339
Fri: 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 6:00 PM
http://zip37.com

 

#Allegorithms: Noah Travis Phillips

DATELINE Gallery 

May 19 - June 10, 2018

  • Opening reception (& performance): Saturday, May 19th 6 - 9pm
  • Featuring: meta-diagram collages, epic 3D prints, pseudo-interactive video, companion web-pages, & a performance lecture
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DATELINE
3004 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
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https://www.facebook.com/ddaatteelliinnee

 

Thread: BFA Exhibition

Vicki Myhren Gallery

May 17 - June 8, 2018

  • Opening reception: Thursday May 17 from 5-8pm
  • BFA Artist Talk: Tuesday, May 22nd 6pm at the Vicki Myhren Gallery; free and open to the public
  • Come listen to the BFA students present short in-depth artist talks revealing their process of inquiry and making, reflecting on their past 4 years of study at DU; Q&A to follow each talk; Light refreshments served
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The Vicki Myhren Gallery 2018 BFA Show features four senior artists from the School of Art and Art History and the Emergent Digital Practices Program. The artists have embraced diverse materials and methods, from printmaking and textiles to digital works.

In the months leading up to the BFA exhibition, students focused on professionalizing their practice. Mentorship by faculty and the gallery staff allowed students to develop their writing for a public audience and work as a group to conceptualize a theme and layout. Students additionally gained hands-on installation experience and the ins and outs of proposal writing and self-promoting skills.

Vicki Myhren Gallery
Shwayder Art Building
University of Denver School of Art & Art History
2121 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210
303.871.2846

http://www.du.edu/art/myhrengallery.html

 

Mike Womack: Love Letters to Rocks

In the project room: Whitney Hubbs: Shutter Stutter

David B. Smith Gallery

May 18 - June 16, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 18th, from 6 - 8pm
  • Artist Talk begins 6:30pm; Free and open to the public
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Mike Womack - Untitled, 2018 - wood and rock - 30 x 30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 x 76.2 cm)

David B. Smith Gallery is pleased to present, Love Letters to Rocks, the gallery’s first solo exhibition of new work by Mike Womack. This body of work includes both sculpture and painting in line with Womack’s interdisciplinary practice that combines conceptual rigor, abstraction, and, in this case, geological forms directly from nature.

Love Letters to Rocks employs reductive abstraction as a method to explore futility in representation in his paintings as well as a means to display the subject of devotion, rocks. According to Womack, true depiction is a problematic gesture and “the separation between an image and the essential truth of an object/being is more confused than ever given the primary platform of how images are consumed today–in a digital space.” By contrast, this exhibition brings object and image into physical space, displaying the rocks within their own wooden matrix from which to view the paintings created for them. Monochromatic palettes are chosen as a challenge to the concept of traditional ideas of depiction via painting. These ‘love letters’ also confront ideas relating to romance, and the dynamics of a one-sided relationship. What type of relationship can occur if the romance lacks reciprocity? And does this question look to a larger narrative on the current, and futile, state of interpersonal relationships in the digital age?

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

 

Read more: David B. Smith: Mike Womack and Whitney Hubbs

Escape/Run, Hide, Fight

An exhibition with Resident Artist Erika Diamond and students from McLain HS

PlatteForum

May 17 - 31, 3018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday May 17th from 6-8pm
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Erika Diamond, 2018 Resident Artist Three Fates Floating hand woven alpaca tapestry

While in residence at PlatteForum, Resident Artist Erika Diamond has created a series of bulletproof Kevlar vests designed for queer individuals who have had a positive impact on her life and work. Exhibiting alongside this work will be the artworks of the students of McLain High School, who learned the ancient art of tapestry weaving as well as practical survival skills like net-making from Erika Diamond.

PlatteForum
2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: Noon - 6:00 PM

303.893.0791
http://www.platteforum.org

 

Recall - Recapture - Remember

Showcasing the very best in contemporary fiber work from the Southwest

Tansey Contemporary

May 18 - June 17, 2018 (Santa Fe)

July 7 - August 5, 2018 (Denver)

  • Denver opening reception: Saturday, July 7th from 2-4pm; attending artists will each give a short talk about their work
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Catherine Hicks - Georgia, Alfred, MC and Me

Tansey Contemporary is proud to announce, “Recall - Recapture - Remember”, an invitational and juried exhibition organized in collaboration with the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC), showcasing excellence in contemporary fiber art from artists in the Southwest Region of the United States.

The exhibition includes new works from 22 artists and will be on display at Tansey Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM May 18th through June 17th. The exhibition will then travel to Denver, where it will be on display at Tansey Contemporary Denver July 7th through August 5th.

The opening reception in Santa Fe will be held on Friday, May 18th at 652 Canyon Road from 5:30 to 8pm, in conjunction with the kick-off party for the EVFAC annual Fiber Crawl, organized in partnership with local artists, businesses, and cultural centers for the public to learn and experience the fiber arts for free while traveling across northern New Mexico, May 18-20th.

The opening reception in Denver will be held on Saturday, July 7th from 2-4pm at 1743 Wazee Street, and attending artists will each give a short talk about their work.

The exhibition as a whole addresses the theme of memory and the works in the show approach the theme from a broad range of perspectives. In “Journey Home”, Jacqueline Mallegni attempts to transform recaptured negative emotions and memories into beauty. Her work often references the philosophies of wabi-sabi surrounding acceptance of transience and imperfection. Jason Ripper’s work, “Blood and Bone”, utilizes everyday clothing worn by himself and his parents, directly serving as a personal remembrance of his mother after her passing, but also as a platform to connect with others through the shared experience of loss.

Tansey Contemporary
1743 Wazee Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80202
720.596.4243
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm

 

Concurrent Solo Exhibitions:

Amy Ellingson: “Sweetbitter Beast”

Ted Larsen: “Act Naturally”

Marcelyn McNeil: “Lead Heavy Feather Light”

Kate Petley: “Repositioned”

Katy Stone: “Transmissions”

Robischon Gallery

May 17 – July 14, 2018

  • Opening Reception for the artists: Thursday, May 17 from 6 – 8 pm
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Robischon Gallery is pleased to present five, concurrent solo exhibitions of contemporary abstraction by nationally recognized artists, Amy Ellingson (CA), Ted Larsen (NM), Marcelyn McNeil (TX), Katy Stone (WA), and Kate Petley (CO). The extensive multi-part exhibitions include a range of large to medium-scale paintings, small-scale sculptures and installation works which highlight the unconventional via the artists’ distinctive concepts and varied approach toward media. Idea-driven and rich in array, the abstract works on view feature unexpected surfaces, both vast and intimate. Utilizing oil and encaustic; poured, printed or spray-painted techniques on panel, canvas or archival plastic alongside sculptural works of aluminum or discarded pre-painted metals, each of the five artists presented reconsider and re-contextualize the vocabulary of surface and form with a renewed sense of materiality.

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

 

Outliers: Recent Mixed Media Work by Jason Pollen

Organized Chaos (Common Space Gallery)

Art Gym Denver

May 17 - June 8, 2018

  • Opening reception: Thursday, May 17 from 5-8pm
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Art Gym Denver is proud to welcome Outliers – Recent Mixed Media Work by Jason Pollen in the Art Gym Gallery and Organized Chaos in the Common Space Gallery.

Outliers, hanging mixed media orbs within orbs, are created through painting, stitching, dyeing, laser cutting and collage. Jason Pollen’s exhibition will also feature works from his Portals, Descendants and Spanners series. Meet the artist at the opening or during Tango, Tea and Talk on Saturday, May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Concurrently in the Common Space Gallery, Organized Chaos will feature member artists Carol Brown and Louis Trujillo. Brown’s works are born out of a chaotic process of printmaking, cutting and reorganizing her patterns. Exploring the chaos of Alzheimer’s disease, Trujillo’s mixed-media installation is composed of paper forget-me-nots and honors his grandfather and great grandmother.

Both galleries are open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and are situated within Art Gym, a 17,000 sq ft creative workspace for artists and arts professionals. Art Gym is located at 1460 Leyden St. Denver, CO 80220. Visit www.ArtGymDenver.com for more information.

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

 

Wynne Reynolds: Words that Wound: The Language of Misogyny

Katherine Johnson: Here and Now

Edge Gallery

May 18 - June 3, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 18 from 5-10pm

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Wynne Reynolds

Words that Wound: the language of misogyny by Wynne Reynolds is a visualization of the effect of language on thought, from the forgotten vocabulary of our ancestors to current phrases that create harmful perceptions of femininity. Wynne's amalgam of traditionally masculine hardware and feminine fiber arts reminds us that such stereotypes are artificial, in fact "man made." A combination of 2-D and 3-D works, as well as audience participation pieces, creates a dynamic show not to be missed.

Here and Now by Katherine Johnson Today is where I want to be in this life, where existence is what it has come to be, for better or for worse. What I paint is this present moment experience, what’s true right now for me, this country, this world.

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K. Johnson - "As Things Are" 36" x 48" Acrylic on canvas 2017

Edge Hours:
Fridays 5-10 pm
Saturdays 12-5 pm
Sundays 12-5 pm

Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
http://edgeart.org

 

Barbara Gal: In a Previous Life

Carolyn Berry: Remnants

Next Gallery

May 18 – June 3, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday, May 18 from 6-10 pm 
  • 1st Friday party: June 1 from 6–10 pm
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Next Gallery is pleased to present Barbara Gal’s exhibition, In a Previous Life, and Carolyn Berry’s exhibition, Remnants. Both women use photography and collage techniques to evoke memories and a sense of time and place. 

Barbara Gal, In a Previous Life. Photos, collages, fiber art and artist books.

"I have been fascinated by the art and culture of Japan since third grade. People have suggested that I may have been Japanese in a previous incarnation. The pieces in this show will be based on photos, materials, maps and "stuff" from my trips to Japan and Okinawa."

Carolyn Berry, Remnants. Encaustic collage and sculpture.

“I use remnants which are defined as fragments of something that remains after the rest has gone. Dried plants, scraps of paper, found objects, bones, photographs and even creatures are preserved in encaustic wax so that I can give them more time in the universe. “

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

 

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer

Denver Art Museum

May 13 – August 12, 2018

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Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), Late Fragment (after Carver) , 2012.
Recycled painting, acrylic paint, steel studs, grommets, artificial sinew, glass beads, and agates; 84 x 110 in.
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. Photography courtesy of Denver Art Museum.

The Denver Art Museum will present contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson’s first major museum exhibition, showcasing his acclaimed multi-disciplinary work from 2011 to the present. Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer will feature about 65 objects comprising large and mid-sized figurative works, text-based wall hangings, a significant selection of his illustrious Everlast beaded punching bags, painted works on rawhide and canvas, as well as videos.

Organized by the DAM and curated by John Lukavic, curator of Native Arts, the exhibition will chronicle a pivotal moment in the artist’s career when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage.

“Jeffrey Gibson is widely recognized as a unique and influential voice in contemporary art as well as within Native American art circles, and we are eager to present his first major museum exhibition, which is bold in both color and scale,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “This exhibition builds on our ongoing initiative to showcase contemporary art by American Indian artists. It is also a continuation of our emphasis on organizing monographic exhibitions, exposing, and in some cases introducing, our visitors to a single artist’s creative process.”

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

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

Read more: DAM: Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer

Bombastic Plastic: a toy art show

Spectra Art Space

Opening Reception: Saturday May 19th from 6-11pm

  • Presented by Spectra Art Space, Meow Wolf, and Th!s
  • Featuring: Lindsay Wailes Difabbio, Rampage Toys, VideoVomit, Acolorfulmonster, WillyDigitalSculpting, Motley MisCreations, SCIENCE PATROLS, Lab Monkey Number 9, Naomi Knaff, Shirahama Toy, Yuck Toy Co., Blitzkrieg Toys, Ronald Reeves, Xpanded Universe, Nate the Milkman & ZombiePop, Tru Slithers, KrymsynGardImmoral, KIK TOYZ, Adam Yeater, CMJ Toys, Green Plastic Tunnels, Neil Ewing
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Spectra Art Space
1836 S. Broadway
Denver CO 80210

 

Kristen Hatgi Sink: Milk

Gildar Gallery

May 12 — June 17, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12th from 6 - 9pm
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Gildar Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition by Kristen Hatgi Sink titled Milk. Within this series the bodily liquid appears as a symbolic and physical material in the artist’s iconic photographs as well as a site specific installation.

Manipulating eurocentric visual tropes that historically equate abundance and innocence with supplicant white femininity, Hatgi Sink constructs indulgent images of privilege while revealing their inherent contradictions. Young girls and women placed in carefully arranged environments present a familiar ideal of beauty, both possessive and obsessive in its attention to precise aesthetics. Yet the lens has shifted along with the person behind it. As the auteur creating these elaborate scenes and the voyeur capturing them, the artist’s, and by proxy the viewer’s, relationship to her subjects comes into view as a struggle between empathy and cool idolatry.

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

 

Read more: Gildar: Kristen Hatgi Sink: Milk

Mark Makers

Featuring: Julie Maren, Ana Zanic, Brigan Gresh, Ellen Moershel, Patricia Finley, Mary Mackey, Brandon Reese

Walker Fine Art

May 11 - July 7, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 11 from 5 - 9 PM
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Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
303.355.8955
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
http://www.walkerfineart.com

 

Nina Tichava: “Layered”

SugarCube (1555 Blake St, Denver)

May 9 - July 16, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 9, 6:30-8:30 pm at SugarCube
  • K Contemporary and SugarCube present Nina Tichava in her solo exhibition, “Layered”
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Tichava’s paintings draw heavily from environment, taking shape as process-based and heavily layered combinations of painting, printmaking and collage. The work is influenced by architecture and nature, and pulls from digital and printed media and photography. Using hand-cut stencils and drawings from life, she blends repeated patterns with abstract and gestural painting. The deeply layered works are created over the course of months, evolving from a base of canvas or wood grain and simple collage into complex and dynamic compositions.

Read more: SugarCube: Nina Tichava

Paintings, Sculpture & Snapshots

Museum of Outdoor Arts (Indoor Gallery)

May 8 - August 3, 2018

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Celebrate 37 years of collecting with MOA as we showcase select artworks from the permanent collection vault at our indoor gallery. The Atrium Gallery features an installation of snapshot photos of various MOA events and projects over the years.

Featured Artists: Joseph Shaeffer, Chandler Romeo, Jesús Moroles, Craig Marshall Smith, Patricia Aaron, David Mann, Barbara Takenaga, Daniel Sprick, John Henry, Nick Bantock, Tsehai Johnson, Jason DeMarte, Joel Swanson, Joseph Raffael, Darryl Pottorf, David Nash, Todd Siler, Lin Emery, Bill Barrett, Joseph Snyder, David Zimmer, Mel Tanner, Scott Johnson, Stanley Bleifeld, Claudy Jongstra, Ursula Morley Price, Virginio Ferrari, and Sir Anthony Caro.

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

 

Jennifer Bain and John Garrett

Michael Warren Contemporary

May 8, 2018 – June 16, 2018

  • Opening Reception, Thursday, May 10 (6-8pm)
  • Artist Talk, Saturday, May 12 (10:30-noon)
  • Third Friday Art Receptions, May 18 & June 15 (6-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk, June 1 (6-9pm)
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Jennifer Bain - Interlock

Jennifer Bain has been a mixed media artist exhibiting throughout the country for 35 years. Her new work is a translation of the emotional states she experienced after relocating from California to New Mexico.

John Garrett has been working with the application of textile technologies and imagery to various materials for the past forty-five years. Currently a full time studio artist, he taught for many years at colleges and universities in California, including Scripps College and UCLA. He now teaches workshops nationwide on creativity and the use of textile methods to create sculpture. Garrett's work, is held in the collections of the American Craft Museum in New York, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Detroit Institute of Art, among others.

Concurrent exhibits by New Mexico artists Jennifer Bain and John Garrett along with a small group exhibition of New Mexico artists Angela Berkson, Ted Laredo, Marietta Patricia Leis and Brian Shields.

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

 

Joellyn T Duesberry: An Exploration in Medium

The Curtis Center for the Arts

May 12 - June 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: May 12 from 6-8pm
  • Curated by Brenda LaBier
  • Curator's Talk: Saturday June 2 at 1pm
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Joellyn T Duesberry | Water-Filled Quarry, ME, 2003 | oil on linen | 36 x 48"

A self-taught oil painter, Joellyn T Duesberry’s long and distinguished career took her around the world while establishing herself as a regionalist. Exhibited are both well-known landscapes and rarely seen works that reveal the subjects that continually inspired Duesberry to revisit them on the canvas and in person. Her plein air locales focused on the northeast and western United States, while utilizing the winter months to create monotypes to experiment with abstraction.

An Exploration in Medium examines Duesberry’s prolific output from the mid-1970s to 2015 including paintings, monotypes and drawings. Exploring the planes of rural architecture, exotic land, rock, and water forms for the pull of unfamiliar geometries, it became obvious that her consistent choices of color and structure was a response to the world that came from deepest memory. Southwestern desert tans and reds (like Virginia hills) made her at ease with Tuscan, Californian or Spanish bright light, and its sculptural definition of forms; ancient hill towns of Europe presented aspects of the same architectonics, hand-forged irregularities, and the Virginia farmlands and its roofed structures from where she grew up.

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

 

New Work by Jason DeMarte

Rule Gallery

May 3 - June 16, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3, from 6-9pm
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Jason DeMarte’s artistic practice has, for several years, examined humanity’s conflicting tendencies to idealize nature while continuously searching to improve upon it. By composing fictional tableaus, the work speaks to our uneasy obsession with beauty and excess and our preoccupation with sugarcoating perfection. Drawing from the romanticism of the Hudson River School and deepening his palette, DeMarte’s latest body of work increases the sense of overt indulgence while darkening the deeper subtext. Caterpillars and moths raised by the artist are stand-ins for the viewer and intermingle with flora evincing the onset of decay to bring a clearer sense of mortality often missing in our consumer-centric world. By photographing each subject individually multiple times, DeMarte is able to present a full depth-of-field in sharp focus, heightening both the sense of hyperrealism and surrealism. All of this is done to evoke an initial sense of seduction, beauty and awe that is subtly undermined the longer one engages with each piece, inviting the viewer to consider the way an adorned life gives way to greater meaning.

Jason DeMarte (b. 1973) is a tenured professor of photography at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.F.A. in Photography from Colorado State University and his M.F.A in Photography from the University of Oregon. DeMarte's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums, both nationally and internationally and has appeared in journals, textbooks and publications including features in; Vice, Hyperallergic, Featureshoot, Crave Online, Photograph Magazine, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Photo District News, British Journal of Photography, the Black Warrior Review, and the Oxford American, among others. Exhibitions include shows at the Denver Botanic Gardens, The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, RedLine, Denver, CO, Seidel City in Boulder, CO, The Ft Wayne Museum of Art among others. Select solo exhibitions include RULE Gallery in Denver CO and Marfa, TX, Wessell Synman Gallery in Cape Town South Africa, Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque, NM among others. DeMarte was awarded the Garry B. Fritz image-maker award at the Society of Photographic Education conference in Atlanta Georgia and currently has work included in the Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL. His work can be found in the permanent collection of SAKS Fifth Ave, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA., and the Fort Collins Colorado Historical Museum in addition to numerous private collections.

Rule Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.800.6776
http://www.rulegallery.com

 

Mario Zoots: Black Sun

K Contemporary

May 5 - 26, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 6-9pm
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Mario Zoots, "Entropy 1", Mixed Media, 16x16, 2018

“Black Sun, an exhibition of new work by Mario Zoots, focuses on fragmented forms and appropriated materials. Through their quiet tonal presentation speaks to an age of remixed symbols and broken icons. In his work Zoots often uses his assemblage as a point of departure, adopting the collage processes even in painting and sculpture. Encompassing art-making materials with found objects, many of Zoots’ works incorporate familiar materials that manifest as minimalist investigations. By employing the power of common objects and breaking them down into formal investigations, Zoots’ work communicates the displacement and unease of our times – but finds beauty within that terror.” – Cortney Lane Stell

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

 

Robert McCauley and Bryan Christiansen

Visions West Contemporary

May 3 - June 2, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3rd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
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Visions West Contemporary is pleased to present two solo exhibitions featuring Robert McCauley and Bryan Christiansen.

A perennial gallery favorite, Robert McCauley will be presenting new work in a show titled Post Truth. The artist is revered for his narrative animal portraits which straddle a brilliant line between whimsy and a darker foreshadowing of the fallout born from human created climate change. The epistemic fluidity on climate science denial is making a normalization of governmental and institutional deceit that will result in massive damage to the environment- a fact that McCauley's animals seem quietly well aware of.

"Hunting and gathering" is the preferred method in which Bryan Christiansen describes the process for creating his larger-than-life sized animals, skulls, and intricate reliquaries. Christiansen collects, deconstructs, and assembles societies' urban discards, such as sofas and chairs. He turns forgotten objects into prized mementos and trophies. These sculptures raise the questions of humanity's true impact on the immediate and surrounding environments. For his solo exhibition, Altered, Christiansen presents a selection of works that that reflects his ongoing investigation of the intersection between human's relationship with their personal environments and nature.

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

 

Night Falls: An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Lisa M Kerns

Pirate: Contemporary Art

May 11 - 27, 2018

Opening reception Friday May 11 from 6-10pm
 
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Lisa M Kerns will exhibit new paintings and drawings in an exhibition titled Night Falls. These paintings and drawings continue her investigation of the night sky realized through abstract imagery. Heather Kegel will be exhibiting ceramics in Pirate’s Associate Gallery concurrently.

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

 

Read more: Pirate: Lisa Kerns: Night Falls

The New West

Gallerie B.B. (840 Santa Fe Drive)

May 4 - 27, 2018

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For the MAY 4th, 2018 First Friday BORGIA, INC. & GALLERIE B.B. present THE NEW WEST: Contemporary Fine Art in the New American West. Monumental landscape scenes abound. The FLAG is proudly displayed. Modern Masters, contemporary painting, work on paper, mixed media and site-specific street scenes are exhibited in a classical gallerie presentation. 10% Discount for Western dress, live music the evening of #FirstFriday, MAY 4TH. The GALLERIE B.B. artists are shown in tandem with the ongoing inaugural year Collection presentation of BORGIA, INC. Please Join us at 840 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 USA in the Art District on Santa Fe.

 

New Work from Elaine Ricklin and Rob Watt

Deborah Bryon in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

May 3 - 27, 2018

  • First Friday Reception: May 4, 6-9 pm
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Elaine Ricklin, Dreamland, 2018

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

 

Process: The Artist's Journey

Featuring new work by Judy Campbell, David Marshall, Bill Snider and Nick Young

Space Gallery

May 4 - June 23, 2018

  • Artist Reception: Friday May 4th, 5 – 9pm
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Bill Snider, BX18/36-45/2 (detail image), Mixed Media on Wood, 45"x36"

Space Gallery presents Process: The Artist’s Journey a group exhibition that focuses on the artistic process and journey each artist goes through in the completion of their work. Each artist relies on their artistic intuitions to achieve a poetic end result.

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

 

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