Best of the Summer Art Market

Curtis Center

November 5 - December 9, 2018

  • Artists Reception: Saturday, November 10, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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In June of 2018 the Art Students League of Denver held their annual Summer Art Market. Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Greenwood Village, Chris Stevens, served as a judge for this year's festival. Chris, along with Henry Meininger (Owner of Meininger's Art Supplies) and Sandra Fettingis (Denver based artist) walked the show and together chose the best artwork in several categories.

This exhibit features all the award winners from this year's festival including:
  • Gregory Dye - Best in Show
  • Jeff Russell, Julie Scott and Joe Scott - Best Booth Presentation
  • Michael Rieger - Best Mastery of Media and Technique
  • Lauri Dunn - Best Creative Interpretation
  • Julie Leidel - First Runner Up
  • Ana Maria Botero - Meininger Award

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

 

Coalesce

Goodwin Fine Art

November 9 - December 22, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9 from 6 - 9 pm
  • Gallery's Closing Group Exhibition
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Image: Ashley Eliza Williams, Study No. 26, oil on paper, 12 x 12 in.

In Celebration of Friends of the Gallery and Gallery Artists: Alpert + Kahn, Buff Elting, Mia Mulvey, Andrew Beckham, Danae Falliers, Jennifer Nehrbass, Andy Berg, Sharon Feder, Margaret Pettee Olsen, Brenda Biondo, Carol Golemboski, Martha Russo, Kate Breakey, Patti Hallock, Kimberlee Sullivan, Beau Carey, David Hicks, Debra Van Tuinen, Matt Christie, Jill Hadley Hooper, Mark Villarreal, Linda Connor, Shawn Huckins, Marcia Weese, Rebecca Cuming, Tshai Johnson, Ashley Eliza Williams Lanny DeVuono, Patrick Marold

Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
303.573.1255
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5
http://www.goodwinfineart.com

 

Natural Occurrences

Featuring: Bonny Lhotka, Heather Patterson, Farida Hughes, Chloe Hedden, Lauren Karnitz, Caprice Pierucci

Walker Fine Art

November 9, 2018 - January 5, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9th from 5-9pm


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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

 

Harlequin Night by Knomad Colab

The STOREROOM: a storefront window at 1700 Vine St. in Denver

November 10, 2018 - January 31, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6-8pm
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Vine St. Pub and Brewery is excited to announce a new art installation and exhibition space - The STOREROOM - in a formerly empty storefront on 17th St., adjacent to Vine St. Pub, and it’s first art installation, Harlequin Night, by artist team Knomad Colab.

Casting a layered array of colorful shadows inspired by the harlequin archetype, Harlequin Night will temporarily illuminate The STOREROOM, bringing to life a forgotten and underutilized space. Elements of sculpture in combination with traditional theater lighting techniques will activate the entirety of the space as a three-dimensional painting, offering a moment of both delight and reflection for passersby. Harlequin Night is best viewed between 5pm and 1am.

The vision of The STOREROOM is to work with artists and Denver property owners to activate empty storefronts in Denver. Artists with a passion for engaging with the public and across diverse audiences, for creating work that is visually stunning and innovative, and for adding insight and whimsy to the neighborhood are offered a space to install temporary art installations. “Giving artists a space to create and display new works, or existing works that need a temporary home, The STOREROOM allows artists to share their voice outside of the gallery and museum world,” said Vine St. Pub owner Kevin J. Daly, adding, “especially in this current political and social climate, it was important for us to share space with the creative community and encourage other businesses to do the same.”

About The STOREROOM: The STOREROOM is a new art installation and exhibition space in a former empty storefront adjacent to the Vine St. Pub and Brewery. This space is open for artists to create installation artworks in an empty storeroom that is viewable to the public along 17th St. For more information, or to have your artwork considered for the space, please contact Brendan Picker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also find us on Instagram @storeroomdenver and on Facebook at The Storeroom.

About Knomad Colab: Knomad Colab is a collaborative duo that seeks to transform the spaces in which we exist through the creation of site-specific public art interactions and interventions. Environment, site history, and cultural identity are important elements in shaping each installation as a unique art experience. Exploring the outdoors as both an unconventional canvas and gallery space, the duo are typically drawn to natural, abandoned, and industrial sites. To bring their concepts to life, they employ the science of imaginary solutions along with graphic design, material fabrication, and lighting design. Often offering art only as an intangible, temporary experience, the Knomad Colab work contemplates impermanence through reverence for history and celebration of progress.

 

Nexus by Mark Brasuell

Naropa Paramita Campus

November 5 - December 17, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9th from 6-8pm
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Not Even Human

RedLine Contemporary Art Center

November 10 - December 9, 2018

  • Featuring: Bradley Benedatti, Coleman Mummery, Colin Ward, Cows, Jessica Langley, Justin Beard, Margaret Neumann, Neal Agarwal, Porscha Danielle, Sarah Gamble, Tucker Marder / Sharks
  • Curated By: Alicia Ordal
  • Opening Reception: Saturday November 10, 6-9pm
600 pxNot Even Human explores fundamental connections between other living creatures and our comprehension of existences beyond ourselves. Local and regional contributors from various fields offer their unique perspectives through images, humor, and performative collaborations with animals. This collection of work considers other life forms through a multi-species lens informed by experimentation, appreciation and curiosity.

This exhibition runs concurrently with esteemed artist Margaret Neumann's retrospective What Lies Between at RedLine through December 9th.

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

 

Kim Harrell Solo Exhibition: Back to the Garden

Mai Wyn Fine Art

November 1 - December 1, 2018

  • Special Preview Reception: Thursday, November 1st 6-8pm
  • 1st Friday Opening Reception: November 2nd 5-10pm
  • Practicing Collecting​: Friday, November 9th 6-7pm
  • Third Friday: Friday, November 16th, 6-8pm
  • Art of Brunch​: Sunday, November 25th, 11am - 3pm
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Mai Wyn Fine Art presents ​Back to the Garden, ​a solo exhibition of sculpture and functional silver works by Kim Harrell. A celebration of our connectedness to Earth, this exhibition showcases Harrell’s signature minimalist style emphasizing texture, line and material. Meet the artist at a Special Preview Event on Thursday, November 1st from 6-8pm or during the 1st Friday Gallery Walk, November 2nd from 5-10pm. ​Back to the Garden​ continues through December 1st, 2018.

Kim Harrell is a silversmith and jewelry artist based in Aurora, Colorado. Harrell studied at London Metropolitan University, Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design in Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel where she obtained her B.A. in Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts under the guidance of Britain’s most prestigious silversmiths. Harrell’s work can be found in private and corporate collections in the USA, the UK and Norway.

Back to the Garden ​features ​Moon Vessel​, a series of silver forms created by a technique called raising, which is the process of creating a 3D shape from a flat sheet of metal. Inspired by the stages of the moon, these works exemplify the thoughtful combination of craft and concept featured in Harrell’s work​. ​She sees it as an opportunity to meditate on humanity’s connectedness with matter in the universe — a feeling of connectedness which is strongest for Harrell when she gardens and makes art.

Mai Wyn Fine Art is located at 744 Santa Fe Dr. in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe Drive. The gallery exclusively features Colorado-based contemporary artists and makers showcased through rotating curated exhibitions. Regular gallery hours are 11am - 5pm Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy extended hours every 1st Friday Art Walk (open until 10pm) and 3rd Friday Collectors’ Preview (open until 8pm). http://www.maiwyn.com​ for more info.

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
303.893.4182
http://maiwyn.com

 

Sharon Brown: "Trumped II: Teasin' Treason"

Pattern Shop Studio

November 2 - December 7, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 2nd, from 6-9pm
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Sharon Brown continues her satirical portrait series of Trump administration officials and sycophants with new oil paintings at The Pattern Shop Studio. Sharon is the artist in residence at The Pattern Shop Studio, 3349 Blake Street, in Denver, Colorado. Her work can be seen at websites sharonbondbrown.com and patternshopstudio.com. The gallery is in the heart of the RiNo Art District, three blocks from the RTD light rail stop at the 38th and Blake station, surrounded by restaurants, craft breweries, cideries, wineries, and other art and music venues.

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

 

Neighborhoods: New Work by Tracy Weil

Weilworks Gallery

November 2 - 30, 2018

  • First Friday Opening Reception: November 2 from 5 to 9pm
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After a five year hiatus, Weilworks Gallery is back — and big! Neighborhoods, featuring an extra large colorful painting by Tracy Weil, debuts at Weilworks at a First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, November 2 from 5 to 9pm. Weilworks Gallery is located at 3611 Chestnut Place in the RiNo Art District in Denver. 

Neighborhoods is a celebration of where we live, love, work and play, and a tribute to the four historic neighborhoods that comprise the RiNo Art District: Five Points, Cole, Elryia-Swansea, and Globeville. The exhibition highlight is an oil painting measuring 20-feet by 7-feet and fills the gallery’s main exhibition space.

With the district’s dramatic growth, Weil seeks to amplify the importance of respecting the energy and vitality of these long-established neighborhoods. “These are vibrant neighborhoods that have been here for generations,” notes Weil. “As the artist community grows in the district, it’s attracting other creative businesses as well as major development,” he says. “Art is the common thread and it’s our job as artists to lead, remind and document. I hope this new work will continue efforts to empower our community and change the paradigm of cultural displacement.”

Gallery open by appointment after reception - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Weilworks
3611 Chestnut Place
Denver, Colorado 80216

 

Tiffany Miller Russell and Nancy Sullo

UCAR Community Art Program at NCAR (1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder)

November 5, 2018 - January 4, 2019

  • Cut Paper Wildlife Sculptures by Tiffany Miller Russell and Watercolor Portraits by Nancy Sullo
  • Opening Art Reception: Thursday November 8th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm
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The UCAR Community Art Program at NCAR is proud to present two new exhibits: Cut Paper Wildlife Sculptures by Tiffany Miller Russell and Watercolor Portraits by Nancy Sullo

Tiffany Miller Russell’s paper sculptures create inviting glimpses of familiar worlds that display a heightened sense of reality. Peering into a shadowbox holds its own kind of magic, encouraging memories of similar moments in our lives when we have been overwhelmed with curiosity and wonder. These works are created from specialty art papers, which are cut flat and then shaped by hand, with an intent to create sculpture that resembles painting. Tiffany finds inspiration in nature and the diversity of life, especially the animal kingdom. Her work explores the interconnected relationship of animals to the larger world, from the daily ecosystem the creatures encounter, to their use as cultural and artistic icons.

Tiffany’s paper sculptures have won her numerous national awards, including from the Artists’ Magazine and the Society of Animal Artists. Two of her works are included in the permanent Contemporary Art collection of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum.

Nancy Sullo has a particular passion for painting people in watercolor. She aims for fresh and lively portrayals of her subjects, making use of lighting, color, and atmosphere to achieve this. Her subjects come from photos she’s taken, both recently and well in the past. All are a part of her life in some way. The subjects include old and young, family and friends, strangers who cross her path and people she’s met in Central America and Mexico.

This exhibit, “Life Studies,” is a celebration of the many aspects of humanity seen through Nancy’s lens and interpreted through her brush.
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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

Preview all artists' work on the UCAR Community Art Calendar at: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program

 

Jim Connell

Plinth Gallery

November 2 - December 22, 2018

  • Opening Reception: First Friday November 2nd from 6-9pm
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teapot, stoneware, reduction fired

For our final exhibition of 2018, Plinth Gallery is pleased to present the ceramic work of Jim Connell. Connell received his BA degree from Loyola University, his BFA degree from Kansas City Art Institute, and his MFA degree from the University of Illinois. Connell’s ceramics are in the collections of the South Carolina State Museum, the Charles Wustum Museum of Fine Arts (WI), the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MN), and the Yixing Ceramic Museum (China). He is currently the Professor of Ceramics at Winthrop University and maintains a studio practice in Rock Hill, NC.

Jim Connell creates ceramic pieces in unusual sizes and shapes but his process is firmly grounded in traditional techniques of pottery making. Connell’s vessels are generally wheel-thrown. The thick walls are paddled and carved, producing a secondary, three-dimensional surface. After glazing a firing, many of the pieces are sand-blasted and the resulting surface adds a further textural element.

Connell credits his inspiration to both nature and history. His love of Chinese ceramics includes pottery from the prehistoric Neolithic period, the Tan, and Sung Dynasties. Currently, his prodigious output of teapots has been influenced by the teapots made in Yixing China. "I simply love making teapots. They are a challenging and demanding discipline but when mastered, they can be a very satisfying endeavor."

Plinth Gallery Curator Jonathan Kaplan understands Connell's interest in teapots. "The teapot form draws on a wealth of historical perspective. To balance all the parts of this form, the spout, the handle, the lid, and the teapot body is a formidable and exacting discipline. Connell meets and surpasses this challenge."

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

 

Relay: Paintings by Margaret Pettee Olsen

808 Projects

November 1 - 30, 2018

  • Curated by Stephanie Grilli
  • Opening reception Thursday, Novembrer 1st from 6-8pm
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Recognized as one of Colorado’s prominent painters, Margaret Pettee Olsen was included in the 2018 exhibit Made in Colorado, a wide-ranging survey with 40 intriguing contemporary artists from across the state, and she was in the 2016 exhibit Colorado Women in Abstraction, a showcase of artists who have been influential in the abstract movement in Colorado. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Columbia University, she was founding curator of Oberon Press in TriBeCa, in Manhattan. This is her first Denver solo show.

‘The paintings of Margaret Pettee Olsen speak to our visual culture in which we are inundated with imagery on computer screens, smart phones, high-definition televisions, and other devices of what the artist calls our “media-driven version of experience.” Informed by abstract traditions, she ventures into new territory with the latest developments in pigments and with a sensibility that taps into the turbulence of our times.’ --Stephanie Grillli

https://www.petteeolsen.com
http://www.808projects.com/ux-portfolio/relay

808 Projects
808 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO
Thursdays–Sundays, 1-6 and by appointment

 

Erik Smith: Ghosts

Counterpath

November 2 - 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 6pm
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7 Star Motel, East Colfax Avenue (Erik Smith)

With his exhibition Ghosts, Berlin-based, American artist Erik Smith focuses on the material traces of history and memory specific to the Counterpath site and surrounds of Denver’s East Colfax neighborhood, reconfiguring and collaging these to generate “new ambiances and new psychic possibilities” (Debord) for reconsidering the legacies of the area and its present-day meanings.

A temporary excavation of Counterpath’s outdoor lot exposing the former location of a buried oil tank, a long-defunct 1950s street lamp located in front of the building made to flicker at night, and a series of found/discarded furniture collected around the city, painted black, and embedded with speakers emitting droning and crackling sounds form the central sculptural and sonic components of the exhibition. In combination, they establish a dichotomy between present and past, positive and void, inside and outside, gallery space and the lot surrounding the Counterpath building, a former auto repair shop built in 1954 and revamped as an exhibition and cultural venue in 2015.

The title, Ghosts, points not only to the partial reanimating of the site’s past identity but also to the many vacant and derelict commercial buildings of this portion of East Colfax Avenue, an area long associated with transience, drug addition, and prostitution. Smith documented these structures and other abandoned homes while canvassing the area for materials and images, his form of “walking research,” creating a visual archive that reflects psychoanalyst and author Christopher Bollas’s assertion, in his essay on architecture and the unconscious, that “each city has its ghost towns.” These images are presented in the front room/book shop on a monitor in the form of a video slideshow and paired with a dark ambient audio track created by Smith in his Berlin studio, adding a further layer of estrangement to a portrayal of the city at odds with the popular vision of economic boom times.

Themes of urban alienation also resonate in another large-scale work installed inside the gallery: a series of black 3×5’ vinyl flags, hung tightly together to form a semi-contiguous whole, are presented as an abstract, non-functional stage element spanning the main wall of the space. Like the smaller-scale series of phantom-like, black-monochromatic “pour paintings” created from used motor oil shown in the back room, both set the atmospheric tone of the exhibition. The black flags, a symbol originally rooted in anarchist/protest movements of the nineteenth century, allude to the precarious reality of neighborhoods, buildings, and domestic objects at the end of their use cycle as well as the current political and social unease hanging over society at large. Ghosts are dead buildings but also the death of ideals around community and a sense of shared destiny today.

Erik Smith grew up in Colorado and has lived and worked in Berlin, Germany, since 2003; this is his first exhibition in Denver. Solo exhibitions include FRAGMENTA/Valletta 2018, Malta; Locus Solus, de Appel Contemporary Arts Centre, Amsterdam NL; Errant Bodies, Berlin DE; Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, Berlin; Die Raum, Berlin; DimensionsVariable, Miami FL; Kapinos Galerie, Berlin; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA. He has also shown his work in numerous group exhibitions internationally including SculptureCenter, LIC, NY; BBB centre d’art, Toulouse, FR; Arsenic, Lausanne CH; Pierogi, Leipzig; Kunstpunkt, Berlin. www.eriksmith.de

Counterpath
7935 East 14th Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

 

MSU Denver’s Fall 2018 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Center for Visual Art

November 16 - December 8, 2018

  • Opening night: Friday, November 16, 2018, 6-8pm
  • Featured Artists include: Zach Armijo, Caitlin Ash, Will Coukoulis, Michelle Franco, Gael Guyotte, Kerrie Hanlon-Delas, Daniel Marcus, Alexander Matthews, Jasmine Pema, and Roxanne Roybal
  • Featured Designers include: Taylor Burgess, Tyler Conwell, Jack Grupe, Wade Johnson, Sarah Lafrinere, Andrew Scadden, Teresa Scaggiari, Chris Walker, Maddi Waneka and Alex Zezza
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The BFA Thesis exhibition reflects a culmination of students’ education as artists and designers. Students embrace this opportunity as a means to synthesize content from their academic career by expressing their conceptual, aesthetic, and philosophical ideation through a cohesive body of work. The exhibition is hosted bi-annually at the MSU Denver Center for Visual Art, located in the heart of Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe. This lively and dynamic exhibition provides a glimpse at the future of Denver’s emerging local artists and designers.

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

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 - 5:00pm
http://www.msudenver.edu/cva

 

Elaine St Louis: Nesting Season

Art + Soul

November 9, 2018 - January 3, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9th from 5pm-8pm
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We are excited to exhibit the bold work of local artist Elaine St Louis. When observing the nests of songbirds, Elaine sees architecture and design in its purest form, which follows their simple function. By isolating the nests on a warm white background in a very large scale, these paintings evoke an appreciation of their construction that is not as apparent when observed at their normal size.

Art + Soul
1505 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO

 

Kimberly Conrad: "The Sea Speaks"

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery

November 17 - 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th 2:30-6pm
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Kimberly Conrad "Windswept Surf" 39"x63" Acrylic on Canvas

"The Sea Speaks" is an exhibit featuring three of Kimberly's 2018 Seascape Collections, "Electric Storm", "Skillern's Seas" and "Racing the Tide". Three very different collections, inspired by a year of travel, celebrating her great love for, and respect of The Sea. The artist will have other works available to view as well.

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
220 East 7th Ave.
Denver, CO
303.881.2258
http://kimberlyconradfineart.com

 

“Everything In Between"

Featuring new works by Kym Bloom and Elizabeth Mahler Licence

Kanon Collective

November 2 - December 2, 2018

  • Opening reception: First Friday, November 2, 5-10:00 pm
  • Artist's reception: Third Friday, November 16, 5-9:00 pm
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Mixed-media photography transfer pieces by Kym Bloom

This show is comprised of my favorite photos from the different places I've traveled — some many years ago and some last month. The pieces also represent the photo-transfer style I first created when I started showing at Kanon 13 years ago, so it's sort of a retrospective of my work over the time we've been here. The process involves transferring inkjet photo prints to wood panels using acrylic gel medium, so that only the thin layer of the paper that holds the ink remains. The process of removing the rest of the paper leaves the final image with cracks and wrinkles that change the precise nature of a photograph into something less perfect. I love that the final pieces don't look like photographs or paintings—the image takes the focus away from the process.

Photography print work by Elizabeth Mahler Licence

Archival pigment prints in various sizes of film based on personal work. The show is a compilation of my favorite images over the last 20 years of exploring abstract photography with the use of instant film cameras and other lomography-based cameras (Polaroid, Holga, Diana).

Kanon Collective is an artist-owned and operated gallery located in the heart of Denver's Arts District on Santa Fe, featuring the work of a dynamic group of local artists.

Kanon Collective
766 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
http://KanonArt.com

 

Sarah Clark, John Honer, and Livy Onalee

Edge Gallery

November 2 - 18, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 2nd from 5-10pm
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Student Show Winner Livy Onalee: “Stone’s Throw Away in the Making of Progress”
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the unknown by role playing identity through systematized meditation processes.

Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 1-9pm, Sat:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

Out of Hand: Tommy Coleman & Sarah Esme Harrison

Gildar Gallery

October 27 - November 30, 2018

  • Curated by Arielle M. Myers
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 27th, 6 - 9pm
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Tommy Coleman | It’s Because I’m Scared | Resin Drawing on Wood Panel | 18 x 24 inches | 2017

Gildar Gallery is pleased to present Out of Hand, an exhibition of works by Tommy Coleman and Sarah Esme Harrison curated by Arielle M. Myers. This exhibition will present the collaborative drawings and individual works of these two New York based artists and recent graduates of Yale University’s MFA program together for the first time.

Vulnerable and genuine, the works in this exhibition are willfully youthful in appearance, utilizing a visual language rich with personal references, and often taking the form of collage-like drawings and paintings. Sarah Esme Harrison’s paintings such as Blue Diary, and Tommy Coleman’s text-drawings such as It’s Because I’m Scared, draw the viewer-reader close with the intimate hyperbole of semi-private self-expression. Like reading old notes passed between friends, or the pages of someone else’s diary, their works look back at moments of coded vulnerability and earnest expression, at times laughably romantic, awkward, and slightly tragic. Both artists are interested in the isolation and interiorization of memory, in contrast to practices of collaboration, where we share the generative processes of thinking and making. Nonetheless, self-consciously mysterious, their large-scale collaborative drawings vibrate with the idiosyncratic qualities of memory. While some images stand out in vivid color and clarity, others lurk on the fringes, verging on obfuscation. In all their works, Coleman and Harrison confront that which is inexpressible, inconstant, and incommunicable. Presenting their audience a window into a relatable yet unreliable past, they also offer a mirror with which to examine our own memory, intimacy, and anxiety.

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 993-4474
Wed - Sat / 12 - 6pm
http://www.gildargallery.com 

 

Artopism: Rochelle Dammel

Night Circus: Claudia Roulier & Michelle Lamb

Core New Art Space

October 26 - November 11, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 26 from 6-10pm (costumes encouraged)
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Night Circus: Claudia Roulier & Michelle Lamb

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements” Worlds in worlds, magic and dreams… it has it all.

Roulier’s work incorporates the curious, the odd, the intrigue, the magic and the enigma of the circus world. Returning to her earlier fascinations with the circus she weaves together dystopian shrines and sculptures with tapestries of found objects, lights, electronics, and various skeletal bits and pieces. Her paintings bring a perspective to the nostalgia of the circus memories from days past with it’s warm and sympathetic animal performers. An industrial baroque carousel of clockworks and fortune teller fun.

Lamb magically transforms common or obsolete objects into thought provoking marvels of assemblage. Deconstructed then reassembled, she highly manipulates parts and pieces so the metamorphosis is eerily seamless. Often literally turning things inside out, her story-filled oddities feature nature merging with machinery, metals meshed with clay, the grotesque magnified into beauty.

Rochelle Dammel’s abstract use of drips, layers and applying paint encourages exploration of artropism, the idea that we have an innate ability to emotionally react to art in a positive way, resulting in personal growth and the opportunity to greater understand those around us. I’ve created a grouping of pieces that offer the opportunity to explore the idea of Artopism--the innate ability to emotionally react to art in a positive way, resulting in personal growth and a greater understanding of those around us. Like a sunflower turning towards the sun, or a seedling reaching for the sky, the goal is growth.

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

 

Natural Persuasion: Jamey Stillings and Greer Muldowney

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

October 19 - December 1, 2018

  • Gallery Reception: Friday, November 2, 2018 6-9pm; Remarks by artists at 7pm
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Jamey Stillings, #9499, 21 March 2013

In Natural Persuasion, two photographers explore how renewable energy development is affecting landscapes and communities on opposite sides of the United States. In his series, The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar, Jamey Stillings documents the construction of a massive solar power facility in California’s Mojave Desert over four years. Meanwhile, Greer Muldowney investigates the growing presence of wind turbines in coastal New England in her series, Urban Turbines.

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

 

The Water Within: New Works by Etsuko Ichikawa

Peter Olson: Photo Ceramica

Michael Warren Contemporary

October 16 – December 1, 2018

  • Opening Reception, Friday, October 19 (6-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk, November 2 (6-9pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception, November 16 (6-8pm)
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Etsuko Ichikawa

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

 

Trine Bumiller:100 Paintings for 100 Years

The Nalanda Gallery at Naropa University

October 19 - December 17, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday, October 19th from 6-8 pm
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100 Paintings for 100 Years were the result of a residency at Rocky Mountain National Park in the summer of 2014. Ostensibly they honor the centennial year of the park, yet they also express the immersive quality of the experience and the park itself. They invoke memory as attached to a place, and that the land is deeply ingrained in our DNA and resides in our subconscious. The paintings revolve around concepts of time, translation, memory and our natural world. They reflect the landscape of the park in its many permutations: plant life, geology and bodies of water in abstract images from different perspectives, creating a deconstructed landscape portrait of a significant place. They were first exhibited at the McNichols Building, managed by of the city of Denver, in 2015. This will be the first time they will be seen in Colorado since then.

The Nalanda Gallery
Naropa University - East Campus
6287 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Artwork by Scott Sampson: Welcome to the Machine!

Access Gallery

October 19 - November 16, 2018

  • Friday October 19: Meet the Artists Opening
  • Friday November 2: First Friday
  • Friday November 16: Closing Reception
  • All receptions take place from 5-8pm
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There is no doubt that technology has significantly increased our access to information, our ability to communicate, and our opportunity to be inclusive. But what about increasing creativity and actual inclusion and access for all?

With Access Gallery’s newly minted Digital Media Lab, our ArtWorks artists are exploring the endless artistic potentials of media through programs like Photoshop, Illustrator and 3D printing. This exhibit is built from these explorations, featuring digital and video work through which the artists have found new means for artistic expression. This show explores technology and aesthetics, engagement and representation, access and communication.

Come see Access Gallery’s first true foray into the world of digital art! The artists in this show all relate to and react to technology in very different ways and to very different ends. We are excited to feature the artwork of our very own Adam Barrow and introduce a new artist, Scott Sampson.

Proudly sponsored by the Denver Commission for People with Disabilities.

Access Gallery/VSA Arts of Colorado
909 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.777.0797
http://www.accessgallery.org

 

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