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
large 2bmocaStacey Steers, Phantom Canyon (detail of collage used in film), 2006, mixed media on paper, 6 x 8”. Image courtesy of the artist


mgbmocaMargaretta Gilboy, Daphne & Apollo (detail), 2008, oil on linen, 24 x 30”. Courtesy of Paul Gillis.

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

 

Read more: BMoCA: Stacey Steers & Margaretta Gilboy

Asymmetric Warfare: Justyna Badach

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

February 21 - April 18, 2020

  • Opening Reception with Artist & Special Guests: Friday, February 21 (6 - 9 pm); Free and open to the public
cpacAsymmetric Warfare presents the photography of Justyna Badach, a Philadelphia-based artist who creates large-scale prints using gunpowder to explore how modern-day military propaganda shapes our perceptions of war and conflict. The exhibition includes two bodies of work: Land of Epic Battles and Proxy War. In both projects, Badach uses her computer as a camera to capture screen shots from ISIS recruitment films and the devastation resulting from the “War on Terror” waged by American and Russian military forces.

Don't miss the opening on February 21, when Badach will discuss her work alongside two experts in Middle East studies and journalism from the University of Denver. The talk will begin at 6 pm, followed by the opening reception from 7-9.

About the Artist

Justyna Badach arrived in the US as a refugee in 1980. She received her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and currently resides in Philadelphia, where she is an artist, educator, and museum professional. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and is held in many permanent collections. Solo exhibitions include: Light Work Syracuse, White Columns New York, Gallery 339 Philadelphia, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland and Contemporary Art Center in Las Vegas. Badach’s images have been included in over 30 group exhibitions, most notably at the Michener Museum, Rick Wester Gallery, Catherine Edelman Gallery and the Australian Center for Photography. She has been awarded an artist residency from Light Work, and grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Leeway Foundation and The Independence Foundation.

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

 

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


 

Invisible Horizons: Sushe Felix, Tracy Felix & Max Lehman

On The Mezzanine for Mo'print 2020: Tony Ortega: "Doble Sentido"

William Havu Gallery

March 6 - April 25, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 6th 6-9pm
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Tony Ortega - El Vez Hand-colored etching 7 1/4 x 10 inches

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

 

Rauschenberg: Reflections and Ruminations

Museum of Outdoor Arts

February 24 - June 13, 2020

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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

 

Shiki Dreams

Prismajic Popup (2219 E. 21st Ave. in Denver)

February 25 - May 25, 2020

  • Tickets are $14 for ages 6 and up and can be purchased at https://www.showclix.com/event/shiki-dreams
  • Prismajic invites visitors to explore the magical world of Shiki through a multi-sensory, grounding experience created by more than 20 Colorado-based artists
ShikiDreamsPrismajic, creators of Natura Obscura, is launching an immersive arts pop-up experience called “Shiki Dreams,” open to the public starting February 25. “Shiki Dreams” follows on the heels of the smash hit Natura Obscura, a 2019 collaborative installation with MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts).

Prismajic’s temporary 1,200-square-foot pop-up installation, created through the collaborative work of more than 20 Colorado-based artists, is a fun and beautiful step into the world of Shiki, the spiritual yeti guide and leader of the Spirits of the Forest from Natura. The experience explores the dreams of this most wise spirit in a multi-sensory experience of stunning creativity that incorporates augmented reality and digital technologies.

Shiki Dreams Artists:

• Heather Amador - concepting, installation art
• Sarah Black - installation art
• Antonio Concepcion - installation art
• Hannah Conlisk - painting, installation art
• Andrew Corke – sculptor
• Kenyon Dellecave - installation art, technology
• Maya Dite-Shepard - animation
• John Gains - metal sculptor
• Ben Glichowski - musician/composer
• Zac Hazelwood - musician/composer
• Eric Jaenike - writer
• Justin Kedl - graphic art
• Tawnia Jones - scent art
• Mark Laramee - installation art, woodworking
• Andon Malone - installation art, concepting
• Sean Morris - augmented reality, digital artist, technology lead
• Jennifer Mosquera - conceptual art, painting, installation art
• Amy Pankenier - video art, installation art
• Cassie Raub - miniatures, installation art
• Zayne Rust - installation art
• Steve Shachtman - sculptor
• Dustin Shelbourne - carpentry
• Wesley Wayne – painting
• Susan Malone – installation art

Tuesdays through Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m.
Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
2219 E. 21st Ave., Denver, CO 80205

 

Inner Voyages

Featuring: Katie Kalkstein, Malcolm Easton, Conor King, Aaron Morgan Brown, Melanie Walker, Angela Piehl

Walker Fine Art

March 6 - May 2, 2020

  • Opening reception: Friday, March 6, 2020 from 5-9 pm
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Conor King - Planet 1

Walker Fine Art invites you to explore works from a dimension halfway between dream and reality, moments from the unseen, standing still in time. The juxtaposition of unlike traits caught within these ephemeral moments can prove difficult to see and challenging to understand. Born from the borderline of the artists’ inner and outer worlds, registering what is found in the unconscious and intervening with instinct, these surrealist-inspired works are created.

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