Don Stinson: Sky Wide

1801 California

August 30 - November 9, 2018

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Don Stinson - Bobs Big Boy - oil on canvas

Arts Brookfield brings works by Don Stinson to their gorgeous lobby gallery in the upcoming free exhibition SKY WIDE which opens on August 30 at 1801 California with a free reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Running until November 9, these paintings featuring pop culture and its reflection on the landscape will be on display through Denver Arts Week. Stinson’s panoramas of endless skies and sweeping fields serve as both detailed documentation of a changing landscape as well as commentary on a culture fixated on progress. In his works, Stinson nods to conventions of the Western painting tradition while adding a decidedly modern twist—often with a nod to pop culture.

Don Stinson is a nationally acclaimed artist with works in numerous public and private collections, including the Denver Art Museum, The Phoenix Art Museum, the Art in Embassies Program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Whitney Museum of Western American Art, among others. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Colorado Council on the Arts Director's Grant, and the Best of Show at the Coors Art Exhibit at the National Western Stock Show. Stinson received a BFA from Colorado State University and an MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University. Stinson currently lives in Evergreen and is represented in Denver by David B. Smith Gallery.

Lobby of 1801 California St in Downtown Denver


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

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


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
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


Elaine St Louis: Nesting Season

Art + Soul

November 9, 2018 - January 3, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9th from 5pm-8pm

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


Full Circle: Virginia Maitland

Laura Merage: Nausy Nausy

Connected by Color: Featuring Patricia Aaron, Jennifer Ivanovic, Sue Oehme and Jodi Stuart

Wes Magyar and Jonathan Saiz: 7000 Reasons Pop Up

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

September 13 - November 11, 2018


Full Circle: Virginia Maitland
Virginia Maitland Retrospective 1965 - Present

The Arvada Center is proud to present a career retrospective by acclaimed Boulder painter Virginia Maitland. Maitland, long considered one of the region’s premier abstract colorists is featured in a 53-year retrospective, highlighting the evolution and determination of her art practice.

Laura Merage: Nausy Nausy (through December 23, 2018)

Laura Merage’s soft sculpture installation takes over the Arvada Center’s Theatre Gallery with vibrations of color. The title, Nausy Nausy, is meant to evoke the words we coo to children when they pet an animal or touch something fragile, to be nice, to be gentle, to be considerate.

Connected by Color
Featuring Patricia Aaron, Jennifer Ivanovic, Sue Oehme and Jodi Stuart

Connected by Color explores color’s limitless possibilities through the work of four artists. Aaron works in encaustic, Ivanovic pours acrylic paint straight into her composition, Oehme is a master printmaker, and Stuart creates ethereal sculptures using 3D printing pens. Each of these artists take vastly different approaches to color to expose its many different facets.

Wes Magyar and Jonathan Saiz: 7000 Reasons Pop Up

7000 Reasons is your chance to have a portrait of someone or something you love in the place you love - the Arvada Center. Wes Magyar and Jonathan Saiz have teamed up with the goal of creating 7000 one-of-a-kind paintings for the price of just $143 each.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM


Encaustic: A Collection of Contemporary Works

Art Students League of Denver

October 12 – November 18, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 12 from 5:30-8pm
Encaustic - Victoria Eubanks

Exhibiting artists include: Suzanne Ellenbogen, Anne Clark, Theresa Davis, Kristen Denbow, Victoria Eubanks, Jacquie Finholm, Jo Fitsell, Roberta Friedman, Lisa Gallun, Jennifer Ghormley, Susan Gibbons, Jane Guthridge, Michele Hardy, Barry Hochstadt, Alane Holsteen, Katie Kalkstein, Gigia Kolouch, Traci Lacey, Jim Leggit, Sarah Liberatore, Lois Lupica, Julia Martin, Laura McElfresh, Michele Messenger, Barbara O’Connell, Jessica Paulk, Tania Reese, Shari Regenbogen, Paula Romero Schmidt, Brett B. Selmer, Sheary Clough Suiter, Sharon Tuke, Charles Walter, Jennifer Wilson of Wilson by Design, Rebecca Yaffe, Maureen Zelle

Encaustic: Contemporary Works is the first exhibit at ASLD to feature the captivating but often underrepresented medium of encaustic artwork. Encaustic is a Greek word meaning, “to heat or burn in,” where hot beeswax and varnish are applied to a wood panel or canvas base and then layered and intermixed with colored waxes and paper materials. Heat is used throughout the process, with each layer getting reheated to fuse it with the previous layer, making encaustic works very complex with a certain depth and texture not typically seen with other, more common mediums.

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Anthrome: A Survey of Jason DeMarte’s Work

BMoCA at Macky

August 28 - November 18, 2018

Jason DeMarte, Fog of Tranquility, Photo Assemblage, Pigmented Ink Print, 2018

BMoCA at Macky is a series of exhibitions curated by BMoCA and presented in the Andrew J. Macky Gallery in the foyer of the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Andrew J. Macky Gallery
Intersection of 17th St. and University Av on the CU Campus
Boulder, CO 80309


Worlds Suspended in Reality

Caroline Douglas, Frank Sampson, and Patricia Bramsen

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

October 4, 2018 - January 20, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday October 4; 5:30pm member preview; 6:30-8:30pm public reception
  • Guest curated by Rebecca DiDomenico
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Patricia Bramsen, The Experience I Referred to Earlier (detail), 2000, Acrylic on canvas.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302


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
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm


Erik Smith: Ghosts


November 2 - 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 6pm
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.

7935 East 14th Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


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


Daisy Patton: This Is Not Goodbye

CU Art Museum on the University of Colorado Boulder Campus

July 18 - November 17, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, July 19, 6-8 pm
  • Curated by Sandra Q. Firmin
Daisy Patton, "Untitled (Of Hoston)", 90 x 135", Oil on Archival Print on Panel, 2018

In this series, Daisy Patton uses American postmortem photography as a substratum for her paintings. These photographs are intended to commemorate the deceased and offer solace to those grieving. In the photographs Patton selects, ornate funeral parlor interiors and elaborate trappings—floral arrangements, religious symbols and decorative rugs—overwhelm the presence of a body. Patton enlarges found black-and-white postmortem photographs taken in the late 19th through mid-20th century and lavishly paints over them. Her application of shocking colors and extensive patterning vivifies the photographs. Raised painted surfaces appeal to the sense of touch and feel experience. Vines and floral motifs emanate from and enter into the bodies, suggesting cyclic journeys. Faces, folded hands and other photographic passages untouched by Patton’s brush bring into relief the corpse and personalize our relationship with the dead.

Given the immersive scale of Patton’s tableaux, viewers participate as mourners, both for those who have died and for our own movement toward death. This Is Not Goodbye encourages bereavement rituals and supports a public discourse on how we approach loss in American society.

CU Art Museum
Visual Arts Complex
1085 18th St
Boulder, CO 80309


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.
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


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
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
Tue-Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 - 5:00pm



Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

September 20 - November 21, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20th from 4 to 7 pm
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Evidence: Summer Film Classes at DAVA

Evidence features artwork created by DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts) youth during special summer classes. Evidence opens to the public on Thursday, September 20th from 4 to 7 pm with film screenings, a giant dinosaur sculpture, and a “crime” scene investigation.

Inspired by paleontology, forensics and human life, DAVA students explored traces of life, from fossils to finger prints. Middle and high school Job Training students followed forensic evidence to reconstruct a body in sculpture and solve a “crime” by creating their own forensics lab. Younger students in the Open Studio recreated a Jurassic period diorama with a twelve-foot-long Diplodocus sculpture. This exhibit is part of our theme for 2018: Crosscurrents in the Arts and Sciences.

Computer Art Lab students used moving image to reveal social concerns during a collaboration between DAVA and the Colorado Film School. The resulting short films are included in this exhibit. They tell powerful stories using different formats: digital animation, stop motion, live action film and documentary. Film screenings will take place during the opening reception and throughout the duration of the show. All of DAVA’s exhibits are free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, or by appointment. For more information about the exhibits, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. For more information about our programs, visit or call 303-367-5886.

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
1405 Florence St
Aurora CO 80010
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm or by appointment



Christopher Russell: The Explorers

David B. Smith Gallery

October 12 - November 10, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 6 - 8pm
  • In the project room: Teeth and Consequence: A group exhibition featuring Dennis Cooper, M. Page Greene, Christopher Russell, sweaterqueens, and Bobbi Woods
Christopher Russell - The Explorers #20, 2018 pigment print scratched with razor, 36 x 54 in. 

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202


Sarah Clark, John Honer, and Livy Onalee

Edge Gallery

November 2 - 18, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 2nd from 5-10pm
Student Show Winner Livy Onalee: “Stone’s Throw Away in the Making of Progress”
is an immersive installation which questions our willingness to follow into
the unknown by role playing identity through systematized meditation processes.

Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 1-9pm, Sat:12-5pm


Aram Bartholl: Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Emmanuel Art Gallery

August 30 - November 17, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday August 30th from 6-9pm

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Aram Bartholl - Grounded with Phone - photo courtesy of Emmanual Gallery

Aram Bartholl’s installations are internationally known for examining how humans consume technology and media and how technology and media consumes humans. Like his previous works, Your Shopping Cart is Empty, will highlight the tensions between the physical and digital world. This show, however, pushes deep into issues of cyber-security, trust in software, and surveillance. Your Shopping Cart is Empty highlights the place where digital selves and physical selves intersect.

Traveling from Berlin, Bartholl will be building his exhibition on site at the Emmanuel Gallery. Visitors to the gallery can expect to feel exposed to the vulnerably that our digital lives create. The show greets visitors with motion security cameras that will follow their movements from ground up. The show opening on August 30th will also feature a chalk exhibition, highlighting the false sense of online security—and proving unique and secure passwords are everything but.

The Emmanuel Art Gallery, curated and run by CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media, is housed in Denver’s oldest standing religious structure (previously a church and a synagogue) the first building in Colorado on the national historic register. Located at the historic crossroads of the original pioneer downtown, it was a true melting pot of people coming from around the world to find their fortune and create new lives.

“The Emmanuel Art Gallery is a meaningful place to host Your Shopping Cart is Empty,” says gallery director, Jeff Lambson. “This show physically manifests the new-age problems of the digital world while being in a space of historical significance that has shifted in purpose and identity as generations have passed through its doors.”

Bartholl has exhibited worldwide, including at the Museum of Modern Art New York, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Palais de Toyko Paris, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Media City Biennale Seoul and Thailand Biennale.

Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Higher Education Center
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204



fooLPRoof contemporary art

September 7 – November 22, 2018

  • Opening Reception: First Friday September 7th from 7-9pm
  • In the Main Gallery: Charles Parson, Louis Recchia, Phil Bender, Zoa Ace, Jennifer Hope, Marston Jaquis, Ben Woodeson, David Lobdell, Tobias Flores, Caroline Peters, Coral Lambert, Laura Phelps Rogers, Cynthia Handel, Gayla Lemke, Robert Green, Isaac Sandoval, Eric Anderson, Ron and Sara Landucci, Vy Pham and Jean Smith
  • In the Community Gallery: Susan Berkley, Leah Diament, Andrea Gordon, Annette Coleman, Jill Renee Grant and Leslie Aguillard
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Please join fooLPRoof contemporary art and its exhibiting artists as we present our second exhibition and continue to try to crack the code for a new gallery model in the Denver urban core. Our newest exhibition includes an impressive Spellbound Fall line-up of over 25 exhibiting artists.

fooLPRoof contemporary art
3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO


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
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 



Goodwin Fine Art

November 9 - December 22, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9 from 6 - 9 pm
  • Gallery's Closing Group Exhibition
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
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5


Emilio Lobato Retro-Spectacle: 25 Years Of Paintings & Prints

William Havu Gallery

September 21 - November 10, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 21st from 6-9pm
Emilio Lobato - Polvo Astral (Stardust), 2018, Collage & Oil On Panel, 60" X 60"

Emilio Lobato Artist Statement:

In the fall of 1998 the William Havu Gallery opened with an inaugural show in the new space at 1040 Cherokee Street, the first space designed and conceived as a contemporary art gallery in Denver. That inaugural exhibition was a triad of solo shows titled, "Full Circle". I was very proud to be one of that trio. Twenty years later I am still proud to be represented by the William Havu Gallery. Over the past two decades the William Havu Gallery has given me ten solo shows and has included me in numerous group shows.

To celebrate this milestone we've selected works from my archive, some featured in that inaugural show. Additionally we've selected works from many of my subsequent exhibitions. For over 20 years I've explored many themes and ideas. A consistent intention has been my desire to examine an internal landscape. For practically my entire career I've been captivated with the "peaks and valleys" that constitute human emotion.

Congratulations, William Havu Gallery! With gratitude and affection. Full Circle indeed!

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204


Read more: Havu: Emilio Lobato Retro-Spectacle

“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
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


Kimberly Conrad: "The Sea Speaks"

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery

November 17 - 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th 2:30-6pm
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


Welded & Fabricated Poetry: The Artistic Life of Elizabeth Yanish Shwayder

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

August 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019

  • Co-curated by Hugh Grant, Kirkland Founding Director, and Christopher Herron, Deputy Curator
  • Catalog essay by Stan Cuba, Associate Consulting Curator, and foreword by Hugh Grant

Elizabeth Yanish Shwayder has created hundreds of sculptures and executed a number of public art commissions in the Rocky Mountain region. She came to Colorado in 1945. Her sculptures have been shown widely in galleries in the United States, England and Italy. In addition to creating artworks, she has been very active in the local art community, serving on the Mayor's Committee on Cultural Affairs [now the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs], the Denver Council on the Arts & Humanities [now Colorado Creative Industries] and the Board of Trustees of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
1201 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204


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