32nd Annual Holiday Exhibition

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery

November 1 - December 30, 2019

  • 1st Friday Art Walk: November 1 from 6-9pm
  • Sunday Brunch at the Art District on Santa Fe: November 24 from 11am-3pm
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The winter holidays will soon be upon us and the festivities will begin. Be prepared this season, if you aren't already, and finish your gift shopping now to avoid that last-minute hectic rush. Artists on Santa Fe Gallery + Studios has a huge variety of specialty handmade items that will be perfect for your family and friends. Stop in and have a leisurely look at our fantastic array of functional and decorative art.

We will be displaying paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, and sculpture. Join us during the week and on 1st and 3rd Fridays for fun evenings at our gallery. While you’re visiting us, explore two floors of studios inhabited by thirty artists working in a variety of media. Visit with the artists and see what's happening at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery.

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Mon-Fri: 10-5; Sat: 10-4
303.573.5903
http://www.artistsonsantafe.com

 

Colorado Abstract +10: A Survey

Arvada Center

September 12 - November 17, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday, September 12 from 6-9pm
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The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities open a collaborative exhibition titled Colorado Abstract +10: A History & A Survey at both locations to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the stunning book, Colorado Abstract: Paintings and Sculpture. Originally published in 2009 by Fresco Books with a foreword by Hugh Grant, notable art writers Michael Paglia and Mary Voelz Chandler highlight the history and continuing tradition of abstraction by artists in the state. The exhibition, Colorado Abstract +10: A History & A Survey, will be split with Kirkland Museum displaying works from the historical section of the book, and the Arvada Center presenting a contemporary survey of the work in the book as well as additional artists working in abstraction that have impacted Colorado’s art scene.

Colorado Abstract +10: A History will present two and three-dimensional artworks created by the artists featured in the historical section of the book, tracing the history and development of this artistic style in Colorado

Colorado Abstract +10: A Survey will be on view at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities September 12 - November 17, 2019 and will display the work of artists originally included in the publication and introduce additional artists working in abstraction that have madean impact on Colorado's art scene

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
720.898.7255
http://arvadacenter.org

 

Lim Ok-Sang

Art Students League of Denver

October 11 – November 29, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 11 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM
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Guest curated by local contemporary artist Sammy Lee, this exhibit features a collection of international works from acclaimed Korean artist, LIM Ok-sang, who critically engages folklore, the people and politics in his work.

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
303.778.6990
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
http://asld.org

 

Gretchen Marie Schaefer: Folding and Thrusting

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

October 3, 2019 - January 19, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30pm
  • Curated by Cortney Lane Stell
  • Aritst talk: Thursday, November 21st from 6:30-7:30pm: An interview between Exhibiting Artist Gretchen Marie Schaefer and contemporary landscape painter Beau Carey exploring Schaefer’s work, which combines geographic abstraction with notions of perception
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Folding and Thrusting is a solo exhibition of new work by Denver-based artist Gretchen Marie Schaefer. Rooted in geology, the exhibition features a large-scale dimensional painting and photographic works that combine geologic abstraction with notions of perception. This exhibition expands on her most recent body of work that, through challenging our relationship with the earth, delves into the implicit power dynamics embedded in common ways of seeing the world. By challenging these common assumptions, these sculptural paintings and photographs explore the nature of vision and the cultural frameworks that bolster world-views.

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

 

Read more: BMoCA: Gretchen Marie Schaefer

Karma & Faith

The Chancery Art Space

November 1, 2019 - February 7, 2020

  • Opening: Friday, November 1 from 5-8pm
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In this exhibition, Artists Karma Phuntsok and Faith Stone explore the traditions of Buddhist Tibetan thangka paintings through a Contemporary re-framing of this ancient art form. Karma layers his thangka paintings with influences from Aboriginal Australian artmakers. Faith's work is deeply rooted in a desire to preserve this beautiful and meaningful Tibetan cultural expression.

Come discover the long history of this artistic tradition with guests Curator Sarah Magnatta, Ph.D., and Artist Faith Stone who will be available to answer any questions you have about the history, philosophy, symbolism and meaning of these works.

We are blessed with such breathtaking works in our inaugural exhibition and invite you to join us to experience the joy and wisdom of these two incredible artists.

The Chancery Art Space
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80203
Monday - Friday 11am - 6:30pm
http://www.chanceryartspace.com 

 

Colorado Mosaic Artists: Origins

First Congregational Church (1128 Pine St. in Boulder)

October 4 - November 30, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 4th from 6-9pm
  • Over 70 mosaics from 20 CMA artists and an art piece from our guest Dianne Sonnenberg
  • Colorado Mosaic Artists (CMA), a non-profit organisation that unites mosaic artists and enthusiasts all over Colorado
  • http://www.coloradomosaicartists.org
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The theme for this show originated at a 2 day, intensive workshop given by guest artist, Dianne Sonnenberg, called “Concept to Completion,” said Vice President of CMA, Carrie Doman. “The focus of the weekend was learning how to process a vague concept and create a meaningful work of mosaic art. As the workshop came to a close Dianne challenged the artists to take the theme “Origins,” apply the concepts learned and create a personal work of art with each artist’s unique point of view. Many of the pieces in the show are the result of that challenge. We are so excited to include a piece by Dianne that was created for this exhibition. The show will include more than 70 mosaics, including wall art, 3-dimensional pieces, art created from found objects, and tiles, glass, beads, fabric, shells and rare stone.

 

Red Show

CORE New Art Space

November 15 - December 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 15th from 5-10pm
  • Juror: Michael Paglia
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Red has been used in art before language and history. It comes with infinite meaning, symbolism and psychology. Cultures have used red to dominate, empower, or strike fear yet it also has the power to seduce, warn, celebrate, embarrass, and ignite. This Open Call show invited all artists in all mediums to express what red means to them.

Juror, Michael Paglia, art historian and weekly column writer for Westword has written essays on the visual arts and published in Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine, among others. He periodically teaches art history at the University of Colorado Denver.

Core New Art Space
6851 W. Colfax Ave. (inside Pasternack’s Art Hub)
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.297.8428
Friday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
http://www.CoreArtSpace.com

 

La Frontera de Cristal (The Crystal Frontier)

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

October 11 - November 23, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, October 11 (6-9 pm)
  • Featuring Griselda San Martin, Tom Kiefer, and Elliot Ross
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Photo by Griselda San Martin from her series The Wall

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents La Frontera de Cristal (The Crystal Frontier) an exhibit highlighting three contemporary photographers’ views of the border separating Mexico and the United States.

In her series The Wall, Griselda San Martin documents Friendship Park, a stretch of the border where families meet to share intimate moments through the fence that separates them. Tom Kiefer's current project, El Sueño Americano – The American Dream, features the personal effects and belongings of people apprehended in the desert by U.S. Border Patrol agents. Elliot Ross documents his five-month journey in 2017 with writer Genevieve Allison along the entire length of the 2,000-mile border. Through portraiture and topographical studies of infrastructure imposed on the landscape, American Backyard looks at the reality of American lives on the border.

Named after Carlos Fuentes' 1995 novel, La Frontera de Cristal invites us to look beyond the political rhetoric surrounding the immigration debate and consider fresh perspectives on the landscapes and people that exist in the shadow of the wall.

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

 

Instructor Showcase

Curtis Center for the Arts

November 2 - December 28, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Instructor Showcase will feature works from instructors currently teaching classes at the Curtis Center for the Arts in a wide variety of mediums and styles. This exhibit will also display smaller works form the artists that will be priced for the holidays.

Curtis Center for the Arts
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30; Saturdays - 10am - 4pm
http://www.greenwoodvillage.com/curtis

 

Fall 2019 MSU Denver BFA Thesis Exhibition

Center for Visual Art

November 1 - 30, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, November 1 from 6-8 pm
msubfaThe Fall 2019 MSU Denver BFA Thesis Exhibition marks the culmination of MSU Denver studio art and communication design students’ education. Graduating students will present their thesis work across one exhibition opening November 1 on view through November 30, 2019.

MSU Denver’s BFA Thesis exhibitions are held bi-annually at the Center for Visual Art located in the heart of Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe Drive offering students valuable exposure to the broader local arts community. These dynamic exhibitions offer a chance to see some of MSU Denver's best and brightest emerging art and design talent.

The exhibition features the work of 21 artists and designers including: Monique Archuleta, Alexandra Dirksen, Annamarie Dunn, Erin Graboski, Visi Herman, Bradley Kramer, Julie Le, Amber Likun Song, Benjamin Myklebust, Margaret Pollock, Cheyne Potter, Jesse Pudillo-Davila, Sean Reifman, Grace Rink, Helen Rivera, Krystle Ruiz, Kristin Smith, Shaina Smith, Megan Stevens, Hans Wendlant and Jasmine Wynter

MSU Denver BFA graduates explore a variety of social issues in their exhibition including themes around identity, addiction and social interaction. Visitors are invited to interact with select installations and explore their understanding of current issues through work created in diverse media including ceramics, communication design, painting, photography and sculpture.

The Center for Visual Art is a division of the MSU Denver Art Department which is dedicated to providing students an unparalleled urban learning environment and a strong sense of community within the local art scene. In addition to hosting the BFA Thesis exhibitions, the Center for Visual Art contributes to MSU Denver’s status as a higher education art program in Colorado that maintains accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Learn More

Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State University of Denver
965 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.294.5207
Tue-Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
http://www.metrostateCVA.org

 

Grounded

The Dairy Arts Center

October 18 - December 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 18 at 5pm
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Land affects all of us. From the moment we take our first steps to the realization that the land we walk on may not actually belong to us, the place where we settle, grow, and become who we are shapes us in unexpected and often unbelievable ways.

Artists, in particular, have always been drawn to the grandeur of the land and have been able to interpret and scrutinize it with honed detail in many different forms. Some artists connect to the earth through physical touch and interaction, performing on top or within a landscape, while even more artists use traditional methods of creation to process the landscape that surrounds them. With Grounded, the Dairy Art Center focuses on three distinct approaches to artists reacting to their landscape.

In the MacMillan Family Lobby extended through the Hand/Rudy Gallery is artist Sonja Hinrichsen. Presented primarily through photographic documentation, Hinrichsen’s ephemeral Snow Drawings “accentuate natural features and emphasize the sublime beauty” hidden beneath the freshly fallen snow of the sites she chooses or is invited to work with. Often collaborating with a large group of public volunteers, Hinrichsen guides groups in the creation of snow drawings, created through walking looping paths with snowshoes in fields of snow or on frozen lakes.

In the Hand/Rudy Gallery, Hinrichsen traces the looping, man-made lines from her various snow drawings over the years. Through a series of performances, Hinrichsen traces images of the projected landscape, while documenting the performance. Building upon each performance she projects the documentation and traces the relief on top of the evidence of the prior. The layered work that is left within the gallery space is an artifact of observation, physical connection to the land, and feels topographical in nature.

The Polly Addison Gallery takes a different approach to landscape with the hard-edged fiber abstractions of Idaho-based artist Kathleen Probst. Her works are interested in pairing down a composition to the most essential elements, showcasing the artist’s intricate quilting technique and hand-dyed fabric. With forms reminiscent of icebergs, jutting mountain peaks, and folded origami sculpture, Probst subverts these sharp, powerful objects in a softened, welcoming way through her use of color and material.

ReCalling Re/Call in the McMahon Gallery, guest curated by Louise Martorano, Executive Director of Redline Contemporary Art Center in Denver, invites six artists to reflect on their own work in connection to the land. Created almost a year ago, Re/Call, created by Martorano and Mary Caulkins, asked a group of artists to lead the public through a weekend of performance, interactive sculpture, discussion, and reflection within the sprawling landscape of Fairplay, CO.

This exhibition invites a selection of these artists back into a gallery space to present similar works for a different audience. Artists of the bARTer Collective ask us all to publically consider and share our personal relationship to the land, while artist Eileen Roscina Richardson utilizes natural materials found in her personal landscape to create kaleidoscopic sculpture paired with closely observed illustrations. Artist Gregg Deal collaborates with his daughter to create Invisible Loss Movement, a performance work that eliminates all color, flair, and music from a tribal powwow, only leaving behind a black, silent placeholder for the audience that is invited to watch. Climate research scientist Tyler Jones, asks his viewers to consider the sound of climate change through various one-on-one interviews that he presents via sound and video installation.

Grounded will open on October 18th, starting at 5:00 pm. At 5:30 pm a brief introduction and discussion of the works on view will be made. At 6:00 pm the second of three performances by exhibiting artist Sonja Hinrichsen will begin. The reception is an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists and curators. Live music, light fare for attendees, plus drinks available for purchase. All receptions are free and open to the public.

Artist Sonja Hinrichsen will be hosting a series of three public performances as part of her exhibition. Please join us Thursday, October 17th, Friday, October 18th, and Saturday, October 19th at 6:00pm for her performances.

Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St
Boulder, CO. 80302
http://thedairy.org

 

Eyes On: Jonathan Saiz

Denver Art Museum - Hamilton Building (Level 4)

May 12 - November 17, 2019

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Jonathan Saiz, Study for Utopia, 2018. Mixed media
Courtesy of the artist and K Contemporary Gallery, Photo by Wes Magyar. © Jonathan Saiz

Jonathan Saiz’s installation #WhatisUtopia is comprised of a column covered with 10,000 tiny drawings, paintings, and sculptures. By definition, utopia is “an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.” The artist employs social media to spark conversation and document responses about our ability to re-envision and embody a modern utopia. More than 10,000 artworks were made to be given away after the end of the exhibition.

Consider Jonathan Saiz's invitation to join his dialogue about utopia. Engage through Instagram at @utopia_is_free with the hashtag #WhatisUtopia or #JonathanSaizatDAM.

Details about the giveaway will be posted beginning October 2019. To receive email notification, register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

Trine Bumiller: This Land

Western History Art Gallery at the Denver Central Library (5th Floor)

September 8 - December 12, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Sunday September 8th from 2-4pm
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This Land is the title of the popular song by Woody Guthrie. In it he sings of the incredibly beautiful American landscape repeating that it is land that belongs to us. The original song (including two verses often left out) was considered a protest song against the vast income inequalities that exist in the United States, and against the sufferings of millions during the Great Depression. It seems appropriate to address this with paintings about national parks in a federally owned building. Both are public spaces, both are places that everyone can access and appreciate.

The exhibition includes paintings from several different series, all of which include some direct reference to public lands of the United States. Rocky Mountain National Park, where I was an artist in residence, is represented by many of the100 Paintings for100 Years series, completed during the centennial of the park. A Denali National Park residency appears in the form of several multi-paneled paintings, abstract renditions of facets of the Alaska landscape. Preparatory sketches reveal the process behind the paintings.

To paint a place is to know it and in these paintings, I have tried to depict not just the factual aspects of a landscape but the myriad details and moments that make up one’s personal experience of a place. From reflections in water, to light through branches, to textures of a rock, the paint, applied in many transparent layers, delves into a world beyond what is seen. A memory of the place, as a sensory impression, becomes the historical record. The many paths taken to absorb the different biospheres become evident in the use of multiple panels and seemingly endless repetitions, alluding to the passage of time and the span of distance and area.

To record a place is to commit it to more than memory but to also mark its existence. In this time of diminishing resources and natural spaces, the making of the paintings becomes a ritual, or a prayer, and the outcome becomes both a record of, and an anthem to the environment. That this environment is ours to appreciate, use and learn from, is a parallel to the library itself, a place of public domain, where people come to gain knowledge about worlds beyond their own.  -Trine Bumiller, September 2019

Western History Gallery
Denver Public Library, Central Branch (5th Floor)
10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
Mon and Tues: 10am - 8pm
Wed to Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun: 1-5pm
http://denverlibrary.org

 

Gayla Lemke : The Beat Goes On

Mala Setaram-Wolfe : Mending Revisited

Edge Gallery

November 15 - December 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 15th from 6-10pm
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Gayla Lemke: Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies, ceramic/mixed, 24 1/2” ht (left)
Oh Monday, Monday, How Could You Leave...?, ceramic/mixed, 28” ht (right)

Gayla Lemke : The Beat Goes On...

This body of work is mostly about color and shape...and the rhythm of our existence. The work, which includes ceramic sculpture and woodblock prints, was influenced by music and art from the 1960’s.

Mala Setaram-Wolfe : Mending Revisited (with guest artists)

Mending Revisited is an exhibition conceived by a collection of past and present Edge members. The concept for the show was based on the idea of mending as the restoration of wholeness from insignificant fragments.

Works from Wendy Clough, Carrie Fox, Sara-Lou Klein, Jennifer Pettus, Wynne Reynolds, Mala Setaram-Wolfe, Janine Thornton and Gail Wagner.

Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

Oliver Herring: 31 Days

Emmanuel Art Gallery

September 18 - December 14, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Wednesday September 18 from 5-8pm
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The internationally acclaimed artist, Oliver Herring, has produced the work for the exhibition 31 Days over the finite course of a 31 day residency at the Emmanuel Art Gallery.

The exhibition features two new major performative and sculptural works which explore a dialogue of collaboration, inclusiveness, and community. The works, created in partnership with students and the Denver community, draw inspiration from organic relationships and the cultural environment Herring experienced during his residency.

Emmanuel Art Gallery
at the University of Colorado, Denver
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204
303.556.8337
Tue-Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
http://www.emmanuelgallery.org

 

Beat Clack Snap

fooLPRoof contemporary art

October 4 - November 16, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 4th from 7:30-10pm
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photomontage: Laura Phelps Rogers / fooLPRoof contemporary art

Beat Clack Snap explores the speed at which things are moving and volume of information we are required to sort and gather. The clatter and surveillance set amongst the hustle and bustle of time, travel and technology. Art can serve as respite thru artists ability to transport us into another world through their interpretation, examination, or showing us respite from the beat clack and snap of life.

The exhibition features well known and emerging local artists as well as national and international artists – list available upon request.

Other things to do while at the party: check one or all three of the #crushwalls projects the gallery director was invited to completed for this year’s Crushwalls event. New changeable art billboard on south front exterior of gallery, rear exterior 65” wall visible from gallery going to alley and the rear alley facing wall – or - Sign up for the Denver Arts Week Mosaic workshop with Jean Smith Nov. 7th or a Crushwalls Tour later Nov. 7th at 4 p.m.

fooLPRoof contemporary art
3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO
303.641.3472
http://www.foolproofcontemporaryart.com

 

Jivan Lee: Monument

William Havu Gallery

November 15, 2019 - January 11, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 15th 6-9 Pm
  • Introducing: Cheryl Ann Thomas
  • On The Mezzanine: James Cook
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Jivan Lee, Monument #5 - Sunrise Spectrum, Oil On Linen, 68 X 50 Inches

Jivan Lee is an oil painter based in Taos, NM. He grew up in Woodstock, NY and studied painting at Bard College. His work explores the nature of paint as raw material, creator of image, and catalyst for emotional response, and is increasingly addressing the complexities of how humans see and shape their environment.

His paintings are rhythmic, colorful, textural responses to the Western landscape in its many forms, from untrammeled wild lands to urban machinery to iconic chapels. They've been exhibited nationally at museums and educational institutions and covered in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Art Business News, and Plein Air Magazine among others. In addition to painting as much as time allows, Jivan occasionally teaches and continues work with his Project for Art and the Environment.

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

 

Colorado Abstract +10: A History

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

September 6, 2019 - January 12, 2020

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The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities open a collaborative exhibition titled Colorado Abstract +10: A History & A Survey at both locations to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the stunning book, Colorado Abstract: Paintings and Sculpture. Originally published in 2009 by Fresco Books with a foreword by Hugh Grant, notable art writers Michael Paglia and Mary Voelz Chandler highlight the history and continuing tradition of abstraction by artists in the state. The exhibition, Colorado Abstract +10: A History & A Survey, will be split with Kirkland Museum displaying works from the historical section of the book, and the Arvada Center presenting a contemporary survey of the work in the book as well as additional artists working in abstraction that have impacted Colorado’s art scene.

Colorado Abstract +10: A History will present two and three-dimensional artworks created by the artists featured in the historical section of the book, tracing the history and development of this artistic style in Colorado

Colorado Abstract +10: A Survey will be on view at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities September 12 - November 17, 2019 and will display the work of artists originally included in the publication and introduce additional artists working in abstraction that have madean impact on Colorado's art scene

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
1201 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
303.832.8576
http://www.kirklandmuseum.org 

 

Beasts of Burden: New Paintings by bunny M

Leon Gallery

October 26 – December 21, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 26th from 7pm - 11pm
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Leon is proud to announce the largest solo show to date in Denver of the works of bunny M. beasts of burden is the culmination of a three year period of study from the prolific fine artist, painter, and vandal, who rarely exhibits in the gallery setting.
 
buny M Artist Statement:

Elemental, archetypal, and numinous, these paintings emerge from the subconscious realm of duality. M considers them to be animistic entities, desirous of interaction with you. They are drawn to our plane to surprise, enchant, and ultimately, uplift.

bunny M is a fine artist, painter, and vandal born in the streets of New York City in 2008. An enduring figure in the underground urban art world, M’s intricately hand-painted works have been discoverable for a decade in NYC, Denver, San Francisco, New Orleans, Paris, and London to name a few. The scope of creation includes murals, wheatpastes, along with studio work on paper, wood, and reclaimed materials.

Instagram: http://instagram.com/thebunnyM
Website: http://www.bunnym.com

Leon
1112 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
303.832.1599
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10-6pm; Saturday + Sunday: 12-5pm
http://www.leongallery.com

 

Annual Winter Group Show

Featuring work by: Julie Anderson, Fawn Atencio, April Cannon, Amelia Caruso, Chris DeKnikker, Sophia Dixon Dillo, Kim Harrell, Rian Kerrane, Lynda Ladwig, Katharine McGuinness, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Charles Parson, Sharon Strasburg, Tommy White, Pamela Webb & Mai Wyn Schantz

Mai Wyn Fine Art

November 15 - December 31, 2019

  • Third Friday Opening Reception: Friday, November 15th, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Holiday Open House & Fundraiser for The Gathering Place: Saturday, November 23rd, 11am-5pm
  • Art of Brunch: Sunday, November 24th, 11am-3pm
  • First Friday Gallery Walk: Friday, December 6th, 5-10pm
  • Third Friday: December 20th, 5:30-8:30
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Full Surrender by Tommy White. Acrylic & graphite on panel, 44in x 66in

Please join us for our Annual Winter Group Show featuring work by all our gallery artists. The expansive show encompasses the entire exhibition space and includes a “small works showcase” just in time for holiday gift-giving. Meet the artists at the Third Friday Opening Reception on Friday, November 15th from 5:30 - 8:30pm.

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

 

Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation

Teressa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Flora

Stacey Steers: Edge of Alchemy

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

September 20, 2019 - April 5, 2020

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Francesca Woodman - detail of Untitled photograph, circa 1978

These three distinct exhibitions will each shed light on different generations of women artists. The Francesca Woodman exhibition presents the artist, who was raised in Boulder, coming into her creative voice and developing her singular approach to photography at a notably young age. Flora tells the story from two perspectives of the artist Flora Mayo, originally from Denver, whose work from the 1920’s had been a footnote in art history until Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler began researching her life. And, Boulder-based filmmaker Stacey Steers’ Edge of Alchemy reimagines two silent-film era actors as creative alchemists who toy with Victorian scientific instruments, flora, and fauna.

These exhibitions offer poignant and humanizing portraits of artists both well-known and under-recognized. Visitors will encounter riveting stories and unusual and striking imagery in these three varied and thought-provoking presentations.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7554
http://mcadenver.org

 

Colorado Local

Millers & Rossi

October 25 - December 1, 2019

  • First Friday Artist Reception: November 1st 6-9pm
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Our intent at Millers & Rossi is to showcase art which helps us feel connected to our humanity in an ever more urban and digital world. The spaces we live in and the ways we interact are evolving and influencing our mindset in ways we might not even realize. Millers & Rossi seeks to represent artists who explore the convergence of personal perspective and our collective experience of this evolving society. We believe that art remains critical to exploring our spectrum of emotion, connection with history, culture, familiar objects, places, the natural world, the present, and each other. Our space aims to welcome and embrace the artists that look these issues in the eye.

We asked local artists to submit their artwork if the above statement spoke to them. Out of over 200 art submissions, this exhibition is the result. Please, enjoy our sampling of the diverse talent and perspective from within the front range.

Artists: Behnaz Ahmadian, Baltazar Alvarado, Heather Booghier, Ginger Bowen, Earl Chuvarsky, Benjamin Clemens, Rick Dallago, Cat Davis, Jessica Day, Annie Decamp, Alyse Dietel, Naomi Edelberg, Aimee Fink, Sandy Friedman, Karen Kaiser, Tyler Knapp, Monika Lemmon, Amy Lummus, Magical Trash Mountain, Emmanual Manolukas, Noelle Miller, Nicole Morrish, James Overstreet, Sarah Palmeri, Elizabeth Peck, Michael Phippen, Annie Pieper, Elissa Quist, Joy Redstone, Paige Scheuermann, Hana Shoup, Jaqueline Schuler, Jeanne Takada, Ayla Thayer, Lynda Tygart, Becca Waugh, Brenda Wyman

Millers & Rossi
3542 Walnut St
Denver CO 80205

 

Sandra Chevrier: "Cages and the Fallen Flags"

Mirus Gallery

October 18 - December 21, 2019

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Mirus Gallery Denver ​is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Sandra Chevrier, Cages and the Fallen Flags. Opening reception will be Friday, October 18th from 7-10 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through December 21, 2019. The artist will be in attendance.

Sandra Chevrier is a canadian contemporary / pop urban artist, known for her captivating portraits of women from The Cages series. Born in 1983, Chevrier got her Bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts from UQAM – L’Université du Québec à Montréal. As a self-taught artist, Sandra Chevrier first fell in love with art as a kid, to her; Art rapidly became a language on its own. At first, she drew sketches of eyes, all the time. This initial obsession is highly visible in her present work. Sandra likes to describe herself as a “gaze collector” and her work; a dichotomy or a dance between power and fragility, freedom and captivity, the poison and the cure. Her work is exhibited internationally and her artworks are now in the collections of art collectors all over the world.

Mirus Gallery
1144 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
303.910.4005
Open Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm or by appointment
http://www.mirusgallery.com 

 

Natura Obscura, an Immersive Arts Experience

Museum of Outdoor Arts

January 11 - extended through April 28 extended through September 29 now being extended one final time to December 29, 2019

  • An immersive arts experience featuring more than 30 Colorado-based artists and creatives
  • Due to popular demand, extended yet again to December 29! Since opening on January 11, more visitors have come to MOA's indoor gallery than in all of 2018
  • A time slot reservation ticket is required to enter. Tickets are still available for purchase online. Weekends sell out quickly, so don't delay in getting your tickets!
Natura Obscura Logo PurpleNatura Obscura begs the question, “What’s your nature?,” inviting the public to step into a self-guided exploration through a surrealist, dreamlike forest that combines art, sculpture, and the latest in virtual, augmented and digital technologies.

MOA and Prismajic designed and produced the installation, collaborating with well-known Colorado artists and 10 intern emerging artists from MOA’s Design and Build education program. Natura Obscura features installations by local artists Chris Bagley, Nicole Banowetz, Tiffany Matheson, Travis Powell, Scott Soffa and Ian Wagner. In addition, Grammy award-winning recording engineer, Mickey Houlihan, along with MOA, produced a custom cloud chamber environment in MOA’s Sound Gallery as part of the immersive experience.

“For more than 35 years, MOA has curated a variety of immersive experiences. Natura Obscura is the most innovative indoor environment MOA has produced to date. We anticipate thousands of people will engage with our space in a unique way over the duration of the installation,” said Cynthia Madden Leitner, MOA president. “We encourage people to wander among the surrealist forest where they will encounter fantastical woodland creatures and hopefully leave with a feeling of inspiration and excitement.”

The exhibition will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets will be honored until one hour before the closing time to provide enough time to experience the installation. Tickets range in price from $10 to $20 based on day of the week and time of purchase. To purchase online tickets, please visit http://www.naturaobscura.org. Free SCFD days will take place on the first Tuesday of February, March and April. 

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 outdoor 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 www.moaonline.org or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram (@OutdoorArts) or Twitter (@OutdoorArts).

About Prismajic

Founded and run by Eric Jaenike and Jennifer Mosquera, Prismajic creates immersive arts experiences that combine physical art installations along with the latest in digital technologies. For more than five years, the company worked in the corporate event market as Artistry Events & Design, building and creating for clients, including Microsoft, The Ritz Carlton and JP Morgan Chase. The same team is leveraging their experience to create cutting-edge art for the public with Natura Obscura. Prismajic is currently seeking partners and supporters for a large immersive space of their own. Learn more at www.prismajic.com.

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

 

Monumental: Temporary Monuments to Denver

14th Street between Champa and Stout Streets in Denver (located at the plaza in front of Understudy)

  • Nikki Pike: July 12 – September 11, 2019
  • Noah Manos: September 27 – November 29, 2019
  • Jaime Carrejo: December 6, 2019 – January 31, 2020
  • Coproduced by Black Cube and the Denver Theatre District, with artworks curated by Black Cube
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A rotating, outdoor public artwork comprised of temporary monuments to the city of Denver by local artists. The project features three separate artworks by Nikki Pike, Noah Manos, and Jaime Carrejo. Located outside of the Colorado Convention Center, each artwork is sited atop a large-scale monument base custom-made for the project. These rotating works are intended to stoke a wider public conversation on who is represented in monuments, Denver’s identity, and the role monuments play in this dialogue from the perspective of artists living and working in Denver.

Also on display: Monument for the 308
Opening Early September 2019 at the Denver Central Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy in Denver

308Monument for the 308 is a monumental sculpture by German artist Andrea Greiner that resembles a dinosaur in a natural history museum. However, the animal depicted is a common broiler chicken of the type ROSS 308 and is not extinct like its prehistoric ancestor, the Archaeopteryx. Today, these chickens are bred in staggering numbers with an anatomy manipulated to serve human meat consumption. Monument for the 308 acknowledges the reciprocal dependency between this animal and humans.

 

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