Diverging Paths with Samantha Manion and Brigitte Thompson

Art Gym Denver

January 23 - February 14, 2020

  • Artist Talk: Thursday, January 30 at 6PM; Samantha Manion and Brigitte Thompson will be discussing their work and their process
3bacdb5b diverging paths fb postArt Gym Gallery is very excited to announce Diverging Paths, this year’s Create Award residency exhibition. Diverging Paths combines the work of Samantha Manion and Brigitte Thompson, demonstrating the ways in which their art practice has evolved through the Create Award. Both artists proposed projects about their identity, but through the residency, they each developed and discovered new directions of their artistic practice. Join us for an opening reception on January 23 from 5-8PM.

In Diverging Paths, UCD alumnus Samantha Manion combines painting and quilting to create set-like installations. Her work is focused on inherited family tradition, utilizing lessons taught to her by her mother to draw meaning in her practice. In her artist statement for the exhibition, Manion explains “My great Grandma Concha made abstract artwork decades before the Modernists. She sewed blankets and quilts exclusively from found materials (scraps). Her patterns varied from tight and controlled to organic shapes that she had pieced together. These quilts were the first abstracts I ever studied. My hands would smooth out over the quilt feeling the wrinkles in the lace, velvet, and sequined fabric. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized these were no longer just functional objects, but instead an entity with sensuous form and no fear of color…I was taught by my mother to quilt and she was taught by her mother.”

For the Create Award, Brigitte Thompson, an alumnus of MSU, developed her series Primary. With a plan to explore race and identity, Thompson continued to experiment with her artistic practice throughout the 6-month residency. Through this experimentation, she discovered the need to build on previously learned skills. She explains in her artist statement, “Having focused on identity to fuel many creative endeavors in the past, in Primary, the artist chose to make a body of work that diverted from her usual subject matter to tackle something that would assist her in better expressing herself in future artistic projects. What results is a series that is more about practice, and less about theory.” The work she is exhibiting in Diverging Paths is the evidence of this diversion; a series of paintings exploring the possibilities of magenta, cyan and yellow.

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

 

528.0: Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibition

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

January 16 – March 29, 2020

  • Print Madness: Saturday, March 21 from 12 - 4 pm; Free admission
  • Join us for on-site print demonstrations highlighting some of the most common printmaking processes, print workshops, family-friendly activities, meet the artists, and “words by the jurors” for the closing reception of the exhibitions
  • This event is free - but an RSVP is recommended
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The 528.0 Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibition was open to artists residing within a 528.0-mile radius of Denver, Colorado. The number 528.0 refers to Denver’s altitude and status as the Mile High City (5,280 feet). The call for entry garnered 422 entries from cities across the region. Jurors Brandon Gunn (Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, NM), Karen Kunc (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and Collin Parson (Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO) selected 76 works to celebrate the expansive diversity of contemporary printmaking found within this western region. This exhibition is in partnership with the Invisible Museum and in conjunction with Denver’s Month Of Printmaking (March 2020).

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

 

4th Annual “No Show”

Bitfactory Gallery

January 17 - March 12, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 17, 2020 6-9pm
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Bill Thomson of Bitfactory Gallery has curated a show featuring his own favorite artists, the 4th Annual “No Show” exhibiting Colorado-based creatives whose work he enjoys and admires. Visitors will be treated to some larger works that, due to their size are difficult show elsewhere. Some of the artists have shown at the gallery in the past or are slated for future shows. The artists and their work have been well-received and representing diverse mediums and concepts.

The featured artists include: Brenda LaBier, Art by 13, Jennifer Bobola, Vincent Cheap, Jason Cope, Bruno D'Anna, Dan Drossman, David Eichler, Tadashi Hayakawa, Dante Heks, Ari Kipnis, A.L. Lummus, Tommy Nahulu, Tuke One, Jeremy Patlen, Kirah Perle, Gracey Ripa, Mark Risius, Raphael Sanchez, Ira Sherman, W. Max Thomason, Michelle Tomes, Louis Trujillo, Jeff Velarde, and Lea Wagner.

Bitfactory Gallery
851 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.862.9367
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11-3pm

 

Maryanne Quinn

Boulder JCC

December 5, 2019 - February 20, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday December 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm reception with with refreshments and live music by Ethan Mindlin Jones; 6:30 pm conversation with the artist
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Maryanne Quinn is a Boulder-based textile artist whose hand-felted paintings exploit a sense of childhood wonder. Bringing textile to life through bold colors and patterns, Quinn builds imagined landscapes and expressive compositions from layers of naturally-dyed Merino wool cut, shaped, and then laboriously felted. Using her hands, she manipulates and massages the fibers, fusing the individual layers into tight units of her own musing.

Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Avenue
Boulder, CO

 

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 

 

Women’s Caucus for Art (WCACO) 30 Year Celebration

Core New Art Space

January 24 – February 9, 2020

  • Artist Opening Reception: Friday January 24, 6 - 10pm
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Founded in 1972 in NYC, we invite multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, gallery and museum professionals. Focusing on the enormous contributions of women and people of color throughout the history of art and in the visual arts professions today, we have established a national network through research, exhibitions, conferences, and honor awards for achievement.

Creating community through art, education, social activism and support of women artists, through leadership and exhibition opportunities, we currently have over 50 active members supporting each other’s artistic careers. Having done 45 shows at a variety of venues, we return to our original venue of Core Gallery, visually illustrating issues of importance concerning women in all walks of life and continue to represent women’s issues for years to come. For more information, visit our website: www.wcaco.org

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

 

The Subjective Lens: Through the Eyes of Veterans

Featuring: Tom Arnold, Michael Ciavatta, Hank Fanelli, Raymond McCoy, Marie Miller, Yvens Alex Saintil, Adrienne Sommers, Carl Steitz, Tony Taylor, Cypriane Williams

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

January 10 - February 15, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11 from 5-8pm
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Raymond McCoy - Forced Resting

The Subjective Lens – Through the Eyes of Veterans features a compelling collection of fine art photography created by 10 Denver-area artists who have served in the U.S. military. This unique exhibition is the culmination of CPAC’s Veterans Workshop Series, a five-month program of advanced photography courses provided to participants free of charge. Each project is intensely personal, reflecting each artist’s inspirations, life experiences, creativity and point of view.

More information: https://cpacphoto.org/subjective-lens/ 

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

 

MTNS

Curtis Center for the Arts

January 11 - February 22, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11, 6-8pm
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"The mountains are calling and I must go" is a common battle cry in Colorado. The mountains inspire us all to explore the beauty of our state. The Curtis Center for the Arts is proud to present MTNS, a look at how the mountains inspire twelve Colorado based artists. Artists include: Leslie Jorgensen, Beau Carey, George Kozmon, Elaine Coombs, Pat Finley, Eden Kiel, Angela Bely, Jeff Aeling, Fawn Atencio, Chuck Parson, David Shingler and Ulrich Gleiter.

Special thanks to the following galleries; Walker Fine Art, Visions West Contemporary, William Havu Gallery, Mai Wyn Fine Art, Abend Gallery, Gallery 1261 and Michael Warren Contemporary

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

 

Beyond Botanical: A Community Exhibition

Edge Gallery

January 24 - February 8, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 24th from 6-10pm
  • Featuring artists from the surrounding community, in an exhibition of boundary pushing & experimental artworks which incorporate, or are related to botanical subject matter
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Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

I Cannot Heave My Heart Into My Mouth

CU Denver Faculty Exhibit

Emmanuel Art Gallery

January 23 - February 19, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 23 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Michael Brohman, Borders, 2017–2020

Art is a language. Ideas, revelations, emotions, and worlds are shared through the various expressions of Art. CU Denver’s accomplished faculty from the College of Arts & Media embody these expressions through their vast and varied mediums. Sculpture, commentary, photography, sonic art, writing, painting, film, design, and more from a community of Denver’s premier artists and practitioners are on display at the Emmanuel Gallery’s faculty exhibition, I Cannot Heave My Heart Into My Mouth.

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

 

Annual BYOB Show

Kanon Collective

January 10 - 26, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-10 pm
  • Artists' Reception: Friday, January 24, 6-10 pm
byobPlease join us for our annual BYOB Show, an invitational show where each Kanon member invites another local artist to show with them. Our guest artists include: Elizabeth Mahler Licence, Trish Morris, Kenny Delanoy, Mary Kitsmiller, Bonnie Morehead, Robert Williams, and Lori Matinna. The show includes everything from painting and photography to fabric arts and ceramics.

In addition to our guest artists, we would also like to welcome Melissa Shawnee and Adrienne Sommers, our two newest members. We are so happy they have joined our little art family.

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

 

Joellyn T. Duesberry: A Painter's Path

Lone Tree Arts Center

January 18 - March 29, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Saturday January 18 from 6-7:30pm
  • Curated by Brenda LaBier, Director, Estate and Gift Planning for the Joellyn T. Duesberry Collection
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Joellyn T. Duesberry - Seal Cove Pond, Marsh Maples, ME, 2014 - oil on linen - 40 x 60"
Courtesy of Dr. Herman at Creekview Dental

Joellyn T. Duesberry’s long and distinguished painting career took her around the world. Inviting the viewer along her journey, A Painter's Path offers a grand overview of Duesberry’s prolific output traveling the hemispheres and exploring rural planes, exotic land, rock, and water forms. Her landscapes reveal the subjects that continually inspired her to revisit them on the canvas and in person.

Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons Street
Lone Tree Co, 80124
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm and prior to scheduled performances

 

Read more: Lone Tree Arts Center: Joellyn Duesberry: A Painter's Path

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

 

Dearly Disillusioned

Featuring: Birdseed Collective, Hardly Soft, Odessa and Pink Progression

McNichols Civic Center Building, Third Floor

January 18 - April 5, 2020

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Dearly Disillusioned is a boundary-pushing exhibit coinciding with the centennial of women's suffrage and the fourth annual Womxn's March. Four local art collectives, Birdseed Collective, Hardly Soft, Odessa and Pink Progression, come together with unique and compelling perspectives on gender identity, protest, and equality. Curators and artists collaborate to explore new intersections of historical and contemporary narratives that inspire change in our community.

Reminiscing Declarations, a collaborative installation by Birdseed Collective artists Meredith Feniak, Karma Leigh and Kaitlyn Tucek, considers the visions of the suffragettes and the current state of women’s equality. Artists illuminate the stories of the disadvantaged and marginalized while intentionally pointing to the patriarchy as it continues to use its power to limit the voices of the feminine proletariat. Guests are encouraged to take a memorandum as they experience the work. Reminiscing Declarations is curated by Moe Gram.

In Trusting only Ourselves, Hardly Soft deliberates the effects of living in chaos for more than 1,000 days, noting the way the sense of urgency has adapted with time’s intervention and how the friction and force create an invisible weight. In conversation are works by artists Masha Sha and Tomas Díaz Cedeño, two minds that probe the limits between object-driven and process-driven studio investigations.

Odessa presents In the Making, an exhibition that challenges assumptions of HOW and WHY women make. Understanding that often women are asked to create work about, in-line with, or suggesting their femininity, this exhibition brings together our favorite female artists whose practice expands beyond these topics with bold, innovative ways of making and inspiring dialogue. Participating artists include Sierra Montoya Barela, Laura Dreyer, Talya Feldman, Shavana Smiley, Lindsay Smith Gustave and Hanna Waters.

Pink Progression: Coalesce incorporates a fusion of narratives through collaborative artwork. This collective process utilizes the power of networks to inspire social change, influenced by over a century of suffrage movements. Themes of inclusivity, equality and gender identity are woven into mixed media approaches. These multidimensional works emphasize the collective issues that confront us and the transformational ways we can find common ground. Participating artists include, Jane Dodge + Judy Anderson, Tiffany Matheson + Scottie Burgess + Robin Hextrum, Kathy Mitchell-Garton + Diane Allison, Eileen Roscina Richardson + Courtney E. Morgan, Regan Rosburg + Sarah Pickman, Louis Trujillo + James Mullane, Eriko Tsogo + Batkhishig Batochir + Tsogo Mijid, and Liz Quan + Sabin Aell.

McNichols Civic Center Building
144 West Colfax (corner of West Colfax and Bannock)
Denver, CO 80202
720.865.4220
http://mcnicholsbuilding.com

 

Art of Records

Millers & Rossi

January 17 - February 16, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 17, 6pm-latenight
  • Artists include: Dunn The Signtologist, Xencs L. Wing, Meeg Conroy, Michael Coriano, Joseph Martinez, Delton Demarest, Olivia Lucero, Aisha Renee, Sky Welkin, TriedPirate, Funktion, Thienz, Ratha , De, & more TBA
  • Closing Party Saturday February 15th at 6pm
  • More info available at http://DenverSolution.com
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The Art Of Records combines art, music and tradition to celebrate and honor the rich history and mystique of record cover art, 12″ vinyl and the artists that create it – both musically and graphically. Since its inception in 2012, the exhibit has featured a series of classic 12″ album and single covers re-imagined and recreated by top Denver artists to wow fans of music, art & culture across mediums.

At the opening, he original album covers will also be on display and the concept comes full circle with DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez playing an all vinyl set of the featured records to start the night and show off proper at Millers & Rossi (3542 Walnut St) with an afterparty featuring Chicago favorite and critically acclaimed producer Slot-A joining DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez in the speakeasy to follow.

Millers & Rossi
3542 Walnut St
Denver CO 80205

 

Locals Only 2020

Mirus Gallery

January 10 - March 13, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 10th from 7-10 pm
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Johnny Draco

Culture and community have always been a big part of life here in Denver. Mirus Gallery hopes to continue to grow this cities thriving arts scene for years to come. Each year we give our local community of artists a chance to apply for a curated exhibition. This event is a great way to jumpstart social engagement in the new year. This year alone we had over 150 applicants, making the curation process very difficult.
Locals like Android Jones, have become world renowned due to the support by this incredible metropolis. One of the most likely starting points for an artist is a group show like this. Young artists are given the chance to show with more established professionals and are able to use this as a tool to grow their own practice. We believe in events like these that push the Denver art scene to new heights. This is one of our favorite events of the year and we hope to see you there!

Featured Artists:

Aleo, Alex Rudd, AL Grime, Andrew Norris, Android Jones, Anna Charney, Brandon Rollin, Chris Bohlin, Colleen Tully, Cutty Up, DELA, Douglas A. Schenck, or (DAS), Eric Ronshaugen, Gage Kelsey, Jack Chappel, Jake Amason, Janelle Anderson, John Speaker, Johnny Draco, LowKey Creative, KoCo Collaborations, Kylee Sparx, Light Drips, Luke Rangel, Mark Scott, Max Kauffman, Michelle Weddle, Monte Zufelt, Morgan Mandala, Pharo1, Peter Westerman, Poposition Press, Pol Corona,Randal Roberts, Rebecca Barra, Stephen D Ferris, Travis Gillan, Zach Keiss, Zach Lampkin

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

 

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.

 

Altar'd Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment in Sacred Spaces

Museo de las Americas

September 12, 2019 – February 1, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday September 12th from 6-9pm
  • Guest curated by Danielle N. Cunningham and Mary Grace Bernard
  • Featuring: Sierra Montoya Barela, Alma Trevizo, Ester Hernandez, Jolene Yazzie, Judy Miranda, Yreina Cervantez, Rose B. Simpson, Grace Gutierrez, Louis Trujillo, Jude Sanchez, and Ana Mendieta's Estate
  • In addition, items curated from the Museo's private collection by Collections Manager Laura Beacom will be on display
museoJoin Museo for the opening reception of the upcoming exhibition, Altar'd Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment in Sacred Spaces. The altar is a focal point of both a physical and non-physical space for personalized ritual exchange between humans and the divine. By pairing contemporary artists alongside religious ofrendas, retablos, and other iconography from the museum’s collections, the exhibition illustrates the altar’s inherent transcendence of time and space. These new altars reject any singular context, operating as platforms of resistance through which altar-makers reinterpret traditional practices and reclaim power from mainstream institutions. This exhibition is combined with Museo’s private collection and 12 artists.

Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.571.4401

http://museo.org

 

Kelton Osborn: A Moment: New Works on Paper

Jeff Horton: Filling the Void

Michael Warren Contemporary

January 14 – February 22, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16 (5-8pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception: January 17 (5-8pm)
  • Artist Talk, Saturday: January 18 (10:30 – noon)
  • First Friday Art Walk: February 7 (6-9pm)
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Kelton Osborn's new paintings represent points of time when Kelton was between treatments for his cancer. During these moments of solitude, Kelton escapes the distractions of worry and self-criticism. He chooses to be intentionally attentive to the moment, allowing himself to be with his thoughts as they are and, at the same time, awakening himself to experiences in the moment.

Kelton Osborn lives and works in Denver Colorado and has shown his work extensively throughout the Front Range.

Jeff Horton creates architectural abstract paintings and sculptures. Horton is inspired by movement, which he creates with sculpture or on canvas through working with lines and colors. Horton’s interest to create architectural spaces in his work merges his fascination with art and architecture. The completed works vary in scale and use images taken from the built world around us as a starting point. Layers and lines are painted using oil paints suspended in a wax medium. The wax medium allows the artist to work forwards and backwards, constantly removing and adding layers to the painting.

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204
303.635.6255
http://www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

 

The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics

Vicki Myhren Gallery

January 17 - March 1, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday January 16th from 5-8pm
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Net Art Diagram

The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics presents sixteen artworks selected from Net Art Anthology (anthology.rhizome.org), a major online exhibition charting the history of net art through one hundred key works. Organized by the New Museum’s affiliate Rhizome, “The Art Happens Here” culminates this two-year research and preservation initiative.

Curated by Michael Connor and Aria Dean, this exhibition features a roster of acclaimed international artists, including: MTAA, Shu Lea Cheang, Melanie Hoff, Morehshin Allahyari, Eduardo Kac, Entropy8Zuper!, Alexei Shulgin, Alex Galloway, Mark Tribe, Martin Wattenberg, Miao Ying, Aleksandra Domanovic Grobari, Wolfgang Staehle, Olia Lialina, Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Brian Mackern, and Siebren Versteeg.

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

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

 

Acrylic on Canvas by Monica Tymcio

Fiber Art by Susan Brooks, Judy Duffield, Jo Fitsell, Jeanne Gray, Irene Takahashi and Anne Severn

NCAR Community Art Program

December 2, 2019 – January 25, 2020

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The NCAR Community Art Program is proud to present two new exhibits: Acrylic on Canvas by Monica Tymcio – Gallery I and Fiber Art by Six Fiber Artists – Gallery II.

Monica Tymcio’s paintings are a testimonial to her love of nature. She has spent the last 30 years living off-grid near the Indian Peaks Wilderness of Western Boulder County. It is here in this inspirational locale with her rescued horses, dogs and cats that she has made her home. She spends her time exploring the wilderness areas of Colorado on horseback, as well as backpacking in the remote canyons of Utah and New Mexico. Monica draws upon the deep sense of emotion she feels about a place or experience and then expresses that through her paintings to share with the viewer.

Fiber Art by Six Artists

Our love of fiber and its transformation through stitch, dye, paint, and print brought us together. Our varied voices, borne of differing life experiences, have inspired our conversations to connect literal and metaphorical threads and feed our self-expression. We support, nourish, and celebrate each other’s work! Artists are Susan Brooks, Judy Duffield, Jo Fitsell, Jeanne Gray, Irene Takahashi and Anne Severn.

NCAR's Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is no charge for admission.

 

Abstract 2020

10 Year Anniversary Exhibition

Niza Knoll Gallery

January 3 - February 15, 2020

  • Artist reception and 10-year anniversary celebration: Third Friday, January 17th from 6-9 pm
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By late 2009 artist Niza Knoll had been eyeing a For Sale sign on the unit across the street from her studio for some time. The space was located in the established Art District on Santa Fe and was a known popular cultural destination; however, she knew it would be a risk. With her dream of running a gallery, she hoped that by purchasing the unit she could focus on building a stable art business and avoid being at the mercy of a fickle rental market, so she decided it was worth the chance. After remodeling the former office space into a bright, airy gallery she launched her first show in the spring of 2010 and is now proud to be celebrating 10 years in business!

The occasion is being marked with a new exhibit entitled Abstract 2020, on view from January 3 through February 15, 2020. It features abstract works by Knoll and the other artists who have helped create longevity in the space and assisted Knoll in navigating challenges as she developed as a gallery owner. Rachel Basye, Nancy Enyart, Victoria Eubanks, Mark Friday, Jennifer Ghormley, Pat Lickly, Aliki McCain, Paula Romero Schmitt, are all members of the stand-alone co-op The Mix whose members work is always on exhibit in the back of the gallery when they are not participating in other shows upfront. The public is invited to an artist reception and 10-year anniversary celebration on Third Friday, January 17th from 6-9 pm at 915 Santa Fe Driver. One can also view and purchase work during regular gallery hours Wednesday–Friday, 1-5 pm, Saturday, 1-4 pm, except First and Third Fridays 4-8 pm, or by appointment.

Unlike the traditional gallery model, Niza Knoll does not have a stable of artists that she represents. Rather, she curates themed exhibits—sometimes around current and relevant subject matter—that draws people in to explore a variety of artists, issues and ideas. Visitors always find a friendly, accessible experience in a space that transforms with each new show. Popular recurring juried and invitational exhibits have included “Holy Moly: Artists’ Interpretation and Religious Commentary in Contemporary Art”, the fun biennial “Gone To The Dogs” featuring artists’ interpretation of man’s best friend, and the recent “Gentleman in Moscow” show based on the namesake novel, that attracted book lovers from across the area.

Niza Knoll Gallery is located in the Art District on Santa Fe at 915 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, Colorado. The gallery specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits, hosts first and third Friday events, monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought-provoking thematic exhibits of artists using non-traditional media. Through a partnership with Kingman Winery the space serves a tasting room for their fine Colorado wines and is proud to offer their wine for sale during First Friday art walks and other special events.

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.953.1789
http://www.nizaknollgallery.com

 

Near in the Distance:

Annual Resident Artist Exhibition

RedLine

January 24 - March 8, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 24 from 6-9pm
  • Participating Artists: Tya Alisa Anthony, Chris Bagley, Sarah Bowling, Colby Deal, Trey Duvall, Lares Feliciano, Anthony Garcia Sr., Caleb Hahne, Juntae TeeJay Hwang, Marsha Mack, Tony Ortega, Charles "Chuck" Parson, Eileen Roscina Richardson, Regan Rosburg, Kenzie Sitterud, Kate Speer, Michael Sperandeo, and Carley Warren
  • Curated by Nicole J. Caruth
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Regan Rosburg - "Upsidedown Svalbard," Photograph, 2019

Near in the Distance is RedLine’s 2020 Annual Resident Artist Exhibition featuring works that explore important issues of our time, including surveillance, cultural erasure, environmental degradation, gender equity, and productivity. The exhibition considers the social and cultural forces that shape our lives now and influence fears and hopes for the near future.

Near in the Distance is the second exhibition in RedLine's 2020 series entitled Afro(futurism) & Beyond, a lineup of exhibitions and programs inspired by the cultural genre known as Afrofuturism. With rich and expansive source material that ranges from ancient mythology, science fiction, astrophysics, and technology to social justice movements, indigenous ethics, and popular culture, the possibilities for exploring this genre are boundless.

RedLine would like to thank our Artist-in-Residence Program supporters: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, The David & Laura Merage Foundation, and the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. We would also like to thank our members and patrons for making this exhibition possible.

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

 

Caleb Hahne: One Sun

Rule Gallery

January 9 - February 8, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 9 from 6-9pm
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Morning Sun, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in / 61 x 61 cm

RULE Gallery is pleased to debut the New Year with One Sun, an exhibition of new work by Caleb Hahne at our Denver, Colorado location. This will be Hahne’s second solo show at the gallery.

In a new series of paintings presented in One Sun, Caleb Hahne focuses on the dream-like colors of our passing memories of mundane pleasantries. The paintings romanticize the way the sun warms the skin or the warmth of another body, the gentle breeze rustling the hair, the changing temperature of the water when drawing a bath. Hahne discards his careful renderings and observational drawings and, using memory as the main vehicle, recreates similar compositions, each slightly different than the last as his recollection fades until he arrives at the final iteration. Through selective translucency of the paint, Hahne captures the fragility of our remembrances without depriving the viewer of its tender impact.

Hahne takes moments found in passing and like a poet illuminates the beauty in the vapidity. In times of constant commotion, we all catch a cherished moment to be alone with our thoughts or just be present in the moment. His figures all exist in respite and appear to be content with the world and themselves. Hahne invites the viewer to occupy his figures, bringing their lived experiences and to feel the same sun we all feel.

In One Sun, Hahne continues to work with the human figure, exploring the nuanced ideas of boyhood. He reminisces of humble continuums that surround us but remain in the background throughout our lifetime as they follow our inner growth. In this body, the solar presence acts as a metaphor for the cyclical nature of emotional closeness and distance. As we change throughout adolescence and adulthood, the sun still shines the same and the wind still moves the grass.

In this body of work, the sun is the ubiquitous unifying element, often disregarded until its gone missing in our daily lives. Caleb Hahne captures the feeling of relief and content after yearning for the sun’s return through intimate paintings of small gratitudes. The works coexist in the same reality, perhaps our own, but the paintings are cloaked in the dawn of universal memories.

Caleb Hahne (b. 1993) is a Denver based artist whose paintings address themes of memory, vulnerability, intimacy, and boyhood. Through storytelling, he reflects on liminal space, often meeting a memory. He received a BFA in Fine Arts from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2014 and currently lives and works in CO. He was an artist in residence at ShowPen from September 2013 to August 2014 and is currently in residence at RedLine Contemporary Art Center, both located in Denver. He recently completed a traveling artist residency on the west coast with Southwest American Bullet (SWAB). His art has been included in multiple solo and group exhibitions in Denver, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Montreal, Berlin, and the United Kingdom and recently at MCA Denver as well as the New Museum, NY in collaboration with Adidas. Hahne has been featured in Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, and Booooooom. Denver Westword named Hahne one of the 100 Colorado Creatives of 2014 and one of the Top 10 Artists to watch in 2015. He is also listed as one of the top 10 contemporary artists under 40 by Wide Walls.

RULE Gallery, founded in 1991, has locations in Denver, CO and Marfa, TX. RULE represents emerging and mid-career contemporary artists and artist estates, with a focus on fostering investigative art practices while developing artists’ long-term careers. Outside their robust in-house exhibition schedule, RULE coordinates programming in prominent institutions and non-traditional settings, expanding community engagement with the work. In addition, the gallery actively endeavors to bring greater recognition of the region’s historic art movements to a broader audience.

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

 

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