Joy by Betsy Margolius

1801 California Building in Denver

February 4 - June 28, 2019

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Arts Brookfield presents Joy! by Betsy Margolius from February 4 through June 28 at 1801 California in downtown Denver. Margolius was commissioned to create a site-specific installation that wraps the lobby columns, and her work elicits a smile and feelings of warmth, beauty and harmony. Crisp floral patterns in vivid poppy-red wind their way up seven massive columns that are 24-feet-high by 10-feet in circumference. The space is immediately transformed from a white-marbled business environment into a veritable garden.

 

Carol Till: Tequila Hues

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery

June 5 - 29, 2019

  • Open Monday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-4
  • 1st Friday Art Walk - June 5, 6-9 pm
  • 3rd Friday Artist’s Reception - June 21, 5-8 pm
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Artists on Santa Fe Gallery + Studios June exhibition features new work by printmaker Carol Till. This show includes a series of beautiful metal etchings of agaves, botanically accurate and finely detailed, printed in the intense colors of the desert using colored inks and handmade papers. Don’t miss meeting Carol during 1st and 3rd Friday evening openings.

Artists on Santa Fe is a gallery with working artists' studios located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe. It's an engaging environment where visitors can interact with professional artists and view work in progress.

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

 

Moonrocks: Wilson Thomas

Artists on Santa Fe

July 1 - 29, 2019

  • Open Monday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-4
  • 1st Friday Art Walk - July 5, 6-9 pm
  • 3rd Friday Artist’s Reception - July 19, 5-8 pm
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“Moonrocks - Wilson Thomas”: an exhibition of art jewelry inspired by space exploration, lunar landscapes and daydreams of Mars.

Artists on Santa Fe is a gallery with working artists' studios located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe. It's an engaging environment where visitors can interact with professional artists and view work in progress.

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

 

Ira Sherman: Hardcore Chastity Couture

Bitfactory Galley

July 19 - August 8, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday July 19 from 6-10pm
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Ira Sherman - Molinete, (detail, back), 2015 - Hot forged and fabricated mild steel, forged brass, cast bronze, amethyst and garnet - 6'6" x 3' x 3'

Bitfactory Galley is thrilled to announce a solo sculpture exhibition by Denver artist Ira Sherman. This current body of work melds Sherman’s skills as a metalsmith and jeweler with his technical prowess and moral commitments. Sherman’s artistic project is inspired by a desire to create dialogue around the subject of sexual assault. His ingenious mechanized works enlist humor and opulence to engage viewers with this issue. These elegant steel undergarments have been reinterpreted as sophisticated fashion that provides safe and sexy armored protection. The resulting metal couture transforms wearers into tangible and symbolic guardians of their own bodies. Designed for both men and women they allow one to be both inviting and invincible. Sherman's "Hardcore Chastity Couture" is closely aligned with Alexander McQueen’s bold conceptual fashions, as both artists share the desire to empower the wearer through their work.

Bitfactory Gallery and Studios
851 Sante Fe Blvd.
Denver, CO.
http://bitfactory.net
https://www.facebook.com/bitfactorygallery

 

Christine Fontenot: Kaizen, My Zen

Cousins Gallery at the Blair Caldwell Library (2405 Welton Street, Denver)

June 1 - July 26, 2019

  • Artist Reception: Saturday, June 29th from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
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“Zen Moment” by Christine Fontenot, Oil on Linen, 10 x 8 inches

Kaizen (noun): a Japanese word for improvement, Wikipedia /‘kīzən/

Zen (noun): a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort, Merriam-Webster 2nd definition

“Kaizen, My Zen” references the goal of this artist’s journey; continuously improving her ability to translate the interaction of light and color, revealing a dimensionality of subject and emotion. Fontenot aims to create her works with a deeply peaceful awareness, when her brush is guided more by intuition than the conscious repetition of learned technique. This exhibition invites the viewer to experience part of her artist’s journey, which she hopes will leave one feeling peaceful and relaxed.

 

Clark Richert: Pattern and Dimensions

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

June 6 - September 15, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6; 5:30pm members preview; 6:30-8:30pm free public reception
  • Guest curated by Cortney Lane Stell
  • Artist/Curator Talk with Clark Richert and Cortney Lane Stell: Thursday, June 20; 6pm doors open; 6:30-7:30pm talk; $12 / $8 members
  • Join Clark Richert and Guest Curator Cortney Lane Stell as they discuss their unique insights into the inspiration behind this exhibition
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Clark Richert, Starpants (detail), 2012, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Rule Gallery.

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

 

Collin Parson: INTERFERENCE PT. 1

Buell Theatre Lobby at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

1350 Curtis Street in Denver

July 1 - October 1, 2019

  • Opening Recpeption: Monday July 1 at 5pm; In-conjunction with the opening reception, Alex Anderson (Nasty Nachos) will be performing a live electronic music concert, with modular synthesizers, on the open-air Buell Theatre Balcony. Nasty Nachos’ performance will be a musical reflection of Parson’s use of light and mirrors, in his artworks. The event is free and open to the public

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Collin Parson, Untitled (from the Moire Series), laser cut acrylic and hardware, 24" x 72" x 3", 2019.

 
Collin Parson's "Interference" will be on display in the Buell Theatre lobby July 1 - October 1 and accessible to theatre patrons during events. If you would like to schedule a tour of the exhibit please contact Rudi Cerri, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The exhibition title INTERFERENCE PT. 1 is in relation to the "interference" fringes created by the Moire effect, in which similar but slightly overset patterns are overlaid over each other causing fascinating perceptual effects. This exhibition features four of Parson's on-going series (Lightboxes, Divided, Reflections, and Moire) all which explore his fascination with perception, light, and space. INTERFERENCE PT. 2 will be held at Michael Warren Contemporary from October 15 - November 23, 2019. The purpose of Parson's work is to push the viewer beyond everyday limits of perception, assisting one in discovering an informed awareness of this captured beauty. The connection between the viewer and the interaction with the light, allows the viewer to slow down and contemplate what they are experiencing. Incorporating the perceptual properties of light; he hopes to achieve an experience that is unique to each viewer. Parson achieves this by using CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) routers or lasers to precisely cut patterns in industrial materials, often that are embedded with programmable light-emitting diodes. Alternatively, at other times a reflective surface is used that serves as the light mechanism without the use of artificial light. Controlling these combined elements helps to capture vivid demonstrations of the principles of geometry, light, color, and space. It’s time to give light the primary role rather than the secondary, supportive role.

“The intention of a phenomenal art is simply the gift of seeing a little more today than you did yesterday” - Robert Irwin

 

Unveiled: Lindsey Beal, Megan Jacobs + Sarah Sudhoff

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

May 17 - June 29, 2019

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The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents Unveiled – an exhibition of three photographic projects that reveal overlooked aspects of women’s sexuality, motherhood, and reproductive health. Featuring artists Lindsey Beal, Megan Jacobs + Sarah Sudhoff.

In her series Parturition, Lindsey Beal documents vintage gynecological and obstetric instruments from libraries at Harvard, Yale, Duke and Brown. Beal’s choice of materials links past to present and invites us to reflect on how women’s reproductive health and medicine has evolved, yet in some aspects remains the same.

Megan Jacobs’ series of portraits references Victorian-era “hidden mother” photography, when mothers who wanted a record of their children would hide under fabric and hold their child for the duration of the exposure to ensure a sharp image. Jacobs’ images are a metaphor for the unrecognized work that mothers do to support, provide for and nurture their children.

Wired, by Sarah Sudhoff, is a series of documentary photographs of sexual devices used by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Founded by the famous sexologist Alfred Kinsey in 1947, the Institute has always been a lightning rod for controversy.

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

 

Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2019 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

Curtis Center for the Arts

May 11 - June 29, 2019

  • Opening reception and awards ceremony: Saturday May 11 from 6 – 8 p.m.
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Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2019 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at the Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village

The Pastel Society of Colorado presents its 15th annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition featuring 80 luminous pastel paintings by some of the finest pastel artists in the nation, which were selected and judged by eminent pastel artist Barbara Jaenicke. Meet artists at the opening reception and awards ceremony from 6 – 8 p.m., Saturday May 11 at the Curtis Center for the Arts. Paintings are available for purchase.

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

 

36th Annual All Colorado Art Show

Curtis Center for the Arts

July 13 - August 31, 2019

  • Juror Talk: Saturday, July 20, 2:00 p.m.
  • We are honored to have Collin Parson serve as this year's juror; Collin serves as Director of Galleries at the Arvada Center; He was recognized as one of 100 Colorado Creatives by Westword Magazine in 2013 and is represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver
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The Curtis Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 36th Annual All Colorado Art Show. This exhibit will showcase over 60 works of art in many different mediums from artists across the state. The exhibit will also feature works from this year’s Village Read author Jayme Manfield.

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

 

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

 

Social Spheres

Featuring guest artist Becky Wareing Steele

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

June 20 - September 6, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 20th, from 4 to 7 pm with performances by Roshni Dance Ensemble from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, and by the Congolese Gloria Choir from 5:30 to 6:30 pm to observe World Refugee Day

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Becky Wareing Steele - Treehouse Prototype

Social Spheres explores the rapidly changing social environments today’s kids experience - from community spaces to virtual worlds. Guest artist Becky Wareing Steele will exhibit fascinating miniature environments alongside DAVA youth artists.

Middle and high school students in DAVA’s Job Training Program created an installation of ceramic roads representing social spaces and media. Computer Art Lab students captured sounds from social spaces and designed digital images of their physical and virtual environments. Students ages 7 to 17 in the DAVA Open Studio created a new community inspired by a workshop with guest artist Becky Wareing Steele on creating miniature spaces and models.

Guest artist Becky Wareing Steele explores the commonalities that exist in our shared experiences through the examination of scale and environment. Her miniature worlds deal with social and utopian communities while connecting with actual people.

All of DAVA’s exhibitions are free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, or by appointment. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DAVA 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, please visit www.davarts.org.

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

303.367.5886
http://davarts.org

 

Leon Benn: Lion in the Kitchen

David B. Smith Gallery

June 28 – July 27, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 28th, 6 - 8 pm; Free and open to the public/ Artist in Attendance
  • In the gallery’s project room, a solo exhibition: Su Su: Extrusion Paintings
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Leon Benn, Lion in the Kitchen, 2019, oil, oil pastel, and fabric dyes on Moroccan linen, 64 x 54 in. (162.56 x 137.16 cm)

David B. Smith Gallery is proud to present Lion in the Kitchen, a solo exhibition by Portland, Maine-based artist Leon Benn. In his second solo exhibition with the gallery, Benn reflects on the textures and potential narratives of domestic space. After spending a season indoors with mind adrift on the frozen winds of the East Coast winter, Benn found refuge in the pages of the Sunday comics. In what he calls a form of “poetic freestyle,” commonplace conditions of modern living such as artificial light, parking lots, and plastic-wrapped groceries set the stage for imagination.

In Benn’s works, with the winter snow melted and gone, great patches of wildflowers explode into life on kitchen walls while yawning creatures buoyantly emerge from their hibernation. The embodiment of the rites of spring, in carefully cultivated layers of pattern, color, and meaning, Benn’s compositions treat domestic life as a microcosm for universal experience. Playful imagery on canvas contrasts with the weight of increasingly dire news headlines, making evident the exuberant state of being Benn cultivates from the depths of cultural winter. Similar to reading the Sunday funnies, well aware of the gravity of current events on the other side of the newspaper page, Benn’s works playfully extend themselves into metaphor, offering respite and playful absurdity when needed most.

Built on a sturdy foundation of curiosity, to the tune of birdsong after the night, Leon Benn’s Lion in the Kitchen creates space for joy and wonder amidst the harshest of modern conditions, where self-reflection transforms into revelation; uncertainty into awe. About Leon Benn

Leon Benn (b. 1981, Philadelphia, PA) received his B.F.A. in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and his M.F.A. in Painting from University of California, Los Angeles. Benn’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Roberts & Tilton in Los Angeles, CA, Stems Gallery in Brussels, Belgium, and Carter & Citizen in Los Angeles, CA. Benn currently lives and works in Portland, Maine.

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202
303.893.4234
http://davidbsmithgallery.com

 

Read more: David B. Smith: Leon Benn & Su Su

Member show: Fever Dreams, featuring Dennis Pippen and friends

Edge Gallery

June 14 - 30, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 14 from 6-10pm
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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

 

Sara-Lou Klein: Keep On Keeping On

Edge Gallery

July 5 - 21, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 6:00-10:00pm
  • Sara-Lou will be at the gallery: Sunday, July 7th, 2:30-5;00pm, Sunday, July 14th, noon-2:30pm, Friday, July 19th, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday, July 20th, 2:30-5:00pm, and the last afternoon of the show Sunday, July 21st, 2:30-5:00pm
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EDGE Gallery is on the NorthWest corner of Reed Street and Colfax Ave-just follow one of the GREEN Art Lines and you will find us! (There is parking along Reed Street, or you may want to park across the street in a large parking lot-be careful walking across Colfax. Or park over by Pirate, or NEXT see their shows, and follow the GREEN Art Line to EDGE Gallery).

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

 

Grown-up?

fooLPRoof contemporary art

June 7 - July 19, 2019

  • 38 local, regional, national and international artists investigate growth conceptually, literally and figuratively
  • Opening Reception: Friday June 7 from 7-9pm
  • In the Extension Gallery: Birds, Botanicals, Land and Man
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fooLPRoof contemporary art
3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO
303.641.3472
http://www.foolproofcontemporaryart.com

 

Women In Abstraction: Monroe Hodder, Amy Metier, Lola Montejo, Margaret Pettee Olsen, Laura Wait, Sheryl Zacharia

William Havu Gallery

June 14 - July 27, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 14th 6-9pm
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Margaret Pettee Olsen, Red Turn With Value Scales - Synthetic Polymer With Reflective Pigment, 60 X 48 Inches

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

 

Jonathan Saiz: Colorado Coastal

K Contemporary

June 8 - July 6, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday June 8, 6-9 pm
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K Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition by Denver-based artist Jonathan Saiz, titled Colorado Coastal. Composed of 1,000 artworks varying in size, as well as floor-to-ceiling vinyl lettering that stretches 45 feet in length, the exhibit explores a new Colorado landscape in a post-dystopian world.

Instead of mountains, Saiz imagines a vast seascape, where all of the reminders of Colorado — beloved landmarks, forests of pine trees, the great plains — are submerged. Through the use of oil paintings that evoke the movement and grandeur of waves, he offers an ominous warning — Colorado is still landlocked, for now.

K Contemporary
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
303.590.9800
http://kcontemporaryart.com

 

Dylan Griffith: Master of Your Domain

Lane Meyer Projects

June 28 - July 29, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 28, 6pm
pressphotoI don’t know what you expect to find out there, Jerry. But there’s one thing I do know - I know I can stand here and watch you try to destroy everything I’ve ever wanted in my life while wanting to smash your face with my fist, because you won’t even make the slightest effort to opt for happiness, and still know that I love you. You mean so much to me that I’m willing to take all of your abuse and insults and insensitivity. Cause that’s what you need to do to prove that I'm not going to leave you. I’m sick and tired of running from places and people and relationships. You want me, then fight for me. Because I’m sure as hell fighting for you.

Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut Street
Denver CO 80205
http://lanemeyerprojects.com

 

Expertly Paired with Ramiro Smith Estrada

Leon Gallery

June 29 - August 10, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, June 29th 7pm - 11pm
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"Estrada’s portraits focus on, as he claims, the “contemporary construcyion of ‘self-image’.” ...Estrada reconsiders the self in an era dominated by social media and, to his mind, “narcissism, the consumption of ‘cool’ culture, and the glorification of the mediocre. To do so, Estrada strips his figures of most physical features, replacing them with floral-patterns that circumspectly traffic in tired tropes of beauty. If postmodernity collapsed a subject’s depth into surface, then the era of social media has provided us with the ability to erase our biologically-given surfaces in favor of an ornamental veneer. As such, Estrada’s portraits extend the Ashberian logic of the self to its conceptual limit. Call it, if you will, unselfing through hyper-surfacing." - Joshua Ware

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

 

Read more: Leon: Ramiro Smith Estrada

Regeneration: featuring new work by printmaker Sharon Strasburg and ceramist April Cannon

Mai Wyn Fine Art

June 7 - July 13, 2019

  • Special Preview Event: Thursday, June 6th from 5-8pm
  • Public Opening Reception: 1st Friday, June 7th, 5-10pm (coincides with First Friday Gallery Walk in the Art District on Santa Fe)
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Detail of Rejuvenate by April Cannon. Ceramic, 20in x 29in x 20in. Photo courtesy the artist

Mai Wyn Fine Art opens their summer gallery season with Regeneration, a two-person exhibition featuring new work by printmaker Sharon Strasburg and ceramist April Cannon. Both artists create abstract works loosely informed by the western landscape.

Known for her richly hued monotypes, Sharon Strasburg has spent the last decade laser cutting and refashioning these works into ornate nature abstractions. Rocks, rivers and roots are the inspiration for this latest body of work. Strasburg starts with representational imagery and through her unique process distills it down to pure abstraction. The resulting works mounted on board read like suede and are often mistaken for inlaid wood, a rich tapestry of saturated color, pattern and variation. Sharon Strasburg is an affiliate faculty member at Regis University in Denver.

Ceramist April Cannon also draws inspiration from the natural world. Like a desert in bloom, her ceramic sculptures combine geometric, rock-like foundations with groupings of colorful, high gloss appendages or flowers. Drawing on personal reflection, Cannon considers the delicacy of life: how nature survives and flourishes in even the harshest landscape. April Cannon received her MFA at Fort Hays University in Fort Hays, Kansas in 2018.

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

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

 

Clark Richert in Hyperspace

Musem of Contemporary Art Denver

June 7 - September 1, 2019

  • Opening Celebration: Friday June 7th ; VIP Preview | 5:00PM - 6:30PM; Opening Celebration | 6:30PM - 11PM (tickets required)
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Clark Richert in Hyperspace at the MCA Denver curated by Zoe Larkins draws a through-line connecting Richert's over 50 year artistic practice. The exhibition begins with his foundational role in the experimental community Drop City in the 1960's that combined visual art, architecture and daily living as a creative exercise. The exhibition continues with his interest in geometric dimensionality within his individual painting practice and participation as a member of the pattern oriented collective and publication Criss Cross in the 1970's followed by his turn in the 1980's and 1990's towards imagining these geometries operating within pictorial spaces. The exhibition concludes with Richert's return to geometric painting in recent years and rounds out with a concurrent exhibition at the museum titled Nth Dimension that includes younger artists influenced by Richert’s 28 year career as a professor of painting at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

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

 

Natura Obscura, an Immersive Arts Experience

Museum of Outdoor Arts

January 11 - April 28 extended through September 29, 2019

  • An immersive arts experience featuring more than 30 Colorado-based artists and creatives
  • Due to popular demand, extended to September 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

 

Dianna VanderDoes (Gallery I)

Anne Gifford (Gallery II)

NCAR Community Art Program

July 1 – September 6, 2019


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The NCAR Community Art Program is proud to present two new exhibits: Fiber Art by Dianna VanderDoes gallery I and Watercolor by Anne Gifford gallery II.

Dianna VanderDoes is a fiber artist working in cotton and silk fabric. She combines surface design techniques such as dyeing, painting, image transfer and applique, in layers that she stitches together to create complex images.

Anne Gifford began her career as a silkscreen artist. After 25 years of printmaking, she now works with watercolor where she builds successive layers of color to create her vibrantly rich detailed paintings. She has lived in Boulder since 1976 and finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Colorado. On her many walks and hikes throughout the area, Anne is always on the lookout for new imagery. Light, shadows, rocks, water, mountains, canyons, wildlife and whimsy are all part of Anne’s subject matter as she brings her own unique vision to her work.

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.

 

Leah Swenson and Dawn Witter: Locus of Self

Next Gallery

June 28 - July 14, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday June 28th 6pm-10pm
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NEXT Gallery is proud to present new work by Leah Swenson and Dawn Witter in their two-person exhibition, Locus of Self. This exhibition is a collection of psychological landscapes and maps documenting each artist’s experiences. The show includes collage, sculpture, assemblage, photography, and painting. Locus of Self makes big inquiries about being a person and navigating through life with bold color, varied textures, and and playful imagery.

NEXT Gallery
6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80214
303.433.4933
Fri: 5-10pm; Sat/Sun 12-5pm
http://nextartgallerydenver.com

 

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