Gifford Ewing: Threshold

1801 California (Denver)

May 18 – July 28, 2017

  • Lobby open from 8am – 6pm daily
  • Free artist reception on Thursday May 18 from 4:30 to 7pm
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Gifford Ewing - Great Sand Dunes National Park

Denver’s famed photographer, Gifford Ewing, defies technological trends and captures true beauty in nature’s pristine landscapes by using a traditional photographic process. Starting May 18 at 1801 California in downtown Denver, the public is invited to experience a collection of Ewing’s captivating newer, larger format works that make up the free exhibition Threshold, Monumental photography by Gifford Ewing, featuring the artist’s black and white as well as color photography.

1801 California St
Denver, CO 80202

Read more: 1801 California: Gifford Ewing: Threshold

Ephemeral - Inspired by Movement

Art Gym Gallery

May 25 – June 17, 2017

  • Artist Reception: Thursday, May 25 from 5-8 pm; Free and open to the public
  • Featuring visual artists Corrina Espinosa, Jeremy Grant, John Lake, Lucas T. McMahon, Louis Trujillo and Melanie Walker
  • In conjunction with the visual artists, Art Gym Gallery has invited a variety of performance and dance artists to create and perform within the gallery space during the exhibition opening reception
  • Performers Evolving Doors, Akoya Dance and Phannie Haver were invited to interact with the idea of ephemerality and to use the gallery environment to create site-specific movement pieces
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Ephemeral - Inspired by Movement is a month-long celebration of movement and its connection to the temporality of life and the lasting impact of memory. Through weekly live performances, kinetic sculptures, and still images that evoke movement, viewers will be invited to explore the ephemeral nature of movement and life. Guest curators Erynn McConnell and Peter Stevinson selected works from artists working in a variety of mediums that capture single, fleeing moments within a cohesive statement. Whether it be literal motion, still images that evoke movement, or a performance artist's approach to space and movement within the gallery, the artists selected express moments of movement that create lasting memories.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220
Tue-Sat: 9am-6pm


Sharon Healy: Between This and Next

Bitfactory Gallery

May 5 ‐ 31, 2017

  • Opening Reception: First Friday May 5th 6 ‐ 10 pm
  • Artist Reception: Third Friday May 19th 6 ‐ 8 pm

Between This and Next is a solo exhibit featuring the artistic endeavors of Sharon Healy. These paintings explore the concept of what lies between worlds, consciousnesses, symbols, cultures and concepts. Between what is and could be. Many of the pieces involve principles of Hermeticism, Mysticism, geometry, Kabbalah, Jungian archetypes and myths. Some are visions, dreams, or reoccurring symbolic references that are researched obsessively and over analyzed.

Bitfactory Gallery and Studios
851 Sante Fe Blvd.
Denver, CO.

Read more: Bitfactory: Sharon Healy

Mathias Kessler: Artifacts & Other Errors of Perception

Dylan Gebbia-Richards: Eclipse


January 26 – May 29, 2017


Austrian artist Mathias Kessler unearths the power of image and artifact to preserve truth and define history through re-imagined fossils excavated from art history, scientific inquiry, and travel. Mapping out intersections of Boulder’s natural and cultural ecosystems, Kessler invites us to participate in a site-specific reflection of our local landscapes.


With their build-up of wax and pigment, Dylan Gebbia-Richards' sculptural installations Eclipse our senses and engulf us in color and texture. Artificially-born and organically rendered, the work oscillates between the artist’s controlled technique and unpredictability.

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


Stacy Lewis: Divine Color

Central Presbyterian Church Sturgeon Gallery

April 10 – June 10, 2017

  • Meet the artist: Sunday, April 30th from 11:30am – 12:30pm; Friday, May 19th from 5:30 – 8:00pm
Color Crevasse, Acrylic and Gel on Canvas, 24” x 24”

For Denver artist Stacy Lewis, divine energy and spirit are reflected in vibrant acrylic colors. Her upcoming show, Divine Color, will be running from April 10 through June 10 at the Sturgeon Gallery, located in downtown Denver’s historic Central Presbyterian Church. Divine Color will feature nearly 10 works by Lewis, each distinctly celebrating spectrums of color.

By leveraging the inherent power of color – its vibration and its energy – Lewis blends acrylics with mixed media to capture the essence of an emotion, person, place or object. “Painting is truly a spiritual experience for me,” says Lewis, “Prior to starting a piece, I gain an immediate sense of what the subject represents in my mind, body and soul. I become less interested in the accuracy of translating the subject and more interested in how the blending of colors will evoke the unique divine expression of a subject internally and externally.”

In the end, Lewis uses color to create a sense of movement, dynamism and vibrancy while inviting viewers to develop their own connections to each canvas. Painting has been a part of Lewis’ life since childhood, growing up in a family of artists and using art as a form of personal expression as her own life has evolved. Divine Color is a reflection of the artist’s vision at this celebratory point in her life.

This vivid solo show will run from April 10 – June 10 with a chance to meet the artist on Sunday, April 30th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or on Friday, May 19, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Denver’s historic Central Presbyterian Church has long been known as a beautiful place to appreciate architecture and music. The Sturgeon Gallery adds creativity and beauty by featuring local artists on a regular basis. The gallery’s volunteer curator is longtime Denver artist Jean Herman. The gallery is situated in the Central Presbyterian Church and art can be viewed following Sunday services as well as during the artist reception dates above.

Central Presbyterian Church
1660 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203

The Blue Show

Juror: Tania Dibbs, Aspen CO

Core New Art Space

May 11 - 28, 2017

  • Artist Reception: Friday May 12, 6-9 pm
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Dresner, Bleu

Blue—so much more than a color to all of us, and as artists we look for a way to explore this in our international, juried “Blue” show.

CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm


Daniel W. Coburn: The Hereditary Estate

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

April 21 - June 3, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 21, 6-9pm, with an Artist Talk and Book Signing from 7-8pm
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Image: Daniel W. Coburn, Resurrection, 2014

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is pleased to present The Hereditary Estate, a solo exhibition by Kansas-based artist Daniel W. Coburn. The exhibition is comprised of deeply intimate photographs that challenge the conventionality of the family photo album and its role in portraying a narrative of the American Dream. This exhibition has traveled internationally and has been featured in The International New York Times and Family Photography Now, a major anthology of contemporary photography published by Thames & Hudson. On view April 21 - June 3, 2017, with an opening reception on Friday, April 21, from 6 - 9pm. There will be an Artist Talk and Book Signing by Daniel W. Coburn during the opening reception from 7 - 8pm.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204


Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford

Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum Joint Exhibitions

April 9 – July 16, 2017

csm-dam(L-R) Mark Bradford, Butch Queen (detail), 2016
Mark Bradford (American, born 1961). Photograph courtesy the artist
Clyfford Still, PH-26, 1951

The Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum unite the work of two artists separated by generations in a creative collaboration: Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford.

The 2 exhibitions include new paintings by renowned contemporary American artist Mark Bradford at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), as well as a unique presentation of Still’s work curated by Bradford at the Clyfford Still Museum (CSM). Bradford was honored in 2014 with the U.S. Department of State’s Medal of Arts and notably was recently named as the U.S. representative at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

“This exhibition takes our partnership with the Clyfford Still Museum to new heights,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “By visiting the exhibition at DAM and CSM, visitors will gain a deeper understanding of the connection between Bradford’s work and Still’s abstractions as they relate to the legacy of abstract expressionism.” Rebecca Hart, curator of modern and contemporary art, will curate DAM’s presentation of the exhibition in the Museum’s Gallagher Family Gallery.

“The title Shade has rich implications such as to shelter from light, to be in a shadow or to add black to a hue to darken it,” said curator Hart. “Both Clyfford Still and Mark Bradford have a unique relationship to black. At a time when other Abstract Expressionist painters had vibrant palettes, Still used black to force viewers out of their comfort zones. For Bradford, the choice of black isn’t neutral; it intentionally forces us to confront conventional notions of race. Each viewer will interpret the use of black differently, hopefully evoking emotions that connect them to the works on view.”

Bradford’s curation of Still’s work at CSM will feature approximately 15 works that prominently incorporate black pigments, spanning five decades. The selection reveals Bradford’s appreciation for Still’s frequent use of black and for Still’s many evocative statements about the color, including, “Black was never a color of death and terror for me. I think of it as warm and generative.” Bradford’s curation will be featured in the Museum’s two largest galleries. This exhibition marks the Museum’s third installment of its Artists Select series, which began in 2015 with an exhibition curated by visual artist and composer Mark Mothersbaugh, and continued in early 2017 with an exhibition curated by contemporary artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel.

Bradford believes his new work for this exhibition is in dialogue with Still’s. He recalled seeing a Still painting for the first time: “What caught my eye was the insistence of his paintings. His surfaces were more raw and immediate than other abstract expressionist paintings. His paintings are not just optical—they have a very physical presence.” In comparing his studio process with Still’s, Bradford said, “My paintings are made up of tearing. To me it represents a process that is more of a reality than laying down a perfect line of paint. It’s raw and violent but it still comes together. And it’s not just a tearing that you see in Still’s paintings, it’s a collision of colors. There aren’t smooth transitions.”

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

Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204



Continuum: a group exhibition of new works from 13 Denver artists

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center

May 6 - June 10, 2017

  • Featuring the Artwork of: Michael Gadlin, Ann Gargotto, Dustin Hardgrove, Stephanie Hartshorn, Ron Hicks, Andrea Kemp, Dan Oakleaf, Richard Rodriguez, Clyde Steadman, J Thomas Svinarich, Kevin Weckbach, Tiffany Wine and Kate Woestemeyer
Michael GadlinMichael Gadlin

The Curtis Center for the arts is pleased to present Continuum, a group exhibition of new works from 13 Denver artists. For years the members of this group of painters have banded together bi-weekly to share ideas, critique each other’s work, argue about the future of the arts and create artwork. Many of the works in the exhibit are a result of these gatherings that push the artist to find new ways to express their medium of choice.

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


528.0: Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibition

58 artists exhibiting 96 works living within a 528.0 mile radius of Denver

Center for Visual Art

May 26 - July 22, 2017

  • Exhibition sponsored by The Invisible Museum and on display at MSU Denver's Center for Visual Art
  • The Center for Visual Art celebrates the expansive diversity of contemporary printmaking found within our western region
  • Opening reception: Friday May, 26, 6-8pm
  • Complete event list:
Images (l-r): Sarah Fukami, 09657A (Hirosawa Frank) III, photo plate lithography, screen printing and laser cutting on paper, 2017
Vivian Jean, Dragons and Foxes, linoleum block carving, 2016
Mark D Sisson, Portrait of Emma Shore: What Price Education?, linocut, woodcut, lithograph, 2017

Exhibiting Artists: Judith Bennett, Chris Blume, Mackenzie Browning, Taiko Chandler, Catherine Chauvin, Evan Colbert, Brian Comber, Sue Crosby-Doyle, Dennis Dalton, Al Denyer, Linda Everson, Susan Fisher, Mark Friday, Sarah Fukami, Libby Garon, Jennifer Ghormley, Rosemary Grace, Maria Hettinga, Katie Hoffman, Pat Isaacs, Michael Jacobs, Vivian Jean, Tressa Jones, Joe Kimble, Gwen Laine, Tressa Lillehoff, Linda Lowry, Kathie Lucas, Mark Lunning, Jennifer Lynch, Janice McCullagh, Zachary Miller, Skye Mitchell, Johanna Mueller, J. Harley Nalley, Jonathan Nicklow, John Odin, Heather Oelklaus, Tony Ortega, Howard Paine, Kelly Pierce, Dawna Quillin, Roberta Restaino, Phyllis Rider, Cheryl Rogers, Will Ross, Liz Roth, Jeff Russell, Gregory Santos, Jude’ Silva, Mark Sisson, Irmgard Sturgell, Dean Thompson, Carol Till, Naomi Van der Lande, Chris Warot, Brandon Williams and Mami Yamamoto

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


Read more: CVA: 528.0: Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibition

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place

Denver Art Museum

February 19 - October 22, 2017

  • Special opening preview sponsored by DAM Contemporaries: Thursday February 16th from 7:30-10pm
  • Meet the artists, and enjoy music, dancing, festive snacks, and a cash bar featuring specialty cocktails
  • DAMC Members $20; General Admission $27
Carmen-Argote-27Carmen Argote, Live/Work (detail), 2016. Mixed media, paper, and metal screen. © Carmen Argote

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place will feature site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Energizing and vibrant artwork will be presented by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).

These artists examine diverse narratives of migration and the complex layering of cultures throughout the Western United States through ideas related to labor, nostalgia, memory, visibility, and displacement. Installations will incorporate mixed-media, performance-based video art, digital animation, fiber constructions, painting, sculpture, and ceramics.

To foster creativity and provide insight into the artistic process, the on-site development of the installations will be visible to the public beginning in December 2016, with scheduled opportunities for visitors to engage with artists. The exhibition will open February 19, 2017, and will be on view through October 22 of that year.

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place is organized by the Denver Art Museum, and is curated by Rebecca Hart, curator of modern and contemporary art at the DAM. An exhibition catalog will be available in The Shops and online.

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


Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon

Denver Art Museum - Hamilton Building 2nd floor

February 19 - August 31, 2017

Gio Ponti and James Sudler Associates, Model of the Denver Art Museum, 1966

Punctuating the upcoming North Building project announced on December 8, 2016, the Denver Art Museum is presenting Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon—an exhibition on the iconic modernist building, its history and its future. The exhibition features historical photos, original architectural sketches, building models and project renderings to tell the story of the North Building’s evolution. Then, Now, Next has taken over the Gates Family Gallery on level 2 of the Hamilton Building through Aug. 31, 2017.

“For nearly 50 years, the North Building has been a significant part of the community, and we’re excited for the upcoming project that will ensure it continues to play a prominent role,” said Christoph Heinrich, the Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the museum. “We want to honor the building, and give our visitors an opportunity to reflect on its history and share the excitement for its future.”

The exhibition has been divided into three specific sections: Then, Now and Next.

The Then section takes visitors from the preconstruction site through build out—featuring Gio Ponti’s architectural drawings, historical photos and building model as well as other ephemera from the celebrated 1971 building opening.

The Now section features details on how the North Building has served an expanding and diversifying community since opening its doors nearly 50 years ago.

The Next section features the museum’s future plans, including renderings and an architectural model, and outline the guiding principles for the team: Stewardship of buildings and collections, offering a superior visitor experience, unifying the campus and inviting the whole community to enjoy the museum and its programs.

“By tracing the history of the North Building from its earliest development through its original construction, and then observing how it has developed into the building we experience today, this exhibition is a moment to reflect on its significance,” said Darrin Alfred, curator of architecture, design and graphics at the DAM. “Visitors can chart how the need for such a structure arose and examine how innovative a museum building it was for the late 1960s. They then can view how the new North revitalization project will celebrate Gio Ponti’s original vision for the building and be an open, welcoming destination for visitors.”

Exhibition visitors also have the opportunity to share their favorite North Building experiences through an in-gallery visitor feedback installation.

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


Don Stinson: What Lies Between

David B. Smith Gallery

May 5 – June 3, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 5 from 6-8pm; Free and open to the public with the Artist in Attendance
Don Stinson, High Desert Contemporary, West of North Palm Springs, oil on linen, 24 x 72in

In his second solo exhibition with David B. Smith Gallery, Colorado based artist Don Stinson continues to expand the conversation surrounding contemporary Western painting. An established and respected figure amongst Colorado artists and aficionados and critics of the American landscape tradition alike, Stinson’s panoramas of endless skies and sweeping fields serve as both detailed documentation of a changing landscape as well as commentary on a culture fixated on progress.

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


Read more: David B. Smith: Don Stinson: What Lies Between

Calder: Monumental

Denver Botanic Gardens

April 28 - September 24, 2017

calderAlexander Calder, A Two-Faced Guy, 1969
Sheet metal, bolts, and paint, 84" x 80" x 64"
© 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Denver Botanic Gardens’ exhibition of iconic American artist Alexander Calder’s bold sculptures – Calder: Monumental – is the first outdoor show of Calder’s work in the West and the first solo outdoor exhibition in the U.S. in more than a decade.

Calder devoted much of his later working years to monumental sculpture, many of which were public commissions. Gracing public plazas, landmark atriums and even airport halls, Calder’s works transformed the surrounding space, definitively changing the public’s experience of it. True to his practice, Calder’s monumental works are made of industrial materials and bolted steel plates, and the works exhibited in Calder: Monumental are no exception. In some cases, a mobile structure sways at the top of the sculpture to create a “standing mobile.” In addition to the outdoor sculptures, one indoor mobile in monumental scale is presented in the Boettcher Memorial Center, on loan from the Denver Art Museum. The featured abstract and figurative sculptures span from 1956–1976.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206

Read more: DBG: Calder: Monumental

Color: Works by Teresa Booth Brown

Gates Garden Court Gallery at the Denver Botanic Gardens

May 24 – August 6, 2017

  • Exhibit organized in collaboration with Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver
Copyright © 2017 Teresa Booth Brown

While Booth Brown’s paintings are evocative of landscapes, architecture, and still lifes, they are none of these things. The artist constructs a tension between the conceptual and the concrete. Fragments of photography are recognizable, but flat, geometrical fields of color insist on the materiality of the paint and its composition.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206


Front Range Wildlife Photographers: "Wildlife of Colorado"

A Juried Selection of Images by the Members of the Front Range Wildlife Photographers

Western History Art Gallery at the Central Branch of the Denver Public Library

May 8 - July 30, 2017

Wildlife Photo Exhibit poster

Front Range Wildlife Photographers is designed to be a meeting place, virtually and physically, for wildlife and nature lovers in Colorado and beyond. We are a vibrant community that builds relationships with one another through photography outings, social gatherings, group art showings, and educational opportunities.

Our members are proud to partner with the Denver Public Library to present “Wildlife of Colorado” now through July at the Western History Art Gallery located on the 5th Floor of the Central Branch of the Denver Public Library. We would like to thank the library for hosting us and invite you to join us at any of our upcoming events.

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


Uncanny Worlds: David Cheifetz Solo Exhibition

Gallery 1261

May 5 – 27, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 5 6-9 pm
  • Live Demonstration: Saturday, May 6 12-3 pm

This May Gallery 1261 presents Uncanny Worlds, a solo exhibition of extraordinary work by Seattle-based artist David Cheifetz. This exhibition showcases the artists’ incredible talent for blending realism with fantastic imagery, merging the two to create vibrant, eye catching, and wholly original works of art. David will be holding a demonstration on Saturday May 6 from 12-3 pm.

Gallery 1261
1261 Delaware St
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am-6:00 pm


Read more: Gallery 1261: David Cheifetz

Lanny DeVuono: Terraforming

Linda Connor: Gravity

Goodwin Fine Art

April 21 - June 3, 2017

  • Opening Reception for the Artists: Friday, April 21 from 5-8pm
Lanny DeVuono, Terraforming no. 8, 2017, graphite, gesso, gouache, wax on panel, 10 x 10 in.

Linda Connor, Ladakh, 2016, dye sublimation on aluminum, 30 x 24 in.
Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5


Homare Ikeda

Sam Scott : Still Lifes

Rachel Stevens

On the Mezzanine: Laura Wait

William Havu Gallery

May 5 - June 17, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 5th from 6 - 9 pm
  • Artist Talk: Saturday, May 6th at 2 pm
Homare Ikeda, Hanabi, acrylic and oil on canvas, 56” x 48”

William Havu Gallery presents solo shows by Homare Ikeda, Sam Scott and Laura Stevens. On the mezzanine we are introducing Laura Wait.

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204


Read more: Havu: Homare Ideda, Sam Scott, Rachel Stevens

Harmonie: George Pratt and Felipe Echevarria

Helikon Gallery and Studios

May 3 - June 3, 2017

  • First Friday Reception: June 2, 6-10pm
logoJoin us for the First Friday reception of ‘Harmonie,’ featuring the intersection of styles and sensibilities between the figurative paintings of George Pratt and Felipe Echevarria. Ranging from watercolor, oil, and pastel, this body of work examines the beauty and mystery of the human figure.

On the whole, ‘Harmonie’ is composed of aesthetic reflections on figurative expression, exploring the evocative power of color, texture, design, and style as harmonious parts of a single emotional and visual vocabulary.

Helikon Gallery
3675 Wyncoop St
Denver, CO 80216


Eye of the Beholder featuring new works by Christy Lynne Seving

Kanon Collective

May 5 - 31, 2017

  • Artists' reception: Third Friday, May 19 5-9 pm

Eye of the Beholder is an exploration of the idea that perception shapes reality. Christy Lynne Seving takes discarded items -- refuse, remnants, and relics -- and gives them new life. What is the difference between a worthless object and a work of art? In the end it's the relationship that you form with a piece that gives it meaning.

Kanon Collective
766 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Subject to Non-Renewal: New Works by Forrest J. Morrison


May 6 - June 3, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6th, 6-10pm

Subject To Non-Renewal is a contemporary western narrative in still-life. Morrison, through this body of work, addresses the commodification of Nature, and explores how luxury influences our interaction with the natural world.

1112 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
Mon-Sun: 12-5pm


Read more: Leon: Forrest J. Morrison: Subject to Non-Renewal

Unerased Journeys: A Survey of Works By Darryl Pottorf

Museum of Outdoor Arts

April 8 - July 15, 2017

  • Opening reception: Saturday April 8th from 6-9pm
moaGood Kids on the Block - To Spite My Face, 2009

On April 8th MOA will premiere "Unerased Journeys: A Survey of Works by Darryl Pottorf"-one of America's preeminent contemporary artists with international acclaim. The survey opens April 8 with an artist's reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at MOA's indoor galleries in Englewood Civic Center. Free and open to the public, the opening includes hors d'oeuvres, libations, and live music performed by pianist Hank Troy. "Unerased Journeys" will be on display through July 15, 2017.

The survey will showcase approximately 50 works, including Pottorf's signature large-scale paintings that document the present with truth and humor and inspiration gleaned from sources as far ranging as ancient Etruscans.

Pottorf worked as a studio assistant for Robert Rauschenberg and later collaborated with him. They traveled internationally and exotically, including trips to China and Africa, to Russia where they met with Gorbachev, and to Cuba, where they stayed at Fidel Castro's beach house. They were in Berlin when the wall came down. They enjoyed the hospitality of Malaysian headhunters, spent a week with the Dalai Lama, and mingled with a cross-section of luminaries including Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, Muhammad Ali, Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Hutton, Lily Tomlin and Sharon Stone.

"Unerased Journeys" evokes a visual journal of outtakes of the varied and exciting life experiences of Darryl Pottorf," said MOA founder and CEO Cynthia Madden Leitner. "These pieces, combined with the new works, provide a resurgence in his life as an artist of a proportion not experienced since Robert Rauschenberg passed away nine years ago. This exhibit opening at MOA will be a launching pad for an upcoming tour of Darryl's work."

While his 32-year relationship with Rauschenberg provided a primary influence for Pottorf, the artist's other major influence was Europe. As a teenager, Pottorf traveled to the continent as soon as he was able to save enough money. He studied and worked in Florence, Italy, where he became a Renaissance man in the truest sense of the phrase. Pottorf's oeuvre amalgamates his disciplines: photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, architecture, theater, dance, and writing.

The exhibition marks a crossroads in the artist's illustrious career. Having sold his Florida home and studio, he is designing new living and working quarters. The show provides an impetus to this extraordinary artist to press on, and to create new works in his new studio.

"Life changes things," said Pottorf. "Things get erased, so you go back and unerase them to understand."

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


El Tornaviaje / The Return Route

Museo de las Americas

February 9 - May 27, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday February 9th from 6-9pm, featuring free admission and free music, food, drink, art and history
  • Tunics influenced by the multi-cultures provided by Carol Mier Fashion

In 1565, following the currents of the winds, Spanish galleons sailed across the Pacific Ocean from the port of Acapulco in Mexico to Manila in the Philippines in search of goods and spices, unaware of the everlasting cultural consequences that would bind us forever. -Maruca Salazar, Curator

Travel back in time to the age of pirate and the China Poblana. Experience the rare cultural fusion created by Pacific Colonial trade and learn the oriental origin of many Mexican styles and traditions!

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


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