Outliers: Recent Mixed Media Work by Jason Pollen

Organized Chaos (Common Space Gallery)

Art Gym Denver

May 17 - June 8, 2018

  • Opening reception: Thursday, May 17 from 5-8pm
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Art Gym Denver is proud to welcome Outliers – Recent Mixed Media Work by Jason Pollen in the Art Gym Gallery and Organized Chaos in the Common Space Gallery.

Outliers, hanging mixed media orbs within orbs, are created through painting, stitching, dyeing, laser cutting and collage. Jason Pollen’s exhibition will also feature works from his Portals, Descendants and Spanners series. Meet the artist at the opening or during Tango, Tea and Talk on Saturday, May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Concurrently in the Common Space Gallery, Organized Chaos will feature member artists Carol Brown and Louis Trujillo. Brown’s works are born out of a chaotic process of printmaking, cutting and reorganizing her patterns. Exploring the chaos of Alzheimer’s disease, Trujillo’s mixed-media installation is composed of paper forget-me-nots and honors his grandfather and great grandmother.

Both galleries are open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and are situated within Art Gym, a 17,000 sq ft creative workspace for artists and arts professionals. Art Gym is located at 1460 Leyden St. Denver, CO 80220. Visit www.ArtGymDenver.com for more information.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220


Arlene Kunz: “Serendipity - A Journey into the Landscape”

Artists on Santa Fe

May 2 - 26, 2018

  • 1st Friday Art Walk: May 4, 6-9 pm
  • 3rd Friday Collectors’ Evening: May 18, 5-8 pm
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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..

Open Monday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-4

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Ted Lincoln & Adam Lister: "Impressive...Most Impressive"

Black Book Gallery

May 4 - 31, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 4th from 7-9pm
Black Book welcome Ted Lincoln and Adam Lister to the gallery for "Impressive...Most Impressive" - A duo show featuring artwork inspired by Star Wars... In particular - The Dark Side

Black Book Gallery
304 Elati St.
Denver, CO 80223
Tuesday - Friday: 10am-2pm; Saturday: 10-12pm


Nathan Abels: History of the Future

Guest curated by Mandy Vink


February 1 - May 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, February 1
  • 5:30pm members preview; 6:30-9pm free public reception
Nathan Abels, Omne Ignotum Pro Magnifico (every unknown thing appears magnificent), 2017

History of the Future by Nathan Abels embeds contemporary technologies and icons into scenes from a perspective of faith, ritual and religion. These works ask the viewer to assume the role of anthropologist - to decipher the significance of the narrative: what is the significance of the natural world and its characters, any spiritual and religious aspects, and ultimately how these correspond with the celestial?

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


Pieces Together: Printed and Manipulated Surfaces and Objects

Buell Theatre Gallery (1400 Curtis Street, Denver)

March 1 - June 1, 2018

  • Artists: Mark Friday, Chuck MacCoy and Taiko Chandler
  • Closing reception: Monday, May 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Monotype by Chuck McCoy, Untitled

Celebrate the Month of Printmaking with a new Buell Theatre exhibition featuring Taiko Chandler, mark Friday and Chuck McCoy.Chandler's monotypes push the technical and material limits of printmaking in works that flow and expand, evoking the patterns and colors closely observed worlds within the world.Friday's assemblages are a tribute to well-crafted objects. the re-working of the found object, along with the screen-printed image, give the objects new life beyond their original functions. McCoy's monotypes are spontaneous improvisations of color and form made during the process of printing on paper. Other works by McCoy combine inkjet printing on painted and prepared panels, bringing improvisation and abstraction into another dimension.


Tya Alisa Anthony and Wendel White: Segregated Influences

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

April 20 – June 2, 2018

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The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) is pleased to present Segregated Influences, an exhibition that explores the complex history of race in America through the photographs of Wendel White, Distinguished Professor of Art at Stockton University, and Tya Alisa Anthony, a Denver-based visual artist. The public is invited to hear both artists speak about their work at a free opening reception on Friday, April 20 from 6-9pm.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204


Joellyn T Duesberry: An Exploration in Medium

The Curtis Center for the Arts

May 12 - June 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: May 12 from 6-8pm
  • Curated by Brenda LaBier
  • Curator's Talk: Saturday June 2 at 1pm
Joellyn T Duesberry | Water-Filled Quarry, ME, 2003 | oil on linen | 36 x 48"

A self-taught oil painter, Joellyn T Duesberry’s long and distinguished career took her around the world while establishing herself as a regionalist. Exhibited are both well-known landscapes and rarely seen works that reveal the subjects that continually inspired Duesberry to revisit them on the canvas and in person. Her plein air locales focused on the northeast and western United States, while utilizing the winter months to create monotypes to experiment with abstraction.

An Exploration in Medium examines Duesberry’s prolific output from the mid-1970s to 2015 including paintings, monotypes and drawings. Exploring the planes of rural architecture, exotic land, rock, and water forms for the pull of unfamiliar geometries, it became obvious that her consistent choices of color and structure was a response to the world that came from deepest memory. Southwestern desert tans and reds (like Virginia hills) made her at ease with Tuscan, Californian or Spanish bright light, and its sculptural definition of forms; ancient hill towns of Europe presented aspects of the same architectonics, hand-forged irregularities, and the Virginia farmlands and its roofed structures from where she grew up.

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


Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer

Denver Art Museum

May 13 – August 12, 2018

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Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), Late Fragment (after Carver) , 2012.
Recycled painting, acrylic paint, steel studs, grommets, artificial sinew, glass beads, and agates; 84 x 110 in.
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. Photography courtesy of Denver Art Museum.

The Denver Art Museum will present contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson’s first major museum exhibition, showcasing his acclaimed multi-disciplinary work from 2011 to the present. Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer will feature about 65 objects comprising large and mid-sized figurative works, text-based wall hangings, a significant selection of his illustrious Everlast beaded punching bags, painted works on rawhide and canvas, as well as videos.

Organized by the DAM and curated by John Lukavic, curator of Native Arts, the exhibition will chronicle a pivotal moment in the artist’s career when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage.

“Jeffrey Gibson is widely recognized as a unique and influential voice in contemporary art as well as within Native American art circles, and we are eager to present his first major museum exhibition, which is bold in both color and scale,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “This exhibition builds on our ongoing initiative to showcase contemporary art by American Indian artists. It is also a continuation of our emphasis on organizing monographic exhibitions, exposing, and in some cases introducing, our visitors to a single artist’s creative process.”

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



Read more: DAM: Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer

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May 19 - June 10, 2018

  • Opening reception (& performance): Saturday, May 19th 6 - 9pm
  • Featuring: meta-diagram collages, epic 3D prints, pseudo-interactive video, companion web-pages, & a performance lecture
3004 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
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Inside Us

Featuring Guest Artists Marie Conigliaro and Eileen Roscina Richardson

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

April 5 - June 8, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5th from 4 to 7:30 pm

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Inside Us showcases arts-based approaches to community wellness. The organization-wide focus on the human body and new approaches to healthy lifestyles caps a three month concentrated art and research cycle at DAVA. Young artists take on the intersections of nutrition and anatomy, along with mind and body health. Guest artists Marie Conigliaro and Eileen Roscina Richardson will exhibit related work alongside DAVA youth artists.

Middle and high school students in DAVA’s Job Training Program identified and researched areas that could directly impact their physical and emotional health. One class is connecting brain functions and dance, working with ballerina Debora Abera. Other groups look at mind/body connections through posters, paintings, and digital imagery.

Younger students in the DAVA Open Studio present their study of anatomy and nutrition in a multi-layered installation. Students were introduced to human systems and the foods that nourish each system. Older students shared a need for drinking water, exercising, and eating organic foods. Printmaking processes coincide with Mo’ Print, a city-wide exhibition of print media.

A selection of related ceramic sculptures by New Legacy Charter High School students, led by DAVA teacher Cal Duran, adds to the exhibit. Legacy students are investigating functions of the human body in tandem with DAVA on-site programs.

Guest artists Marie Conigliaro and Eileen Roscina Richardson complete the exhibit. Marie’s precise collages, made of vintage anatomy illustrations, allow us to discover internal bones and organs in a poetic way. DAVA teacher Eileen Richardson will present a wall installation of printmaking on fabric about the importance of eating a colorful diet for proper nutrition.

This exhibition is made possible through generous support from the Colorado Health Foundation.

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



Mike Womack: Love Letters to Rocks

In the project room: Whitney Hubbs: Shutter Stutter

David B. Smith Gallery

May 18 - June 16, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 18th, from 6 - 8pm
  • Artist Talk begins 6:30pm; Free and open to the public
Mike Womack - Untitled, 2018 - wood and rock - 30 x 30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 x 76.2 cm)

David B. Smith Gallery is pleased to present, Love Letters to Rocks, the gallery’s first solo exhibition of new work by Mike Womack. This body of work includes both sculpture and painting in line with Womack’s interdisciplinary practice that combines conceptual rigor, abstraction, and, in this case, geological forms directly from nature.

Love Letters to Rocks employs reductive abstraction as a method to explore futility in representation in his paintings as well as a means to display the subject of devotion, rocks. According to Womack, true depiction is a problematic gesture and “the separation between an image and the essential truth of an object/being is more confused than ever given the primary platform of how images are consumed today–in a digital space.” By contrast, this exhibition brings object and image into physical space, displaying the rocks within their own wooden matrix from which to view the paintings created for them. Monochromatic palettes are chosen as a challenge to the concept of traditional ideas of depiction via painting. These ‘love letters’ also confront ideas relating to romance, and the dynamics of a one-sided relationship. What type of relationship can occur if the romance lacks reciprocity? And does this question look to a larger narrative on the current, and futile, state of interpersonal relationships in the digital age?

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


Read more: David B. Smith: Mike Womack and Whitney Hubbs

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting

Denver Botanic Gardens

April 28 - September 23, 2018

Pixelated explores the relationships between the natural world and the artificial world of digital media. Mike Whiting says “Gardens are in their own way virtual spaces—carefully created environments. The contrast of the sculptures’ geometric and manmade materials can seem at odds with the gardens, but they are connected in the dialogue about the re-presentation of nature.”

Whiting’s sculptures also represent the intersection of two distinct visual styles: 8-bit pixel graphics—which have enjoyed a recent resurgence in games like "Minecraft"—and minimalist sculpture. Technological limitations in early video games like "Pac-Man" and "Space Invaders" reduced the graphics to simplified shapes, while the minimalist art movement created artworks that purposely lacked detail. Pixelated investigates the opposite intents of these two artistic approaches that result in a strikingly similar visual outcome.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206


Pink Progression

Vida Ellison Gallery at the Denver Public Library, Central Branch, Level 7

March 2 – June 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Curated by Anna Kaye
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Pink Progression, features over forty notable Colorado artists whose artwork is inspired by the 2017 and 2018 historic, women's march. During the marches, pink created a strong visual statement representing unity and empowerment. Artists incorporate or reject this hue as it reflects manifestations of personal, social, and gender connections.

Pink Progression includes all gender identities and expressions. Each exhibit is unique, featuring different works by each of the artists. Pink Progression's three exhibits collectively occur over a six month period, February 16 through August 18, 2018. The exhibit also includes collaborative artwork and a book, Words: Resist and Persist, a collection of poems and comic art from local writers and artists.

For more info visit: http://www.pinkprogression.wordpress.com or Instagram @pinkprogression

Participating Artists:

Theresa Anderson, Tya AnthonyFawn Atencio, Libby BarbeeTonia BonnellMindy BrayJulia RymerTrine Bumiller, Katie CaronIrene Delka McCraySally Elliott, Bonnie Ferrill RomanDon FodnessSteven FrostMelissa Furness, Jennifer GhormleyAnia Gola-KumorEmma HardyKim HarrellAna Maria HernandoVeronica Herrera, Tsehai JohnsonMargaret KasaharaAnna KayeRian Kerrane, Mary-Ann KokoskaViviane Le CourtoisLauri Lynnxe MurphySuchitra Mattai, Laleh MehranAmy MetierDaisy McGowanSusanne Mitchell, Sophie Lynn MorrisDaisy Patton, Mark Penner-HowellJennifer PettusMartha RussoAjean Ryan, Dylan Scholinski, Natascha SiedeneckSue SimonFrankie ToanRebecca Vaughan,  Sarah Wallace ScottChinn WangKate Woodliff O’Donnell, Melanie Yazzie
Vida Ellison Gallery
Denver Public Library, Central Branch (7th 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


Wynne Reynolds: Words that Wound: The Language of Misogyny

Katherine Johnson: Here and Now

Edge Gallery

May 18 - June 3, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 18 from 5-10pm

Wynne Reynolds

Words that Wound: the language of misogyny by Wynne Reynolds is a visualization of the effect of language on thought, from the forgotten vocabulary of our ancestors to current phrases that create harmful perceptions of femininity. Wynne's amalgam of traditionally masculine hardware and feminine fiber arts reminds us that such stereotypes are artificial, in fact "man made." A combination of 2-D and 3-D works, as well as audience participation pieces, creates a dynamic show not to be missed.

Here and Now by Katherine Johnson Today is where I want to be in this life, where existence is what it has come to be, for better or for worse. What I paint is this present moment experience, what’s true right now for me, this country, this world.

K. Johnson - "As Things Are" 36" x 48" Acrylic on canvas 2017

Edge Hours:
Fridays 5-10 pm
Saturdays 12-5 pm
Sundays 12-5 pm

Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO


The New West

Gallerie B.B. (840 Santa Fe Drive)

May 4 - 27, 2018

For the MAY 4th, 2018 First Friday BORGIA, INC. & GALLERIE B.B. present THE NEW WEST: Contemporary Fine Art in the New American West. Monumental landscape scenes abound. The FLAG is proudly displayed. Modern Masters, contemporary painting, work on paper, mixed media and site-specific street scenes are exhibited in a classical gallerie presentation. 10% Discount for Western dress, live music the evening of #FirstFriday, MAY 4TH. The GALLERIE B.B. artists are shown in tandem with the ongoing inaugural year Collection presentation of BORGIA, INC. Please Join us at 840 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 USA in the Art District on Santa Fe.


Kristen Hatgi Sink: Milk

Gildar Gallery

May 12 — June 17, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12th from 6 - 9pm
Gildar Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition by Kristen Hatgi Sink titled Milk. Within this series the bodily liquid appears as a symbolic and physical material in the artist’s iconic photographs as well as a site specific installation.

Manipulating eurocentric visual tropes that historically equate abundance and innocence with supplicant white femininity, Hatgi Sink constructs indulgent images of privilege while revealing their inherent contradictions. Young girls and women placed in carefully arranged environments present a familiar ideal of beauty, both possessive and obsessive in its attention to precise aesthetics. Yet the lens has shifted along with the person behind it. As the auteur creating these elaborate scenes and the voyeur capturing them, the artist’s, and by proxy the viewer’s, relationship to her subjects comes into view as a struggle between empathy and cool idolatry.

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment


Read more: Gildar: Kristen Hatgi Sink: Milk

Mia Mulvey: Ancients

Matt Christie: Subtle Body

Goodwin Fine Art

April 20 - June 2, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 20 from 6 - 8 pm
goodwinMatt Christie, Winter Stone, 2017, oil on panel, 48 x 60

Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5


Amy Metier: Redaction

Also on display: Robert Delaney and Eugene Newman

William Havu Gallery

April 27 - June 9, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 27th 6 - 9 pm
havu.metAmy Metier - Twelve Standing, Oil On Canvas, 48" x 48"

William Havu Gallery presents Redaction, Amy Metier's seventh solo show with the William Havu Gallery. Metier's newest works include oils on canvas, mixed media collages on paper and polymer etchings with Chine-collé. Amy Metier was born in Wyoming and grew up in Colorado. She obtained a B.F.A. from Colorado State University and an M.F.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She currently lives in Boulder and maintains a studio in Denver.

Metier has been awarded two MICA artist residencies in Brittany, France, one at the Vermont Studio Center and in 2016 completed a one month artist's residency at the American Academy in Rome. Metier's work is in private and public collections throughout the United States, to include the Denver Art Museum and the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art.

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204


Mario Zoots: Black Sun

K Contemporary

May 5 - 26, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 6-9pm
Mario Zoots, "Entropy 1", Mixed Media, 16x16, 2018

“Black Sun, an exhibition of new work by Mario Zoots, focuses on fragmented forms and appropriated materials. Through their quiet tonal presentation speaks to an age of remixed symbols and broken icons. In his work Zoots often uses his assemblage as a point of departure, adopting the collage processes even in painting and sculpture. Encompassing art-making materials with found objects, many of Zoots’ works incorporate familiar materials that manifest as minimalist investigations. By employing the power of common objects and breaking them down into formal investigations, Zoots’ work communicates the displacement and unease of our times – but finds beauty within that terror.” – Cortney Lane Stell

K Contemporary
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202


Submerged: New works by David A. Sanders

Kanon Collective

May 4 - 27, 2018

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, May 4, 5-10:00 pm
  • Artists' Reception: Third Friday, May 18, 5-9:00 pm
David Sanders presents new work from the depths of his imagination. New mixed media artwork and wearable leather art on display at Kanon Collective. This is his first solo show at Kanon. Dave's show will be up for the month of May, but if you want to experience this work with the artist, be sure to come by during the opening or the Artist's Reception!

Metalmorphic | Methods is an amalgamation of art, nature and functional expression. It is the vision of David A. Sanders, a long-time artisan and artist working in metal, wood and mixed media. David gains his inspiration from industry and nature, using repurposed materials and found objects, creating sculptural pieces that bring the mystery of the world around us together through sacred geometries, combining light and form with the machinations of the human experience, finding pattern and balance in ordinary objects.

Kanon Collective
766 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Lumonics Mind Spa: Stretching the Body, Mind and Spirit

McNichols Civic Center Building (First Floor)

January 13 - May 27, 2018

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The Lumonics Mind Spa is a site-specific art installation by Dorothy Tanner created for the McNichols Civic Center Building first floor community exhibition space. It features light sculptures by Dorothy and the late Mel Tanner, and music and video by Dorothy Tanner and Marc Billard.

Dorothy’s intention for this meditative environment is for everyone to experience new ways to stretch the body, expand the mind, and achieve greater spiritual awareness.

Exhibition Viewing Times:
  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Access to art exhibitions may be restricted due to private events. Please call 720-865-5570 ahead for availability or to make an appointment
Previous exhibits of Tanner light sculptures include Union Station, Denver International Airport, and the Lakewood Cultural Center. In 2017, the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) presented, Then & Now: A Retrospective of Light-Based Sculpture by Dorothy & Mel Tanner. MOA produced a documentary about the Tanners and the Lumonics art form.

McNichols Civic Center Building
144 West Colfax (corner of West Colfax and Bannock)
Denver, CO 80202


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