Jill Mustoffa: My Days with Val

Kanon Collective

April 7 - 30, 2017

  • Opening reception: First Friday, April 7, 5-10 pm
  • Artists' reception: Third Friday, April 21, 5-9 pm
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This show features Jill's photographs of her dear friend Val. Val is a 93-year-old woman who Jill often visits and shares stories with. Val has become very popular among Jill's friends on Facebook. These photos are in honor of their special friendship she want to share with all of you.

We'll have some appetizers and drinks for the Artist's Reception on April 21st. Hope to see you there.

In addition we will have lots of new work by our member artists.

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

 

Ghostfreehood! New Stuff From Nick DiFabbio

Lowbrow

April 7 - May 2, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 7 from 6-9pm
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It's that time again! Nick DiFabbio of Ghostfreehood will be popping in on Friday April the 7th to share his newest goodies with Denver. There are two ways to get in on the goodness: First is the Merch Drop, doors at 11am. Show up early to get in line for a chance to get your hands on pins and prints!

Second is the First Friday Reception which starts at 7pm. This is your chance to say hey and see Nick's newest body of work. Any purchased work being displayed in the gallery show will be exhibited until May 2nd, available for collection as soon as the show comes down! Further details can be found here!!!

Lowbrow
38 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
303.722.1797
http://LowbrowDenver.com

 

Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980

MCA Denver

February 11 - May 7, 2017

  • Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams
  • Also on display:
  • Wall Writers: Graffiti In Its Innocence
  • Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright (through August 20th)
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MCA Denver is pleased to announce Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980. The exhibition includes the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village. This archival material provides rare insight into the artistic life of Basquiat before he was recognized as a prominent painter in the early 1980s. While living in this apartment, Basquiat’s creative impulses moved fluidly from his SAMO tags on the surrounding streets and neighborhood into a more sustained practice in their shared home. Through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, a notebook, and other ephemera, as well as Adler’s numerous photographs from this period, this exhibition explores how the context of life in New York informed and formed Basquiat’s artistic practice.

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

 

Tectonic SHIFT | Dynamics of Change

McNichols Civic Center Building (3rd Floor)

January 29 - May 7, 2017

  • Curated by Bobbi Walker of Walker Fine Arts
  • Gallery Reception: Friday March 17, 7:30-10pm; part of the McNichols Project Series
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Curated by Bobbi Walker (Walker Fine Art), Tectonic SHIFT is a collective exhibition of regional artists exploring the concept of change. Works in a variety of media capture the artists’ reactions to changes in our society. Themes range from politics to environmental crisis, from issues of class, race and gender, to balance of power.

About the gallery reception on Friday March 17th:

Denver Arts & Venues, in partnership with Two Parts, brings you the first installment of the 2017 McNichols Project Series. Each event in the 2017 three-part series will explore a different era. The March 17 event celebrates all things jazz with three floors of art, live jazz music from Dave Devine Trio and The GoGo Penguin, prohibition-era cocktail tasting, craft beer, snacks, and tasty food truck options. Tickets to The Jazz Project are $30 and available at AXS.com. More information is available at McNicholsProject.com.

Exhibition on view Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm at no cost

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

 

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
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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
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

 

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
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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
303.571.4401

http://museo.org

 

Lost and Found in Iceland: New work by Marietta Patricia Leis

Meeting Her Again: A showcase of new work by Sherry Wiggins

Michael Warren Contemporary

April 18 – May 27, 2017

  • Artist Reception w/ artists, Friday, April 21 (6-8pm)
  • Artist Talk, Saturday, April 22 (10:30am-noon)
  • First Friday Art Walk, May 5 (6-9pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception, May 19 (6-8pm)
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Marietta Patricia Leis - “Significant Consequences”

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204
303.667.2447
http://www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

 

Read more: MWC: Marietta Patricia Leis and Sherry Wiggins

Storm Warning: Artists on Climate Change & the Environment

Vicki Myhren Gallery

March 9 – April 30, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday March 9, 5-8pm
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Chris Jordan, Drowned Laysan Albatross Fedgling # 2, Midway Island, 2010

The Vicki Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver School of Art and Art History is proud to present Storm Warning: Artists on Climate Change & the Environment, an exploration into the intricacies of artist perceptions on environmentalism and our changing world. Through activism, curiosity, humor, and beauty, artists take on a range of medium to solicit public responses touching on the immediacy of issues of climate change.

The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography, featuring photographs by J. Henry Fair and Chris Jordan, both revered for their documentary photography of the abject beauty of the human impact on climate change. Chris Jordan’s Drowned Laysan Albatross #2 image serves as the logo for the exhibition. He will also display a digital projection of the contents of a camel stomach, Gastrolith, a digital media recreation of an installation project created in 2016. J. Henry Fair exhibits large format color photographs of his Industrial Scars project, recently released as a publication. Fair will join the Vicki Myhren Gallery on April 13 to deliver a talk: The Hidden Cost of Goods Sold.

In addition to photography, the exhibition features immersive installation and sculpture works. Denver artist Regan Rosburg will exhibit her Relentless Memorial. Data mining sound artist Brian House will present an original work created for the exhibition derived from research conducted by Dr. Heidi Steltzer on the Animas river in southwestern Colorado. Also notable is Susan Camp’s manipulated grown gourd sculptures, an aesthetic reinterpretation of a large scale food production growing technique.

The exhibition was curated by Jeffrey Keith, curatorial consultant to the Vicki Myhren Gallery and adjunct faculty at the University of Denver School of Art & Art History.

Artists in the exhibition: Katherine Ball, Susan Camp, J. Henry Fair, Brian House, Chris Jordan, Edward Lane McCartney, Michael Menchaca, Mari Omari, Phaedra Pezzullo, Anthony Porcaro, Regan Rosburg, Amy Scofield, Dr. Heidi Steltzer, Steve Wiman.

Storm Warning Public Events
All events are free and open to the public
  • Symposium: On Balance: Art, Science and Politics in the 21st Century
Thursday April 13, 12-5pm with an artist talk by J. Henry Fair at 5pm: "The Hidden Cost of Goods Sold"
  • Film Screening of The Plastic Ocean
Thursday April 13, 7pm in partnership with the Colorado Environmental Film Festival with Q&A to follow

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

 

Virginia T. Coleman: The Empathy of Color

Amanda Stringer: Delicate Destruction: An exploration in fragility and healing

NEXT Gallery

April 28 - May 14, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 28th from 5pm - Midnight
  • Next's Grand Opening at their new Colfax location!

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

 

Read more: Next: Virginia T. Coleman and Amanda Stringer

Up Close and Far Away: The Photographic Art of Jim Milmoe

Pattern Shop Studio

March 3 - May 5, 2017

  • Part of Denver's Month of Photography
  • Opening reception: Friday, March 3rd from 6 to 9pm
  • Mr. Milmoe will talk about his work at a Salon on Saturday, April 15th from 4-6pm
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Jim Milmoe, Piacenza Italy Morning, 26 x 27 inches

The Pattern Shop Studio is pleased to announce our next exhibition, Up Close and Far Away: The Photographic Art of Jim Milmoe, held in conjunction with the Month of Photography (MOP) Denver. The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 (6 to 9pm) and continue through Friday, April 7th and Friday May 5th, from 6 to 9pm. Mr. Milmoe will talk about his work at a Salon on Saturday, April 15th (4-6pm). As usual, the Pattern Shop Studio will also be open to groups and individuals any time by appointment (303-297-9831).

James O. Milmoe is a renowned photographic artist whose work is featured in many museums, private collections, and corporate collections. He is also an internationally respected photographer of fine art, paintings and sculpture whose work has appeared in major books, catalogs, magazines and newspapers around the world. Art books based on his photographs have been honored with many awards, including the Colorado Governor’s Award for the excellence of his photography and his dedication to the recognition of photography as fine art. He is a Fellow of the Photographic Society of America and a Charter Member of the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Magazine Photographers. Large fine art reproductions of his work are sold in museum shops and galleries such as the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Denver Art Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum and many others around the world.

The photographs selected for this show do not appear in any other exhibit celebrating Milmoe’s long and distinguished career. Some are new, some have not been seen for decades, and many have never been exhibited before.

The Pattern Shop Studio, a unique studio, gallery and living space in the heart of the RiNo Art District is open to groups and individuals anytime by appointment by calling 303-297-9831.

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake St

Denver, CO 80205
303.297.9831
http://patternshopstudio.com

 

Laura Phelps Rogers: A New Look at the American West

In the Associate Space: Maeve Leslie

Pirate: Contemporary Art

April 21 - May 6, 2017

  • Opening: Friday April 21st with a reception 6-9 pm
  • Closing Reception: First Friday May 5th 6-9 pm
  • "Pirate's leaving Navajo" closing party will coincide with the closing reception on First Friday May 5th
A New Look At The American West

Laura’s latest show is new look at a traditional theme. Through this exhibition Laura hopes to engage the viewers with thoughts about the changing western landscape and lifestyle through a contemporary and conceptual lens.

Pirate: Contemporary Art
3655 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
303.458.6058
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM
http://www.pirateartonline.org

 

Sandra Torres: Small Differences

Plinth Gallery

April 7 - May 31, 2017

  • Reception with the artist: Friday April 7 from 6-9pm
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The new ceramic work by this California based artist represents her continued exploration into the many significant variations of shape, size and patterns of porcelain.  Sandra has chosen a process that allows her to create contrast of color while maintaining the soft bare feeling and translucency of the clay, delicate to the sight, yet strong to the touch. Her work is based on simplicity of shape and the qualities inherent in the porcelain.

New work in the gallery:
2 Day Workshop With Steven Hill: August 5-6, 2017

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216
303.295.0717
http://plinthgallery.com

 

Horror & Wonder: Works by Michael Garlington

Processus, The Institute for Art and Life

March 11 - June 10, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday March 11, 7-11 pm
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Michael Garlington - Willem in Paper Armor

In conjunction with the Month of Photography, Processus, The Institute for Art and Life, presents Horror & Wonder: Works by Michael Garlington

About Michael Garlington:

Michael Garlington is a photographer, master printer and sculptor who creates installations, photo-sculptures and photographic works with elaborate sculptural frames. The works in this exhibition reflect human emotions and experiences using 4 x 5 film and mixed media. Some of the works are created in collaboration with his partner Natalia Bertotti. Raised in Petaluma, California, where he lives and works, Michael was influenced early on by a wide mix of characters. He started working at his mother and step father’s photo Lab, Splinder Photographic, at 17. He embarked on an artistic mission at 21, creating backdrops for his figurative photo-sculptures. In 2000, he traveled with a group of artists across the US and Europe in PhotoCar, a car covered with his photos, gaining attention along the way. Since 2004, Michael has been included in Photo LA, Photo NY and Photo SF. He has exhibited internationally. Major projects include PhotoHouse created for San Francisco CameraWorks in 2010, the 40 feet tall PhotoChapel created at Burning Man in 2013 and a 60 foot tall Totem of Confessions in 2014 also at Burning Man. The pieces created for Burning Man were burned down in spectacular fiery deaths. Michael Garlington and Natalia Bertotti, who have been working together since 2013, now plan to create lasting installations such as a four ways confessional to be installed at the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, in June 2017.

Other Processus Events

Slides and Records: Wednesdays March 15th and April 19th from 7 - 10 pm
  • 2 evenings of slides and records including Andrew Novick, Kristin Buck, Bob Collier Jewett, Jody Akers, Christopher R. Perez and Viviane Le Courtois
Photography Workshops: Tuesdays March 14 - April 18, 10 am - 1 pm
  • Hard Wood Pinhole Cameras with Christopher R. Perez
Saturday March 25th and Sunday March 26th, 10 am-6 pm: Intensive darkroom refresher 101 with Christopher R. Perez
Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th, 10 am-6 pm: Modern Platinum Palladium with Jeffery Graves

For more information about workshops, membership and instruction call Christopher R. Perez at 303.653.4091, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.processusartlife.com

Processus
955 24th St.
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: 10am-6pm, or by appointment
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303.526.8064
http://www.processusartlife.com

 

Cultivation

Republic Plaza - Lobby & Concourse Levels

March 27 - May 24, 2017

  • Featuring work by 30 faculty and alumni from the University of Colorado Denver's College of Arts and Media
  • Opening Reception: Friday March 31 from 5:30 - 8pm
  • Curated by Andra Archer and Presented by Arts Brookfield
  • Faculty: William Adams, Michael Brohman, Maria Buszek, Jemmy Chien, Lanny DeVuono, Melissa Furness, Viviane George, Carol Golemboski, Quintin Gonzalez, Rebecca Heavner, Rian Kerrane, Bryan Leister, Elizabeth Pugliano, Travis Vermilye, Yang Wang
  • Alumni: Katie Atkins, Walter Barton, Scottie Burgess, Phen Edwards, Timothy C. Flood, Estee Fox, Lorey Hobbs, Julie Jablonski, Penny Park, Laura Phelps Rogers, Walter Ware III, Samantha Weston
  • The Corrugated Collective: M.C. Evans, Byung-Jun, Peter Roach
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Cultivation, a collaboration between Arts Brookfield and the College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado Denver, takes over Republic Plaza. Presented March 27 until May 24 with a free artist reception on March 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., the exhibition shines a light on the depth and breadth of the creative community at one of Colorado’s most prestigious educational institutions, with an emphasis on new works, site-specific installation pieces, collaborative works and video/film presentations.

“Republic Plaza is a perfect, unexpected setting to display these unexpected artworks,” says Elysa Marden, vice president of arts and events for Arts Brookfield. “The lobby and concourse levels are filled with thought-provoking, visually enticing pieces that show the very best of the College of Arts & Media, and many of the pieces are made specifically for this space.”

Cultivation represents a wide variety of styles and media. Highlights include:
  • āltepētl – Migrant Tower by Melissa Furness, a massive, site-specific tower comprised of hundreds of stacked canvases and presented as a large ruin. Painted onsite in Mexico and depicting the country’s epic history, this work calls to mind ancient Aztec ruins
  • Bryan Leister's Valley, an interactive, electronic remake of the Renaissance double portrait. Two life-size figures are shown in profile and digitally rendered in excessive detail, challenging assumptions about representational art and what it means to be human—especially when they confront real people walking past them
  • Evolution Viewing by Rebecca Heavner, M.L.A., which explores how bird evolution is tightly linked to climate and plate tectonics. This site-specific installation of suspended paper-constructed birds incites the viewer to postulate on the stagnation of bird populations who become trapped in their own world
  • TV PARTY by "The Corrugated Collective”—alumni artists Matt Evans, Byung-Jun and Peter Roach—an electronic assemblage which features a grid of nine CRT televisions showing gestalt imagery through chaotic selection. Using the digital landscape as a source, it re-contextualizes found footage to create something new
Cultivation is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition is part of Arts Brookfield’s ongoing commitment to presenting free arts programming for the downtown Denver community. For more information about Cultivation and a full schedule of events, visit: http://www.artsbrookfield.com/Denver.

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

 

Read more: Republic Plaza: Cultivation

Design and Build: Ties Forward

Republic Plaza (outdoors on the 17th St. plaza)

August 2016 - May 2017 

  • Student Artists: Jason Bergfalk, Scottie Burgess, Carter Daughtrey, Alex Galindo, Stephanie Jordan, Terrilynn Moore, Philong Than, Alex Tomme, Erick Garcia Torres, Byron Vargas
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 11, 5:30 – 8pm
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Presented by Arts Brookfield in collaboration with with the Museum of Outdoor Arts and the University of Colorado Denver, Ties Forward is a site-specific temporary sculpture installation created by students through the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Design and Build public art program. This year’s project was held as a class taught by University of Colorado Denver College of Arts and Media faculty and professional artist, Rian Kerrane.

About Design and Build:

Since 1991, MOA’s Design and Build program has provided an opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to express their creativity in collaborative art projects. Assisted by professional artists in residence, Design and Build participants produce exciting and original site-specific art works for MOA’s gallery and public spaces in the Denver metro area. Interns find creative solutions to practical challenges as they master the skills to transform their creative ideas into finished pieces.  

Republic Plaza
Outdoors on 17th Street Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

 

Kiki Smith: Select Works from the artist’s Jacquard Tapestry series

Stacey Steers: “Trilogy” - New and Recent multimedia works from the Edge of Alchemy, Phantom Canyon and Night Hunter series

Kahn + Selesnick: “Dreams of the Drowning World” - Recent photographs from “Truppe Fledermaus and the Carnival at the End of the World”

Robischon Gallery

March 16 – May 6, 2017

  • Reception for the artists: Thursday, March 16th from 6 – 8 pm
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Stacey Steers: Edge of Alchemy - 37.5 x 50 inches - archival pigment print (Courtesy of Robischon Gallery)

Robischon Gallery is pleased to present three, concurrent exhibitions featuring works by the highly-celebrated artist Kiki Smith, recognized filmmaker Stacey Steers and widely-exhibited artists Kahn + Selesnick. The visually poetic work of Smith, Steers and Kahn + Selesnick offers unique entry into complex, dream-like worlds where human, flora and fauna interrelate as myth and metaphor merge. Each featured innovative artist employs a multifaceted approach toward their practice. Whether through utilizing the means of sculpture, prints or textile; filmmaking, collage, drawing or photography, it is their shared visual sensibilities along with the marriage of handwork and sophisticated technologies which further unites the artists in their pursuit of the unexpected narrative. The ethereal, thought provoking and psychologically charged nature of each of the artist’s presented series speaks imaginatively to not only a time gone by, but to the contemporaneity of the world that surrounds.

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7788
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm
http://www.robischongallery.com

 

Frank Sampson: New Paintings

Sandra Phillips Gallery

April 7 - June 3, 2017

  • Artist Reception: Friday, April 7, 6 – 8 pm
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One of Colorado’s most highly regarded painters and now 89 years old, Frank Sampson’s new body of work creates magical places through his power of imagination, painting mastery, and keen instincts. His beautiful painting surfaces are legendary. Exuberant & engaging, figures and animals in his compositions give a nod to 16th century masters Bosch or Brueghel. Professor Emeritus, Frank Sampson taught at the University of Colorado Boulder for thirty years.

Sandra Phillips Gallery
47 W. 11th Ave. (11th & Acoma)
Denver, CO 80204
303.931.2991
http://www.thesandraphillipsgallery.com

 

Holding Pattern

Featuring work by: Heather Bentz, Lewis Mcinnis, Conor O'Donnell, Regula Onstad

Space Gallery

April 7 - May 13, 2017

  • Artists Reception: Friday April 7th from 5-8pm; Catering provided by The Inventing Room
Holding Pattern, featuring SPACE Gallery artists Heather Bentz, Lewis McInnis, Conor O'Donnell, and Regula Onstad, explores the use of pattern to create rhythm and order, even in the midst of seeming chaos. Whether pattern is established via a traditional method, like repetition of a particular motif, or contrived with a slightly less conventional technique, Holding Pattern explores our need for orderliness and the many ways it can be achieved.

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Conor O'Donnell, Just In Case, 2017

Heather Bentz

The work of Heather Bentz investigates the interplay of relationships that occur in layered pattern through the transformation of ordinary found materials. Her process preserves the history of surface with clues to its meaning and content. As process is central to Bentz's work, she begins with the pedestrian activity of gathering. Picking up dirty cardboard, paper scraps, and rusted metal pieces establishes the source materials for patterns in her work. In the studio, her process involves hand drawing and hand cutting stencils and templates, embracing imperfections of the hand and mis-measurements, while representing the inherent structure and repeat of pattern. Bentz's templates are binary, simple, flattened guides which allow her to investigate the edges between objects and space.

Lewis McInnis

Lewis McInnis begins his paintings with visual ideas inspired by his daily interactions, often with architecture and landscape. Color, shadow, and scale can play a role in his inspiration, but often it's the mundane things that influence him the most - the positive or accidental shapes found in architecture and other human-created geometric environments. McInnis typically begins with oil paint on canvas or small study gouaches on board, building up his paintings, layer by layer, working intuitively as his vision comes together. Charcoal or colored pencil might be used to break up the images or add boundaries. Geometric forms develop, are painted over, and reappear as the final composition comes in to focus. Each work develops as an individual statement, but often common themes appear from piece to piece. With the paint leading the way, color and composition are continually refined as his works progress. In the end, McInnis' paintings are an effort to make order out of chaos with colors that have personal resonance and allow self expression.

Conor O'Donnell

Conor O'Donnell's work is a cumulation of decisions, revisions and adjustments. His process begins with the same questions over and over again: What should I do today? What will it look like this time? O'Donnell is engaged with developing a modular way of working that incorporates both intuitive and conscious decision making. The making leads the way. His intention is to achieve a perceptual experience where tension exists between surface and illusory space. He seeks density and surprise and is interested in the moment a dialogue begins to emerge between form and space.

Regula Onstad

Growing up in Switzerland, Regula Onstad has always been captivated by form, color and architecture. Her career choices have been varied and have taken her from dental technician to interior designer to recognized pastry chef and on to fine artist. In addition to living in Switzerland, Onstad has also lived in multiple locations in the United States, including Denver and the Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado, Phoenix, Arizona, and New York City. In 2005, Onstad and her husband relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was then and there that she discovered her passion for fine arts. She enrolled in classes at the Santa Fe Community College Fine Arts Center and attended workshops with established local artists. Her adventure continues today...

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.904.1088
http://www.spacegallery.org

 

New Work from Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn and Robert St. John with Deborah Howard in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

April 27 - May 21, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 6-9pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, May 21, 1-4pm
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Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn: Balancing Act, 2016

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Robert St. John: Little Dutch Girl, 2017

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.889.2200
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM
http://www.sparkgallery.com

 

Read more: Spark: Neubauer-Winterburn, St. John and Howard

Wet Mechanics by G Cody Day, and Markings and Essence by Liz Lautrup

SYNC Gallery

April 20 - May 13, 2017

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: April 21 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: May 5 from 6-9pm

G Cody Day Ventricies

G Cody Day - Ventricies, acrylic on canvas, 14” x 11”


Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm

http://syncgallery.org

Read more: Sync: G Cody Day and Liz Lautrup

Danyl Cook: Gods & Damsels

Valkarie Gallery

April 19 - May 14, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 5 - 8:30pm
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Two years ago Danyl blended myths and hipsters for a fun connection between past and present. He continues that exploration in his latest solo show Gods & Damsels, opening April 19 at Valkarie Gallery. The all new slate of drawings and paintings present strong mythological women, humbled gods and a few dapper monsters. The artist's reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 from 5 to 8:30 pm. the show will run through Sunday, May 14.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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http://www.valkariefineart.com

 

Metaphors

Featuring: Meagen Svendsen, Ana Zanic, Peter Illig, Farida Hughes, Patricia Finley, Andrew Marcus

Walker Fine Art

April 28 - June 17, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 5-9pm
  • First Friday Receptions: May 5 & June 2, 5-8 pm
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Peter Illig - Love System
Illig's newest paintings incorporate neon signs

Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
303.355.8955
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
http://www.walkerfineart.com

 

Linda Gleitz: “Misplaced and Displaced People”

Zip 37 Gallery

April 14 - 30, 2017

  • Opening reception: Friday April 14, 5-10pm
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Linda Gleitz at Zip 37 Gallery

Misplaced and Displaced People, Ruminations about Immigrants, Refugees and Victims of Wars

"This was heart wrenching work for me but I feel strongly that it's important to acknowledge the effects of government policies. I hope to stimulate compassion in the viewer."

- Linda Gleitz

Linda was the featured artist for the National Women’s Caucus for Arts website in April 2016 as well as in their “Best of 2014” show. She is also currently featured in “Expo 36” a national juried show curated by Jennifer Harris, a curatorial assistant at MOMA NYC. Her work is in many private and other collections nationwide. She shows at Woman made gallery in Chicago, the Chicago Urban Art Retreat and is a member artist at Zip 37 Gallery in Denver.

Zip 37
3644 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
303.477.4525
Thu: 5-8pm; Fri: 6-10pm
Sat/Sun: Noon-5pm
http://zip37.com

 

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