Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting

Denver Botanic Gardens

April 28 - September 23, 2018

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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
720.865.3500
http://botanicgardens.org

 

Edge Gallery Associate Member Show

Ken Petersen: The Holga Series

Rachel Amos: Connecting to Earth

Nolan Tredway: New Works

Edge Gallery

August 10 - 26, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 10th from 5-10pm
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Edge founding member Ken Peterson - Swan Lake - 4.5” x 6” - October 2017 

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

 

Made in Colorado

Emmanuel Art Gallery (June 7 - August 10, 2018)

Gallery 808 (June 7 - July 30, 2018)

  • Due to the size of the exhibition, Made in Colorado is presenting at another downtown location: Gallery 808 in the Santa Fe Art District, with different pieces installed in each location
  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 7 from 6 – 9 pm at both locations
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The Emmanuel Art Gallery, located on the campus of CU Denver, announces the opening of Made in Colorado on June 7th. The juried show received nearly 1,000 submissions from artists throughout the state and works were selected by Olga Viso, named one of the most powerful women in art by artnet, and Cameron Gainer, a Colorado-born and internationally known visual artist, publisher, and gallerist.

Made in Colorado is the re-envisioning of Zip 802, the Emmanuel’s juried exhibition first conceived in 1985 featuring Denver artists hailing from the 802 zip codes. As Emmanuel Art Gallery director Jeff Lambson discovered when looking to revive the show, the Denver landscape has changed. Soaring real estate prices have pushed many artists out of the 802 area. To open the opportunity to show in the Emmanuel Art Gallery to as many artists as possible, he opened the call to all of Colorado.

“Colorado artists are making art that is powerful and timely,” says Lambson. “It is engaging with the politics, movements, fights, and conversations happening around the world in meaningful ways. By pulling together works made by artists around the State, varying perspectives are revealed about what’s happening in the world today and how Coloradoans are reacting, contributing, and seeking change.”

The Emmanuel Art Gallery, curated and run by CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media, is housed in Denver’s oldest standing religious structure, which is the first building in Colorado on the national historic register and the first building on the state’s landmark preservation commission. It is located at the historic crossroads of the original pioneer downtown and was a true melting pot of people coming from around the world to find their fortune and create new lives. First an Episcopalian Chapel, it was later converted to one of the first Synagogues in the West. It has been an art gallery since 1973.

Brining in two renowned jurors from beyond state lines validates the impact that Colorado is having in the creative industries nationwide. Viso is considered one of the leading contemporary art curators in the western world. The former director of the Walker Art Center and the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, she has also been a curator for the Norton Collection and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and served on the board of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Association of Art Museum Directors. Gainer has shown at museums around the world and his publication, The Third Rail, is a nonprofit quarterly devoted to a discussion of modern and contemporary art, politics, philosophy, and culture.

“At the Emmanuel, artists explore portraiture through aspects of cultural and personal identity. Landscape is another important subject as artists here examine humanity’s relationship to the natural world and also consider our impact on the environment,” says Viso, creating a distinction between the two spaces as a part of a single show. “Gallery 808 gathers artists of varying sensibilities who experiment with abstraction and the tactile and formal qualities of materials, including latex, paper, fiber, and human hair.”

The Emmanuel Art Gallery’s mission is to enhance understanding and experience of the visual arts through the presentation of significant art exhibitions, lectures and events. CU Denver recently took over management of the Emmanuel Art Gallery and is committed to exhibiting and making accessible the important art of our time.

CU Denver College of Arts and Media is the first college in Colorado devoted exclusively to arts and entertainment. The College of Arts & Media understands the influence of modern trends on traditional art forms, with a skilled faculty that is comprised of artistic masters and educators in creativity who are connected to the pulse of art, entertainment, and the creative industries.

Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Higher Education Center
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204
303.556.8337
Tue-Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
http://www.emmanuelgallery.org

 

Magnetic North: paintings by Mai Wyn Schantz

Foothills Art Center

July 26 - October 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, July 26th, 6-8pm
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Foraging by Mai Wyn Schantz. Oil on stainless steel, 36in x 54in, 2018

"Please join me for the opening of Magnetic North, a solo exhibition at the Foothills Art Center in Golden. A celebration of my love of landscape and now twenty-year journey working in oil on metal, Magnetic North includes new paintings in each of my signature series including Landscape, Elements, Trophy and new Extraction paintings."

Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
303.279.3922
http://www.foothillsartcenter.org

 

Stephanie Kantor and Noah Pollack

Gildar Gallery

July 20 - August 24, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 20th from 6 - 9pm
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It begins metabolically. Make a mark, stamp an impression on a page, press a thumb into clay. Repeat the motion until a line emerges, a shape begins to form. You keep at it. An imperfect machine, you still require rules to play. And so you make them for yourself. This shape; that palette; holes or no holes; words, or no words; to align with this material history or that. You’ve chosen your constraints and you search out their edges. Flaws are unavoidable, so you learn to account for variance. The line falters, the form leans, the mould collapses, and in that moment you consider your options – failure or a new direction. When following the latter, the line curves, the form changes and on you go exacting mistakes, layering them as scaffolding into something less than perfect and wholly personal. It is a game of your design after all. To win is to make your own trophies, trinkets and artifacts of experience. They are drawings. They are sculptures. They are reminders of the immense satisfaction in choosing your own struggle

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment
303.993.4474
http://gildargallery.com

 

Read more: Gildar: Stephanie Kantor and Noah Pollack

Danae Falliers and Brenda Biondo

Goodwin Fine Art

July 27 - September 8, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 27, 6 - 8 pm
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Danae Falliers, Reservoir no. 5, pigment print, 36 x 48 in.

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Brenda Biondo, Moving Picture no. 34, pigment print, 38 x 25 in.

Goodwin Fine Art is pleased to present recent work by photographers Danae Falliers and Brenda Biondo. This marks the first exhibition in the gallery for Danae Falliers and the third showing at Goodwin Fine Art of Brenda Biondo's photographic work.

Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
303.573.1255
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5
http://www.goodwinfineart.com

 

Read more: Goodwin: Danae Falliers and Brenda Biondo

The Big Draw

Featuring: Bill Amundson, Lui Ferreyra, Tony Ortega, Doug Russell, Shelby Shadwell

William Havu Gallery

August 3 - September 15, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 3rd 6-9pm
  • Artist Talk With Bill Amundson: Saturday, August 4th at 12pm; RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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Bill Amundson - Midwest Man - penci on paper - 34" x 33" framed

Bill Amundson is a Wisconsin native and earned his bachelor's degree in art from UW-Madison, but made a name for himself as an artist in Denver for over 35 years. Modern culture is reflected in his humorous portraits, landscapes and interiors by means of familiar political and celebrity figures, chain restaurants and box stores, and well-known brands. He also enjoys incorporating indirect references to art history into his drawings. Amundson is now back in his native Wisconsin and it's been over 6 years since showing his work in Denver. William Havu Gallery is proud to represent Bill Amundson and welcomes him back to Colorado.

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

 

Carlene Frances: Seijaku

K Contemporary

August 4 - 25, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4, 6-9 pm
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Carlene Frances, "Seijaku 702", 48 x 56, Oil

In the realm of minimalism, less is more. “Seijaku” is the latest exhibition by Carlene Frances, an internationally esteemed abstract minimalist, in which the artist reveals the depth of possibilities through “less”. “Seijaku” is the Japanese principle of serenity in the midst of activity or chaos. Frances will describe this powerful concept using a visual vocabulary expressed in elemental palettes, fundamental shapes and serene composition.

Despite the focus on simplicity in her work, far beneath the surface of the tranquil images reminiscent of reeds reflected in deep water, an irresistible drama of light and shadow lure the spectator into mysterious depths. The effect carries an unmistakable fragrance of Asia, where Frances has found inspiration for her work, “My paintings draw from the powerful Asian aesthetic that lives in me, a striving for serenity in a world inundated by input. …We’re immersed in technology, overwhelmed by media. ‘Seijaku’ invites the viewer to slow down, to simplify.”

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

 

New Works by Melody Sealman

Kanon Collective

August 3 - 26, 2018

  • Opening reception: First Friday, August 3, 5-10:00 pm
  • Artist's reception: Third Friday, August 17, 5-9:00 pm
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In her new show, Melody presents a new take on her "baby-ware" with all new items featuring unique colors and glazes. They are functional and fabulously creepy with a retro vibe — Mel's work never fails to amuse. She will also have handmade ceramic jewelry, arm wall hooks, and more new items to temp you.

Kanon Collective is an artist-owned and operated gallery located in the heart of Denver's Arts District on Santa Fe, featuring the work of a dynamic group of local artists.

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

 

Lisa Oppenheim: Spine

Kristen Hatgi Sink: Honey

Patrice Renee Washington: Charts, Parts, and Holders

Derrick Adams: Transmission (Opening June 8)

MCA Denver

May 24 - August 26, 2018

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Derrick Adams: Fabrication Station #4, 2016. Fabric wall sculpture, 72 x 108 inches; courtesy the artist and Vigo Gallery, London

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

 

Artists of the Roaring Fork

Featuring concurrent solo exhibits by Teresa Booth Brown and Elizabeth Ferrill

Michael Warren Contemporary

July 24 - September 1, 2018

  • Opening Reception, Thursday, July 26 (6-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk, August 3 (6-9pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception, August 17 (6-8pm)
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Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) is pleased to present “Artists of the Roaring Fork.” We will have concurrent solo exhibits by Teresa Booth Brown and Elizabeth Ferrill. Additionally, we will exhibit works by fellow Roaring Fork Valley artists Stanley Bell, Robert Brinker, Eden Keil, Sara Ransford, Andrew Roberts-Gray and Allison Stewart.

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

 

Special Guest: A collaborative Denver art show presented by Meow Wolf

Next Stage Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

June 14 - December 31, 2018

  • Artists include Molly Bounds, Derrick Velasquez, Laura Shill, Diego Rodriguez-Warner and Dmitri Obergfell
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Special Guest, a collaborative Denver art show presented by Meow Wolf, will open June 14 at The Next Stage Gallery, an interactive and collaborative space curated and run by CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media in a partnership with Denver Arts & Venues. This exhibition opening coincides with the American for the Arts Conference, and will run through December 31.

This is a special partnership between Meow Wolf and Denver, as they begin the journey to build a new facility located near the CU Denver campus. Meow Wolf is expected to bring a new level of creativity and collaboration to Denver’s art scene.

“Denver is excited for the first of what is certain to be many partnerships with Meow Wolf to take Denver’s arts and culture to the next level,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “This educational and cultural partner collaboration is exactly the sort of innovative ways we are activating the Denver Performing Arts Complex through Denver’s Next Stage NOW initiative. Denverites will have so much to look forward to as we explore new ways to engage our communities in the arts.”

As one of Meow Wolf’s first footprints in Denver, select local artists, including Molly Bounds, Derrick Velasquez, Laura Shill, Diego Rodriguez-Warner and Dmitri Obergfell, will collaborate with community institutions like CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media and the Denver Performing Arts Complex to create Special Guest, a diverse and evolving installation, built as a movable talk show stage featuring poetry readings, film screenings and dance performances.

“The installation for the Americans for the Arts Conference is particularly exciting to us because we’ve been long-time fans of the phenomenal work of the Denver-based artists we’ve invited and are inspired to see them collaborate with one another, with the College of Arts & Media students, and with our team,” said Han Sayles, artist liaison at Meow Wolf. “The product, Special Guest, is thoughtful, humorous, and inviting. These well-deserving artists have taken the opportunity of this special platform to craft an ambitious and beautiful show that emphasizes accessibility and inclusion to all Denver audiences.”

The location of the Next Stage Gallery is also a part of the story that makes this installation timely and unique. On June 14-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will be in Denver for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Convention, held steps away from the gallery which is located within the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

“With Denver hosting the international Americans for the Arts convention in June, Arts & Venues is excited to showcase local artists and Denver’s newest member of the cultural community, Meow Wolf, at the Arts Complex,” says Ginger White Brunetti, Denver Arts & Venues Deputy Director. “The exhibit will kick-off in time for AFTA and can be enjoyed through the end of the year, providing time for all members of the community to get to know Meow Wolf.”

As creative industry influencers and activists will gather to discuss the issues of public arts, community development, education and equality, the Meow Wolf installation embodies the phenomenon of making art accessible and fun.

“The selected artists are wonderful and their vision is to make this installation a platform for anyone to come and create, from poets to artists to performers to 5th graders,” says Jeff Lambson, director of the College of Arts & Media’s Next Stage Gallery. “This is a manifestation of the energy and commitment to the arts between our three institutions and the result of Coloradans who are dedicated to making Denver a better place through art.”

Next Stage Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
1025 13th St
Denver, CO 80202
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm
For directions and information: http://nextstagecu.org

 

Christy Lynne Seving and Laura McCracken

Next Gallery

August 10 - 26, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 10 from 6-9pm
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Christy Lynne Serving: Art has been therapy for me from a young age. I’ve used it as a coping mechanism, a shield, and a tool for personal growth. A couple of months ago I had an idea. There have been aspects of art that I’ve felt intimidated by, things that I’ve wanted to learn but worried I might not have the skills to master. I set out to improve my skills at drawing naturalistic faces, something that I was admittedly nervous about. I decided to draw a face every day for 80 days, the length of time I had to put my next show together, and share my progress openly. It made me feel vulnerable to publicly admit that there was a weak link in my artistic skill set. Once I got started I found that people were kind, encouraging, but also honest and offered constructive criticism. Facing My Fears is the culmination of this project. The exhibit is all portraits very small to very large, using multiple mediums. Here’s to doing hard things!

Laura McCracken: My intended life plan was thrown off course, interrupted by injury. My chosen art form was in question. Was I, physically, going to be able to do what my heart desires my hands to make? My artwork is a result of my introspection and my journey throughout a period of time where I was injured, to my years-long recovery. I was forced to redefine and reorganize my lifestyle and priorities. I have had many periods of transition while seeking a path out of chaos and into familiarity and flow.

Presently, I am walking a new life path. The layers of experiences in life become the steppingstones that form a path in our personal journeys. My work explores the themes of transition, renewal and finding new energy. I play with ebb and flow as a metaphor for transition. Previously, I have explored the concepts of energy and presence. They re-emerge regularly within my art.

In my chosen medium of fused glass, I am creating artwork that, like life, is constructed in layers. I create my work by cutting and layering the glass, with repeated firings in a kiln. I utilize variations in temperatures for desired effects.

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

 

3 Encaustic Winners: Cindy Lesperance, April South-Olson, Sheary Clough Suiter

Niza Knoll Gallery

August 3 - September 1, 2018

  • Artist reception: Friday, August 17th from 5-8 pm, during the Art District on Santa Fe’s Third Friday Collectors Night
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In the final months of 2017, Niza Knoll Gallery hosted a juried exhibition of artists who incorporate encaustic—an artistic process using pigments mixed with hot wax and fused with heat—into their work. The top three winning artists, Cindy Lesperance from Illinois, April South-Olson from Michigan and Sheary Clough Suiter from Colorado Springs, were awarded a 3-person show at the gallery to showcase additional work. The gallery is proud to present “3 Encaustic Winners” from August 3 through September 1, 2018, at 915 Santa Fe Drive. 

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

 

Read more: Niza Knoll: 3 Encaustic Winners

Image Breaking: New Works by Mauro C. Martinez

Odessa at Collective SML | k

August 3 - September 14, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday August 3 from 6-10pm
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Odessa is pleased to present Image Breaking | New Works by Mauro C. Martinez at their current location, Collective SML | k in Denver, Colorado. Image Breaking finds Mauro C. Martinez at a crossroads. Both relentless and tender, immersive and skeletal, the artist shares his early findings on myth, disruption, and being.

‘I’ve been thinking a lot about how I make and see images lately, both technically and conceptually. I began to encounter unexamined myths and assumptions in my own practice which governed how I made and looked at art. This exhibition uses painting as a vehicle for inquiry, where artist, viewer, subject and material all square off in a relentless search for meaning.’ - Mauro C Martinez

Odessa is a Nomadic Arts Incubator comprised of visual artists with the purpose of investigating new intersections of forward thinking art exhibitions, dynamic storytelling, critical discourse, and community engagement!  For 2018 Odessa has teamed up with Collective SML | k for their first Curatorial Residency!

‘Our biggest goal is to help artists communicate their value to new audience members, to the community at large, and to better tell the artists’ stories, we’re not here to just show work. We’re here to support artists like us.’ - Kristopher Wright

Collective SML | k is an artist-run project space located just south of Santa Fe Art District of Denver, Colorado. It is open for any creative suggestions to make Denver more exciting and supportive art community, however, it also has a focus of promoting Asian and Asian-American art and narratives.

Collective SML | k
430 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver CO
Wednesday - Saturday: 12-6 PM

 

Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2018 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center

July 12 - August 27, 2018

  • Opening reception celebration and awards ceremony: Thursday July 12 from 6 – 8 p.m.; pastel painting demonstration by Baggetta at 5 p.m.
  • For more information, visit http://www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org
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“Marg’s Cottage,” a pastel by Christina Davis (Maine) will be one of the pastel paintings on display during the
Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2018 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at the PACE Center in Parker

The Pastel Society of Colorado’s 14th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition, located in the PACE Center’s Bellco Credit Union Art Gallery atrium, features 80 premier pastel paintings in a variety of genres. They were among more than 380 submissions from across the country that were selected and judged by nationally renowned pastel painter Marla Baggetta, an elected signature member of the Pastel Society of America and an International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Master Circle Recipient.

 

Robert Green: To Hell In A Handbasket

Tiffany Matheson: Discover (in the associate's space)

Pirate: Contemporary Art

August 3 - 19, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 3rd from 6-10pm
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Through the use of cascading fabric, glowing acrylic, plasticized botanicals and more, Tiffany Matheson's Discover displays a wide range of materials, and features an opportunity for an interactive, tactile experience. The works speak to the hidden beauty found when enduring difficulty, masking colorful elements inside a dark, delicate shroud." Thank you!

Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W 16th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.458.6058
http://www.pirateartonline.org

 

Shamai Gibsh: Shadows in Smoke

Plinth Gallery

August 3 - September 29, 2018

  • Reception with the artist in attendence: First Friday August 3 from 6-9pm
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Our August and September exhibition features the new work of contemporary ceramic artist Shamai "Sam" Gibsh. Joining us from Tel Aviv, the Israeli artist holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly/Pomona as well as an MBA from Tel Aviv University. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and The Israeli Ceramics Association. His work is included in museums and private collections in Asia, Europe, and the United States

In this exhibition “Shadows in Smoke”, Sam shares personal insights, their significance on the individual, and their reciprocity with society and culture. 


Gibsh's ceramic work uses a technique called "terra sigilatta", translating literally to mean "sealed earth". Terra sigillata pigments are used in all of his work and represent a connection between ideas and ancient techniques of East Asia and the Middle East. This technique was originally used by ancient potters from Greece to seal the surface before glaze became widely used. Sam collects clay wherever he is, whether in Israel or on his trips throughout the world. Every clay has different color properties. He then purifies and refines it with water into a suspension of extremely small clay particles. The pigments are applied to the surface, burnished and then fired. The burnishing and firing process produces a smooth and lustrous surface. Gibsh's palette ranges from white to beige to yellow, and various hues of pink and red. He also makes use of "Arabian Luster, another ancient method developed in Egypt in the 9th century. Using these decorative techniques, Gibsh achieves a varying luminosity and gloss, dependent upon the observer's eye, angle, and distance.

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

 

Jon P. Geiger: Valley Boy

RedLine

August 17 - September 9, 2018

  • Presented in Collaboration with Black Cube Nomadic Museum
  • Curated by Cortney Lane Stell
  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 17, 6 - 9 PM
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Jon Geiger, "Blossom 6," 2018

Valley Boy is a solo exhibition by Detroit-based artist Jon P. Geiger, and the artist’s largest solo exhibition to date. Valley Boy features a new body of work that continues Geiger’s interest in both meditative and physical landscapes. Geiger transforms the gallery space into a reflection of the scenery and sensibilities of the artist’s adopted home – the San Luis Valley.

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

 

MANIPULATED: cut…folded…molded

Republic Plaza

June 28 - August 15, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 28 from 5:30 to 8pm
  • http://www.artsbrookfield.com/event/manipulated
  • Artists in the show include: Robert Brinker, Taiko Chandler, Diane Cionni, Kim Ferrer, Marcus Fitzgibbons Pam Fortner, Jane Guthridge, Michael McClung, Sara Ransford, Jeff Richards, Craig Robb, Chandler Romeo, Matthew Shlian, John Garrett, Mary Mackey
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Robert Brinker - Metropolitan Dragon

Arts Brookfield presents MANIPULATED, cut…folded…molded from June 28 until August 15 in the Mile High City’s tallest sky scraper, Republic Plaza. The show features a site-specific installation by Taiko Chandler and at least 15 other artists in a wide range of styles within the various artists’ versions of manipulated materials and visual imagery including works on paper, ceramics, metal, wood and even the manipulation of light. The public is invited to a free opening reception on Thursday, June 28 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the lobby and concourse levels at Republic Plaza.

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

 

New Beginnings

Photography and Fine Art from 15 Local, Regional and Nationally Known Artists

Robert Anderson Gallery

June 8 - August 30, 2018

  • Exhibit Opening: Friday, June 8, 5 to 9pm
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Robert Anderson Gallery
3321 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO

 

Gary Emrich: All Consumed

Robischon Gallery

July 21 – August 25, 2018

  • Also on View:
  • Amy Ellingson: Sweetbitter Beast
  • Marcelyn McNeil: Lead Heavy Feather Light
  • Kate Petley: Repositioned
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Gary Emrich All Consumed #35 archival digital inkjet print, framed 55 ¾ x 45 ¼ in.

In conjunction with the Denver Art Museum exhibition, “New Territory: Landscape Photography Today,” Robischon Gallery is pleased to present selections from Gary Emrich’s abstracted photographic series entitled “All Consumed.” As part of the DAM’s wide ranging survey of unconventional photographic explorations and Robischon Gallery’s four part, abstraction-based exhibition, Emrich’s new work exemplifies his decades long pursuit of experimentation in image making.

For “All Consumed,” the artist inventively merges the abstract with a new kind of symbolic narrative by utilizing the water bottle’s commonplace packaging for his compositions. Inspired by the light-reflecting properties of the plastic forms and the inherent wholesomeness of the commercial imagery used, Emrich has often considered the commodification of water in the face of its scarcity or waste.

In this series, Emrich accentuates and questions the consumer-orientated aspects surrounding his subject by altering and reconfiguring how bottled water may also be viewed. In a dizzying array of packaging, the diminishing and vital liquid resource is typically pitched as pristine and abundant with visions of snow-covered peaks, rushing mountain streams and lush forests. The bold graphic elements and appealing brightly colored labels provide the artist with abundant conceptual imagery for his elaborate, process-driven approach.

Emrich states, “‘All Consumed” is a series of landscape photographs fabricated from bottled water packaging and water-filled, clear molded plastic “blister packs.” These constructions are shot with a view camera, freeing them from digital manipulation and enabling the imagery to be enlarged to a monumental scale. As part of the project, I invert the value of the things we buy by preserving and elevating the disposable and ubiquitous packaging and plastics we throw away, to make trash an object of desire and beauty. ‘All Consumed’ addresses the impact of effective branding by the bottled water industry on consumers as we move toward the inevitability of water as a commodity worldwide.”

Visually engaging and culturally complex, Emrich’s insightful series invites a timely assessment of American consumption of a vanishing global resource through the unifying and expansive lens of abstraction.

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

 

Exotic Escape: Works by Jillian Kay FitzMaurice

Rule Gallery

June 29 - August 11, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 29, 6:00pm
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Hollywood with Interference, 2018, acrylic interference and inkjet print collage on panel, 5"x5"


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

 

New Works by Linda Israel

SmithKlein Gallery

August 3 - 31, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 3rd from 2-6pm
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“By My Side” acrylic painting on canvas by Linda Israel 36” x 48”

SmithKlein Gallery presents new works by Colorado artist Linda Israel on Friday August 3rd from 2-6 p.m. Linda has been inspired and drawn to art since she was just 3 years old, when she first started drawing. Using an array of vibrant colors, Linda approaches her paintings playfully and uninhibited. Her technique is to layer the acrylic paint and add glazes to create depth in her work.

SmithKlein Gallery
Pearl Street Mall
1116 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
303.444.7200
http://www.smithklein.com

 

LIZE BRITTIN | Manager SmithKlein Gallery | 1116 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302 | 303 444 7200 www.smithklein.com

Hard Lines: an Exploration of Geometry

Featuring: Frank Martinez, Anthony Falcetta, Howard Hersh, Jodie Roth Cooper and Ramon Bonilla

Space Gallery

August 9 - September 22, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday August 9th from 5-8pm
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Anthony Falcetta, Invert Sugar, acrylic and gypsum compound on canvas, 32x24 inches

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
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