Saber Acomodar: Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915

MCA Denver

September 13, 2017 - January 21, 2018

  • In conjunction with Denver's Biennial of the Americas 2017
  • Opening Reception: Wednesday September 13th at 6pm; Click Here for opening reception ticket information ($25/$20 members)

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Jorge Pardo, Untitled, 2014
Hand-painted ceramic light fixtures, dimensions variable; Image courtesy the artist

Artists: Daniela Aguilar, Jorge Méndez Blake, Jose Dávila, Claudia Fernández, Christian Franco, Mathias Goeritz, Fernando González Gortázar, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Daniel Guzmán, JIS, Juan Kraeppellin, Gonzalo Lebrija, Rubén Méndez, Fernando Palomar, Jorge Pardo, Carlos Ranc, Chucho Reyes, Eduardo Sarabia, Juan Soriano, Luis Miguel Suro, Taller Ditoria, Eduardo Terrazas, Mario García Torres, Francisco Ugarte, Workshop of Timoteo Panduro.

An investigation of the work carried out in studios and artisanal workshops in Jalisco, Mexico over the last hundred years. Comprised of work by 25 artists, the exhibition explores the integration of contemporary ideas with traditional techniques, while building upon MCA Denver’s history of working with artists from Mexico, specifically the Jalisco area

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202


Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa – Art and Film

McNichols Civic Center Building (3rd floor)

September 12 - December 23, 2017

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Gabriel Figueroa, scene from the film La perla, directed by Emilio Fernández, 1945. © Televisa Foundation.

From the early 1930s through the early 1980s, the Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa (1907-1997) helped forge and evocative and enduring image of Mexico. Among the most important cinematographers of the Gold Age of Mexican Cinema, Figueroa worked with leading directors from Mexico, the United States and Europe, traversing a wide range of genres while maintaining his distinctive and vivid visual style. This exhibition features film clips and photographs from the Televisa Foundation collection.

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


Peri Schwartz: Interplay: Color & Form

Metropolitan Frame Company

October 5 - 31, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5, 2017 6 - 8pm
Peri Schwartz - Bottles & Jars I, 2009, Etching, 15 x 23"

Michele Mosko Fine Art and Andrew Stemple of Metropolitan Frame Company are pleased to present recent works on paper and paintings by New York Artist Peri Schwartz.

Metropolitan Frame Company
424 Broadway
Denver, CO


Read more: Metropolitan Frame: Peri Schwartz

Charles & Collin Parson: COUNTERPOINTS

Museum of Outdoor Arts

October 14 - December 15, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday October 14th from 6-9pm
On October 14th, 2017 MOA will premiere COUNTERPOINTS, an exhibition featuring artworks by Colorado based father/son duo, Charles and Collin Parson. The exhibition will open with a reception from 6 PM to 9 PM at MOA's indoor gallery on the Second Floor of the Englewood Civic Center at 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO. The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, libations and live music. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

In addition to the indoor portion of this exhibition, eight outdoor sculptures by Charles and Collin Parson have been placed at Greenwood Village's Westlands Park. MOA partnered with the city of Greenwood Village and the Greenwood Village Arts & Humanities Council in placing the artwork, which will be on view through August 9, 2018. The park is located at 5701 South Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

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


Read more: MOA: Charles & Collin Parson

Sculpture on the Green

Fiddler's Green Circle in Greenwood Village

May 2017 - April 2018

  • Brought to you by the Museum of Outdoor Arts
  • Participating artists include Patricia Aaron, Virginia Folkestad, Erick C. Johnson and Dmitri Obergfell
  • Artist reception at The Green at Palazzo Verdi: Thursday June 29th from 4-6:30pm (6363 S. Fiddler's Green Circle)
MOA presents Sculpture on the Green, an exhibition featuring the work of four Colorado artists. Artworks are placed around Fiddler’s Green Circle and will remain on exhibit from May 2017 through April 2018. The exhibition was assembled in collaboration with John Madden Company and MOA’s Design and Build Public Art Education Program.

An artist reception will be held on The Green at Palazzo Verdi on June 29th from 4-6:30pm. This will include music, pop-up art, drinks, and a food truck. Self-guided walking tours will be available and artists will be present.


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Featuring Dale Chisman, Kim Dickey, Charles DiJulio, John Fudge, Paul Gillis, Jim Johnson, Margaret Neumann, Clark Richert and Mark Sink

Mr. Pool (2347 South Street, Boulder CO)

July 28 - October 28, 2017

  • Public reception: Friday, July 28, 2017, 7-11 PM
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Clark Richert, Kepler Relief (2011) acrylic on canvas, 70 x 70 in / 178 x 178 cm

RULE Gallery is proud to announce an ongoing curatorial partnership with Mr. Pool in Boulder, Colorado. The inaugural exhibition entitled [email protected] will feature work by artists with an historical connection to the Boulder community. This show, featuring Dale Chisman, Kim Dickey, Charles DiJulio, John Fudge, Paul Gillis, Jim Johnson, Margaret Neumann, Clark Richert and Mark Sink continues a decades long tradition started by Terry Seidel, owner and founder of Mr. Pool, and Denver-based photographer and curator Mark Sink.

Mr. Pool’s hours are 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturdays.

Read more: Mr. Pool: [email protected]

Las (H)adas

Featuring Judy Miranda, Ana María Hernando, Jessica Luna, Arlette Lucero, and Meggan De Anza

Museo de las Americas

October 12, 2017 - January 14, 2018

  • Opening reception: Thursday, October 12 from 6 - 9 pm
Museo de las Americas announces our fall exhibition, Las (H)adas, featuring site-specific installations by five Colorado Latina artists: Judy Miranda, Ana María Hernando, Jessica Luna, Arlette Lucero, and Meggan De Anza.

Las (H)adas explores cultural connections linked to the idea of identity and bicultural influences. Exploring this process unveils for us how far our postcolonial, consumerized mind has distanced itself from our humanity: sacred, magical, and divine.

In Spanish, las hadas means the fairies, but ‘adas’ is a suffix which signifies gender in an action verb. The title of the exhibit has two meanings. The artists featured are local fairy godmothers of Latino art and culture, but they are also ____-adas.

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


Push Play

Vicki Myhren Gallery on the University of Denver campus

October 12 - November 19, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 12, 5-8pm
  • Curator Talk: Thursday, October 26, 7pm
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Artists: Cory Arcangel, Jeremy Couillard, Ryan Gander, Jeanne van Heeswijk and Rolf Engelen, Pedro Reyes, David Shrigley, Yoko Ono, Ruth Catlow, Mary Flanagan, Futurefarmers, Allan McCollum and Matt Mullican, Paul Noble, Erik Svedäng, Jason Rohrer, Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin

Push Play explores the work of artists who borrow from play and games to reveal social, philosophical, and cultural issues. From playfulness, to mathematical strategy, the artists in Push Play have mined the significance of games, reinventing them to create experiences that often involve the viewer and reflect on the nature of participation in art.

Vicki Myhren Gallery
Shwayder Art Building
University of Denver School of Art & Art History
2121 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210


Read more: Myhren: Push Play

Journey to the Center of the Earth: work by Peter Brown

Pattern Shop Studio

September 1 - October 20, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday September 1st from 6-9pm
  • Gallery Reception: Friday, October 6th from 6-9pm
  • Brown will talk about his work at a Salon on Saturday October 14th from 4-6 pm
Peter Brown - Untitled (Plumed Figure) - 2014 - acrylic on paper

New York and Colorado artist Peter Brown paints richly textured, multi-layered acrylics on wood panels that oscillate between abstraction and concreteness, realism and fantasy. Inspired by the rock faces and canyons near Lyons, CO, Brown seeks to develop depth and space for the eye to play with and explore. His process mirrors the geological by building layer upon layer only to expose them, as erosion, intrusion and fracturing reveal the earth’s strata. The relation of paint and the evolving narrative brings such elements as fire, wind, and water into play as well as indistinct figures and architectural forms.

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake St

Denver, CO 80205
Open for groups or individuals any time by appointment: 303.297.9831


Read more: Pattern Shop Studio: Peter Brown

Seductive Surface

Plinth Gallery

October 3 - 28, 2017

  • Opening Reception: First Friday October 6 from 6 to 9pm
top row left to right: Bennett Bean, Rimas Visgirda, Brenda Lichman
bottom row left to right: Brett Freund, Steven Hill, Patrick Crabb

For October 2017, Plinth Gallery is pleased to present “The Seductive Surface.”  This one month exhibition highlights work from the gallery as well as work from several new ceramic artists that exploit the unlimited possibilities of surface enhancement.

Jonathan Kaplan, Plinth Gallery Curator, notes that “decorative embellishments on pieces in this exhibition range from simple to highly complex. The 3-dimensional form becomes a canvas; the surface ornamentation strengthens the form; the lushness of glaze, color, and pigment invite touch, use, or inquiry.”

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216


Read more: Plinth: Seductive Surface

Industrial Strength

Republic Plaza

September 5 - November 15, 2017

  • Participating artists include: Robin Ault, Paul Brokering, Teresa Booth Brown, Andy Burgess, Rick Dula, Gifford Ewing, Sharon Feder, Elizabeth Ferill, Liz Hickok, Fred Hodder, Alpert & Kahn, Margaret Lawless, Andrew Libertone, Erick C. Johnson, Andrew Libertone, Kely McClung, Kelton Osborn, Collin Parson, Krista Svalbonas, Laura Truitt, Katherine Winter
  • Opening Reception: Thursday September 7th from 5:30 - 7:30pm
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Walla Walla by Rick Dula

Industrial Strength explores the structures we inhabit, those we leave behind, and the schematics in our mind of things not yet created utilizing constructs of newly minted materials or those that have aged and weathered.

Industrial Strength features 20 artists who provide rich visual landscapes and objects d’art in a wide variety of styles and media that reflect the juxtapositions of geometric shapes and constructs. The exhibition features 2-D and 3-D works, paintings, photographs, serigraphs, mixed media, metals, and light-based works.

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202



Featuring: Linda Fleming, Amy Ellingson, Katy Stone, Jae Ko, Ted Larsen, Derrick Velasquez

Robischon Gallery

October 5 – November 4, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday October 5th from 6 - 8 pm
  • In the Viewing Room Gallery: Erin Wiersma
Linda Fleming - Tempest - 2/3 - chromed steel - 77 x 56 x 1 in

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm


Read more: Robischon: Concatenation

Eduardo Portillo: Frontera

Rule Gallery

September 14 - October 28, 2017

  • Public reception: Thursday, 14 September from 6-9pm
Eduardo Portillo, Sonora DS100, 2017, acrylic on shaped canvas, 86 x 58 x 8 inches

RULE Gallery is pleased to present their first solo exhibition of work by El Salvador born, Houston-based artist Eduardo Portillo entitled, Frontera.

Rule Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


De/Constructing Landscape

Featuring Hugh Daly, David Griffin, Jessica Loving and the Kleinman sisters

Sandra Phillips Gallery

September 8 – October 21, 2017

  • Opening Artist Reception: Friday, September 8, 6 – 8 pm
Jessica Loving - Cinnabar, 40" x 50", mixed media on canvas

“De/Constructing Landscape” distances itself from traditional guidelines of landscape as four artists offer alternative ways of looking at nature. With his passion for travel and landscape as muse, Hugh Daly’s paintings use bold pigment and gestural line with a ‘joie de vivre” attitude. David Griffin reflects his reverence for Colorado in a constructed landscape of grids within a kaleidoscope of nostalgia and beauty. And introducing artist Jessica Loving in her first exhibit at the Sandra Phillips Gallery, she uses a myriad of materials for texture and depth with dried flowers and seeds, creating exciting washes of color. The Kleinman sisters combine aluminum and paint to invoke the mathematics and rhythmic patterns of nature.

Sandra Phillips Gallery
47 W. 11th Ave. (11th & Acoma)
Denver, CO 80204


Unintended Consequences

Featuring Jeff Wenzel, Karen Scharer, John Wood, Patricia Aaron, Jean Pierre Morin

Space Gallery

September 28 - November 4, 2017

  • Artist Reception: Friday October 13th from 5-8pm
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Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


New Work from Susan Rubin and Barbara Carpenter

Patricia Miller in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

October 12 — November 5, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 13, 5-9 pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, November 5, 1-4 pm
Patricia Miller - Portrait of Anna

Patricia Miller Artist Statement: "Originally trained as a printmaker (BFA, Ohio State University), I have been experimenting more recently with photography and photomontage, extracting components from my original photos, adding an occasional graphic element from my family archives or from the public domain, and using basic digital techniques to create fabrications that mimic the dream state."

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM


A solo exhibition of work by Elsa Muñoz

The SugarCube Building (1555 Blake Street in downtown Denver)

September 14 - November 5, 2017

  • Opening reception: Thursday September 14, 6–9pm

This fall Abend Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of work by Elsa Muñoz. Muñoz’ landscapes and seascapes are dreamy and fully encompass the strikingly beautiful and powerfully dangerous aspects of nature.

Elsa Muñoz (b. 1983) is an American artist living and working in Chicago, IL. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 2006 and has exhibited around the US. This is her first solo exhibition in Denver.

SugarCube Building
1555 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
M-F: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sun.: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Between Heaven and Earth by Patricia Rucker and Pamela Gilmore Hake

SYNC Gallery

September 14 - October 14, 2017

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: September 15 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: October 6 from 6-9pm
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Patricia Rucker, Consumentur velut a tinea (Bronze) II, Acrylic on TerraSkin, 15” x 28”

Between Heaven and Earth offers new works that are informed by reality and the ethereal. What exists between is the mystery that is explored by these two introspective women.

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


Read more: Sync: Patricia Rucker and Pamela Gilmore Hake

Surfing the Lotus Thread: A Solo Exhibition by Melanie Ferguson

Tansey Contemporary

October 12 - November 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 12 from 6 - 8pm
Melanie Ferguson Sleeping With A Fullmoon Blanket 16 x 11 x 9
Melanie Ferguson - Sleeping With A Full Moon Blanket
Hand built stoneware, sgraffito, underglaze, metallic liner glaze, hand-rubbed coldwax finish - 16" x 11.5" x 9.5"

Join Tansey Contemporary for “Surfing the Lotus Threads” a solo exhibition of hand-built ceramic vessels from Melanie Ferguson. Ferguson’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, “Surfing the Lotus Threads” explores, using clay as a sculptural medium, the concept of five elemental themes: resonance and flow, light and shadow, story and perception, balance and strength, heart and spirit.

Ferguson describes, “Resonance can be felt in the echo flowing from within the center of form. Surface reflects the story of rhythm, repeating patterns, and the confusion of seemingly random lines that lead toward a concept of hiding within the holes of the lotus thread while witnessing a strength of spirit and heart that weaves a perception of that which we know. The result is an edge of uncertainty and vulnerability, balanced by the power to initiate a dialogue with our personal journey discovered within — a journey that invites pause and ultimately engages our next move.”

Tansey Contemporary
1743 Wazee Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80202
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm


Animal Parameters: Karrie York, Tom Sarmo & Miki Harder

Valkarie Gallery

October 11 - November 5, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14, 5 - 8:30pm
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Animals come in all shapes, sizes, levels of cuteness and levels of scariness. They are our companions, our workers and even the things that make our skin crawl! This show features the playful paintings of Karrie York, the illustrative wonders of Tom Sarmo and the sculptural masterpieces of Miki Harder - all based on the creatures of the animal kingdom (and even some from our imaginations).

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Aaron Zulpo: Tales of American Adventures

Visions West Contemporary

October 6 - November 4, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday October 6th from 6-8pm at our new RiNo location
  • Please join us for cocktails & hors d'oeuvres
aaronzulpoAaron Zulpo - Train Robbery Scene 1, 2017, 27x36, oil on canvas

Brooklyn based artist Aaron Zulpo's self-proclaimed "Cartoon Realism" draws viewers into his work and engages and captivates. Aaron says he likes to think of narration as a fundamental way for people to make connections, especially when it comes to art and the ability to understand it. He engineers elaborate stories with altered dimensions of space to create visual problems for the viewer to solve. He says storytelling drives the composition of his paintings. There is always a specific theme throughout each piece; unknown danger, romance, or adventure and this is told through the division of space. See more work

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205


Experimental Surroundings

Featuring: Heather Patterson, Melissa Borrell, Chris DeKnikker, Deidre Adams, David Mazza, Kim Ferrer

Walker Fine Art

September 8 - November 4, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday September 8 from 5-9pm
  • Denver Arts Week First Friday Reception: November 3, 2017
wfaWalker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


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