Patrick Marold: Astula

Goodwin Fine Art

June 8 - July 21, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 8 from 6-8pm
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Patrick Marold, Basin, charcoal on paper, 31.5 x 44 in., 2017

Astula is a solo exhibition of disparate drawings and sculptural works that reveal a decade of Patrick Marold's ongoing studio practice. The title - Latin for "splinter" or "chip" - relates in particular to several wood sculptures in the show that Marold incrementally shaped with saw cuts and knife scores over periods as long as a year.

During the last decade Marold has completed numerous public art commissions, including the iconic seven-acre Shadow Array, installed at the entrance to the Denver International Airport's new hotel and RTD station. Several pieces in Astula repurpose offcuts from the spruce logs Marold used for that installation. Cardinal Wedge, a splinter-like wall piece, was formed out of one long off-cut and embellished with hundreds of scrapes and saw-cuts showing the artist's commitment to economy of material. The striking vertical piece was then rubbed with layers of Colorado's distinctive red earth pigment to create a deep, vibrant surface.

The artist's previous solo show at Goodwin Fine Art (Residuum, 2016) also paid homage to Marold's penchant for revisiting previous work and exploring its materiality anew. Included in the 2016 exhibition were several large gestural, charcoal drawings that were created by existent sculptures whose surfaces were charred. In the process of creating the drawings, the sculpture was hoisted into the air, slowly released, creating a swinging motion as it skipped across the paper leaving behind its impressions on the surface.

The piece Dual Slabs, Maple, featured on the cover of the exhibition announcement is made of two roughly hewn pieces of maple wood that were aged and greyed for more than a year. During that period Marold would move and reorient the pieces, reassessing their form and relationship to one another. The wood eventually twisting naturally into new shapes. Marold then enhanced each piece with cuts and scratches before leaning them against each other in their final resting state.

Astula is a compendium of more than 20 sculptural objects and charcoal drawings, none of which are necessarily related but reflect the breadth of work conceived in the studio; from concept sketches to fleeting impulses that might materialize later into a large-scale sculpture. Two pieces that are visually if not conceptually related are Bright Island, a circular clay object whose cracked, concave surface resembles a dried pool, and Basin, a charcoal drawing with a roughly-curved white outline embedded in its dark surface. Similarly, Spire, a medium sized vertical drawing in charcoal, evokes the shape and dynamic of Cardinal Wedge.

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

 

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Jim Stevens: Creating Art in the Dark

Habitat Gallery & Studio

June 1 - July 31, 2018

  • Artist Reception: Friday June 15 from 6-9pm
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An exhibit of the compelling and award-winning monofilament and abstract linear paintings of legally blind artist Jim Stevens. His fascinating work is in private, corporate and state collections nationwide – including the state of Colorado. A registered Kennedy Center VSA Artist, Jim is also the winner of the Veterans Administration National Gold Medal for Fine Art, and locally has won Best of Show at the Boulder Art Association, Louisville Art Association, Denver Creative Arts Festival, and Art District on Santa Fe’s Best of Santa Fe annual exhibits.

If you’ve never seen his work, you will be moved by the beauty, complexity and striking originality of these paintings – created by a blind man with a clear vision.

Habitat Gallery & Studio
828 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.534.9740
http://www.GeorgiaAmarFineArt.com

 

Elements: Jean Gumpper, Joanne Kerrihard, Betsy Margolius

William Havu Gallery

June 15 - July 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 15th 6 - 9 pm
  • Also on display: Charles Birnbaum and Hank Saxe
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Joanne Kerrihard, Last Year's Garden, Oil On Canvas, 60" X 70"

William Havu Gallery presents Elements, an exhibition of new work by Jean Gumpper, Joanne Kerrihard and Betsy Margolius. Also featured will be new work by ceramic sculptor, Charles Birnbaum. On the mezzanine, the gallery presents an introductory exhibit of fourteen works by Taos, NM ceramic sculptor, Hank Saxe.

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

 

Storyteller: featuring new works by Matthew Clark

Kanon Collective

June 1 - 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, June 1, 5-10:00 pm
  • Artist's Reception: Third Friday, June 15, 5-9:00 pm
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Escape reality and dive into the depths of imagination. Storyteller is a collection of paintings and illustrations that are but snippets of larger stories unfolding in unknown worlds, along with the characters that inhabit them. With each piece, Matthew is inviting the viewer to join him on a journey through the stories of his mind, in hopes that they find a piece of themselves in the story as well.

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

 

Patrick Wilkins: “Fun Isn’t Fun Anymore”

Leon

June 16 - July 28, 2018

  • Opening reception: Saturday, June 16th, from 7-11pm
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Patrick Wilkins - Bad Boy - 2017 - 60" x 60"

Leon proudly announces, “Fun Isn’t Fun Anymore”, the debut solo exhibition of paintings by artist Patrick Wilkins. Fresh from a successful group exhibition at Chicago’s Shane Campbell Gallery, Patrick Wilkins, a recent MFA recipient in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will be mounting his first solo exhibition at Leon on June 16th, 2018. The exhibition features a wide variety of paintings created by the artist over the past two years.

The focus of Wilkins’ work is the expression of stress and anxiety that comes from leading two very different lives: holding down blue collar jobs and being a painter. Wilkins utilizes a formal painting language and cartoon imagery to create and unstable cacophony of patterns, colors, and marks. Adding to the compositions, he collages found objects, drawings, and craft materials into his work. The results have a bright and playful façade that upon further inspection reveals a contradictory critical content. Although the final result may be seen as a compromise, there is both a clashing discordance and a unifying harmony to be found in his deft balancing act. Patrick Wilkins was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and grew up in Elkhart, Indiana. He earned his BA in Painting and Printmaking at Purdue University, and his MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He currently lives and paints in Chicago, Illinois.

Leon
1112 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
303.832.1599
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10-6pm; Saturday + Sunday: 12-5pm
http://www.leongallery.com

 

Lowbrow's Birthday Bonanza with Kidrobot & Wizard Of Barge

Lowbrow

June 1 - 30, 2018

  • Artists: Alsn Elt, Amy Peland, Miniatures for a Modern World, Bergerbot, Bobby Nathan, Chris Haven, DINKC Studios, Dr Jessica Jeanne Eaton PhD, Gamma Gallery, Nick DiFabbio, Hollowbones, Horndribbles, Johnny Draco, Jon Lew, Josh Divine, Katy Zimmerman, Lindsay DiFabbio, Mallory Hart Art, Markham Maes, Mike Graves, Miranda Harp, Miranda Reno, Mr. Mars Studios, Nogland, Sharon Park, Stripy Octopus, Wizard of Barge, Wizardbong
  • Opening Reception: Friday June 1 from 7-10pm
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Lowbrow is another year older, a little bit wiser, a little bit taller and that means our birthday party is just around the corner! We want to invite each and everyone of you to the festivities because this ones going to be a doozy!

First up, the tradition continues with our 6th annual custom toy show. This year Kidrobot is sponsoring and they've showered us in beautiful blanks. Together, we've invited some of the best and brightest toy customizers around to throw down and show us what they got. Pieces will on display all month and available for purchase.

Once your eyes are good and ready, you can bring them over to the pop up spot where Wizard of Barge is setting up shop! Texas based artist Dakota Cates is bringing it big time with a whole mess of goopy goodness. Shirts! Pins! Patches! More!

The extravaganza doesn't stop there- join us for lots more fun and surprises like: Complimentary beer from Ratio Beerworks and summertime cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka! Beer! a FREAKIN PINATA?! Who knows what else! Well, we know, but you'll have to come downt to find out! It's going to be one for the ages, Lowbrow only turns six once. Be there or be square.

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

 

Organic Archetype: new work by Julie Anderson & Tommy White

Mai Wyn Fine Art

June 15 - July 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 15th, 6-9pm; Refreshments & light fare provided
  • Informal artist talk with Tommy White: Saturday, June 23rd at 1pm
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Mariposa Vessels by Julie Anderson, Glazed porcelain

Mai Wyn Fine Art is thrilled to present Organic Archetype, a two-person exhibition by ceramist Julie Anderson and painter Tommy White. Both artists explore line, color and balance in their work — Anderson through primordial, organic forms in porcelain and White via highly detailed, dreamlike compositions. Meet both featured artists at the Opening Reception: Friday, June 15th from 6-9pm which coincides with the Art District on Santa Fe's 3rd Friday Collectors' Preview.

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
303.893.4182
http://maiwyn.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

 

Grand Opening Part 2: Group Exhibition

Mirus Gallery

June 1 - 30, 2018

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Mirus Gallery is excited to celebrate its Grand Opening Part 2. Due to an overwhelming response to our first Grand opening and a large roster of artists who weren’t able to exhibit in the first exhibition, we decided to do it again. The gallery will open with a dynamic group exhibition featuring a variety of staple artists represented by the gallery over the years, as well as new international exhibitors who carry the gallery's curatorial visions into the future.

Artists exhibiting: Adam Ian Psybe, Add Fuel, Amanda Lynn, Android Jones, Cedrix Crespel, Cristian Blanxer, Crystal Wagner, CT Nelson, Jaime Brett Treadwell, Jillian Evelyn, Jose de Gregorio, Katrin Fridriks, Kris Kuksi, Nelio, Ricky Lee Gordon, Sparkles Positron, Telmo Miel, Terry Hoff, Uriginal Barcelona, & Xavi Penneton.

For the past 5 years, Mirus Gallery has been championing new movements of contemporary art in San Francisco and will now expand this vision to Denver. Mirus means “astonishing, extraordinary, and strange.” By definition, the curatorial direction of owner, Paul Hemming, presents just that through exhibitions of international emerging and mid-career artists. These exhibitions strive to engage viewers on a sentient, emotional and evocative level, while also pushing the boundaries in remarkable technical skills and process.

About the owner/co-curator: Paul Hemming

Zen Compound’s founder, Paul Hemming, has spent his life traveling between two worlds, born to a Chinese mother and American father. Hemming has built an eclectic business that reflects not only the duality in himself but also the yin and yang of Zen philosophy.

By day, Zen Compound operates as Mirus Gallery, Hive Coffee Bar and as ECO-SYSTEM, a co-working space that also serves as an incubator for startups in which Hemming takes an interest. By night, Temple, an innovative club known for its entertainment programming, production feats and legendary hospitality, thumps as patrons provide the kinetic energy that lights up the dance floor.

“Though each business is vastly different, the fundamentals behind each are the same: responsibility in all forms, to each other and our planet; constant evolution; and a drive to create something meaningful,” Hemming says.

In 2017, Hemming is expanding with a new location in Denver. It will launch with a kickoff for a new Temple Nightclub in fall 2017 to coincide with the ten-year anniversary of the opening of the original San Francisco location. Two more domestic locations are in development now. Long-term, plans call for building Zen Compound into a nationally and internationally recognized brand.

About the Director/co-curator: Art Poesia

Art Poesia, has worked as an artist for over 2 ½ decades in the San Francisco Bay Area and over the past 7 years curated multiple exhibitions internationally. Having started the internationally recognized website Graffuturism.com as well as Graffuturism Movement in 2010, he has now focused his attention to curating and bringing emerging artists to San Francisco, and now Denver. Mirus Gallery is the director’s newest project and venture into the commercial gallery space.

Mirus Gallery
1144 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
http://mirusgallery.com

 

Paintings, Sculpture & Snapshots

Museum of Outdoor Arts (Indoor Gallery)

May 8 - August 3, 2018

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Celebrate 37 years of collecting with MOA as we showcase select artworks from the permanent collection vault at our indoor gallery. The Atrium Gallery features an installation of snapshot photos of various MOA events and projects over the years.

Featured Artists: Joseph Shaeffer, Chandler Romeo, Jesús Moroles, Craig Marshall Smith, Patricia Aaron, David Mann, Barbara Takenaga, Daniel Sprick, John Henry, Nick Bantock, Tsehai Johnson, Jason DeMarte, Joel Swanson, Joseph Raffael, Darryl Pottorf, David Nash, Todd Siler, Lin Emery, Bill Barrett, Joseph Snyder, David Zimmer, Mel Tanner, Scott Johnson, Stanley Bleifeld, Claudy Jongstra, Ursula Morley Price, Virginio Ferrari, and Sir Anthony Caro.

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

 

Jennifer Bain and John Garrett

Michael Warren Contemporary

May 8, 2018 – June 16, 2018

  • Opening Reception, Thursday, May 10 (6-8pm)
  • Artist Talk, Saturday, May 12 (10:30-noon)
  • Third Friday Art Receptions, May 18 & June 15 (6-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk, June 1 (6-9pm)
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Jennifer Bain - Interlock

Jennifer Bain has been a mixed media artist exhibiting throughout the country for 35 years. Her new work is a translation of the emotional states she experienced after relocating from California to New Mexico.

John Garrett has been working with the application of textile technologies and imagery to various materials for the past forty-five years. Currently a full time studio artist, he taught for many years at colleges and universities in California, including Scripps College and UCLA. He now teaches workshops nationwide on creativity and the use of textile methods to create sculpture. Garrett's work, is held in the collections of the American Craft Museum in New York, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Detroit Institute of Art, among others.

Concurrent exhibits by New Mexico artists Jennifer Bain and John Garrett along with a small group exhibition of New Mexico artists Angela Berkson, Ted Laredo, Marietta Patricia Leis and Brian Shields.

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

 

Josh Davy & Kelly Clements

Next Gallery

June 8 – 24, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday June 8th, 6-10pm
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Next Gallery is pleased to present Love and Physics, new art and artifacts by Josh Davy and Rock n’ Roll Casserole by Kelly Clements. This show marks a return to antique futurism for Davy, with 28 new sculptures inspired by vintage robot design. Revisit the days of future past with vintage robots. For Kelly it is a one woman show celebrating music and food!

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

 

Hey Diddle Diddle: Artist Interpretations of Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales

Niza Knoll Gallery

June 15 – July 28, 2018

  • The exhibit is juried by gallery owner Niza Knoll and Amy Norton
  • Opening and artist reception: Third Friday June 15, 2018 from 5-8 pm
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Short poems or songs known as Nursery Rhymes and the longer form folk stories known as Fairy Tales both come from centuries old oral and literary traditions aimed at capturing the imagination of children. Sometimes joyful and silly, sometimes dark they both conjure unique imagery and ideas in the minds of children and adults alike. In the juried exhibition Hey Diddle Diddle, artists nationwide were invited by Niza Knoll Gallery, to submit work that depicts their interpretation of a chosen rhyme or tale. In 2015 the gallery hosted the first, regional Hey Diddle Diddle Juried show that attracted a fun array of magnificent artworks which inspired the current call to be open to artists across the U.S.

Niza Knoll was born in Haifa, and as a child lived in Vienna, Paris, and Montreal, before settling in a diverse immigrant neighborhood in New York. Throughout her life she has had to learn to express herself in many languages and adapt to a mix of cultures. She believes this need to discover and create various ways to communicate pushed her to become a multi-disciplinary artist. Niza seeks out and studies different media—acrylic and oil, photography, graphic design, stone and clay—constantly in search of the form, or combination of forms, that will best allow her to express herself. She received her formal training in painting and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Before becoming a full-time visual artist she had two rewarding careers as a graphic designer and a teacher of painting and photography. She opened her namesake gallery in 2009.

Amy Norton’s eye for visual art comes from her love of photography and her many years surrounded by the works of talented artists of many disciplines. She has marketed and promoted artists and galleries since 2004 and in 2016 served as curator for an art exhibit and silent auction fundraiser for the Anti-Defamation League. She graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado in 2000 with an Associate’s Degree in commercial photography.


Niza Knoll Gallery gallery specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits, hosts first and third Friday events, monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought provoking thematic exhibits of artists using non-traditional media. Through a partnership with Kingman Winery the space serves a tasting room for their fine Colorado wines and is proud to offer their wine for sale during art walks and other special events. Visit www.nizaknollgallery.com for more information.

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

 

Not Much Of A Writer, I Love You: New Works by Sierra Montoya Barela

Collective SML | k

June 15 - July 27, 2018

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Odessa is pleased to present ‘Not Much Of A Writer, I Love You | New Works by Sierra Montoya Barela’ at their new location at Collective SML | k in Denver, Colorado.

Not Much Of A Writer, I Love You is an examination of alterity and the desire for meaning. Oscillating between playfulness and indifference, Sierra Montoya Barela’s new painted works are riddled with dark humor, diagrammatic forms, and icons of past and present. Drawing upon influences from embroidery, collage and sculpture, the artist considers cynicism and sincerity within the paradoxical realm of painting.

Sierra Montoya Barela is an artist living and working in Denver, Colorado. Barela earned a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 and was an Artist-In-Residence at the Vermont Studio Center and the Horned Dorset Colony in the months that followed. She has since shown in various group and solo exhibitions, most recently at Yes Ma'am Projects, Gildar Gallery and as part of the Octopus Initiative at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.

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 enrichment! For 2018 Odessa has teamed up with Collective SML | k for their first Curatorial Residency!

"This year we are so excited to recommit ourselves to this mission of Artistic Empowerment & Creative Impact by collaborating with artists we love to reimagine how an art gallery can better serve and engage with our growing community!" -Kristopher Michael Wright (Executive Director)

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.

Odessa at Collective SML | k
430 Santa Fe Dr
Denver CO

 

The Pirate Alumni Show

Scottie Burgess: Boundary Lines

Pirate: Contemporary Art

June 22 – July 8, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 22, 6-10pm
  • Pirate’s guest artist in the Treasure Chest gallery is Travis Hetman, a Denver based artist who creates drawings that touch on themes of space, time, and an endless frolic between meaning and meaninglessness
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In the main space Pirate Contemporary Art is having a retrospective featuring the work of former members called “The Pirate Alumni Show”. This show features work by some of the best artists to have walked the decks at Pirate. After leaving Pirate many of the artists represented in this show have attained commercial gallery representation, had museum exhibitions, and went on to have national, and international success. Featuring work by Margaret Neumann, Bill Stockman, Martha Daniels, Wes Magyer, Matthew Doubek, Michael Brohman, Viviane LeCourtois, Terry Campbell , Claudia Roulier, Marie Gibbons, Janelle Anderson, Peter Illig, Monique Crine, Christine Buchsbaum, Collin Parson, Sigri Strand, Nick Silici, and Dale Chisman.

In the associate space is “Boundary Lines” by Scottie Burgess. His work explores the existential human condition as it relates to the linear quality of the aesthetic experience. Through sustainable constructs, meditative wrappings, and textural sculptures, Burgess emphasizes the delineating qualities of the line, which defines the edges between the seen and obscured amidst our ever forward moving trajectory.

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

 

unCANNY: An exhibition of ArtLab Alumni artworks

PlatteForum

June 8 - 16, 2018

  • Curated by ArtLab alumni Ariana Romero and Harris Schwieterman
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7th from 6-8pm
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Maya Ramirez, ArtLab intern graduate, 2016

PlatteForum
2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: Noon - 6:00 PM

303.893.0791
http://www.platteforum.org

 

"The Moment of Re-Inventing: Cultural Assembly"

New Ceramic Sculpture by Kwok Pong "Bobby" Tso

Plinth Gallery

June 1 - July 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 1 from 6-9pm
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Our summer exhibition schedule begins with new work by Kwok Pong "Bobby" Tso. Kwok Pong was born and raised in Hong Kong and now lives in Maryville, Missouri. In 2009 he received his undergraduate degree in art from Northwest Missouri State University and earned both a Master's of Art and a Master's of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 2013. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Northwest Missouri State University. He has exhibited and been published nationally and internationally in China, The Peoples Republic of Korea, Romania, Germany and United Kingdom.

Pong explores the idea of objects that have been made or known and then deconstructing them into something that is unknown. The work in this exhibition becomes a metaphor between something that exists and something imagined, or what he refers to as "a miscellaneous, yet compact relationship". We can recognize and identify component parts of his work: perhaps a piece of structural steel, mechanical fasteners, a spool of wire, a metal roller, or a lever. He then fabricates plaster molds of these parts. By using a process known as slip casting, clay in a liquid suspension is poured into the mold and the object is reproduced. These singular objects are the first part of that "miscellaneous, yet compact relationship." After glazing or applying other colored ceramic pigments, these components are assembled into larger sculptural forms that can also contain parts made from other materials such as glass, metal or plastic. These multi-part assemblages are the other side of his metaphor, that which is imagined.

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

 

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Rethinking Urbanism

RedLine

June 22 - July 22, 2018

  • RedLine’s 5th Annual Juried Exhibition
  • Curated and juried by RedLine's Louise Martorano
  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 22nd, 2018, 6-9 pm
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Evan Anderman - Three Sripes, Strasburg, CO, 2017, archival inkjet print

The works featured in Rethinking Urbanism explore the social, cultural and political complexities of urban space. These complexities emerge in part through abstracted representations of density as with the work of Ramona Freeman, or the distillation of color that conveys a sense of bleakness as with Frank Lucero's "Traces of our Hands." The urban aesthetic and tone that connect the selected works all contribute to the defining of a metropolis-state. In this case, that definition takes shape in multiples and en masse, but with curiously a lack of human representation thus conveying a sense of urban isolationism rather than shared or communal space.

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

 

Concurrent Solo Exhibitions:

Amy Ellingson: “Sweetbitter Beast”

Ted Larsen: “Act Naturally”

Marcelyn McNeil: “Lead Heavy Feather Light”

Kate Petley: “Repositioned”

Katy Stone: “Transmissions”

Robischon Gallery

May 17 – July 14, 2018

  • Opening Reception for the artists: Thursday, May 17 from 6 – 8 pm
rob.ted.lTed Larson - Toll Free

Robischon Gallery is pleased to present five, concurrent solo exhibitions of contemporary abstraction by nationally recognized artists, Amy Ellingson (CA), Ted Larsen (NM), Marcelyn McNeil (TX), Katy Stone (WA), and Kate Petley (CO). The extensive multi-part exhibitions include a range of large to medium-scale paintings, small-scale sculptures and installation works which highlight the unconventional via the artists’ distinctive concepts and varied approach toward media. Idea-driven and rich in array, the abstract works on view feature unexpected surfaces, both vast and intimate. Utilizing oil and encaustic; poured, printed or spray-painted techniques on panel, canvas or archival plastic alongside sculptural works of aluminum or discarded pre-painted metals, each of the five artists presented reconsider and re-contextualize the vocabulary of surface and form with a renewed sense of materiality.

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

 

New Work by Jason DeMarte

Rule Gallery

May 3 - June 16, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3, from 6-9pm
jdJason DeMarte - Fog of Tranquility 2018, archival pigmented ink print

Jason DeMarte’s artistic practice has, for several years, examined humanity’s conflicting tendencies to idealize nature while continuously searching to improve upon it. By composing fictional tableaus, the work speaks to our uneasy obsession with beauty and excess and our preoccupation with sugarcoating perfection. Drawing from the romanticism of the Hudson River School and deepening his palette, DeMarte’s latest body of work increases the sense of overt indulgence while darkening the deeper subtext. Caterpillars and moths raised by the artist are stand-ins for the viewer and intermingle with flora evincing the onset of decay to bring a clearer sense of mortality often missing in our consumer-centric world. By photographing each subject individually multiple times, DeMarte is able to present a full depth-of-field in sharp focus, heightening both the sense of hyperrealism and surrealism. All of this is done to evoke an initial sense of seduction, beauty and awe that is subtly undermined the longer one engages with each piece, inviting the viewer to consider the way an adorned life gives way to greater meaning.

Jason DeMarte (b. 1973) is a tenured professor of photography at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.F.A. in Photography from Colorado State University and his M.F.A in Photography from the University of Oregon. DeMarte's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums, both nationally and internationally and has appeared in journals, textbooks and publications including features in; Vice, Hyperallergic, Featureshoot, Crave Online, Photograph Magazine, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Photo District News, British Journal of Photography, the Black Warrior Review, and the Oxford American, among others. Exhibitions include shows at the Denver Botanic Gardens, The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, RedLine, Denver, CO, Seidel City in Boulder, CO, The Ft Wayne Museum of Art among others. Select solo exhibitions include RULE Gallery in Denver CO and Marfa, TX, Wessell Synman Gallery in Cape Town South Africa, Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque, NM among others. DeMarte was awarded the Garry B. Fritz image-maker award at the Society of Photographic Education conference in Atlanta Georgia and currently has work included in the Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL. His work can be found in the permanent collection of SAKS Fifth Ave, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA., and the Fort Collins Colorado Historical Museum in addition to numerous private collections.

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

 

Process: The Artist's Journey

Featuring new work by Judy Campbell, David Marshall, Bill Snider and Nick Young

Space Gallery

May 4 - June 23, 2018

  • Artist Reception: Friday May 4th, 5 – 9pm
Bill Snider
Bill Snider, BX18/36-45/2 (detail image), Mixed Media on Wood, 45"x36"

Space Gallery presents Process: The Artist’s Journey a group exhibition that focuses on the artistic process and journey each artist goes through in the completion of their work. Each artist relies on their artistic intuitions to achieve a poetic end result.

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

 

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