Chuck Hindes: "10 Books • 10 Tea Bowls • 10 Prints"

Plinth Gallery

April 5 - May 25, 2019

  • First Friday artist reception: April 5 from 6-9pm
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Our exhibition for April and May showcases the work of ceramic artist Chuck Hindes. Hindes received his undergraduate degree in ceramics from the University of Illinois and his graduate ceramics degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is professor emeritus from The University of Iowa and his ceramic work is widely anthologized. Hindes' ceramics can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C.

Hindes specializes in the atmosphere firing processes in which wood or other materials are used to fire the pieces, providing a high degree of surface enrichment.

"The volatile interaction of clay and fire composes an indelible record of the firing. A distinct facade riddled with textural imperfections, and passages of non-descript patterns of color are created. These patterns and textures paint a continuous dialogue encompassing the entire vessel."

His clay vessels embrace the Japanese aesthetic of "Wabi Sabi," in which the traits of imperfection and irregularity are forms of beauty. These are positive characteristics and should not be perceived as defects or flaws." Hindes' books and prints contain that same basic aesthetic: a casual, spontaneous, and vigorous quality that embrace gesture and asymmetry deriving from the plastic quality of the clay.

Plinth Gallery Curator Jonathan Kaplan has known Hindes for many years as one of his undergraduate professors and a professional colleague. "It is an honor to exhibit Chuck's work. His books, tea bowls, and prints all share that same quality being highly composed and a pleasure to experience."

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

 

“Close to Home”, works by Isa Marcelli and Léa L’Azou

Processus

March 9 - May 24, 2019

  • Opening reception: Saturday March 9th from 7 - 11 pm
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Processus is delighted to present “Close to Home”, works by Isa Marcelli and Léa L’Azou, in conjunction with the Month of Photography in Denver. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday March 9th between 7 and 11 pm. The exhibition will be open to the public until May 24th, 2019 at Processus, the institute for art and life, located at 955 24th St., Denver CO 80205. Visit between 10 am and 6 pm, Tuesday to Saturday, or by appointment.

The exhibition, curated by Christopher R. Perez during a recent studio visit in France, includes a selection of works by Isa Marcelli and Léa L’Azou. As mother and daughter, they work together as Les Photographeuses since 2012. They share a studio where they live, in Montigny-sur-Loing, at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau. Surrounded by nature, their works reflects a poetic approach to daily encounters as well as unique interactions between figure and nature. The works in the exhibit are made using wet darkroom techniques including silver printing, tricolor gum prints over cyanotype and lith.

Born in 1958, Isa Marcelli creates works with a variety of traditional and historical methods since 2008. Her poetic and sensitive universe reveals the fragility of human existence in natural contexts. She has exhibited in Paris, Berlin, and most recently at the Garden of the Zodiac gallery in Omaha, Nebraska Born in Paris in 1990, Léa L’Azou received a diploma in photography from the École de Condé in Paris in 2013. Lea works with medium and large format cameras, and focuses on using historical techniques such as pinhole, polaroid and wet plate.

Processus is a co-working space for artists. It includes a darkroom, a woodshop/ sculpture area, and a printmaking area. Processus also hosts exhibitions and social events, and offers private instruction and art services. It was co-founded in 2014 by artists Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez.

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

 

Joel Swanson: In Other Words

Republic Plaza

March 20 – June 12, 2019

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Arts Brookfield presents one of Denver’s favorite artists, Joel Swanson, in the solo exhibition In Other Words, opening March 20 and running through June 12 at Republic Plaza. In Other Words explores the relationship between language and technology, critically subverting the technologies, materials, and underlying structures of language to reveal its idiosyncrasies and inconsistencies. Swanson’s work featured in In Other Words is a collection of new and pre-existing works including I Know What You Are But What Am I, Logic Only Works in Two Dimensions, and Bill of Rights 1–10. The public is invited to a free opening reception on Thursday, April 4 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Republic Plaza.

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

 

Small Works

Robert Anderson Gallery (3321 East Colfax Ave, Denver)

March 8 - April 27, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, March 8, 5-8 pm
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Small Works, held in conjunction with Denver's Month of Photography 2019, opening Friday, March 8, 5-8 pm at the Robert Anderson Gallery (3321 East Colfax Ave, immediately east of the Bluebird Theater). This free event open to the public is an exhibit of 60 photographs measuring less than 14" longest dimension (Small Works) selected from more than 700 submitted to an international call. These diverse images are from photographer/artists living throughout the US.

 

David Maisel: Atlas

Kevin O'connell: Petrichor

James Benning: Small Roads

Robischon Gallery

March 21 - May 4, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 21, 2019 6 - 8pm
  • In The Viewing Room: Claire Sherman: Paintings and Prints
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David Maisel - Desolation Desert: Tailings Pond 3, Minera Centinela Copper Mine, Antofagasta Region, Atacama Desert, Chile
archival pigment print 48 x 48"

In conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography, Robischon Gallery is pleased to present three concurrent solo exhibitions featuring David Maisel (CA), Kevin O’Connell (CO) and James Benning (CA). The artists’ attention toward both earth and sky, capture divergent aspects of their subjects - from Maisel’s bold, vertiginous, aerial overviews of industrially-altered landscapes, to O’Connell’s vast open fields, awaiting life-sustaining rain and the clouds that deliver it, to Benning’s seasonally changing views of backroads, smaller interstates and lonely highways through a lens of an unrelenting traveler of the contemporary open road.

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

 

In The Fold

Featuring Susan Blake, Basil Kincaid and Renluka Maharaj

Rule Gallery

March 22 - May 4, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday March 22 from 6-9pm
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Renluka Maharaj, Coolie Girl with Eyes of Wonder, 2016, archival pigmented ink print, 40 x 60 inches

RULE Gallery is pleased to present In The Fold, a group exhibition in conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography 2019 featuring Susan Blake, Basil Kincaid and Renluka Maharaj. The show will be presented at RULE Gallery.

In The Fold showcases three artists whose photographic work lies at the intersection of culture and identity, where fabric as subject holds memory at the forefront of their individual practice. Fabric can be seen as an impression of a figure or a stand-in for the remembrance of a loved one. It acts as a vehicle for a history, woven into each thread or sewn into an ancestral quilt. Susan Blake evokes her art historical background, referencing Baroque decadence through the use of drapery as fluid interplay between nature and artifice, transforming each scene into a contemporary landscape. The seductively arranged textiles draw the viewer into the natural world suggesting a deceptive human presence in a seemingly idealistic setting amidst preserved lands. Basil Kincaid examines the relationship of personal and cultural identity through the use of contextualized materials, stitching the disparate stories together into a unified quilt. These multilayered textile blocks are derived from the community, comprising of donated scraps or printed fabric made from his photographs of discarded elements in his environment. Additionally, these quilts cloak individuality in Kincaid’s more traditional photographic pieces, bringing emphasis to historical investigation of our shared experiences to a global level. Renluka Maharaj’s work presents elements of performance and installation through photography. Maharaj uses portraiture to explore the rich history and religion of her ancestors, focusing on the impact of colonialism and the contemporary placement of gender and sexuality of cross-cultural identity.

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

 

Rear View Mirror

Featuring the photography of Paul Brokering

Space ANNEX (95 South Cherokee, Denver)

March 29 - May 4, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday March 29th 6-9pm
  • ANNEX Gallery hours: Thurs/Fri 11am-5pm & Sat 10am-3pm
  • ANNEX Parking: Street parking during the day; Evenings and weekends free parking in the 40 car lot next door
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Materialis

Featuring artists working in a variety of mediums

Taiko Chandler, Madeleine Dodge, Wendy Kowynia and Cuong Ta

Space Gallery

April 12 - May 25, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, April 12th 6-9pm
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Cuong Ta, installation detail, ceramic, 6-15 inches in diameter each

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

 

Supporting Members' Show

Spark Gallery

April 11 - May 5, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 12, 6-9 pm
  • Art of Brunch: Sunday, April 28, 11-3
  • First Friday: May 3, 6-9 pm
  • Closing Coffee: Sunday, May 5, 1-4
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Featuring:
Robert Doi • Sally Eckert • Margo Linn Espenlaub • Lili Francuz
Gayle Gerson • Carol Goldberg-Goldberg • A. Miriam Green • Anina E. Hathaway
Katherine Johnson • Dan Kelly • Karin Kempe • Leona Lazar • Barbara Leyendecker Judi Lightfield • Tom Linker • Roberta Lutgens • Tom Mazzullo • Keri Mills
Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn • Barbara O’Connell • Elisabeth Relin • Lydia Riegle Evan Siegel • Bonnie Stolzmann • Beverly Thomas
Chris Thumblom • Rob Watt • J. Bruce Wilcox

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

 

Vignettes by Pamela Gilmore Hake and Kristy Smith

Sync Gallery

April 18 - May 11, 2019

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: April 19 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: May 3, 2019 from 6-9pm
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Pamela Gilmore Hake: The White Place, acrylic and charcoal, 48” x 72”

Vignettes offers new works that are short, visually descriptive stories created through drawing and painting to reveal the heart of the artists.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

Carol Shinn

Tansey Contemporary

April 20 - May 27, 2019

  • Opening reception: Saturday April 20 from 1:30 - 3:30pm
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This solo exhibition features recent work by Shinn that explores her two main subjects: the landscape and architectural artifacts. Rooted in close observation, her finely tuned works invite viewers to slow down and give even the minutest details of a scene mindful attention. Shinn captures momentary glimpses of the natural and man-made worlds, especially the confluence of the two, in her practice. She sees time and place as “complexities of interacting forces.” Her work manifests viewpoints and locations in flux, hinting at a larger, nuanced narrative beyond the work itself at once specific yet mysterious.

Tansey Contemporary
1743 Wazee Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80202
720.596.4243
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm

Spring Formal

A Light and Sculpture Installation by Local Artist Hayley Dixon

The STOREROOM (1700 Vine St. Denver)

April & May, 2019

  • Opening night: Thursday, April 4 from 6-9pm
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The STOREROOM and Vine St. Pub welcome you to view Spring Formal, by local artist Hayley Dixon. As we move from the darkness of Winter, Spring Formal, invites you to take part in the illumination of life that comes from the longer, warmer days. Each section celebrates the organic nature and joy of the reawakening of life. The three sections blend the organic side of nature and the playfulness of the human imagination. Each section takes shapes, textures, feelings, and artifacts from nature and is redesigned to invoke a sense of familiar alongside the otherworldliness.

The vision of The STOREROOM is to work with artists and Denver property owners to activate empty storefronts in Denver. Artists with a passion for engaging with the public and across diverse audiences, for creating work that is visually stunning and innovative, and for adding insight and whimsy to the neighborhood are offered a space to install temporary art installations. “Giving emerging artists a space to get creative in a temporary home, The STOREROOM is a great way to showcase these unique artworks,” said Vine St. Pub manager Caroline Duffy, adding, “we hope other property owners follow suit if they have underused spaces that could be activated with art!”

About Hayley Dixon

Hayley Dixon hails from the mountains of Western Colorado and currently resides in Denver, CO. Built with the desire to create, she produces work that embodies nature and the vast unknown of the imagination. She works in various mediums: event curation, illustration, painting, and installation. Having received her BA in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, her artwork is inspired by nature and found objects. She has co-produced a DIY block party, curated electronic art installations for the Communikey Festival of Electronic Art and Music, directed immersive dance parties, and built installations for music events in Colorado and New Mexico.

About The STOREROOM

The STOREROOM is an art installation and exhibition space in a former empty storefront adjacent to the Vine St. Pub and Brewery. This space is open for artists to create installation artworks in an empty storeroom that is viewable to the public along 17th St. For more information please contact Brendan Picker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also find us on Instagram @storeroomdenver and on Facebook at The Storeroom.

Our Planet: Art Exhibition on the Environment in a Changing Climate

NCAR/UCAR Community Art Program Exhibits at NCAR (Boulder, CO)

March 4 - May 3, 2019

  • Oil, Pastel, Watercolor, Acrylic, Gouache, Graphite and Block Print by 16 accomplished Colorado artists
  • Art Reception: Saturday March 9th from 11 am to 2 pm. Curator’s talk will start at 12 noon
  • Exhibiting Artists: Cliff Austin, Sina March, Rick Brogan, Susan McKelvy, Carole Buschmann, Pushpa Sunder Mehta, Marcie Cohen, Carol Peterson, Bob Doyle, Jennifer Riefenberg, Susan Foster, Elizabeth Rouland, H. Cedar Keshet, Barbara Takamine, Sarah St George, Elizabeth Van Ingen
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“Our Planet” is a unique art exhibition created by 16 accomplished Colorado artists depicting how climate change is affecting our lives and environment. The objective of this art exhibition is to engage people on the subject of climate change by creating art that draws them into the subject visually and emotionally; connecting them to real life experiences and scientific understandings about what is going on today. For each painting, an artist statement describes the relationship between the art and what’s happening or can be done to address climate change. Thus, this show is not your typical art exhibition, albeit the artists’ works are beautiful on their own, but also an emotionally impactful experience and a learning opportunity. Viewers often come away with a sense of awe and wanting to do something more to change what is happening to our planet.

NCAR's Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is no charge for admission.

Preview all artists' work on the UCAR Community Art Calendar at: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program

 

Nostalgia by Danyl Cook

Valkarie Gallery

April 3 - 28, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 5 - 9pm
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Wistful and vintage are the themes behind Danyl Cook’s newest drawings and paintings which will premiere in April at Valkarie Gallery in the Belmar District of Lakewood.

“My partner has an antique business and brings home some of the most unique and odd-looking objects that just sing out: ‘Draw me’,” says Danyl. “But you have to work fast as they stay in the house just long enough to get cleaned and priced, then they are off to the showroom!”

Danyl’s love of comics and television from the golden age will also be on display, with many pieces rendered in classic charcoal.

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

 

Docufiction: Julie Blackmon, Drew Leshko, and Travis Walker

Visions West Contemporary

April 12 – May 18, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, April 12th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
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Midwest Materials, 2018, archival pigment print, edition of 10, 29 x 29 inches

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce a three-person exhibition, Docufiction, featuring the work of Julie Blackmon, Drew Leshko, and Travis Walker. The exhibition dates are Docufiction is a mash up of documentary and fiction, a central theme of each of the three artists. These artists reference the fantastic in the ordinary, the peculiarity in domestic life, and the escapism of another reality.

Julie Blackmon’s photographs are both fictional and auto-biographical at the same time. Blackmon’s interest in, “the conflation of art and life is an area I have explored in photographing the everyday life of my family.” The images are a wonderful balance of the reality combined with the fantastical elements of daily life. Julie Blackmon lives and works in Springfield, Missouri. Her work can be found in many museum collections and has been exhibited throughout United States. She was recently featured in New York Times Magazine.

Drew Leshko creates work the blurs the line between past and present. What was once real might no longer remain. Leshko work examines gentrification and preservation through creating documentary studies of architecture of buildings in transitional area. Leshko’s small scale work, similar to dollhouse specs, questions what is worth preserving. Drew Leshko lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His work has been exhibited throughout and been extensively reviewed.

Travis Walker often references cinema and at the same time is documenting the American West thus creating images that are both real and imaginary at the same time. Tragedy and comedy often collide in Walker’s paintings. Travis Walker lives and works in Jackson, Wyoming. His work has been exhibited across the United States. Walker is the founder of the Tenton Art Lab based in Jackson, Wyoming.

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205
303.292.0909
http://www.visionswestcontemporary.com

 

Elements

Featuring: Bonny Lhotka, Russell Brown, Robert Buelteman, Conor King, Kevin Hoth

Walker Fine Art

March 8 - April 20, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 8, 2019, 5-9pm
Conor King Rogue Wave
Conor King - Rogue Wave - 2016 - 26W x 15H inches - Archival Inkjet Print

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

 

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