New Work from Madeleine Dodge and Phillip Potter

with Katharine McGuinness in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

February 14 - March 10, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 5-9 pm
  • First Friday: March 1, 5-9 pm
  • Artists' Talks: Saturday, March 9, 2 pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, March 10
dodgeMadeleine Dodge - "In Case of Emergency Break Glass" Untitled #62, 2018

Artist Madeleine Dodge continues her work with natural processes which function autonomously in a generative capacity, creating a work of art, dissolving the subject object dichotomy. This work, comprised of archival, one of a kind, pigment prints on a variety of substrates was generated by anonymous social forces, self-reflection, and principles of social and psychoanalytic transference to materials.

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

 

Liz Lautrup and Karin Kempe: Luminous

Sync Gallery

February 15 - March 9, 2019

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: February 15 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: March 1, 2019 from 6-9pm
Kempe
THE LIGHT WITHIN: acrylic on canvas 30” x 30”: http://karinkempeart.com

Through layers of color and texture, Liz Lautrup and Karin Kempe each express the underlying luminosity of this world in abstract paintings which glow with an internal light and invite us to explore and appreciate their magic.

Karin Kempe: Leonard Cohen said, “There is a crack, a crack in everything- that’s how the light gets in.” Sometimes the light rides on hue and brightness; sometimes it is traced by the interaction of marks which are, after all, just paint on canvas, but which can be recognized like a mysterious memory. Our amazing world sings with an underlying luminosity, its radiance seeping from hidden windows. Light through color, this is what Karin Kempe touches and expresses in her paintings.

Lautrup
Grasshopper’s Flight: Acrylic and Watercolor Pencil on Canvas: 48 by 48” http://www.lizlautrup.com

Liz Lautrup: How often we miss the small bits of beauty and magic around us. Liz Lautrup’s paintings, which incorporate acrylic and watercolor pencil in multiple layers, illuminate the small wonders that we might normally pass by or fail to notice. Perhaps there is a whole world in a grasshopper’s flight through the air; perhaps we can find immense beauty in the reflected sunlight and varied colors in a field of grass. In these little things, there is the potential of mystery and discovery. They contain a message if we are willing to receive it. Liz Lautrup continues to experiment, finding new ways to capture the essence of internal and external worlds.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

Pam Fortner: Enigma

Sync Gallery

March 14 - April 13, 2019

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: March 15th from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: April 5th from 6-9pm
Hyphae I
Pam Fortner - Hyphae I: Steel, paper, waxed linen thread, ink: 64” x 14” x 14"”:
http://pamfortner.com

Much of Pam Fortner’s work is an enigma - perplexing and fanciful; yet vaguely familiar. It evokes forms that surround us, forms seen every day, but at such a minuscule scale that they often exist unnoticed.

Pam is inspired by the minutiae of nature and draws from the anatomy and structure of living things for her artwork. Her creative process is enigmatic. At the point of conception, her ideas are whimsical and mysterious - seemingly impossible to bring into physical form. She approaches each idea as if it were a puzzle to be worked out. With her unconventional combination of welding and bookbinding skills, Pam solves the conundrum. The use of steel provides a sturdy architecture on which she binds paper allowing her to magnify the scale of her pieces from the minute to the fantastic.

With this exhibit, Pam brings her love of the insignificant world to the forefront, where it takes on a curious appeal.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

Resonant: new works by Leopoldo Cuspinera Madrigal

Tansey Contemporary

March 7 - April 7, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday March 7, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
tanseyCuspinera Madrigal’s work is based in the ancient, pre-Columbian papermaking technique of Papel Amate, which he has modified to create his works. He continues to hone his technique, which he has used for more than twenty-five years, to make new discoveries and evolve his art practice. He lets the materials themselves - recycled paper pulp, pigments, resins, water - be active participants in the art making process, which he likens to action painting, that balances both rationality and intuition.

Cuspinera Madrigal has exhibited extensively throughout Mexico, the United States, Italy, France, and Switzerland. He currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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

 

The History of Enchantment and the Dark Side of the Heart

a Light and Sculpture Installation by Denver Artist Rebecca Vaughan

The Storeroom (a storefront window at 1700 Vine St. in Denver)

March 1 - 28, 2019

  • Closing night reception: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6-9pm
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This series of elaborately scrolled, lighted sculptural objects seek to have a conversation with and claim territory over experiences from the artist’s youth; spending summers with out-of-state extended family, inspirational wall hangings and her father’s built-in elaborate train set. These objects have become dense, meaning-laden relics of her naive childhood understanding of identity. This installation is an investigation into both light-hearted and challenging representations of the artist’s experience of childhood and culminating adult character.

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.

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, or to have your artwork considered for the space, 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.

About Rebecca Vaughan

Rebecca Vaughan was born and raised in Denver, CO, and has lived in the Netherlands and Nova Scotia, Canada. She received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University and BFA cum laude in Sculpture at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is currently the Artistic Director of PlatteForum, a non-profit which hosts artists-in-residence from all over the world. While in residence, the artists are paired with underserved youth to create artworks which address topics of social justice and community. She recently served as the Program Director for the Art Students League of Denver and was the Chair of Fine Arts and Head of Sculpture at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. She held a residency as a Resource Artist at Redline Denver from 2011-2013. Previously she worked as the project manager for Ann Hamilton's 2008 Circles of O performance, and assisted in other projects in Dialog: City, a city- wide arts event for the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. She served as an Artist-Teacher for the Vermont College of Fine Art and was a visiting instructor at Bowling Green State University, OH.

She recently exhibited her work in the Denver Biennial of the Americas exhibit First Draft and the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition Thief Amongst Thieves. She has shown widely in the Colorado region as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico, Canada and China. Her work has been in publications including the Chicago Art Journal and KnitKnit. Vaughan has received state grants from the Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities and the Ohio Arts Council. http://www.rebeccavaughan.com

 

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
Rouland TheLastStraw 30x24Elizabeth Rouland - The Last Straw - 30x24
 
“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

 

When Pigs Fly: Chinese New Year Invitational

Valkarie Gallery

February 6 - March 3, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday February 9, 5-9:30pm

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Pictured: Lisa Luree, Claudia Roulier, Lauri Muhonen, Danyl Cook, Mike Kloepfer and Hallie Packard

Now in its fourth year, we are excited to bring you the year of the pig in our annual Chinese New Year show! With nearly sixty artists all creating a piece on an 8"x8" panel based on the year of the pig - you will find paintings, drawings, digital art, mixed media, mosaics, fiber art, photography and more!.

Artists: Aleo, Aria Fawn, Betsy Rudolph, Carl Bork, Claudia Roulier, Clay Brooks, Cody Kuehl, Colleen Tully, Daniel Crosier, Daniel Granitto, Danyl Cook, David Perea, Dorothy DePaulo, Elena Gunderson, Hallie Packard, Henry Blount, Jane Falkenberg, Jen Herling, Jill Moustaffa, John Van Horn, Jordan Lyn, Josh Davy, Josh Houska, Justin Cdebaca, Karen Watkins, Kathryn Petroff, Kaitlin Ziesmer, Katie Hoffman, Kayla Edgar, Keith Oelschlager, Kim Anderson, Lauri Muhonen, Lisa Luree, Lisa Adams, Mad Tatters, Matt Doubek, Maxime LeFranc, Mike Kloepfer, Miki Harder, Molly McCraw, Naomi Wiener, Nicole Grosjean, Ray Munoz, Richard Ingersoll, Rob Jordan, Robert Newman, Ryan Austin Lee, Sharon Eisley, Tiffany Miller Russell, Tim Von Rueden, Tom Sarmo, Tony Steck, Travis Gillan, Valerie Savarie, Victor Escobedo, Willow LeFranc and Zachary Reece.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.valkariefineart.com

 

Reine Paradis: Midnight

Visions West Contemporary

March 1 - April 6, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, March 1st from 6-8pm
vwRunway, Archival Pigment Print, 28x42 and 42x60"

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce a solo exhibition, Midnight, a photo series by Los Angeles based artist Reine Paradis.

The Midnight series was created concurrently with a documentary film directed by Carl Lindstrom titled Queen of Paradis which follows the artist across the United States as she finds the perfect location for her colorful photographs. It’s an all-out adventure and an in-depth look at what it takes to make innovative art today. The film debuted at the Los Angeles Indie Film Festival in Hollywood, California in February. Queen of Paradis will be screened in Denver during the run of Paradis’s solo exhibition. Tickets are available at Visions West Contemporary. Date and time TBA. Please contact gallery for additional information.

Reine Paradis constructs narrative photographs staging herself as the central figure in a surreal landscape. In the series Midnight, Paradis uses neon color contrasts of almost acidic yellow set in a saturated blue background to create her own fantastical world.

Maquettes of the scenes are sketched out before the photographs are shot, the artist then constructs and paints accessories and props to be used in each scene. Each scene is carefully staged and edited and the resulting photographs seem to reference pop art as well as carefully arranged film stills. Each scene is an adventure and a story in and of itself.

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

 

Women in Art at Women in Kind

Women in Kind Gallery (3899 Jackson Street, Denver)

February 27 – March 29, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday March 8, 2019 6-9 p.m.
WomeninArt
Women in Art at Women in Kind is the first of an annual exhibition series celebrating art by, for and about women.

Spend International Women's Day (IWD) NIGHT at Women In Kind, enjoying an amazing, juried art exhibit benefitting Mi Casa Resource Center! The exhibit will showcase women artists and their creative exploration of issues around gender equality, empowerment and innovation in keeping with the 2019 IWD theme of Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.

Get your float on thanks to ice cream and root beer sponsors Sweet Action Ice Cream and Bruz Beers. You might also dig the cash bar with organic, handcrafted spirits from Rising Sun Distillery.

Tickets cost $10 a person and are available on Event Brite. Proceeds will be donated to Mi Casa Resource Center.

 

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