Roberto Juarez: Processing: Painting & Prints, 2008 - 2018

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

June 7 - September 16, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 7
  • 4:30-5:30 artist talk ($8 members / $12 non-members)
  • 5:30 members preview
  • 6:30-9pm free public reception
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Roberto Juarez, Window/Pater, (detail), 2016, Mixed Media on Canvas, 96"x96"

Roberto Juarez is a painter, printmaker and creator of large scale public projects who has been active since the early 1980s.

Guest curated by Edward J. Sullivan, this exhibition, with more than 65 works of art, is a comprehensive selection of the New York-based artist's work from the past ten years. It presents Juarez as a dramatic interpreter of natural phenomena and abstract form. Emphasis on his many unique processes and techniques enhances our understanding of his multifaceted accomplishments.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.443.2122
http://bmoca.org

 

Linda Gleitz and Andrea Gordon

In the Annex: University of Denver Student Exhibition "Within"

Core New Art Space

June 1 - 17, 2018

  • Opening reception: First Friday June 1 from 6-10 pm
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Linda Gleitz presents “Social Structure” a multi-piece work consisting of 80 “buildings” about social justice on many different levels. Linda calls it a “city” made of clay. The buildings average about 9 inches-ish. The buildings are full of people doing all of the nefarious and pleasant things that people do behind closed doors. Linda will also show individual pieces that are part of her “army” of goddesses. Their purpose is simply to bring compassion and beauty to our world.

Andrea Gordon’s collection of work called “What’s Next” is about embracing change and taking chances. The varied works reflect Andrea’s exploration of abstract painting from the past 3 years. Trying to be free and open throughout, she created groups completely different from one another using different techniques or sources of inspiration. Moving onto larger works, Andrea pushes the boundaries of color and pattern, most notably a 6’x8’ mural made of 24 separate pieces – each standing on it’s own while being part of the whole. Most recently, large scale paper-mache sculptures and ceramics incorporate her unique style.

CORE New Art Space was founded in 1981 as a non-profit contemporary art cooperative. It is comprised of 24 member artists and is located in Denver’s historic Santa Fe Arts District. Core provides professional gallery space to its members as well as to the broader arts community. Core offers additional opportunities to artists in the form of juried feature exhibitions. The mission of Core New Art Space is to encourage the exploration of new and different forms of expression and to promote to the general public the understanding of contemporary art.

CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.297.8428
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm
http://www.corenewartspace.com

 

Supporting Members Show

SPARK Gallery

May 31 - June 24, 2018

  • 1st Friday Reception: June 1 from 6-9pm
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SPARK Gallery announces a new exhibition from its supporting members: Robert Doi, Margo Linn Espenlaub Lili Francuz, Gayle Gerson, Carol Goldberg-Goldberg Dan Gray, A. Miriam Green, Roberta J. Lutgens, Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn, Barbara O’Connell, Lydia Riegle, Elisabeth Relin, Evan Siegel, Anina E. Hathaway, Katherine Johnson, Dan Kelly, Karin Kempe, Leona Lazar, Barbara Leyendecker, Judi Lightfield, Tom Linker, Bonnie Stolzmann, Beverly Thomas, Chris Thunblom, 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

 

"Have You Seen It?" Acrylic paintings by Susan Koalenz

Artists on Santa Fe

May 30 - July 2, 2018

  • 1st Friday Art Walk - June 1, 6-9 pm
  • 3rd Friday Artist’s Reception - June 15, 5-8 pm
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Susan Koalenz’s figurative paintings, filled with vivacious color, movement, and expression, will be featured at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery for the month of June. These works identify connections, whether they are obvious or subliminal, between us and the phenomenal world we come from. Meet Susan on 1st and 3rd Friday evening events and see additional exciting paintings in her studio at the Gallery.

Artists on Santa Fe is a gallery with working artists' studios located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe. It's an engaging environment where visitors can interact with professional artists and view work in progress.

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Mon-Fri: 10-5; Sat: 10-4
303.573.5903
http://www.artistsonsantafe.com

 

"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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Multifarious: Member Show

EDGE Gallery

June 8 - 24, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday June 8, 5-10pm
  • A member show of contemporary artworks showcasing the range of style and concept from Edge member artists
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Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 1-9pm, Sat:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

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

 

Currents New Media

Location: El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM

June 8 - 24, 2018

Opening Weekend: June 8 - 10

  • El Museo Cultural: 555 Camino de la Familia in Santa Fe, NM
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Join us for the 9th annual edition of CURRENTS NEW MEDIA festival at the Railyard in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2018 will boast over 90 collaborating artists in the fields of interactive installations, VR and AR environments, multimedia performances, single-channel videos, animation, robotics, app projects, experimental documentaries, 3D printing, and more.

CURRENTS NEW MEDIA brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from around the world for events that incorporate cutting-edge new media technology, visual arts, and community interaction. The festival introduces the public to new technology molded by artists into vehicles for expression and the communication of ideas – broadening the definition of 21st century art making and fostering a more expansive use of technology.

CURRENTS NEW MEDIA Festival Opening Night
Friday, June 8 / 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
$5 suggested donation over 18
Location: CURRENTS festival main exhibition venue at El Museo Cultural

Read more: Currents New Media 2018 in Santa Fe

Pink Progression

Center for Visual Art

May 31 - August 18, 2018

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Pink Progression is an exhibition addressing concepts of human rights, gender, sexual identity, feminism and inclusivity. Pink Progression is a series of exhibitions commemorating and celebrating the solidarity established during the women’s marches in 2017 and 2018. During the marches, pink created a strong visual statement representing unity and empowerment. For the CVA exhibition, over fifty local artists incorporate or respond to this hue as they explore how social interactions are affected by gender and identity expression.

ARTISTS

Tya Anthony, Fawn Atencio, Libby Barbee, Michael Bernhardt, Tonia Bonnell, Mindy Bray, Trine Bumiller, Katie Caron, Danielle Cunningham Tierney, Rachael Delaney, Rebecca DiDomenico, Sally Elliott, Steven E Frost, Melissa Furness, Jennifer Ghormley, Ania Gola-Kumor, Emma Hardy, Kim Harrell, Ana María Hernando, Veronica Herrera, Tsehai Johnson, Margaret Kasahara, Anna Kaye, Rian Kerrane, Mary-Ann Kokoska, Sandy Lane, Viviane Le Courtois, Suchitra Mattai, Irene Delka McCray, Daisy McGowan, Laleh Mehran, Amy Metier, Susanne Mitchell, Kelly Monico, Sophie Lynn Morris, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Kate Woodliff O’Donnell, Mark Penner-Howell, Jennifer Pettus, Bonnie Ferrill Roman, Martha Russo, Ajean Ryan, Julia Rymer, Dylan Scholinski, Natascha Seideneck, Sue Simon, Frankie Toan, Chinn Wang, and Melanie Yazzie

COLLABORATIONS

Fawn Atencio & Susan Vaho, Mindy Bray & Sophie Lynn Morris, Katie Caron & Marie Perrin-McGraw, Sally Elliott & Bonnie Stolzmann, Melissa Furness & Estee Bershof, Jennifer Ghormley & Jodi Stuart, Kim Harrell & Katie Hoffman, Tsehai Johnson & Edie Tavel, Anna Kaye & Mark Brasuell, and Irene Delka McCray & Karen Keilpikowski

Make-a-Recycled-Sketchbook workshop with Jennifer Ghormley: Saturday, June 30, 1-3pm

Using scrap materials collected from other workshops and printing projects, students will learn the process to create one-of-a-kind books that have a variety of uses. We will turn ‘oops’ prints and found papers into the book covers, up-cycled newsprint becomes the interior pages. Next the books are bound together on the sewing machine. Then participants may decorate or embellish as desired. We will focus on embracing the pink color theme, as it relates to the Pink Progression exhibition. Instructor will provide all basic materials. Participants are welcome to bring scraps and materials as well, including fabric. ALL skill levels welcome, ALL ages welcome.

Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State University of Denver
965 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.294.5207
Tue-Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
http://www.metrostateCVA.org

 

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

 

Splash by Lisa Calzavara

Sync Gallery

June 14 - July 14, 2018

  • Third Friday Reception: June 15 from 6-9pm
  • Sunday Brunch and Small Works Sale: Sunday June 24 from 11am-3pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: July 6 from 6-9pm
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Lisa Calzavara, Chroma, acrylic on canvas, 20” x 20”

Lisa Calzavara: Artist Statement

The vibrant energy of summer was the inspiration of Lisa Calzavara’s new series. She incorporates both paintings and sculptures which are centered on movement to express the liveliness and exuberance of the sensations of summertime fun. Focusing on a memory like tasting a fresh juicy watermelon, or the invigorating jolt of lightening are used to initiate the direction for each piece within the series. This allowed her to capture the essence of that experience in a spontaneous format. By using the fluidity of liquid acrylics in the paintings, she is able to create vivid images within dynamic compositions. The sculptures also have a sense of momentum inherently created by the contours of the clay and resin silhouettes. Combing these art forms into one show, results in a very fun and energetic experience.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

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

 

Street Art: Graffiti Gives Back

1801 California (Lobby Gallery)

June 7 – July 27, 2018

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In this collaborative show, Arts Brookfield is pleased to feature art produced by Denver’s Access Gallery whose mission is to increase access to economic, educational and cultural opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities. The large murals in this show were created through Access Gallery’s “Graffiti Gives Back” program where graffiti artists are paired with students not normally associated with graffiti; for example, elderly students suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s. In this case, the lead artist, Josiah Lopez, not only presents some of his own work but also the work created by his art students in this unique, award winning project. The opening reception for STREET ART: Graffiti Gives Back is on June 7 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and will feature a fundraising element for Access Gallery. Many of the artists will be in attendance.

1801 California St
Denver, CO 80202

 

Bodies⁵: Alpay Efe, Eliza Ivanova, Joseph Martinez, Aaron Nagel, and John Wentz

Abend Gallery

June 2 - 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2nd from 6-9pm
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Abend Gallery
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Sat: 12:00 - 6:00 pm
303.355.0950
http://abendart.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

 

Cyberscapes by Serenity Forge

Denver Botanic Gardens: Gates Court Gallery

May 30 – August 5, 2018

  • Reception: Wednesday, May 30, 5:30-7:30pm; Artist Talk: 6:30pm
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Still image of Summer at Dusk from “Four Sided Fantasy,” published by Serenity Forge, developed by Ludo Land, 2016. Digital print.

Experience landscapes both familiar and strange in the virtual worlds published and developed by indie video game studio Serenity Forge. Through the colors of the autumnal countryside to the desolation of parched Martian deserts, explore the creation of narrative through the dream-like vistas of games designed for meaningful experience. Drawing from games including “Lifeless Planet,” “The King’s Bird” and “Once Upon a Coma,” Cyberscapes explores the power of places that tell stories.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206
720.865.3500
http://botanicgardens.org

 

Marina Kassianidou: One Dimension Lower

Yes Ma’am Projects

May 26 – June 23, 2018

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Yes Ma’am Projects is pleased to present One Dimension Lower, featuring new site-responsive works by Boulder-based artist Marina Kassianidou. In her first solo exhibition in Colorado, Kassianidou responds to Yes Ma’am Projects’ basement dwellings in an almost geological manner, combining and recreating experiences, materials, marks, traces, and patterns. Her subtle paintings and collages on various surfaces create a sense of continuity with the space while simultaneously referencing larger historical contexts, geographical settings and topography, and personal yet shared everyday experiences.

One Dimension Lower expands on Kassianidou’s practice of approaching painting, drawing, and collage as ways of responding to and intervening into everyday surfaces and spaces. Material explorations interweave floral fabric patterns and replica wood grain vinyl sourced from Kassianidou’s home country of Cyprus with the visual aesthetics of an outdated house basement turned gallery, shaping and defining the experience with an anachronistic vision of space. The marks she makes pay close attention to surface details of the gallery—whether additive or subtractive, her physical interventions play off of superficial patterning that is meant to look natural and highlights the more random nature of human memory and arrangement.

In Back to Blue (2018), Kassianidou has gradually “erased” the flowers printed on the readymade cotton fabric by submerging them in blue paint. This covering up has been done in stages, one color at a time, reversing the printing process that brought the original image into being. The “erasure” also involves the recreating of the flowers as painted images. The impulse to recreate found images is evident in the site-specific wall collage Untiled (2018). Here, the artist has isolated and recreated the marks left on the wall after the faux tiles placed on it were removed. The original marks and the faux recreated marks begin to form a decorative pattern on the kitchen walls. Works such as Floor Paintings (2018) and Stain Paintings (2018) recreate natural patterns and accidental marks while transforming them into painted images. Hierarchies between different types of marks, including the human and non-human, are thus disrupted. Floor Paintings are based on the floor of the gallery while Stain Paintings recreate stains found on the floor of the artist’s studio. Finally, works such as Masquetry V (2015–2018) and Faulty Samples IV (2018), both parts of ongoing series of works, involve interventions on found wood and patterned fabric. The interventions hover between disrupting and recreating wood rings and printed patterns while interweaving the artist’s marks with natural and mechanically produced marks.

Kassianidou’s marks excavate surfaces we surround ourselves with, bringing them to the foreground while unearthing alternative narratives. The surfaces expand to encompass time, history, place, and meaning. At the same time, the artist’s interventions become a process of relating to those surfaces. The result is a subtle shift in how we experience and relate to our surroundings and the world at large. As Kassianidou writes, the work “examines modes of relating to the world that do not involve imposing our presence but rather becoming attentive to what is already there, responding to it, and finding ways of working with it.”

Marina Kassianidou was born in Limassol, Cyprus. She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado, and Limassol. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Stanford University, California, USA, an M.A. in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK, and a Ph.D. in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK. She has exhibited her work internationally. Group exhibitions include Mediterranea 16 Young Artists Biennial (Ancona, Italy), Tradition Today: Exploring Conditions to Recreate It (House of Cyprus, Athens, Greece), and Livres d’ Artistes: Book Art in Cyprus since the 1960s (Zampelas Art Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus). She has had solo exhibitions in Nicosia, Cyprus (Gloria Gallery, 2006, 2008, Thkio Ppalies Artist-Led Project Space, 2016), London, UK (Tenderpixel Gallery, 2009, Chelsea College of Arts, 2013, 2015, The Center for Drawing, 2014) and Chicago, Illinois, USA (North Branch Projects, 2013). Her work is found in several private and public collections, including the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. She is a recipient of the 2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant.

 

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

 

Mike Womack: Love Letters to Rocks

In the project room: Whitney Hubbs: Shutter Stutter

David B. Smith Gallery

May 18 - June 16, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 18th, from 6 - 8pm
  • Artist Talk begins 6:30pm; Free and open to the public
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Mike Womack - Untitled, 2018 - wood and rock - 30 x 30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 x 76.2 cm)

David B. Smith Gallery is pleased to present, Love Letters to Rocks, the gallery’s first solo exhibition of new work by Mike Womack. This body of work includes both sculpture and painting in line with Womack’s interdisciplinary practice that combines conceptual rigor, abstraction, and, in this case, geological forms directly from nature.

Love Letters to Rocks employs reductive abstraction as a method to explore futility in representation in his paintings as well as a means to display the subject of devotion, rocks. According to Womack, true depiction is a problematic gesture and “the separation between an image and the essential truth of an object/being is more confused than ever given the primary platform of how images are consumed today–in a digital space.” By contrast, this exhibition brings object and image into physical space, displaying the rocks within their own wooden matrix from which to view the paintings created for them. Monochromatic palettes are chosen as a challenge to the concept of traditional ideas of depiction via painting. These ‘love letters’ also confront ideas relating to romance, and the dynamics of a one-sided relationship. What type of relationship can occur if the romance lacks reciprocity? And does this question look to a larger narrative on the current, and futile, state of interpersonal relationships in the digital age?

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202
303.893.4234
http://davidbsmithgallery.com

 

Read more: David B. Smith: Mike Womack and Whitney Hubbs

Recall - Recapture - Remember

Showcasing the very best in contemporary fiber work from the Southwest

Tansey Contemporary

May 18 - June 17, 2018 (Santa Fe)

July 7 - August 5, 2018 (Denver)

  • Denver opening reception: Saturday, July 7th from 2-4pm; attending artists will each give a short talk about their work
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Catherine Hicks - Georgia, Alfred, MC and Me

Tansey Contemporary is proud to announce, “Recall - Recapture - Remember”, an invitational and juried exhibition organized in collaboration with the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC), showcasing excellence in contemporary fiber art from artists in the Southwest Region of the United States.

The exhibition includes new works from 22 artists and will be on display at Tansey Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM May 18th through June 17th. The exhibition will then travel to Denver, where it will be on display at Tansey Contemporary Denver July 7th through August 5th.

The opening reception in Santa Fe will be held on Friday, May 18th at 652 Canyon Road from 5:30 to 8pm, in conjunction with the kick-off party for the EVFAC annual Fiber Crawl, organized in partnership with local artists, businesses, and cultural centers for the public to learn and experience the fiber arts for free while traveling across northern New Mexico, May 18-20th.

The opening reception in Denver will be held on Saturday, July 7th from 2-4pm at 1743 Wazee Street, and attending artists will each give a short talk about their work.

The exhibition as a whole addresses the theme of memory and the works in the show approach the theme from a broad range of perspectives. In “Journey Home”, Jacqueline Mallegni attempts to transform recaptured negative emotions and memories into beauty. Her work often references the philosophies of wabi-sabi surrounding acceptance of transience and imperfection. Jason Ripper’s work, “Blood and Bone”, utilizes everyday clothing worn by himself and his parents, directly serving as a personal remembrance of his mother after her passing, but also as a platform to connect with others through the shared experience of loss.

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

 

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
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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

 

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