Three Concurrent Solo Exhibitions in Abstraction

DEBORAH DANCY: “Turbulence”

GARY KOMARIN: “Swiss Positions”

TOM LIEBER: “Mūlas (Nakshatra)”

Robischon Gallery

November 15, 2018 – January 5, 2019

  • Opening Reception, Thursday, November 15th from 6 – 8 pm
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Deborah Dancy - No Time for Regrets acrylic on paper 50 x 38 ½ in.

Robischon Gallery is pleased to present three concurrent solo exhibitions by American painters Deborah Dancy (CT), Gary Komarin (NY) and Tom Lieber (CA). The featured artists expound on a diverse array of abstract vocabularies; from the raw, challenging language of provisional painting to the improvisational line linked to Late Modernism, as well as the formal sensibilities of gestural abstraction. Through their distinctive approach and wide-ranging mark, each of the seasoned artists exalt in the physicality of paint as they independently mine the vast terrain of abstraction: Dancy’s gritty structures merge with unexpected forms, Komarin’s colorful animated lines comingle with the organic and Lieber’s high-velocity brushwork and elegant palette acknowledge the contemplative. Through varied line and surface, Dancy, Komarin and Lieber embrace the unassuming beauty and awkwardness of paradoxm while recognizing the gravitas of complexity and the exuberance of the unencumbered mark.

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

 

New Work from Sally Elliott and Jennifer Parisi

Linda Armantrout in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

November 15 - December 9, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 16, 6 - 9 pm
  • Art of Brunch: Sunday, November 25, 11 am - 3 pm
  • First Friday: December 7, 6 - 9 pm
  • Closing Coffee: Sunday, December 9, 1 - 4 pm
 
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Sally Elliott - Corazone Rosada con Rosas, 2018
 
SALLY ELLIOTT: "Sources/Memories"

My paintings were created this year for two shows sponsored by “Pink Progression” which were inspired by the Women’s Marches. My work contains pink hearts as a central image and other images of personal significance. The smaller works are experiments in watercolor, gouache and collage. See more of Sally's work at http://www.sallyelliottart.com

JENNIFER PARISI: "Without A Doubt"

Meditation, contemplation, self inquiry—so much can happen by turning inward. This show attempts to convey a taste of the richness of the inner world. Sounds dubious to those who haven’t gone within, but those who have know the greatness of the experience, without a doubt. See more of Jennifer's work at www.jennifer-dotArt.com 

In the North Gallery: LINDA ARMANTROUT: "Messengers, Guides, and Protectors"

These images are invitations to look beyond the brushstrokes, colors, and shapes to a deeper mystery and meaning. I hope you find your messenger, guide, or protector here. See more of Linda's work at www.armantroutstudio.com

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

 

New Creations by Jean Herman and Helene Strebel

SYNC Gallery

November 15 - December 15, 2018

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: November 16 from 6-9pm
  • Art of Brunch: Sunday November 25 from 11am-3pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: December 7 from 6-9pm
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Helene Strebel, Flowing Liquid, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36”

Jean Herman: Artist Statement

Jean Herman believes that art is always very personal and that both abstract and interpretive realism in art tells the artist’s unique story. Her work in “New Creations” is a series she calls “Origins”. It is all about new creations, the old and new ways to look at our age old questions of our origins. Art is the perfect media to explore old myths and new interpretations. She uses her mixed media fiber collage technique to build 9 separate pieces that tell one story of our origins.

Jean will be showing her interpretation of the various creation stories that are told throughout human history. She has always been fascinated with how different cultures and religious traditions build a story to explain “How did we get here? Where did we come from? Where are we going?” A newer version of this story is told in Dan Brown’s new book, “Origins”. Herman was intrigued by the theme of the book and the intersection of old and new thought. The book “Origins” tells the story of an agnostic or atheistic view of our origins. Yet, the call of the 7 days of creation myths remain very powerful. Modern thought often tries to merge this story into the scientific view of millions, if not billions of years of evolution.

Helene Strebel: Artist Statement

All of Helene Strebel’s paintings are created in her studio, but when she is out and about, traveling near or far she gets an idea that will often lead to a new painting. Her paintings are created by listening to herself and her own originality.

The progress can be a struggle or a love battle to reach the finish line. Every part expresses some emotion, lines and shapes will speak. Helene hopes to inspire people who see her work to look carefully around them, to discover beauty in unusual places.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

Karine Léger, Karen Scharer, Jeff Glode Wise: Wonderland

Space Gallery

November 15, 2018 - January 5, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, November 15th 6-8pm
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Karine Léger, Seafaring Song, Acrylic on canvas 36x60 inches
 
Space Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition with new work by Karine Léger, Karen Scharer and Jeff Glode Wise. Using various materials, shapes and colors, these artists create a wonderland of visual bliss and dreamlike contemplation.

Canadian artist Karine Léger begins her process by deconstructing compositions “in order to lay the foundations for an introspective reconstruction. Colours, textures and shapes are meticulously selected to be arranged and rearranged, assembled and reassembled, in a quest for the right balance.” This creative process is slow and deliberate, paying special attention to placement and energy. Her forms “nearly touching, other times precariously balancing on one another and, on occasion, merging… The shapes seem anthropomorphic at times, reflecting that constant desire for balance. But they only reveal just enough, allowing plenty of room for the viewers to find their own interpretation or story.” The artwork is only complete when a balance has been achieved creating a meditative environment for the viewer.

Artist Karen Scharer recently moved ‘downhill’ from her previous home at 7500 feet of elevation outside Rocky Mountain National Park. Her new environment, new community, new opportunities and challenges have informed her recent body of work that focuses on the process of change. As an intuitive painter, Scharer’s paintings are a genuinely personal expression of her experiences. “This work is about expanding and adjusting, learning and celebrating. It’s also about deeply missing what was before.. returning occasionally, to a quieter, more contemplative space.” The dynamic and energetic compositions with saturated color and strong contrast invite the viewer into the artist’s introspective thoughtful world.

Jeff Glode Wise has a strongly Asian aesthetic, rooted in balance, with great respect for materials and their inherent textures. His work is playful and “elude the grasp of gravity, allowing rocks to float and metal to flow like water.” Wise is inspired by expressions of nature and astronomy such as “swirling galaxies and the rhythmic movement of birds and fish.” There are also references to the human spirit as it is transformed by circumstance. Wise creates sculpture that transforms motion into emotion drawing the viewing into a dreamlike place yearning to interact.

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

 

Jeff Aeling: Sangre De Cristos

On The Mezzanine: Debra Salopek

William Havu Gallery

November 16, 2018 - January 5, 2019

  • Opening Reception : Friday, Nov 16, 6-9pm; Both Artists Will Be In Attendance
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Jeff Aeling, Thunderstorm Over The Sangre De Cristos, Oil On Panel, 34" X 48"

The paintings of Jeff Aeling tell the experience of being on the land, the power of nature and the beauty of light. They reveal to us a deep connection to the vastness of the landscape of our country. Informed by the history of art and science, Aeling looks at the mutual embrace of land and sky as a twenty-first century observer. He shows us the specific qualities of a particular day and season, the temperature cool and the atmosphere clear or warm and humid, winds blustery or still, as he searches for the essence of what is universal.

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

 

Ralph Wiegmann and Suzanne Truman

Visions West Contemporary

November 30, 2018 - January 5, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 30th from 6-8 pm
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The patterns, sensations and rhythms of nature have been an early influence on the art of both Wiegmann and Truman. The two artists have both experienced a profound sense of awe and appreciation throughout their lives in various natural settings. The patterns of the vast natural landscape and geological striations compelled the two artists to explore their own relationships with the land through abstraction. Wiegmann speaks about his work as subconscious expression which arises through the process of making. The result of which is a distillation of experiences and memories and recurring rhythms.

The works that appear in their upcoming show at Visions West Contemporary continue to meditate on these notions of pattern, color, and texture in nature. This in-depth collaboration has led the artists to a particular essence in their works that is focused on the elemental interplay of fire and water and the destructive as well as regenerative nature of these two things.

Some of the works that appear in this show utilize scale and multi-media installation in order to express the intention of the artists. One of the especially collaborative works physically engages the viewer to move around and with the work. The use of gently weathered free standing columns of wood allows the body to relate to their scale and anthropomorphic shape. The charred patina on these carved and burned timbers is sharply contrasted with the pink tone of the fracking sand that the wooden figures seem to be rising out of. The piece is punctuated by the projection of moving water onto the sand. This installation piece in particular hints to the direction of the two artists continued work; what are the consequences of the human imposition on the natural world?

Suzanne Truman received her BA from Montana State University and Ralph Wiegmann’s BFA was from the Drawing and Printmaking Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Both artists received MFA’s from the University of Montana in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and had since lived in Montana, until their recent move to teach in Wisconsin. Truman teaches Art + Design at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County, and Wiegmann teaches at North Cedar Academy, an International Baccalaureate High School.

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

 

IN THIS PARTICULAR GHOST TOWN: by Josh Davy & Zachary Reece

Valkarie Gallery & Studio

November 14 - December 9, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17, 5 - 8:30pm
  • FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK: Friday, December 7, 5 - 9:00pm
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Zachary Reece: has been creating in the pointillism style for over 25 years. The first 15 of those years it was in the traditional medium of ink on illustration board, but for the past decade he has crossed over to digital drawing and illustration.

Preferring to alternate between using circles and stipples to build the image, Reece begins by finding an image that resonates with his own preference, but one that he feels will resonate with others as well. It’s usually something classy with a hint of pop appeal. He then chooses a geometric pattern that will define the alternating circles and dots, such as a checkerboard, concentric circles, or vertical bars. After preparing the source image like this, Reece brings it into the iPad Pro to meticulously draw every piece with a pressure sensitive stylus (Apple Pencil) in vecor-based illustration software. Rarely does a piece take him under 150 hours to complete. The end artwork is then sent to print to canvas with no limitation of what size it wants to be.

“Most people think I’m very patient by creating in this style,” says Reece, “but the only patience I lose is when I finish one and need to dream up the next. I just want to draw!”

Josh Davy: "A close friend of mine has spent most of his adult life hunting for fossils in his free time. I’ve known this about him for a while, but I’d never realized how good he’d been at it. This past summer I went over to help him pack up his things and move out of his home, ending a marriage of more than 20 years. He let her keep all of the furniture and most of the photographs and we spent the better part of two days trying to figure out what was worth taking. How much needed to go into storage, what things were so important that they needed to stay with him as he worked out his future, and what just wasn’t of value any more at this point in his life? He began to question whether he needed all of his fossil collection as he thought about how to store it; I began questioning the value of those damn fossils after about the fourth hour of carrying boxes of rocks up the basement stairs.

He let most of the fossils go, maybe for practical reasons, or maybe they meant less to him as the marriage to his best friend and partner in exploration was ending. He gave me several boxes from his collection and I began to think about how I could use them in my work. I kept thinking about the objects that we value and why. I started to get ideas about what I might want to say about the things humans will leave behind, our fossil record. This show begins with sculptures I designed around the remnants of long extinct species, and moves into work that represents my feelings about the rapidly changing social structure and architecture of our cities today."

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

 

Best of the Summer Art Market

Curtis Center

November 5 - December 9, 2018

  • Artists Reception: Saturday, November 10, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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In June of 2018 the Art Students League of Denver held their annual Summer Art Market. Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Greenwood Village, Chris Stevens, served as a judge for this year's festival. Chris, along with Henry Meininger (Owner of Meininger's Art Supplies) and Sandra Fettingis (Denver based artist) walked the show and together chose the best artwork in several categories.

This exhibit features all the award winners from this year's festival including:
  • Gregory Dye - Best in Show
  • Jeff Russell, Julie Scott and Joe Scott - Best Booth Presentation
  • Michael Rieger - Best Mastery of Media and Technique
  • Lauri Dunn - Best Creative Interpretation
  • Julie Leidel - First Runner Up
  • Ana Maria Botero - Meininger Award

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30
http://www.greenwoodvillage.com

 

Coalesce

Goodwin Fine Art

November 9 - December 22, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9 from 6 - 9 pm
  • Gallery's Closing Group Exhibition
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Image: Ashley Eliza Williams, Study No. 26, oil on paper, 12 x 12 in.

In Celebration of Friends of the Gallery and Gallery Artists: Alpert + Kahn, Buff Elting, Mia Mulvey, Andrew Beckham, Danae Falliers, Jennifer Nehrbass, Andy Berg, Sharon Feder, Margaret Pettee Olsen, Brenda Biondo, Carol Golemboski, Martha Russo, Kate Breakey, Patti Hallock, Kimberlee Sullivan, Beau Carey, David Hicks, Debra Van Tuinen, Matt Christie, Jill Hadley Hooper, Mark Villarreal, Linda Connor, Shawn Huckins, Marcia Weese, Rebecca Cuming, Tshai Johnson, Ashley Eliza Williams Lanny DeVuono, Patrick Marold

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

 

Natural Occurrences

Featuring: Bonny Lhotka, Heather Patterson, Farida Hughes, Chloe Hedden, Lauren Karnitz, Caprice Pierucci

Walker Fine Art

November 9, 2018 - January 5, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9th from 5-9pm


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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

 

Harlequin Night by Knomad Colab

The STOREROOM: a storefront window at 1700 Vine St. in Denver

November 10, 2018 - January 31, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6-8pm
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Vine St. Pub and Brewery is excited to announce a new art installation and exhibition space - The STOREROOM - in a formerly empty storefront on 17th St., adjacent to Vine St. Pub, and it’s first art installation, Harlequin Night, by artist team Knomad Colab.

Casting a layered array of colorful shadows inspired by the harlequin archetype, Harlequin Night will temporarily illuminate The STOREROOM, bringing to life a forgotten and underutilized space. Elements of sculpture in combination with traditional theater lighting techniques will activate the entirety of the space as a three-dimensional painting, offering a moment of both delight and reflection for passersby. Harlequin Night is best viewed between 5pm and 1am.

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 artists a space to create and display new works, or existing works that need a temporary home, The STOREROOM allows artists to share their voice outside of the gallery and museum world,” said Vine St. Pub owner Kevin J. Daly, adding, “especially in this current political and social climate, it was important for us to share space with the creative community and encourage other businesses to do the same.”

About The STOREROOM: The STOREROOM is a new 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 Knomad Colab: Knomad Colab is a collaborative duo that seeks to transform the spaces in which we exist through the creation of site-specific public art interactions and interventions. Environment, site history, and cultural identity are important elements in shaping each installation as a unique art experience. Exploring the outdoors as both an unconventional canvas and gallery space, the duo are typically drawn to natural, abandoned, and industrial sites. To bring their concepts to life, they employ the science of imaginary solutions along with graphic design, material fabrication, and lighting design. Often offering art only as an intangible, temporary experience, the Knomad Colab work contemplates impermanence through reverence for history and celebration of progress.

 

Nexus by Mark Brasuell

Naropa Paramita Campus

November 5 - December 17, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9th from 6-8pm
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Not Even Human

RedLine Contemporary Art Center

November 10 - December 9, 2018

  • Featuring: Bradley Benedatti, Coleman Mummery, Colin Ward, Cows, Jessica Langley, Justin Beard, Margaret Neumann, Neal Agarwal, Porscha Danielle, Sarah Gamble, Tucker Marder / Sharks
  • Curated By: Alicia Ordal
  • Opening Reception: Saturday November 10, 6-9pm
600 pxNot Even Human explores fundamental connections between other living creatures and our comprehension of existences beyond ourselves. Local and regional contributors from various fields offer their unique perspectives through images, humor, and performative collaborations with animals. This collection of work considers other life forms through a multi-species lens informed by experimentation, appreciation and curiosity.

This exhibition runs concurrently with esteemed artist Margaret Neumann's retrospective What Lies Between at RedLine through December 9th.

RedLine
2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
303.296.4448
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm
http://www.redlineart.org

 

Sharon Brown: "Trumped II: Teasin' Treason"

Pattern Shop Studio

November 2 - December 7, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 2nd, from 6-9pm
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Sharon Brown continues her satirical portrait series of Trump administration officials and sycophants with new oil paintings at The Pattern Shop Studio. Sharon is the artist in residence at The Pattern Shop Studio, 3349 Blake Street, in Denver, Colorado. Her work can be seen at websites sharonbondbrown.com and patternshopstudio.com. The gallery is in the heart of the RiNo Art District, three blocks from the RTD light rail stop at the 38th and Blake station, surrounded by restaurants, craft breweries, cideries, wineries, and other art and music venues.

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

 

Tiffany Miller Russell and Nancy Sullo

UCAR Community Art Program at NCAR (1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder)

November 5, 2018 - January 4, 2019

  • Cut Paper Wildlife Sculptures by Tiffany Miller Russell and Watercolor Portraits by Nancy Sullo
  • Opening Art Reception: Thursday November 8th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm
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The UCAR Community Art Program at NCAR is proud to present two new exhibits: Cut Paper Wildlife Sculptures by Tiffany Miller Russell and Watercolor Portraits by Nancy Sullo

Tiffany Miller Russell’s paper sculptures create inviting glimpses of familiar worlds that display a heightened sense of reality. Peering into a shadowbox holds its own kind of magic, encouraging memories of similar moments in our lives when we have been overwhelmed with curiosity and wonder. These works are created from specialty art papers, which are cut flat and then shaped by hand, with an intent to create sculpture that resembles painting. Tiffany finds inspiration in nature and the diversity of life, especially the animal kingdom. Her work explores the interconnected relationship of animals to the larger world, from the daily ecosystem the creatures encounter, to their use as cultural and artistic icons.

Tiffany’s paper sculptures have won her numerous national awards, including from the Artists’ Magazine and the Society of Animal Artists. Two of her works are included in the permanent Contemporary Art collection of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum.

Nancy Sullo has a particular passion for painting people in watercolor. She aims for fresh and lively portrayals of her subjects, making use of lighting, color, and atmosphere to achieve this. Her subjects come from photos she’s taken, both recently and well in the past. All are a part of her life in some way. The subjects include old and young, family and friends, strangers who cross her path and people she’s met in Central America and Mexico.

This exhibit, “Life Studies,” is a celebration of the many aspects of humanity seen through Nancy’s lens and interpreted through her brush.
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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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

 

Jim Connell

Plinth Gallery

November 2 - December 22, 2018

  • Opening Reception: First Friday November 2nd from 6-9pm
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teapot, stoneware, reduction fired

For our final exhibition of 2018, Plinth Gallery is pleased to present the ceramic work of Jim Connell. Connell received his BA degree from Loyola University, his BFA degree from Kansas City Art Institute, and his MFA degree from the University of Illinois. Connell’s ceramics are in the collections of the South Carolina State Museum, the Charles Wustum Museum of Fine Arts (WI), the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MN), and the Yixing Ceramic Museum (China). He is currently the Professor of Ceramics at Winthrop University and maintains a studio practice in Rock Hill, NC.

Jim Connell creates ceramic pieces in unusual sizes and shapes but his process is firmly grounded in traditional techniques of pottery making. Connell’s vessels are generally wheel-thrown. The thick walls are paddled and carved, producing a secondary, three-dimensional surface. After glazing a firing, many of the pieces are sand-blasted and the resulting surface adds a further textural element.

Connell credits his inspiration to both nature and history. His love of Chinese ceramics includes pottery from the prehistoric Neolithic period, the Tan, and Sung Dynasties. Currently, his prodigious output of teapots has been influenced by the teapots made in Yixing China. "I simply love making teapots. They are a challenging and demanding discipline but when mastered, they can be a very satisfying endeavor."

Plinth Gallery Curator Jonathan Kaplan understands Connell's interest in teapots. "The teapot form draws on a wealth of historical perspective. To balance all the parts of this form, the spout, the handle, the lid, and the teapot body is a formidable and exacting discipline. Connell meets and surpasses this challenge."

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

 

MSU Denver’s Fall 2018 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Center for Visual Art

November 16 - December 8, 2018

  • Opening night: Friday, November 16, 2018, 6-8pm
  • Featured Artists include: Zach Armijo, Caitlin Ash, Will Coukoulis, Michelle Franco, Gael Guyotte, Kerrie Hanlon-Delas, Daniel Marcus, Alexander Matthews, Jasmine Pema, and Roxanne Roybal
  • Featured Designers include: Taylor Burgess, Tyler Conwell, Jack Grupe, Wade Johnson, Sarah Lafrinere, Andrew Scadden, Teresa Scaggiari, Chris Walker, Maddi Waneka and Alex Zezza
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The BFA Thesis exhibition reflects a culmination of students’ education as artists and designers. Students embrace this opportunity as a means to synthesize content from their academic career by expressing their conceptual, aesthetic, and philosophical ideation through a cohesive body of work. The exhibition is hosted bi-annually at the MSU Denver Center for Visual Art, located in the heart of Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe. This lively and dynamic exhibition provides a glimpse at the future of Denver’s emerging local artists and designers.

Metropolitan State University of Denver Center for Visual Art is the off-campus contemporary art center that leverages bold exhibitions, immersive education and entrepreneurial workforce development to provide diverse, high-quality art experiences that advance the global urban dialogue. The center is open to all and has free admission.

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 - 5:00pm
http://www.msudenver.edu/cva

 

Elaine St Louis: Nesting Season

Art + Soul

November 9, 2018 - January 3, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9th from 5pm-8pm
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We are excited to exhibit the bold work of local artist Elaine St Louis. When observing the nests of songbirds, Elaine sees architecture and design in its purest form, which follows their simple function. By isolating the nests on a warm white background in a very large scale, these paintings evoke an appreciation of their construction that is not as apparent when observed at their normal size.

Art + Soul
1505 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO

 

Trine Bumiller:100 Paintings for 100 Years

The Nalanda Gallery at Naropa University

October 19 - December 17, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday, October 19th from 6-8 pm
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100 Paintings for 100 Years were the result of a residency at Rocky Mountain National Park in the summer of 2014. Ostensibly they honor the centennial year of the park, yet they also express the immersive quality of the experience and the park itself. They invoke memory as attached to a place, and that the land is deeply ingrained in our DNA and resides in our subconscious. The paintings revolve around concepts of time, translation, memory and our natural world. They reflect the landscape of the park in its many permutations: plant life, geology and bodies of water in abstract images from different perspectives, creating a deconstructed landscape portrait of a significant place. They were first exhibited at the McNichols Building, managed by of the city of Denver, in 2015. This will be the first time they will be seen in Colorado since then.

The Nalanda Gallery
Naropa University - East Campus
6287 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Worlds Suspended in Reality

Caroline Douglas, Frank Sampson, and Patricia Bramsen

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

October 4, 2018 - January 20, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday October 4; 5:30pm member preview; 6:30-8:30pm public reception
  • Guest curated by Rebecca DiDomenico
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Patricia Bramsen, The Experience I Referred to Earlier (detail), 2000, Acrylic on canvas.

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

 

Lyudmila Agrich: IMPRESSIONABLE: A Visual Journal

Mirada Fine Art

October 6 - November 4, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 5th, 6-9pm
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A childhood spent in the beautiful seaside city of Odessa, Ukraine, has had a lifelong influence on artist Lyudmila Agrich. Now a Denver resident, Lyudmila’s lush and luminous canvases created entirely with a palette knife, have become her trademark, capturing the very light that entranced her as a child. Her newest work, to be unveiled at Mirada Fine Art on October 5th, once again reveals the mastery of her craft. Entitled “Impressionable: A Visual Journey,” the collection of paintings allows us to join Agrich along this wondrous artistic path.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

Tara Donovan: Fieldwork

MCA Denver

September 21, 2018 - January 27, 2019

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Tara Donovan: Fieldwork celebrates American artist Tara Donovan’s distinct and varied practice, which includes sculpture, drawings, works on paper, and site-responsive installations. Often known for her transformation of neutral or mundane materials into elaborate, mind-bending objects that evoke the natural world or other organic material, Donovan’s work in many ways is about work. She manipulates a material over and over again, to see what it is capable of becoming, where it might lead, and how it will migrate from an object of practical use to something surreal or sublime. In some instances, she reworks a material into both two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms, engaging with space and light in nuanced and unexpected ways.

This exhibition, occupying MCA Denver’s entire building, will be the first time that Donovan’s wall-based and freestanding objects will be installed together, in order to understand fully how the artist re-imagines everyday materials like plastic straws, index cards, rubber bands, Slinkys, and Mylar. A remix of older and recent works will open up new areas of dialogue within her practice and enable viewers to make connections across time and subject matter. The exhibition is about how, through labor (especially repetitive action), order and structure can give way to the unpredictable, where reason yields to faith, and the mundane cedes to the marvelous—truly employing the creative act to seduce visually and, in doing so, override what we know to be factual.

The exhibition is accompanied by a major catalogue, co-published with Skira Rizzoli, featuring essays by Nora Burnett Abrams, Giuliana Bruno, and Jenni Sorkin.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7554
http://mcadenver.org

 

Variations: Photography and Art

Lauri Rose Dunn, Patti Barry Levy and Ana Maria Botero

Robert Anderson Gallery (3321 East Colfax, Denver - immediately east of the Bluebird Theater)

September 14 - December 29, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday, September 14 from 5 to 9 pm
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El Infinito

Museo de las Americas

September 13, 2018 - February 23, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13 from 6-9 PM
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In collaboration with Lockheed Martin and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, this exhibit will feature images captured by satellites that will highlight the human connection to the universe through the power of color and its interpretation. Images of the universe will also have a cultural tie-in with the prophecies of the Aztecs and the way the ancient civilization interpreted the universe as represented through a selection of prints from the Codex Borgia (the Aztec manuscript written before the Spanish conquest of Mexico).

Curatorial Statement: The powerful images taken by various satellites over the past 30 years are testament to the connection that exists between humans, technology and the Infinite. This magical triangle provides us with the opportunity to color the universe and establish individual connections with the Gods, the eternal inhabitants of the universe. - Chief Curator, Maruca G Salazar

Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.571.4401

http://museo.org

 

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