Our Planet

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center

April 7 - May 5, 2018

  • Curator's Talk: Saturday, April 7th 1pm
  • Earth Day Celebrarion: Saturday, April 21 10am-2pm
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Elizabeth Rouland - Some Things Last Forever

The exhibition Our Planet was created to artistically explore issues regarding the sustainability of our planet’s environment. It seems that nearly every day we hear about or witness something that is changing our planet’s climate and environment, and as artists our surroundings are a vital element in the creation of our work. In this show 23 artists explore what’s happening and what might be done to address the sustainability of our planet. Each work has an artist statement that connects it to the theme of the exhibition. A small group of artists led by Bob Doyle, artist and Greenwood Village resident, curated this show with the objective of connecting art to the environmental wonders, changes and threats we are now experiencing. We encourage all to join with us in creating powerful displays and messages that sensitize and motivate others to join in the preservation of our earthly home.

On Saturday, April 21st come on out with your families to celebrate Earth Day through fun hands-on art activities, educational lectures and demonstrations and meet the artists of the Our Planet Exhibit. 10am- Mayor's Tree Planting 10am- noon- Breakfast with the artists noon- 2pm- Earth Friendly art activities, live music and food trucks Event will take place both in the Curtis Center and at Curtis Park.

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30; Saturdays - 10am - 4pm
http://www.greenwoodvillage.com

 

Large Spaces and Small Worlds

A two-person exhibition featuring Leo Rivera and Becky Wareing Steele

Curated by Drew Austin

ReCreative Denver

April 6 - 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: April 6th from 6-10pm, both artists in attendance 
Large Spaces

Large Spaces and Small Worlds features new works by Leo Rivera and Becky Wareing Steele. Contrasting styles, methods of creation, and context, this two-person exhibition will pair large scale non-objective paintings in direct relation with miniature architectural prototypes, using sculpture as a means to add punctuation to a sentence created through paint. A site-specific collaborative installation will bring these two artists together, combining content and creating a single voice.

Thoughts on infinity, specificity, and micro/macro views of the world permeate these new bodies of work by two emerging contemporary artists in Denver. Curated by Drew Austin this exhibition will utilize the large space available in ReCreative Denver in a way that will have you visually stimulated with an inkling for further exploration of space.

ReCreative Denver
765 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6pm

 

Dennis Pippen and Phil Rader

Edge Gallery

April 6 - 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 6, 5-10pm 
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Dennis Pippen: Yikes Stripes - shaped paintings / Zombies in the Sculpture Garden - Monumental Maquettes
Unique abstract shaped paintings concerned with the simultaneous contrast of colors. Also, monumental sculpture maquettes in a model sculpture park invaded by zombies

Phil Rader: Unique Play
A show containing many small works, each uniquely different & created using an experimental process.

The 10x10” Exhibition

Abend Gallery - Project Space

April 7 - 28, 2018

  • Opening reception: Saturday April 7th from 6-9 pm
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This April Abend Gallery is excited to present The 10x10” Exhibition, an extraordinary group exhibition of work by over 60 artists. This show will feature a host of imagery from a variety of styles and genres, with the one similarity between all being that they are painted on 10x10” wood panels. From the gorgeous still lives of Emma Hirst and Thane Gorek, to the ethereal landscapes of Elsa Munoz, to the beautifully rendered figures of Alpay Efe and Jennifer Gennari there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Participating Artists: Rebecca Mason Adams, Timur Akhriev, Jaclyn Alderete, Jennifer Balkan, Jim Beckner, Rossina Bossio, Todd Carpenter, Lorenzo Chavez, Mary Chiaramonte, Michelle Condrat, Shay Davis, Jacob Dhein, Alpay Efe, Thorgrimur Einarsson, Kim English, Ed Fairburn, Jody Fallon, Jennifer Gennari, Thane Gorek, Marshall Jones, Stephanie Hartshorn, Dana Hawk, Mark Heine, Jane Hunt, Emma Hurst, Yuriy Ibragimov, Lindsey Kustusch, Joseph Martinez, Josie Morway, Ryan Morse, Elsa Munoz, Nadezda, Aaron Nagel, Karen Offutt, Gage Opdenbrouw, Corey Pop, Ximena Rendon, Rob Rey, Devon Rodriguez, Nick Runge, Nicolas Sanchez, Dave Santillanes, Hiroshi Sato, Kirsten Savage, Daniel Segrove, Elsa Sroka, Clyde Steadman, Delphyne V., Michael Van Zeyl, Tracy Wall, John Wentz, Wendelin Wohlgemuth, Kierstin Young, and Zack Zdrale.

Abend Gallery
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Sat: 12:00 - 6:00 pm
303.355.0950
http://abendart.com

 

Spaces: A Four Person Show

Featuring: Valerio D’Ospina, Dianne L Massey Dunbar, Ulrich Gleiter, Dale O Roberts

Gallery 1261

April 7 – 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday April 7th, 6-9 pm
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This April Gallery 1261 is proud to present Spaces, an extraordinary survey of both landscapes and cityscape works by four of the gallery’s leading artists. Valerio D’Ospina, Dianne L. Massey Dunbar, Ulrich Gleiter, and Dale O Roberts all come together to showcase their perspectives on the environments we inhabit in their individual styles. From the thickly layered impressionistic landscapes of Ulrich Gleiter to the jaw-dropping realism of Dianne Dunbar there is much to see for viewers of all ages.

Gallery 1261
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
303.571.1261
http://www.gallery1261.com

 

Jumping Goats, Texting Buffalo, Satyrs & Other Normalcies of Nature by Danyl Cook

Valkarie Gallery

April 11 - May 6, 2018

  • Opening reception: Saturday, April 14, 5- 8:30pm
Satyr Communication

Nature and fun are on tap for Danyl Cook’s next show of new drawings: “Jumping Goats, Texting Buffalo, Satyrs and Other Normalcies of Nature,” opening April 11 at Valkarie Gallery in the Belmar District of Lakewood. There will be plenty of color, but also some new charcoal and one-tone pastel pieces. Themes include those mentioned in the title of the show as well as Danyl’s view of birds, flowers and unique antique utensils his partner gathers to refurbish and repurpose.

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

 

Strange Looks

Featuring: Herman Aguirre, Theresa Anderson, David Antonio Cruz, Rashawn Griffin, Matthew Harris, Becky Kolsrud, Jasmine Little, Kyle Vu-Dunn, Didier William

Gildar Gallery

March 29 - April 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 29th from 6-9pm
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Becky Kolsrud | Allegorical Portrait (Study) | oil on canvas | 12 x 9in (30.5 x 22.9cm) | 2018

Gildar Gallery is pleased to present Strange Looks, a group exhibition turning its eye towards the unstable nature of the gaze. Featuring nine artists, the included artworks stage different approaches to representing the body aware of being on display. Elusiveness, allure and confrontation intersect in these complicated relationships between figures and onlookers. Lifting its title from the opening act of the play Salomé by Oscar Wilde, the exhibition draws a contemporary thread from this early modern reference to the power of seeing and being seen.

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment
303.993.4474
http://gildargallery.com

 

Read more: Gildar: Strange Looks

Colorado's Imprint: Honoring Kirkland Museum's Print Collection

Herbert Bayer, Mary Cheonweth, Dale Chisman, Roland Detre, Martha Epp, Vance Kirkland, Ethel Magafan, Edward Marecak, Cornelis Ruhtenberg Rule Gallery

Rule Gallery

March 29 - April 28, 2018

  • Public Reception: Thursday, March 29 6-9pm
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Cornelis Ruhtenberg, Adam and Eve, 1949, monoprint, 20.75 x 18.5 inches (framed)

RULE Gallery is pleased to present Colorado’s Imprint: Honoring Kirkland Museum’s Print Collection, a group exhibition of significant regional printmakers all of whom have the distinction of being included in the print collection of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. The show includes work by Herbert Bayer, Mary Chenoweth, Dale Chisman, Roland Detre, Martha Epp, Vance Kirkland, Ethel Magafan, Edward Marecak, and Cornelis Ruhtenberg. 

Inspired by the grand re-opening of Kirkland Museum, their inaugural temporary exhibition of Colorado and national prints, and 2018’s Mo’Print, Colorado’s Imprint is a celebration of the region’s deep history in printmaking. The exhibition includes work spanning a time period from the 1930s to the 1990s by artists associated with institutions such as the Broadmoor Art Academy, now the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, the University of Colorado and the Art Students League of Denver. It showcases a variety of print techniques and styles, highlighting both the individualism and connectivity of the region’s art community. Colorado’s Imprint is a testament to area’s importance to printmaking and the essential nature of the Kirkland’s collection.

Note: This exhibition is not an official collaboration with Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and does not include any pieces from their collection.

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

 

Susan Bell

Gallery 1505

April 6 – 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 6th from 6 – 10pm
  • Welcome Susan back to S. Pearl Street!
Rusty 16 x 20 oilSusan Bell - Rusty

Susan Bell is a painter of the contemporary West. A Colorado native and horsewoman she grew up recording the changing face of the west, it’s land and animals through art. The fleeting moments of relationship figure prominently in her work. She spends a great deal of time painting pen plein air and this shows in her familiarity with movement, light, and the unique personality of each of her subjects.

Gallery 1505
1505 S. Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210
303.722.1035

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
http://gallery1505.com

 

“The Station"

Featuring: Tom Komala, Renee Jorgensen, James Caldwell, J. Bruce Wilcox, Denise Demby, Brenda Retrum

Creative Arts Design Center

April 13 - May 18, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 13th from 7-10pm
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Creative Arts Design Center
4980 Kipling St Ste A-9
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
303.432.8170
Fridays 12-8pm, Saturdays 12-4pm
http://www.creativeartsdesigncenter.com

 

Pieces Together: Printed and Manipulated Surfaces and Objects

Buell Theatre Gallery (1400 Curtis Street, Denver)

March 1 - June 1, 2018

  • Artists: Mark Friday, Chuck MacCoy and Taiko Chandler
  • Closing reception: Monday, May 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
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Monotype by Chuck McCoy, Untitled

Celebrate the Month of Printmaking with a new Buell Theatre exhibition featuring Taiko Chandler, mark Friday and Chuck McCoy.Chandler's monotypes push the technical and material limits of printmaking in works that flow and expand, evoking the patterns and colors closely observed worlds within the world.Friday's assemblages are a tribute to well-crafted objects. the re-working of the found object, along with the screen-printed image, give the objects new life beyond their original functions. McCoy's monotypes are spontaneous improvisations of color and form made during the process of printing on paper. Other works by McCoy combine inkjet printing on painted and prepared panels, bringing improvisation and abstraction into another dimension.

 

Counterpoint: Featuring artists Anna Kaye, Irene Delka McCray, David Griffin, Kate Woodliff O’Donnell and new Frank Sampson paintings

Sandra Phillips Gallery

March 16 - May 4, 2018

  • Opening Artist Reception: Friday March 16, 6 – 8 pm
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“Counterpoint” will feature works rich in symbolism and metaphor including referential abstraction to realism

Sandra Phillips Gallery
47 W. 11th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
(one block south Denver Art Museum)
303.931.2991
http://www.thesandraphillipsgallery.com

 

Vantage Points

Featuring: Aaron Morgan Brown, Brian Comber, Elaine Coombs, Norman Epp, Lee Heekin, Kevin Hoth, Katie Kalkstein

Walker Fine Art

March 16 - May 5, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday March 16th from 5-9pm
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A vantage point does not have to be the actual point which we are looking from; nor something limited to a spatial region. Rather, a viewpoint is a position from which something is observed or considered, the mental attitude that determines a person’s opinions or judgements. This exhibit offers viewers an opportunity to reconsider their own point of view through artworks that combine invented environments, the natural world, and the symbolism of everyday of objects. These artists present works from a personal perspective, allowing viewers to transform the meanings from their unique vantage point.

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

 

Pink Progression

Vida Ellison Gallery at the Denver Public Library, Central Branch, Level 7

March 2 – June 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Curated by Anna Kaye
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Pink Progression, features over forty notable Colorado artists whose artwork is inspired by the 2017 and 2018 historic, women's march. During the marches, pink created a strong visual statement representing unity and empowerment. Artists incorporate or reject this hue as it reflects manifestations of personal, social, and gender connections.

Pink Progression includes all gender identities and expressions. Each exhibit is unique, featuring different works by each of the artists. Pink Progression's three exhibits collectively occur over a six month period, February 16 through August 18, 2018. The exhibit also includes collaborative artwork and a book, Words: Resist and Persist, a collection of poems and comic art from local writers and artists.

For more info visit: http://www.pinkprogression.wordpress.com or Instagram @pinkprogression

Participating Artists:

Theresa Anderson, Tya AnthonyFawn Atencio, Libby BarbeeTonia BonnellMindy BrayJulia RymerTrine Bumiller, Katie CaronIrene Delka McCraySally Elliott, Bonnie Ferrill RomanDon FodnessSteven FrostMelissa Furness, Jennifer GhormleyAnia Gola-KumorEmma HardyKim HarrellAna Maria HernandoVeronica Herrera, Tsehai JohnsonMargaret KasaharaAnna KayeRian Kerrane, Mary-Ann KokoskaViviane Le CourtoisLauri Lynnxe MurphySuchitra Mattai, Laleh MehranAmy MetierDaisy McGowanSusanne Mitchell, Sophie Lynn MorrisDaisy Patton, Mark Penner-HowellJennifer PettusMartha RussoAjean Ryan, Dylan Scholinski, Natascha SiedeneckSue SimonFrankie ToanRebecca Vaughan,  Sarah Wallace ScottChinn WangKate Woodliff O’Donnell, Melanie Yazzie
 
Vida Ellison Gallery
Denver Public Library, Central Branch (7th Floor)
10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
Mon and Tues: 10am 8pm
Wed to Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun: 1 5pm
http://denverlibrary.org

 

Making Art / Making Community

Vicki Myhren Gallery

March 8 - April 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday March 8, 5-8 pm
  • Featuring work by: Liat Berdugo, Emmy Bright, Stephanie Dinkins, Sameer Farooq, Maria Molteni and the NCAA, Paul Shortt, Frankie Toan, Katie Watson
  • Curated by Lauren Abman
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Emmy Bright, More Stupids, A Tarot (Card of the Day Spread) 2016

This exhibition centers on artists using social bridging strategies in their artmaking through participatory experiments, humorous critiques, and collaborative craft. These artists pull tactics from social science, psychology, education and design thinking. Referred to as “social practice” these artists use human relations as their artistic medium rather than a studio based creative practice.

Vicki Myhren Gallery
Shwayder Art Building
University of Denver School of Art & Art History
2121 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210
303.871.2846

http://www.du.edu/art/myhrengallery.html

 

Concurrent Solo Exhibitions:

Edward Burtynsky: Selected Work

Elena Dorfman: Transmutations

Chuck Forsman: Hard Seasons

Karen Kitchel: Austerity Measures

Robischon Gallery

March 15 – May 5, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 15 from 6 – 8 pm
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Chuck Forsman - Strange Land (detail) oil on panel 54 ½ x 86 ½ in.

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver CO 80202
303.298.7788
http://robischongallery.com

 

 

Altered Nature: A Printmaking Exhibit

Processus

March 3 - May 19, 2018

  • Opening reception and 3 years’ anniversary celebration: Saturday March 3rd from 6 to 11 pm
  • Processus will be open during Mo’ Print Open Studio tour Saturday March 24th from 10 – 4 pm to exhibit how prints are made on the etching press
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Exhibiting artist Anna Kaye printing a solarplate etching at Processus

Join us at Processus for Altered Nature, a printmaking exhibit with 6 artists currently creating hand pulled prints in North America: Jeffery M. Graves (CO), Sean Caulfield (Alberta, Canada), Mika Aono Boyd (OR), Josh K. Winkler (MN), Theresa Haberkorn (CO) and Anna L. Kaye (CO). The exhibition, curated by Viviane Le Courtois, reflects on contemporary natural spaces and the life within them, endangered by city expansion, population growth, natural disasters or environmental negligence.

Each artist brings a unique vision to the exhibit, contemplating the landscape in various states, and representing new life emerging from destruction and change. (Anna Kaye printing a solarplate etching at Processus) Presented in conjunction with Mo’Print in Colorado, the exhibition showcases a wide variety of printmaking processes including woodcut, linocut, silkscreen, polymer etching, mezzotint and engraving.

Processus is a co-working studio space with a printmaking area, a darkroom and a wood and sculpture shop. It brings people together around ideas of art and life. Processus is an artist run multi-use space co-founded by artists Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez. It opened its doors to artists 3 years ago on February 21st, 2015. You can support us by using our space as your studio/ becoming a member, making a contribution, or thinking about Processus for all your artistic services (photography, custom wood frames, crates, stretchers).

For more information visit http://www.processusartlife.com or call Viviane Le Courtois at 303.526.8064

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

 

Barbara Shark: About Time

Pattern Shop Studio

March 2 - May 4, 2018

  • Opening reception: First Friday March 2nd, 6 to 9pm
  • Artist’s Salon: Saturday, April 14th, 4-6pm
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Barbara Shark - Self Portrait in Iris, 1991, Pastel on paper, 42 ½ x 30 inches

Colorado artist Barbara Shark has built a long and successful practice creating large format, photo-realistic paintings. Her works capture their subjects outdoors or in animated conversations around the dinner table, doing almost anything, but always actively doing something. In her pieces, Shark invites the viewer to imagine narratives about what’s going on, the personalities interacting, and what relationships under-gird their interactions. Working both in luscious black and white and in vibrant color, Shark takes everyday life and elevates it to the level of fine art. Spanning the time period from the early 1990’s to the 2010’s, About Time explores the artist’s focus, her skill and her growth as one of the region’s preeminent painters.

An Artist’s Salon will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 4-6pm. In conjunction with the Salon, the event wil also featurel the official release party for Shark’s newly published memoir, How I Learned To Cook, An Artist's Life. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and the artist will be signing copies.  

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205
http://patternshopstudio.com

 

Verisimilitude: the appearance of being real

Republic Plaza (370 17th St in Denver)

March 15 – May 16, 2018

  • Presented by Arts Brookfield
  • Opening Reception: Thursday March 15 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Jean.Albus Vestige Verisimilitude
Jean Albus - Vestige

VERISIMILITUDE offers various artists’ portrayals of reality as well as a thought-provoking intertwining of what is seen and what is imagined. Two of the featured artists include Robert Gratiot and Jean Albus.

Gratiot is one of the best photo-realists in the region who has also dipped into the art of painterly photo-realism. Of his work, Gratiot says he “mostly deals with shiny surfaces, reflections, and often shows the viewer many planes of space all at once.”

Albus paints mesmerizing images that combine beautifully detailed landscapes with suspended clusters of items found in nature. She states, “My recent work has become an homage to the ineffable force that erodes all living beings, that returns me to the ground.”

 

Trine Bumiller

Centenary: Selections from 100 Paintings for 100 Years

Gallery 81435 (Telluride)

March 1 - April 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1, 5-8 pm
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Trine Bumiller’s 100 Paintings for 100 Years is a series of 100 paintings that were inspired by a residency during the centennial year of Rocky Mountain National Park, but evolved into something much greater, an immersive experience, both in practice and in installation, that points to our human need to record, remember, and reflect. The works are meditations on our relationship to nature, and, through various perspectives, present a deconstructed portrait of the landscape. They advance the dialogue between abstraction and representation, resting somewhere between the two; as if between experience and memory lies true reality.

The oil paintings are painstakingly created with the application of fifty transparent oil glazes, over a year’s time. The soft edges of the paint layers add an additional level of organic form, balanced against the overriding geometric structure and arrangement of the panels. The process itself is a study in abstraction through iterations of focus. The sheer number is an exercise in obsession and perseverance and relates small parts to an infinite whole in many ways: a step becomes a mile, becomes a journey; a moment becomes an hour, a year and 100 years; and a brushstroke becomes a painting, becoming a series of 100 paintings.

Trine Bumiller explores the relationship between memory and experience through paintings and installations that balance on the edge of both abstract and environmental concerns. She has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and studied in Rome with the European Honors Program. Trine has had many exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Solo shows include the McNichols Building in Denver, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, the Las Cruces Museum of Art and most recently at the International Arts Festival of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has received grants from Colorado Council on the Arts and Colorado Federation of the Arts and been an artist in residence at Yaddo, Denali National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, artltd., ArtNews, the New Art Examiner, the Christian Science Monitor, the Denver Post, and Westword. She is on the board of Denver Art Museum’s DAM Contemporaries. She is represented by Robischon Gallery, Denver, Markel Fine Arts, New York and Zg Gallery, Chicago.

Telluride Arts District

Gallery 81435 is a project of Telluride Arts. Telluride Arts promotes a culture of the arts within the Telluride Arts District, which contains a remarkable concentration of arts and cultural activity that engages artists from around the region and across the globe. For more information find us online at http://www.telluridearts.org 

Gallery 81435
230 S Fir St
Telluride, CO
Open daily from 12-6 pm

 

Brush with the Outdoors

Leslie Allen, Jeanne Echternach, Debby McAllister, Jennifer Riefenberg and Janice Wright

Gallery 1874

March 1 - April 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception during Olde Town Arvada's First Friday, March 2, from 5 - 8 pm
  • www.gallery1874.com
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A Brush with the Outdoors is an art sale and exhibit featuring five women painters: Leslie Allen, Jeanne Echternach, Debby McAllister, Jennifer Riefenberg and Janice Wright.

These seasoned painters share their love of the great outdoors through their artwork. Colorado's natural beauty provides much inspiration for these artists. Recognizing that photographs rarely capture what the human eye can see, all five painters take their easels outdoors to capture the nuanced detail that nature offers. Their work has a realism that cannot be found in a photograph but must be felt in the heart through experience.

This show will hang at the Gallery 1874 located at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, in Olde Town Arvada from March 1st to April 30th, 2018. An artist reception with a cash bar will be held during Olde Town Arvada's First Friday, March 2, from 5 - 8 pm. All of the artists will be in attendance to answer any questions about their work.

 

Naturally Artificial: Works by Jason DeMarte

Denver Botanic Gardens, Gates Court Gallery

February 21 – May 20, 2018

  • Reception: Wednesday, February 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m.; Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.
  • Exhibit organized in collaboration with RULE Gallery, Denver
demarte corn syrup summer detailJason DeMarte, Corn Syrup Summer (detail), pigment ink print, 2015

Jason DeMarte’s large-scale digital photographs juxtapose idyllic natural landscapes with the visual gluttony of consumerism.

Representing the natural world through unnatural elements, his works combine images of plants and animals with discordant artificial elements and processed foods. The synthetic world his creatures inhabit combines romanticized depictions of nature with the hyper-perfection of modern consumerist imagery. DeMarte’s works explore the manipulation of truth in today’s processed culture.

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

 

Nathan Abels: History of the Future

Guest curated by Mandy Vink

BMOCA

February 1 - May 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, February 1
  • 5:30pm members preview; 6:30-9pm free public reception
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Nathan Abels, Omne Ignotum Pro Magnifico (every unknown thing appears magnificent), 2017

History of the Future by Nathan Abels embeds contemporary technologies and icons into scenes from a perspective of faith, ritual and religion. These works ask the viewer to assume the role of anthropologist - to decipher the significance of the narrative: what is the significance of the natural world and its characters, any spiritual and religious aspects, and ultimately how these correspond with the celestial?

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

 

Cleon Peterson: Shadow of Men

Diego Rodriguez-Warner: Honestly Lying

Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

February 2 - May 13, 2018 (Cleon Peterson until May 27)

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Cleon Peterson, Victory, 2017. Acrylic on Canvas, 128 x 84 inches. Courtesy the artist & Over the Influence.

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

 

Pachucos y Sirenas

Museo de las Americas

February 8 – May 26, 2018

  • Opening reception: Thursday, February 8 from 6-9 pm
  • Artist talk: Friday, February 9 from 6-8 pm
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Pachucos y Sirenas explores the roles that fashion plays in developing a cultural Identity in major urban settings. The exhibition will feature old school and new school artists that share an affinity with the Pachuco legacy. Artists such as Justin Favela, Antonia Fernandez, Carlos Fresquez, Josiah Lopez, Jerry Vigil, and Daniel Salazar will highlight the impact that the 1940’s Pachuco legacy had on the American experience. Exhibition programming will include contributing fashion designers Cha Cha Romero and Alexandra Peralta, Suavecito Car Club, and artist Alfredo Cardenas.

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

http://museo.org

 

Read more: Museo: Pachucos y Sirenas

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