Willem Volkersz

Visions West Contemporary

September 7 - October 13, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 7th, 6 - 8 PM
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Blue Bird, neon, wood, paint, found objects, 33.75 x 45 x 9.5 inches

As a teen, Dutch born Volkersz traveled the mid 20th century American West with camera in hand. He documented the unfamiliar yet vibrant landscape and culture of the time; billboards, architecture, and decorated yards. Over time, Volkersz’ fascination with pop culture grew as he was drawn to the larger than life advertising figures, neon signs, postcards and travel souvenirs. Among the works being shown, is Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor…, a characteristic mixed medium sculpture incorporating the elements for which Volkersz is known. Using vintage porcelain figurines and a painted backdrop of the Statue of Liberty, the artist touches on the immigrant nature of the United States utilizing found objects that contribute to American iconography. The additional pieces in the exhibition employ painting, neon lighting and found objects.

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

 

Patternality

Republic Plaza

September 13 – November 15, 2018

  • Free Opening Reception, September 13 from 5:30 to 8pm
  • Artists include: Jennifer Bain, Heather Bentz, Joseph Coniff, Jodie Roth Cooper, Haze Diedrich, Madeleine Dodge, Marston A. Jaquis, Jerry Johnson, Jeff Kahn, Richard Kallweit, Aaron Karp, Andrew Libertone, Michael McClung, Sean O’Meallie, Collin Parson, Clark Richert, Annalee Schorr
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Aaron Karp - Newtons Shotgun - 2016 - 48 x 54

Arts Brookfield brings Patternality to Republic Plaza in downtown Denver in the upcoming free exhibition which opens on September 13 with a free reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Running until November 15, this show features multiple artists’ variations of the theme of pattern in abstract, non-objective ways, from reflective and amorphous to definitive and geometric and will be on display through Denver Arts Week. The works will feature contemporary repetitive designs and imagery, with definitive personalities, in both muted and flamboyant colors, showing reflective markings as well as active dynamic compositions.

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

 

4 Fall 2018 Exhibitions at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center (Pueblo)

Mendoza | Mendoza | Oct 13 – Jan 13, White Gallery

"Going Out of Business Sale" A Retrospective: Tom Vail | Sep 15 – Nov 11, Regional & Hoag Galleries

Contemporary Western | Sep 22 – Jan 20, 2nd Floor Foyer

Western Romance From the King Collection | Oct 5 – Jan 13, King Gallery

  • Galleries are open Wed-Sat 11AM-4PM & Sun 12-4PM; $8 / $6 Children, Seniors 65+, Military; Free for members
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 "Going Out of Business Sale" A Retrospective: Tom Vail | Sept 15 – Nov 11, Regional & Hoag Galleries
Vail was born in Hollywood, CA in 1946. He says in his artist statement, “Writing about my art work is an exercise I find difficult. I could go into the formal aspects of my art but the most important part is unexplainable. In the collages, a dark humor about the human condition seems to be a recurring element — the use of collage to attack bourgeois values with its own propaganda images. The kinetic photographs explore the space-time dynamics using the female figure as subject.” The images were printed using photo, silkscreen, hand-tint prints, and archival digital prints.

Contemporary Western | Sept 22 – Jan 20, 2nd Floor Foyer
This exhibit features selected works from the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s extensive collection of contemporary western art. We will feature well-known contemporary artists such as Donna Howell-Sickles, Paul Pletka, Fritz Scholder and R.C. Gorman. Local and regional artists including Orlin Helgoe, Terry Galusha, and Judith Pierce will also be represented.

Western Romance From the King Collection | Oct 5 – Jan 13, King Gallery
Francis King’s original donation of artworks in 1979 forms the cornerstone of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s permanent collection. For nearly 40 years, Mr. King, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, and other generous donors have been augmenting this fabulous collection. This exhibit will feature some of the best-known names in traditional Western art, including John Clymer, Frank McCarthy, Joseph Sharpe, Gerald Cassidy, and Oscar Berninghaus.

Mendoza | Mendoza | Oct 13 – Jan 13, White Gallery
JOHN L. MENDOZA: The work of John L. Mendoza is a diary of the man and his view of life. His oil paintings and watercolors bespeak romance, nostalgia, and natural beauty. Many of his paintings display dual characteristics. They are gentle yet passionate, simple yet detailed, bold yet subtle, and concrete yet abstract. His work includes contemporary, oil, and watercolor landscapes, as well as still life, abstracts, and portraits.
DOROTHY J. MENDOZA: Exploring different media and technique has been the history of Dorothy’s paintings. Always curious to explore the various methods of artistic expression, Dorothy began painting in oils. She continued to work for years in gouche and watercolor. In 1998, she began experimenting with acrylics, merging the fluid transparent quality of watercolor with the opacity of oils and gouche. The result is exciting and vibrant paintings full of color and spirit.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center
210 N Santa Fe Ave
Pueblo, CO 81003
719.295.7200
http://www.sdc-arts.org

 

Christina J Moore: "Creatures of Flight, Dealers of Death"

Amante Coffee ( 1612 17th St, Denver)

September 5 - October 31, 2018

  • Opening Night: Wednesday September 12th, 6pm
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Anthrome: A Survey of Jason DeMarte’s Work

BMoCA at Macky

August 28 - November 18, 2018

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Jason DeMarte, Fog of Tranquility, Photo Assemblage, Pigmented Ink Print, 2018

BMoCA at Macky is a series of exhibitions curated by BMoCA and presented in the Andrew J. Macky Gallery in the foyer of the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Andrew J. Macky Gallery
Intersection of 17th St. and University Av on the CU Campus
Boulder, CO 80309

 

Don Stinson: Sky Wide

1801 California

August 30 - November 9, 2018

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Don Stinson - Bobs Big Boy - oil on canvas

Arts Brookfield brings works by Don Stinson to their gorgeous lobby gallery in the upcoming free exhibition SKY WIDE which opens on August 30 at 1801 California with a free reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Running until November 9, these paintings featuring pop culture and its reflection on the landscape will be on display through Denver Arts Week. Stinson’s panoramas of endless skies and sweeping fields serve as both detailed documentation of a changing landscape as well as commentary on a culture fixated on progress. In his works, Stinson nods to conventions of the Western painting tradition while adding a decidedly modern twist—often with a nod to pop culture.

Don Stinson is a nationally acclaimed artist with works in numerous public and private collections, including the Denver Art Museum, The Phoenix Art Museum, the Art in Embassies Program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Whitney Museum of Western American Art, among others. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Colorado Council on the Arts Director's Grant, and the Best of Show at the Coors Art Exhibit at the National Western Stock Show. Stinson received a BFA from Colorado State University and an MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University. Stinson currently lives in Evergreen and is represented in Denver by David B. Smith Gallery.

Lobby of 1801 California St in Downtown Denver

 

Robbie Ruhaak, Joyce Neilsen and Marie-Luise Vaughn

Gallery 1874

September 1 - October 31, 2018

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Gallery 1874 located at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd in Olde Town Arvada is pleased to announce our new artist exhibit featuring 3 local Colorado abstract artists. Robbie Ruhaak, Joyce Neilsen and Marie-Luise Vaughn will be exhibiting at our historic building starting September 1st through October 31st. Stop by for Arvada's First Friday Art Walk on Friday, September 7th to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. For more information about our artists, please visit our website at www.Gallery1874.com

 

sugar bound: Suchitra Mattai

Center for Visual Art

August 30 - October 20, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday August 30 from 6 - 8pm
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How does one define home and what does it mean to belong? Viewers are invited to consider these questions and explore how environments shape personal narratives, family histories and constructions of the self in sugar bound, Suchitra Mattai’s latest solo exhibition on view at the Center for Visual Art at MSU Denver beginning August 30. Mattai has created all new work for this exhibition, her largest to date.

Born in Guyana and based in Denver, Mattai is an internationally recognized artist who was recently nominated for the prestigious United States Artist Fellowship and is slated to participate in an upcoming international biennial in 2019.

Much of the work in sugar bound is informed by Mattai’s ancestors’ legacy of indentured servitude in the sugar fields of colonial Guyana and her own experience living in multiple countries and continents. “Connecting the dots between past and present, I seek to invent a sense of “home” – both mine and that of the indentured servant,” says Mattai. “Home becomes a conceptual space for belonging, and as an American, Caribbean, South Asian from Latin America, the processes of migration, assimilation and belonging are at the heart of my exploration.”

“sugar bound provides a profound experience for viewers to contemplate a troubling part of history that has parallels today in the way certain communities are exploited in the service of other people’s privilege,” says Cecily Cullen, Director and Curator of CVA..

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

 

Aram Bartholl: Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Emmanuel Art Gallery

August 30 - November 17, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday August 30th from 6-9pm
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Aram Bartholl - Grounded with Phone - photo courtesy of Emmanual Gallery

Aram Bartholl’s installations are internationally known for examining how humans consume technology and media and how technology and media consumes humans. Like his previous works, Your Shopping Cart is Empty, will highlight the tensions between the physical and digital world. This show, however, pushes deep into issues of cyber-security, trust in software, and surveillance. Your Shopping Cart is Empty highlights the place where digital selves and physical selves intersect.

Traveling from Berlin, Bartholl will be building his exhibition on site at the Emmanuel Gallery. Visitors to the gallery can expect to feel exposed to the vulnerably that our digital lives create. The show greets visitors with motion security cameras that will follow their movements from ground up. The show opening on August 30th will also feature a chalk exhibition, highlighting the false sense of online security—and proving unique and secure passwords are everything but.

The Emmanuel Art Gallery, curated and run by CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media, is housed in Denver’s oldest standing religious structure (previously a church and a synagogue) the first building in Colorado on the national historic register. Located at the historic crossroads of the original pioneer downtown, it was a true melting pot of people coming from around the world to find their fortune and create new lives.

“The Emmanuel Art Gallery is a meaningful place to host Your Shopping Cart is Empty,” says gallery director, Jeff Lambson. “This show physically manifests the new-age problems of the digital world while being in a space of historical significance that has shifted in purpose and identity as generations have passed through its doors.”

Bartholl has exhibited worldwide, including at the Museum of Modern Art New York, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Palais de Toyko Paris, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Media City Biennale Seoul and Thailand Biennale.

Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Higher Education Center
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204
303.556.8337
http://www.emmanuelgallery.org

 

Welded & Fabricated Poetry: The Artistic Life of Elizabeth Yanish Shwayder

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

August 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019

  • Co-curated by Hugh Grant, Kirkland Founding Director, and Christopher Herron, Deputy Curator
  • Catalog essay by Stan Cuba, Associate Consulting Curator, and foreword by Hugh Grant
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Elizabeth Yanish Shwayder has created hundreds of sculptures and executed a number of public art commissions in the Rocky Mountain region. She came to Colorado in 1945. Her sculptures have been shown widely in galleries in the United States, England and Italy. In addition to creating artworks, she has been very active in the local art community, serving on the Mayor's Committee on Cultural Affairs [now the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs], the Denver Council on the Arts & Humanities [now Colorado Creative Industries] and the Board of Trustees of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
1201 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
303.832.8576
http://www.kirklandmuseum.org 

 

Lies

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

August 31 - October 6, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday August 31 from 6-9pm
  • Juried by Richard McCabe
  • Exhibiting Artists: Alpert + Kahn (Colorado), Michael Borowski (Virginia), Annette Burke (California), Thomas Carr (Colorado), Mark Dolce (Colorado), Shelli Foth (Colorado), Karin Kempe (Colorado), Meghan Kirkwood (Minnesota), Andy Mattern (Oklahoma), and Paul Stein (Colorado)
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The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents Lies, a juried exhibition that explores the art of deception through the lenses of ten contemporary photographers. The public is invited to meet the artists and hear remarks by juror Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Art, at a free opening reception on Friday August 31 at CPAC (6-9 pm)

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303.837.1341
http://www.cpacphoto.org

 

Invisible Links: Botanical Art & Illustration

Denver Botanic Gardens - Gates Court Gallery

August 15 – October 14, 2018

  • Gallery Reception: Sunday, August 19, 5:30-7:30pm
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Mary Burns, Woodland Ties: Golden-cheeked Warbler, Ashe Juniper and Oak, 2018, watercolor.

Featuring works created by students in the Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration, this juried exhibition is part of an artistic tradition of portraying plants for scientific purposes and to celebrate the beauty of the natural world.

Experience the surprising diversity of living things whose lives are intimately interconnected with plants. From food and pollination to shelter and seed scattering, Invisible Links explores the complex and often hidden symbiotic relationships between plants and other organisms.

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

 

Harnessing Light: Marietta Patricia Leis, Debbie Long & Mary Shaffer

Harwood Museum of Art, Taos

August 4 - October 7, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday August 4th, 3-5 PM
  • Curator: J. Matthew Thomas
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New Mexico based artist Marietta Patricia Leis will be exhibiting her multimedia works with artists Debbie Long and Mary Shaffer in the exhibition Harnessing Light. Curator J. Matthew Thomas selected these 3 artists who by different paths converge on a common focus: light on surface. Leis’ art contributes a contrast to the other artists as she captures light’s tenebrous illumination of darkness in her graphite acrylic pieces, prints on metal, small sculptures and oil paintings on wood. Her approach to this marriage of two extremes presents us with a duality of lightness and dark, for without one there cannot be the other.

Becoming immersed in the soft nebulous incandescence of the arctic, Leis’ eyes forgot the programming of modern artificial lighting and she began to see the nuances and elegant shades of darkness more clear. Leis’ intention is to present unique visions of the natural world. Through her art, she hopes to make viewers more acutely aware of the fragile beauty and tenuous future of our planet so that we may seek ways to preserve it for generations.

Taos was Leis’ first home in New Mexico after she migrated from Los Angeles in 1982. She considers her time in Taos as decompressing and centering after years of working in the endlessly illuminated cityscapes of New York and LA. Leis is honored to be exhibiting at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, and feels a deep gratitude for the place that gave her such peace and serenity.

Harwood Museum of Art
238 Ledoux Street
Taos, NM
575.758.9826

 

Melanie Warsinske & Joe Boddy: ELEMENTAL - A Contemporary Interpretation of Nature

Mirada Fine Art

August 10 - September 2, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 10th, 2018 6-9pm
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Melanie Warsinske & Joe Boddy, ELEMENTAL Combined image of two of their works

Mirada Fine Art presents two remarkable artists with almost 80 years of combined artistic experience and their contemporary interpretation of nature. Taking cues from her surroundings, local artist Melanie Warsinske translates elements—water, clouds, mountains, human and animal forms—into visual emotion and movement captured on canvas. Her richly textural work simultaneously exudes drama and serenity. Similarly inspired by the elements of Earth and our human struggle to live together, Joe Boddy’s sculpture epitomizes multi-media. ‘Rejected’ items take on a new life as fine art. Fired clay seamlessly combines with glass, discarded tools, cast iron farm equipment and recycled wood, resulting in beautifully organic pieces. These two amazing artists unite, brought together by a shared awe of Nature, at Mirada Fine Art for this Elemental exhibit.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

Magnetic North: paintings by Mai Wyn Schantz

Foothills Art Center

July 26 - October 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, July 26th, 6-8pm
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Foraging by Mai Wyn Schantz. Oil on stainless steel, 36in x 54in, 2018

"Please join me for the opening of Magnetic North, a solo exhibition at the Foothills Art Center in Golden. A celebration of my love of landscape and now twenty-year journey working in oil on metal, Magnetic North includes new paintings in each of my signature series including Landscape, Elements, Trophy and new Extraction paintings."

Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
303.279.3922
http://www.foothillsartcenter.org

 

Daisy Patton: This Is Not Goodbye

CU Art Museum on the University of Colorado Boulder Campus

July 18 - November 17, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, July 19, 6-8 pm
  • Curated by Sandra Q. Firmin
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Daisy Patton, "Untitled (Of Hoston)", 90 x 135", Oil on Archival Print on Panel, 2018

In this series, Daisy Patton uses American postmortem photography as a substratum for her paintings. These photographs are intended to commemorate the deceased and offer solace to those grieving. In the photographs Patton selects, ornate funeral parlor interiors and elaborate trappings—floral arrangements, religious symbols and decorative rugs—overwhelm the presence of a body. Patton enlarges found black-and-white postmortem photographs taken in the late 19th through mid-20th century and lavishly paints over them. Her application of shocking colors and extensive patterning vivifies the photographs. Raised painted surfaces appeal to the sense of touch and feel experience. Vines and floral motifs emanate from and enter into the bodies, suggesting cyclic journeys. Faces, folded hands and other photographic passages untouched by Patton’s brush bring into relief the corpse and personalize our relationship with the dead.

Given the immersive scale of Patton’s tableaux, viewers participate as mourners, both for those who have died and for our own movement toward death. This Is Not Goodbye encourages bereavement rituals and supports a public discourse on how we approach loss in American society.

CU Art Museum
Visual Arts Complex
1085 18th St
Boulder, CO 80309

 

Now Rhymes with Then: Works by Paul Gillis

Rule Marfa

July 13 - September 23, 2018

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When Kingship Ascends to Heaven, 2018, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches


RULE Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Paul Gillis entitled Now Rhymes With Then. Colorado based artist Paul Gillis has spent his career contemplating and commenting on the cyclic nature of the human experience. Using anthropomorphic figures and culturally iconic imagery he creates complex and surreal narrative works that explore these ideas. Influenced by the Chicago Imagists movement, as well as the style of many underground comics of the 60’s and 70’s, his art has the feel of a comic book panel or the cell of an animated movie, inviting the viewer to build a storyline around each scene presented. Here, in the early 21st century, Gillis has watched the events and trends of our times as they echo similar periods throughout the past. In recognizing this re-enactment, he is drawn to a quote from Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes”. In his exhibition, Now Rhymes With Then, Gillis has developed a body of work with the same sense of familiarity and progression; pieces have similar subjects, motifs and content that appears to be telling the same tale. In actuality, they reveal how the ages of civilization and the stories we communicate are all expressions of our fundamental realization that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Paul Gillis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1941 and was raised in Los Angeles, CA. After spending several years in the Air Force, he moved to Colorado in 1967 and received his BFA in painting from University of Colorado Denver in 1970 and his MFA in painting from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1976. In the 1960’s and 70’s he became associated with a group of significant Colorado artists working in Boulder who founded the counter-cultural movements of Drop City and Criss-Cross. In 1979, Gillis, along with several others, founded SPARK Gallery, one of the first artists’ co-operative galleries in Colorado, This gallery is still active today, making it one of the longest running cooperatives in the Western United States. Gillis’s work has been displayed in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums including the Denver Art Museum, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Museum of Contemporary Arts Denver, and the Singer Gallery, Denver. His work has also shown in Santa Fe, NM; Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA and San Diego, CA.

Rule Marfa
204 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX
https://rulegallery.com

 

Special Guest: A collaborative Denver art show presented by Meow Wolf

Next Stage Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

June 14 - December 31, 2018

  • Artists include Molly Bounds, Derrick Velasquez, Laura Shill, Diego Rodriguez-Warner and Dmitri Obergfell
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Special Guest, a collaborative Denver art show presented by Meow Wolf, will open June 14 at The Next Stage Gallery, an interactive and collaborative space curated and run by CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media in a partnership with Denver Arts & Venues. This exhibition opening coincides with the American for the Arts Conference, and will run through December 31.

This is a special partnership between Meow Wolf and Denver, as they begin the journey to build a new facility located near the CU Denver campus. Meow Wolf is expected to bring a new level of creativity and collaboration to Denver’s art scene.

“Denver is excited for the first of what is certain to be many partnerships with Meow Wolf to take Denver’s arts and culture to the next level,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “This educational and cultural partner collaboration is exactly the sort of innovative ways we are activating the Denver Performing Arts Complex through Denver’s Next Stage NOW initiative. Denverites will have so much to look forward to as we explore new ways to engage our communities in the arts.”

As one of Meow Wolf’s first footprints in Denver, select local artists, including Molly Bounds, Derrick Velasquez, Laura Shill, Diego Rodriguez-Warner and Dmitri Obergfell, will collaborate with community institutions like CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media and the Denver Performing Arts Complex to create Special Guest, a diverse and evolving installation, built as a movable talk show stage featuring poetry readings, film screenings and dance performances.

“The installation for the Americans for the Arts Conference is particularly exciting to us because we’ve been long-time fans of the phenomenal work of the Denver-based artists we’ve invited and are inspired to see them collaborate with one another, with the College of Arts & Media students, and with our team,” said Han Sayles, artist liaison at Meow Wolf. “The product, Special Guest, is thoughtful, humorous, and inviting. These well-deserving artists have taken the opportunity of this special platform to craft an ambitious and beautiful show that emphasizes accessibility and inclusion to all Denver audiences.”

The location of the Next Stage Gallery is also a part of the story that makes this installation timely and unique. On June 14-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will be in Denver for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Convention, held steps away from the gallery which is located within the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

“With Denver hosting the international Americans for the Arts convention in June, Arts & Venues is excited to showcase local artists and Denver’s newest member of the cultural community, Meow Wolf, at the Arts Complex,” says Ginger White Brunetti, Denver Arts & Venues Deputy Director. “The exhibit will kick-off in time for AFTA and can be enjoyed through the end of the year, providing time for all members of the community to get to know Meow Wolf.”

As creative industry influencers and activists will gather to discuss the issues of public arts, community development, education and equality, the Meow Wolf installation embodies the phenomenon of making art accessible and fun.

“The selected artists are wonderful and their vision is to make this installation a platform for anyone to come and create, from poets to artists to performers to 5th graders,” says Jeff Lambson, director of the College of Arts & Media’s Next Stage Gallery. “This is a manifestation of the energy and commitment to the arts between our three institutions and the result of Coloradans who are dedicated to making Denver a better place through art.”

Next Stage Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
1025 13th St
Denver, CO 80202
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm
For directions and information: http://nextstagecu.org

 

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

Marcio Diaz: Life in a BUBBLE (a contemporary exhibit)

Mirada Fine Art

May 12 - June 3, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 11th, 2018 6-9pm
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Marcio Diaz, Under the Moonlight, Original Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 40"

Nicaraguan artist Marcio Diaz’s work reflects the saturated hues of his rural childhood. A move to the U.S. Pacific Northwest as an adult helped refine his distinct style, a cross between Jackson Pollock and pointillism It is a style Marcio simply calls ‘bubblism.’ As if seeing images through the distortion of raindrops, Marco draws a background scene, drips paint, applies heat, and wipes it down innumerable times, followed by layer after layer of circles of color, reinforcing and harmonizing his compositions. The end result is truly mesmerizing. This is Marcio's first solo exhibition east of the Pacifica Northwest...don't miss it!

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

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

 

Yoshitomo Saito: millionyearseeds

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

February 3 - April 29, 2018

  • First Friday Art Party: February 2 from 4:30-7:30pm; from 5:30-6:00 artist Yoshitomo Saito will give a tour of his exhibition
  • Also on display: Takaamanohara, two videos by Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima
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Born in Tokyo, Japan but residing in the United States since 1983, Yoshitomo Saito finds inspiration in the minutia of the natural world, drawing out details of the environment surrounding us and elements of everyday experiences that most would miss or take for granted. In 2006, Saito moved to the Rocky Mountain region in search of a new and affordable live/work situation to pursue the lifestyle of a fully engaged independent artist. Utilizing the Italian lost-wax process of bronze casting at his Ironton Studios foundry in the RiNo Art District of Denver, the artist freezes delicate, organic objects in time and assembles them into immersive, meditative, thoughtful and sometimes humorous installations.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

Melanie Yazzie: Coded: Works on Paper (Third Floor Foyer)

Representing the West (White Gallery)

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center (Pueblo, CO)

February - May, 2018

  • Art Talk with Melanie Yazzi: Saturday February 3 at 11:15AM in the White Gallery
  • Ms. Yazzi is this year's juror for our Representing the West exhibition; She is a professor and Area Coordinator, Printmaking with the University of Colorado's Department of Art & Art History
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  • Representing the West: February 2 - May 6
The Representing the West: A New Frontier juried art show features both non-traditional subject matters, materials, and concepts as well as traditional depictions of the West, including audio and video pieces. Over $5,000 in prize money is awarded during this exhibition, along with a coveted "People's Choice" title which is bestowed by public vote affording the opportunity for the winning artist to show a solo exhibit at the Arts Center.
  • Melanie Yazzie: Coded: Works on Paper: February 2 - May 13
Melanie is the juror for Representing the West this year. As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Melanie Yazzie's work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. She is of the Salt and Bitter Water clans. Her work follows the Diné dictum "walk in beauty" literally, creating beauty and harmony. As an artist, she works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond. Her work incorporates both personal experiences, as well as the events and symbols from Dine culture.

Admission $8 Adults, $6 Children, Military, and Seniors 65+. Arts Center Members always free. Wed-Sat 11AM - 4PM, Sun 12-4PM

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
210 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
http://www.sdc-arts.org

 

Sue McNally: This Land is My Land

Chuck Kimmerle: From the Heart:Land

Museum of Art, Fort Collins

​January 19 – March 18, 2018

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Chuck Kimmerle, Cloud Over Cut Wheat Field, digital photography, Courtesy of the Artist

The series of paintings exhibited in This Land Is My Land is part of a much larger project that Sue McNally is working on to paint a landscape in all fifty states. The selection shown here represents the west through her eyes and vantage point and how the magnificent landscapes and varied terrain in states such as New Mexico, Colorado and Washington, for example, shape us as residents and tourists. Since 2010, with her first painting of Devil's Tower in Wyoming, McNally has crossed the country to try and see America as a whole through her relationship with its different landscapes, some iconic and some personal. This Land Is My Land represents one artist reckoning with our culture and what it means to be an American, starting with our land and the views that we mythologize and hold sacred.

Chuck Kimmerle’s landscape photography centers primarily around the intersections of where man and nature meet. These areas, which now seem to be the norm of our landscape, offer an insight and significance which cannot be found in nature alone, according to the artist. Kimmerle works exclusively in black and white with its inherently graphic format, which allows him the maximum opportunities for creative exploration.

Museum of Art, Fort Collins
201 S. College Ave
Fort Collins CO 80524
$5 adults; $4 students/adults 65+; $1 youth (7-17); children (0-6) and members always get in FREE
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday & Tuesday: Closed
970.482.2787
http://www.moafc.org

 

ICONOCLASM: Jonathan Dankenbring & Corey Drieth

GOCA 121 (Downtown Colorado Springs)

December 1, 2017 - March 17, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday December 1 from 5-9pm; gallery conversation with the artists starting at 5:30pm
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Colorado-based artists Jonathan Dankenbring and Corey Drieth will exhibit new works in sculpture, drawing and mixed-media, exploring the concept of iconoclasm - a rejection of images and iconography - and minimalism. The exhibition's genesis was a conversation between the artists about minimalism and art; their dialogue continues and is explored through the exhibition and an accompanying broadside publication.

Minimalist art is marked by an avoidance of overt symbolism and emotional content, instead calling attention to the materiality of the works through a limited palette and simple media. This art movement emerged in the early 1960s and applied to a wide range of artists who were overtly rejecting the energy-filled and emotionally charged art of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Artists such as Frank Stella, Robert Irwin, Agnes Martin, and Donald Judd questioned the very existence of painting and sculpture as they rejected the very labels applied to them. At its core, Minimalism asserts that art should have its own reality and not be an imitation of some other thing.

Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. By featuring world-class artists, hosting artist and expert talks, and offering meaningful events, GOCA engages University of Colorado Colorado Springs students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak Region community members in contemporary culture and life. GOCA is a contemporary arts organization with two galleries, one founded on the UCCS campus in 1981 and a satellite downtown location that opened in 2010 in the Plaza of the Rockies building.

GOCA 121
Plaza of the Rockies
121 S. Tejon | Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

 

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