Matters On Paper: Joshua Field, Denis Roussel, Margaret Kasahara, and Anna Kaye

Sandra Phillips Gallery

June 9 – September 2, 2017

  • Opening Artists Reception: Friday June 9, 6-8 pm
  • Informal discussion / artist talk moderated by Michael Paglia Westword Art Critic: Friday June 30, 6:30 pm
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Joshua Field - Thinking About What Hides Inside

Artists Joshua Field, Denis Roussel, Margaret Kasahara, and Anna Kaye have activated their work with social issues in a web of human experience. The familiar yet mysterious drawings of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design professor/artist Joshua Field probe the human condition with private narratives with drawings grounded in the exploration of interior states and emotions generated by his real-life situations. The powerful charcoal drawing of Anna Kaye focus attention on planet earth and environmental reverence. Exploration of personal identity and the cultural duality of East and West have evolved in Margaret Kasahara’s work to express the relationship of self with inclusion, integration and inner acceptance. The visceral Lumen prints of artist Denis Roussel highlight the epidemic of food waste from photos of Roussel’s family compost.

Sandra Phillips Gallery
47 W. 11th Ave. (11th & Acoma)
Denver, CO 80204
303.931.2991
http://www.thesandraphillipsgallery.com 

 

Dasha Shishkin: Tram Pam Pam

Walk the Distance and Slow Down: Selections from the collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey

Mauro Giaconi: cae a plomo (desde el fondo del tiempo)

BMoCA

June 9 – September 10, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 9
  • 5:30pm members preview; 6:30pm free public reception
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Dasha Shishkin, i don’t want any problems, none whatsoever, 2007


Dasha Shishkin: Tram Pam Pam
  • Moscow-born artist Dasha Shishkin’s solo exhibition is a whimsical leap into a world between painting and drawing where the delights and follies of human nature are performed in vivid color and imagination.
Walk the Distance and Slow Down: Selections from the collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey
  • Twenty-nine international artists explore the potential of contemporary drawing, moving beyond perceived limits of paper as an artistic substrate and medium.
Mauro Giaconi: cae a plomo (desde el fondo del tiempo) / falls to lead (from the depths of time)
  • A site-specific wall drawing and installation by Argentinian artist Mauro Giaconi commissioned by BMoCA as an extension to selection of works from the collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.443.2122
http://bmoca.org

 

Read more: BMoCA: Summer Exhibitions 2017

Paper.Works

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

June 1 – August 20, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 1st from 6 - 9pm
  • Featuring: Robert Brinker, Colby Brumit, Sophia Dixon Dillo, Rachel Doniger, Marcus Fitzgibbons, Laura Grossett, Helen Hiebert, Claire Jackel, Richard Kallweit, Mike McClung, Myron Melnick, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Jenene Nagy, Mike Neff, Bonnie Ferrill Roman, Tiffany Miller Russell, Sarah Wallace Scott, Matthew Shlian, Ray Tomasso, Peter Yumi
  • Also on display:
  • Stan Meyer: Poetic Presence (Upper Gallery)
  • Paper on Paper: The Art of Chine-Colle (Theater Gallery)
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Detail of "Ready to Burst" by Bonnie Ferrill Roman

Paper.Works includes the works of twenty artists who use paper as their artistic medium. From cast paper to cut paper, folded paper to handmade paper, this exhibition will include works that are innovative and intriguing.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
720.898.7255
http://arvadacenter.org

 

Sordid & Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings

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

June 3 - September 24, 2017

  • Sordid and Sacred is drawn from the John Villarino Collection and organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions
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Rembrandt Van Rijn, widely recognized as the greatest practitioner of the etching technique in the history of art, created a body of work unparalleled in richness and beauty. Rembrandt repeatedly chose beggars as the subject for his etchings.

The Villarino collection features 26 rare etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606- 1669), executed between 1629 and 1648. In addition, a Rembrandt piece from the Harry & Karly Spell collection and a sampling of Rembrandt etchings from the collection of the late Dr. Ronald Moreschini will be displayed along with educational text about provenance and the art of collecting.

As one of the towering figures in the history of art, Rembrandt, a miller’s son from the university town of Leiden, was an artist of unmatched genius. Equally gifted as a painter, printmaker, and draftsman, Rembrandt proved himself to be as skillful at making portraits as he was at creating religious and mythological narratives. His landscapes are just as remarkable as his rare still lifes and subjects detailing everyday life.

Widely recognized as the greatest practitioner of the etching technique in the history of art, Rembrandt created 300 prints that constitute a body of work unparalleled in richness and beauty. Rembrandt repeatedly chose beggars as the subject for his etchings. Many of Rembrandt’s etchings sympathetically portray beggars as biblical figures. These etchings of beggars also played an essential role in Rembrandt’s formative years as an artist.

Dutch author, art historian, and editor of, “The Complete Etchings of Rembrandt,” Dover Publications, NY, 1994, Gary Schwartz, in his essay for the exhibition catalogue, writes “The image of the beggar in Netherlandish art was no better than in society as a whole. It would not then have been out of line with the convictions of his society, with Netherlandish artistic tradition or classical art theory, had Rembrandt depicted beggars as contemptible or loathsome creatures. Indeed, some of his work fits perfectly well into this picture.” However, many of Rembrandt’s etchings are of biblical scenes with biblical figures portrayed as beggars. Schwartz writes, “This kind of crossover between street life and sacred history matches a pattern that is found elsewhere in Rembrandt’s work. Mean and sordid though they may have been in life and in art theory, in Rembrandt’s etchings beggars are bestowed with sanctity and individuality.” 

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
210 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
Wed-Sun: 11am - 4pm
http://www.sdc-arts.org

 

Landscapes 2017

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

May 19 - July 1, 2017

  • Featuring 47 international photographers chosen by Juror Lisa Volpe
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Image by Monica Stevenson

‘Take a trip to any coastline or national park and you’re sure to encounter stops for “Scenic Views,” “Lookout Points,” or most blatantly, a sign encouraging you to “Take Photos Here”. Yet, not much is revealed in this endless repetition of imagery. As Andy Warhol would stress with his silkscreens, “The more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away.” This is not to say that every landscape must depict a radically new scene, but rather that it should attempt to convey something new. It must—to borrow from Evans—reveal a secret that only the unique mind behind the camera can capture. The history of landscape photography is long. Yet, there is much more to be said.’ –Landscapes Juror Lisa Volpe for C4FAP 2017.

47 Featured Artists: Paul Adams, Robert Atwater, Ivy Bigbee, Amanda Breitbach, Scott Campbell, Georgina Campbell, Michael Carlebach, Dewey Chapman, Mary Ciullo, Pinque Clark, Adam Crosson, Sean Du, Suzanne Engelberg, Michael Farrell, Aaron Feinberg, Jason Flack, Bryan Florentin, Doug Frost, Sharon Lee Hart, Drew Harty, Scott Herndon, Kevin Hoth, Adriene Hughes, Melinda Hurst-Frye, Yoichi Kawamura, Tim Kelly, Jim Kostecky, J. Jason Lazarus, Noah Macfaden, Ellen Mahaffy, Barbara Smith and JC Maxon, David McCrae, Noah McLaurine, Carsten Meier, Natalie Morawsky, Iva Nash, Marcus Newton, Jeff Phillips, Robert Harding Pittman, Ronald Saunders, Colin Seitz, Monica Stevenson, Lisa Toby Goodman, John Upton, Sarah Wentworth and Eric Williams.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
https://www.instagram.com/TheC4FAP

 

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Impressions: a contemporary exhibit featuring the artwork of Russian artists Lyudmila Agrich & Julia Klimova

Mirada Fine Art

May 20 – June 11, 2017

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Julia Klimova, 'Bright Song,' Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36"

Much of the magic imparted by art is its ability to lead each viewer down a different path. Often the memory or emotion a piece evokes is as important as the actual scene depicted. This is particularly true in contemporary impressionist artwork.

Mirada Fine Art unites two of their most popular artists (both born and raised in Russia), Lyudmila Agrich and Julia Klimova, for an exhibit of their newest work. Agrich layers lush color with a palette knife, masterfully capturing the internal glow of European cityscapes, lush fields of poppies and sunsets across water. Klimova’s work evokes a soft romanticism within her figures, landscapes and still life paintings.

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

 

Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults

Featuring Kate Gridley

Fort Collins Museum of Art

May 19 - July 16, 2017

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Kate Gridley, Annabelle, oil on canvas, 30 x 60”

FCMOA presents a provocative exhibition by Kate Gridley on the transition between adolescence and adulthood through life size oil paintings and sound portraits. Passing Through marks moments in which seventeen emerging adults in and around Kate Gridley’s hometown transition to realizing their selves and claim their voices. In addition to the oil portraits, this exhibition will include sound portraits of the subjects talking about where they are in their lives as well as their hopes and fears for the future.
  • Museum Hours: Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday & Tuesday: Closed
  • Museum Admission: $5.00 Adults; $4.00 Students/Seniors 65+; $1.00 Youth (7-17); Free for members & kids 6 and under
Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
http://www.ftcma.org
970.482.2787

Variations on Growth: Ben Butler

Foothills Art Center

May 12 - July 23, 2017

  • Discussion with Ben Butler: Friday, May 12 from 5 - 6pm; Free for FAC members, regular admission for non-members
  • Meet Ben Butler and learn more about his unique and organic style during this engaging hour in the gallery
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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

 

CYBERCY: Exploring the Post-Internet Human Matrix

Featuring Denver artists Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran (W3FI), LA-based Finishing School Collective (Psychic Barber project) and LA/NYC-based Signe Pierce and Alli Coates (American Reflexxx)

GOCA at UCCS

May 5 – June 24, 2017

  • Thursday, May 4, 7 pm, Artist Talks with Finishing School and Signe Pierce & Alli Coates, curators Caitlin Goebel and Daisy McGowan
  • Friday, May 5, 5 – 9 pm, Opening reception with performance of Psychic Barber
  • Friday, June 2, 5:30 pm, Artist Talks with Chris Coleman & Laleh Mehran
Psychic Barber

An exhibition exploring how the internet affects perceptions of public and private spaces, as well as how people navigate the real, the digital and the hyperreal opens May 5 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art downtown GOCA121 gallery, 121 S. Tejon St.

Cybercy features artists Signe Pierce and Alli Coates of New York and Los Angeles, Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran, Denver, and Los Angeles artist collective Finishing School. Caitlin Goebel, in collaboration with Daisy McGowan, director, GOCA, is the exhibit curator.

GOCA121 Gallery
121 S. Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
http://www.galleryuccs.org


Read more: CYBERCY at GOCA121

Calder: Monumental

Denver Botanic Gardens

April 28 - September 24, 2017

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Sheet metal, bolts, and paint, 84" x 80" x 64"
© 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Denver Botanic Gardens’ exhibition of iconic American artist Alexander Calder’s bold sculptures – Calder: Monumental – is the first outdoor show of Calder’s work in the West and the first solo outdoor exhibition in the U.S. in more than a decade.

Calder devoted much of his later working years to monumental sculpture, many of which were public commissions. Gracing public plazas, landmark atriums and even airport halls, Calder’s works transformed the surrounding space, definitively changing the public’s experience of it. True to his practice, Calder’s monumental works are made of industrial materials and bolted steel plates, and the works exhibited in Calder: Monumental are no exception. In some cases, a mobile structure sways at the top of the sculpture to create a “standing mobile.” In addition to the outdoor sculptures, one indoor mobile in monumental scale is presented in the Boettcher Memorial Center, on loan from the Denver Art Museum. The featured abstract and figurative sculptures span from 1956–1976.

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

Read more: DBG: Calder: Monumental

Laura Shill and Joel Swanson: Personal Structures

Palazzo Bembo (Venice, Italy)

May 11 – November 26, 2017

  • Part of the 57th Venice Biennale
  • Curated by Black Cube Executive Director + Chief Curator, Cortney Lane Stell
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Black Cube is partnering with the GAA Foundation, a Dutch non-profit organization, to host a large-scale exhibition, titled Personal Structures, which will coincide with the 57th Venice Biennale. The exhibition will take place in the Palazzo Bembo, located off the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.

About the exhibition:

Black Cube will present two bodies of work by American artists Laura Shill and Joel Swanson, both based in Colorado. The exhibition is curated by Black Cube Executive Director + Chief Curator, Cortney Lane Stell. Shill and Swanson’s installations consider the complexities of binary structures in gender and language, exploring the spaces in-between. The dichotomies presented in these works reference the age-old pattern of how humans perceive the world through contrast - good and evil, male and female, day and night - and go beyond the polarity of opposites by exploring the in-between spaces of gender norms and language.

The Personal Structures exhibition is free, open to the public, and will be on display from May 11 through November 26, 2017. Exhibition catalogues will be available following the vernissage.

About the Venice Biennale:

For more than a century, the Venice Biennale has been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its founding in 1895, the Venice Biennale has been in the avant-garde, promoting new artistic trends and organizing international events in the contemporary arts.

The Venice Biennale’s 57th International Art Exhibition will take place at the Giardini and is titled VIVA ARTE VIVA, and is curated by Christine Macel. The 57th Venice Biennale will include 87 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the historic city center of Venice.

About the Palazzo Bembo:

The Palazzo Bembo is a palace in Venice, Italy, on the Grand Canal, near the historic by the Rialto Bridge. The building is a contemporary art exhibition venue. It was built in the 15th century by the noble family Bembo. The building is on the San Marco side of the Grand Canal, wedged in between Rio di San Salvador and Calle Bembo.

 

Steamorphics, The Art of Steampunk

Works by Dave Duros (aka) Dr Orphic

Royal Contemporary

April 8 - May 27, 2017

  • Opening Reception and Florence 2nd Saturday ArtWalk Saturday April 8 from 4 to 7 pm
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Orphic Music Composer by Dave Duros

Experience the magical world of Steamorphics, a wondrous exhibit of Steampunk Time Machines, Air Ships, Paranormal Devices, Alien Artifacts, and other mysterious contrivances.

Royal Contemporary
120 E. Main Street
Florence, CO 81226
Thursday-Sunday: 11am-5pm
http://www.royalcontemporary.com

 

Animalia

Juror: Arlette Kayafas

Center for Fine Art Photography

April 7 – May 13, 2017

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Anne Berry - Martina

Theme: Animalia

Wild, Worshiped, Caged, Cuddled, Feared, Intelligent, Fabled, Family, Demonized, Eaten, Loved, Endangered, Hunted, Protected, Sentient. It’s complicated. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible for natural selection.

Juror: Arlette Kayafas

Arlette Kayafas, opened Gallery Kayafas in 2002 in Boston’s historic South End. 
Kayafas’ interest in art and artists has always been a focus of her curiosity and effort. She believes that as the owner of a gallery she has a responsibility to the artist, the client, the neighborhood, and her colleagues to exhibit only the best works. The gallery has a focus on the emerging artists and pairs such artists with established and well known photographers.

The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit organization supported by donations, grants, and memberships. We offer three public galleries, classrooms, at our location in Fort Collins, CO. We provide support to photographic artists, students and the community through exhibition, promotion, education and connection to a large community of artists, curators, gallery owners, and industry leading photographic professionals.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
https://www.instagram.com/TheC4FAP

 

2017 Eye Center of Northern Colorado/Kaiser Permanente Masks Project

Fort Collins Museum of Art

April 7 - May 5, 2017

  • Cost: $5.00 Adults; $4.00 Students/Seniors 65+; $1.00 Youth (7-17); Free for members & kids 6 and under.
  • Hours: Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday & Tuesday: Closed
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FCMOA celebrates 13 years of Masks, the museum's signature exhibition and fund-raising campaign. With the focus on community and creativity, Masks is Fort Collins largest visual art event with an exhibition of 200 masks designed by professional artists, student artists and artists of all ages. Initially, masks leave the museum as simple ceramic forms and return transformed into works of art to be exhibited and sold in the museum's silent auction. The in-gallery auction is but one part of the fundraising components of the project, which provides a portion of the museum's annual budget.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Japan Style at the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center

5 different exhibits highlighting Japanese Art and Culture

  • Opening Reception with Collectors and Taiko Dummers: Saturday, April 1 from 1 - 4 PM
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Japan Style: Regional Contemporary Art of Japan
  • April 1 - May 21 | Regional Gallery
Featuring cutting-edge contemporary works by regional artists working in the traditions of Japanese style. The three featured artists in this exhibition are Riki Takaoka of Pueblo, Margaret Kasahara of Colorado Springs, and Renee Reiko Campbell of Colorado Springs.

Japan Style: The Art of Form and Function
  • April 1 - May 21 | White Gallery
  • Sponsored by Drs. Mark & Reiko Clark and Gregory Howell
Discover the many techniques and applications developed by Japanese artisans over hundreds of years. The collection of Gregory Howell focuses on works created during the 18th through 20th centuries. These objects represent the power and influence of form and function in daily life in Japan. Highlights include Hokkaido farmer’s clothing which uses textiles woven with natural grasses, ancient bamboo baskets from the mountain communities of Takayama, and a circular Edo Period lacquer ‘Jubako’ stacking lunch box from Kyoto. See contemporary ceramics from Japanese masters and other significant objects which were an integral part of life in Japan over the ages. Howell’s first encounter with Japan as a child fueled his passion for things Japanese. His Japanese art collection has been a work in progress for 40 years, and he is the 2006 Recipient of the Japan Foreign Minister’s Commendation for his lifetime service to the nation of Japan.

Japan Style: Netsuke
  • From the collection of Charles Trent
  • March 11 - May 21 | 2nd & 3rd Floor Galleries
Pronounced “nets-keh”, these small, intricately carved sculptural objects made of ivory, wood, metal, or ceramic, were originally used as a button-like fixture on a man’s sash, from which small personal belongings were hung. The netsuke eventually developed into highly coveted and collectible art forms. Trent’s delightful collection holds over 100 netsuke art forms. Today we see a broad range from “folk art” carvings to levels of sophisticated fine art and exists as such today with true master-carvers from all over the world still creating these little masterpieces.

Japan Style: Kimonos and Prints
  • From the collection of Drs. Reiko & Mark Clark
  • March 25 - May 14 | King Gallery
View kimonos made for every occasion - summer attire to spectacular wedding ensembles - plus see how garments vary for different age groups in Japanese culture. This dazzling exhibition includes ukiyo-e prints from the early 1800s and contemporary works depicting female beauties, kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers, scenes from history and folk tales, travel, landscapes, and flora and fauna. The Clarks have been collecting Japanese art for over 20 years; their works have been shown nationally and are currently on view at the Japan Society in New York City.

Japan Style: Contemporary Ceramics
  • March 25 - May 14 | Hoag Gallery
View ceramics by an emerging artist, an established artist, and a woman artist - a treat, as women ceramists are still relatively rare in Japan. The works will illustrate the rich tradition of ceramics in Japan, one of the world’s oldest art forms, and the different regional styles and influences that are inspiring today’s artists.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
210 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
Wed-Sun: 11am - 4pm
http://www.sdc-arts.org

 

CALM in the STORM (a collaborative contemporary art exhibit)

Mirada Fine Art

April 1 – 23, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 31 from 6-9pm
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Svetlana Shalygina, 'Saint Germain Pour Deux,' Mixed Media on Canvas, 48" x 72"

Where do you breathe? Do you have a special place (internally or externally) where you feel at rest…a calming spot in nature? Do you find meditation takes you where you mentally need to be? Does your family bring you the needed serenity, or simply add to the stress?

No matter your political affiliation, most people would agree that the last year has been tumultuous…creating friction between total strangers, close friends, and even within family members.

To that end, we’ve asked a group of Mirada’s core artists to create artwork that represents a vision of their personal solace. ’Calm in the Storm’ is intended to be a ‘release valve,’ allowing viewers to lose themselves within a scene. 

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

 

CENTENNIAL: paintings by Trine Bumiller

Cozens Museum (Frazier, Colorado)

March 18 - April 22, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday March 18, 5-7 pm
  • Artist Chat & Tour: Friday March 31, 5-7pm
  • Closing Reception: Saturday April 22, 11am-2pm
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Nathan Abels: Ghost Dance

Rule Gallery Marfa

March 10 - May 7, 2017

  • Featuring new paintings, drawings, sculpture, an editioned print & audio cassette soundtrack
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Falling Rocket, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 in/ 121.9 x 91.5 cm

RULE Gallery
204 E. San Antonio St.
Marfa, TX 79843

 

Suz Stovall: Blues

Royal Contemporary

March 11 - April 2, 2017

  • Reception for the artist: Saturday, March 11th from 5 to 7 pm
  • Florence 2nd Saturday ArtWalk: Explore downtown and have a great night out!
  • Shop for original art, meet interesting people, and treat yourself to dinner and drinks at Florence’s best art galleries, restaurants, and pubs
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Accelerando by Suz Stoval

A passionate exploration of color through vibrating color fields and thin, spontaneous line. Stovall’s abstract works invite the viewer to look deeply and enjoy the visual feast of color. Blues is a spontaneous and joyful exploration of color, composition and design.

Royal Contemporary
120 E. Main Street
Florence, CO
303.717.1977
http://www.royalcontemporary.com

New Drawings and Sculptures by Bernar Venet

Paul Kasmin Gallery (NYC)

March 9 – April 22, 2017

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Bernar Venet, Indeterminate Line
2016 Oilstick, graphite and collage on paper, 86 5/8 x 60 1/4 inches
See the original outside the Colorado Convention Center at Speer and Stout

Paul Kasmin Gallery announces Bernar Venet: Arcs, on view at 297 Tenth Avenue from March 9 – April 22, 2017. The exhibition features six large-scale drawings and three new sculptures by the French conceptual artist. The gallery will publish a fully-illustrated pamphlet with an essay by American art critic, Carter Ratcliff.

With this new series of drawings, the artist deepens his radical, lifelong exploration of the line and material. Ratcliff writes, “A drawing is an end in itself, not merely a step on the way to realizing a sculpture, nor is a small sculpture of any less importance than one of the artist’s immense outdoor pieces.” Stretching to seven feet tall, these drawings are the artist’s largest to date. Venet uses graphite, oilstick and collage to create groups of four, five and seven arcs in six different configurations onto a white background. With their exacting precision, Venet’s new work originates in his first conceptual sculpture. The interplay between sculpture and drawing brings out the inherent versatility of form in Venet’s oeuvre that transcends material boundaries.

Mirroring the drawings are three new sculptures made of six-foot-tall rolled steel finished in a black patina. The new Arc sculptures are comprised in groups of four, five and seven curved lines that extend upwards from its base at variations of 86.5 degrees.

Bernar Venet (b. 1941, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France), known for his groundbreaking sculpture works, has explored a range of disciplines over his five-decade conceptual practice, including sculpture, painting, photography, language and drawing. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for his iconic Tas de charbon (Pile of Coal), an amorphous sculpture without specific shape. 1979 marked a significant turning point in Venet’s career, when he began a series of wood reliefs—Arcs, Angles, Straight Lines—and created the first of his Indeterminate Lines pieces. Venet currently lives and works between New York, Paris and Le Muy, France.

Paul Kasmin Gallery
297 Tenth Avenue
NY, NY 10001
http://www.paulkasmingallery.com

 

Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon

Denver Art Museum - Hamilton Building 2nd floor

February 19 - August 31, 2017

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Gio Ponti and James Sudler Associates, Model of the Denver Art Museum, 1966

Punctuating the upcoming North Building project announced on December 8, 2016, the Denver Art Museum is presenting Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon—an exhibition on the iconic modernist building, its history and its future. The exhibition features historical photos, original architectural sketches, building models and project renderings to tell the story of the North Building’s evolution. Then, Now, Next has taken over the Gates Family Gallery on level 2 of the Hamilton Building through Aug. 31, 2017.

“For nearly 50 years, the North Building has been a significant part of the community, and we’re excited for the upcoming project that will ensure it continues to play a prominent role,” said Christoph Heinrich, the Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the museum. “We want to honor the building, and give our visitors an opportunity to reflect on its history and share the excitement for its future.”

The exhibition has been divided into three specific sections: Then, Now and Next.

The Then section takes visitors from the preconstruction site through build out—featuring Gio Ponti’s architectural drawings, historical photos and building model as well as other ephemera from the celebrated 1971 building opening.

The Now section features details on how the North Building has served an expanding and diversifying community since opening its doors nearly 50 years ago.

The Next section features the museum’s future plans, including renderings and an architectural model, and outline the guiding principles for the team: Stewardship of buildings and collections, offering a superior visitor experience, unifying the campus and inviting the whole community to enjoy the museum and its programs.

“By tracing the history of the North Building from its earliest development through its original construction, and then observing how it has developed into the building we experience today, this exhibition is a moment to reflect on its significance,” said Darrin Alfred, curator of architecture, design and graphics at the DAM. “Visitors can chart how the need for such a structure arose and examine how innovative a museum building it was for the late 1960s. They then can view how the new North revitalization project will celebrate Gio Ponti’s original vision for the building and be an open, welcoming destination for visitors.”

Exhibition visitors also have the opportunity to share their favorite North Building experiences through an in-gallery visitor feedback installation.

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
720.865.5000

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place

Denver Art Museum

February 19 - October 22, 2017

  • Special opening preview sponsored by DAM Contemporaries: Thursday February 16th from 7:30-10pm
  • Meet the artists, and enjoy music, dancing, festive snacks, and a cash bar featuring specialty cocktails
  • DAMC Members $20; General Admission $27
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Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place will feature site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Energizing and vibrant artwork will be presented by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).

These artists examine diverse narratives of migration and the complex layering of cultures throughout the Western United States through ideas related to labor, nostalgia, memory, visibility, and displacement. Installations will incorporate mixed-media, performance-based video art, digital animation, fiber constructions, painting, sculpture, and ceramics.

To foster creativity and provide insight into the artistic process, the on-site development of the installations will be visible to the public beginning in December 2016, with scheduled opportunities for visitors to engage with artists. The exhibition will open February 19, 2017, and will be on view through October 22 of that year.

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place is organized by the Denver Art Museum, and is curated by Rebecca Hart, curator of modern and contemporary art at the DAM. An exhibition catalog will be available in The Shops and online.

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