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


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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

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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.

 

Unerased Journeys: A Survey of Works By Darryl Pottorf

Museum of Outdoor Arts

April 8 - July 15, 2017

  • Opening reception: Saturday April 8th from 6-9pm
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On April 8th MOA will premiere "Unerased Journeys: A Survey of Works by Darryl Pottorf"-one of America's preeminent contemporary artists with international acclaim. The survey opens April 8 with an artist's reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at MOA's indoor galleries in Englewood Civic Center. Free and open to the public, the opening includes hors d'oeuvres, libations, and live music performed by pianist Hank Troy. "Unerased Journeys" will be on display through July 15, 2017.

The survey will showcase approximately 50 works, including Pottorf's signature large-scale paintings that document the present with truth and humor and inspiration gleaned from sources as far ranging as ancient Etruscans.

Pottorf worked as a studio assistant for Robert Rauschenberg and later collaborated with him. They traveled internationally and exotically, including trips to China and Africa, to Russia where they met with Gorbachev, and to Cuba, where they stayed at Fidel Castro's beach house. They were in Berlin when the wall came down. They enjoyed the hospitality of Malaysian headhunters, spent a week with the Dalai Lama, and mingled with a cross-section of luminaries including Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, Muhammad Ali, Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Hutton, Lily Tomlin and Sharon Stone.

"Unerased Journeys" evokes a visual journal of outtakes of the varied and exciting life experiences of Darryl Pottorf," said MOA founder and CEO Cynthia Madden Leitner. "These pieces, combined with the new works, provide a resurgence in his life as an artist of a proportion not experienced since Robert Rauschenberg passed away nine years ago. This exhibit opening at MOA will be a launching pad for an upcoming tour of Darryl's work."

While his 32-year relationship with Rauschenberg provided a primary influence for Pottorf, the artist's other major influence was Europe. As a teenager, Pottorf traveled to the continent as soon as he was able to save enough money. He studied and worked in Florence, Italy, where he became a Renaissance man in the truest sense of the phrase. Pottorf's oeuvre amalgamates his disciplines: photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, architecture, theater, dance, and writing.

The exhibition marks a crossroads in the artist's illustrious career. Having sold his Florida home and studio, he is designing new living and working quarters. The show provides an impetus to this extraordinary artist to press on, and to create new works in his new studio.

"Life changes things," said Pottorf. "Things get erased, so you go back and unerase them to understand."

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
303.806.0444
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
http://www.moaonline.org

 

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

 

Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford

Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum Joint Exhibitions

April 9 – July 16, 2017

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Mark Bradford (American, born 1961). Photograph courtesy the artist
Clyfford Still, PH-26, 1951

The Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum unite the work of two artists separated by generations in a creative collaboration: Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford.

The 2 exhibitions include new paintings by renowned contemporary American artist Mark Bradford at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), as well as a unique presentation of Still’s work curated by Bradford at the Clyfford Still Museum (CSM). Bradford was honored in 2014 with the U.S. Department of State’s Medal of Arts and notably was recently named as the U.S. representative at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

“This exhibition takes our partnership with the Clyfford Still Museum to new heights,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “By visiting the exhibition at DAM and CSM, visitors will gain a deeper understanding of the connection between Bradford’s work and Still’s abstractions as they relate to the legacy of abstract expressionism.” Rebecca Hart, curator of modern and contemporary art, will curate DAM’s presentation of the exhibition in the Museum’s Gallagher Family Gallery.

“The title Shade has rich implications such as to shelter from light, to be in a shadow or to add black to a hue to darken it,” said curator Hart. “Both Clyfford Still and Mark Bradford have a unique relationship to black. At a time when other Abstract Expressionist painters had vibrant palettes, Still used black to force viewers out of their comfort zones. For Bradford, the choice of black isn’t neutral; it intentionally forces us to confront conventional notions of race. Each viewer will interpret the use of black differently, hopefully evoking emotions that connect them to the works on view.”

Bradford’s curation of Still’s work at CSM will feature approximately 15 works that prominently incorporate black pigments, spanning five decades. The selection reveals Bradford’s appreciation for Still’s frequent use of black and for Still’s many evocative statements about the color, including, “Black was never a color of death and terror for me. I think of it as warm and generative.” Bradford’s curation will be featured in the Museum’s two largest galleries. This exhibition marks the Museum’s third installment of its Artists Select series, which began in 2015 with an exhibition curated by visual artist and composer Mark Mothersbaugh, and continued in early 2017 with an exhibition curated by contemporary artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel.

Bradford believes his new work for this exhibition is in dialogue with Still’s. He recalled seeing a Still painting for the first time: “What caught my eye was the insistence of his paintings. His surfaces were more raw and immediate than other abstract expressionist paintings. His paintings are not just optical—they have a very physical presence.” In comparing his studio process with Still’s, Bradford said, “My paintings are made up of tearing. To me it represents a process that is more of a reality than laying down a perfect line of paint. It’s raw and violent but it still comes together. And it’s not just a tearing that you see in Still’s paintings, it’s a collision of colors. There aren’t smooth transitions.”

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

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
http://clyffordstillmuseum.org

 

 

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.

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

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

Representing the West

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center White Gallery

January 28 - March 19, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 5-7 pm
  • Juror: Don Stinson
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Enjoy artwork in a variety of mediums which considers the changing culture and myths of the American West. Both non-traditional subject matter, materials, and concepts and traditional depictions of the West will be on display, 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 YOU get to vote on - awarding the opportunity for a solo exhibit at the Arts Center.

Admission $8 Adults, $6 Children, Military, and Seniors 65+
Arts Center Members always free

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

 

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate

Fort Collins Museum of Art

January 20 - March 19, 2017

  • Organized by Curator Katie Knight
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Barbara Romain, Dialogue: Peace, 2007, Acrylic

The Fort Collins Museum of Art and The Lincoln Center Gallery will co-present a provocative exhibition on the topics of hate, discrimination and violence - and the transformation towards justice, love and empathy. The exhibition is visually powerful, thought-provoking, sometimes humorous, always challenging, and ultimately deeply moving. It showcases the diverse work of 39 artists who have transformed thousands of anti-Semitic and racist books into an uplifting and dynamic exhibition. By responding creatively to hate, injustice and violence, the artists in Speaking Volumes provoke thinking and conversations that encourage empathy for others and respect for social justice.
  • Hours: Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday & Tuesday: Closed
  • Cost: $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 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

 

Portraits 2017 with Juror Karen Marks

The Center for Fine Art Photography

January 13 – February 25, 2017

  • Artist Talks: February 17, from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Gallery Reception: February 17, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Ezra by Sandra Chen Weinstein

Portraits 2017 | With Juror Karen Marks

With over 50 images on display the Portraits 2017 exhibition includes photographic artists from the United States, Canada, Russia, France, and Europe. The Center will host many of the exhibiting artists for the artist talks reception on Friday, February 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 for our annual Portraits exhibition. The Exhibition opens January 13th, come and enjoy striking photographic art that will challenge ideas about photography and the traditional portrait.

Featured Artists: Nicole Allen, Yulia Artemyeva, Nancy Baron, Lowell Baumunk, John Bonath, Jessica Caisse, JoAnn Carney, Carol Pui Ha Chow, Irwin Cua, Kathleen B. Donovan, Ranran Fan, Samantha Geballe, Paul Greenberg, Al Harden, Barbara Hillerman-Lieske, Janet Holmes, Jerrie Hurd, , Nicholas Kozel, Sandra Kuprion-Thomas, Amrita Lakhanpal, Tom Sundro-Lewis, Robert Lipgar, Katherine McGaughey, Dave Moser, Frank Mullaney, Denise Ockey, F. Robert Openshaw, Andrew Ortiz, Jane Paradise, Donna Pinckley, Todd Reinert, Lissa Rivera, Charles Rozier, Marian Rubin, Ward Russell, Sarah Salomon, Jeff Settle, Jesse Stansfield, Danielle Voirin, Nina Weinberg-Doran and Sandra Chen Weinstein
  • Exhibitions and Receptions at C4FAP are always free and open to the public
  • Mingle with featured artists & art lovers at our reception Friday, February 17th at 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Please check our site at http://c4fap.org for updates and events
About C4FAP

Since 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography has been a preeminent supporter of photography. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, C4FAP is supported globally with donations, grants, and memberships. Based in Fort Collins, CO, the Center offers three public galleries with 20+ exhibitions yearly, classes, reviews and online exhibitions that give photographers and photography enthusiasts from all over the world an opportunity to engage with the Center and its community.

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

 

HOME with Juror Kevin Miller

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

December 2, 2016 - January 7, 2017

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Ibai Rigby - Dashilang Hutong III - Juror's Honorable Mention

‘Serene, comforting, intimate, eloquent, secure, fragile, uncertain, precarious, even ambivalent. All these words can well describe any number of images in this exhibition. Home is such a wonderful and universal concept that it was always going to elicit a profound engagement from photographers. It is a deeply felt notion, but one which manifests so completely differently in each of our hearts and minds. It is a notion that is eventually discovered, identified and expressed in so many different ways and through so many unique prisms of belief, experience and perspective.’ – Kevin Miller

Featured Artists: Francisco Alcala Torreslanda, Emily Belz, Mark Bennett, Ellen Butler, Douglas Caldwell, Liza Cauldwell, Michele Cohn, Ron Cooper, Gary Csuk, Cristina Cusani, Ashley Czajkowski, Alexa Frangos, Michael E. Gordon, Roger Grasas, Han Wenjie, Elizabeth Herrmann, Bill Hill, Christine Hinz-Lenzen, Jodie Hulden, Shreepad Joglekar, Samantha Johnston, Tom Jones, Jordan Jurich-Weston, Marie-Luise Klotz, Gayle Krughoff, Thomas Ladd, Elisabeth Ladwig, Jennifer Long, Ellen Mahaffy, Ben Marcin, Teresa Meier, Charles Mintz, Colleen Mullins, Cal Navin, Rachel Niekamp, Ange Ong, Paul Scott Page, Joseph Pizzuto, Ibai Rigby, Charles Rozier, Kate Sandey, Fred Scruton, Alison A. Smith, Shannon Smith, Sarah Smith, Alyss Vernon, Gabriele Woolever, Rana Young and Dianne Yudelson

About C4FAP: Since 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography has been a preeminent supporter of photography. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, C4FAP is supported globally with donations, grants, and memberships. Based in Fort Collins, CO, the Center offers three public galleries with 20+ exhibitions yearly, classes, reviews and online exhibitions that give photographers and photography enthusiasts from all over the world an opportunity to engage with the Center and its community. For more information about C4FAP, including information on workshops, membership, becoming a donor and exhibitions, please visit the website at C4FAP.ORG

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

 

Miniature Masterpieces 2016

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery

November 19 - December 7, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19 from 2-5pm
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Stacey Peterson "Winter Light" 8x10

A world of small wonders lies in store as Evergreen Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden prepares to unveil its seventh annual Miniature Masterpieces exhibition on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 2-5 pm.

This year’s much-anticipated celebration of scale will feature works by 50 large talents presented in delightfully diminutive dimensions. Miniature Masterpieces offers a rare opportunity to marvel at the patience, concentration and immense skill needed to render a universe of beauty in less than 120 square inches. The invitational event will also afford art collectors the opportunity to add some very prominent signatures to their personal gallery at more modest prices.

“Miniature Masterpieces is an absolute favorite around the holidays,” says Evergreen Fine Arts’ Gallery Director, Doug Kacena. “It’s perfect for entry-level collectors who are just beginning to build their collections, and it’s a good opportunity for more established collectors to fill in the gaps in their collections. There’ll be several pieces by each artist, and one of the fun things about the show is that the themes and subjects are all over the board.” Taos artist and nationally acclaimed oil painter Walt Gonske, for example, may provide a Lilliputian look at a variety of subject matter. Denver artist Robert Spooner, will certainly display a striking selection of paintings, and Pem Dunn of Evergreen is sure to portray nature’s grand pageant upon the smallest of stages.

Among many others who’ll be doing their best and their smallest for Miniature Masterpieces, and who’ll be glad to discuss their work at the exhibit opening, are highly regarded landscape masters such as Dave Santillanes, Susiehyer, Keith Bond, Kevin Weckbach, oil painter on stainless steel Mai Wyn Schantz, nationally esteemed wildlife artist Edward Aldrich, still life virtuoso Kelli Folsom and abstract painter Karen Roehl. In addition, a selection of noted sculptors such as Pati Stajcar, Sandy Graves, Stephen LeBlanc, and Rosetta will create miniature masterpieces in subtle shades of bronze and stone.

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery
3042 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
303.679.3610
http://www.evergreenfineart.com 

 

 

Story Tellers

Mirada Fine Art

October 15 – November 6, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 14, 2016 6-9pm
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Michael McLaughlin at Mirada Fine Art, Squirrel and Oak, Limited Edition Bronze, 40” x 27” x 16"

“Tell me facts and I’ll learn. Tell me truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” -Native American Proverb

Talented artists are masters at visually weaving a tale. They invite each viewer to become a part of the story. Mirada Fine Art brings some of these brilliant ‘writers’ together in a very special collaborative exhibit. Although frequently an artist will want you to draw your own conclusions, in this particular exhibition the story behind the artwork will be on clear display. Many of Mirada's core artists will be participating including acclaimed North Carolina artist Jeanne Bessette as well as Mirada's newest artist, Janice Sugg.

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

 

MultiThreading

Tointon Gallery in the Union Colony Civic Center (Greeley, CO)

October 14 - November 12, 2016

  • Opening reception: Friday the 14th from 5-7pm
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Roxanne Rossi - “Unlaced” 30’ x 30” - Cast Cotton Handmade paper, Thread, String, Encaustic, Acrylic, Handmade papers

Tointon Gallery
Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
651 10th Ave.
Greeley, CO

 

RISE: Jenny Morgan Self-Portraits

Sangre de Cristo White Gallery (Pueblo, CO)

October 8, 2016 – January 15, 2017

  • Guest Curated by Ivar Zeile, Owner/Director of the plus + gallery in Denver
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The Sangre de Cristo Art Center is proud to present works by rising star, Jenny Morgan. Morgan’s deeply personal work pushes the boundaries of figurative art by exploring innovative methods of modifying her nearly photographic, meticulous paintings. Her haunting self-portraits are perfectly realized only to be obliterated; their surfaces sanded and stripped away to reveal physical and spiritual torment. By disturbing the surface of the canvas, she achieves a striking intensity and psychological depth in her work, breaking through the ideals of traditional portraiture and the preciousness of realism. Her self-portraits examine the complexity of individual perception, providing the viewer a visual and conceptual window into the exposed personae of the self.

Guest curator Ivar Zeile has selected paintings from collectors based in Colorado whom agreed to contribute their “Jennys” to this celebratory exhibition. Zeile has worked closely with the collectors and the artist for many years as the artist’s representative through Plus Gallery. This show is a true collaboration between the artist, curator, collectors, and Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Says Zeile about Morgan, “From Van Gogh over a century ago, to Cindy Sherman today, self-portraiture holds a singular place in art, whether as a working tool, fascination or ‘mirror’ of individual and collective reality that stimulates both artists and collectors alike. A very distinct and continually evolving case in point is that of Jenny Morgan, a young contemporary painter who since emerging through Denver Colorado’s gallery circuit in 2002 has developed her own particular attachment to the self to build a formidable career with a unique trajectory unlike any other in art today. “Rise - Jenny Morgan Self Portraits in Colorado Collections from 2009 and 2016” is the first exhibition to capture this extraordinary development, a snapshot into one of the most exciting art practices of our times, shaping historic antecedents in a manner that is highly nuanced and thoroughly compelling.”

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, White Gallery
210 N Santa Fe Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
11 AM - 5 PM
Admission $8 Adults, $6 Children, Military and Seniors 65+
Online ticketing: https://www.sdc-arts.org/membertickets/tickets

 

Read more: Jenny Morgan at the Sangre de Cristo White Gallery

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