Jolt: Street Fonts and Funk

Foothills Art Center

August 11- October 15, 2017

  • Member Opening Reception: Thursday August 10, 2017 at 6pm
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Jolt has been creating his vibrant paintings on the walls of Denver for over 20 years. Vibrant public art, commercial graffiti, abstract expressionism and illustrative characters; his body of work is as broad as it is exciting. This exhibition represents another step forward for the artist in a long established career. In an all new body of work, he seeks to find the limits of abstraction while displaying his signature mastery. Viewers can expect a wide variety of work, as well as some gigantic murals, created right in our gallery!

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

 

Loveland's 31st Annual Sculpture In the Park Show and Sale

Benson Sculpture Gardens in Loveland, CO

Saturday August 12 from 9:30am - 6pm

Sunday August 13 from 9:30am - 4:30pm

  • 160 jury-selected artists showing over 2000 sculptures
  • $7 admission, under 14 free
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Benson Sculpture Gardens
29th and Aspen Drive
Loveland, CO

Sean O'Meallie: "O'Meallie"

The Modbo (Colorado Springs)

August 4 - 25, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 5th from 5pm-Midnight
  • Artist's Talk: Friday August 25th at 5:30pm
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Quoth Sean O'Meallie: "This show is about relevant cultural issues and color and form."

The Modbo presents August's First Friday on August 4th, 2017 with "O'Meallie," a show of new work by Sean O'Meallie that manages to be both beautiful and humorous. First Friday's reception happens from 5 pm til midnight, and the show remains up through Friday, August 25th. There will be sporadic and roving sound improvisation by Joseph Dugan. There will be a free artist's talk on Friday, August 25th, at 5:30 pm.

The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only a $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., themodbo.com, or 633-4240.

ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd

Fort Collins Museum of Art

July 28 – October 22, 2017

  • Lynnette C. Jung Memorial Lecture with Nancy Judd: Friday, September 8, 6:00pm at the Lincoln Center (417 W. Magnolia St)
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Nancy Judd, Eco-Flamenco, 2011, Cereal boxes, recycled paint, parachute scraps, Courtesy of the Artist
This dress was created from cereal boxes painted with recycled paint and transformed into cascades of ruffles.
Over 5,000 people wrote eco-pledges on the ruffles before they were sewn on to the dress which was sewn from parachute scraps.

​ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd features couture fashion sculptures made from everyday throwaways. Glamorous, shimmering evening gowns, appearing as fine couture and refined garments, are made from crushed glass and salvaged upholstery fabric. Artist and environmental educator, Nancy Judd began creating recycled fashions in 1998 while serving as the recycling coordinator for the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Through her art she encourages people to look differently at trash, to see garbage not as waste, but as wasted resources.

This exhibition has been organized by Nancy Judd and is circulating through GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions.

Lynnette C. Jung Memorial Lecture with Nancy Judd: Friday, September 8, 6:00pm at the Lincoln Center (417 W. Magnolia St): This lecture will feature artist and environmental educator Nancy Judd who utilizes her beautiful couture fashion sculptures made from trash to engage audiences in a conversation about different ways of looking at waste. This lecture is sponsored by Dr. Peter Springberg in Memory of Lynnette C. Jung.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
http://www.ftcma.org

 

3 Scientists - 3 Artists - 3 Forms: An Exhibition in Stone

Foothills Art Center

July 14 - October 15, 2017

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For this unique exhibit we have partnered with three Golden artists with professional backgrounds in geology to show the beauty of stone art through the lens of science. The diverse approaches in this show are each outstanding in their own way and make for a very interesting exhibition.

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

 

Devon Dikeou: "Pray for Me" - Pope Francis I

James Fuentes Gallery (NYC)

June 28 - July 28, 2017

  • Opening reception: Wednesday June 28, 6-8pm
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Left: Caravaggio, Portrait of Pope Paul V, oil on canvas, 80 in x 47 in, c. 1605-1606
Right: Devon Dikeou, "Pray For Me"-Pope Francis I: Caravaggio, Portrait of Pope Paul V, mounted C-print, 80 in x 47 in, 2014

55 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002
212.577.1201
http://jamesfuentes.com 

Read more: Devon Dikeou at James Fuentes Gallery

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

 

Read more: Landscapes 2017 at the Center for Fine Art Photography

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
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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

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

 

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

 

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