Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

Fort Collins Museum of Art

October 7, 2016 - January 8, 2017

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Nickolas Muray, Frida in Pink and Green Blouse, Coyoacán, 1938 Carbon process print

The Fort Collins Museum of Art presents Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, an exhibition of photographs of Frida Kahlo, on view from October 7 – January 8, 2017. This exhibition provides an intimate look at Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most prolific and well-known female artist, through the photographic lens of her long-time friend and lover, Nickolas Muray. The photographic portraits, dating from 1937 to 1946, explore Muray’s unique perspective; in the 1930s and 1940s he was Frida Kahlo's friend, lover and confidant. Muray's photographs bring to light Kahlo's deep interest in her Mexican heritage, her life and the people significant to her with whom she shared a close friendship.

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

 

Edward Aldrich: A Walk in the Wild

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery

October 1 - November 5, 2016

  • Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 1, 2-5pm
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Edward Aldrich, "Touching the Sky", 20x24, oil

There’s nothing quite so thrilling as a candid encounter with Nature on its own terms. Celebrated wildlife artist Edward ‘Ned’ Aldrich is an unsurpassed master at capturing those moving, mysterious, magical moments on canvas, and this October guests to “A Walk in the Wild” at Evergreen Fine Art Gallery will enjoy intimate glimpses of many of the West’s most secretive subjects in all of their unguarded glory.

“A Walk in the Wild”  features nearly 20 new works by the award-winning Golden oil painter, each one showcasing the stunning realism and dramatic force that’s made Aldrich a favorite of collectors from coast to coast and beyond the seas. If his subtle brush conveys the coarseness of the wolf’s winter coat and the wild aggression of the bull-elk’s challenge, his unsurpassed awareness of nature’s infinite unaffected attitudes gives them presence and place.

“Each painting expresses a different concept or feel,” explains Aldrich, a 1987 Rhode Island School of Design graduate who was juried into the Society of Animal Artists just four years later at the age of 26. “One might be based on color, one of echoing shapes, one on interesting lighting, or one eliciting the feeling of power or mystery. My hope is that the viewers get a small amount of the feeling I intended from the differing pieces.” Those fortunate viewers taking “A Walk in the Wild” can rest assured they’ll get a lot more than a little of nature’s instinctual intensity and quiet spectacle. Aldrich’s potent realism and almost empathic connection with his subjects have earned him the respect and admiration of artists and art lovers across the West, and this year he’s been named as the featured artist of Jackson Hole’s prestigious Fall Arts Festival. What’s more, one of Aldrich’s images was chosen to be the public face of “Western Visions,” an important festival fundraiser benefitting the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

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

 

Karen Roehl: Horse with Beach Ball and other Western Amalgamations

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery

September 24 - October 24, 2016

  • Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 10, 2-5pm
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Karen Roehl, "Thinkin' On It", mixed media, 36x28

Imagine what would happen if one of Colorado’s most admired abstract painters shared a canvas with one of Denver’s most gifted realists.

That intriguing fantasy will be captivating reality on Sep. 10 as Evergreen Fine Art Gallery unveils “Horse with Beach Ball, and other Western Amalgamations,” an extraordinary exhibit that will bridge one of the art world’s most persistent divides by way of the opposing passions and complementary talents of celebrated abstract impressionist and brilliant realist Karen Roehl.

“Horse with Beach Ball” will feature more than a dozen of Roehl’s distinctive works, horses rendered in animate perfection upon powerful fields of abstraction. Whether multi-hued or monochromatic, high-contrast or hushed, her artful blending of discrete form and pure emotion fills the eye with harmony and leaves the viewer agreeably indifferent to competing artistic labels. For what it’s worth, Roehl will be the first to admit that her singular style has virtually nothing to do with fostering artistic accord, and everything to do with reconciling the two halves of her own creative heart.

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

 

Read more: Evergreen Fine Art: Karen Roehl

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Mirada Fine Art

August 27 – September 18, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 26, 2016 6-9pm
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Larisa Aukon at Mirada Fine Art, Winter Kiss, Original Oil on Linen, 16” x 20”

Two of Mirada Fine Art’s most popular artists join forces for a stunning look at the urban landscape.

Lyudmila Agrich and Larisa Aukon are both Eastern European transplants, now residing in the western United States. Often featured in national art publications, their talent has brought them tremendous attention and success. They both also happen to be wildly popular artists shown at Mirada Fine Art Gallery. These creative powerhouses will come together at Mirada for one magnificent exhibit, entitled ‘citySCAPES,’ opening on August 26th.

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

 

Adam Milner: A History of Man

Casa Maauad

August 18 - September 14, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Thursday August 18, 7pm-10pm
  • Former Denver artist Adam Milner at artist co-op Casa Maauad in Mexico City
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A History of Man is an investigation into the traces left behind by bodies — bodies of humans, of other animals, plants, and things. This collection of new works explores a longing to understand these bodies, to organize them, archive them, preserve them. Adam Milner, known for his rigorous and regimented documentation of his personal interactions through performance, archives, and drawings, steps back with this new work to look more broadly at stains and body matter. Boundaries break down and categories blur as to what defines a body and where it begins and ends.

Adam Milner (b. 1988, Denver, USA) has exhibited at the Aspen Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, David B. Smith Gallery, and has an upcoming project, Remains at the Andy Warhol Museum. He currently lives and works in Pittsburgh as an MFA candidate at Carnegie Mellon University.

Casa Maauad
Altamirano 20, Colonia San Rafael
Ciudad de México, 06470
http://www.casamaauad.com
By appointment only

 

Mix It Up! Contemporary Mixed Media - National Juried Exhibition

Royal Contemporary

July 30 - September 18, 2016

  • Gallery Reception and Florence 2nd Saturday ArtWalk: Saturday August 13 from 4 to 8 pm
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Eleven contemporary artists were selected for this exhibition based on their innovative approaches to mixed media. Their works reflect a wide range of styles and imagery that incorporate a minimum of three different media in addition to the base material. You will see an exciting variety of two and three dimensional works that explore unique combinations of materials, techniques, and methods, as well as unexpected relationships between concept and media.

Royal Contemporary
120 E. Main Street
Florence, CO 81226
Thursday-Sunday: 11am-5pm, or by appointment
303.717.1977
http://www.royalcontemporary.com

 

Black Cube Gold Hill Art Project

Molly Berger, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, and Eric Stewart

491 College Street, Gold Hill, Boulder Colorado 80302

August 6 – September 5, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6 from 5-9pm
  • All events are free + open to the public
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The Gold Hill Art Project brings together a series of site-specific contemporary art installations situated in cabins and gardens in the historic mining town of Gold Hill. Three Black Cube Artist Fellows – Molly Berger, Jennifer Ling Datchuk and Eric Stewart – have created new works that respond to local history and the surrounding landscape. Collectively these installations bring together layers of the past and present, providing visitors with alternative ways of seeing this unique place. This project is curated by Black Cube’s very first Curator-in-Residence, Laurie Britton Newell.

Gold Hill is situated at 8300 ft. elevation in the Rocky Mountains northwest of the city of Boulder and surrounded by Pine and Aspen forests with striking mountain views. It is a historic gold mining town and National Historic Site, which currently serves as the hometown for 230 families. The town also features the oldest continuously operating public school in Colorado, Gold Hill Elementary School.

For full details including launch bus transportation, public exhibition hours, workshops and tours, and information on our Artist Fellows, visit the Black Cube website: http://blackcubeart.org/exhibition/gold-hill-art-project

 

Adam Junior: Keepsakes

Elizabeth Morisette: Fun & Games

Fort Collins Museum of Art

August 5 - September 18, 2016

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Elizabeth Morisette, China-Yellow
 
Both exhibitions deal with the concept of home and the domestic. Keepsakes will feature an installation of over 20,000 cast cement houses that visitors can walk through as well as a selection of drawings. Fun & Games draws on Morisette’s background in fiber art and weaving in presenting a selection of woven tapestries of toys and board games. There will also be an interactive kid-friendly space with activities in the gallery so the entire family can have fun in the exhibition.

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

 

Jason DeMarte: Second Nature

Rule Marfa

July 22 - September 17, 2016

rule-marfaJason DeMarte, Blue Mourning, 2016, pigmented ink print, 40 x 40 inches, edition of 4 (additional sizes available)

Second Nature continues the series of work, Confected, by DeMarte that was featured in a solo exhibition at RULE Gallery, Denver, in 2015. It extends his commentary on our cultural tendency to idealize the natural world while continually trying to improve upon it. He explores the veneer of material desire and constructed natural beauty by composing fictional tableaux that speak to our obsession with beauty, perfection and excess. By “improving” on the natural elements with lighting, careful arrangement, and post-processing, DeMarte illustrates how nature becomes just another commercial good, victim to our material desires.

With Second Nature, DeMarte's greater technical expertise with allows him to push the process further, resulting in compositions that are more premeditated and have a deeper understanding, ahead of time, of what feelings and responses his methods generate. This evolution mimics humanity's development of techniques that cultivate nature more, and with greater precision, to suit and stoke our desires. DeMarte's works present a second nature that has left behind few traces of the original.

Jason DeMarte, b. 1973, is currently a tenured professor of photography at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.F.A. in Photography from Colorado State University and then his M.F.A in Photography from the University of Oregon. Previous to teaching in Mississippi, Jason taught photography for three years at Zayed University, an all-Muslim women’s University in the United Arab Emirates.

Rule Gallery
204 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843

 

Benjamin Rasmussen and Michael Friberg: By the Olives Trees

The Center for Fine Art Photography

July 8 - August 27, 2016

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Mohammad Mounir Al Zamel in recovery by Benjamin Rasmussen and Michael Friberg

"The Syrian civil war, now in its fifth year, began when a group of young people spray painted anti-regime graffiti on the walls of their school. Their arrest, detention and torture led to protests and a violent crackdown by the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The series of actions and reactions has led to the deaths of an estimated 470,000 Syrians and caused 4.8 million more to flee the country. More than 1.4 million of these refugees have headed south to neighboring Jordan. Some have stayed in the Zaatari refugee camp, while most have spread throughout Jordan, settling in for what they believe to be a long separation from their homes and communities as they wait out a war with no end in sight." -Benjamin Rasmussen and Michael Friberg

Photographers Benjamin Rasmussen (Denver) and Michael Friberg (Salt Lake City) have created an editorial style series of work about the refugee crisis and those currently living in the Zaatari camp in Jordan. The immediacy of the images makes the Syrian refugees’ turmoil and living conditions relatable to the viewer and all the more real than a news report. Come see this deeply impactful and visually stunning exhibit for free at The Center for Fine Art Photography.

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 for Fine Art Photography 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 it’s 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

 

Bruce Conner: It's All True

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

July 3 - October 2, 2016

  • If you can't make it out east (NY MOMA), see if you can sneak it in out west this fall (SF MOMA)
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Installation view of BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 3-October 2, 2016
© 2016 The Museum of Modern Art; Photo: Martin Seck

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art announce a retrospective devoted to Bruce Conner, spanning his 50-year career. BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE is the artist’s first monographic museum exhibition in New York, the first large survey of his work in 16 years, and the first complete retrospective. Bringing together over 250 objects in mediums including film and video, painting, assemblage, drawing, prints, photography, photograms, and performance, the exhibition will be on view at MoMA (July 3 to October 2, 2016), SFMOMA (October 29, 2016, to January 22, 2017), and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid (February 21 to May 22, 2017). The exhibition is organized by SFMOMA and co-curated by Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA; Laura Hoptman, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA; Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Gary Garrels, The Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; with Rachel Federman, Assistant Curator, Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Bruce Conner (1933–2008) was one of the foremost American artists of the postwar era. Emerging from the California art scene, in which he worked for half a century, Conner’s work touches on various themes of postwar American society, from a rising consumer culture to the dread of nuclear apocalypse. Creating a body of work that exemplifies the fluidity between mediums that has become a hallmark of 21st-century art, Conner worked simultaneously in a range of mediums, often creating hybrids of painting and sculpture, film and performance, drawing and printing. He was an early practitioner of found-object assemblage, and his relief and free-standing sculptural objects such as CHILD (1959) and LOOKING GLASS (1964) were widely recognized equally for their masterful compositions and their daringly dark subject matter.

During this early period of his career, he also became a pioneer of avant-garde filmmaking and redefined the notions of cinema itself. Incorporating footage from a wide variety of sources— from countdown leaders and coming attractions to training films and newsreels—and adding later his own 16mm film footage, Conner developed a quick-cut method of editing which defined his oeuvre, and coupled with his use of pop music soundtracks, made films like COSMIC RAY (1961) and BREAKAWAY (1966) among the earliest precursors of the music video. Like his assemblages, Conner’s films also focus on disturbing but utterly current subject matter. Often politically pointed, they touch on issues of violence in American culture, the objectification of the female body, and nuclear holocaust. Because of their structural innovation and daring subject matter, films like A MOVIE (1958), REPORT (1963–67), and CROSSROADS (1976) have become landmarks of American experimental cinema.

In addition to his sculptural and filmmaking activities, throughout his career Conner produced a number of bodies of works on paper, utilizing drawing, collage, and a method of inkblot drawing using scored paper. He also produced two important photographic bodies of work, including a haunting group of black-and-white life-sized photograms from the mid-1970s that the artist called ANGELS.

Organized both chronologically and thematically, the exhibition will emphasize Conner’s polymathic abilities by integrating objects across the different mediums in which he worked. In addition to his most important bodies of work, the exhibition will feature aspects of Conner’s oeuvre that have rarely been seen before, including paintings from the 1950s, his photographs of punk bands from the 1970s, video work of the 2000s, and a large number of drawings, prints, and collages and media works that he made in the last decade of his life. During that period Conner continued to work with the moving image, as well as drawing, printmaking, and the creation of multiples, including a series of tapestries. Significantly, at this time Conner re-edited older film material and worked with large-scale digital installations. Late masterpieces like the multi-channel video installation THREE SCREEN RAY (2006) will be presented for the first time in conjunction with his historic works.

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
http://www.moma.org

 

Clay Hawkley: Second Rodeo

Firehouse Art Center (Longmont)

June 29 - July 31, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 8 from 6-9pm
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Last summer Hawkley created Hitch Gallery, a mobile experimental art space attached to the back of his car. Using found objects reflecting the community at-large, Hawkley created spontaneous compositions where and when the objects were found. In Second Rodeo these same objects are transformed and reworked for a formal exhibition. In one piece, a beat up tarp -used to wrap around objects for Hitch Gallery- is transformed into a stunning work of art with a floral pattern cut-out. By seeing the new life of the found objects, along with a photo series of Hitch Gallery, viewers can expect to be challenged about where and what art can be.

"This exhibition shows two different ways of working. The photo series is from a show I had last September where I collected random objects and strapped them to a wall I built for the back of my car. I changed the object out every few days to stay loose and experimental. Once that show ended I starting thinking about what I could make from the objects. I took time to think about, look at and handle the materials as I made decisions. The reanimated objects are much more considered then they were in their initial showing. Both ways of working are important to what I do.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
303.651.2787
http://firehouseart.org

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Three Views: Contemporary Work by Charles, Collin and Devon Parson

Center for the Arts Evergreen

June 24 - August 11, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 24, 4 - 7pm
  • Artist Talk with Charles, Collin and Devon Parson: Wednesday, June 29th at 4pm
  • Artist Talk by Charles Parson: An overview of his 45 year art career on Wednesday, July 27th at 4pm
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All works by Collin Parson Courtesy of Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver

Three Views celebrates the similarities and differences of two family generations of creativity. With the common bonds of time and place, their separate visual vocabularies speak to the 21st century’s experience of living in the Western United States. The distinctions of views of light and shadow, massive scale and delicateness, expansive space and airy atmosphere, address the connections of landscapes and passages of time.

The Parsons share the use of geometric forms, usage of everyday architectural materials and techniques, technology, and individual manipulations and mark-making. This exhibition acknowledges essayist Wendell Berry’s projection of the passing on of traditions, while embracing each generation’s distinctive perceptions and innovations.

The resulting experience of this exhibit is to enrich the viewers’ looking and thinking, specifically of the contemporary western experience we all share. The artists aspire to present contemplative moments of the universal themes represented by sunrise and sunsets; earth’s surfaces and forms; the West’s spaces and the individual’s sense of place in it.

Directions to Center for the Arts Evergreen from Denver: I-70 West Exit at Evergreen Parkway, Continue on Highway 74 and take a left on Squaw Pass Road. Back left side of the parking lots

Center for the Arts Evergreen
32003B Ellingwood Trail
Evergreen CO 80439
 http://www.evergreenarts.org

 

Weekend in the West 2016: Art Show and Auction

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery

June 24 - July 16, 2016

  • Weekend Events on Friday and Saturday, June 24 & 25
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Don Stinson, "The Spud Redux", Oil, 30x73, Courtesy of David B Smith Gallery

Long a treasury of the Rocky Mountain region’s most celebrated Western art, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery will again be host to a peerless collection of the country’s most celebrated Western artists.

The 6th annual Weekend in the West Art Show and Auction will showcase 50 top-tier painters and sculptors gathered from across the Mountain West, giving art lovers a rare opportunity to watch those talents at work and take home a masterpiece created before their very eyes. Already a must for collectors, the invitational event properly begins on June 18, with a preview week, as the artists’ works go on display in the gallery, giving folks plenty of time to get pre-acquainted with some of the most respected names in Western art.

“There’s a nice combination of Old West and New West”, says Evergreen Fine Art’s director, Doug Kacena. “There’ll be some very traditional art and themes, and some abstract and contemporary works.”

The bright galaxy of participating artists include such recognized luminaries as Quang Ho, Edward Aldrich, G. Russell Case, Karen Roehl, Jeff Legg, David Santillanes, Pem Dunn, Jill Soukup, Ron Hicks, Walt Gonske, Robert Spooner, Don Stinson and Kim English. Masters in three dimensions will include Evergreen sculptor Pati Stajcar and bronze artists Jan Mapes, Stephen LeBlanc, and Sandy Graves.

The Weekend formally begins with a Western-style Gala reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 24, featuring food, drink, and live music by cowboy laureate Dean Himes. The next morning at 9 o’clock sharp, the artists will muster in the gallery’s sculpture garden for a real Western showdown – each master will have exactly 90 minutes to complete a first-rate original work, and guests get to be astounded at the way they invariably do.

“This is the mountain region’s largest Quick-Draw event,” smiles Hadley. “You’d be amazed what these artists can do in 90 minutes. It’s a wonderful opportunity to observe them at work.” When the bell rings at precisely 10:30, brushes go down and champagne flutes go up. While artists frame the morning’s accomplishments, collectors will gather in a large white tent for a champagne brunch, followed by a live auction at which guests will have the chance to own newly-minted masterpieces even before the paint is dry.

Tickets for the champagne brunch and auction cost $35 per person. That price includes a genuine Western serenade by cowboy-poet Dean Himes, and a generous portion of all proceeds will help support Bootstraps Scholarships.

Folks wishing to take advantage of everything Weekend in the West has to offer should consider purchasing a Patron ticket package that includes the champagne brunch and auction, plus a picture-perfect gallery dinner with the artists on the evening of Thursday, June 23. Even better, the entire cost of a Patron ticket can be applied to any artwork purchased during Friday’s opening reception.

For those not able to attend the weekend events, the exhibit runs through July 16, 2016. To learn more about Weekend in the West, call Evergreen Fine Art Gallery at 303-679-3610, or visit www.evergreenfineart.com and http://www.weekendinthewest.com.

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

 

WILD: (a collaborative contemporary art exhibit)

Mirada Fine Art

June 18 - July 10, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 17th from 6-9pm
  • Painting Demonstration with 'WILD' artist Bruce Marion: Saturday, June 18th, 11am - 2pm
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Copper Tritscheller at Mirada Fine Art, 'Bat Series,' Limited Edition Bronze Sculptures, each piece is approximately 15" tall

Untamed and Unpredictable. Despite periodic efforts to contain it, the wild side of Colorado and the American West always resurfaces. To celebrate our adventurous cohabitation with an amazing array of furry and feathered friends and the sometimes primitive surroundings, Mirada Fine Art is proud to host a group retrospective entitled ‘WILD.’ Converging on the gallery from near and far, several of Mirada’s perennial favorite artists, combined with a number of artists new to the gallery, will offer their interpretation of WILD and all that entails.

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

 

Stephen Batura: A Reservoir of Occurrences

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

June 11 - September 18, 2016

a-reservoir-of-occurrences-stephen-baturaStephen Batura - A Reservoir of Occurrences: A fresh vision of history at the CS FAC

Stephen Batura has become well-known as a Colorado artist whose subject matter has remained close to home. His exquisite paintings are based upon the historical images of little-known Denver photographer Charles Lillybridge. His limited-palette paintings reflect the black-and-white source photographs, yet Batura alters the original images in order to economize the compositions and to reflect his painterly hand.

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

 

CURRENTS 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico

June 10 - June 26, 2016

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Image from the Jo Lawrence animated film "The Woman Who Owns the Sun" -  on view at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
part of the "CURRENTS: Santa Fe International New Media Festival" in Santa Fe, NM

The annual, citywide CURRENTS Festival offers New Media Installations, Outdoor Installations, Architectural Mapping, Single Channel Video and Animation, Multimedia Performance, Fulldome, Experimental and Interactive Documentary, Web-Art/Art-Gaming/Mobile Device Apps, Oculus Rift, Robotics, 3D Printing, Artists Presentations, Panels and Workshops – CURRENTS exhibitions and most events are Free to the public.

 

Clark Richert: The Geometry of Viewing

Royal Contemporary (Florence CO)

June 11 - July 24, 2016

  • Opening reception: Saturday June 11th from 5 to 8pm
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Slanting in on Kepler (70" x 70", acrylic on canvas)

Most would agree that point of view determines what we see and how we see it. These works attempt to “slant in” on an aspect of reality from a geometric perspective, and to metaphorically address larger issues of perception.

Royal Contemporary
120 E. Main Street
Florence, CO 81226
Thu-Sun: 11am-5pm, or by appointment
303.717.1977
http://www.royalcontemporary.com


Richard Renaldi: Touching Strangers

Fort Collins Museum of Art

May 27 - July 24, 2016

Elaine-and-ArlyRichard Renaldi - Elaine and Arly, New York, New York, 2012

Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Renaldi pairs his subjects up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones.

Renaldi creates spontaneous and fleeting relationships between strangers for the camera, often pushing his subjects beyond their comfort levels. These relationships may only last for the moment the shutter is released, but the resulting photographs are moving and provocative, and raise profound questions about the possibilities for positive human connection in a diverse society.

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

 

Ken Elliott: COLOR

Mirada Fine Art

May 7 - 31, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 6th, 2016, 6-9pm
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Ken Elliott at Mirada Fine Art, 'Forest in Greens and Mauves,' Original Oil on Canvas, 40" x 40"

Ken Elliott’s aptly named exhibition ‘COLOR’ features strikingly bold hues and vibrant shapes culminating in simultaneously kinetic and deeply serene contemporary landscapes. This Denver-based artist states, ‘nature is where all the inspiration and colors for a lifetime are awaiting.’

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

 

Read more: Mirada: Ken Elliott: Color

Aaron Siskind: Abstractions

Art Institute of Chicago

April 18 - August 14, 2016

  • If there weren't enough good reasons to visit Chicago this summer... 
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Aaron Siskind. New York 2 1951, 1951. Gift of Mr. Noah Goldowsky. © Aaron Siskind Foundation

“First, and emphatically, I accept the flat plane of the picture surface as the primary frame of reference of the picture.”

—Aaron Siskind, “Credo,” 1950

Although he started his career as a documentary photographer, Aaron Siskind (American, 1903–1991) quickly became known for his abstract photographs. Socially and professionally close with many of the Abstract Expressionist painters in his native New York, Siskind created photographs in dialogue with painting, attempting to find a new language for photographic depiction that could transform an object into an image, a description into an idea. Across a decades-long career, his work explored what he called “the drama of objects,” imbuing forms with animism and rhythm.

Siskind spent two formative decades in Chicago, from 1951 to 1971, teaching at the city’s famed Institute of Design and mentoring generations of photographers. His relationship with the Art Institute of Chicago stretches back to 1955, when he was given a one-person show; the museum began consistently collecting his work the following year.

This exhibition, featuring 100 photographs drawn exclusively from the Art Institute’s extensive holdings of Siskind’s work, examines some of his most influential abstract photographs and series. Beginning with Siskind’s new attention to the power of a single object in the 1940s, the presentation continues through formally graphic series such as barely touching rocks in Martha’s Vineyard, seaweed shapes on sand, and divers silhouetted against the sky at Oak Street Beach. The show culminates in increasingly flat and abstract images of walls with peeling and dripping paint, including a series in homage to the painter Franz Kline. Twenty-five years after Siskind’s death, this exhibition demonstrates his ongoing relevance for a new generation of photographers embracing abstraction.

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603
http://www.artic.edu

 

2016 Kaiser Permanente Masks Exhibition

Fort Collins Museum of Art

April 1 - May 6, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 1st from 5-9pm
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Sandy Arvidson, Untitled

The Fort Collins Museum of Art’s 12th annual Masks exhibition and silent auction will be held from April 1st to May 6th, 2016. Since 2003, the Masks Project has attracted both professional artists, whose creativity is their economic main stay and recreational artists, who respond to their need to express their creativeness in ingenious styles. The result is an exhibition of 200 pieces of unconventional art, the celebratory Masks Grand Gala on April 22, 2016, and a tribute to the 2016 Honorary Chair, Michael Powers.

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

 

Dave Duros (aka Dr Orphic): Steamorphics

Royal Contemporary

April 8 - May 28, 2016

  • Steampunk & Wine opening reception: Saturday, April 9 from 5-8pm
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Nautilus Electric Window Mixed media, 19” x 21” x 26"

Experience a magical world of Steamorphics, a Steampunk Carnival of Wondrous Time Machines, Air Ships, Paranormal Devices, Alien Artifacts, and other mysterious contrivances. Take a journey into a Victorian alternate future, and into the mind of Time Traveler and Mad Scientist Dr Orphic, where imagination knows no boundaries. Some are beautiful, some are haunting, but you're sure to find them all captivating!

Royal Contemporary
120 E. Main St.
Florence, CO 81226
Thu-Sun: 11am-5pm
http://www.royalcontemporary.com

 

Roger Hayden Johnson: first LIGHT

Mirada Fine Art

March 19 – April 10, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 18th from 6-9pm
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Roger Hayden Johnson at Mirada Fine Art, 'Crystal Morning,' Original Oil on Canvas, 24" x 28"

The vibrant colors of sunlight at dawn and dusk inspire the palette of internationally-acclaimed artist Roger Hayden Johnson. Whether traveling the backroads of Colorado and the Southwest or exploring quaint fishing harbors of Europe, he is continuously struck by the glorious light in fleeting moments immediately after sunrise or before sundown. Johnson strives to capture not only the hue of those scenes, but also the inherent tranquility. Mr. Johnson opens Mirada Fine Art's 2016 exhibition season with 'First Light.'

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

 

Simply

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

February 26 - March 26, 2016

  • Public Reception: Friday March 4th, 2016 from 6-9 pm (artist talk at 5pm)
  • Juror: David J. Carol
Simply poster
Image by Gregory Costanzo
 
Simply 2016 is an exhibition highlighting artists’ ability to capture the everyday in an extraordinary way. Artists from around the world are being showcased in this exhibition, juried by David J. Carol. This photography exhibition offers the chance to slow down and appreciate the beauty in simplicity. Artist Pamela Joye captured striking reflected light in a particularly atmospheric manner in Mirror Fountain. Her cheerful, energetic subjects continue with their lives unbeknownst of the beauty in the details of their play. Phillippa Stannard uses composition and perspective to bring the viewer into the shot. Others artists use heavy color saturation to stop the viewer in their tracks such as Andrew Miller’s piece, Park Fountain. Shaking the life into the commonplace, the artists have taken mundane visuals and elevated them to entice and inspire. Join us in exploring this spectacular expression of ordinary turned extraordinary in the Main Gallery until March 26th, 2016. Always free, public welcome.

Featured Artists: Meredith Abenaim, Manuel Armenis, Mark Astrom, David Bennett, Steven Bollman, Melissa Breyer, Marie Bush, Michael Carlebach, Patrick Cobb, Gregory Costanzo, Sally Davies, Debra Davis, Emma Dobbs, Holly Donovan, Philip Drucker, Dorothy Glenn, Marcia Glover, James Graves, Suzy Halpin, Matthew Johnson, Pamela Joye, Chip Kahn, Susan Keiser, John Kobeck, Robert Larson, Marcia Mahoney, Michael McAllister, Angie McMonigal, Andrew Miller, Shin Noguchi, Jeff Phillips, Robert Renfrow, Lisa Rigazio, Debora Schwedhelm, Joseph Stanek, Phillipa Stannard, Michael Sullivan, Preston Utley, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Lauren Welles, Terry Wild, and Casie Zalud.

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 for Fine Art Photography offers three public galleries with 20+ exhibitions yearly, classes, and online exhibitions that give photographers and photography enthusiasts from all over the world an opportunity to engage with the Center and it’s 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.pinterest.com/NonProfitC4FAP
https://www.facebook.com/C4FAP
http://c4fap.org

 

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