Stephen Batura: River Paintings Curated by Courtney Stell (West Gallery)

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

September 28, 2017 - January 21, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28 at 6:30pm; BMoCA members are invited at 5:30PM to enjoy a discussion with the artists and curator
  • Also on display: Bruce Price (East Gallery) Ted Larsen (Union Works Gallery)
sbStephen Batura, Homeland, 2016, Acrylic on birchwood, 6' x 8'

River Paintings is a solo exhibition of works by Stephen Batura, one of the most significant contemporary painters native to Colorado. For the exhibition, Batura has chosen to present individual paintings as a long, continuous stream that flows through the museum, bringing together disparate images and connecting them with a scrolling-like flow. The work is part of ongoing series in which Batura reinterprets the entirety of photo archive from early twentieth-century Denver. With this approach, he reimagines these photographs with a painterly style that makes the historic images of landscapes, construction sites, and people seem not so far from the Denver of today.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
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Boulder, CO 80302


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