David B. Smith Gallery
August 3 - September 1, 2012
- Opening Reception: Friday, August 3 from 7-9pm
- Featuring gallery artists: Clayton Brothers, Molly Dilworth, AJ Fosik, John Houck, Paul Jacobsen, Niall McClelland, Ryan McLennan, Regan Rosburg, Dena Shuckit, Cole Sternberg, Yuken Teruya, Jason Thielke, Mark Dean Veca, Jonathan Viner
Niall McClelland, Stains - Leak, 2012, leaked printer cartridge ink on handmade paper, 38 x 72 in. (96.5 x 182.9 cm)(from the press release)
The works featured in this exhibition explore the bounds of color, scale, and visual expectations, with the artists working in eclectic media and through diverse subject matters and material concerns.
In addition to exciting new works by returning artists Molly Dilworth, AJ Fosik, Ryan McLennan, Regan Rosburg, Paul Jacobsen, Dena Shuckit, Cole Sternberg, and Jason Thielke, the exhibition features excerpts from L.A. based artist John Houck’s acclaimed Aggregates series, a captivating oil on panel work by Jonathan Viner, as well as a portrait by Mark Dean Veca of the infamous Mr. Hankey, of South Park fame.
Niall McClelland’s beautiful featured compositions play subtly on materials in his use of the negative space created by crushed light bulbs or the blooms of color dispersed by manipulating inkjet print cartridges. In addition, the exhibition features a new painting from the Clayton Brothers. With recent solo exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and with one upcoming in Paris in 2013, their participation in this exhibition represents a return of sorts to their Denver roots.
Yuken Teruya, whose Constellation project is currently on view at the 18th Biennale of Sydney, contributed two works from his Notice-Forest paper bag sculpture series, for which the artists transforms paper shopping bags into a delicate hand-cut portraits of specific trees observed by the artist.
This exhibition touches on levels of visual interest ranging from blue and pop culture material, to dreamy, painterly landscapes, to the visual power of historical and contemporary symbols of anti-establishment discourse, and beyond.
David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202