Habitat: Exploring the Relationship Between Our Natural and Manmade Worlds

Featuring Artists: Ricky Allman, Chris Ballantyne, Molly Dilworth, Christina Empedocles, Gregory Euclide, Evan Hecox, Tat Ito, Paul Jacobsen, Josh Keyes and Jean-Pierre Roy

Foothills Art Center

January 21 - March 13, 2011

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 21, 6:30–8:30pm
  • Gallery Talk with Molly Dilworth: Saturday, January 22, 2pm
  • In the Gallery with Molly Dilworth: Visit with artist Molly Dilworth while she creates a site-specific painting in our front gallery during regular hours, January 22–24
  • Gallery Talk with Paul Jacobsen: Thursday, January 27, 6:30 pm (MEMBERS ONLY EVENT. Space is limited! RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, January 24)
  • SCFD Family Free Day: Saturday, February 26, 11am–2 pm; Kids create their own unique habitats


Foothills director Michael Chavez and co-curator David B. Smith of David B. Smith Gallery
photos by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

(from the press release)

Through the art of 10 nationally-ranked artists working throughout the United States, Habitat will become a tour- de-force presentation of the rapidly evolving world we all live in. Through painting, installation, graphite drawing, found object sculpture and more, these artists conceptually reflect upon how technology, development and consumerism has created a compelling human occupation of the earth’s once rudimentary habitat. A far cry from the “traditional” portrayal of environmental subject matter, Habitat will explosively, yet intelligently, examine the sophistication that is the modern world, and its undeniable effect upon the planet’s natural state. This exhibition becomes a unique opportunity to support a dialogue that is extremely contemporary, relevant and overflowing with passionate opinions and perspectives.

Some of the artists that have come together for this exclusive show have never before exhibited in Colorado, and all are beginning to make signifcant impact on the national and international art scenes, with several showcasing works in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Mon-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


photos by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org