Regeneration: featuring new work by printmaker Sharon Strasburg and ceramist April Cannon

Mai Wyn Fine Art

June 7 - July 13, 2019

  • Special Preview Event: Thursday, June 6th from 5-8pm
  • Public Opening Reception: 1st Friday, June 7th, 5-10pm (coincides with First Friday Gallery Walk in the Art District on Santa Fe)
Rejuvenate Cannon
Detail of Rejuvenate by April Cannon. Ceramic, 20in x 29in x 20in. Photo courtesy the artist

Mai Wyn Fine Art opens their summer gallery season with Regeneration, a two-person exhibition featuring new work by printmaker Sharon Strasburg and ceramist April Cannon. Both artists create abstract works loosely informed by the western landscape.

Known for her richly hued monotypes, Sharon Strasburg has spent the last decade laser cutting and refashioning these works into ornate nature abstractions. Rocks, rivers and roots are the inspiration for this latest body of work. Strasburg starts with representational imagery and through her unique process distills it down to pure abstraction. The resulting works mounted on board read like suede and are often mistaken for inlaid wood, a rich tapestry of saturated color, pattern and variation. Sharon Strasburg is an affiliate faculty member at Regis University in Denver.

Ceramist April Cannon also draws inspiration from the natural world. Like a desert in bloom, her ceramic sculptures combine geometric, rock-like foundations with groupings of colorful, high gloss appendages or flowers. Drawing on personal reflection, Cannon considers the delicacy of life: how nature survives and flourishes in even the harshest landscape. April Cannon received her MFA at Fort Hays University in Fort Hays, Kansas in 2018.

Mai Wyn Fine Art is located at 744 Santa Fe Dr. in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe Drive. The gallery exclusively features Colorado-based contemporary artists and makers showcased through rotating curated exhibitions. Regular gallery hours are 11am - 5pm Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy extended hours every 1st Friday Art Walk (open until 10pm) and 3rd Friday Collectors’ Preview (open until 8pm).

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204