Unspoken by Chad Henry and Lydia Riegle
June 20 - July 13, 2019
- First Friday Art Walk: July 5 from 6-9pm
- Closing Reception: Saturday July 13 from 12-4pm
Lydia Riegle: Life Behind the Dream, Oil on Canvas, 40" x 40"
The work in Unspoken is driven by spontaneity, impulse and inspiration, born of years' - long dedication to making art. Print-making and painting require technical skill and training, planning and preparation; the energy of creation comes from a deep level beyond the conscious mind, before words and language. With Unspoken, visual images are a product of both the open moment and the life where creation and preparation hemispheres meet.
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Chad Henry: Artist Statement
Chad Henry is a painter and collage artist. In the current show, Unspoken, he incorporates elements from acrylic monoprints to form both direct and collaged compositions. Thematic elements include improvised and accidental surfaces, color, texture, torn edges, layers and the clear evidence of the artist's hand. The pieces in Unspoken might suggest petroglyphs, geologic forms, the night sky, forest, river, and sea.
Lydia Riegle: Artist Statement
With the art exhibition Unspoken, paint or oil-based inks and papers are layered one onto the other always keeping in mind space, ambiguities and interesting juxtapositions of color, texture, line, movement, and form to create an exciting amalgamation of intent and spontaneity by artist, Lydia Riegle.
Sometimes it’s like magic where it comes together quickly. Other times, not so much. When that happens, to move forward she continues to make decisions but is more apt to let go of control during the process of creation. With these steps, the unspoken surfaces to emerge. Formal elements of composition are met and equally as important is the message that is conveyed.
With Unspoken, Riegle finds that images are often large format, vibrantly colorful, and thoughtfully complex with marks showing motion as well as depth to arrive at what has emerged. With her work, the goal is to share history, emotion and the stories we have in common and because these vary, the work reflects that rich diversity as well.