Future Retrieval: Survey

June Glasson: Mountain Drag

Troy Abbot

Visions West Contemporary

June 15 – July 21, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday, June 15th, 6-8pm
Average Wife
June Glasson - Average Wife, 2018, gouache, pencil, ink-on-paper

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce our June 2018 exhibitions. Artists duo, Future Retrieval, will present Survey, a selection of highlights from the past two years. June Glasson will present, Mountain Drag, a series of works on paper. Troy Abbot will present three new technology-based sculptures, in the gallery’s project space.

Future Retrieval is a collaboration of Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis. Future Retrieval ceramics and other installation-based work incorporate a variety of media and technologies such as 3-d scanning to create their labor intense work. Their work explores, often mimicking, the history of decorative arts and design. Katie Parker is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati, and Guy Michael Davis is an Annualized Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati. They both received their MFA from The Ohio State University and BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, MO.

June Glasson’s series, Mountain Drag, is inspired by the history of the Mountain Man as well as other iconic images of the Old West. All of Glasson’s portraits are females adorned with props and clothing inspired by ideas of the Old West. Glasson works from photos she shoots at her studio in Laramie, WY, where she has been living for the past seven years. She works with a variety of mediums ranging from installation to sculptures. Her true passion lies in paintings and drawings which is clearly seen in the highly rendered ink, gouache, and pencil works on paper in the series Mountain Drag.

Troy Abbott collects vintage bird cages to create his technology-based sculptures. Each antique bird cage is occupied by an animated bird on a looping video. The careful selection of the cage and the type of bird, usually a typical house pet variety, create a harmonious single entity.

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205