Lost and Found in Iceland: New work by Marietta Patricia Leis

Meeting Her Again: A showcase of new work by Sherry Wiggins

Michael Warren Contemporary

April 18 – May 27, 2017

  • Artist Reception w/ artists, Friday, April 21 (6-8pm)
  • Artist Talk, Saturday, April 22 (10:30am-noon)
  • First Friday Art Walk, May 5 (6-9pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception, May 19 (6-8pm)
Marietta Patricia Leis - “Significant Consequences”

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204


Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) is pleased to present “Lost and Found in Iceland” a showcase of new work by Marietta Patricia Leis. This show will run concurrently with an exhibition showcasing new works by Sherry Wiggins.

Marietta Patricia Leis continues her “Ice” series with a new body of works that reflect her most recent trip to Iceland. Having previously travelled to Alaska and Scandinavia in summer months, this trip marked her first visit to the Arctic in winter.

Leis is fascinated with the effects of light, and her formed birch panels are meant to convey her experience of seeing the icy landscape in 24-hour darkness. These works call attention to her interaction with the environment: the burnished graphite is silky smooth and the vast expanses of cool white are pocked with craters hinting at what lies underneath. Marietta Patricia Leis lives and works in Albuquerque, NM. She has exhibited for over 30 years and her work is in collections throughout the world.

Sherry Wiggins has been studying and is inspired by the work of Portuguese conceptual artist Helena Almeida who used her body and simple spaces to make photographs often elaborated with blue or red paint since the late 1960’s. Wiggins interacts with red, black and white fabrics to unite elements of drawing, installation and performance. These photographs were done in collaboration with Luís Branco during two visits to the Foundation OBRAS for artistic residencies (2015, 1016.)

Sherry Wiggins is an interdisciplinary artist and a global art activist. Her work is reflective, often participatory, and rooted within cultural differences, spiritual transformation, social justice and women’s issues. She is concerned with art as a specifically feminine/feminist relational process and enactment.

MWC presents contemporary artwork with emphasis on materials and process. The gallery also showcases many artists in the additional viewing rooms in the back of the gallery. MWC consigns an extensive collection of fine art prints from career artists practicing all over the world.

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