Michael Brohman: “Perfect Uncertainty”

Pirate Contemporary Art

September 23 – October 9, 2011

  • Opening Reception: Friday September 23rd from 6-10pm
  • Associates Gallery: Walter Barton
“New Mexico Reliquary", cast bronze, elk skull and antlers, 19” x 44” x 25”, 2009

Michael Brohman at Pirate - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

(from the press release)

Denver sculptor Michael Brohman will exhibit new sculptural works at Pirate Contemporary Art, 3655 Navajo St., Denver, CO. The exhibition will open Friday, September 23 and will run through October 9, 2011. The opening reception is Friday, September 23 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

The title of the show, “Perfect Uncertainty ”, references the fact that the artist intentionally creates works that are impossible to read in a single way. There are always multiple interpretations that are never still, but fluctuate between degrees of insight and confusion. They are quiet pieces that are contemplative while at the same time they are raw and unsettling.

Over the past several years Michael has developed a body of work that uses materials and color pallets that are indigenous to the West. The works have a strong sensitivity to the landscape and topography of this region. He combines these materials with contemporary artifacts that evoke our cultural terrain. The pieces that Michael creates are beautiful in their honesty and integrity and he allows the materials and the process to tell meaningful stories. The works are challenging and at times can be disturbing but they are always thought provoking. Value judgments are confronted, biases are exposed and assumptions of place in society are intentionally met with challenge.

In 2010 Michael was awarded 1st place for “Art on the Streets” in Colorado Springs, CO (juror: Jan Schall, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art). Additionally, the previous year he was awarded second place for “Art on the Streets”. In 2008 and 2009 he participated in residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute as well as a 2007 residency at the Jentel Foundation in Banner, WY. Michael is a 2003 recipient of an Artists Fellowship from the Colorado Council on the Arts.

photos by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

Pirate Contemporary Art
3659 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM