Short Term Parking: A Temporary Exhibition Space
July 12 - August 9, 2014
- Opening Reception: Saturday July 12, 2014, 6 – 10pm
Jenniffer Omaitz at Short Term Parking
Jenniffer Omaitz - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org
From the artist: “The show will be titled Other Geometries, based off a chapter in the book Constructions, by John Rajchman. The work will present an internalized, intuitive architecture that binds instinct with paint with the poetry of assemblage in a different place from where the original paintings where made. The geometry is gathered, found, fragmented, presented as a solid form in new gallery space “Short Term Parking.”
Jennifer is a multidisciplinary artist living in Cleveland, Ohio who blends practices of painting, drawing and sculpture in her installations. A former Denver resident, Jennifer received her BFA in Painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA in Painting from Kent State University. She has shown her work in both Denver and Cleveland since 2002. Her work confronts ideas of interior and exterior, construction and destruction, physical and psychological landscapes. Her most recent exhibition roster includes a site-specific installation commissioned for the show Objectophilia as part of the 2010 Biennial of the Americas in Denver, Colorado, a solo show with the Sculpture Center, 2011, in Cleveland, OH and was recently invited in 2013 to make a site specific installation for the exhibition “Everything All At Once,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland.
Short Term Parking is a gallery space introduced as a conceptual exercise: a temporary exhibition space with a defined life span of less than a year. As opposed to setting out with grandiose goals, Short Term Parking’s goals are simple: introduce new artists to Denver and exist as a brief moment in the changing cultural landscape of Five Points. The curatorial guidelines are equally simple: who and what should Denver see more of? A focus on out of town and emerging artists will be prevalent in the interest of community cross-fertilization.
Short Term Parking exists within the studio of artist and 2005 Westword Mastermind Award Winner Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, a sprawling former garage in Five Points. Long an advocate for Denver’s art community and emerging artists in particular, Murphy has a history of giving back to the community through owning galleries, community studios, and creating curatorial projects that provide Denver’s artists with opportunities. Her last curatorial effort was in 2010 with Objectophilia, an exhibition for the first Biennial of the Americas in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Objectophilia was one of the largest exhibitions in the Biennial, featuring 45 artists (75% of whom were from Colorado) and encompassing two spaces with a total of 20,000 square feet. Featuring a joint opening that brought approximately 3000 people to the streets to witness Itchy-O, the Motomen, The Denver Cruisers, Perry Weissman 3 and Sweet Edge Dance, Objectophilia made national news, appearing on the Huffington Post and in Art Ltd. Magazine.
Short Term Parking
2900 Marion Street Unit 2
Denver, CO 80205
1 block east of the 30th & Downing Light Rail station