Gary Manuel and Jim Olson
October 16 - November 15, 2014
- Third Friday opening reception: October 17th from 6-9pm
Gary Manuel - Cut Away with Repeating Bars, 30 x 12 x 32, olive wood & aluminum
Pretty Cool Art presents artwork by Gary Manuel and Jim Olson. The work is varied, sometimes idea driven and always fun.
Gary Manuel combines wood and metal to create his sculptures with welded aluminum or steel. Introducing a variety of wood and carving gives Manuel a new palette on which to work. The idea of allowing the viewer to see through the work, with cutouts, cracks, and negative space is important in his sculpture. When working with wood Manuel often returns to furniture/sculpture because his ideas seem to flow in that direction.
For Jim Olson this exhibit includes a variety of art items that he continually enjoys. Stoneware sculpture, contemporary furniture and paintings come from his varied and active long history in Colorado. Olson finds each medium challenging and interesting in its own, but often for similar reasons. He finds the act of making art includes engaging problem solving with the ever present mix of joy and intriguing difficulties. Paintings and sculpture are figurative in nature that include the organic shape and line, also present in his furniture designs.
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm