Michael Bernhardt: Ideas All Day

Vertigo Art Space

April 20 - May 28, 2011

  • Gallery Preview: Friday April 22, 5-8pm
  • Artist Reception: Thursday April 28, 6-9pm
Michael Bernhardt at Vertigo - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

photos by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

Self described Designer/Inventor Michael Bernhardt is constantly mired in an inter-related web of ideas and objects in his studio where fantastical ideas can be created in the form of either proposals or actual products. One example of such is his drawing for an "ideal backpack" where an intangible sense of memory was transformed into a geometric structure, and translated as a backpack to be built and used with the primary idea being that the memory should be collected and transformed to carry with the user. So that in its current state, the backpack exists somewhere between an idealized outcome and a proposal for a utilitarian object.

Bernhardt states: "Because all possibilities exist simultaneously and ideas are primary, it remains my priority to invent across a range and to conceive of transformative shifts between the physical reality of an object or idea and my best hopes for it."

The culmination of some of these ideas, and Bernhardt's work will be presented in the form of an installation at VERTIGO Art Space entitled Ideas All Day. In keeping with the artist's process these studio images offer evidence of the thinking and working process that will be on view.

Vertigo Art Space
960 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
303.573.VERT (8378)