Joyful Circumstance: An Ekphrastic Show about Love

Zip 37 Gallery

February 10 - 26, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 5 - 10pm
Background - Lance Green - "Blue Morpho," acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24"

A marriage of paint and language. Two wildly divergent forms seeking to find the cues, triggers and inspirations at the intersections of their art forms. That is the engine behind the exhibition, Joyful Circumstance, opening Friday, February 10th at Zip 37 Gallery, 3644 Navajo St, Denver CO 80211.

The word ekphrastic refers to “a graphic, often dramatic, verbal description of a visual work of art, either real or imagined.” In Zip Gallery 37’s Joyful Circumstance, six Colorado fine artists and three Indiana poets come together to take the notion of love’s many aspects through fresh and provocative flights of fancy.

In the show featuring Colorado artists Gina Smith Caswell, Rebecca Cuming, Joan Fullerton, Lance Green, Katie Hoffman and Mark Penner-Howell, and Indiana poets David Dodd Lee, Ken Smith and Ross Taylor, the written word is directed by the artwork, and paintings are driven by the ideas in the poetry.

How each discipline interprets the demands of its counterpart… how each artist releases the inherent controls of his and her own form: For the artist, as for the viewer, it’s drama like this that makes Joyful Circumstance a don’t-miss evening of unanticipated questions, thrilling explorations and unexpected answers.

Zip 37
3644 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Thu: 5-8pm; Fri: 6-10pm
Sat/Sun: Noon-5pm


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