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DenverArts.org Newsletter: What's Happening in July
Frida Kahlo: A Celebration of Life
At the Westwood Food Cooperative (3738 Morrison Road in Denver)
Saturday July 7th, 2018 from 3-9pm
28th Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 6, 7 & 8, 2018
Cherry Creek North Shopping District, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues on the six streets between Clayton and Steele Streets
Art is for Everyone at the 2018 Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) on starting on Friday July 6 and continuing through Sunday July 8. Produced by CherryArts, this world-class, award-winning celebration of visual, performing and culinary arts will transform Cherry Creek North into a high-end gallery featuring the work of 265 artists, including both renowned and emerging artists, and offer an interactive, educational art experience for everyone.
Artsweek Golden Festival 2018
Juried Arts Festival: Saturday and Sunday, July 21 & 22
Artsweek Golden is a week-long celebration of arts-related programming in Golden that culminates with a juried arts festival featuring over 125 artists from around the country. More information online at: http://www.foothillsartcenter.org/artsweek
The week-long festival includes activities that will take place throughout the entire historic town of Golden such as yarn-bombing of Golden sculptures, performance art, chalk sidewalk masterpieces, and plein air painting. Parking spots along a stretch of Washington Avenue, Golden’s Main Street, will be converted into pop-up parking space art studios. Golden’s downtown will come alive with 21st Century art during this week-long celebration.
Opening This Month:
Sarah Winkler: Luminous Mountainous
In the Project Space:
Nina Tichava: Borrowed Landscapes [Erected]
July 7 - 28, 2018
Sarah Winkler - Pikes Peak Pink Granite - 60x60 - Acrylic - 2018
The exhibition promises to entice the eye with majestic mountainous worlds, as it explores and contemplates the landscapes emerging and floating suspended in a peaceful dream-like state of consciousness.
“In each work, I employ a spatial technique in painting called "equivocal space", which alters depth perspective through color, composition and media to keep your eye engaged and journeying around the image. It is a way that conveys how we move through actual landscapes.”
K Contemporary1412 Wazee St
Denver, Colorado 80202
STARFLYER: New World Russian Realism
July 6 - 29, 2018
BORGIA, INC. and GALLERIE BB present STARFLYER: New World Russian Realism. From the Collection of BORGIA, INC. specifically highlighted the evening of JULY 6th, 2018 are two Soviet Socialist Realist portrait paintings from the mid-20th century. The other work in the gallery is Contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. The GALLERIE BB artists are shown in tandem with the ongoing Inaugural year Collection presentation of BORGIA, INC.
BORGIA, INC. and GALLERIE BB
840 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Wed - Sun, 12 – 7pm
Daisy Patton: Would You Be Lonely Without Me?
Art Gym Gallery at Art Gym Denver
July 12 - August 3, 2018
Art Gym Denver is honored to present Daisy Patton’s new series titled Would You Be Lonely Without Me? in the Art Gym Gallery with an opening reception July 12 from 5 - 8PM. Would you be lonely without me? is a series of oil portraits depicting women whose deaths were directly caused by a lack of access to safe reproductive care. Abortion is a highly contentious issue and one that is debated today, making Patton’s series relevant and timely.
Patton’s practice is one grounded in collecting found photographs, and this new series is no different. She paints the photos she finds of these women, and hand embroiders their names below, harkening not only to the tradition of woman as a homemaker, but also with the idea life being a thread cut short. Spending hours of research to find the names, images, stories and descriptions of these women, Patton crafts a way to solidify their individual identities and memories, when all too often these women’s stories have been forgotten or buried in the history of this ongoing debate. In her artist statement for the series, Patton said “let us remember the women lost during this barbaric era [pre-Roe vs. Wade] and fight to ensure this history is not repeated.”
This series is for sale and 100% of proceeds from the exhibition will go to support reproductive justice organizations.
Daisy Patton is a working artist living in Aurora, CO. She received a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Oklahoma with minors in History and Art History and an Honors degree. Her MFA is from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University, a multi-disciplinary program. She has completed many artist residencies, including one at RedLine Denver and another at Minerva Projects in Denver. She will also have her first museum solo show, Daisy Patton: This Is Not Goodbye, at the CU Art Museum at the University of Colorado, Boulder, open from July 19 through November 17, 2018.
Located at 1460 Leyden St., Art Gym Denver is a 17,000 sq. ft. creative workspace for artists and arts professionals. The Art Gym and Common Space Galleries are open Monday through Friday from 9AM - 6PM. For information visit http://www.ArtGymDenver.com.
|Currently On Display:
Bruno Novelli: Turmalinas No Céu
David B. Smith Gallery
June 29 - July 28, 2018
Bruno Novelli, Pedra Azul, 2018, acrylic on linen, 70 x 58 in
David B. Smith Gallery is pleased to welcome back Brazilian painter Bruno Novelli for his second solo exhibition, Turmalinas No Céu. Spanning the main gallery and project room, Novelli expands on his visual language defined by luscious colors, tropical imagery, and collage -like layered compositions. Roughly translating to “tourmaline sky,” Turmalinas No Céu explores what Novelli terms a “tropical delirium,” a type of aesthetic utopia where imagery imbued with personal meaning materialize into paradisiac landscapes.
Exotic and yet familiarly primal, viewers can feel the pulse of Novelli’s nocturnal jungle scenes. Spider monkeys peer out from behind mountains of sliced agate, while glowing moons coax tropical flowers to bloom. Alongside scenes of fantastical rainforest flora, fauna, and celestial bodies, are smaller canvases that Novelli describes as invitations for introspective experience. In contrast to the spindly jungle scenes of the larger canvases, these smaller scale works deliver a powerful visual punch, many featuring hazy color gradients and slices of Brazilian gemstones sprinkled over the surface.
David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202
New Territory: Landscape Photography Today
Denver Art Museum: Hamilton Building (Level 2)
June 24 - September 16, 2018
Image credit: Matthew Brandt, Lake Isabella CA TC 2, 2014. Three chromogenic prints soaked in Lake Isabella water.
Each element: 91 13/16 x 65 in.; Unique. Courtesy of Matthew Brandt and Yossi Milo Gallery. © Matthew Brandt
New Territory: Landscape Photography Today presents over 100 photographs by 40 contemporary photographers who take landscape as their subject. From the spectacular to the seemingly mundane, and from celebratory to critical, these artists surprise us with their often highly experimental approach to the medium. Their work reflects their perceptions of how we live in the world today, and how the choices we make now will shape the landscapes of the future. The traditional idea of landscape photography calls to mind mountains, meadows and coastlines. Today, “landscape” photography has grown to encompass scenes that show conflicts between cultures, or between nature and civilization, as well as inspiring views of wilderness. New Territory showcases artworks that look at these features and conflicts in new ways, and that challenge viewers to contemplate our complex relationship with the landscape.
New Territory: Landscape Photography Today is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is generously funded by the Adolph Coors Exhibition Endowment Fund, donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
Patrick Marold: Astula
Goodwin Fine Art
June 8 - July 21, 2018
Patrick Marold, Basin, charcoal on paper, 31.5 x 44 in., 2017
Astula is a solo exhibition of disparate drawings and sculptural works that reveal a decade of Patrick Marold's ongoing studio practice. The title - Latin for "splinter" or "chip" - relates in particular to several wood sculptures in the show that Marold incrementally shaped with saw cuts and knife scores over periods as long as a year.
During the last decade Marold has completed numerous public art commissions, including the iconic seven-acre Shadow Array, installed at the entrance to the Denver International Airport's new hotel and RTD station. Several pieces in Astula repurpose offcuts from the spruce logs Marold used for that installation. Cardinal Wedge, a splinter-like wall piece, was formed out of one long off-cut and embellished with hundreds of scrapes and saw-cuts showing the artist's commitment to economy of material. The striking vertical piece was then rubbed with layers of Colorado's distinctive red earth pigment to create a deep, vibrant surface.
Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5
The Pirate Alumni Show
Scottie Burgess: Boundary Lines
Pirate: Contemporary Art
June 22 – July 8, 2018
Scottie Burgess - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org
Travis Hetman - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org
In the main space Pirate Contemporary Art is having a retrospective featuring the work of former members called “The Pirate Alumni Show”. This show features work by some of the best artists to have walked the decks at Pirate. After leaving Pirate many of the artists represented in this show have attained commercial gallery representation, had museum exhibitions, and went on to have national, and international success. Featuring work by Margaret Neumann, Bill Stockman, Martha Daniels, Wes Magyer, Matthew Doubek, Michael Brohman, Viviane LeCourtois, Terry Campbell , Claudia Roulier, Marie Gibbons, Janelle Anderson, Peter Illig, Monique Crine, Christine Buchsbaum, Collin Parson, Sigri Strand, Nick Silici, and Dale Chisman.
In the associate space is “Boundary Lines” by Scottie Burgess. His work explores the existential human condition as it relates to the linear quality of the aesthetic experience. Through sustainable constructs, meditative wrappings, and textural sculptures, Burgess emphasizes the delineating qualities of the line, which defines the edges between the seen and obscured amidst our ever forward moving trajectory.
Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W 16th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
Concurrent Solo Exhibitions:
Amy Ellingson: “Sweetbitter Beast”
Ted Larsen: “Act Naturally”
Marcelyn McNeil: “Lead Heavy Feather Light”
Kate Petley: “Repositioned”
Katy Stone: “Transmissions”
May 17 – July 14, 2018
Ted Larson - Toll Free
Robischon Gallery is pleased to present five, concurrent solo exhibitions of contemporary abstraction by nationally recognized artists, Amy Ellingson (CA), Ted Larsen (NM), Marcelyn McNeil (TX), Katy Stone (WA), and Kate Petley (CO). The extensive multi-part exhibitions include a range of large to medium-scale paintings, small-scale sculptures and installation works which highlight the unconventional via the artists’ distinctive concepts and varied approach toward media. Idea-driven and rich in array, the abstract works on view feature unexpected surfaces, both vast and intimate. Utilizing oil and encaustic; poured, printed or spray-painted techniques on panel, canvas or archival plastic alongside sculptural works of aluminum or discarded pre-painted metals, each of the five artists presented reconsider and re-contextualize the vocabulary of surface and form with a renewed sense of materiality.
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm
Featuring: Julie Maren, Ana Zanic, Brigan Gresh, Ellen Moershel, Patricia Finley, Mary Mackey, Brandon Reese
Walker Fine Art
May 11 - July 7, 2018
Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Current and Upcoming Exhibits by Gallery:
Call for Artists: Third Annual Renegade Craft
Applications accepted until July 15, 2018
We’re seeking Makers + Designers, Experiential + Installation artists, and Purveyors of Food + Drink on the forefront of their craft. Curating emerging artists and established voices, we’re on the lookout for inspired and original products that are made with exceptional quality, innovation, and care.
Call for Entries: LIES: a Juried Photography Exhibition
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Deadline: Friday July 6, 2018
Photography has a complex relationship to truth that leads all the way back to the invention of the medium. Our current culture adds to the immediacy of trickery, with claims of fake news and polarizing viewpoints, even without imagery to back it up - and what would an image prove anyway? From spirit photography to digital manipulation, photography has had to battle with an image that includes both reality and deception. For this juried exhibit, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center is inviting you to explore themes related to lies and the effect that misinformation has on our culture. Maybe by exploring work that talks about the prevalence of lies, we will find important truth about ourselves.
Deadlines & Information
Richard McCabe has worked within the curatorial department of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art since 2005 and was named its curator of photography in 2010. He has curated over twenty-five exhibitions, including Seeing Beyond the Ordinary, The Mythology of Florida, Contemporary Alabama Photography, The Colourful South, and Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and 40s. He is also curator of New Southern Photography, a large-scale exhibition featuring the work of twenty-five photographers that debuted at the Ogden in the fall of 2018 and is available for travel to other institutions through 2021. McCabe received an MFA in Studio Art from Florida State University in 1998. That year he also received a fellowship to the American Photography Institute’s National Graduate Seminar at New York University. From 1998 to 2005 he lived in New York City where he worked for numerous art galleries and museums, including the International Center for Photography. He has also taught photography at Pratt Institute in New York City, Fairfield University in Connecticut, Montclair State University in New Jersey, and Xavier in New Orleans. His photographs, paintings, drawings, and installation art have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout the United States. In 2017, Aint – Bad press published LAND STAR a monograph of McCabe’s photography.
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
Call for Entries: NCAR/UCAR Community Art Program
Deadline for registration: Thursday July 26, 2018 at 5pm; Jury selection takes place Saturday July 28, 2018
Artists will be selected by jury for solo exhibitions in the two public galleries of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Individuals interested in submitting their work for consideration may register via: On-Line Registration at the Community Art Program, UCAR Center for Science Education: http://scied.ucar.edu/forms/ncar-community-art-program-online-registration or CAP Website: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program
The final deadline for registration is July 26, 2018 at 5 pm. The “Jury Show” is one day only Saturday July 28, 2018! There is no fee. Registration may be limited, if necessary. This round of judging will select artists for two month exhibits running September 2018 through August 2019, at NCAR’s Mesa Laboratory. Artists are requested to submit three representative pieces of their work (bringing work or sending digital images). You may provide a statement of 100 words or less (optional). Gallery space limits NCAR exhibits to wall-hanging artwork. After registration is received you will receive an information letter explaining details about the jury show process.
The NCAR Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.