Michael Warren Contemporary - Artist Talk

“Sign Down”
New Works by Dallas Parkins

“Falling Up - Chicago”
New Works by Kely McClung

“Missed Connections”
New Works by Paul Sisson

On View March 7, 2017 – April 15, 2017
Artist Reception w/ photographers, Friday, March 10, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 11, 10-12pm
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“Sign Down”
New Works by Dallas Parkins

March 7, 2017 – April 15, 2017
with concurrent exhibits by Kely McClung and Paul Sisson

Artist Reception w/ photographers, Friday, March 10, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 11, 10-12pm

We are excited to present Dallas Parkins new works in “Sign Down.” Parkins regularly photographs landscapes, buildings and outdoor machinery. In this series of photos, Parkins explores the amount of information we receive as part of our daily routine and focuses his lens on what happens when street signs are literally ripped away from their situational context.

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“Falling Up - Chicago”
New Works by Kely McClung

March 7, 2017 – April 15, 2017
with concurrent exhibits by Dallas Parkins and Paul Sisson


Artist Reception w/ photographers, Friday, March 10, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 11 10-12pm

This is the gallery debut for Kely McClung; his work focuses on the geometric form and weight of the city's massive structures against the ethereal light and infinite sky. McClung constrasts the representation of wealth and grandeur within the lofty architecture against the reality of infrastructure and the detritus of the streets as seen from the alleys.

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“Missed Connections”
New Works by Paul Sisson

March 7, 2017 – April 15, 2017
with concurrent exhibits by Dallas Parkins and Kely McClung

Artist Reception w/ photographers, Friday, March 10 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 11 10-12pm


In the ever-growing expansion of technology, where websites and apps are pristinely designed for easy use and accessibility, Craigslist stands as a remedial virtual bulletin board that hasn’t changed its look in twenty years of existence. Craigslist is used for an endless amount of community listings; including buying and selling unwanted goods, job postings, and real estate. One of the most interesting, yet seemingly least useful, aspects of Craigslist is the Missed Connections page. There we find listings upon listings of men and women who have had a brief encounter with someone, a potential connection or interest, and for one reason or another were not able to act on it until they got home to their computer. These Missed Connections can be funny, sad, poignant, and beautiful all at the same time, but one thing they are never is dull. Sisson’s photographic version of Missed Connections takes a look at these oddly hopeful pursuits. Going to the scene of the missed connection and providing a glimpse into the moment that love at first sight was realized, and just as quickly lost. These voyeuristic images, paired with the original listing, provide context and objectivity to the fleeting romanticism experienced by the author.

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MWC presents contemporary artwork with emphasis on materials and process. The gallery also showcases many artists in the additional viewing rooms in the back of the gallery. MWC consigns an extensive collection of fine art prints from career artists practicing all over the world.

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.635.6255
www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com