RedLine is a major support center to the artistic community in Denver. RedLine is the hub of MoP events with multiple exhibitions, portfolio reviews, lectures and workshops in partnership with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.
RedLine and the Month of Photography Present
Between the Medium Seeing Photographically
Curated by Mark Sink
March 10 - April 9, 2017 Opens: Saturday,
March 11, 2017, 6 - 9 PM
Seeing Photographically is a survey of the far reaching applications and concepts emerging in photography today. This exhibition will feature artists that are expanding their practice by integrating methods and tools first introduced by photographic processes. However, these artists may or may not identify as photographers because less and less does the use of photographic process belong to a specific medium or label, but rather is an expansion in the multitudes of approaches to contemporary art practice.
Abbey Hepner, Andy Warhol, Chadwick And Spector, Chris Bagley, Krista Svalbonas, Lars Anderson, Lisa McCarty, Luis Delgado-Qualtrough, Max de Esteban, Michael Borek, Sabine Pigalle, Stephen Batura, Shark Ink - Jane Hammond, Mildred Howard, Stacey Steers, Teresa Booth Brown-, Catherine Fairchild, Margeaux Walter, Kia Neill, Mario Zoots, Laura Noel, Janice McDonald, Greg Amanti, Robert Covington, Anne Arden McDonald, Andrew Huffman, Kellye Eisworth, Kelton Osborn and others.
More event additions TBA !
RedLine and The Colorado Photographic Arts Center Present :
Jess T. Dugan, Every Breath We Drew March 10 - April 9, 2017 Opens: March 11, 2017 , 6 - 9 PM 2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80205 www.redlineart.org
Portfolio Review Weekend at RedLine 2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80205
April 8th & 9th , 2017 SOLD OUT
Portfolio Walk Through Open to the Public Saturday 4/8 from 4:30-6:30pm at RedLine
Artist Lecture April 9th, 4:00pm WALK & TALK with the visiting artists and RedLine resident artists featured in the RedLine exhibition "Between the Medium".
Mark Osterman, Photographic Process Historian and renowned photographic educator from the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:30PM Lecture 7:00- 9:00PM
A Photographic Truth
From the time the inventors of photography struggled to produce and preserve the earliest attempts at chemical imagery, photographers have used the medium to create their own truths. In the illustrated lecture, A Photographic Truth, Mark Osterman presents a humorous and informative look at how certain elements of photography are inherently untruthful and subject to manipulation. Osterman's observations are based on primary research inspecting original artifacts from the George Eastman Museum collection, as well as his experiences recreating photographic processes that include the asphalt heliographs of Nicephore Niepce up to the earliest attempts of the Edison laboratory's motion picture film.
Mark Osterman, Photographic Process Historian for the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, teaches public and private workshops in early photographic processes from Niepce’s heliographs to gelatin emulsions. After beginning his research into historic photographic processes while attending the Kansas City Art Institute in the 1970s, he went on to co-publish The Collodion Journal from 1995-2002, and write and edit portions of the New Focal Encyclopedia of Photography. For ten years Osterman taught process identification for the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Co search, writings, exhibitions and teaching, he has been an important influence in the current revival of collodion technique in fine art photography.
Organized by Jacqueline Webster and The Art Students League of Denver. At RedLine 2350 Arapahoe Street Denver, CO 80204
LensCulture awards videos. LensCulture is a global community of photographers, artists and photo industry professionals.
Treachery of Images - Typology of The White House.
from the bitchglitch series, tricolor gum bichromate print
Teresa Booth Brown
“Jacket, Bag, Dress, Watch, Ring”
Portraits of Sticky Notes
Chadwick And Spector
Saint Matthew and the Angel after.
Developer Drawing, (1 pack of film) 4" x 33.75" | 2015
" Dutch Last Supper" 2
Hanford1: Hanford Site 1, Hanford Washington Radioactive waste shipped to WIPP: 1,336,919 Gallons - Uranotypes (uranium prints)
A Photographic Truth
Mark Osterman, Photographic Process Historian and renowned photographic educator from the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York
Thursday, March 28, 2017 - 6:30PM Lecture 7:00- 9:00PM
A Photographic Truth, an illustrated lecture presenting a humorous and informative look at how the inventors of photography struggled to produce and preserve the earliest attempts of chemical imagery.
THE BIG PICTURE
IMAGES INSIDE, OUT THE DOOR, DOWN THE ALLEY AND AROUND THE WORLD
This show of grand scale contemporary photography exposes the possibility of images as art via email instantly exchanged globally and blown up to large mural proportions. Images gathered from photographers around the world will be expanded as large Xerox prints and displayed inside galleries as well as posted in approved outdoor locations throughout the city of Denver and sister cities around the globe.
The Big Picture ambassadors are gearing up to help this grand street art exchange happen. Paris France, Bondi Australia, Dozens of cities across the US including LA, Portland, Denver, NYC and Brooklyn NY, Venice Italy, Vienna Austria, Berlin Germany, London England, Bulgaria, Mexico City, Buenos Aires Argentina. Stay tuned.
This is a Black and White project organized and curated by Mark Sink
Interested in learning the art of wheat pasting and turning alleys into galleries? Become a Big Picture ambassador in your area. Let us know.
A Sudden Blow
Flooded No.31 2015
The Way You See
Hoving 1 Encased
Alexandre Bouchon - France
When Eyes Speak Loud
The Refuge Prague
Lee Musgrave Savvy Proclivities #32
Diane Fenster Alterations
Frank Yantorno - Geraghty Icarus Series #3
Isa Marcelli - sandra-faisan
Tina Kazakhishvili,Tbilisi, Georgia
Andreas Rentsch - The Wanderer
Vicki Reed Dandelion
Benjamin Dimmitt - Craggy Mountains #12
Galina Kurlat - Lauren
Arthur Meehan Nude #3
Susan de Witt - Billy in Profile
COLORADO PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS CENTER
CPAC is excited to announce its new home for the next five years - 1070 Bannock Street - located in Denver's Golden Triangle Museum District.
RedLine with Colorado Photographic Arts Center Jess T. Dugan
Every Breath We Drew
March 10 - April 9, 2017 Opening at RedLine March 11, 2017 , 6 - 9 pm
Every breath we drew explores the power of identity, desire, and connection through portraits of myself and others. Working within the framework of queer experience and from my actively constructed sense of masculinity, my portraits examine the intersection between private, individual identity and the search for intimate connection with others. I photograph people in their homes, often in their bedrooms, using medium and large format cameras to create a deep, sustained engagement, resulting in an intimate and detailed portrait.
I combine formal portraits, images of couples, self-portraits, and photographs of my own romantic relationship to investigate broader themes of identity and connection while also speaking to my private, individual experience. The photographs of men and masculine individuals act as a kind of mirror; they depict the type of gentle masculinity I am attracted to, yet also the kind I want to embody. Similarly, the photographs of relationships speak to a drive to be seen, understood, and desired through the eyes of a another person; a reflection of the self as the ultimate intimate connection.
By asking others to be vulnerable with me through the act of being photographed, I am laying claim to what I find beautiful and powerful while asking larger questions about how identity is formed, desire is expressed, and intimate connection is sought.
About Jess T. Dugan: Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. Dugan holds an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, a Master of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies from Harvard University, and a BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Dugan’s work has been exhibited internationally at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, the Catherine Edelman Gallery, the Grey House Gallery in Krakow, Poland, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Leslie/Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and at many colleges and universities nationwide.
Dugan’s photographs have been featured in the New York Times, CNN, The Advocate, Slate, The Huffington Post, and the Boston Globe.
Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Harvard Art Museums, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum and the Alfond Collection at Rollins College, the DePaul Art Museum, Fidelity Investments, JP Morgan Chase, and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Her work is also included in the Midwest Photographer’s Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL.
Dugan’s first monograph Every breath we drew was published in 2015 by Daylight Books and coincided with a solo exhibition at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Dugan is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, an Artist Fellowship from the Regional Arts Commission in St. Louis, and was selected by the White House as a 2015 Champion of Change. In 2016, Dugan was honored as a Commended Artist by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. for her photograph Self-Portrait (Muscle Shirt), exhibited in The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today.
In 2015, Dugan founded the Strange Fire Artist Collective to highlight work made by women, people of color, and LGBTQ artists. She is represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, IL.
Every Breath We Drew: March 10 - April 9, 2017 Opening at RedLine March 11, 2017 , 6 - 9 pm Free and Open to the public www.redlineart.org 2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80205
Artist Talk: A Decade of Visual Activism, Tuesday March 28, 2017, 7 pm. Free and Open to the Public Arapahoe Community College, Waring Theater, 5900 S. Santa Fe DR., Littleton, CO 80120
CPAC Portfolio Review Weekend at RedLine
2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80205 April 8th & 9th, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm SOLD OUT
Portfolio Walk Through Open to the Public Saturday 4/8 from 4:30-6:30pm at RedLine
PhotoVox @ CPAC Think of it as part critique group, part classroom, and part networking opportunity designed to help you strengthen your artistic voice.
2nd Wednesdays of each month, 6:00 – 8:30pm CPAC Gallery, 1070 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204 303.837.1341 email@example.com www.cpacphoto.org/photovox
Samantha Johnston, Executive Director Samantha@cpacphoto.org Megan Ross, Director of Communications and Marketing Hannah James, Operations Manager Trina Moseley, Education and Program Manager Brenda Biondo, volunteer assisting with portfolio reviews
1070 Bannock Street Denver, CO 80204 303-837-1341 Tuesday – Friday 11am- 5pm Saturday 12pm – 4pm
RedLine + CPAC Jess T. Dugan, Every Breath We Drew Exhibition Dates: March 10 - April 9, 2017 Opening Reception: March 11, 2017 , 6 - 9 pm www.redlineart.orgwww.cpacphoto.org 2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80205
Anne Leighton Massoni Holding Pepina
Remember Me: Bree Lamb & Anne Leighton Massoni March 4 – April 15, 2017 CPAC 1070 Bannock St, Denver CO 80204
Long Island Sound
Remember Me: Bree Lamb & Anne Leighton Massoni March 4 – April 15, 2017 CPAC 1070 Bannock St, Denver CO 80204
Marcus DeSieno - Constellation Eaten by Bacteria Found on My Television’s Remote
Art Gym CPAC Varied Perceptions: Andrew Beckham, Marcus DeSieno, & Amy Theiss Giese March 2 – 25, 2017 Opening Thursday March 2nd 5-8pm Free and Open to the public www.artgymdenver.com 1460 Leyden St, Denver, CO 80220
Laura Beth Reese
Shea Lowres - Relationship Show
Reviews 2015 - photo: Kaylee Littleton
CENTER FOR VISUAL ART
PRESENCE Reflections on the Middle East 12 artists living in the U.S. and abroad.
965 Gallery Resound: Reverberations Between Artist and Place
February 3 – April 8, 2017 Opening reception February 3, 2017, 6-8pm
PRESENCE Reflections on the Middle East
Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Center for Visual Art (CVA) announces an exhibition of more than 60 photo-based works that reflect the tension inherent in the presence, or absence, of people in a place, whether in their native land or abroad.
The artists, all who are affected by the Middle East diaspora of the past 20 years, explore what it means to leave something, and in some cases, someone, behind, whether by choice or by force, and how cultural heritage and the past are interwoven with the present. Through controlling placement and context of the figure, along with the subtleties of obscurity, these artists preserve identity, relationship and agency. “What makes Presence really interesting is that it offers a glimpse into the artists’ creative thinking and practice informed by cultural heritage more so than geography or age,” said Cecily Cullen, CVA Managing Director / Curator. “Each artist can share a story about how geopolitical issues have affected their families and customs, and ultimately informed their artistic work.” Photography has been theorized and argued many different ways, but there is usually no disagreement about its power in relationship to memories and the past. Since its invention, photography has been tied to the notion of the trace. Often, a presence is felt most acutely through its absence. Photographs, either directly or indirectly, contain the trace of what came before.
Artists Arwa Abouon Born in Tripoli, Libya, Abouon is a photographer and video artist based in Montreal, Canada. Through her playful photographs and graphic interventions, she questions her own place within a so-called Western culture on the one hand and her upbringing in a Muslim household on the other.
Golnar Adili Based in Brooklyn and inspired by the displacement she felt while growing up in Tehran, Adili constructs photographs, collages, and assemblages that explore the longing she felt growing up between Iran and the US, always missing a place or a person.
Tarek Al-Ghoussein Al-Goussein was born in Kuwait of Palestinian origin, and much of his work deals with how his identity is shaped in a context of inaccessibility and loss. His work explores the boundaries between landscape photography, self- portraiture and performance art.
Samira Alikhanzadeh Born in 1967 in Tehran, Iran, Alikhanzadeh is fascinated with the issues of identity and reality in relation to past and present, and finding inspiration in the melancholic and humoristic quality of old images, she uses old found photographs, mainly family photos of the 1940s and 50s to create her artworks.
Sami Al Karim, an Iraqi artist born in 1966 in Lebanon, currently lives and works in Colorado. In 1974, Al Karim’s family moved to Baghdad, Iraq, and he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad in 1985. He has been influenced by Sumerian and Babylonian civilizations, which clearly define his earlier works.
Tulu Bayar Turkish born, American artist Bayar works with an eclectic range of media including photography, video, sound, sculpture, performance, mixed-media and installation. Her work creates a dialog between traditional and experimental forms by combining elements of the past with a contemporary examination.
Shadi Ghadirian As a modern Muslim woman living in Iran, Ghadirian takes photographs that exaggerate the customs of her Iranian culture and the archaic stereotypes it places upon contemporary women. With humor and irony, Ghadirian depicts women reduced to their typecasts, typically housewives draped in veils and with their faces replaced by household items—pots, pans, brooms, and meat cleavers.
Rula Halawani As a native of occupied East Jerusalem, Halawani began her artistic career by registering the difficulties of living under a protracted political conflict. Recently, she has turned her lens toward the traces of lives and history that can still be found in often overlooked details, whether in the material culture of Palestinian society or the transformed landscapes of her childhood.
Laleh Mehran Mehran moved to the U.S. from Iran when she was a child in the 1970s; she now lives in Denver. The daughter of Iranian scientists, her relationship to this subject is necessarily complex, and is even more so now given a political climate in which certain views are increasingly suspect. As part of her work, she delves into themes such as dissent and exile – even her own complicated relationship with politics, theology and science.
Javid Tafazoli Born in 1982 in Bojnourd, Iran, Tafazoli graduated in photography from the University of Applied Science and Technology in Ahwaz, Iran. He is currently works with news agencies and press as a freelance photojournalist. His photography interests include social documentary and photojournalism.
Yamin was born in Evanston, Illinois and lives in Los Angeles. Her work almost exclusively begins with appropriated sources – war photography, TIME magazines, negatives that once belonged to her grandfather – that are then dissected, reorganized, and often obliterated according to disparate systems of sacred geometry, neurological visual distortions, and modernist experiments in geometric abstraction.is a contemporary artist best known for his strategically blurred and altered photographs. Born in 1963 in Najaf, Iraq, his works merge stills from films, artifacts, photos, and paintings to present topics of past trauma, reality, and dreams.
All events are free and open to the public.
Special Events :
• Young Artist Studio: Manipulated Photography
Tuesdays and Wednesday, February 7 – March 22, 2017, 3:30-5:30 Open studio and workshops for ages 11-21
• Artist talk with Laleh Mehran Wednesday, February 8, 6pm
• Artist talk with Golnar Adili Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 5pm
Remembering Tehran: A Decade’s Review – Adili will discuss the beginning of her art practice including an architecture travel grant to Tehran, the stages of her artistic development, and the non-boundaries between craft, design and fine art in her own work.
Exhibition Organization and Sponsorship Presence: Reflections on the Middle East is organized by Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Center for Visual Art (CVA). Generous support is provided by MSU Denver’s College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. CVA Annual Sponsors are MSU Denver Student Affairs Board, SpringHill Suites Downtown at MSU Denver, Jan and Fred Mayer Fund, Marcia Gold Naiman Fund, Campbell Foundation Fund and BBVA Compass Bank.
The exhibition is curated by Cecily Cullen, Managing Director / Curator of CVA, Leila Armstrong, Visiting Faculty – Art History, Theory and Criticism, MSU Denver, and Natascha Seideneck, Visiting Faculty – Photography, MSU Denver.
965 Gallery Concurrent Exhibition Resound: Reverberations Between Artist and Place,
February 3 – April 8, 2017 965 Gallery, a student-run gallery at the CVA, will feature a photography exhibition – concurrent with Presence – of four artists exploring natural environments and their relation to them. Artists include MSU Denver student Andrew Duffy, MSU Denver alumni Kristin Buck, and Colorado artists Cori Storb and Michael Sandoval.
About CVA Metropolitan State University of Denver Center for Visual Art is the off-campus contemporary art center that leverages bold exhibitions, immersive education and entrepreneurial workforce development to provide diverse, high-quality art experiences that advance the global urban dialogue. The center is open to all and has free admission. For more information, visit msudenver.edu/cva.
During exhibitions, the CVA is open until 8 pm on First and Third Fridays.
I'm Sorry, I Forgive You (detail), photograph/ diptych, 2012
8+9, two photos cut and intermixed, 2016
No. 4 Stroll Inside Qashqai Carpet from the Mirror Garden series, digital print on Plexiglass, mirror and Qashqai carpet, 2013
Inscribe, mixed media, photographic film, resin, maple board, 2011
Dominant Policy (still image), single channel HD digital video, 2013
The Bridge, digital photography, 2005
MCA DENVER - JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT
Join MCA Denver for the opening celebration of:
BASQUIAT BEFORE BASQUIAT: EAST 12TH STREET, 1979-1980 RYAN MCGINLEY: THE KIDS WERE ALRIGHT WALL WRITERS: GRAFFITI IN ITS INNOCENCE
6PM VIP Preview Sold Out 7:30PM-MIDNIGHT Opening Celebration
Dress code: Downtown Tickets: $30 Members | $40 Nonmembers (Include 2 drink tokens good for house wine or beer)
MCA Denver is pleased to announce Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980. The exhibition includes the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village. This archival material provides rare insight into the artistic life of Basquiat before he was recognized as a prominent painter in the early 1980s. While living in this apartment, Basquiat’s creative impulses moved fluidly from his SAMO tags on the surrounding streets and neighborhood into a more sustained practice in their shared home. Through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, a notebook, and other ephemera, as well as Adler’s numerous photographs from this period, this exhibition explores how the context of life in New York informed and formed Basquiat’s artistic practice.
As Adler notes, “From mid-1979 to mid-1980, I lived with Jean in three different apartments, but for most of that time in an apartment that we moved into and shared on East 12th St. This was a time before Jean had canvases to work with, so he used whatever he could get his hands on, as he was constantly creating. The derelict streets of the East Village provided his raw materials and he would bring his finds up the six flights of stairs to incorporate into his art. Jean was able to make money for paint and his share of the rent, which was $80 a month, by selling sweatshirts on the street. He knew that he was a great artist."
Spanning four galleries on the first floor of MCA Denver, the exhibition and book will present New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s through the prism of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s art and provide a window into the art-rich time that he emerged from as well as impacted so profoundly. It will sharpen and deepen our understanding of this artist at a vital yet mostly unknown, or at least under-discussed, moment of his career. Ultimately, this exhibition will attest to Basquiat’s virtuosity in formation—the creative impulses that yielded a distinctive voice, but also the many diversions or paths he explored as he was developing a signature style.
Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980 is on view from February 11, 2017 to May 7, 2017. The exhibition is curated by Nora Burnett Abrams. Join us for the opening celebration on February 10, 6PM-MIDNIGHT.
The exhibition is supported by presenting sponsors Henry and Lorie Gordon and a generous gift from Daniel Benel and Lena Fishman. MCA Denver exhibitions are also sponsored in part by the Director's Vision Society. MCA Denver also thanks the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
Basquiat performing in apartment, c.1979-1980. Photograph
Basquiat performing in apartment, 1980
Basquiat performing in apartment, c.1979-1980.
Painted Television in the apartment, c.1979-1980.
The accompanying publication includes essays that delve more deeply into particular aspects of this period. The writer and archivist Sur Rodney Sur explores the use of words and text in Basquiat’s work, looking specifically at the objects in Adler’s archive. Malu Halasa, a noted writer who also lived in downtown New York at this time, discusses the importance of Adler’s photographs as historical documentation of Basquiat’s early art and processes. Nora Burnett Abrams, curator at MCA Denver, places these works in the art historical context of Basquiat’s oeuvre and also the art of the downtown scene. Dense with images and bolstered by critical texts, the publication presents the nuanced dynamic between Basquiat and his immediate context. Additional contributors include writers Luc Sante and Darryl Pinckney, musicians Michael Holman, Felice Rosser, and Jennifer Jazz, historian Bud Kliment, and filmmaker Sara Driver.
Three Concurrent Exhibitions:
Stacey Steers "Trilogy" New and Recent multimedia works from the Edge of Alchemy, Phantom Canyon and Night Hunter film series
Kiki Smith Select Works from the artist’s Jacquard Tapestry series
Kahn + Selesnick "Dreams of the Drowning World" Recent photographs from Truppe Fledermaus and the Carnival at the End of the World
March 16 to May 6, 2017 Opening Thursday, March 16th | 6-8pm
Robischon Gallery is pleased to present three concurrent exhibitions featuring works by the highly-celebrated artist, Kiki Smith, recognized filmmaker, Stacey Steers, and widely exhibited artists, Kahn + Selesnick. The visually poetic work of Smith, Steers and Kahn + Selesnick offer unique entry into complex, dream-like worlds, where human, flora and fauna interrelate and myth and metaphor merge. Each featured innovative artist employs a multifaceted approach toward their practice. Whether through utilizing the means of sculpture, prints or textile; filmmaking, collage, or drawing; or by the primary medium of photography – it is their shared visual sensibilities along with the marriage of handwork and sophisticated technologies which further unites. In the overall three part exhibition, a range of media will be presented to include large and small scale work in photography, film, textile, sculpture and collage.
STACEY STEERS Brief Bio
Stacey Steers’ installation presentations featuring film, sculpture and collage have been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, (Washington, D.C.), the Denver Art Museum, and the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg, Germany, among other venues and the artist’s work has been collected widely, nationally and internationally. Her animated short films have screened throughout the U.S. and abroad, and have received numerous awards. Steers’ films have been included in the Sundance FF, Telluride FF, New Directors New Films (New York), Rotterdam IFF, and screened at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), and MoMA and won prizes at the Chicago Underground Film Festival, the Black Maria Film Festival and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. She is a recipient of major grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital and the American Film Institute and was the focus of a major retrospective at the 2015 Annecy Festival of Animation in Annecy, France. Steers also received the Brakhage Vision Award at the 2012 Denver IFF.
KIKI SMITH Brief Bio
Kiki Smith’s work has been the subject of numerous one-person exhibitions worldwide including over 25 solo museum exhibitions, including the retrospectives Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980-2005 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which traveled to the Walker Art Center, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, Kiki Smith: Sojourn at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum (2009), and Kiki Smith: Prints, Books, and Things at the Museum of Modern Art (2004). She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is the recipient of several awards including the 2012 National Medal of Arts, conferred by Hillary Clinton; the 2010 Nelson A. Rockefeller Award, Purchase College School of the Arts; the 2009 Edward MacDowell Medal, and the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture in 2000, among others. In 2006, Smith was recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the “TIME 100: The People Who Shape Our World.” She is an adjunct professor at NYU and Columbia University. Kiki Smith is represented by Pace Gallery.
KAHN + SELESNICK Brief Bio
Graduates of Washington University at St. Louis, Kahn + Selesnick have been awarded artist residencies at Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts; the Djerrasi Artist Program, Woodside, California; and Toni Morrison’s Atelier Program at Princeton University, New Jersey. Their work has been shown in more than eighty solo exhibitions throughout the US and Belgium and in group exhibitions in China, France, Germany, Monaco, and Norway. Museum exhibitions include: Brooklyn Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography and Field Museum, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck, Germany, and Cape Cod Museum of Art. Their work is in the permanent collections of the LA County Museum of Art, Boston Public Library, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fogg Museum of Art, National Portrait Gallery, the Denver Art Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Edge of Alchemy,37.5 x 50 inches, collaged archival film still (Courtesy Robischon Gallery)
Earth Ed. 10 Jacquard tapestry (photo enabled mixed media transfer) 116 x 75 inches (Courtesy Robischon Gallery)
Kahn + Selesnick
The Sorceress, pigment print, 36 x 36 inches (Courtesy Robischon Gallery)
DAVID B SMITH
Moving Mountains and Range: Of Masters Of Photography Penelope Umbrico.
March 10 – April 15, 2017 Opens Friday, March 10, 6-8 PM 2017 Free and open to the public
David B. Smith Gallery is pleased to present the photographic works of Penelope Umbrico. Gleaning from the series, Moving Mountains and Range: Of Masters of Photography, this exhibition will draw attention to the ongoing project where Umbrico pays homage to the mountain and the master historical photographers who captured this subject. Using her iPhone and myriad apps and filters, Umbrico reshoots images taken by artists like Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. In doing so, she explores the mutability of both the enduring subject matter and the supposedly long-standing nature of the image itself. Selected public collections include Denver Art Museum, Guggenheim Museum (NY), International Center of Photography (NY), McNay Museum of Art (TX), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Contemporary Photography (IL), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Museum of Modern Art (NY), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), among others. She lives in New York City.
Adams with Bokeh TVscreen SplitScreen and Lightleak, 2014
32x40, digital c-print
Weston with CalotypeSepiaPaleOyster2 GrungeScratch SplitScreen and Lightleak (IMG_2188), 2014
32x45, digital c-print
Adams with Grunge IntensePeach Pop SplitScreen and Lightleak, 2014
32x40, digital c-print
Adams with SummerGlow SplitScreen and Lightleak, 2014
32x40, digital c-print
Weston with MultiExposure PopArt and SplitScreen, 2014
11x14, digital c-print
BASIC PICTURES Joseph Coniff
March 4 - April 15, 2017 Opens March 4, 6:00-9:00 PM
Basic Pictures is held in conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography 2017 and aligns closely with this year’s theme: Between the Medium, Seeing Photographically. The intention with this topic is to provide a survey of how artists use photo-based media and tools in unconventional ways to realize their visions, moving it out of its traditional category.
In Basic Pictures, Joseph Coniff’s ultimate works are paintings, but the method he uses to create them involve multiple photographic techniques. Starting with everyday mark-making instruments like Sharpies, Coniff makes gestural sketches on copy paper which he then captures using a flatbed scanner. This harkens back to the photograms of Man Ray: darkroom works where the artist bypassed the middle-media of negatives by layering objects directly onto photographic paper, resulting in collaged imagery that can vary from ghostly to sharp, to surreal and dreamlike. With the scanned images at his palette, Coniff, like many modern photographers, employed software to manipulate the results: enlarging, zooming, cropping, and recomposing them to produce the source material for the paintings. Through this process he explores how photographers capture and modify their basic images to look at things in greater detail and achieve a deeper sense of understanding.
Joseph Coniff (b. 1981) received a BFA in studio art from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and design in 2011. His work has been included in New American Paintings, Creative Quarterly, Studio Visit Magazine, and Vogue Espana. Coniff was listed as one of Denver’s 2012 Top Up-and-Coming Artists and was featured as one of Denver Westword’s 100 Colorado Creatives in 2014. He has received two Best of Denver Westword awards, both for RULE Gallery solo exhibitions: the first in 2012, and the second in 2014. Coniff’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
RULE Gallery has exhibited contemporary abstract and conceptual works, including paintings, sculpture, photography, and works on paper, by both established and emerging national artists, since 1991. The gallery has locations in Denver, Colorado, and Marfa, Texas.
Four Flowers (in detail), 2016 acrylic and enamel on canvas 40 1/2 x 36 inches
Including Yellow (in full detail), Four Flowers (in greater detail), 2016 installation view
WALKER FINE ART
Opens Friday, March 10, 2017, 5-9 PM First Friday: April 7, 2017, 5-8 PM On view March 10 - April 28, 2017
Featuring: Bonny Lhotka, Robert Buelteman, Karalee Kuchar, Zelda Zinn, Emma Powell, Sally Stockhold, Jean Albus, Anne Arden McDonald, Jim Gmeiner, Julie Anand
Photography is 190 years young, and there is still much unexplored terrain. The artists featured in this exhibition for Denver’s Month in Photography raise some interesting questions about what photography can be. From the earliest experiments and methods, to post-process inclusions, to developing entirely original printing methods, these artists are directly manipulating photographic ingredients to push boundaries and create innovative, far-reaching concepts that help to define the broad range of photography today.
This exhibit is juried and curated by Bobbi Walker of Walker Fine Art and Patti Hallock of the Society for Photographic Education.
Bonny Lhotka has been mixing photography with traditional and digital media for 25 years. Most recently, she has been working with a UV pigment printer to image photographs on aluminum. This is an alternative photographic process that she developed and has not been used by anyone else. Bonny will be displaying this process in a tiled installation of organic elements.
Robert Buelteman uses neither camera, nor lens, nor digital appliances; his technique has more in common with Chinese ink brush painting and improvisational jazz than with the traditions of photography. For him, the arduous process of imaging is a spiritual practice, and like every brush stroke or note played, each application of light cannot be rehearsed or undone.
Karalee Kuchar uses images of motion to help us experience a duration of time that would otherwise be invisible to the unaided eye. She lays this map of time out in a panoramic scheme to allow the viewer to understand.
Zelda Zinn developed her newest series from thinking about the earliest experiments in light, optics, and the fixed image. By building a light source and using a blade to slice through the overlaying paper, she returns to those fundamental elements of photography, but from a post-analog perspective. The resulting image can be best described as digital photograms.
Emma Powell has created a photographic fairy tale about the journey of a character and the world she inhabits. Svala’s Saga is printed using the historic palladium process coated over a digital/pigment under-print. This hybrid technique evokes hand-colored or painted photographs.
Sally Stockhold has created a new series, “The Kitchen Sink Chronicles”, depicting abstracted renditions of her daughter’s dirty dishes as a beautiful mess. The photographs are printed with archival color ink on watercolor paper, and then enhanced by hand with colored pencils, pastels & watercolors.
Jean Albus’ theme of her installation and accompanying photography pieces is homage; an attempt to honor and describe the indescribable using alternative photographic processes and mixed media. Her work references her personal experience to, and honor of, nature.
Anne Arden McDonald has been experimenting with different ways of generating an image on photographic paper for years. Using well-known processes like the photogram, she invented other ways of producing images without using a negative, creating camera-less photographs with introduction of certain chemistries on silver gelatin paper.
Jim Gmeimer creates enclosed studio arrangements to photograph suspended, balanced arrangements of Stargazer Lillies. The flower and leafs are photographed as multiple exposures in numbers of 20-40, and then merged together to create a final image.
Julie Anand is intrigued by the way that satellites mark space and have become markers of time. She photographs Cold War ruins from an elevated perspective, and then maps the specific satellites present in the sky at each site at the moment of photographing using a satellite tracking application. She then merges the multi-layered tracings of these mappings into the appropriate photograph to give visual weight to the density of what is imperceptible miles above us.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017, 5-9 pm at the gallery in the Prado building on 11th & Cherokee Streets in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District. The reception is free and open to the public, and the artists will be in attendance.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-5pm, and First Fridays, or by appointment. For further information call 303-355-8955, or visit: www.walkerfineart.com.
Walker Fine Art is a member of the Golden Triangle Museum District and the Denver Art Dealers Association.
The gallery is located just blocks from the Denver Art Museum in the Prado building on 11th Avenue and Cherokee Street.
Walker Fine Art
300 West 11th Ave #A Denver, Colorado, 80204 303.355.8955
Paper Skies works by Brenda Biondo Of Progress works by Alpert + Kahn Opens: Thursday, March 2, 5 - 8 pm On View: March 2 - April 15, 2017
Goodwin Fine Art is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions during Month of Photography, featuring recent work by Brenda Biondo and Alpert + Kahn.
Brenda Biondo’s ongoing series Paper Skies continues to investigate new and unexpected abstract compositions that are created by re-photographing archived images of the sky taken at various times of the day. Biondo takes the existent photograph and proceeds to cut, fold and reshape the printed image. The altered original image is then re-photographed against the backdrop of a new sky. Through this process that is both equal part chance and intentional Biondo delves further into the basic tenets of abstraction and visual perception through her newly discovered composition.
The duo Alpert + Kahn, comprised of Douglas Kahn and Renee Alpert work in tandem to produce geometric abstractions from their photographs of urban construction and industrial sites located in the western states region. Their initial untouched photograph provides the structural framework or armature for the drawing process they engage in to create their elaborate and labyrinth-like compositions.
1255 Delaware St, Denver, CO 80204 Gallery Hours: Tue - Fri 11:00 - 5:30 PM Saturday - 11:00 - 4:00 PM and by Appointment 303.573.1255
Modality no. 1, dye sublimation on aluminum, 47 x 47 in
Alpert + Kahn
From Here to There, archival pigment print on aluminum, 23.5 x 52.5 in.
MCA DENVER - RYAN MCGINLEY
RYAN MCGINLEY: THE KIDS WERE ALRIGHT
February 11, 2017 - August 20, 2017
6PM VIP Preview Sold Out
7:30PM-MIDNIGHT Opening Celebration
Dress code: Downtown Tickets: $30 Members | $40 Nonmembers (Include 2 drink tokens good for house wine or beer)
MCA Denver is pleased to announce Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright. The exhibition will feature early photographs by McGinley, whose pioneering, documentary-style approach captured the antics and daily activities of himself, his friends, and collaborators in lower Manhattan in the late 1990s. Occupying the entire second level of MCA Denver, the exhibition focuses on McGinley’s work from 1998 to 2003, from his earliest forays into photography to his rise to national prominence. The photographs present intimate moments of both exhilaration and introspection, often within a mundane setting, and demonstrate a sweeping range of emotions. McGinley’s works capture the essence of his lifestyle at the time: gritty, daring, and focused on moments of both pleasure and tedium, as well as illicit activities. Unstaged and unedited, McGinley’s use of light imbues all of the works with an intensity and profound emotional depth. They may depict a figure as brooding and contemplative or bursting with joyful exuberance. McGinley’s photos and Polaroids continually elevate these everyday moments and allow them to pulsate with life. A rare instance of the artist re-examining his earliest major body of work, which was titled The Kids Are Alright, the exhibition at MCA Denver features many never-before-printed images. Additionally, over 1500 of McGinley’s Polaroids, which have never before been exhibited, will wrap the museum’s second floor. For this series, he documented nearly every visitor to his home and studio over the course of four years. Works by Dash Snow and Dan Colen, two of McGinley's closest collaborators during this early period, complete the exhibition. Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright is on view from February 11, 2017 to August 20, 2017. The exhibition is curated by Nora Burnett Abrams. Join us for the opening celebration on February 10, 6PM-MIDNIGHT. Ryan McGinley (born 1977, Ramsey, NJ) earned a BFA in graphic design from Parsons School of Design in 2000. The year prior to his graduation from Parsons, McGinley self-published a book titled The Kids Are Alright, which earned him the attention of New York’s art scene. Since then, McGinley’s photographs have been shown at institutions around the world, including MoMA PS1, New York; the National Portrait Gallery, London; Kunsthalle, Vienna; and MACRO, Rome. In 2003, when he was 25, McGinley was the youngest artist to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. His work is in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. He is represented by Team Gallery, New York; Ratio 3 Gallery, San Francisco; and Galerie Perrotin, Paris. Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright is supported by Gucci and in part by the Director's Vision Society. MCA Denver also thanks the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
Having Sex ( Polaroids). 1999.C-print, 30x40 inches.
Self Portrait Bathroom, 2000. C-print
The exhibition will be accompanied by a multi-author catalogue, co-published with Skira Rizzoli. It will include a critical essay by Nora Burnett Abrams, a conversation between the artist and Dan Colen, and contributions by Aaron Bondaroff, Leo Fitzpatrick, Marc Hundley, Teddy Liouliakis, Lizzy McChesney, George Pitts, Agathe Snow, and Jack Walls. The book will feature 1500+ of McGinley’s Polaroids as well as never-before-published photographs included in the exhibition.
What are the Wild Waves Saying:
Zak Rose and Kyle Seis April 7 - 29 2017 Opening Saturday, April 8, 6-11PM
Dateline presents What are the Wild Waves Saying featuring new works by Zak Rose and Kyle Seis. Both artists are interested in pushing the boundaries of what constitutes a photograph and do so in playful and meaningful ways. Zak's works take the very personal feeling of isolation that often draws a photographer to the medium and glitches/modifies street photographs to create harmony and balance in a world he feels has little of either. Kyles investigations in light, space, shape, and form echo Zak's work aesthetically but move further into abstraction, being both very sculptural and present at times and then soothing and almost elusive at others.
Jóga Boyd and Daniel Alexander Orr Friday March 3 - 31 2017 Opening Saturday, March 4, 6-11PM
Dateline presents A Collection of Egos featuring the photographic documentation of people who use and abuse life to the maximum. Joga Boyd is a black Trans man based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Boyd has been in recovery from drugs and alcohol and their day job is being a drug and alcohol counselor. Under the handle of @egomaps35mm on Instagram Boyd documents the daily lives of the people they meet with little to no regard for what is considered taboo in America today. The result is haunting and genuine work that serves as a startling yet beautiful expose into the darker side of the human condition.
Daniel Alexander Orr investigates themes of isolation and transience through images of nature's clash with human desire and longing. In contrast to Jogas work, Daniel’s work examines restraint and distance through sampled views of daily life and portraiture, confronting the dichotomous pull between destruction and preservation - socially, politically, personally and existentially. His work is defined by the loose separation that exists between a singular ego and collective ego/ collective consciousness, the camera serving as a mediation between the two.
3004 Larimer Street Denver, Colorado 80205 www.ddaatteelliinnee.com 303.505.2127 Hours: Thursday-Saturday: 1pm-5pm Sunday-Monday: Closed By appointment or by chance all other times
CURTIS ARTS CENTER GREENWOOD VILLAGE
Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
Richard Alden Peterson
April 3 - April 28, 2017 Opens April 8, 6-8pm
Richard Alden Peterson, a 65 year old California native, is an experimental Colorado photographer since 1987, an arts community organizer, a photography teacher, and creator of an ongoing creative artist portrait series originally instigated in conjunction with MCA Denver. His imaginative art photos have been exhibited widely, and are in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. For more than 53 passionate years his obsessions with creative photography and writing led him to unexpected and exciting adventures. In the mid-1970s, he became Aerial Photography for an early Punk 'zine, Search & Destroy. During this immersion into the eclectic San Francisco Punk scene, he photographed emerging legends passing through such as Iggy Pop, Blondie, Talking Heads and The Ramones.
In 1987, he moved to Denver to work as an advertising photographer for an upscale fashion store, Printemps. He stayed in Colorado with a Denver studio, continuing to create atmospheric portraits, and manipulated images.In 2012, the far-sighted MCA Denver museum director Adam Lerner gave Richard his first museum show where he appeared alongside prints created for Bruce Conner with Punk photos and artist portraits. And, still a passionate and driven artist, he continually creates new and unique art at his mountaintop studio outside of Denver.
About the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center Originally built as a one room schoolhouse in 1914 to serve ten local students, the historic, brick building is now home to the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center. The Curtis School was formally opened in 1914 with no running electricity or water. The 1 acre of land the school sits on was originally donated by area resident Mary J. Curtis in 1901. In 1991 the building was dedicated as the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center. Today, the Curtis Center continues to be a learning center for the arts. The center offers art instruction, rotating visual arts exhibits, lectures and the occasional performance. The Curtis Arts and Humanities Center is owned and operated by the City of Greenwood Village.
The Denver Art Museum is including photography and photographic based work in two major exhibitions durning The Month of Photography.
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place Opens February 19, 2017 - 10-5 Pm February 19, 2017 – October 22, 2017 Hamilton Building - Level 4
Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out On View through May 14, 2017 Hamilton Building - Level 3
Anderman Lecture Series Sharp Auditorium, Denver Art Museum April 20, 2017
Month of Photography Lecture Series Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum March 3, 17, 23, 30
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place Opens February 19, 2017 - 10-5 Pm Hamilton Building - Level 4
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place will feature site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West.
Energizing and vibrant artwork will be presented by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin). These artists examine diverse narratives of migration and the complex layering of cultures throughout the Western United States through ideas related to labor, nostalgia, memory, visibility, and displacement. Installations will incorporate mixed-media, performance-based video art, digital animation, fiber constructions, painting, sculpture, and ceramics. To foster creativity and provide insight into the artistic process, the on-site development of the installations will be visible to the public beginning in December 2016, with scheduled opportunities for visitors to engage with artists. The exhibition will open February 19, 2017, and will be on view through October 22 of that year.
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place is organized by the Denver Art Museum, and is curated by Rebecca Hart, Polly and Mark Addison Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the DAM. An exhibition catalog will be available in The Shops and online. Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place is organized by the DAM. It is generously funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Vicki and Kent Logan, the 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.
Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out Hamilton Building - Level 3
British artist Damien Hirst famously said, “Art survives through its effect on others.” As a leader in the contemporary art world, he, like his peers, considers making art a way to convey ideas about culture, human relationships, the environment, and politics. The artworks included in Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out have the potential to invite or even incite conversation about the world around us. The outlandish presentation of ideas using simplified or crude depictions, everyday materials, or riffs on cultural conventions helps infuse contemporary art with provocative, sometimes challenging, content.
This installation will feature the Denver Art Museum’s collection of contemporary art and signature loans from local collectors. Audacious highlights, among others, works by Franz Ackermann, Brian Alfred, Christo, Tracey Emin, John Fudge, Philip Guston, Damien Hirst, Martin Maloney, Ana Mendieta, and Shirin Neshat.
Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is presented with generous support from Vicki and Kent Logan, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Month of Photography Lecture Series: Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum
For 2017’s Month of Photography Denver, The Denver Art Museum is pleased to present four Front Range photographers working across the diverse spectrum of the medium.
Doors open at 6:30 pm; Lectures begin at 7:00 pm. March 3: Carol Golemboski March 17: Andrew Beckham March 23: Gary Emrich March 30: Benjamin Rasmussen
Denver Art Museum Lecture Series Wendy Red Star - Decolonizing Photography Wednesday, March 22, Doors open at 6:30 pm; Lectures at 7:00 pm. North Building, Lower level
Anderman Photography Lecture Series Matthew Brandt Thursday, April 20, Doors open at 6:30 pm; Lectures at 7:00 pm.
Xochi Solis - We were not always fallen from the mountain
2016. Gouache, house paint, acrylic, spray paint, Dura-lar film, digitally printed vinyl, SolarFast™ shadow prints, naturally-dyed and handmade paper, colored paper, and found images.
Wendy Red Star
Pretty Medicine Pipe & Old Crow (1873 Crow Delegation), 2017. Pigment print on silver rag; 9x10 in.
Lecture Wednesday, March 22 7 pm, North Building, lower level
ARVADA CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Double Exposure: An Exhibition of Photography and Video Main Gallery
January 19 - March 26, 2017 Opens: January 19 from 6 - 9 PM. Free and Open to the Public
Participating Artists: Chrissy Espinoza Dana Forsberg Sonja Hinrichsen Shannon Kelly Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn Ryan Ruehlen Yoshitomo Saito Debra Sanders Dylan Scholinski Dave Seiler Krista Steinke Kari Treadwell Edie Winograde
Stop/Look/See Photography by James Milmoe Upper and Theatre Galleries
January 19 - March 26, 2017 Opens: January 19 from 6 - 9 PM. Free and Open to the Public Artist talk with Jim Milmoe in March 11 at 11:00 a.m
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80003 720.898.7200
On View March 10th - April 24th, 2017 Opens March 10th, 6-9pm
The Denver Collage Club is a gathering of local and international collage artists who have been gathering, sharing and exploring ideas on the topic of collage today.
Artists on View: Mario Zoots, Matthew Rose, Laura Shill, Adam Milner, Samuel Mata, Colin Ward, Melissa Lynn, Kyle Huninghake, David H Tippits, Paula Gillen, Janice McDonald, Jeromie Dorrance, Mark Sink, Taylor Balkissoon, Mado Reznik, Susan Goldstein, George Perez, Coleman Mummery, Alicia Bailey, John Barnard, Kate Brackley, Suchitra Mattai, Zelko Nedic, Koko Bayer, Amber Cobb, Jaime Carrejo,Bruce Price, Phil Bender, Theresa Anderson, Richard Shaffer, Andrew Huffman, Lucas T. McMahon
Alto Gallery opened in February 2016 in the Berkley neighborhood of Denver,CO. "Alto" means "high" in Spanish, and it's a reference not only to our "Mile High" locale, but to the heights for which we strive. While considering a long list of names, Alto was undergoing extensive remodeling that exposed our beautiful, high barreled wood ceiling . Altogether, the name fit.
BACK BEFORE DARK New Works by Jack Ludlam February 25th - April 4th, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25th 2017, 6p.m. - 10p.m.
Denver, CO - (FEBRUARY 25th 2017) SVPER ORDINARY Gallery is pleased to present BACK BEFORE DARK, a collection of photographs by Denver-based artist/photographer Jack Ludlam. This exhibition will mark Jack’s second solo show at SVPER ORDINARY. Please join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, February 25th from 6pm-10pm. The artist will be in attendance.
There is something to be said for the person that steers away from the mechanical manifestations of the modern day world. This type of person might disregard monetary gain in order to produce a good or service that is truly reliable and often gets neglected or even forgotten in the fast paced, commercial world that we have constructed. Rather than encouraging mass production, cheap prices, and convenience, we as part of a community can look to these craftspeople for inspiration and guidance. The inspiration gained from these "makers" (those who work with their hands), led Jack to embrace traditional film photography rather than digital processes. Support from his family enabled him to purchase his first film camera, a Hasselblad 500cm. In 2013, Jack graduated from Regis University with a BA in Visual Arts (with an emphasis in photography). The practice and tangibility of shooting and working in the dark room and producing photographs with his hands immediately connected with Jack, allowing him to
About SVPER ORDINARY
Since 2010, SVPER ORDINARY (then, Super Ordinary Gallery) has been exhibiting emerging modern and contemporary artists from its pop-up location in Denver’s RiNo District. In November 2013, the well-regarded art space relaunched as SVPER ORDINARY Gallery + Boutique. SVPER ORDINARY has evolved the original gallery and art aspect to include a highly-curated collection of beautifully designed home goods and accessories with an emphasis on artful living. This new direction signals not only the growth of SVPER ORDINARY, but also Denver’s expanding creative and lifestyle culture. Enhancing the landscape of local retail o erings in Denver, the gallery + retail concept will o er patrons a comprehensive art and design experience. The founders of SVPER ORDINARY (Josh Wills, Tran Wills, Pedro Barrios and Bryan Cavanagh) all extend from established backgrounds in art, design and fashion. Together the group form a distinct creative point-of-view and are respected as leaders in the Denver creative community. Inspired by a vast network of contemporary creative’s, the partners look to collaborate with local, national and international artists and designers.
Opens Saturday, March 11th - 7-9p March 11 - March 31, 2017
Eight artists Jon Furlong knows and works with - Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson, ROA, Faile, VHILS, Tristan Eaton, D*Face and Cyrcle.
Jonathan Furlong (b.1981) is a Southern California native, best classified as a self-taught lifestyle and street photographer. Most notably, Furlong has been a main component of documenting Shepard Fairey’s work and notorious installs behind the lens. In Furlong’s hyper-critical, high-anxiety mind, he finds ways to capture an essence of beauty and chaos in an authentic form. Similar to the environment of his immediate involvement with Shepard’s projects, his style can best be described as unpredictable, surreptitious, and pragmatic. While others attempt to recreate a meaning with a photo, Jon embraces what people may try and manipulate— the abominable truth, in his work. To him, the art of photography is preserving moments for eternity, so those who come across his work can see the past that set the future.
Located in Denver, Colorado, Black Book Gallery is one of the area’s most active and varied contemporary art hubs. Co-founders Tom Horne and Will Suitts founded Black Book Gallery in 2010. Black Book Gallery firmly believes that the artist is just as import as the work, demonstrating a clear respect and commitment to the creative process. This belief allows the artist to have complete creative freedom from show inception to installation and beyond.
In addition to cultivating strong relationships with artists, Black Book Gallery is passionate about helping individuals and institutions who are interested in expanding their collections. Please inquire about licensing, installations and commissions from featured artists.
From Photolucida in Portland Oregon, 200 photographer finalists work was viewed and voted on by over 200 esteemed international photography professionals. From the finalist group, the Top 50 are named and awarded. This group is being presented during the Month of Photography.
Although there are seemingly infinite ways of making photographs - and as many opinions about their value - one of photography’s universal tools is its ability to become a tangible record of time. Whether that is achieved through the capture of a specific moment, or if a series of images present a visual journal of a photographer’s personal journey, these moments lend themselves to clichés that speak of time. The passing of time, time is of the essence, the work is “big time” or it might be ahead of its time.
When exploring the fantastic photographs created by the Critical Mass finalists, it may, at first, seem tricky to find a thematic thread that weaves its way throughout the work. After all, the photographers presented their work without parameters that locked them into to a specific theme. And yet, time after time, when looking at the photographs selected from this collection of 50 finalists, you can’t help but see time staring back at you. Some of the images are lost in time, some seem to have been created in a time warp, others feel timely, some suspend time and a few make you exclaim: “It’s about time!”
Each of these 50 images are part of a separate story. How you decide to see them, either through a narrative presented by the photographer, or via your own imagination, is up to you. Take your time. You might find that in each case they do more than suspend time; they become timeless.
Critical Mass is an annual online program that makes connections within the photography community. Photographers at any level, from anywhere in the world, submit a portfolio of 10 images.
Through a pre-screening process, the field is narrowed to a group of 200 finalists who go on to have their work viewed and voted on by over 200 esteemed international photography professionals.
From the finalist group, the Top 50 are named and a series of awards are given, including at least one monograph each year. Photolucida publishes and distributes the award winner’s publication, giving copies of the books to all participating photographers and jurors.
Living room couch We live a simple life in rural New Zealand, my children are alternatively educated and live without TV or modern electronic devises, a lifestyle that may seem unconventional to some, but I am here to celebrate the magical place I choose to live with my family. I document their days, together, in an environment full of nature and uninhibited play. www.nikiboonphotos.com
"Surveillance Landscapes" interrogates how surveillance technology has changed our relationship and understanding of landscape and place in our increasingly intrusive electronic culture.
“We have secrets about traveling you wouldn’t believe and we share with no one but ourselves.” - Huck Lost and Found is a portrait series that examines the individual souls of lost youth who abandon home to travel around the country by hitchhiking and freight train hopping. Within their personal journey driven by wanderlust, escapism or a search for transient jobs, they find a new family in their traveling friends. www.michaeljosephphotographics.com/lost-and-found
ARVADA CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES - JAMES MILMOE
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Stop/Look/See Photography by James Milmoe Upper and Theatre Galleries
January 19 - March 26, 2017 Opens: January 19 from 6 - 9 PM. Free and Open to the Public Artist talk with Jim Milmoe in March TBA
Double Exposure: An Exhibition of Photography and Video Main Gallery
January 19 - March 26, 2017 Opens: January 19 from 6 - 9 PM. Free and Open to the Public
Participating Artists: Chrissy Espinoza Dana Forsberg Sonja Hinrichsen Shannon Kelly Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn Ryan Ruehlen Yoshitomo Saito Debra Sanders Dylan Scholinski Dave Seiler Krista Steinke Kari Treadwell Edie Winograde
The area surrounding the Pawnee National Grassland northeast of Greeley, Colorado has seen a long history of contested land uses. Ranching is the main agricultural activity that has flourished, the landscape dotted by stock tanks and windmills with cowpaths etched between in a large-scale game of Tinkertoy. More recent activities are increasingly intrusive on the landscape. In the last 10 years almost 400 wind turbines were installed on the bench just north of the grassland. At the same time, the discovery of oil and the growing use of fracking has resulted in the drilling of almost 100 wells in the private land that is interspersed within the grassland. These wells are drilled in groups from large pads crowded with equipment. The light pollution at night from both the windmills and oil wells is considerable, not to mention the increase of heavy truck traffic from the oil-field activities.
Interspersed within all of this is another, more ominous neighbor: dozens of nuclear missiles. Installed in the 1960’s in a loose pattern to make destruction by the Russians difficult, these missile silos dot the landscape every few miles or so and sit silently on a hair trigger, surrounded by a tall, barbed-wire fence. Each location has the same characteristic elements: a tall white spike housing a security system, a newer security system mounted on a telephone pole just outside the fence, and a characteristic orange weather vane on one of the fence corners. Once you know all these components, it is easy to pick out the silo locations from the surrounding landscape.
In the end, the most striking thing about the missile silos is the dichotomy between how unobtrusive they are, placed within the peaceful landscape, yet they represent unimaginable destruction. It gives one a pause when you realize what exactly you are looking at.
The exhibition opens Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6-9pm and will be on view through April 28, 2017 at Evan Anderman Photography located at 209 Kalamath, Unit 4, Denver, CO. Gallery hours are by appointment info@EvanAnderman.com.
About Evan Anderman: Anderman’s photography can be found in the collection of the Denver Art Museum as well as many private collections across the country. His work has been exhibited at institutions nationally and internationally, including DongGang International Photo Festival/South Korea, Mt Rokko International Photo Festival/Japan, Denver Public Library, Midwest Center for Photography, The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Arvada Center, American Mountaineering Center, Denver International Airport, The Museum of Outdoor Arts, The Arts Student’s League of Denver, Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery, The Colorado State Capitol, Robischon Gallery, Lamont Gallery, Buttonwood Art Space, and in his own gallery in Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District. In November 2013, Anderman was honored for his unique environmental photography with the inaugural Photo District News (PDN) Duggal Image Maker Award. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of CENTER Santa Fe. Prior to becoming a full-time photographer, Anderman spent decades working as a geologist, and holds a Master’s and a PhD in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a BS in Geological Engineering from Princeton University.
Evan Anderman Photography 209 Kalamath St., Unit 4, Denver, CO 80223 evananderman.com firstname.lastname@example.org 303.832.6200
THE CENTER FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Artist Portfolio Reviews Will be on April 15, 2017 with Hamidah Glasgow and Arlette Kayafas. ______________________________
Juried by the Strange Fire Collective: Jess T. Dugan, Rafael Soldi, Zora J. Murff, and Hamidah Glasgow.
As a response to the current social and political climate in the United States, the Strange Fire Collective is looking for work made by women, people of color, and LGBTQ artists that engages with issues of social justice and critically questions the dominant social hierarchy. Submit by March 19, 2017
Selected artists will be included in a permanent online exhibition on the Strange Fire Collective website and will be featured in the Opening Reception Slide Show on March 31st during the Month of Photography Denver.
January 20 - March 25 Artist talk and Reception March 17th 6-8 pm North Gallery
United Untied (2010-2016) is the most recent form of my ongoing research project, The Poetics of Twinship. Initially my curiosity was driven by science: its capacity to provide evidence was soothing. My first exploration of this work, Twice Upon A Time (2008-2010), shows my obsessive compulsion to prove the validity of my questions. Although science continues to inform my art, it is no longer my central mode of inquiry. I am less concerned now about proof and more curious about the act of questioning itself. What is it like to be a twin? I unfolded the spaces surrounding Question and Answer by opening my process to countless contributors, my two favorites: chance and synchronicity. Perhaps this is because these two ideas are at the root of all identical twins’ existence: one egg spontaneously split into two."
“Singular/Signature” Juried Group Show
March 3 - April 1 Artists’ Reception March 17th, 6-8 pm Main Gallery Juror Alyssa Coppelman
An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. All chosen artists are invited to complimentary portfolio reviews with both the juror Alyssa Coppelman and the Center’s director, lunch and portfolio sharing on the reception weekend. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition.
Juror’s Selection: JP Terlizzi Director’s Selection: Jung S Kim Juror’s Honorable Mention Awards: Michael Sullivan, Kyle Kim, Trevor Messersmith, Theo Stroomer Director’s Honorable Mention Awards: Molly McCall, Natalie Freeman, Jack Long, Anne Hoerter __________________________________
Ville Kansanen “Procession of Spectres”
March 10 - April 29 Reception and artist talk April 14th, 6-8 pm Gould Gallery
"The Procession of Spectres engages with vast landscapes to examine the fragmentary nature of the human condition and the emergence of self." __________________________________
“Animalia” Juried Group Show
April 7 - May 13 Opening reception April 14, 6-8 pm Main Gallery Juror Arlette Kayafas
Animalia: Wild, Worshiped, Caged, Cuddled, Feared, Intelligent, Fabled, Family, Demonized, Eaten, Loved, Endangered, Hunted, Protected, Sentient. It’s complicated. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible for natural selection.
Juror Arlette Kayafas, opened Gallery Kayafas in 2002 in Boston’s historic South End. Kayafas’ interest in art and artists has always been a focus of her curiosity and effort. She believes that as the owner of a gallery she has a responsibility to the artist, the client, the neighborhood, and her colleagues to exhibit only the best works. The gallery has a focus on the emerging artists and pairs such artists with established and well known photographers. _______________________________
Roberto Fernández Ibáñez “Mountains of Uncertainty”
March 31 - May 27 Opening reception May 19, 6-8 pm North Gallery
"I reject the language used to show trends, its statistical models and their projections. But even though their materialistic look, I perceive a kind of aesthetic behind the graphs and their changing geometry. Mountains and mathematical graphs: landscapes similar in shape, but opposite in essence. Behind the ephemeral financial status of companies or countries and the changes in environmental and social trends, lays the serene presence of perennial, undulated mountains that call me to inner peace and reflection."
The Center for Fine Art Photography 400 North College Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80524 email@example.com 970.224.1010 www.c4fap.org
Procession of Spectres
Bertha Medina Shovels Thumbleweeds
Holdup In The Hood_3
Door to Door
Juxtaposed Deer On A Compost Pile
MICHAEL WARREN CONTEMPORARY
"Meeting Her Again"
Sherry Wiggins April 18, 2017 – May 27, 2017 Opening - Friday, April 21, 2017 6-8pm
Artist talk facilitated by Sandra Firmin (Director of the CU Art Museum) Saturday May 13th from 10:30 am to 12.
—— “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
“Throw My Ashes Into the Sea” New Works by Daisy Patton Artist talk with Daisy Patton & Daisy McGowan: Saturday, February 4, 3pm- 5pm
“Creative Destruction” New Works by Margaret Lawless Artist Talk with Margaret Lawless & Janice McDonald, Saturday, February 25, 10:30-12pm
On View January 24, 2017 – March 4, 2017
“Throw My Ashes Into the Sea” New Works by Daisy Patton
January 24, 2017 – March 4, 2017 Artist talk with Daisy Patton & Daisy McGowan: Saturday, February 4, 3pm- 5pm
Join us Saturday, February 4th, Daisy McGowan will lead will lead us through a discussion with Daisy Patton. We'll talk about her current exhibit, "Throw My Ashes Into the Sea" and find out what is happening in these large scale works.
This is the gallery’s 2nd exhibition of Daisy Patton’s ongoing series “Forgetting is So Long.” Patton collects abandoned photographs and then enlarges them beyond their familiar size, before painting over them. These individual photos and family portraits had been discarded, so when she collects them they are detached from any point of reference, leaving them to straddle the lines between non-existent memory and a suggested identity. By painting over them, Patton draws attention to the essence of being and and re-enlivens them with a newly imagined existence.
Daisy Patton resides in Aurora, Colorado. Patton has a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Oklahoma and an MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University. Patton has completed artist residencies at RedLine Contemporary Arts Center in Denver, Eastside International in Los Angeles, and Anythink Libraries in Colorado; she will be an artist in residence at MASS MoCA in March 2017.
Daisy McGowan is Director of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, or GOCA, a position she has served in since July 2010. McGowan has independently and collaboratively curated and produced over 50 exhibits in two gallery spaces for GOCA alongside a range of creative programs, including lecture series, noontime dance parties, mash-up talks and the biennial regional arts festival POLLINATE. McGowan is also an exhibiting artist working in mixed-media with a background in printmaking and sculpture. She received her BA in Studio Art from Colorado College and her MPA from the University of Colorado.
“Creative Destruction” New Works by Margaret Lawless
January 24, 2017 – March 4, 2017 with concurrent exhibit by Daisy Patton
Artist Reception w/ Margaret Lawless, Friday, January 27, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Margaret Lawless with Janice McDonald, Saturday, February 25, 10:30-12pm
Creative destruction is a term used by economists to describe a process of innovation that consequentially replace previous iterations. Margaret Lawless uses this pattern of building and tearing down as both the process for creating her work and also the subject. Beginning with compositions based on the NYC photography of Berenice Abbott, Margaret Lawless creates for us a snapshot of the conditions of our modern society in which old buildings are replaced by the new, and previously conceived technologies are rendered obsolete by new advances. Lawless further uses this idea as a methodology for creating her artwork: building one layer on top of another. Lawless collages, draws and paints one layer over another; she then covers over the entire work before beginning a process of sanding it back down to create something entirely new while revealing the old.
—————— “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.
“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.
“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.
———— 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.
Flower, color photograph, 48 x 48 inches, 2015, Sherry Wiggins (photograph by Luís Filipe Branco)
Denver #45 from "Sign Down"
from "Creative Destruction"
from "Falling Up - Chicago"
from "Missed Connections"
Untitled (In a Meadow) from "Throw My Ashes Into the Sea"
Untitled (Family Ties) from "Throw My Ashes Into the Sea"
Tony Ellis Paul Brokering
February 17th - March 25th, 2017
Opens Friday, February 17th, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The work featured in Vantage Point comes from the overlapping reality of two artists working in Colorado's Front Range and Eastern plains stretching into Nebraska. You might be thinking of bucolic farms or Denver skyline stock photos. Don't. Artists Tony Ellis and Paul Brokering are out to reawaken our experience of the commonplace with a visually powerful response to the question: What makes a photograph fine art? Setting the stage for Denver's Month of Photography, Vantage Point will compel you to decide for yourself.
Tony Ellis photographs are often mistaken for paintings. In his first exhibition at Space Gallery, Ellis elevates the remnants of Denver street art and urban grit into images that live somewhere between super and abstract realism.
A graduate of the West of England College of Art, Ellis works on Colorado wind energy projects. "At first I was taking photographs for fun, then my love of abstract art kicked in and I found myself discovering what I see as "accidental Rothko’s” on abandoned buildings, old trains and rusted ranch equipment."
After several exhibitions in the Midwest, Ellis’s work was acquired for the permanent collections of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2014, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, in 2016.
Ellis returned to Colorado two years ago to focus on Denver's urban environment "and the ephemeral detail of deteriorating graffiti, altered by weather, paint or, better yet, attempts to remove it from places we walk by every day."
Paul Brokering's focus on buildings we might dismiss as mundane artifacts of rural life emerge as bold studies of artistic elements. "We drive by these buildings often and seldom take time to stop and discover the beauty of these structures that never change," he offers. Brokering's emphasis on shape, color, and repeating patterns of built environments draws us away from a building's function to its powerful aesthetic.
Brokering, a native Coloradan and former resident and graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Architecture, returned to Denver ten years ago. Brokering admits that his passion for photography happily coexists with his career as an architect. The instant gratification of digital photography, combining the promise of more control of the creative process and his natural love of gadgets, were a powerful elixir pulling him towards photography.
Brokering has exhibited his photographic work in Colorado and Nebraska since 2005. This is his second exhibition of abstract images at Space Gallery.
Also on the mezzanine a juried exhibition of the work of artma artists Madeleine Dodge, Pat Isaacs, John Matlack.
On View February 17- March 17, 2017 Third Friday Opening Reception, February 17, 5:00-8:00 pm First Friday Art Walk Reception on March 3, 5:00-9:00 pm
Access Gallery will feature two artists who have a very different approach to photographing the human body, Ted Tahquechi and Sophie Klafter, in an exhibit entitled “Bodies of Work”. Ted’s photos are almost sensual in nature and speak to the fluidity and softness of the human form. Klafter’s photographs explore her personal anxieties around disability, femininity, and body image.
Ted Tahquechi is a photographer who is legally blind. His collection of black and white photography showcases the form, curve, and texture of the human body in the Bodyscape style of portraiture. Typically faceless, a Bodyscape is a style of artistic close-up photography where images of the human form convey the impression of landscapes. Work in this style can range from abstract images, to flowing and sensual. While the imagery is of the nude form, it is not explicit, making this collection suitable for all viewers.
Sophie Klafter is an award-winning photographer from New York who lives with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a rare neuromuscular disorder that affects motor and sensory nerves throughout the body, especially in the feet and lower legs. The images in this show have never been shown in a gallery setting. They are a powerful and brave representation of her very personal challenges. Sophie has worked with Access Gallery on a variety of projects, most recently the “25 Stories, 25 Years” project in Boulder. In April 2015, her series of portraits of people coping with physical challenges was featured in American Photo Magazine.
Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities to access and experience the arts.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, 10am-2pm, Wednesday & Thursday, 10am–4:00pm, First Friday, 3-9pm, Third Friday, 3-8pm, Second Saturday, 10am -2pm, and by appointment.
‘Process: the altered photo’ On view in the main gallery from March 18 - April 22, 2017 Opens Saturday, March 18th 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Artist on View: Patrick Loehr, Stacey Page, Nicki Crock, Frances Berry, Daisy Patton, Peter Yumi, Will Lee-Ashley, Vinni Alfonso, Jessica Wohl, Emma Abad, Lori Chung, Corianne Wells, Manny Robertson, Curt Bean, Anitra Isler, Jinsil Lee, and Karen Fisher.
‘Process’ is an exhibit at Helikon Gallery coinciding with Denver’s popular city-wide event, the Month of Photography. Rather than a traditional photography exhibit, the show features artists from Colorado and abroad whose work uses photography as a means to an end rather than an end in itself - manipulation, alteration, and incorporation of photography in other media, such as painting, drawing, digital art, and collage. The show will include work that has both photographic and mixed media elements as a means of illustrating the power and importance of photos in the creation of contemporary art.
Opening reception, Saturday, March 18 (6-10pm);1st Friday, April 7, 2017 (6-10pm). Receptions are free and open to the public including food and drinks.
De/constructing landscape Annie Aqua On view in the annex gallery from March 18 - April 7, 2017 Opens Saturday, March 18th 6:00 - 10:00 PM
In the annex gallery we are pleased to present ‘de/constructing landscape,’ a solo show of new works by Annie Aqua. Continuing a three-year long project, this series focuses on freeways, exploring the ways in which they function as public or private spaces in between the city and the suburbs, and how they are experienced in time and space. These structures, immediately recognized as iconic and everlasting elements of the suburban American landscape, are taken as a jumping-off point for processes of defamiliarization and disorientation. The artist’s own intervention seeks to deconstruct a societal structure and propose alternate trajectories of experience and understanding.
1st Friday, April 7, 2017 (6-10pm). Receptions are free and open to the public including food and drinks.
Helikon Gallery & Studios is a multifaceted arts community located in Denver’s River North (RiNo) Art District. Opened in October 2013, Helikon has earned a reputation as a high level exhibition space for contemporary Illustrative Arts, ranging from portraiture, illustration, and gure work to imaginative and narrative art from around the United States. The building is a repurposed warehouse comprised of two art galleries, 14 artists’ studios, a coffee bar & retail space, and a classroom space. Helikon is always free to the public, our regular hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 6pm.
March 11 - April 8th, 2017 Opens Saturday, March 11, 7-11 pm Artist Lecture with Tya Anthony, March 25, 2-4 pm
SKINS, is an photographic exploration of the complexities of American Culture in the 21st Century. The idealization of the body is examined physically and metaphorically through play, lighting and process. Inspired by organic colors and textures that environmental weathering create during the aging process, gender, career, culture, ethnicity, age and class all disappear revealing the one constant, autonomy.
Tya Alisa Anthony is a fine artist exploring identity through photography + mixed media. Anthony received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2015, honored as Valedictorian, from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Her collected, altered and own photographs are confronted as aesthetically resilient & thematically interrelated material. Anthony is currently investigating the effects of time, loss & the human condition. With the aid of analogue photography combined with current digital technology, Tya Alisa Anthony approaches a wide scale of social, political and environmental subjects. Presently, Anthony lives and works in the city of Denver, producing photography editorials & fine art installations for both commissions and exhibition.
Anthony's use of costuming communicates a vision of an imagined self. Her self-portraits reflect and evolution of cultural beliefs enhanced by mythology, cinema, culture and Art History. Anthony is often inspired by childhood memories and her extensive imagination.
In collaboration with phenomenal artist, Thomas "Detour" Evans, and Dr Paul Hamilton of Denver CO, Anthony contributed photographic and documentary work to They Still Live, an exploration of the African Diaspora in the Western World. Each African American participant received a genetic DNA test to gather and reveal their detailed heritage information. The outcome of genetic testing was followed by a PBS documentary and an exhibit held at Redline Art Center of Denver.
As a developing documentary producer herself, Anthony has collaborated with natural lifestyle contributors, Colorado Urban Naturals, creating The Art of Being Natural. Participants living organically through nutrition and personal hair style were photographed and interviewed expressing their chosen lifestyle of refraining from the use of dangerous, yet common, chemicals, products and processed foods.
"I create visual personifications of identity narratives through photography, drawing and mixed media. I explore the gaps of knowledge of my own heritage with vivid imagery addressing a once declared chameleon identity. I compile diverse narratives to explore the idea of multiplicity and the OTHER. I have found through experimentation and exploration, the foundation of individuality remains the same. I further investigate variations and manipulation of Identity by studying belief structures, an individual's formative years, familial influence and origin. Inevitably, our environment and these imposed structures inform our identity. I am most interested in metaphoric masks worn as protection and representation of Identity"
In 2011, Anthony, released a coffee table book entitled "Her Art & Soul" accompanied by solo Photography exhibit, "Dark to Light: Being Human," A Black and White Multi Media portrait collection, hosted by The Living Well of Baltimore MD.
The artist throws cloth into the air and photographs the movement of cloth as it billows and falls. Then she transfers the photos to paint. Mel Strawn explores solar photographic print techniques.
The Sandra Phillips art gallery is located in central Denver, one block from the Clyfford Still Museum and the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado. This art gallery is dedicated to providing collectors and enthusiasts for contemporary art with an opportunity to view compelling contemporary painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography. The Sandra Phillips Gallery has established itself as a premier Denver art gallery for significant contemporary art in which diversity and quality are emphasized.
Director and Owner, Sandra Phillips, strives to create an honest and approachable environment to view leading regional and national artists as well as emerging artists who offer fresh and thought-provoking work. Sandra is a well-respected Art Historian who shares her extensive knowledge of art as a University of Colorado faculty member.
Denis Roussel, Colorado By Night Series
The American west, as captured by pioneer photographers and painters, has become mythic. We long for wide open spaces and pristine landscapes in which we can feel at one with Nature. But truly wild places are disappearing across the country. Nature has been conquered - divided in parcels and commodified.
Living in Colorado for the last 10 years, I have stood in awe before majestic peaks and stunning vistas. Yet, the landscape is increasingly inundated by people. Experiencing a meaningful and authentic connection to the environment is a growing challenge.
For this reason, I have been venturing out at night and photographing the star-and-moon-lit landscape. Surrounded by darkness, having to rely more heavily on others senses than sight, I can have a more visceral experience. And, although there are still signs of human activity (planes' lights blinking their way across the sky, noises of far-away cars, light pollution from cities) it is easier to ignore the intensity of modern life and concentrate on the timeless qualities of Nature.
After first using a digital camera, I produce digital negatives and finish by hand-printing the images using an antiquated process: cyanotype. The resulting aesthetic transforms the photographs from straightforward documentation of the subject into a more lyrical and expressive representation of Nature.
Ghost Lenz and Jody Akers February 17th - April 7th 2017
Opens: Friday, February 17th 6pm - 11pm Live Music: Pretty Mouth ( facebook.com/prettymouthmusic)
First Friday Art Walk, Santa Fe Art District Friday, March 3rd, 2017: 6pm - 11pm Closes: First Friday, April 7th, 2017 6pm - 11pm
Down in Denver is an all-Denver street photography exhibition created by Ghost Lenz and Jody Akers for MoP. Over thirty black and white portraiture and documentary prints will be on display to reveal, reflect and connect many of the diverse energies permeating from Denver's urban core. Perseverance. Ferocity. Hunger. Celebration. Despair. Triumph. Decay. Love. The selected works are a representation of observational and interactive relationships Akers and Ghost Lenz each share with the City they live...relationships that heighten the artists' awareness for the lives and stories of their subjects, and the City itself...and further their own individual introspections. 20% of print sales shall be donated to help fight homelessness in Denver.
Artist Statements: Ghost Lenz: "On the streets...Denver unassumingly and transparently reveals herself as strong, vulnerable, diverse, empathetic, dangerous, resilient, beautiful. This story plays all day, all night. I love this City. I live in the guts of it. I dance with her song and she lets me sing mine." www.ghostlenz.com
Jody Akers: "Down in Denver is where I dream seeing and feeling Down in Denver is where I live floating and sinking sometimes I get lost but I always make it back home, Down in Denver."
VFW Post 1 (upstairs gallery) 841 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204 (720) 515-8391
CPAC off site event Varied Perceptions: Andrew Beckham, Marcus DeSieno, & Amy Theiss Giese
March 2 – 25, 2017 Opens: Thursday, March 2nd 5-8PM Free and Open to the public
Art Gym is creative workspace with on-demand access to specialty tools - all within a dynamic community. Our members are dancers, actors, chefs, printers, painters, sculptors, metalsmiths, lapidarists, fine artists, writers, designers, illustrators, and more.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
APPARITIONS: Architecture That Has Disappeared From Our Cities T. John Hughes
February 20th to Saturday, March 11th Opening/Reception: Friday March 3rd, 5:00 to 8:00
Having gotten an early boost from inclusion in past MOP shows at Redline, APPARITIONS, has grown into a published "coffee table" book of images of the ghosts of lost buildings of various kinds in 60 cities around the county. These ghosts are superimposed on what exists in the same locations today, providing a unique and engaging take on now-and-then photography. Twenty-five prints from the book will be presented, in addition to videos that create a whole new experience of the work, as well as explain certain details of it. This photography is easily enjoyed by the general public as well as those deeply involved in architecture and historic preservation. That is why it has been picked up by about 200 public and academic libraries around the world.
Seminar: Saturday , February 25. 10:00-noon. T. John will give a presentation describing the background, anecdotes and challenges of the project . There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions and answers.
All events above are free and open to the public. Do not hesitate to give T. John a call when you plan to come by, and, if possible , he will meet you for a brief personal tour. 303-520-3556.
Signed books will be available on a limited basis at a very reasonable price during the run of the show.
“Champions of Change” portrait exhibition March 25 – April 1, 2017 Jantzen Gallery at the ACC Art & Design Center
“A Decade of Visual Activism” Jess T. Dugan Artist Lecture Tuesday, March 28, 7pm Waring Theater, Arapahoe Community College
Arapahoe Community College will host an artist lecture by Jess T. Dugan on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Waring Theater. 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO 80120. The event is free and open to the public. Her lecture, A Decade of Visual Activism, addresses the trajectory of her decade of work, and her ongoing project, To Survive on this Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender-Variant Older Adults.
A reception at the ACC Art & Design Center’s Jantzen Gallery at 2400 West Alamo Street, Littleton, will immediately follow. On display will be works from an open call for portrait photography, “Champions of Change.” The gallery is a four block walk from the main campus theater.
Arapahoe Community College will host a portrait exhibition entitled “Champions of Change” from March 25 – April 1 in the Jantzen Gallery at the ACC Art & Design Center. This exhibit will be open weekdays from 8am-5pm, and weekends from 9am-5pm.
Jess T. Dugan’s artwork explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. She has been photographing within LGBTQ communities for the past decade, and her work attests to the transformative power of photographic portraiture. Dugan was selected as a White House Champion of Change in America in 2015. Her first monograph Every breath we drew was published in 2015 by Daylight Books. Dugan’s work has been exhibited internationally at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Griffin Museum of Photography, San Diego Museum of Art and in numerous corporate collections. Dugan’s photographs have been featured in the New York Times, CNN, The Advocate, Slate, The Huffington Post, and the Boston Globe.
Arapahoe Community College Waring Theater 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120 303.797.5699
Jess T. Dugan
Jess T. Dugan
Horror & Wonder Michael Garlington March 11- June 10, 2017 Opening Reception: March 11, 7-11 pm
Processus, the institute for art and life, 955 24th St. Denver CO 80205 Hours: 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesday to Saturday or by appointment.
Michael Garlington is a photographer, master printer and sculptor who creates installations, photo-sculptures and photographic works with elaborate sculptural frames. The works in this exhibition reflect human emotions and experiences using 4 x 5 film and mixed media. Some of the works are created in collaboration with his partner Natalia Bertotti.
Raised in Petaluma, California, where he lives and works, Michael was influenced early on by a wide mix of characters. He started working at his mother and step father’s photo Lab, Splinder Photographic, at 17. He embarked on an artistic mission at 21, creating backdrops for his figurative photo-sculptures. In 2000, he traveled with a group of artists across the US and Europe in PhotoCar, a car covered with his photos, gaining attention along the way. Since 2004, Michael has been included in Photo LA, Photo NY and Photo SF. He has exhibited internationally. Major projects include PhotoHouse created for San Francisco CameraWorks in 2010, the 40 feet tall PhotoChapel created at Burning Man in 2013 and a 60 foot tall Totem of Confessions in 2014 also at Burning Man. The pieces created for Burning Man were burned down in spectacular fiery deaths. Michael Garlington and Natalia Bertotti, who have been working together since 2013, now plan to create lasting installations such as a four ways confessional to be installed at the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, in June 2017.
Slides and Records: 2 evenings of slides and records
Wednesdays March 15th and April 19th from 7-10 pm, Kristin Buck, Bob Collier Jewett, Jody Akers, Christopher R. Perez and Le Courtois and Andrew Novick and others. .
Photography Workshops at Processus in March and April:
Intensive darkroom refresher/101 with Christopher R. Perez. An introduction to black and white film processing and darkroom printing. Learn to properly expose a roll of film, process it and print images in the darkroom. Bring your own 35mm camera with working batteries and lunch. A 2-day workshop: Saturday March 25th and Sunday and 26th, 10 am- 6 pm. $280 per person (non-members); $230 for Processus Members including materials. (1 roll of film/person, chemicals, photo paper). Limit 5 people. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Modern Platinum Palladium with Jeffery Graves A 2-day workshop: Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th, 10 am- 6 pm. $325 per person (non-members); $275 for Processus Members including materials. Limit 4 people. This intensive two-day workshop covers the basics of platinum/palladium (na2) printing as well as an introduction of the digital negative workflow. It is intended for the beginner as well as the experienced printer. The workshop includes scanning film negatives and preparing digital image files, making digital negatives using Photoshop and Quad Tone RIP, working with calibration curves for your digital negative output, choosing paper and hand coating techniques, and safe chemical handling. Bring four to five film negatives (med format or 4x5 recommended) and/or high resolution digital files (raw or grey scale). Email email@example.com to register.
Hard Wood Pinhole Cameras with Christopher R. Perez Build a unique hard wood pinhole camera and learn how to use it! Use a variety of tools (table saw, miter saw, spline sled) to build a hard wood spline box. Transform the box into a pinhole camera. Understand the use of the pinhole and test your camera outside, loading and processing the paper in a darkroom. Learn about exposure and composition. This workshop combines woodworking and photography, introducing new students to the safety procedures and processes of both areas. On Tuesdays 03/14/2017 - 04/18/2017. 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM This class is taught through the Art Student League of Denver. Art Student League Member Price: $239.94 Non-Member Price: $270.00 Age: 18 and over Register here: https://asld.modvantage.com/Course/CourseDetail/13643/hard-wood-pinhole-cameras
Private Photography Instruction and Darkroom Membership at Processus: Processus is a community darkroom, woodshop, sculpture area, printmaking, framing and digital station. Exhibitions, social events, instruction and art services.
The Processus Darkroom is equipped with a 1200 CFM downdraft ventilation system, 6 enlargers, a JOBO for film processing, a film dryer, print washers and historic processes room with a UV exposure unit…
For more information about workshops, membership and instruction call Christopher R. Perez at 303 653 4091, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Processus founders Christopher R. Perez and Viviane Le Courtois (Photo by Gary Isaacs at Denver Sustainability Park, September 2014)
PACE CENTER ART GALLERY
PACE Center Art Gallery Women Behind the Lens March 1 – April 17 Opening: March 16, 6-9:PM
Turning the spotlight on eleven prominent women artists in Colorado, this exhibition examines work that challenges, celebrates and confronts ideas specific to women of Colorado, and looks at how each uses medium, subject and design to delve into concepts that relate to the world around them.
Patricia Barry Levy Terri Bell Karen Divine Gwen Laine Jessie Paige Wendi Schneider Barbara Sparks Sally Stockhold Andrea Wallace Laura Winges Loretta Young-Gautier
PACE Center Art Gallery Parker Arts has two professionally curated galleries that feature work from local, regional, and national artists. From photography to paintings and fiber mediums to sculpture, Parker Arts hosts a variety of exhibits to allure art-lovers of all tastes and interests.
Opens Thursday March 30th, 4:00 - 7:30 pm March 30th - June 7th, 2017
The exhibit addresses healthy life choices and social issues through artworks by DAVA youth. A portion of this exhibit, focusing on health and wellness will showcase photographic projects created by DAVA youth ages 7 to 17 in the open studio to coincide with the Month of Photography in Colorado. The exhibit opens to the public with a reception on Thursday March 30th from 4 to 7:30 pm and runs through June 7th, 2017. DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts) is located at 1405 Florence Street, one block south of Colfax in the Aurora Arts District.
During this annual exhibition, middle and high school students tackle important subjects like substance abuse, health, social behavior, and racial issues while elementary school students focus on nutrition and exercise. They research areas of their choosing before selecting a medium through which their ideas are expressed. The resulting exhibition is designed to educate the community through the eyes of young people.
Students ages 7 to 17 in the open studio are learning about photographic processes through projects using film photography, pinhole photography, photo-collage, stop motion, and iphonography. They will make pinhole cameras and use them in February with the help of students from the Community College of Aurora.
All of DAVA’s exhibits are free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday or by appointment. For more information about the exhibits email email@example.com
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. For more information about our programs, visit www.davarts.org.
Nur, 10 and Ayah, 8 making pinhole cameras with Kate O'Donnell
ASPEN ART MUSEUM
Adam McEwen: I Think I'm in Love On View Jan 13 - May 28, 2017
Opens January 12, at 6:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Members' walkthrough with AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Heidi Zuckerman and artist Adam McEwen.
As the Aspen Art Museum’s 2016–17 Gabriela and Ramiro Garza Distinguished Artist in Residence, New York–based British artist Adam McEwen is known for works that engage viewers with a dark yet poignant sense of humor. Once employed to write obituaries for the London Daily Telegraph, McEwen began producing fictional obituaries of living subjects, such as Bill Clinton, Kate Moss, and Jeff Koons. His recent sculptural works include objects such as a life-size coffin-carrier fabricated from solid graphite (Bier, 2013) and deployed airbags cast in concrete (a series from 2015). McEwen’s Aspen Art Museum exhibition marks the artist’s first solo museum show in the United States, and presents a group of works that address the blurred boundary between life and death, reality and fiction, and the everyday and the obscure.
Another Look: Obituaries & Adam McEwen with Bruce Weber Opening Jan 20, 2017 6:00 pm 637 E. Hyman Ave
Join former obituary writer for the New York Times Bruce Weber for insight into the process of writing about peoples’ lives as a marker of their passing. He will draw connections to Adam McEwen’s exhibition, in particular the artist’s obituaries of living subjects.
Aspen Art Museum 637 E. Hyman Ave Aspen CO 81611 Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm Sunday, noon to 6pm www.aspenartmuseum.org 970.925.8050
Untitled (Jeff), 2004. C-Print, 37 x 52.75 in (93.98 x 133.99 cm). Courtesy the artist and Petzel, New York
MR POOL - BOULDER
Hard Seasons is a project referencing climate change. The pictures are divided into three groups: fire, flood and drought. They were taken in Colorado, California, Oregon and Washington.
Opens Saturday, April 15th, 5-9pm Runs through May, 2017 2347 South Street Boulder, CO 80302 Telephone: 303.443.0821 www.mrpoolinc.com
Owned and operated by Terry Seidel and Ann Helke, Mr Pool Gallery has been a longtime beloved cultural hub to the community of Boulder and the front range.
Also visit Mr Pool’s new studio workspace, gallery, theater and performance venue in North Boulder (NoBo) Seidel City
Photography Unsettled A national juried group exhibit showcasing contemporary artists’ unconventional uses of photography
March 10 - April 28 Opens March 10, 6-9 pm Night on the Town Open House: April 14, 6-9 pm Closing Reception, Gallery Talk by Juror Kia Neill, and Prizes Awarded: April 28, 6-8 pm
Featured artists include: John Bonath, Bob Campagna, Terrence Decker, Kelly Dietrick, David Fodel, Jessica Glover, Scott Hays, Patricia Howard, Katie Kalkstein, Emily Knight, Kerry Kolenut, Stephen Marc, Dan McCormack, Gordon Middleton, Allen Morris, Kia Neill, Josh Palmeri, Michael Pointer, Beverly Poppe, Abbie R Powers & Denny Haskew, Russ Rowland, and Kate Shannon
In conjunction with Month of Photography Denver, Photography Unsettled showcases the wide range in contemporary artists’ practices which feature photography in some way, as well as the many mediums of art which are fusing with photography so that it belongs less and less to a specific medium or category. Mixed media works, alternative processes, and far-reaching concepts are all represented within the exhibition. Artworks Loveland is one of over 100 galleries participating in Month of Photography Denver 2017.
Traditional photography practices are revisited in the form of altered tintypes, while some photographers took a more modern direction by transforming their photos digitally. Other artists chose to physically manipulate their surfaces by drawing directly on them or employing the use of acrylic or other media to give the surface new life. These unconventional approaches to an ever-changing medium are helping to keep the medium of photography contemporary.
This national juried group exhibit features 22 artists from ten states, each with a unique interpretation of the theme. Featured artists explored the term “unsettled” through their technique as well as concept. Some artists feel that their work is “unsettled” because of its political nature, the feeling that the work evokes in the viewer, or the expression of an unsettling feeling in the artist’s own personal life.
About the Juror: Kia Neill is a multidiscipline artist working in mixed media drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. Neill has lived and worked in a number of cities throughout the U.S. as a professional artist doing public and private commissions, exhibitions, lectures, jurying and teaching college and continuing education for 15 years.
Neill is native to Chicago Illinois, received her MFA from The University of California, San Diego, and relocated to Denver CO in 2014 from Houston Texas, where she was Full-time Faculty of 7 years at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Glassell School of Art. Neill currently teaches at the University of Denver School of Art and Art History, and in the Breckenridge Arts District. She will be a Resident Artist at The Children’s Museum of Denver January - March 2017, engaging the public and creating an artwork for the museum’s permanent collection.
Picture Me Here: Stories of Hope and Resilience by Refugees and Immigrants January 29 - April 30, 2017 Boettcher Cultural Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Picture Me Here (PMH) is a storytelling program for refugees, immigrants and others who have been displaced. Photography, video, animation and writing are taught as creative tools for self expression, social engagement, community building, leadership, and integration. Participants explore and share their personal histories, cultural identities, new surroundings and resettlement experiences. They build skills in technology, English language, leadership, and public speaking. Projects culminate in exhibits, screenings and events that bring together diverse groups to view photographs, hear stories and build new connections.
Picture Me Here began in 2012 when a group of photographers and educators wanted to provide multimedia storytelling training and a supportive community for refugees. One project turned into many more and the PMH community has grown. Today PMH has successfully coordinated and implemented twelve local projects and two international projects with multiple local and international exhibits and presentations. PMH has formed collaborative partnerships with organizations and schools serving New Americans in Colorado and NGO’s serving refugees abroad. PMH has worked with various ages and ethnic groups, learning from the challenges and triumphs of each project. 2016 was a big year for PMH: In addition to more successful programming, PMH was featured in NPR for their work with displaced people in Nepal, they received a Mayor’s award for their work fostering integration in Denver and Aurora, they were awarded two competitive grants from the City of Denver, and PMH participant and mentor, Goshen Carmel, was selected as a representative of PMH and City of Denver’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs to visit the White House for a summit on refugees.
This exhibit features various PMH projects from 2012 through today. To learn more or contact us, please visit picturemehere.org
These projects were made possible by support from the following funders and partners: The Denver Foundation, City of Denver Arts and Venues Imagine 2020 Fund, City of Denver Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, The Nagel Foundation, Reed Art and Imaging, Bob and Vera Bonnet and the Falcon Fund Foundation, Colorado Public Television PBS/CPT12, various individual and private donors, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Emily Griffith Technical College, Mercy Housing, African Community Center, Lutheran Family Services, New America School, Spring Institute, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, United Nations Refugee Agency, Caritas Nepal, International Organization of Migration, Rasuwa Relief, Langtang Management and Reconstruction Committee
McNichols Civic Center Building 144 West Colfax Denver, CO, 80204 720.865.4220 Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Opening March 17, 6 - 10pm Opening with the Artist March 31, 3 - 8pm March 17 - May 15, 2017
Lynn Heitler is a Denver-based artist with a national presence. The works in this retrospective show are primarily monotypes, etchings and monoprints. Lynn has worked with four master printers located in Colorado and New Mexico for over 30 years. She has exhibited in 15 galleries in the U.S.
Lynn majored in Art at the University of California, Berkeley, and studied art at the Corcoran Museum School in Washington D.C., and she studied calligraphy at the Cambridge Adult Education school in Massachusetts. Her prints go through a press for as many as six passes. In a number of the works on paper, there is a base of calligraphy and other imagery, plus inks and chine-collé materials which are layered to give depth and richness to each unique work of art. Robert Rauschenberg had a major influence on her work.
Ten years ago Lynn Co-founded LYNNEL Art to Form, a company which prints her art work on glass, acrylic and fabric for commercial and residential projects throughout the country. The same layering of imagery so prevalent in the works on paper is utilized in customizable pieces produced by LYNNEL.
Lynn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Inquires regarding LYNNEL Art to Form: www.lynnel.com
Tectonic SHIFT: Dynamics of Change
January 29 – May 7, 2017
3rd Floor Curated by Bobbi Walker (Walker Fine Art) Tectonic SHIFT is a collective exhibition of regional artists exploring the concept of change. Works in a variety of media capture the artists’ reactions to changes in our society. Themes range from politics to environmental crisis, from issues of class, race and gender, to balance of power. 3rd Floor
McNichols Civic Center Building 144 West Colfax Denver, CO, 80204 303.333.1312 Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tectonic SHIFT | Dynamics of Change Exhibition
Picture Me Here
Picture Me Here
Denver - Maricela
Picture Me Here
The Photo Etching Show 2017
March 10th - April 22nd, 2017
Opening, March 10th, 6-9 pm
Daniel Teitelbaum Janice McCullagh Jeff Russell Tressa Lillehoff Alexzander Thackeray Renee Standley Clayton Conger
Gallery hours : Saturdays 12:00 to 5:00pm
Or by appointment call 303-778-1116
40 W. Bayaud Ave. Denver CO 80223
This seven person show is a great example of the diversity of photo polymer etching proses. From monochromatic to four color proses printing and a variety of other printmaking technics.
Monotype and Solar Plate Workshops for 2017 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month Monotype Workshops, every 1st Sat. of the month 10:00 am-4:30 pm Februrary 4, March 4, April 1, and May 6
Solar Plate Workshops, every 3rd Sat. of the month 10:00 am-4:30 pm January 21, February 21, March 18, April 15, and May 20th
Join us for our printmaking workshops. Learn from Master printer Mark Lunning, artist and owner of Open Press for over 30 years.
(Paper and ink provided). Cost is $95 per workshop, which is due at workshop. One 4x5 inch solar plate will be provided with the solar plate workshop. If you'd like to order different sizes they are available at http://www.solarplate.com
Workshop is limited to 7 people. Please e-mail us to register at: email@example.com
DESTINATION photo eching
FURY photo etching
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YES MA’AM PROJECTS
JAMIE KNOWLTON WILL YOU BE COAL, OR WILL YOU BE WAVES
March 18, 2017 – April 15, 2017 – by appointment only
YES MA’AM PROJECTS is pleased present Jamie Knowlton’s new body of work in their grand opening exhibition. The exhibition will feature large-scale tableaus that encourage the viewer to look more closely at the mirage of a fixed moment, of the impossibilities of a fixed state, and of photography as a renegade against linear time. The artist strives to activate the language of accumulation and of symbolic rhyming in order to reiterate the movement of every day meaning-making personified in every human. This reference point can allow consciousness to view itself in relationship to historical events, non-temporal planes, and for the artist ultimately the work provokes the question of who considers these desires and tendencies. How does one acknowledge their identity as fluid, in a reality and culture that perceives humanity as fixed? How will humans be remembered? How will you be remembered? As a fuel or as a communique? We exist as humans in boundless molecular exchange, voluminous and particle like simultaneously. The acknowledgment of this reality means to empower and embolden our presence in this world.
Jamie Knowlton is a photographer, video, and New Media artist currently living in Portland, OR. She is a MFA candidate in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Previously living in Austin, TX and Denver, CO, she is most inspired by spatial aesthetics, object theory, and the secret life of plants.
www.yesmaamprojects.com Yes Ma’am Projects is a new Denver gallery whose aims and goals are not set just yet. Beginning in 2013 Yes Ma’am Projects started an independent no strings attached artist grant for Colorado artists and has given away $3000 to date. Yes Ma’am projects will mount shows with the intentions as the grant.
YES MA’AM PROJECTS Email to RSVP and you will be given the exhibition address. firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographs by Ken Hamel 10 Years of Denver Artists Curated by Anthony Camera March 3rd - April 2017
Opening Reception: First Friday March 3rd, 2017 from 6-9pm Gallery Reception: First Friday April 7th, 2017 from 6-9pm Additional hours on First Saturdays March 4th and April 8th from 1-5pm
About the exhibit:
In May of 2007, Ken Hamel started DenverArts.org as an online resource with complete information on what was happening on the local Denver art scene. The idea was one destination on the web with all of the dates and times for current gallery exhibits and openings, along with capsule reviews and photos of the art and artists.
Over the decade that followed, Ken has documented thousands of exhibitions and amassed a collection of several thousand photographs of Denver artists. With the curatorial assistance of Denver photographer Anthony Camera (well known for photographing local arts personalities as part of his work with Westword), Ken will be exhibiting 40 of the best portraits taken over the years. In addition, Ken and Anthony will be putting together a massive grid containing hundreds of 6x4 photographs documenting the Denver art scene over the last 10 years.
The new Artists in Residence at VERTIGO Art Space are Anthony Camera and Terrence Duncan. Please note that VERTIGO's normal hours are suspended during the Artist-in-Residence program. Hours are set by the artists, so please contact the artists directly for scheduling and appointments. - Director Kara Duncan
The building that is now VERTIGO was originally built in 1888, and the complete process of design and renovation took two years to complete. The design is partly inspired by visits to the older, smaller spaces of Amsterdam and London.
Phil Bender circa 2007
Lauri Lynnxe Murphy and Don Fodness circa 2013
John McEnroe and Nick Silici circa 2011
Kristen and Mark Sink circa 2010
Terry Campbell circa 2009
Chris Perez and Mario Zoots
Anthony Camera circa 2012
Debra Sanders circa 2013
Charlotte Thurman At Every Time
Exhibition and Performance
March 31st Performance - 7-8pm Opening reception 8-11pm.
Through the meticulous deconstruction of a recorded experience into its parts: moving image, text, sound, space, time; Charlotte shapes the diaristic and mundane into the realm of non-linear dream logic. She is searching for a locus of experience that is pre-language and pre-time. Paradoxically and inextricably, recorded text and time-based media are the methods in which she explores such a notion. She employs photography as an element in terms of documentation and the relationship it has to the moving image.
Charlotte Thurman is an interdisciplinary artist, whose practice bridges multi-media and immersive installation. Charlotte received her BFA in Mixed Media from the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2009, and her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Delaware in 2016. Charlotte is a Contributing Faculty member of the Art Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and a Manager of Operations at Meow Wolf’s Interactive Art Complex, “The House of Eternal Return.” She is the co-author of the feminist arts publication, “Life Raft.”
Leisure functions as a studio and artist-run gallery, showcasing contemporary artists with one-night exhibitions. Leisure is located at 555 Santa Fe Dr and is open during published reception hours and by appointment.
We celebrate the diversity of the medium through the lens of four Colorado photographers with unique approaches and sensibilities. From the hard, stark vistas of eastern Colorado to the hushed intimacy of a family home, this collection investigates the lives, and the dream lives, of ordinary people in an extraordinary world.
ReCreative Denver Tue-Sat: 10am-6pm 765 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 802034 720.638.3128 email@example.com
On View March 9th – March 26th, 2017 Opens Friday, March 10th 6-9pm Closing Coffee with juror Mark Sink 1-4pm, talk starts at 2pm, March 26
An evolution, perhaps a revolution in the art and craft of photography has happened to the art world. A camera in smart phones means a camera in almost everyone’s hand out in the big beautiful world. Show us what you’ve seen and what you have to say. Tell us about your Apps and filters. Denver celebrates Month of Photography biannually. There will be photography exhibits city-wide with workshops and seminars. Be part of this exciting month with Spark Gallery and “LOOK APP THIS!”
Juror Mark Sink: “The camera on your phone is an amazing tool. It has changed the world's social consciousness through social media, fine art and photojournalism. Everyone from the very young to very old now share the magic of photography in all its forms with a simple phone. Some of the greatest photographers and artists in the world use this tool for their work. The theme for this exhibition is open. I look forward to seeing what the artist in you has to offer. I look for work that speaks from your heart, happy or sad, artistic or photojournalistic.”
Bob Coller Jewett On View April 5th - April 30th, 2017 Opens April 7, 6:00-9:00 PM
As part of Denver’s Month of Photography, Valkarie Gallery will be showcasing the photography of Bob Coller Jewett in the southern gallery for the month on April.
"Kaleidoscope images are fleeting, they can change quickly. A random moment in the garden or while traveling may appear; soon only to be a memory. These tessellations are those moments in time revisited. A new pattern emerges, hints of the original subtly remind us of what we saw. After a renewed consideration new patterns emerge
Is it about the mystery of the elements that create the collage or how our mind interprets the newly formed patterns?
Collaging an image allows me to explore the potential, what was it that drew me to making that photograph? The discovery has been rewarding, the potential endless - the geometry and tiling sees to that.
My collages originally started as single print, cut and mounted. Being left-handed never allowed me the precision for accuracy. Now with digital tools I can produce a seamless collage and remain true to my photographic background.
The collage is reborn and the potential astounds me."
Up Close and Far Away: The Photographic Art of Jim Milmoe March 3rd - April 15th, 2017
Opens Friday, March 3rd, 6:00-9:00 PM Open First Friday April 7th and May 5th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Artist Talk with Jim Milmoe - Saturday, April 15th 4:00 - 6:00 PM
The Pattern Shop Studio is pleased to announce our next exhibition, Up Close and Far Away: The Photographic Art of Jim Milmoe, held in conjunction with the Month of Photography (MOP) Denver. The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 (6 to 9pm) and continue through Friday, April 7th and Friday May 5th, from 6 to 9pm. Mr. Milmoe will talk about his work at a Salon on Saturday, April 15th (4-6pm). As usual, the Pattern Shop Studio will also be open to groups and individuals any time by appointment 303.297.9831.
James O. Milmoe is a renowned photographic artist whose work is featured in many museums, private collections, and corporate collections. He is also an internationally respected photographer of fine art, paintings and sculpture whose work has appeared in major books, catalogs, magazines and newspapers around the world. Art books based on his photographs have been honored with many awards, including the Colorado Governor’s Award for the excellence of his photography and his dedication to the recognition of photography as fine art. He is a Fellow of the Photographic Society of America and a Charter Member of the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Magazine Photographers. Large fine art reproductions of his work are sold in museum shops and galleries such as the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Denver Art Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum and many others around the world.
The photographs selected for this show do not appear in any other exhibit celebrating Milmoe’s long and distinguished career. Some are new, some have not been seen for decades, and many have never been exhibited before.
Globeville Riverfront Art Center TeenMOP "Our Vision Our Voice: The New Image Makers"
March 3 - March 26, 2017 Opens Friday, March 3rd, 6 - 9 pm
A juried show for Denver Metro high school photography students from March 3d to March 26th. The show highlights the style and vision of young photographers who are just beginning to explore the possibilities of the photography medium.
Thanks to : Susan Dillon, Alexandra Overby and Linda Slobodin are co-organizers for the show.
Judges were: Anthony Camera Dona Laurita EJ Dilley ( liz)
Awards given by:
CPAC, GRACe, Englewood Camera, Denver Pro Photo, and The Month of Photography Denver.
Work on view by:
Jackson Adams, East Hunter Allen-Bonney, Peak to Peak Joseph Anderson, East Brock Anderson, East Vanessa Bahena-Nunez, Abraham Lincoln Anneka Barton, East Alex Best, East Alex Bradfield, Peak to Peak Charter Hunter Brown, Peak to Peak Charter Taylor Brown, Eaglecrest Cody Charlton, Eaglecrest Katie Conway, Mountain Vista Daniel DeLeon, Wheatridge Duncan Dunninger, Peak to Peak Charter Justin Esquibel, Abraham Lincoln Grace Fries, East Monique Gallegos, Gateway Emily Gould, Mountain Vista Tazi Green, Denver East Hunter Grier, Gateway Meagan Handley, Wheat Ridge Henry Hawk, Boulder Maia Hoekelman, East Aubryone Hollowell, East Megan Hoodmaker, Mountain Vista Jessie Hopkins, East Aspen Humble, Eaglecrest Nikita Karamian, Peak to Peak Charter Grant Lancaster, Peak to Peak Charter Luke Lawton, Peak to Peak Charter Lindsey Lewis, Legacy Jarod Lillard, Eaglecrest Noah Logan, East Manuel Lopez, Gateway Fernando Lozano, Abraham Lincoln Emily MacLean, Douglas County Kiran Majid, East Karina Marquez-Gandara, Abraham Lincoln Lauren Menz, Castle View Divyam Mishra, Peak to Peak Charter Alexandra Nelson, Peak to Peak Charter Abel Ocampo, Abraham Lincoln Edgar Padilla, Gateway Shell Patient, Wheat Ridge Cambria Pilger, Peak to Peak Charter Samantha Pursley, Peak to Peak Charter Blake Rockwell, Peak To Peak Charter Izzy Nuffer-Rodriguez, East Lesley Rodriguez, Abraham Lincoln Gillian Rodriguez, Gateway Edith Sanchez, Abraham Lincoln Lexzi Shomler, Peak to Peak Laurel Sickels, Legacy Zach Smith, Douglas County Amber Smith, Eaglecrest Kristen Snell, East Jordan Stewart, Lakewood Denali Turman, Eaglecrest Seirra Wauneka, Abraham Lincoln Chase Willie, Lyons Middle/Senior Clara Yocom, Wheat Ridge
Globeville Riverfront Art Center (GRACe) 888 E 50th Ave, Denver, CO 80216 720-476-6710 firstname.lastname@example.org www.studiosatgrace.com
Peak to Peak Charter School
Peak to Peak Charter School
Legacy High School
Peak to Peak Charter School
Peak to Peak Charter School
Wheat Ridge High School
VALKARIE GALLERY- LORETTA YOUNG-GAUTIER
Loretta Young-Gautier On View: March 1st - April 2nd, 2017 Opens March 3, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
As part of Denver’s Month of Photography, Valkarie Gallery will be showcasing the photography of Loretta Young-Gautier in the southern gallery for the month on March.
Loretta Young-Gautier, meticulously crafts her images, spending weeks, often incorporating as many as 10 different negatives to create a single work of art. She often integrates Western elements into her artistic vision, producing eloquent black & white photographs that transport the viewer into a surreal, yet recognizable, world.
Each photograph is produced as a limited edition of no more than 50 archival silver gelatin or pigment inkjet prints available in two sizes of 25 each. A signed, proof-size pigment print of select images is also available in an open edition.
Former Associate Director of Denver's venerated Camera Obscura Gallery, Ms. Young-Gautier’s career also includes exhibitions in numerous solo and group shows, including the Coors Western Art Show at the National Western Stock Show; the San Diego Natural History Museum; Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, and Byers-Evans House Museum, as well as galleries in Denver, Aspen, New York and Oklahoma City. Private, corporate and museum collections nationwide host her photographs, including Great West Life, Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Western History Department of the Denver Public Library.
Loretta's work appears in Photo Review, Icon, Masterpiece Magazine, The Photographers Market, 303 Magazine, Passion Press, and her image, Gothic, appeared on the cover of Twisted in Dream: The Collected Weird Poetry of Ann K. Schwader (Hippopocampus Press, 2011).
Most recently, Young-Gautier was included in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s group exhibition, Art to Zoo: Exploring Animal Nature, where her image, Running From the Storm, was featured on the cover of the exhibition catalogue, (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Nazraeli Press, 2014).
A Colorado native, Loretta currently lives and works in Denver.
Apocryphal Terrains March 17 - April 22, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, March 17, 6-9pm 1st Friday Reception: Friday, April 7, 5-10pm
"Apocryphal Terrains" by Lauri Lynnxe Murphy
Mai Wyn Fine Art is proud to participate in Denver’s Month of Photography with Apocryphal Terrains, a solo exhibition by gallery artist Lauri Lynnxe Murphy. A multi-disciplinary artist known for her environmentally driven works, Murphy presents an altered Nature in her rarely exhibited micro-macro photography coupled with mixed media wood sculpture. Meet the artist at the Opening Reception on Friday, March 17th from 6 to 9pm.
Lauri Lynnxe Murphy does not consider herself a photographer however photography has always been a part of her sculptural practice. “My approach to photography is sculptural in nature, in that it is concerned with creating fake “environments” and photographing them in macro. I bounce between these spatial worlds, one process informing the other -- studio refuse in the form of colored bits of leftover plastic from resin pours creating colorful backdrops; the formal discoveries through the camera lens playing into sculptural compositions. Much of my photography is taken in nature, incorporating the real landscape with the fake, invented landscape -- creating the illusion of expansive terrains within minutiae such as a hilly clump of moss or a crystalline patch of snow. Conversely, on my hikes I drag back bits of nature -- beetle-bark laced pine and twisted stumps, and make them more “fake” in the studio.” Apocryphal Terrains brings Murphy’s full studio process to a formal gallery setting creating a captivating collection of invented landscapes and altered natural objects.
Exhibiting steadily since the 1990’s, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy’s work took a marked turn from pure abstraction to more researched-based works while attending graduate school at Ohio State University. Environmental stressors like the collapse of honey bee populations and the Fukushima disaster, fueled her desire to create more political and environmentally conscious work. Still Murphy’s love of vivid color and biomorphic shapes from her early abstraction years work their way into her current projects and can be referenced directly in Apocryphal Terrains.
Mai Wyn Fine Art 744 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204 (303) 893-4182
The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) Environmental Photography Exhibition
Opens February 24, from 5:30 - 7:30 On View February 24 - May 1, 2017
8th Annual Environmental Photography Exhibit at the CEFF We will award the Best of Show and there will be a Keynote Presentation by Eric Paddock, Curator of Photography at the Denver Art Museum.
Eric Paddock joined the Denver Art Museum in 2008 as the first curator of the Department of Photography. Prior to coming to the DAM, Paddock was the first curator of photography and film at the Colorado Historical Society where he served for 26 years. Paddock has taught as a visiting professor of art history and photography at the University of Denver, the University of Colorado at Denver, Colorado College and Arapahoe Community College’s study abroad arts program in Aix-en-Provence, France. Originally from Boulder, Paddock holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from Yale University. Paddock is the author of Belonging to the West (Johns Hopkins University Press, in association with the Center for American Places, 1996), and has contributed essays to recent monographs by Robert Adams, Robert Benjamin and Chuck Forsman. Photographs he made in the 1990s and early 2000s are held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Freeze Frame Justin Colt Beckman and Gail Tremblay Opening, Friday, March 10th 6-8pm
The basis of this exhibition will focus on the anachronistic introduction of present-day ideas and perspectives into depictions or interpretations of the past.
Based around an investigation of the unique characteristics of small-town life, Justin Colt Beckman’s work explores and presents ideas surrounding the urban/rural dichotomy and its associated stereotypes. Essentially a city boy with country boy tendencies, he uses photo-based works, film/video, sculpture, installation, and new-media to engage in rural activities vicariously through his art-making.
Beckman received a BFA from Art Center College of design in 1998 and an MFA in sculpture from Central Washington University in 2008. He enjoys a town-and-country lifestyle with a studio in the small, unincorporated town of Thorp, WA and a home in nearby Ellensburg with his wife Monica and their son Porter, and is also a founding member of PUNCH Gallery, an artist-run space in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle.
Beckman has exhibited work both locally and nationally including Art Share in Los Angeles, CA; The Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; G.A.S.P. in Boston, MA; Tacoma Art Museum’s 8th Northwest Biennial; The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts; and a solo exhibition at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, NY.
Gail Tremblay Utilizing recycled film from broken down 35mm trailers, old 16mm films being thrown out by libraries as well as old student films, Gail Tremblay uses traditional weaving methods to create film baskets instead of the traditional material of ash splint and sweet grass. Tremblay is of Iroquois and Micmac descent and learned the traditional weaving methods as a young girl. As a professor at Evergreen State College she began using out-takes from student films to create the baskets. Tremblay found using the recycled film allowed her to manipulate a medium that has historically been used by filmmakers to create and further stereotypes of American Indians. She has added to this irony by choosing footage from titles that suit the artists themes as well as weaving stitches that support subject of the piece. For example, in “Somethings Are More Serious Than Play” the artist uses pieces from a documentary film about Montana Indian Children as well as a Porcupine stitch to underscore the prickly nature of Indian—white relations.
How the West Was Won 11 20 x 16 inches Digital Collage
Justin Colt Beckman
How the West Was Won 01 20 x 16 inches Digital Collage
Justin Colt Beckman
How the West Was Won 02 20 x 16 inches Digital Collage
Blue Ribbon - Red Starlet 16mm film leader cord and thread.
Blue Ribbon - Red Starlet 16mm film leader cord and thread.
MIKE WRIGHT GALLERY
Metamorphosis: Transmutations Works by Jeff Klapperich
Opens Friday, March 10th from 6-9pm On View March 10th - March 31st
Analogue photography is a means of exploring our surroundings through the chemical replication and manipulation of imagery. Alchemy aimed to purify through chemical transformation in pursuit of a more perfect object. Photographer Jeff Klapperich has a history of ambitiously embracing the power of artistic media to manipulate and transform. With solo show “Metamorphosis: Transmutations,” Klapperich expresses the concept of transmutation in the human experience through multi-image vignettes, transforming the human figure into elemental abstractions of shape, color and texture, using photographic and ceramic materials with a focus on their inherent alchemical properties.
A Colorado native now living in Brooklyn, Jeff Klapperich has spent the last decade specially developing a complex, multistage process involving drawing and ceramics, ultimately producing an analogue photograph combining the two. This unique process was dramatically showcased at Mike Wright Gallery during Denver's 2015 Month of Photography with series “Metamorphosis,” an exploration of the phenomenon of change in the cosmos, in nature, in art and in human life through its inclusion of these various mediums.
Klapperich's unique and complicated process starts with a photo of a figure in a studio. From this he creates a drawing and a crude, ceramic sculpture, allowing him to accentuate or oppose the forms that are present in the original image. The clay has an infinite number of textures and a capacity for dimension while remaining structural and anonymous. The final photograph is an image of the sculpture captured using creative techniques in lighting and exposure and shot through acetate paintings in a large format camera. “With each step of the process, the image is altered, getting further from the reality of the model but closer to an artistic truth,” says Klapperich.
“Transmutations,” the “Metamorphosis” series's latest iteration includes the use of ceramic glaze, a medium which informed the inclusion of color into the final photograph and has turned Klapperich's attention toward the concept of alchemy.
One of the things that had always fascinated Klapperich about analogue photography was the point at which the process relies on chemical reactions and one is forced to wait for the results of an experiment. “There’s something of alchemy when you look at a sheet of film for the first time, or watch a print materialize before your eyes,” he says. In his pursuit of new materials and processes he found an excellent companion to this in glazes. “There’s a tremendous amount of trust given to formulas, and there’s something of alchemy when you open a kiln and see a finished piece for the first time. For these reasons I felt that this iteration of metamorphosis be entitled 'Transmutations'.” The metamorphosis of this work lies more in the materials than the concept, focused around the chemistry of photography and ceramics.
The images are grouped into vignettes, with each image representing one of the process's four stages. “The black and white components are the build-up, a setting off point where I’m gathering the materials for the crucible. I choose a figure image and then find shapes and materials that will compliment it in the clay. I also begin getting a vague idea about which glaze I’ll be using and let that inform the sculpture as well. It’s in these stages where I assert the most control, but where I am in a sense moving blindly, making intuitive leaps and relying on technical knowledge to tell me what works. Conversely, the color components are the let go, when all the work I’ve done is allowed to speak for itself, and to wander. The third image is a response to the results of the fired sculpture. No longer am I asserting control, but seeing what’s there and letting it control me. This is the alchemy, where bits of metal and clay transmute into grand abstractions. Finally, when this transformation is complete we are left with an image of the sculpture itself, rendered through the same lens as the others so that the analogy remains intact.”
These multi-image vignettes, named for the elements that inspired them, allow the viewer to sense Klapperich's vision, understand the complicated execution and, ultimately, to experience the transmutation for themselves. The composition visu