Art Matters: 2014 Gallery Listings

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Jenny Morgan, Psychic Heartbeat, oil on canvas, 28 x 23 inches, 2013

WORDS: CORY PHARE

Brash. Understated. Refined. Raw. Whether it’s a posh gallery or pockmarked graffiti, the Denver art community showcases this gradient in full swing during the fall art season now upon us.

A quick trip through the burgeoning RiNo Arts District reveals but a slice of the expressive vibrancy throughout the community. The key word here is “community,” as street artists create abstract murals just steps from contemporary installations, and mixed-media gets new meaning from those combining gallery, video, and performance elements. From South Korean artist Hong Seon Jang to former Coloradan Jenny Morgan, global and local works of art commingle in our backyard.

This dynamic is found in the well-known nexus of the First Friday Art Walks, but also in the underground spaces and workshops that dot the metropolitan landscape. Denver artisans live their work; experimentation and entrepreneurship are woven into the DNA of the city. Creativity is reimagined, and it breathes new life into the past. In this way, then, the collective diversity of the artistic fusion serves as a renewable curator of creation.

Accessible. Challenging. Contemporary. Abstruse. Whatever the sensibility, the Queen City of the West rewards those who seek to uncover her constantly renewed creative resources. From Denver Art Museum masterpieces to undiscovered innovators along Santa Fe, there is expressive abundance around every corner this fall. Go explore.

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Jenny Morgan, Everything Will Be OK, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

PLUS GALLERY, 2501 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
Jenny Morgan
The Golden Hour
September 11-October 18

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Hong Seon Jang, Type City, letterpress type on wood, 12 x 12 inches, 2014

DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY, 1543 A Wazee St., Denver, CO 80202
Group Exhibition, Main Gallery
Joel Swanson, Project Room
September 20-October 11

Hong Seon Jang
October 17-November 15

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Ryan Everson, Drift, archival inkjet print, 39.5 x 49.5 inches, 2014

GILDAR GALLERY, 82 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
Ryan Everson
Landlines
Until September 26

Dmitri Obergfell
Yfinity
October 10-November 8

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Bonny Lhotka, Red Rain, pigment on bamboo, 32 x 48 inches, 2014

WALKER FINE ART, 300 W. 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Bonny Lhotka and Norman Epp
Shades in Time
Until November 1

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Willem Volkersz, America the Beautiful, neon, wood, and paint, 91 x 85 x 26 inches, 2008

VISIONS WEST GALLERY, 1715 Wazee St., Denver, CO 80202
Willem Volkersz
To the Moon (and Back)
October 3-November 7

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Beau Carey, Batholith, oil on canvas, 40 x 46 inches, 2014

GOODWIN FINE ART, 1255 Delaware St., Denver, CO 80204
Beau Carey and Lanny DeVuono
Far North & Outer Space
September 12- November 1

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Homare Ikeda, Hikari, oil and acrylic on canvas, 52 x 46 inches, 2014

WILLIAM HAVU GALLERY, 1040 Cherokee St., Denver, CO 80204
Homare Ikeda
Revisit
Until October 18

Nancy Lovendahl
Intercessions
Until October 18

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Michael Gadlin, Suivez La Cadence De Vos Pas (Follow the Rhythm of Your Steps)
various objects/mixed media, 51.5 x 22 inches, 2014

ARTHAUS, 3343 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
Michael Gadlin
Found Objects
Until October 17

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Lucas Foglia, Tommy Trying to Shoot Coyotes
digital c-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper mounted on Dibond
23.5 x 30 and 36 x 46 inches, 2012

ROBISCHON GALLERY, 1740 Wazee St., Denver, CO 80202
Lucas Foglia
Frontcountry
Until November 1

Kevin O’Connell
Memories of Water
Until November 1

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Susan M. Gibbons, Interstice, monochrome, 36 x 36 inches

SPACE GALLERY, 400 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204
Various Artists
Surface
Until November 1

 

MORE GALLERY LISTINGS!
Denver’s art scene is growing with more galleries than we can name here, and the fall art season is a great opportunity to explore the galleries new and unfamiliar. Here are some off-radar spots that we think are worth a visit.

ABECEDARIAN GALLERY, 910 Santa Fe Ste. 101, Denver, CO 80204
Daniel and Vicky Essig
Coptically Bound in the Reading Room
September 18-November 1

Various Artists
September 18-November 1

ARTWORK NETWORK, 878 Santa Fe Ste. 2, Denver, CO 80204
Tracy Lynn Pristas
Endorsed Visions
Until September 30

CARMEN WIEDENHOEFT GALLERY, 3542 Walnut St., Denver, CO 80205
Evan Anderman
Imposition
Until October 18

CENTER FOR VISUAL ART, 965 Santa Fe, Denver, CO 80204
Various Artists
In Lak’ Ech San Diego to Denver: You Are My Other Self
Until October 4

CORE NEW ART SPACE, 900 Santa Fe, Denver CO 80204
Open to artists
Painting Show
Until September 28

DC Kelly and Dave Wyzenbeek
October 2-19

HELIKON GALLERY, 3675 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80216
Patricia Barry Levy, Reed Weimer, and Chandler Romeo
Great Plains: Three Point Perspective
Until October 24

HINTERLAND ART SPACE, 3254 Walnut St., Denver, CO 80205
Jillian Piccrilli
Robinwood
Until October 3

Leah M. Hardy
Specimina
October 10-November 7

ICE CUBE GALLERY, 3320 Walnut St., Denver, CO 80205
Ray Tomasso
Wind & Storm
Until October 11

Regina V. Benson
Catching Fire
Until October 11

IRONTON STUDIOS & GALLERY, 3636 Chestnut Pl., Denver, CO 80216
Lisa Kowalski
Black and White
Until October 18

PLINTH GALLERY, 3520 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO 80216
Jury Smith
White-Out
Until September 26

RULE GALLERY, 3254 Walnut St., Denver, CO 80205
Joseph Coniff
(in parentheses) work from the series Delineation
Until October 5

Nina Elder
Overlook
Until October 18

SPARK GALLERY, 900 Santa Fe, Denver, CO 80204
Michaele Keyes and Sue Simon
North Gallery: Susan Rubin
Until September 28

Andy Libertone and Kate McGuiness
October 1-26

VERTIGO ART SPACE, 960 Santa Fe, Denver, CO 80204
Mia Mulvey and Amanda Small
Thaumazein
Until October 25

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