Art

Same Ship, Different Day (Opening Reception)

Artist-in Residence: Maggie Lawless

Exhibition Dates: February 16th through February 25th

Attempting to provide a glimmer of societal self-reflection for the viewer, Maggie Lawless uses text and imagery from the Internet to attempt to capture the structures that promote and maintain entrapment, or domination and dependence, in modern society. Using formal techniques of collage, drawing, and painting, Lawless incorporates art historical references with details that intimately engage the viewer, while the symbolism and artistic techniques attract attention from a distance. Social, economic injustice and the structures that maintain these conditions are themes that occur throughout the work.

VERTIGO Art Space
960 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Friday
6:00pm until 9:00pm

Artist's Reception - Kim Dufford and Third Friday Collector's Preview

Join us this Friday to view the work of well-known Denver ceramics artist, Kim Dufford and her current show - Dwellings. You will enjoy Kim's exploration of the concept of dwellings and her vision of the comforts of home. All manner of buildings, houses, towers and unusual, whimsical abodes will be featured.

In addition to the Gallery exhibition, tour three floors of artists' studios and visit with our many local studio artists who work in a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture, and ceramics.

Artists on Santa Fe
747 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Friday
5:00pm until 8:00pm

Adam Reker 'Of Gods and Monsters'

In his first solo with Indy Ink, Adam crafts viscous spacescapes with inks, acrylic and an experimental process involving layers of vellum. On top of these he adds crisp line work of wolves, skulls, modified marlins and more.

For more of Adam's work.

Adam Reker was born in the Pacific Northwest but has called Denver home for most of his life. His work ranges from playful to complex conveying themes of fear, conflict and the struggle between nature, man and technology. Adam is influenced by street art, collage, nature paintings, and folk art - blending them into a mashup of colorful pop images. Adam has shown at The Hibbleton Gallery in CA, The APW Gallery in NY and several Denver galleries including The Other Side Arts, Plastic Chapel, Neopolitan, Icelantic, IndyInk, Illiterate, and Meadowlark.

INDYINK
84 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80209

Inaugural Exhibition Vol. 1

Gildar Gallery opens with the first installment in a two part inaugural group exhibition.

Featuring works by

Amanda Marie
Amber Cobb
Brittany Gould
Ethan Garton
Evan Isoline
Hollis + Lana
Lui Ferreyra
Ryan Gilmartin
Stephen Alsobrook
Theresa Anderson.

Opening Reception
Thursday, February 9
7pm - 11pm

Gildar Gallery, 82 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

ELEGY : A PERFORMANCE BY RIANNA BROWN & DAVID COCCAGNA

A new performance by Rianna Brown and David Coccagna. 7 pm.

Today
7:00pm until 10:00pm

Illiterate Gallery
82 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80209

First Thursday Art Reception February 2nd

Denver Loves Audrey McNamara
Paintings by Audrey McNamara

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE MACSPA & ART PIMP PRODUCTIONS presents Paintings by Audrey McNamara. February 2nd through 26th 2012 at The MacSpa 1738 Wynkoop, Suite 103 Denver, CO 80202.
Contact: Eric Matelski at ArtPimpInfo@mac.com 303-898-4350

I first met Audrey about six years ago. I would often see her promoting her upcoming art shows with handmade flyers. I enjoyed the art of her handmade flyers so much, that I had to see her artwork. Since then I have curated a handful of shows with Audrey’s work. I have also painted live with Audrey at concerts and other events, and even collaborated on a small series of work.
A few years back Audrey left Denver to explore other art scenes, her own art, and explore herself. After about a year in L.A. Audrey came back as a featured artist for my First Monday Art Talk at Dazzle. At that time Audrey also released a memoir of her acounts as a working artist in L.A..
Since then Audrey has bounced all around the United States, Portland, New York, and back to L.A.. Every time Audrey passes back through town to do a show, I notice Denver loves Audrey McNamara and her art.

Here is your chance to see for yourself Audrey’s illustrative imagination on display until February 26th at The MacSpa.

Public Reception will be held Thursday, February 2nd, 6-9pm.
With Tunes provided by DJ Mark Stenger (Follow Mark on twitter @themarkstenger)
Special Treats provided by curator Eric Matelski

Artist Info.

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A.H.H. ! Artist Happy Hour

Hello Art Friends, Come join myself and 3 great Denver Artists: Mario Acevedo, Greg Marquez, and Zoe Tessier for the first Artist Happy Hour of 2012.
Mario, Greg and Zoe each have a unique body of work on display at the Lobby until February 15th, but all three of them will be on hand for one night only January18th to personally show you their work and enjoy the ambiance of the Lobby American Grille.

The Lobby
2191 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80205

Today
5:00pm until 7:00pm

New Tattoos

Yesterday I had the pleasure of getting tattooed by Brandilyn Fritts at Alternative Arts Tattoo shop in Littleton. She is fast and does really good work. If you are looking into getting a tattoo anytime in the near future keep her in mind. She has a really great portfolio of work that I'm sure you can take a look at if you are interested.

Denver Art Society Holiday Art Marketplace

Are you looking for unique, affordable Christmas gifts?

Our Artist Co-op and Art Council is hosting a Third Friday Art Marketplace to fill your holiday needs. We will have paintings, prints, bookmarks, t shirts and more, to help provide your holidays with a personal touch.

Come and support local art Friday December 16th from 6-8 pm

Denver Art Society
734 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204