Today marks the last day of Okuda’s solo show at Denver’s Mirus Gallery entitled The Plastic Island. Including logos of corporations and brands with his signature characters in colorful compositions, the Spanish artist takes aim at the role of plastics in our consumerist society and its deleterious effects on the environment. Working with the geometric patterned style and vibrant palette that has become his trademark, the new body of work features both paintings and sculptural pieces that event incorporate actual plastic products. Discuss Okuda here.
Tag Archives: Denver
This Friday (February 2nd), the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) will be opening up an exhibition from Cleon Peterson spanning their entire second floor. Featuring the provocative artist’s starkly violent imagery, the show will put on display paintings, sculptures, and murals, including what looks to be a striking “wrap” of the building’s facade. If you plan to attend the winter opening celebration (also welcoming in new exhibitions from Diego Rodriguez-Warner and Arthur Jafa), you will need to procure tickets here. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.
Following up on his show there last year (covered), Shawn Huckins (featured) will be opening Somewhere to Nowhere at Goodwin Fine Art on June 9th. The new distinctive text-based works are a response to his previous body of work where he overlaid today’s digital conversations (complete with abbreviations and mistakes) over scenes of traditional 18th and 19th century paintings. This time around, he uses phrases he finds from traditional pen and paper communications from a time when words seemed to be chosen more carefully and more meaningful and combined it with […]
Portland residents David Rice and Blaine Fontana besieged the Mile High City recently with their latest show Chromagrain at Svper Ordinary Gallery. Residents of Denver are familiar with what these two are capable of together as their collaboration mural was one of the featured pieces at last year’s Colorado Crush street art festival. A scant 12 months later they are back in Denver, this time with close to 15 new pieces all featuring their signature imagery & geometry combinations, welcomed by a large crowd of enthusiastic fans. Discuss Blaine […]
On June 23rd, Museo De Las Americas in Denver, Colorado, opened the first US museum solo show by Saner (Edgar Flores). Staying on view for 3 months, Resistencia/Resistance introduces the different styles of work that the Mexican artist has been known for – from murals, paintings, to large detailed and smaller, almost abstract drawings. Featuring many traditional elements, dominated by the recognizable Mexican masks, Saner likes to stage ancient scenarios in modern day settings. The masks symbolize modern life and the many faces or roles that people have due to […]
A couple of weeks ago, Sally Centigrade in Denver opened up a joint show from Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters entitled Outer Limits. The husband and wife team presented a cluster of original works interspersed with various art toys as well as custom hand-painted items. Take a look at more photos from the opening reception below… Discuss Kathie Olivas here. Discuss Brandt Peters here.
It was a grey, rainy Friday night on April 15th when Denver’s Svper Ordinary unveiled the newest body of work from stencil artist and Denver resident Mando Marie (also known as Amanda Marie). The new work contains number of new images and themes, but features the nostalgia and narrative elements that she is best known for. Long Ways is a homecoming for the RMCAD graduate, returning to Colorado after a string of successful exhibitions across Europe and at White Walls in San Francisco. The show will be on display until […]
AM was on hand for the October 16th opening reception of Laura Ball’s newest show Keep, her second solo at Denver’s David B. Smith Gallery. Using watercolor paint and graphite, Ball’s work is a subconscious exploration of the Hero Myth of Joseph Campbell. The series is composed of intertwined animals interacting on a white background, undulating and full of subtle details, making the work highly engaging. Installation shots via the gallery. Discuss this show here. Discuss Laura Ball here.
Denver’s David B. Smith Gallery will be presenting new works from Laura Ball starting this Friday, October 16th. The new watercolors are collectively entitled Keep, a continuation of her exploration of the subconscious and the hero myth of Joseph Campbell. In San Diego-based artist’s mind, the amalgamations of creatures, bones, and flora form sanctuaries in her paintings where the endangered animals can find refuge in a rapidly declining world. Discuss this show here. Discuss Laura Ball here.
AM recently got the chance to visit Regan Rosburg in her Denver studio, complete with animal skeletons, insect carcasses and all the flora and fauna she uses to make her envirocentric creations. Her work is equal parts visual art to be enjoyed by the viewer and a call to action to conserve nature. She is best known for her ability to use resin to create depth and an uncanny feeling of life in suspension, giving her work an unusual mix of natural beauty and an ever present uneasiness that the […]