On View May 21 – June 13
Melanie Walker is an internationally recognized artist with experience in installation sculpture, photography and new forms. She combines photography with sculpture, electronics, puppetry, costumes and sound to create participatory environments that break down the traditional proscenium for viewers. She is a tenured professor of Art and photography at the University of Colorado at Boulder and has received numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1996.
George Peters has a thirty year history of working with aerial forms from gallery works to installation sculpture, kites, mobiles and banner works. During that time he has worked primarily as a studio artist and in the public art realm. His artistic experience includes film animation, graphic arts, theater set and costume design, photography, architectural modeling, painting and sculpture. He has completed over eighty large scale national and international commissioned works for private, corporate and public institutions.
On View March 13 – April 20, 2018
With his Fourteener project Derek took on the arduous task of photographing all of Colorado’s fourteen thousand foot peaks and was produced primarily with a 4×5 view camera and black and white film. A sense of idealism and commitment to revealing more than just the geography of these majestic mountains resulted in over two decades of climbing and photographing. Working in all seasons with extremely variable weather conditions, Derek has spent countless days upon end in high places waiting for the perfect combinations of light and weather.
Derek Johnston is a Professor and Program Director of Professional Photography at the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College. His fine art landscape work has been exhibited and collected throughout the United States including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL.
He has been honored with a Colorado Council on the Arts Grant in Visual Arts and is included in the critically acclaimed anthology, Photography’s Multiple Roles: Art, Market, Document, Science, published by the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
And Still I Rise
Bunny and Charles Burson
On View Tuesday December 19, 2017 – January 15, 2018
Political art has been an important part of my art practice. I have addressed voting rights, women’s health, and now I turn the unexpected outcome of the 2016 election into an inspiration for women.
Focusing on the presidential election of 2016, I am using the actual confetti, which was to have heralded an historic election: that of the first woman to become President of the United States. The glass ceiling at the Javits Center was to have virtually shattered and the confetti resembling shards of glass was to have cascaded down on us. The actual confetti, which had been loaded into air cannons never fell, but are part of an installation now projected across the gallery and are encased within the assembled snow globes to punctuate our work going forward.
This exhibition was designed to inspire, to motivate, to encourage all of us to stay engaged and to give us the courage and vision to act. It is a reminder that elections matter, that women’s rights, voting rights, all of our rights need to be fostered and protected.
With the glass ceiling and confetti as metaphors and Maya Angelou’s words as the title to this exhibition, I hope to empower young women and little girls to dream big, to believe in themselves, to break their own glass ceilings…. and to finally break that highest, hardest one.
Politics and governance have been at the heart of Charles’s career. He has participated from the grass roots to the White House. More recently however, he has adopted photography as his medium of expression. He was with me at the Javits Center pursuing his photojournalism election project when he captured this image of the Javits Center ceiling, looming over us, but never springing to life.
Where’s the Door
On view April 12 – May 9, 2016
Where’s the Door is an overture to a larger body of work titled Mama Birth Me Back. The temporality of self storage / public storage units torque a cartesian grid into undulating film strips. In this exhibition, corrugated metal and corduroy concrete are the signature modernist materials that create these anamorphic film cells.
Daniel Bauer is an artist whose work often uses a camera as a way of mining the materiality of an urban unconscious. The programatic nature of architectural narratives and the prescribed workflow of photographic apparati are rewoven into maddening tapestries of methodological knots and loose ends. Chasms between the personal and the collective; each a reflection of the other seen askew; emerge out of the surface of his work much the way latent images develop out of photographic emulsion.
Daniel Bauer received his BFA from The Photography Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and his MFA from Columbia University, New York. He has had two solo shows at the Andrea Meislin gallery and has recently curated PARTY BEUYS or What Comes After Farce. He has worked with architects and historians on exhibitions and projects in Kunst Werke, Berlin and the The Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, his work is in the collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. He presently teaches at The City College of New York.
On view March 7 – April 1, 2016
Alex Blau’s geometric paintings draw from a variety of sources and have unexpected associations. By variously utilizing graphic languages associated with things like disposable consumer goods, computer generated architectures and unfolding mandalas, Blau’s work both points to abstraction’s open-ended possibility and highlights its incorporation into mass culture. Blau has an M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and works primarily in painting. She has had solo shows at several venues, including Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville, Firecat Projects in Chicago, Gallery Seomi in Seoul, Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica, Kevin Bruk Gallery in Miami, Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston and the New Britain Museum of American Art. Blau is the recipient of several awards including a Joan Mitchell M.F.A. grant. She is currently teaching art at APSU and working in her studio in Nashville, Tenn.
On view February 1, 2016 – February 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 11, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Wes Magyar is a Denver-based painter and alumni of the University of Colorado, Boulder. His figurative works have been shown at The Denver Art Museum, Mobil Museum of Art, Arvada Center for the Arts, Dairy Center for the Arts, The Fort Collins Museum of Art, Mizel Ceter for Arts and Culture, and the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts. His paintings have also appeared in numerous publications including Art in America, Art Papers, Adbusters, The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Westword. Magyar has artwork in the modern and contemporary collection of the Denver Art Museum, the Howard A. and Judy Tullman collection, Children’s Hospital Colorado, City of Aurora Colorado, Delta Dental as well as many private collections in United States, Canada and Europe.
Wes is also an accomplished photographer, providing documentation services for institutions such as the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Arts, Redline, the New York Yankees and many exceptional artists, galleries and collectors.
Alleghany Meadows & Sara Ransford
On view December 7, 2015 – January 25, 2016
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 15, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Alleghany Meadows is a studio potter in Carbondale, Colo. He received his M.F.A. from Alfred University, studied with Takashi Nakazato in Japan, received the Watson Foundation Fellowship in Nepal and was previously an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He exhibits nationally and is the founder of Artstream Nomadic Gallery, and co-founder of Harvey/Meadows Gallery in Aspen. His work was recently acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia, where he was honored with the Walter Gropius Master Award for 2011.
Aspen-based artist, Sara Ransford, received a B.F.A. from University of Colorado Boulder, studied at Alfred University and served as an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Her ceramic sculptures are inspired by the mysterious power found in life’s processes and historical marks left by events in nature. Her work is exhibited nationally.