Art Attack: exhibitions and gallery events in Denver this weekend

What’s in the crystal ball of Denver galleries this weekend? Lots of high quality art, including some of Denver’s favorites and beautiful artists we haven’t seen in a while. On the urban/street art side, the babes of Babe Walls will unveil a major collective exhibition, and a new exhibition is appearing at the ILA gallery.

In the meantime, the deployment of Mo’Print 2022 continues.

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Rory Scott, “Marble”.

Rory Scott, courtesy of Night Lights Denver

Night Lights Denver: Women’s History Month
1601 Arapahoe Street
Until March 12, from 6:15 p.m. to midnight; until March 30, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight (lights off on Mondays)

Night Lights celebrates Women’s History Month by projecting the work of a dozen female artists on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower. Curated by Sharifa Moore, independent curator and executive director of Denver Digerati (producers of the Supernova Digital Animation Festival, returning in September), the looping program acts solely as a showcase for each artist’s practice. Whatever the task, these women rise to the occasion.

Click to enlarge Phil Bender hangs a collection of "quilt" grid collages at Blue Tile Art Space.  -PHIL BENDER

Phil Bender hangs a collection of “quilt” grid collages at the Blue Tile Art Space.

Phil Bender

Phil Bender, Personally endorsed by management
Blue Tile Art Space, 3944 South Broadway, Englewood
Until March 27
Artist talk: Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m.

The inimitable Phil Bender, father figure of Pirate: Contemporary Art and giant of the Denver cooperative gallery community, comes out for a solo exhibition of “quilts”, a variation on the gridded collages of images or objects he has always made. Bender will be in the house on Saturdays throughout the run, including Saturday, March 19, when he will also host an artist talk. Bender’s work never gets old. Enjoy.

Click to enlarge Photographs manipulated by Jaime Belkind-Gerson, at the D'art Gallery.  - JAIME BELKIND-GERSON

Photographs manipulated by Jaime Belkind-Gerson, at the D’art Gallery.

Jaime Belkind-Gerson

Morgan Leigh McKenna and Lori Dresner Portals: Between Realms
Jaime Belkind-Gerson The memory footprintin the east gallery
Art Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive
Until April 3
Opening: Friday March 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Belkind-Gerson Artist Talk: Saturday March 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Photographer Morgan Leigh McKenna and clay artist Lori Dresner share their limb slits for working with the idea of ​​portals as gateways for change, both in the physical sense, such as walking through a doorway into another room, and in a spiritual sense, like navigating a dream or personal transformation. In the East Gallery, artist, physician and neuroscientist Jaime Belkind-Gerson filters all three professions into a stunning series of manipulated photographs, using medical imagery superimposed on everyday imagery and various artistic media, then slowly tracking progress and/or deterioration with repeated repetitions. algorithms.

Click to enlarge Betsy Margolius, "another mile," 2022. - BETSY MARGOLIUS, WILLIAM HAVU GALLERY

Betsy Margolius, “One more mile”, 2022.

Betsy Margolius, William Havu Gallery

Sushe Felix and Tracy Felix, Lay of the land
Betsy Margolius, winter series
William Havu Gallery, 1040 Cherokee Street
From Friday March 11 to April 30
Opening: Friday March 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artist couple Sushe Felix and Tracy Felix again show off their popular stylistic approaches to landscape painting – Sushe casts an elegantly formed modernist charm over her ubiquitous mountains and clouds, while Tracy’s similar subject matter takes on the shapes and the curved layers of a relief map or a Thomas Hart Benton. Presented together, their paintings complement each other and dialogue. In a nod to the Month of Photography, Betsy Margolius seduces with her mixed works combined with simple monotypes and linocuts, some superimposed with chine collé, to create patchworks of dense patterns, often inspired by nature.

Click to enlarge A recent engraving by master printer Mark Lunning of Open Press.  - MARK LUNNING, GALLERY AREA

A recent engraving by master printer Mark Lunning of Open Press.

Mark Lunning, Space Gallery

Lynn Heitler
Charlie Wooldridge
Mark Lunaning, Convergence — New
Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive
From Friday March 11 to April 16
Opening: Friday March 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Space Gallery presents the joyful abstract paintings in spontaneous compositions and explosive hues by Lynn Heitler, who says color has a voice that speaks to her when she paints. Alongside Heitler, versatile sculptor Charlie Wooldridge works in metal, stone, fiberglass, and more, to create metal prints and wall and floor sculptures with luxurious surfaces. A must at Mo’Print 2022, Mark Lunning’s Convergence — New joins the fray with a complex and dimensional new work. The Space Mo’Print show retiring Recent fine prints from Oehme Graphics is moving to the Space Annex, 95 South Cherokee Street, until April 9.

Click to enlarge Jason Middlebrook, "Sky Series #1" (detail), 2021-22, acrylic on maple.  - JASON MIDDLEBROOK, DAVID B. SMITH GALLERY

Jason Middlebrook, “Sky Series #1” (detail), 2021-22, acrylic on maple.

Jason Middlebrook, David B. Smith Gallery

Jason Middlebrook, Skies
Emily Joyce, RGB and see I’m finein the project room
David B. Smith Gallery, 1543 A Wazee Street
From Friday March 11 to April 10
Opening: Friday March 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artist Jason Middlebrook paints on cross-sections of polished hardwood in natural shapes, often in patterns that reveal the ridged wood between sections of applied paint forming stripes, zigzags, jagged or organic shapes that follow the rings exposed trees. For his second exhibition at DBS Gallery, he creates wood grain patterns through images of sky and clouds. In the Project Room, paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Emily Joyce for RGB and see I’m fine crack jokes in visual poems brought to life by mathematically calculated compositions, color studies and symbolic shapes. A feast for the eyes.

Click to enlarge See the abstract works of Ron Trujillo at the BRDG Project.  - RON TRUJILLO

See the abstract works of Ron Trujillo at the BRDG Project.

Ron Trujillo

Peggy Feliot-Jensen, Mo•dern Touch•é, interweaving of two cultures
Ron Trujillo, Yesterday and today’s journeys
Exhibitions curated by students from the Blank Slate program: UCD Digital Media Photography
BRDG Project, 1553 Platte Street
From Friday March 11 to March 29
Opening: Friday March 11 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Three concurrent exhibitions are taking place this weekend at the BRDG Project, including abstract paintings by French-American artist Peggy Feliot-Jensen and Colorado artist Ron Trujillo, who favors drips, splashes and floral patterns in color combinations pleasant. The first part of the BRDG Project’s nod to young curators is also on view, featuring an exhibition of digital photography led by students from Jasmine Colgan and Alejandra Abad at CU Denver. Return in April for an all-new show from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, plus a performance by MSU Denver’s Repertory Ensemble.

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Kelton Osborn, “My Slingshot”, acrylic and graphite on canvas.

Kelton Osborn, Michael Warren Contemporary

Kelton Osborn, An accumulation of emotion and response
Michael Warren Contemporary, 760 Santa Fe Drive
Until April 9
Opening: Friday March 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 9, 4-6 p.m.

Kelton Osborn defines himself as an experiential painter, driven by memory, visuals, intuition and an endless process of growth. The resulting works are rendered in an unbalanced patchwork of marks and irregular shapes reminiscent of an indistinct landscape seen from an airplane – the lost details of memory.

Click to enlarge Aidan Burke,

Aidan Burke, “Locked”.

Aidan Burke

Skyline High School VPA Academy Capstone, South Gallery: Friday, March 11 to April 3
Mixed grain: Main gallery, from Friday March 11 to April 24
Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Avenue, Longmont
Opening: Friday March 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Firehouse is holding previews in its main and south galleries this weekend, starting with the Mo’Print show Mixed grain, documenting a collaborative printmaking project by master printmaker Art Gym Gregory Santos, who invites four artists from across the country every four months to create artwork on small mailed lithograph stones. The second exhibition is an annual year-end effort of Skyline High School’s advanced VPA Academy. Discover the artistic phenomena of tomorrow at their beginnings.

Click to enlarge The Babes of Babe Walls celebrate Women's History Month at the Banshee House.  - COURTESY OF BABE WALLS

The Babes of Babe Walls celebrate Women’s History Month at the Banshee House.

Courtesy of Babe Walls

Babe Walls: Women’s History Month
Banshee House, 2715 Larimer Street
From Friday March 11 to May 2
Opening: Friday March 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Over 35 women and non-binary artists from the Babe Walls Mural Festival are teaming up for a major group show of Womxn History Month at Banshee House, a new hub for creative events at RiNo.

An image by Marissa Napoletano from the Salita exhibition, at the ILA gallery.  - MARISSA NAPOLETANO

An image of Marissa Napoletano from the exhibition Salitaat the ILA Gallery.

Marissa Napoletano

Marissa Napoletano, Salita
Robert Bell Collection
ILA Gallery, 209 Kalamath Street, Unit 12
From Friday March 11 to April 3
Opening: Friday March 11 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

ILA Gallery is hosting a second exhibition by artist Marissa “Revery” Napoletano, whose art studies abroad in Italy were a major source of inspiration for the delicate and fantastical portraits she paints in the present . Also on deck: Rob Bell, who specializes in nudes.

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