C U R R E N T & U P C O M I N G S H O W S
Opening Reception: March 14th, 6:30 - 8:30pm
at the Sugarcube building at 1555 Blake.
Modern humans are pretty good at getting from point A to point B, especially with our phones to tell us where to go and how to get there. But we are here. Where’s that?
Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to get the bigger picture; to step back and look at things in context. This series of maps, constructed from aluminum cans and carpet tacks, firmly anchors the viewer in the universe, the Milky Way Galaxy, the solar system, and on earth, and hones in on our very real location amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s a tourist guide, an explorer’s tool, an evacuation plan; a study of civil engineering, geography, astrophysics and the boundaries of human intelligence. But more than anything, it’s a reminder that regardless of where we’re going or where we’re coming from, we are always here.
On display daily at the SugarCube Building at 1555 Blake St.
View map here
M-F: 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10th, 6-9pm
at 1412 Wazee St
Opening March 10th, Beyond the Object brings together the work of Dan McCaw and his two sons, Danny McCaw and John McCaw. All three artists share a studio space in Torrance, CA and this show can be seen as an extension of that practice. The willingness to push boundaries and ideas is cultivated by working in a shared environment where there is overlap (though not duplication) in theory, philosophy and intention. Their objective is to (collectively and individually) examine, contemplate and direct a fresh look at contemporary issues such as: the relationship between art and reality, memory and fantasy, symbols and anthropology, existential ideas and human psychology.
P A S T S H O W S
at 1412 Wazee St
Opening Reception: January 6th, 6-9pm
Join us on Jan 6th for the opening reception of a solo exhibition by master landscape painter Michael Workman. He is one of the major New American Tonalist painters; his use of color, texture and light create a balance between realistic and abstract interpretation. Following in the footsteps of his hero George Inness, Michael's works go beyond the visible surface of a landscape and seek an emotional-spiritual response from the viewer.
Opening reception: Nov 7th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Denver Central Library, Level 7, Vida Ellison Gallery
10 W Fourteenth Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204
Library viewing hours:
Mon - Tue: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Wed - Fri: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
For nearly 40,000 years mankind has been contributing to a vast visual record of the human condition. Weaving creativity with convention, each generation of mark-makers would pass along to the next an evolving visual vocabulary that would eventually overcome barriers of time, distance, language, and culture. Today, art educators prepare new generations of creatives to contribute new chapters to this unique, ongoing epic. Legacy is a celebration of these educators.
Gallery 1261 has assembled an exhibit roster of highly-skilled artists whom are not only lauded for their artistic achievements, but are also acknowledged for their commitment to the betterment of contemporary art education. Please join us for this very special event.
We are equally excited to present workshops and lectures in support of this exhibition by artists such as Anthony Waichulis and Dan Thompson. View upcoming workshops and sign up here.
Gallery 1261 is proud to present The Seasons, a solo exhibition of beautiful plein air works that explore nature by German artist Ulrich Gleiter. His masterful impasto technique is fully fleshed out in this series and used as a tool to describe the lush and beautiful landscapes on view.
In this 40+ piece body of work, Gleiter paints scenes from every season in a variety of locations throughout Eurasia, highlighting nature’s wondrous beauty. Gleiter describes the pieces as “travel impressions created in various corners of the world. In the exhibit are canvases from places as diverse as Croatia, Italy, the Republic of Georgia and the many different areas in Russia, the Urals, Siberia, the polar regions, and the mountains of the Caucasus.” Influenced by Russian impressionists and trained at the Repin Academy in Saint Petersburg, Gleiter employs the techniques of the masters; the brush-strokes work harmoniously to create his fully realized paintings. We see this skill in works like “At Sunrise in the Mountains”, “Heavy Snow In Karelia”, and “Summer Evening on the Black Sea”. Each work depicts a different scene in a detailed and carefully crafted manner. While the landscapes on view in this exhibition represent the bulk of the exhibition, there will also be still life and portrait works on view.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 5th 6-9 pm
Live Demonstration: Saturday, May 6th 12-3 pm
This body of work represents my creativity at its most unconstrained. The freedom of my current process has allowed me to tap into lightness, darkness, and the uncanny without excess judgement or expectation. For each painting, I was uncertain of the destination until the final brushstroke. The discomfort of this uncertainty leads me on a journey that is both more difficult and more rewarding. I am discovering places in my imagination I never knew were there. Through the process of painting, I am transported to other worlds. Or rather, an innermost world. – David Cheifetz