Opening Reception & Presentation of “Juror’s Choice Award”: Friday, February 5, 6-10 pm
Edge Gallery is proud to host our annual exhibition of contemporary work by Colorado artists, juried by Dean Sobel, Director of the Clyfford Still museum. “On Edge” is an exploration of contemporary themes and experimentations in art, as defined by the guest juror.
This year’s selection features works from these outstanding artists: Amanda Adkisson, Vince Alfonso, Adam Ambro, Denise Bearden, Susan Blake, Shelley Bogaert, Amelia Caruso, Cody Christian, Jodie Cooper, Shana Cordon, Loggie Crumley, Deborah Davis, Robert Duddy, Gregory Ellis, Paul Elsberg, Adelina Gonzales, Leslie Hansel, Maddie Hanson, Melinda Laz, Paige Madden, David Meiklejohn, Zachary Miller, Nicolas Ng, Josh Palmeri, Johnny Plastini, Rachel Prago, Dannon Schroeder, Catherine Scott, Brandon Sexton, Noah Starer and Susan Wasinger.
numen – Nolan Tredway
These works look at the way we transform the world through purely subjective means, and how our perception and emanation create these realities. Though not everyone can be hypnotized, everyone who is begins by closing their eyes. When they open them, the change has occurred within. In a conscious hypnagogia there exists infinite possibilities, new frontiers, and the core of the very things that make us human.
Voice Filled with Listening – Liz Lautrup
Perhaps for some of us, finding a voice is a bit difficult in a loud world. Listening is a place to find a voice… listening to the subtle charms of natures, to a dog’s exhale, to the leaves skating jumpily on the Fall pavement. This current series of paintings spring forth from a desire to have a voice that is visual, but is in a deeper way, inspired by listening… listening to the subtleties of the soul and grasping some of its knowing.
Edge Experiments – Edge Members
Edge members take on the challenges of new materials, techniques and processes.
Emanate – Found objects repurposed into light sculptures
Dance on Paper – Figure drawings and video/drawing installation of dance performance
Opening Reception: 6-10 pm
Artistically Modified – Joan MacDonald
New paintings and drawings by Joan MacDonald.
As an artist I sometimes feel the need to visually address current socio-political issues. This is one of those times.
Kinetic Flow – Hee-Hun Cho
I am heavily influenced by lines and forms in my surrounding environments such as how tree branches create various lines and negative spaces. Through the physical manipulation of steel, I want to create visually dynamic objects. Movement in the Steel forms and stasis together they become one.
Opening Reception: 5-10 pm
Machine Dreams – Susan Hazaleus
Nature abstracted into aluminum, wood, paper and cloth reactive kinetic sculptures.
Nature Noticed and Also Ignored – Rachael Amos
I had declared to myself that Nature would be my topic, especially thoughts and images brought to mind by reading “The Forest Unseen,” by David George Haskell. But I found that I wouldn’t keep to my declaration, and that I ignored or subverted Nature as often as I focused on it.
The drawings for the most part began as improvisations; some are quite extensively developed further; others left pretty much as they occurred to me in the first moments.
Lucretia – Susan Smolinski
These paintings explore themes of mortality, sexual exploitation, and gender in ways that present both beauty and horror.
Ductile Compression 2.0 – Joshua Goss
Joshua Goss, B.Sc. Geology, MFA Metals, is a sculptor/artist who uses fabrication and blacksmithing techniques to simulate geological processes and transformations.
Ductile Compression 2.0 is characterized by the uplift and faulting that originates from the collision of tectonic plates. As mountains rise, fractures and folds expand through the Earth’s crust. With exposure to the atmosphere, organic textures are etched into underlying structures and patterns are revealed. The series of work exhibited in Ductile Compression 2.0 embodies the idea of time and material. Time is shown by the movement and offset of the layers – over millions of years horizons that were once flat become juxtaposed. Iron is a result of mineralization; a product of metamorphism. Metamorphism is a change that sedimentary and igneous rocks undergo when exposed to time, heat and pressure.
Ornament – Jennifer Hope
Jennifer Hope’s new paintings are a formal expression of motion and color on a large scale.
OPENING RECEPTION : 6 – 10 PM
Second Acts – Jennifer Pettus
Inspired by theatrical devices like lighting, props, exaggerated palettes, and costuming, Second Acts experiments with the amplified and temporal qualities of theatrical story-telling and story-experiencing. It likewise speaks to the second acts we may experience in life. Like a play’s protagonist, sometimes we must experience the unexpected in order to move forward.
Chemigrams and a Printer – Dania Pettus
Dania Pettus’ new work is a reconnection to her previous photographic work. She uses a method called Chemigrams, which is a filmless darkroom process that allows her to accept the unknown look of the final image. The images are made on photographic paper, scanned, and printed digitally.
Attunement – Mala Setaram-Wolfe
Explorations of the mysteries of matter. Mixed media works featuring encaustic and found photographs.
The Cost of Being Fragile – Faith Williams
New works by Faith Williams featuring printmaking and drawing. Reflections on personal medical experiences through exploration of the body, medical imagery, financial bills, and visual manipulations.
Bennett Onsager is proud to announce his newest solo show at Edge Gallery, “Integrated Extremities”. You are guaranteed to love exploring Bennett’s powerful take on the human experience expressed through the use of the human figure and forms that remind people of technology’s influence. Come see his masterpieces up-close and personal. Opening Reception Aug 7 and the show runs till Aug 23.
“Carbon and Ash”. Charcoal drawings by Jane Davis.
Sandra Azcarate, in presenting “The Nature of Dogma” at Edge Gallery, is exploring how dogma can very quickly become oppressive and destructive. Oftentimes, religions and philosophies begin with ideas meant to enlighten the human spirit but this can rapidly, if used by those intending to secure control and power over others, become tools of repression. I hope that people can work together to prevent this from happening.
Surprises – Phil Rader
Each abstract work in Surprises, the new series of abstract oil paintings by Philip Rader, were created to mirror life. The artist’s intention was to make his subconscious mind a visual reality and demonstrate the immediacy, emotion, and surprises he encountered during this process.
States of Transition – Edge Members
Showcasing art from a variety of members, this year’s Member Show exhibits the diversity of talent represented among the gallery’s gifted membership. The exhibit includes paintings from Katherine Johnson, Gayla Lemke, Dennis Pippen, Stephen Shugart, Susan Smolinski, and Nolan Tredway; sculptures by Hee-Hun Cho, Joshua Goss, Susan Hazaleus, and Ken Peterson; and mixed media pieces by Joan MacDonald, Dania Pettus, Jennifer Pettus, Mala Setaram-Wolfe, and Faith Williams.
The show will feature finished, contemporary artwork of varied mediums from more than a dozen of EDGE’s artists as well as live demonstrations of artwork in progress each Saturday of the show.