Opening Reception and Tree Auction: Friday, December 9, 6-10 pm
Deck your halls! All works purchased can be taken home the same day.
Seasons Fleetings – Susan Hazaleus & Faith Williams
An artistic celebration of the holiday season, featuring interactive wishlist-inspired toys by Susan Hazaleus. Iconic religious imagery transformed by found materials and 52 painted ornaments that reflect a year of random Google questions by Faith Williams.
Mini Christmas Trees – Guest Artists
Join us for a silent auction of 12 “Artist Trees”, fanciful and quirky interpretations of the standard 2 foot imitation tree created by guest artists: Kevin Bell, Susan Berkley, Jane Davis, Cristina Gonzales, Carrie Hastings, Jennifer Hope, Gayla Lemke, Bennett Onsager, Dania Pettus, Wynne Reynolds, Mala Setaram-Wolfe, Megan Sullivan & Suzanne Welles.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 11th, 6-10 pm
Stories with Earth and Water – Rachael Amos
My attention swings from personal landscape to landscape in the myths of native Americans, but always earth and water are part of the story. This is due partly to the earthy nature of the pastel medium, which attracts me back again and again to its gritty contact with paper, and partly I think, due to the way my consciousness of nature has been raised by the reading I’ve done in the Land Library book club. It would be pushing it to say It’s an ecoconsciousness, but it’s much more like that than previously.
Illumination : Funky Industrial Lighting – Maggie Stewart and Michael Cousins
Married team Maggie Stewart and Michael Cousins create funky industrial lighting instruments through the process of salvaging, repurposing, unraveling and plugging it in!
Artist Reception: October 21, 6-10pm
Katherine Johnson – No Solid Ground
So much of what once seemed unchanging in life is changing more quickly than ever. In this time of personal, societal and environmental turmoil, I paint from a place of groundlessness where nothing is certain. Using color more intensely or not; defining shapes with lines or running lines alone; looking to previous context or jumping into a new way that defines itself. How does it feel to let go in this way? The act of working with whatever comes brings solace where it is much needed in order to live with the uncertainty of an evolving world.
id-Dania Pettus The non-pictorial image gives intrinsic (belonging naturally) substance to my images. The innate impulses of my mark making on the negative and the addition of collage scraps symbolize my thoughts and visions. My self-critical conscience struggles to find my place. The results of the mark making are the mediations between my conscious and subconscious.
Musings- Susan Berkley
Edge Gallery is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Open Entry Community show, “Open at the Edge,” featuring work from the Denver art community and beyond. Edge is dedicated to highlighting artists outside the domain of commercial art venues. Our annual Open Entry exhibition allows us to showcase the creative variety in our surrounding community. Please join us for the Opening Reception Friday, August 19th, from 6-10 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: August 19 – September 11, 2016
Water: A Reflection – Mala Setaram-Wolfe
Water: A Reflection is a video installation that addresses water as an element of culture, history and controversy. The work is a melange of eurasian cultural images and enviromentalism. As our global cultural struggles with increasing corporate ownership of this precious resource, we must reflect on the impact this will have on us and our future.
Immersion –Bennett Onsager
Conduit tubing, wires, and circuitry are seamlessly connected to human anatomy. Onsager explores a theme about combining biomorphic and mechanical sides of humanity. His work features stunning realism achieved only using the ceramic firing process. Achieving such affects is one of the hardest things to do in ceramics and Onsager demonstrates great skill and detail work in the medium.
Patterns of Consciousness — Stephen Shugart
Found objects and scrap material are transformed into light works investigating patterns of our daily existence in a disposable society. The works play with visual perception and are meditations on our individual and collective consciousness. For Shugart, working with light refers to quantum physics, chaos theory and ancient learnings about the nature of reality; light is a metaphor for consciousness and the horizonless, diaphanous interior light of the mind when eyes are closed.
Where Fun Lives – Dennis Pippen
Pop art paintings using vivid colors and optical effects. Featuring amusing rodeo themes and satirical gun culture. Large mash – up paintings with pop culture images incorporating 3-D objects. Brightly colored sculptures with geometric shapes on mannequin bodies.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 27, 6-10 pm
Uplift! 2.0 – Joshua Goss
Plate tectonics are responsible for the large-scale motion of the Earth’s lithosphere. Subduction and consequential melting of an oceanic plate under a continental plate creates volcanism and the associated uplift necessary for mountain ranges to rise.
Layers of iron and steel are super-heated and subjected to massive pressure as an analog to geological processes. The resulting landscape relates to the faulting and material deformation associated with the collision of tectonic plates and the consequential uplift of mountain ranges.
Colorado is synonymous with the Rockies. This exhibition will relate the sublime nature of geological time to the human perception by visually telling the story of the Rocky Mountains that we experience today.
Duende – Cindy Trevizo, Hee-Hun Cho, Michael Lemke and Lissabel Davila
Collaborated exhibition presents Duende; the mysterious power that a work of art has to deeply move a person and a quality of passion and inspiration.
Gayla Lemke – Watch out for the Undertow
This is an exploration of relationships between color, between media, between the artist and the material, between people and between grieving and celebration.
The process includes intuition, decisions, acceptance.
Not being afraid.
Knowing the audience is watching.
The uncertainty of it all and the underlying anxiety.