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.
Lawn & Garden – Hans Wolfe
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.
Wynne Reynolds – Flux
Fiber and metal experiments by Wynne Reynolds.
Playing with the duality of human beings, hard and soft, male and female, flesh and bone, represented by fiber and metal.
Possibilities – Phil Rader
This show explores the different varieties of compositions possible when using an experimental process.
Ophelia – Susan Smolinski
New Works – Ken Peterson
Edge Gallery presents a showcase of handmade prints in celebration of Mo’Print: Month of Printmaking 2016. The show will feature traditional and experimental prints from Edge members as well as community artists.
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