Black and White
Aug
31
to Oct 28

Black and White


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Mid-Exhibit Events for Black and White

Preview Thursday, October 5th, 5pm-9pm

Experience the current exhibition in a casual manner. You'll be able to meet the artists, view their work, and learn about the pieces being featured.

First Friday, October 6th, 5pm-11pm

Join the party and help us celebrate the new exhibition! First Friday draws a crowd and delivers on fun. Bring the family and enjoy the amazing artwork and festivities.

 

 

Black and White

"Black and White" consists of drawings, prints, and photographs, all--you guessed it! in black and white. This will be a group show featuring local and regional artists Donald Starr, Hayden Senter, Terrien Hale, Alexander Lui, Clarice Tara, and a few extra surprises.

 

 
 
Alexander Lui

Alexander Lui

 

We all love color but sometimes we can more easily “see” an image when there is only black and white and gray, and where line often dominates. Over the past year or two I've met a number of artists whose work in black and white is both compelling and remarkably skilled. Drawing and its sister medium, printmaking (lithography, etching, et al.), are under-appreciated and under-exhibited. Yet these art forms go back hundreds of years, to artists like Albrecht Durer, whose drawings from the late 1400s are still exhibited and collected today.

Drawings and prints, from botanical and medical illustration through mid-20th-century advertising, were useful predecessors to photography for documentation of important educational, journalistic, scientific, and commercial material. But drawing, prints, and photography are also important fine art media. Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, and Sol LeWitt are examples of contemporary artists who have made drawings an important part of their fine art practice.

So I happily organized this exhibit: with Donald Corpier Starr's deeply humanist drawings; Hayden Senter's mysterious narrative drawings and prints; Alexander Lui's fantasy landscape drawings; Clarice Tara's strong drawings from life and delicate staged photos of nudes in the landscape; and Terrien Hale's light, whimsical drawings that will cheer you. Plus a few surprises I've collected over the years.

 
 

Please join us for our mid-exhibit Preview Thursday and First Friday (10/5 and 10/6), and during the week, a quiet and lovely time to enjoy this work.

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(Thanks to my Denver colleague and friend, Richard Jacobi, who inspired this exhibit but was unable to participate.)

 
 
 
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(July-Aug) Exhibition: Lolita Develay - Opulent, Eva Celin: Beach Paintings, and T. M. Scott: Sculpture
Jul
6
to Aug 26

(July-Aug) Exhibition: Lolita Develay - Opulent, Eva Celin: Beach Paintings, and T. M. Scott: Sculpture

"Dreams Come True" from Opulent

 
Dreams Come True by Lolita Develay

Dreams Come True by Lolita Develay

 

Her work has been described as photorealist depictions, in watercolor and oils, of contemporary subject matter characteristic of Las Vegas. 

My work is about life as I am able to observe it.

— Lolita Develay

Artist's Statement for the Exhibition:

The paintings for Opulent were completed across a period of 3 years. The vision for them began much earlier than that. I grew up on a small farm in the desert, made mud pies and went on countless hikes to search for lizards. My sister would come up from Los Angeles, she smelled amazing, not like dust, and her clothes were always so fashionable. 

I came to be fascinated with the way clothes define us, the politics behind them, how we choose to dress to influence the world’s perception of us. The clothes in these paintings represent an ultimate desire, for me they are status symbols of success. I am often at conflict with the ideas wrapped up in what constitutes success. In spite of this, I too am
drawn in by the appeal of luxurious clothing, fantasies of a luxurious life. 

These paintings embody my ultimate desire for lush surfaces, the luxury of time that is what allowed these paintings to be created. They reflect the precious commodity of time that along with my ability to Indulge myself, to revisit these paintings, to paint them until the surface satisfied my desires. 

 
 

"Umbrella Beauties" from Beach Paintings

Umbrella Beauties by Eva Celin

Umbrella Beauties by Eva Celin

Artist's Statement for the Exhibition:

My artwork is sincere; simple but more importantly, serene. I try to be well balanced, meditative, calm, and creative in my personal life and I like to paint scenes that remind me of these feelings. I think that it is important to have in our intimate places objects and art that makes us grow spiritually.

This point of view is kind of an opposition to so many art statements about defending ideas, political circumstances, religions, etc, or criticizing so many things that happen in the world. My objective is to stop thinking; to feel and contemplate more. To enjoy the silence, avoiding, hopefully, so much discussion. Even if it is necessary to fix so many things I truly believe that the greatest change that we can make is first as individuals.

This said, as a painter, the real pleasure and thoughts that I enjoy most about painting and viewing art is the painting itself: colour, textures, light, composition, etc. That is where the real meditation happens, and the purpose for many of us (artists) is to create the most beautiful and transcendent piece, learning and enjoying the process of creation. And best of all, we can then show it so other people can enjoy it too. 

 
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