Jun 18 2021
Jun 18 2021 - Jul 10 2021
Bitfactory Gallery proudly presents the 2nd Annual Us Exhibition, a showcase of LGBTQ+ artists. In keeping with the theme of the previous Us Exhibition, the intention is to not further segregate and separate any community from another, but to demonstrate that, regardless of the pronoun one uses, art is universal. The public is invited to the gallery for an opening reception June 18, 2021, 6-9 pm as celebrations begin to ramp up in preparation for Denver’s official Pride week that runs June 20-27th.Bitfactory Gallery welcomes visitors Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4p.m., and by appointment. Work can also be viewed and purchased online at Bitfactory.net.
The show features returning artists Jeremy Patlen, Clint Ramstetter, Louis Trujillo, and welcomesAutumn T. Thomas and Jason Van Tatenhove as new participants in this exhibition.
Jeremy Patlen is a Denver-based landscape and portrait photographer who has been shooting professionally since 2003. Whether traveling, documenting weddings or photographing people, he constantly seeks out the beauty that gives a place or person its intrinsic character.
Clint Ramstetter was born and raised in southern Colorado and has resided in and around Denver for the past 30 years. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 1999. In addition to working in many areas of the fine art industry, he has exhibited his paintings in bars and delicatessens in the Denver area.
Louis Trujillo is a Denver native who creates works in his private studio and a shared studio at Art Gym Denver. His artwork is inspired by his dreams, his family, and his identity as a gay male. He received his B.F.A in drawing at Metropolitan State University of Denver where he was awarded the Nagel Art Thesis Grant and the Nagel Directed Studies Scholarship. He is a former member and PR Director of SYNC Gallery in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. His artwork is part of national private collections. He currently works at Art Gym Denver assisting the Gallery Curator and Membership/Program Director.
Autumn T. Thomas is an interdisciplinary artist currently working in wood sculpture. Her work challenges the boundaries of visual literacy by transforming wood into soft, twisting forms, mimicking the endurance required to thrive amidst the oppression and marginalization of women of color. Minimal in design, Thomas’ work personifies analogous, brown bodies as whispering forms of subversion, affecting prejudice by way of perception and visual literacy. Thomas received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia in 2017 and her BFA in Visual Communication from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015.
Jason Van Tatenhove is an artist and writer who owns Van Tat Piercing and serves on the board of directors of the Estes Park Arts District. He is currently working on raising his two daughters and making art every day.