Us (Third Annual)

Opening Reception

Jun 17 2022

6:00 pm

Us (Third Annual)

Jun 17 2022 - Jul 9 2022

Bitfactory Gallery is hosting its Third Annual Us Exhibition to kick-off the week leading up to Denver’s 2022 PrideFest. As in past shows, the intent is to bring attention and awareness to marginalized groups of artists and demonstrate the universal nature of art. Artists and members of the LGBTQ+ community, Christopher La Fleur, James Mullane, Clint Ramstetter, and Louis Trujillo, will energize the gallery with paintings, fiber art, mixed media, and drawings in the genres of pop art, figurative and realism.LGBTQ+ artists have been, and always will be active in the art world but are often underrepresented in galleries and exhibits with this and all their shows, Bitfactory Gallery aims to foster inclusion rather thanfurther segregate and separate any community from one another.

All are welcome to attend the Opening Reception at 851 N Santa Fe Dr on Friday, June 17, 6-9 pm, the First Friday Art Walk on Friday, July 1, 6-9 pm, and to visit during regular gallery hours Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00–4 pm and by appointment, for the run of the show. Art may also be purchased online at www.bitfactory.net.

Christopher La Fleur is an internationally collected fine artist with clients on three continents and an annual production rate of more than 175 works a year. He employs highly experimental techniques and a volatile, expressive methodology. His work has been published more than a dozen times, being called the “most exciting and original contemporary art being made right now”. Owners and collectors find new and interesting dialogues every time they view their piece and often comment on the transient nature of the forms, colors, and textures. He is the former co-owner of Out-Front Magazine, Founder of the Out-Front Foundation, and he created the first-ever Aurora Pride in 2017. He is also the founder of SourCute Brands™. founded in 2021, that will bring to market a line of apparel and home soft goods using original characters and trademarked designs.

James Mullane is a multi-media artist working out of Denver, CO. His unique experience as a child of Army parents formed the way he looks at the world. His work focuses on queer issues, queer acceptance, gender identity, intersectionality’s, hybridity, gender fluidity, and the performative acts that create gender. His work features multiple media and overlapping imagery to note the many layers of a person’s identity and explores how the intersecting labels create an individual’s unique life experience. James graduated with his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in drawing from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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 an artist and curator born and working in Colorado. Identity is the recurring theme of inspiration for his artwork with explorations in gender expression, the unconscious, and family history. 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 located in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. His artwork is part of national private collections. He is currently employed by Access Gallery as their Mobile Art Studio Coordinator.

Bitfactory Gallery, located at 851 N Santa Fe Dr in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, exhibits work by the best emerging and up-and-coming local, national, and international visual artists. It strives to showcase art that may not be a good fit for other galleries. Additionally, they host one major or renowned artist a year, bringing new and exciting work to Denver. The Bitfactory building also houses artist studios with the vision of providing a helpful, friendly atmosphere for artists to work solo or collaborate with others. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–4p and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason at info@bitfactory.net or (303) 862-9367. www.bitfactory.net