Exhibitions

FESTUS DIES ANNIVERSA

Opening – First Friday

Apr 7 2017

6:00 pm

FESTUS DIES ANNIVERSA

Apr 7 2017 - Apr 29 2017

A Solo Exhibition Featuring the art of  W. Max Thomason

Opening – First Friday
April 7, 2016
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Artist Reception Party – Third Friday
April 21, 2016
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Festus Dies Anniversa is a solo exhibit featuring the artistic endeavors of W. Max Thomason, put together to celebrate the two year anniversary of Bitfactory Gallery. This spring exhibit features Max’s dive into a blurry dream world that centers on the out of focus human form. Max effectively captures a given moment in time and encourages the viewer to allow the paintings to pull emotions and thoughts of their own past and experience. The out of focus nature of his art leaves interpretation to the viewer and encourages introspection.

Max’s work has been featured on a national scale in Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, and New York

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Aquatique

Opening First Friday

Mar 3 2017

6:00 pm

Aquatique

Mar 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017

Featuring the art of: Gina Burg | Ellie Powell

Opening – First Friday
March 3, 2017
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Artist Reception Party – Third Friday
March 17, 2017
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Aquatique is the collaborative endeavor between photographer and mixed media artist Gina Burg and illustrator and painter Elle Powell. Their individual works being shown together in Aquatique are their love letters to the many stunning aquatic ecosystems around the world.

Gina’s work highlights the movement and light within landscapes and the beauty of the human form. By blending the mediums of film, graphic art and painting, she merges the real and the surreal to illustrate the moods of nature. Through her passion for composition, Gina’s creative intention is to capture the feeling of motion through a dream-like quality of light. She aims to inspire the viewer to feel her passion for the elemental beauty of water. Gina’s art has been showcased in several galleries throughout Denver. Over the years, she has worked with many other artists, musicians and photographers from every facet of the
creative community. In her day job, she was a featured photographer in 5280 Magazine, as well as within TheKnot.com and WeddingWire.com and was proud to be featured as a Wedding.com Best of Photographer.

Elle Powell is a world traveling Denver native who has been drawing and painting for the past fifteen years. She studied philosophy and fine art at Occidental College in Los Angeles and is currently an MFA candidate at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She believes in spreading joy and beauty through her artwork, and contributes a percentage of her profits to charity.

No Show – First Annual

Opening – First Friday

Jan 6 2017

6:00 pm

No Show – First Annual

Jan 6 2017 - Feb 18 2017

Opening – First Friday
January 6th
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
 
Featuring works by:
Amy Lee Lummus, Anna Marie Mead, Bruno D’Anna, Charly Fasano, Jason Cope, Josh Finley, Vincent Cheap & W. Max Thomason.

Purple Raven Artists – A Colorado Arts Guild

Opening – First Friday

Dec 2 2016

6:00 pm

Purple Raven Artists – A Colorado Arts Guild

Dec 2 2016 - Dec 31 2016

Holiday Art Show

Opening – First Friday
December  2, 2016
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Artist Reception Party – Third Friday
December 16, 2016
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Join the Purple Raven Artists along with guest artist, Anna Marie Mead, for our festive holiday art show and reception! We will be showing works in various sizes making this an opportune event to shop for yourself or for holiday gifts for someone special on your list.

Purple Raven Artists are a unique group of 10 professional Colorado artists creating in varied media of oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, photography, and jewelry. Our works are varied in style from representational to abstract, traditional to contemporary. Please visit our Shows and Events page at www.PurpleRavenArtists.com for information on upcoming shows. We look forward to meeting you and to showing you our artwork! Visit our Artists page for a sampling of our current paintings and photography.

www.PurpleRavenArtists.com

ANNA MARIE MEAD | PAUL BAREIS-GOLUMB

Opening First Friday

Nov 4 2016

6:00 pm

ANNA MARIE MEAD | PAUL BAREIS-GOLUMB

Nov 4 2016 - Nov 30 2016

Opening – First Friday
November 4, 2016
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Artist Reception Party – Third Friday
November 18, 2016
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Anna Marie Mead  – Transitions

My work comes from “I don’t know where!”

Composition gives form to purely intuitive expression coming from deep inside.  Color, mark, and shape are influenced by a constant wonder for nature, aligning the work and inherent essence of my soul. Nature has always been the inspiration for my work: cloudscapes, ocean scenes, wind-swept hillsides and glorious sunsets. I love to blend colors with the freshness and freedom of natural scenes, but often with an abstract interpretation. The process employs raw, intuitive energy to guide paint application while thick and thin layers of color and texture create rhythms of pattern, line and shape for abstract expressions to emerge.

When painting, it feels like I’m riding a beautiful wave.

Paul Bareis-Golumb

W. MAX THOMASON

Opening First Friday

Oct 6 2016

6:00 pm

W. MAX THOMASON

Oct 7 2016 - Oct 29 2016

Oct 7 2016 – Oct 29 2016

Solo Exhibition

Opening – First Friday
October 7, 2016
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Artist Reception Party – Third Friday
October 21, 2016
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Showing in the gallery:
 
W. Max Thomason

This show features a collection of paintings I’ve done over the last few years as well as many new canvases. You’ll see the path of a slow departure I’m taking from portrait and figurative painting to urban, sometimes gritty, sometimes almost sublime, cityscapes and landscapes. Drawing inspiration from everyday life and not trying to dress it up or clean it up but trying to capture the look and feeling that single moment in time and that single place in space can have.

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BRUNO D’ANNA

Opening First Friday

Sep 2 2016

6:00 pm

BRUNO D’ANNA

Sep 2 2016 - Sep 30 2016

Solo Exhibition

Opening – First Friday
September 2, 2016
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Artist Reception Party – Third Friday
September 16, 2016
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Showing in the gallery:
 
Bruno D’Anna

Born 1951 in Naples, Italy, Bruno has shown an exceptional inclination for art since childhood. As a teenager, Bruno enrolled in the Artistic Lyceum of Naples, a vocational school in which he had the opportunity to learn from some of Italy’s most respected artists, including Armando De Stefano. While in school, Bruno learned numerous painting techniques and the importance of art’s influence on people’s lives. He participated in numerous art exhibitions and galleries throughout the country, and earned his Master of Arts degree in 1971. Afterward, Bruno enrolled at the Naples Accademia delle Belle Arti with an emphasis on Scenography. After enhancing his artistic creativity and gaining full control of various techniques at the prestigious Academy, Bruno dedicated himself fully to painting. A remarkably expressive, figurative, vocational scenographer and painter at heart, Bruno merges various techniques to encompass his own emotions, the exaltation of nature, and the purity of poetry.

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W. Max Thomason | Vincent Cheap

Opening First Friday

Aug 5 2016

6:00 pm

W. Max Thomason | Vincent Cheap

Aug 5 2016 - Aug 27 2016

Life in Pieces II     |    The Daze That They Dreamed About Forever…
 
August 5, 2016 – August 27, 2016
 
Opening – First Friday
August 5, 2016
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Artist Reception Party – Third Friday
August 5, 2016
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Showing in the first gallery:
 
W. Max Thomason
 
This showing is a continuation of the Solo Exhibit titled “Life in Pieces” recently exhibited at Hangar 41. Each piece is a vignette of a moment in a life. Captured for the beauty, solitude, extraordinariness of it. Each fleeting moment of life can be a celebration or a catastrophe. It’s all in the perception.

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Showing in the second gallery:
 
Vincent Cheap

This show is called, “The Daze That They Dreamed About Forever…” The idea of observing those at rest.
The state when we are somewhere between relaxation and death. Dreaming, not only our own existence, but perhaps the beauty and heartbreak of people we have never known. Bringing up the question and theory , are we real or just simple moments of other minds and souls? Are we just simple inventions of someone’s else’s story line?
The characters in this series are the dream or are dreaming. Floating in timeless bliss as their minds wander. Are they creating your story as they rest? Or have you already dreamed that they exist?
As the viewer of this work it is simply up to you.
Thank you for sharing these moments looking at my work.

Jason Cope | Joshua Finley

Opening First Friday

Jun 3 2016

6:00 pm

Jason Cope | Joshua Finley

Jun 3 2016 - Jun 28 2016

Opening – First Friday
June 3, 2016
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Artist Reception Party – Third Friday
June 17, 2016
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Showing in the first gallery:

Jason Cope

Jason Cope is a self taught artist living and breathing in Denver, Colorado. His work is influenced by the unknown, the unseen, and this strange phenomenon we call existence. Working somewhere between collage and assemblage, he creates scenes of complex systems that drive and destroy this vast ecology of nature and ourselves.

jasoncope2015@yahoo.com
www.facebook.com/marsisyellow

Showing in the second gallery:

Joshua Finley

Raised on a farm in south central Kansas I started drawing as soon as I could hold a crayon. With no formal training I created through all the years of travel and touring while playing music. Moved to Denver in 2012 and established myself as a concert poster artist and mural painter. In Nov of 2015 I opened my own gallery where you can find me working daily. Feel free to stop by, Cabal Gallery 1875 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210

…or come see one of the four bands I play in. Rawk!

joshuafnly@yahoo.com
www.joshuafinleyart.com

Hooves on the Mesa | Photography on Natural Slate

Opening First Friday

May 6 2016

6:00 pm

Hooves on the Mesa | Photography on Natural Slate

May 6 2016 - May 31 2016

May 6, 2016 – May 31, 2016

Opening – First Friday
May 6, 2016
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Artist Reception Party – Third Friday
May 20, 2016
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Showing in the first gallery:

Hooves on the Mesa
At Bitfactory Gallery – May 6th – 31st, 2016.
 
Artist Linda Ghent

Linda Ghent was a 22 year police officer (retired).  Already involved with horses, mainly in barrel racing, Linda started Star Amazing Grace Performance Horses.  After training horses and specializing in equine sport massage, Linda decided to combine her passion for the horse and her love for photography.  Her desire was to study and photograph the wild horses.

Her photos are a collection of horses from North Dakota, Salt River, Arizona, Little Book Cliffs, Colorado and Sand Wash Basin, Colorado. There are also a couple of her own horses but most will be of the wild horses.  Along the way there is always other wildlife needing their photos taken too.  Each trip is a journey and an adventure as to whether she’ll find the horses or only rattlesnakes.

Her focus is to capture a glimpse into the spirit of the horse and evoke the feeling of returning to a wild freedom.

Showing in the second gallery:

Photography on Natural Slate
At Bitfactory Gallery – May 6th – 31st, 2016.
 
Artist Curtis Ghent

Curtis Ghent is a Colorado native, who has been a professional  landscape photographer  for the past five years.   When asked about Colorado he often responds “I am always inspired by the beauty, grandness and how dramatic it can be.  It is a gift we all should cherish.  I love the change of the seasons when the landscape takes on a new set of sights, sounds and smells.”

Although the majority of Curtis’ photography skills are self-taught, he has taken several classes and studies the work of other photographers.   However, he believes that time spent in the field experimenting with different techniques is the best teacher.  Curtis currently displays his photography in the Colorado Mountain Art Gallery in Georgetown, The Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park, and at Skinny’s in Breckenridge, Colorado.  In the summer he travels to art shows throughout Colorado and neighboring states.  His photography on slate and tile decorates homes  and offices from coast to coast, as well as the lobbies of REMAX Advanced and Bank of Commerce Mortgage in Fort Collins, Colorado.   Curtis is the photographer  for  the Vail Valley Foundation assigned  to  photograph the World Cup ski  races held each year in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Curtis currently resides in Loveland, Colorado.