Exhibitions

Up Close

Opening Reception

Nov 16 2018

6:00 pm

Up Close

Nov 16 2018 - Jan 10 2019

A Two Person Exhibition featuring the work of:
Tommy Nahulu
W. Max Thomason

Nov 16, 2018 – Jan 10, 2019

Opening Reception:
November 16, 2018
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Up Close is a two-artist exhibition with a focus on Figurative Art. Both artist paint from imagery and experiences in their lives.Nahulu is making the transition from doing large murals as a street artist to the realm of canvas and fine art. Being heavily influence by his Hawaiian roots and his love of nature. Thomason tends to paint almost vignettes of daily life, what he sees and experiences, with, at times, a tongue in cheek sense of humor.

Tommy Nahulu – is best known for his significant murals that can be found from Hawai’i to Colorado. Musicians, writers, a love for nature, and his Hawaiian roots are the inspiration for many of the subjects in his paintings. His Student Mural Workshops, a special art project he helped create, began with his passion for making sure young hearts and minds had access to art. They have become lasting works of art with a permanent home in schools around Denver and on Maui. As Tommy continues to drive his artistic spirit forward to create work that celebrates his lust for life in a beautiful world, he brings with him all he learned, all he loves, and all his hopes to make our days ahead better.

W. Max Thomason – is a Denver based artist that works in the natural-realism, abstract and sometimes pop genres. Max studied at Community College of Denver/Metropolitan State University/University of Colorado Denver from 1990-1997 under Amy Métier and Robert Mangold.

He has participated in multiple group and solo exhibits to date across the US, Austria and Germany. His artwork has also been used as album covers for the Carolyn’s Mother album Fridays and Other Small Tragedies, and for the upcoming single Boys Like Me and two albums Recovered and Recovering by Mike River.

Opening Reception will be on Third Friday, November 16th and the exhibition runs through Thursday, January 10th.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason at info@bitfactory.net or (303) 862-9367.

ALL DAY I DREAM

Opening Third Friday

Oct 19 2018

6:00 pm

ALL DAY I DREAM

Oct 19 2018 - Nov 6 2018

A Two Person  Exhibition featuring the work of:
Jennifer Bobola – Topher Straus

Opening Reception:
October 19, 2018
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

All Day I Dream is a two artist exhibition with a focus on Modern Art. Both artist use a very strong and bright palette. Bobola uses impasto technique and texture to create rhythmic, mid-century-esque  paintings. Straus digitally paints over photographs that he then prints on aluminum and sometimes adds paint to in an impasto style.

Jennifer Bobola – My paintings combine Abstract Expressionism and rhythmic line, creating unique textures.  I use a thoughtful approach, allowing experimentation and improvisation to make my work more balanced and alive, while manipulating dimensions of color and shape.

Topher Straus – is a Denver born, New York trained multi-media artist, known for his raw playfulness and imaginative concepts.

My work is a deconstruction of reality that is layered with radical color combinations and bold texture. My style is unconventional, drawing on couches and painting on metal. My work is fun, fearless and full of rhythm.

Opening Reception will be on Third Friday, October 19th and the exhibition runs through Tuesday, November 6th.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason at info@bitfactory.net or (303) 862-9367.

REMEMBER EVERY BIRD

Opening Third Friday

Sep 21 2018

6:00 pm

REMEMBER EVERY BIRD

Sep 21 2018 - Oct 11 2018

A Solo Exhibition featuring the work of:

Henry Esparza
Sep 21, 2018 -Oct 11, 2018

Opening Reception:
September 21, 2018
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Henry Esparza – Before passing away this past spring at the age of 67, Esparza created a captivating collection of paintings and evocative collages. Inspired as much by a lifelong love of literature and music — particularly writers like Rainer Maria Rilke and musicians like John Coltrane — as spending time appreciating the simplistic beauty of nature, Esparza was a gifted artist who developed a unique and vibrant style.

Over the course of his life, Esparza, a native of the San Francisco area, spent time in Los Angeles, New York, Sante Fe, and Scottsdale, and Denver, where he maintained a pair of studios. Although his work has been shown in many of those cities, the Bitfactory Gallery exhibition will mark the first time his art has been showcased in the Mile-High City.

Opening Reception will be on Third Friday, September 21st and the exhibition runs through Thursday, October 11th, the exhibition will feature a variety of handpicked pieces from the late artist on canvas, wood and paper.

Tadashi Hayakawa – “Henry Esparza came into my life after his death. It has been a wonderful gift to me that I was connected with his wife Sandra, who was searching for a gallery to do a memorial exhibition of Henry’s lifetime of works. Upon seeing his work I was inspired and felt like we were kindred spirits, like brothers in arms with paint brushes and palette knives. His work astonished me and my peer Carlene Francis; and with help of Bill Thomason, Director of Bitfactory Gallery, we feel honored to help make this memorial exhibition happen. Henry and his vibrant, soulful work has made an inspiring impression on my own meaning of being an artist. I am grateful for the presence of Henry’s expressions of his life into my life. I look forward to meeting Henry in heaven soon.”

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason at info@bitfactory.net or (303) 862-9367.

Bruno D’Anna Solo Exhibition

Opening Third Friday

Aug 17 2018

6:00 pm

Bruno D’Anna Solo Exhibition

Aug 17 2018 - Sep 13 2018

A Solo Exhibition featuring the works of Italian artist:
Bruno D’Anna

Bitfactory Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring the work of Italian painter Bruno D’Anna with a focus on figurative art. The Opening Reception will be Friday, August 27th, 6 pm – 10 pm The exhibition will run from August 17, 2018 through September 13, 2018

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.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason, (303) 862-9367 or info@bitfactory.net

 

Boombox

Opening – Third Friday

Jul 20 2018

6:00 pm

Boombox

Jul 20 2018 - Aug 9 2018

A Group Exhibition featuring the works of:
Emit | Tuke One | Keith Jive | Mike Graves | Topher Straus | Art by 13

Bitfactory Gallery is pleased to present Boombox a group exhibition with a focus on Modern Art and the sub-genres of Graffiti, Street Art and Pop Art. Boombox will feature the work of Emit, Tuke One, Keith Jive, Mike Graves, Topher Straus, and Art by 13. The exhibit will run from July 20, 2018 through August 09, 2018 with an Opening ReceptionThird Friday, July 20th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Emit – has been around, painting and switching up styles, since the late 80’s. He pioneered the DF crew with fellow artist Sub not long after, and has garnered a tremendous amount of attention, both individually and collaboratively, over the last few decades for his vibrant large-scale works and productions, and his trademark clean, textbook, metropolitan b-boy style; always legible, always packed to the brim with texture and detail.

Tuke One  I’ve worked on all kinds of projects from logo design, silk screen designs, commercial signage, all the way up to large scale fine art murals and pretty much everything in between. I can only hope that my art brings the kind of joy to people that I have experienced as the result of other people’s work over the years. There is something inherently beautiful about continuing to test the boundaries of your capabilities and that is the driving force behind my passion for creating.

Keith Jive – His prolific pieces are found in countless graffiti magazines around the world, national street art festivals and legal walls. His exposure is wide-spread, exhibiting graffiti canvases and paintings in group and solo fine art shows throughout the United States.

Mike Graves – is a multi-disciplinary artist focusing on a large range of mediums, including paintings, illustrations, murals and art figures. The ability to create and share art with people makes him truly happy. Mike’s goal is to paint whimsical, bright character-based work that brings people joy and helps them feel like a child again. His art has been seen in Hawaii, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Phoenix, Miami, Chicago, Denver, Houston, LA, New York, Canada, and Australia.

Topher Straus – My work is a deconstruction of reality that is layered with radical color combinations and bold texture. My style is unconventional, drawing on couches and painting on metal. My work is fun, fearless and full of rhythm.

Art by 13 – is an exploratory project that is ever evolving and branching out to new territories as time unfolds.  The work is intended to be seen and enjoyed by anyone and everyone regardless of social class, race, gender, or age in an effort to convey a universal message to be seen and heard. Although we are each unique individuals there is the idea that we are all tied to the collective, and as such share a collective understanding

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason, (303) 862-9367 or info@bitfactory.net

Monoliths

Opening – Third Friday

Jun 15 2018

6:00 pm

Monoliths

Jun 15 2018 - Jul 12 2018

A Group Exhibit featuring the works of:

Rebekah Corah

Julia Linova

Amy Lee Lummus

Bitfactory Gallery is pleased to present Monoliths an all female artists, group exhibit with a focus on figurative art. Monoliths will feature the work of Rebekah Corah, Julia Linova, and Amy Lee Lummus. The exhibit will run from June 15, 2018 through July 12, 2018 with an Opening Reception Third Friday, June 15th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Rebekah Corah –  The use of symbolism in my paintings such as butterflies, birds, keys, and locks, are imperative in communicating my ideas. I also represent the figure in my paintings because fear is very controlling of the body. Fear is direct and can surround and engulf us at times. Another reoccurring symbol in my work is red string that is wrapped around the flesh to indicate how one can become stripped down and clothed by the ugliness of fear. We then tend to view our identity and our fears as one in the same. The anger and frustration regarding fear usually is internal for me, but I chose to represent it externally because it exemplifies a better understanding of fear.

Julia Linova – Her style touches different topics of today’s life including religion. Her earlier works were inspired by the people she met during her study in Lviv Franko University. In 2016 she spent a few months travelling former CIS countries (Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan) and Indian Mumbai and Goa. During her travel she stayed in monasteries discovering the taste of life of a religious novice and some of the indecencies of people claiming to be extremely religious and righteous. This experience influenced some of her later art works through which she is telling the stories of various human vice expressed in form of silhouettes and darkened colors. In her latest pieces she is experimenting with colors, using them to reveal true emotions of portrayed beings.

Amy Lee Lummus – My work explores my emotional mindset and feelings toward a concept or construct such as growth within human relationships, interpersonal and otherwise, and the constructs of society, such as the highly sexualized feminine experience as it pertains to the human relationship.  I want my work to evoke a relatable feeling for the viewer; I want the viewer to understand his or her own human experience better by viewing my work.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason, (303) 862-9367 or info@bitfactory.net

Output

Opening Third Friday

May 18 2018

6:00 pm

Output

May 18 2018 - Jun 7 2018

May 18, 2018
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

A Group Exhibit featuring the works of:

Kari Bell – Prerna Kapoor – Anna Marie Mead – Elaine Wendt

Bitfactory Gallery is pleased to present Output an all female artists, group exhibit with a focus on abstract expressionism. Output will feature the work of Carolyn Bell, Prerna Kapoor, Anna Marie Mead and Elaine Wendt. The exhibit will run from May 18, 2018 through June 7, 2018 with an Opening Reception Third Friday, May 18th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Kari Bell is a Denver based contemporary abstract oil and cold wax painter whose goal is to explore the dimensions of the self and the world as well as push the limits of understanding.

Prerna Kapoor is India-born, Japanese artist, now living and working in Denver. “I firmed in my resolve to learn and explore my love for colors further. From being a Japanese interpreter and translator to full-fledged devoted to painting, the journey has had its moments of vacillation as well. It enriched my color palette as well as adding to my repertoire.”

Anna Marie Mead a West Virginian native, has been living and working in Colorado for over 40 years. She in now based out of Evergreen. “Painting expresses what I am feeling, seeing and hearing all around me.  Nature has always been the inspiration for my work: cloudscapes, ocean scenes, wind-swept hillsides and glorious sunsets.”

Elaine Wendt is a Denver based abstract expressionist. “My works are created from a place of curiosity, vulnerability, necessity and courage. As an environmental and geospatial student my pieces reflect a need to understand the mundane through the abstract. My work in remote sensing technologies has given me the unique opportunity to display the world I live in, as seen from satellites while art has given me the opportunity to display the world as seen by my own two eyes in a way that I feel explores the sensitivities often hidden in a technological world.”

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason, (303) 862-9367 or info@bitfactory.net

a.Wake:

Opening – Third Friday

Apr 20 2018

6:00 pm

a.Wake:

Apr 20 2018 - May 10 2018

Opening Reception – Third Friday
April 20, 2018
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Bitfactory Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibit, a.Wake, by symbolist Sharon Healy. The a.Wake exhibit will run from April 20, 2018 through May 10, 2018 with an Opening Reception Third Friday, April 20th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Healy believes that myths and archetypes convey universal messages about what it means to be human. She sees symbols and icons as ubiquitous tools to transcend the limitations of words.  Jazmin Montano of Jazmin Arts once said that: “Healy’s work will transport you into the hallucinogenic dream world of your archetypal subconscious [sic].” Using the power of cultural iconography and the materials of her craft, Healy weaves in the power of mythology to encapsulate the human experience in art.  Healy received her BFA from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2007 and actively participates in the Denver art scene. Her work is regularly on display at galleries in the Santa Fe Art District and the RiNo Art District, and also seen nationally, recently in the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art’s Surreal Salon Six Show. She has contributed various pieces of art to local charities like Progressive Veterans, Dream Project, Yoga Rocks the Park, and many more. Her work has been in multiple publications including “Vain Magazine,” “Contango Magazine,” “303 Magazine,” and featured on the cover of the book, God Heavy.

The a.Wake exhibit will run through May 10, 2018. The artist will be present at the Opening Reception Friday, April 20th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason, (303) 862-9367 or info@bitfactory.net

STAINED AND MANIPULATED

Opening – First Friday

Mar 16 2018

6:00 pm

STAINED AND MANIPULATED

Mar 16 2018 - Apr 12 2018

A two person exhibit featuring the work of Gregg Harkenrider and Perle

Opening Reception – Third Friday
March 16, 2018
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Bitfactory Gallery is pleased to present a two artist exhibition of new works, Stained and Manipulated. The exhibit will run from March 16, 2018 through April 12, 2018 with an Opening Reception Third Friday, March 16th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Two artists will be featured in the exhibit. Gregg Harkenrider and Perle. Harkenrider is new to the gallery. This will be his first exhibition with Bitfactory. Harkenrider has shown at other galleries in the area including Artwork Network. Perle is coming off her stellar showing at her first exhibit with Bitfactory in December, Some Assembly Required. Where she exhibited new pieces along with two other artists and being included in the second annual No Show at Bitfactory along with 13 other artists.

Harkenrider works with glass, metal, LED and epoxy to create visually stunning stained glass images of cityscapes from all around the world. Each one being back light with a programmable LED array.   Perle is creating all new works for the exhibit. She digitally manipulates photographs she has taken. She then has them printed on canvas and paints and collages over the images. Creating a very unique mixture of digital and analog art.

Gregg Harkenrider paints with glass, and tends to blend elements together that are normally opposed to each other. His designs encompass elements that require thought and planning. Each piece must reflect light as well as transmit backlighting. He says he’s found that using reflective light as well as transmitted light adds three dimensional elements that make the piece look real.

Perle has learned from local fine artist Ravi Zupa and world renown digital artist Android Jones and has studied art and design for a decade. She looks for inspiration in the natural world, in feelings, in touch, in sound, in emotion, and in sight. She integrates emotions & nature with the technological world into images that evoke something ethereal & otherworldly.

The Stained and Manipulated exhibit will run through April 12, 2018. The artists’ will be present at the Opening Reception Friday, March 16th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason, (303) 862-9367 or info@bitfactory.net

NO SHOW (SECOND ANNUAL):

Opening Third Friday

Jan 19 2018

6:00 pm

NO SHOW (SECOND ANNUAL):

Jan 19 2018 - Mar 8 2018

A group exhibit featuring the work of 14 local artists

Opening Reception – Third Friday
January 19, 2018
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Bitfactory Gallery is pleased to present the second annual No Show group exhibit. The exhibit will run from January 19, 2018 through March 8, 2018 with the opening reception Third Friday, January 19th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

No Show will feature works from fourteen local artists. The exhibit will cover genres from natural realism to pop art and disciplines from painting to photography to graphic design and many more. No Show is an opportunity for both artists who have shown and artists that have not shown before to get their work on display for the public to view.

Featured artists are:
Amy Lee Lummus
Anna Marie Mead
Art by 13
Branden Fichter
Bruno D’Anna
Charly Fasano
Chuck Chowen
Jason Cope
Joshua Finley
Perle
Sharon Healy
Steve Blakley
Vincent Cheap
Max Thomason

The No Show exhibit will run through March 8, 2018. The artists’ will be present at the opening reception Friday, January 19th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason, (303) 862-9367 or info@bitfactory.net