Exhibitions

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.

www.facebook.com/wmaxthomason

www.wmaxthomason.com

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.

www.facebook.com/artistabrunodanna

www.brunodanna.com

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.

Backstage: 1990’s London Fashion Week | Love, Line, Joshua and Jane

Opening First Friday

Apr 1 2016

6:00 pm

Backstage: 1990’s London Fashion Week | Love, Line, Joshua and Jane

Apr 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016

Opening – First Friday
April 1, 2016
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Artist Reception Party – Third Friday
April 15, 2016
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Showing in the first gallery:

Backstage:
1990’s London Fashion Week.
At the Bit Factory Gallery – April 1st – 15th, 2016.

A rare insight into the 1990’s London fashion scene.

Artist Gary Wallis.
Exhibition by Mario Abela: Creative.

ALEXANDER McQueen – Backstage – The Early Shows :

Photographer Gary Wallis first met Lee McQueen, later known as Alexander McQueen, while they were both studying at Central Saint Martins, London.  Their long-term collaboration began when Lee asked Gary to shoot his MA graduation collection ‘Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims’.

Before McQueen’s 1994 Fall collection ‘Banshee’, Lee requested Wallis to make a short ‘home movie’ and also to photograph ‘Banshee’ backstage.

For McQueen’s next four shows: ‘The Birds’, ‘Highland Rape’, ‘The Hunger’ and ‘Dante’, Wallis was again given backstage access to take pictures. This mainly unseen library has been hidden away in filing cabinets for over 20 years until very recently. These beautiful portraits provide a true insider’s view into a rare and special moment in time, as McQueen pushed the boundaries of convention and rose up as the rebel king of British fashion and ultimately world fashion.

This intimate set is a sample of images published as a collection in a litho printed hardback and is a must have for any discerning lover of McQueen and fashionista’s alike.

London Fashion Week –
Backstage:

A small selection of assorted fashion portraits  taken backstage during London Fashion Week.   These pictures were  chosen  from a forth coming book and exhibition, including backstage Antonio Berardi and Matthew Williamson shows. Of course the 1990’s fashion scene could not be complete without the “super models”- Kate and Naomi, and a little splash of
Kylie….
Strike a pose……

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT EXHIBITION CO-ORDINATOR
Mario Abela
ph: 303 718 6873
em: info@marioabela.net

Copyright : All copyright remains with Gary Wallis.

Showing in the second gallery:

Love, Line, Joshua and Jane

ARTIST‛S STATEMENT
I love clear arguments for independent witty women, heart touching comic satire, and the promise of happy endings. When attempting to describe my love for Austen’s prose, I find her own words encapsulate my feelings precisely. “I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” (Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813)

These modern, energetic portraits are my homage to Jane Austen, an author with a profound understanding of human nature captured in ever graceful, sometimes snarky, and uncommonly humorous
prose.

I emulate that prose with character studies that are graceful and chivalrous, yet strong and enigmatic. Austen’s characters are both believable and archetypal. The size and color choice in each study attempts to emulate Austen’s ability to reflect her character’s primal nature as well as their emotional makeup. The color, figure and abstract compositional qualities should immerse the viewer in the feelings of the character and the atmosphere of their novel.

The figures in my paintings evoke a nostalgia for a more gracious, slower, more courteous world, but the classical poses and costumes remind the viewer of this narrow, more restrictive existence. The attire and positions of the figures were inspired by the work of Sir Joshua Reynolds. As a contemporary of Austen’s during the Georgian to Regency era, I knew I could count on his large body of work for the historical accuracy of the apparel and pose.

The abstract qualities of my work aim to echo the fluidity of the narrator’s words, the character’s speech pattern, putting the viewer into the character’s mind. The paintings use light and contrast as a definition of the rock solid morality of the time, the sharp delineation reflecting Jane’s sharp observations of people and social situations.

I apply indirect color in washes using acrylic gloss medium, sometimes one at a time, sometimes two or three at a time, to a black acrylic grisaille layer. I use black to create starkness and contrast, as I find it does not distract from the evocative nature of color. I use indirect color in dripping, abstract washes to compositionally challenge myself as well as challenge the viewer’s ideas on modern portraiture.

Jane brought us social satire without causing us to lose faith in humanity. Her characters, and by extension, this body of work, are asking the largest questions in the human experience: ” Will I ever be loved?” “Will I ever find happiness?” Ms. Austen promises a happy ending; she helps us hope a little. It is my great wish that you find this hope in my art.

­Amy Lee Lummus

EAA on Santa Fe 2016

Opening First Friday

Mar 4 2016

6:00 pm

EAA on Santa Fe 2016

Mar 4 2016 - Mar 25 2016

Artist Reception Party – Third Friday
March 18, 2016
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

A Member Show of the Evergreen Artists Association in Denver Arts District on Santa Fe
Since 1958, the Evergreen Artists Association (EAA) has played a major part in establishing the art community of Evergreen, just 30 minutes west of Denver. We are a collection of emerging and nationally-recognized artists who learn from, support and teach each other in numerous community social and art events in Evergreen and throughout Colorado. We are a true “family” of artists. As Evergreen is now a Candidate District in the Colorado Creative Industries Creative District Program, we want to share our talents of the visual arts with the Denver Arts District on Santa Fe.  Please join us to celebrate EAA on Santa Fe 2016.
March 4 – March 25, 2016

Contact:  info@evergreenartists.org
More Info:   www.evergreenartists.org

Bruno D’Anna | W. Max Thomason

Opening First Friday

Feb 5 2016

6:00 pm

Bruno D’Anna | W. Max Thomason

Feb 5 2016 - Feb 29 2016

Artist Reception Party
Third Friday
February 19, 2016
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Bruno D’Anna will be displaying a collection of cityscapes and landscapes in the second room at Bitfactory Gallery for the month of February. W. Max Thomason will be displaying his Blue Series in the first room at Bitfactory Gallery for the month of February.

www.facebook.com/artistabrunodanna
www.facebook.com/wmaxthomason

Bruno D’Anna Exhibit

First Friday Art Walk

Nov 6 2015

Bruno D’Anna Exhibit

Nov 6 2015 - Nov 30 2015

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 artist 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.
www.facebook.com/artistabrunodanna
 
Artist Reception Party/Third Friday Event:
11-20-15
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.