Opening Third Friday

Sep 21 2018

12:00 am


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.