Past Exhibition

‘GRAYS’ curated by SARAH LAVIGNE

Exhibition runs February 12th 2015 - March 22nd 2015
FEATURING: ANNIE MARIE MUSSELMAN | MANDY BARKER | ACACIA JOHNSON | MICHAEL LEWIS
  • WolfHaven 12 30"x40" ANNIE MARIE MUSSELMAN
  • SHOAL 3 49"x38" MANY BARKER
  • POLARIS 14 30"x40" ACACIA JOHNSON
  • CAR IN SNOW 30"x30" MICHAEL LEWIS
Press Release
  • Exhibition: ‘GRAYS’ curated by SARAH LAVIGNE
  • Showing: February 12th 2015 - March 22nd 2015
  • Opening Reception: OPENING RECEPTION FEB 12TH 6-9PM

In a groundbreaking new exhibition at Space Gallery starting February 12th, curator Sarah LaVigne introduces provocative themes of preservation, symbolism and metaphor that take their audience as far afield as Alaskan landscapes, challenged marine resources and film noir.

“Grays is a blurring of the lines between what’s real – and what might be.” – Sarah LaVigne

“The four photographers featured in Grays challenge people to re-imagine their individual notions of reality,” says exhibition curator (and 5280 Magazine Photo Editor) LaVigne. “The works abstract their subjects in subtle or dramatic ways, transporting the viewer beyond the black or white poles of factual perception into places I call ‘the grays’.”

Photographer Acacia’s landscapes disengage viewers from the comfort zone of familiarity, casting the artist in a dusky landscape of consciousness and memory, wonder, fear and anticipation.

Mandy Barker’s work spurs a conversation about pollution and the world’s oceans, challenging the viewer to regard natural beauty and environmental catastrophe in the same mental breath.

Anne Marie Musselman offers a privileged close-up look inside Wolf Haven International, the nationally-recognized wolf rescue sanctuary in Puget Sound—images that conjure the beauty, complexity and playfulness of these extraordinary creatures, and carry viewers to a wilder place.

Michael Lewis erases the line between fantasy and a darker reality in his ‘Tales’ of daily life: still life works that become a cinematic exercise of symbolism, metaphor and unrestrained imagination.

“This coming-together of photographic imagery represents something of a departure for Space,” said gallerist Michael Burnett. “But crossing the line into abstraction and metaphor: That’s right in our wheelhouse…and it’s something that gallery regulars and newcomers alike will really enjoy.”

Space Gallery, at 400 Santa Fe Drive, has in a very short time become the southernmost anchor for the Santa Fe Arts District, a purpose-built a testament to Denver’s thriving art scene and the kaleidoscopic ideas that live there.