Space Gallery

Past Exhibition

Morphogenesis

Exhibition runs January 10th 2019 - February 16th 2019


OPENING RECEPTION

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10TH 2019 | 5PM–8PM


FEATURING WORK BY:

JULIA SANDERS

WILLIAM STOEHR

    • Yonder, Thither VII
    • Oil on Board
    • 36 x 24 inches
Press Release
  • Exhibition: Morphogenesis
  • Showing: January 10th 2019 - February 16th 2019

Space Gallery is pleased to present our annual figurative exhibition featuring the work of emerging artist Julia Sanders and internationally recognized artist William Stoehr. Blurring the lines between realism and abstraction, both artists rely on the viewer’s subjective participation to deepen the reality beyond the mere image.

Sanders highlights the struggle separating the self and contemporary culture. To her, “morphogenesis refers to the innate desire for entity and environment to become one,” which can be seen in the swirling and twisting of her paint brush. Challenging the static historical portrayal of the female figure, Sanders also explores themes of fertility and dissolution, both visually and metaphorically as her figures simultaneously dissolve and take shape.

Stoehr’s artwork also focuses on the human condition. The essence of his art is the exploration of fundamental issues of our time. He explores intolerance, discrimination, addiction, violence and war with its victims, witnesses and survivors. While Sanders mingles figure with background, Stoehr isolates his figures for the viewer to subjectively respond to. Both artists work freely; dripping, brushing and pouring paint. To this Stoehr adds touches and hints of realism. He often paints facial features slightly out of alignment or paints vaguely different expressions for each side of the face. These variations might make his images appear more real as time, half remembered memories, and prior experiences affect your perception.

Space Gallery

Past Exhibition

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series

Exhibition runs September 26th 2018 - October 3rd 2018


RECEPTION

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD 2018 | 6PM–9PM

FEATURING WORK BY:

Tya Anthony, Jude Barton, Joshua Bowman, Tina Chavera, Tallery Conarty, Jodie Roth Cooper, Michael Dowling, Ian Fisher, Marcus Fitzgibbons, Camila Galofre, Monica Marquez Gatica, Jane Guthridge, Juliette Hemingway, Kirileigh Jones, Katy Kane, Nicole Korbe, Jameson La Dopa, Sammy Seung-min Lee, Jonathan McAfee, Margaret McClain, Katharine McGuinness, Mauricio Meneses (D’Mau), Alejandra Palacio, Nathan Phelan, Shakerra Roberts, Bill Snider, Garrett Suydam and Zachary Thomas

  • Jane Guthridge 'Reflected Light'
Press Release
  • Exhibition: Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series
  • Showing: September 26th 2018 - October 3rd 2018

Space Gallery will host Denver’s 2018 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. The series is an art competition created and curated by Bombay Sapphire that provides emerging artists with an international platform to showcase their work to a broader audience. Now in its 9th year, the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series will partner with Artsy and SCOPE Art Fair to help share artists’ work with more curators, collectors, and art enthusiasts than ever before.

One artist will be selected as the (Denver) Regional Winner by a panel of judges and will advance to showcase their art at SCOPE Miami Beach . Bombay Sapphire and Artsy will co-host the grand finale event in Miami in December.

RSVP for opening night, Wednesday, October 3rd:
https://artisanevents.bombaysapphire.com/

Space Gallery

Past Exhibition

Wonderland

Exhibition runs November 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019


OPENING RECEPTION

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH 2018 | 5PM–8PM


FEATURING WORK BY:

KARINE LÉGER

KAREN SCHARER

JEFF GLODE WISE

    • Murmure
    • Acrylic on Canvas
    • 40 x 48 inches
Press Release
  • Exhibition: Wonderland
  • Showing: November 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019

Space Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition with new work by Karine Léger, Karen Scharer and Jeff Glode Wise. Using various materials, shapes and colors, these artists create a wonderland of visual bliss and dreamlike contemplation.

Karine Léger begins her process by deconstructing compositions “in order to lay the foundations for an introspective reconstruction. Colours, textures and shapes are meticulously selected to be arranged and rearranged, assembled and reassembled, in a quest for the right balance.” This creative process is slow and deliberate, paying special attention to placement and energy. Her forms “nearly touching, other times precariously balancing on one another and, on occasion, merging… The shapes seem anthropomorphic at times, reflecting that constant desire for balance. But they only reveal just enough, allowing plenty of room for the viewers to find their own interpretation or story.”  The artwork is only complete when a balance has been achieved creating a meditative environment for the viewer.

Artist Karen Scharer recently moved ‘downhill’ from her previous home at 7500 feet of elevation outside Rocky Mountain National Park. Her new environment, new community, new opportunities and challenges have informed her recent body of work that focuses on the process of change. As an intuitive painter, Scharer’s paintings are a genuinely personal expression of her experiences. “This work is about expanding and adjusting, learning and celebrating. It’s also about deeply missing what was before.. returning occasionally, to a quieter, more contemplative space.” The dynamic and energetic compositions with saturated color and strong contrast invite the viewer into the artist’s introspective thoughtful world.

Jeff Glode Wise has a strongly Asian aesthetic, rooted in balance, with great respect for materials and their inherent textures. His work is playful and “elude the grasp of gravity, allowing rocks to float and metal to flow like water.” Wise is inspired by expressions of nature and astronomy such as “swirling galaxies and the rhythmic movement of birds and fish.” There are also references to the human spirit as it is transformed by circumstance. Wise creates sculpture that transforms motion into emotion drawing the viewing into a dreamlike place yearning to interact.

Opening reception catering by: The Pines Catering

Space Gallery

Past Exhibition

VANTAGE POINT

Exhibition runs February 17th 2017 - April 1st 2017

 

OPENING RECEPTION:

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 5PM–8PM

FEATURING WORK BY

TONY ELLIS | PAUL BROKERING

 

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Press Release
  • Exhibition: VANTAGE POINT
  • Showing: February 17th 2017 - April 1st 2017
  • Opening Reception: FEBRUARY 17, 2017

The work featured in Vantage Point comes from the overlapping reality of two artists working in Colorado’s Front Range and Eastern plains stretching into Nebraska. You might be thinking of bucolic farms or Denver skyline stock photos. Don’t. Artists Tony Ellis and Paul Brokering are out to reawaken our experience of the commonplace with a visually powerful response to the question: What makes a photograph fine art? Setting the stage for Denver’s Month of Photography, Vantage Point will compel you to decide for yourself.

TONY ELLIS

Tony Ellis photographs are often mistaken for paintings. In his first exhibition at Space Gallery, Ellis elevates the remnants of Denver street art and urban grit into images that live somewhere between super and abstract realism.

A graduate of the West of England College of Art, Ellis works on Colorado wind energy projects. “At first I was taking photographs for fun, then my love of abstract art kicked in and I found myself discovering what I see as “accidental Rothkos” on abandoned buildings, old trains and rusted ranch equipment.”

After several exhibitions in the Midwest, Ellis’ work was acquired for the permanent collections of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2014, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, in 2016.

Ellis returned to Colorado two years ago to focus on Denver’s urban environment “and the ephemeral detail of deteriorating graffiti, altered by weather, paint or, better yet, attempts to remove it from places we walk by every day.”

PAUL BROKERING

Paul Brokering’s focus on buildings we might dismiss as mundane artifacts of rural life emerge as bold studies of artistic elements. “We drive by these buildings often and seldom take time to stop and discover the beauty of these structures that never change,” he offers. Brokering’s emphasis on shape, color, and repeating patterns of built environments draws us away from a building’s function to its powerful aesthetic.

Brokering, a native Coloradan and former resident and graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Architecture, returned to Denver ten years ago. Brokering admits that his passion for photography happily coexists with his career as an architect. The instant gratification of digital photography, combining the promise of more control of the creative process and his natural love of gadgets, were a powerful elixir pulling him towards photography.

Brokering has exhibited his photographic work in Colorado and Nebraska since 2005. This is his second exhibition of abstract images at Space Gallery.