- Exhibition: Direction/Instruction
- Showing: August 6th 2021 - August 20th 2021
Space Gallery Annex is proud to host the 7th installment of the International traveling group show Direction / Instruction, curated by STRAAT Museum curator, and Andenken Gallery owner, Hyland Mather.
This exhibition boasts a diverse international lineup of artists, who claim mural making as part of their artistic practice. As muralists, this group has a distinct focus on challenging uses of geometry, color, composition, text, form and ad hoc materials.
Direction / Instruction features gallery scale artworks from Dutch Artists, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman (father of Calligraffiti), Graphic Surgery, Chinny Bond and works from the curator Hyland Mather as well. The exhibition also features works from New York based artists, Scott Albrecht and Tony Sjöman, Spanish artist Anna Taratiel, SF artist, Chad Hasegawa and Melbourne based Liam Steward.
For this edition of Direction / Instruction a handful of participating local artists will join the roster, including Juxtapoz cover artist, Evan Hecox. Other notable local artists include Sandra Fettingis, Max Kaufman, Ramon Bonilla, Rick Griffith of Matter Design and Anthony Garcia Jr (Birdeseed),
Opening reception is Friday August 6th, 2021 from 6-10pm at Space Gallery Annex located at
96 S Cherokee St. Denver, Co. 80223. The reception is free and open to the public.
Quote from the curator, Hyland Mather
‘This ongoing exhibition is not intended as a reaction to illustrative or representational expressions in the mural world per se, but at the same time it most definitely is just that. Most of the artists featured are very active in the urban realm and are bent towards smart public works sanctioned and un-sanctioned where the main modes of expression are geometry, form, composition, easily legible text, color and ad hoc materials. These artists, rather than being labeled ‘street artists’ or ‘graffiti culture’ consider the street simply a contemporary venue. In a gallery setting, they each deliver progressive, beautiful work.’