The Art World Loses a GIANT
I met Lawrence Argent about seven years ago, working part time at the University of Denver School of Art and Art History. I can’t say I knew him real well. However he made a big impact on my pursuit of public art, with his generous advice, and most of all through the example of his work ethic, energy, and enthusiasm. I was able to work with him on two show installations, and we had lunch a couple of times. For that I am great full. We will miss you Lawrence. — Tom Ward
The School of Art & Art History is deeply saddened to announce the unexpected loss of our treasured colleague, emeritus professor Lawrence Argent this Wednesday, October 4. With a career of over 20 years at the University of Denver’s School of Art & Art History, he brought great skill and passion to his teaching, while his international reputation as a sculptor grew at an ever-increasing pace. He was a leader in his field, and he will be missed.
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Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts Exhibition — COLORCHROME
Thank you Boulder artist Pamalyn Simich for sharing the walls of Tri-Lakes Center for The Arts in Palmer Lake CO for putting on such a great show! Art Exhibit runs till Oct 29 2017
Denver Public Art Murals for 2017
Help fund my Denver public art project, and more!
I need funding for the following
A 40ft public art mural (picture below)
Painting workshop for local school kids, every $500 creates an opening for another kid.
Studio time for my upcoming one man show at Tri Lakes Center for the Arts
My ongoing effort to plant native wildflowers, to help pollinators.
Mural on Tommy’s Thai on Colfax. Will this be in The Ten Best Street-Art Murals of 2017?
“Four” – 2017 BFA Senior Exhibition — University of Denver
May 18th-June 9th
Photo of Claire Anderson’s studio space
We are pleased to showcase the graduating seniors of the BFA Studio Art Program. The artwork of Claire Anderson, Hannah Rose Cole, Leeandra Durfey, and Sabrina Yagman make up “Four.” This group of dynamic artists utilize paint, photography, and sculpture to postulate on the state of media, rehabilitation, and our connection to objects.
The gallery supports students throughout the exhibition process in this annual collaboration with the Studio Art Program and the School or Art & Art History. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, May 18 from 5-8pm!
Scan of discarded glove by Sabrina Yagman
Detail of Hannah Cole’s painting
Photograph by Leeandra Durfey
more: vicki myhren gallery
Congratulations David Cheifetz for another amazing gallery opening at Gallery1261 “uncanny worlds”
Seattle based artist David Cheifetz once again lures us in with every brushstroke.
As Cheifetz explains in his own words, “This body of work represents my creativity at its most unconstrained. The freedom of my current process has allowed me to tap into lightness, darkness, and the uncanny without excess judgement or expectation. For each painting, I was uncertain of the destination until the final brushstroke. The discomfort of this uncertainty leads me on a journey that is both more difficult and more rewarding. I am discovering places in my imagination I never knew were there. Through the process of painting, I am transported to other worlds. Or rather, an innermost world.” [more: beautifulbizarre.net]
Tri-Lakes Center For the Arts
Predictions & Perceptions from the Spiritual Realm Exhibition
Main Gallery Show Dates: March 28 – June 2
Here is the lineup of my six pieces fro the show.
“A lot of my imagery lately involves the feeling of floating, drifting, and suspension. Like spiritual cartography. I feel this is a universal experience we all share as humans and spirits as we travel through life. We are constantly changing, drifting in and out of each others lives.” Tom Ward Denver Fine Artist
March 9-April 30
chris jordan, Drowned Laysan Albatross Fedgling # 2, Midway Island, 2010
Chris Jordan, Drowned Laysan Albatross Fedgling # 2, Midway Island, 2010
The Vicki Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver School of Art and Art History is proud to present Storm Warning: Artists on Climate Change & the Environment, an exploration into the intricacies of artist perceptions on environmentalism and our changing world. Through activism, curiosity, humor, and beauty, artists take on a range of medium to solicit public responses touching on the immediacy of issues of climate change. Please join the gallery March 9th, from 5-8pm for the opening reception of Storm Warning.
The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography, featuring photographs by J. Henry Fair and Chris Jordan, both revered for their documentary photography of the abject beauty of the human impact on climate change. Chris Jordan’s Drowned Laysan Albatross #2 image serves as the logo for the exhibition. He will also display a digital projection of the contents of a camel stomach, Gastrolith, a digital media recreation of an installation project created in 2016. J. Henry Fair exhibits large format color photographs of his Industrial Scars project, recently released as a publication. Fair will join the Vicki Myhren Gallery on April 13 to deliver a talk: The Hidden Cost of Goods Sold.
In addition to photography, the exhibition features immersive installation and sculpture works. Denver artist Regan Rosburg will exhibit her Relentless Memorial. Data mining sound artist Brian House will present an original work created for the exhibition derived from research conducted by Dr. Heidi Steltzer on the Animas river in southwestern Colorado. Also notable is Susan Camp’s manipulated grown gourd sculptures, an aesthetic reinterpretation of a large scale food production growing technique.
Artists in the exhibition: Katherine Ball, Susan Camp, J. Henry Fair, Brian House, Chris Jordan, Edward Lane McCartney, Michael Menchaca, Mari Omari, Phaedra Pezzullo, Anthony Porcaro, Regan Rosburg, Amy Scofield, Dr. Heidi Steltzer, Gary Sweeney, Steve Wiman.
Waste Impoundment at Arctic iron mine
J. Henry Fair, Waste Impoundment at Arctic Iron Mine Kiruna, Sweden
In addition to our exhibition, join us for a Symposium on April 13th.
Educator Gregory Heming will deliver his lecture The Storm Cloud of the Twenty-First Century: Lecture I in Honor of John Ruskin, followed by a panel discussion featuring two artists from the exhibition, J. Henry Fair and Susan Camp, as well as two Colorado-based scientists, Dr. Phaedra Pezzullo and Dr. Heidi Steltzer.
Following the panel discussion J. Henry Fair will deliver his talk, The Hidden Costs of Goods Sold.
Find a full schedule of events on our news page here.
relentless memorial detail
Regan Rosburg, Relentless Memorial (detail)
The exhibition was curated by Jeffrey Keith, curatorial consultant to the Vicki Myhren Gallery and adjunct faculty at the University of Denver School of Art & Art History.
Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal
January 12th- February 26th
Opening Reception January 12th, 5-8pm
Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal turns a mirror to the world, examining individual isolation, political repression, and collective ennui in the decline of the industrial age, an age in which people are simultaneously singular and collective beings. Some seek a return to the land, others seek spiritual transcendence, and others share affection for our new hybrid of increasingly alienated selves. Through painting, photography, sculpture, and video this exhibition explores a contemporary familiarity with collective darkness.
empelRuud van Empel Generation, 2010
Anouk Steketee Carin, 2009
Dusk to Dusk was organized by the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University and curated by Richard Rinehart, Director of the Samek Art Museum, with works generously loaned from THE EKARD COLLECTION. The exhibition is toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.
The Wall/La Pared: Immigration and Identity
September 29th-November 13th
An exhibition in collaboration with Maruca Salazar of Denver’s Museo de las Americas, The Wall features contemporary Latino/a artists working in the muralist tradition, as well as contemporary painters, tattoo artists and experimental media pieces. The exhibition showcases the work of 9 regional artists.
The Vicki Myhren Gallery offers a counterpoint- providing a space for artists with direct links to immigration to explore their identity, reacting to the wall as a metaphor, or leaving it behind.
Featuring work by:
- Mario Zoots
- Josiah Lopez
- Alicia Cardenas
- Leo Rivera
- Miguel Tarango
- Antonia Fernandez
- Diego Rodriguez-Warner
- Daniel Salazar
- Mark Bueno