MoP - Month of Photography Denver is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region March and April 2017. We are joining multiple museums galleries and schools surrounding fine art photography creating an exciting artistic and educational event for the city of Denver and the region.
Out and About on Saturday March 18th ?
Out and About on Saturday March 18th ? You should be its a beautiful day !
PlatteForum- Pictorial Vexillography, Concerns in Different Regularities- George P. Perez and ArtLab Opening
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Pictorial Vexillography, Concerns in Different Regularities
George P. Perez and ArtLab
Opens Saturday, March 18 12-2 PM
March 18 - April 1st
This exhibition, in tandem with the Month of Photography, features the Work of PlatteForum Lead Artist George P Perez and PlatteForum’s ArtLab Students
DENVER – PlatteForum is pleased to announce the exhibition “Pictorial Vexillography, Concerns in Different Regularities” which will open 12-2PM, Saturday, March 18, 2017 with a free, public reception at PlatteForum, 2400 Curtis Street in Denver. The exhibitions runs through April 1st. Gallery hours are Tuesdays - Saturdays, noon-6pm.
Developed by PlatteForum Lead Artist George P Perez, with PlatteForum’s own acclaimed ArtLab program, “Pictorial Vexillography” is a new exhibition that explores the teen’s view on identity and emblem. Vexillography is the practice of designing flags, and in so doing, one may create official statements to the outside world. Platteforum’s 16 high school youth interns will create flags and banners, based on their own photography, which are representative of their experiences, identities and world views.
About the Artist
George P. Perez is an artist that creates photographic works through impractical techniques such as long exposure, digital screen shot appropriation, and/or scanography. Perez’s work is based on banal, mundane or quotidian environments he interacts with on a day-to-day basis and/or his interpretation of present day society, either in real life or the digital realm, exploring the history of portraiture along side. Images are documented and manipulated to alter the meaning into another perception of a particular common narrative.
ArtLab youth are involved in the creation and presentation of major works, mentored by professional artists, participate in workshops directed by visiting artists, mentor younger at-risk children during Learning Labs, and participate in service-learning projects. All projects address social issues affecting their generation which creates opportunities for youth to give voice to those issues. Each endeavor has clear goals and connections to the real world. This propels youth to become active members and catalysts for change in their communities. ArtLab integrates organic and structured activities with respectful interactions among all. Through individual and group struggles, challenges, and obstacles, ArtLab interns learn to work together as a team, communicate, accept differences, and focus on completing a project/goal together. In the end, ArtLab youth create high-quality works of art and experience a sense of accomplishment, pride, and shared purpose.
Founded in 2002, PlatteForum is an innovative arts education and youth development organization serving 2,500 inner-city, underserved youth, their families, and the general public. PlatteForum provides in-depth, curriculum-based arts education experiences that meet state educational standards and allow for longer-term mentoring relationships between youth and master artists who work in residency at PlatteForum. These artist residencies offer time, space, and resources for professional artists to create new work and shape an experience where young people can learn through practice, expanding their sense of what is possible.
This award-winning nonprofit organization provides a nurturing space where creativity and artistic excellence are highly valued and where artists and youth work together to model the creative process, emphasizing the connections between their artistic passion, significant life experiences, and public issues. The overall experience transforms the lives of the youth, the artists and the community. For more information visit www.platteforum.org.
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HELIKON - "Process" Group Show - De/constructing landscape - Opening
Saturday, March 18, 2017
‘Process: the altered photo’
On view in the main gallery from March 18 - April 22, 2017
Opens Saturday, March 18th 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Artists on View:Patrick Loehr, Stacey Page, Nicki Crock, Frances Berry, Daisy Patton, Peter Yumi, Will Lee-Ashley, Vinni Alfonso, Jessica Wohl, Emma Abad, Lori Chung, Corianne Wells, Manny Robertson, Curt Bean, Anitra Isler, Jinsil Lee, and Karen Fisher.
‘Process’ is an exhibit at Helikon Gallery coinciding with Denver’s popular city-wide event, the Month of Photography. Rather than a traditional photography exhibit, the show features artists from Colorado and abroad whose work uses photography as a means to an end rather than an end in itself - manipulation, alteration, and incorporation of photography in other media, such as painting, drawing, digital art, and collage. The show will include work that has both photographic and mixed media elements as a means of illustrating the power and importance of photos in the creation of contemporary art.
Opening reception, Saturday, March 18 (6-10pm);1st Friday, April 7, 2017 (6-10pm). Receptions are free and open to the public including food and drinks.
On view in the annex gallery from March 18 - April 7, 2017
Opens Saturday, March 18th 6:00 - 10:00 PM
In the annex gallery we are pleased to present ‘de/constructing landscape,’ a solo show of new works by Annie Aqua. Continuing a three-year long project, this series focuses on freeways, exploring the ways in which they function as public or private spaces in between the city and the suburbs, and how they are experienced in time and space. These structures, immediately recognized as iconic
and everlasting elements of the suburban American landscape, are taken as a jumping-off point for processes of defamiliarization and disorientation. The artist’s own intervention seeks to deconstruct a societal structure and propose alternate trajectories of experience and understanding.
1st Friday, April 7, 2017 (6-10pm). Receptions are free and open to the public including food and drinks.
Helikon Gallery & Studios is a multifaceted arts community located in Denver’s River North (RiNo) Art District. Opened in October 2013, Helikon has earned a reputation as a high level exhibition space for contemporary Illustrative Arts, ranging from portraiture, illustration, and gure work to imaginative and narrative art from around the United States. The building is a repurposed warehouse comprised of two art galleries, 14 artists’ studios, a coffee bar & retail space, and a classroom space. Helikon is always free to the public, our regular hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 6pm.
YES MA’AM PROJECTS is pleased present Jamie Knowlton’s new body of work in their grand opening exhibition. The exhibition will feature large-scale tableaus that encourage the viewer to look more closely at the mirage of a fixed moment, of the impossibilities of a fixed state, and of photography as a renegade against linear time. The artist strives to activate the language of accumulation and of symbolic rhyming in order to reiterate the movement of every day meaning-making personified in every human. This reference point can allow consciousness to view itself in relationship to historical events, non-temporal planes, and for the artist ultimately the work provokes the question of who considers these desires and tendencies. How does one acknowledge their identity as fluid, in a reality and culture that perceives humanity as fixed? How will humans be remembered? How will you be remembered? As a fuel or as a communique? We exist as humans in boundless molecular exchange, voluminous and particle like simultaneously. The acknowledgment of this reality means to empower and embolden our presence in this world.
Jamie Knowlton is a photographer, video, and New Media artist currently living in Portland, OR. She is a MFA candidate in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Previously living in Austin, TX and Denver, CO, she is most inspired by spatial aesthetics, object theory, and the secret life of plants.
Yes Ma’am Projects is a new Denver gallery whose aims and goals are not set just yet. Beginning in 2013 Yes Ma’am Projects started an independent no strings attached artist grant for Colorado artists and has given away $3000 to date. Yes Ma’am projects will mount shows with the intentions as the grant.
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