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Truth and Consequences
Artists: Carley Warren and Anna Kaye
The subject of “Truth and Consequences” is trees. A reverence for trees and the altered fragments of trees after transformation when a wildfire sweeps across the landscape.
Carley Warren is one of Colorado’s most esteemed sculptors. Her intelligent and elegant work exudes impeccable craftsmanship and diligence. With the artist’s interaction of line, texture and materiality, the integrity of wood is revered with her unique sensibility and sensitivity to trees recontextualized in form.
The meticulous drawings by Anna Kaye depict Colorado wildfires and show in detail yet with compelling beauty charred wood left behind. With a double undergrad major in art as well as geology from Skidmore College, her scientific knowledge and artistic skill are a perfect marriage.
|September 20 – November 2, 2013|
Featuring artists Margaret Kasahara and Ashley Benton
Margaret Kasahara explores themes of identity and cultures as an Asian American of Japanese descent, that identity crossing two disparate cultures.
Ashley Benton graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and her work is in the permanent collection of the Georgia Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work occupies dream states and absurd memory mixes yet flows in a liquid state.
Both artists chosen as "Women of Influence" among artists by Colorado's top regional curators.
|JULY 26 - SEPTMBER 7, 2013|
Featuring artists Irene Delka McCray and Virginia Maitland
For centuries artists have been painting drapery and fabric to express emotion, create drama and tension. Works of art by the old Masters such as Caravaggio, Mantegna, and El Greco used fabric to convey ideas and showcase painting skills. In 2011 for the first time in Irene Delka McCray’s illustrious career, her paintings were without the figure. For the “Cloth” exhibit she has once again created breathtaking paintings without the figure. McCray, one of the region’s most esteemed figure painters, throws large pieces of silky cloth as high as she can while watching it unpredictabley make momentary graceful forms. Although these new paintings are without the figure, one sees the immediacy of movement and forms within these paintings such as “Into”. This series continues to be the artist’s inner exploration and meant as scenes from the psychic self. Irene Delka McCray teaches at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Dianne Vanderlip curator emeritus Denver Art Museum, described Irene Delka McCray as "the best figure painter in the region". McCray is in the permanent collection of The Denver Art Museum.
Virginia Maitland has been paintings for over 40 years. The irresistible impact of brilliant color as seen thru the veils of color field paintings by Virginia Maitland are delicate, ethereal and visceral. She attended the distinguished Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where she studied painting in the academic tradition. Maitland’s paintings are the perfect balance between freedom and structure.
“ Cloth” was inspired by and in celebration of the Denver Art Museum’s “Spun” exhibit.
|JUNE 7 - JULY 13 , 2013|
MOVING PAINT 2012-2013
Ania Gola-Kumor is a popular and influential Professor at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Kumor earned her MFA from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Art and also attended the College of Art & Industry in Moscow. Her paintings are powerful in the use of line and color with shapes and forms exuberantly intertwined."All of Kumor's pieces are spectacular. I often think of Gola-Kumor as one of the region's best and most overlooked abstract painters." Michael Paglia, Westword Fine Art Critic
APRIL 19 - JUNE 1, 2013
Ceramist Don Reitz
|MARCH 1- APRIL 13, 2013|
Gallery Group Show
|JANUARY 11 - FEBRUARY 23, 2013|
“FRANK SAMPSON: New Paintings”
One of Colorado’s most highly regarded and accomplished painters, Frank Sampson is now 84 years old. Exuberant and engaging, Sampson’s mystical paintings are influenced by the old European masters such as Brueghel, Goya, and Bosch. Professor Emeritus University of Colorado Boulder where he taught painting for 30 years, Sampson is excited about this new body of work.
|OCTOBER 19 - DECEMBER 1, 2012|
Professor Emeritus and past Director of the School of Art at the University of Denver, Mel Strawn holds an MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts including work with Richard Diebenkorn and Sabro Hasegawa, one of the first "abstract" Japanese artists. With a fifty plus year career in painting, drawing, printmaking, and digital imagery, Strawn is a popular icon in Colorado's art history with his evolving artistic process. He has been a leader in the acceptance of digital imagery as fine art. Bold, vibrant and confident, the dramatic pattern paintings of Mel Strawn are grounded in line, plane, form and color with stunning visual impact. The oil paintings "Negentropy" and "Series Last", were part of a 14 year investigation and invention of complex shape structure compositions using only four shapes. Abstract art is indeed alive and well in the ingenious hands of artist Mel Strawn. Color this show a must for your summer pleasure.
|MAY 12 - JUNE 30, 2012|
Painters Amy Solomon, Robert Livsey Wells, and Ruth Todd.The beauty and power of absence, infinity, atmosphere, formlessness, and the invisible are explored in “Whisper”. Speaking directly to the heart in honesty, simplicity, and personal mysticism, art works which express a delicate balance between the outward and the inward are included in this reflective and tranquil exhibit. Robert Livsey Wells lives and paints in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He holds a B.S. from Tufts University, an M.A. from Boston University, and is a graduate of the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. His work is featured in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Art in Jerusalem, Bucknell University, and the Arts Centre in Sussex, England. Ruth Todd (1909-2006) is one of Colorado’s most eminent, accomplished and avant-garde artists and played a significant role in Colorado’s art history. She is in the permanent collection of the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art. Amy Solomon received a B.S. Envd (Architecture) from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is widely collected. Artist Amy Solomon says of her work, “My art expresses emotion and recollections of tranquility. I make use of abstract expressionism, painterly freedom and spontaneity in order to document life around me”. The rendering of color and the way colors interact in the selected paintings indicate an astonishing mastery of color and light characterized by a serene sense of balance and contemplation.
|MARCH 16 - MAY 5, 2012|
“Threads” is the first exhibition of 2012 at The Sandra Phillips Gallery and features the works of established and popular artists Irene Delka McCray and Barbara Groh. This body of work focuses on the importance of line in artistic practice, and how it can be manipulated to represent something very personal to the artist, like Groh’s meditative line drawings, or how it can be worked into something more tangible, like McCray’s realistic paintings and drawings of fabric. On a more conceptual level, “Threads” also represents the personal connection shared between these two women and how their lives have been woven together through their artistry. Although both artists exhibit very personal and divergent styles, the joining of their work will bridge the gap between concept and execution, and reveal to the audience how the simplicity of line and the connections among artists can create an energetic and holistic collection of artworks. Dianne Vanderlip curator emeritus Denver Art Museum described Irene Delka McCray as "the best figure painter in the region".
Irene Delka McCray and Barbara Groh both earned their MFA in 2000 from the Vermont College of Norwich University. McCray currently teaches at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Colorado, which is where Groh earned her BFA in 1995. Irene has been showing her work since the 1980s and is in the collection of The Denver Art Museum. Barbara has been exhibiting since the 1970s and her work is held in the collections of the Burchfield Art Center of Buffalo, NY, Colorado Bank Shares, and Piton Oil Corporation.
|JANUARY 13 – MARCH 3, 2012|
|Gallery group show in the spirit of celebrating the extraordinary new Clyfford Still Museum! Stop in and view some of the region's finest contemporary artists! Friendly, knowledgeable staff and great art!||NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 31, 2011|
“Touch the Earth”
The profound drawings of Anna Kaye and her time-lapse video explore wildfires in our Western coniferous forests. Both Kaye & Schott created new works focusing on natural materials, drawing their inspiration from the earth to create elegant abstract and realistic pieces. Anna Kaye and Lorelei Schott will give an informal talk about their artistic process Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6 pm as part of the Denver Arts Week celebration that week.
|OCTOBER 6 - NOVEMBER 19, 2011|
Virginia Maitland: Conversations in Color
“Virginia Maitland: Conversations in Color” will exhibit new paintings by the artist, as well as two important paintings from the 1970s that have never been exhibited. The experience of light and space in nature plays a significant role in her work as an abstract expressionist and color field painter. Maitland received her degree from the distinguished Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1968 where she studied painting in the academic tradition. She was also heavily influenced by cutting-edge American abstraction, surrealism, and pop art, and by artists such as Kandinsky, Gorky, early Frank Stella, Turner, Miro and Ernst.
Kyle MacMillan, fine arts critic for The Denver Post, praises Maitland for her ability to express the “ideal balance of freedom and structure.” This exhibition offers the viewer a glimpse into her evolving ethereal style, which focuses on the extraordinary marriage of color and form. Maitland’s nonrepresentational imagery illustrates how art can address our intellect and emotions without interpretation.
AUGUST 19 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
Masters of Clay
The exhibition will include the work of five acknowledged masters of contemporary ceramics whose works are included in major collections and museums throughout the world. Don Reitz is one of the world's most important and influential living ceramic artists. Each is at the forefront of contemporary clay today.
|JUNE 10 - AUGUST 6, 2011|
Frank Sampson: NEW Paintings
One of colorado's most highly regarded painters, Frank Sampson is now eighty-
two years old, vibrant, prolific and excited about this new body of work.
Sampson's work is influenced by the old European Masters - his beautiful surfaces
are legendary. Mystical and engaging, figures and animals are almost always in
the compositions. Sampson taught at the University of Colorado Boulder from
1961 to 1990 and served as instuctor/mentor for some of the area's most
|APRIL 8 - JUNE 4, 2011|
“Paper How Street It Is”
Artists united by their common interest in working with paper basing their work on personal perceptions and a broad range of references. Dave Phelps' mass produced bar codes look like elemental yet beautiful brush strokes creating an interesting dialogue. Also exhibiting Mel Strawn, Dave Phelps, Mike Foran and Paula Gabriel with works on paper.
|February 12 –March26, 2011|
Year in Preview
Lorelei Schott, Irene Delka McCray,Virginia Maitland, Frank Sampson, Margaret Kasahara
|December 17, 2010- February 5, 2011|
NEW WORK ANDREW SPEER
Two dynamic painters working in contemporary abstraction each revealing their personal visual language and a powerful use of paint.
Kumor is an influential professor Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and Andrew Speer former chair of the painting department professor emeritus Metropolitan State College of Denver. Kumor earned her MFA from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Art and also attended the College of Art & Industry in Moscow.
“Speer serves up mystery of a different kind. Rather than snatches of narratives he constructs compositional accumulatons that become intriguing, if elusive visual puzzles.”
|October 29 – December 11, 2010|
"Natural Encounters" Margaretta Gilboy, Anna Kaye, Lorelei Schott
"Natural Encounters" presents three remarkable artists exploring the ecological truism that everything is connected pushing the envelope in their approach to the two-dimensional quality of a painted surface.
|September 9 – October 23|
“Like Nowhere Else” Amy Solomon and David Griffin
For artists Amy Solomon and David Griffin landscape painting is a metaphor for the sensory world. Griffin’s paintings represent the landscape as an assembled kaleidoscope of experience, memory, and expectation whereas Solomon is seduced by the intricate beauty & mysterious allure of nature. Their work is an exploration of the physical world with many layers of reality intertwined.
|August 6 – August 28|
“Do Not Cry Over Spilled Dreams: Portrait of a Consumer” Patricia Tinajero installation artist
The sculptural installation Do not cry over spilled dreams are a series of structures made out of milk cartons, newspaper, handmade cotton paper from recycled blue jeans, and linen.. They are inspired by quilting techniques and approached from the tradition of salvaging and using all remains from materials, which makes this process significant & effective in terms of how recourses are used.
|July 9 – July 31, 2010|
|"Role Models" - Margaret Kasahara
Margaret Kasahara’s artwork is an exploration of identity formed from an Asian-American Perspective. drawing from memory, experiences and observation she addresses all aspects of her Cross-cultural identity and brings together personal, cultural and societal relationships with light-hearted social commentary.
|May 14 – July 2, 2010|
|New Work: Frank Sampson paintings & Caroline Douglas ceramics
One of Colorado’s most highly regarded painters, Frank Sampson is now eighty-one years old, vibrant, prolific and excited about this new body of work. Sampson’s work is influenced by the old European masters—his beautiful surfaces are legendary. Exuberant & engaging, figures and animals are almost always in the compositions, Sampson taught at the University of Colorado Boulder from 1961 to 1990 and served as instructor/mentor for some of the area’s accomplished painters such as Homare Ikeda.
One of the Boulder’s most popular ceramic artists, Caroline Douglas, is well known for magical realism and stunning surface effects. Her technical skill in glazing is simply gorgeous.
|March 19 – May 1, 2010|
Color, contrast, and textural intricacy of line are the focus of Robert Livsey Wells with his painting muse being classical music.
The provocative abstract paintings of Hugh Daly are also exhibited further exploring each artist’s exploration of color.
|February 5 – March 13, 2010|
|“Small Works” exhibit
Gallery artists Irene Delka McCray, Frank Sampson, Andrew Speer, Maynard Tischler, Virginia Maitland and other favorite artists showing in small format with a new point of view and accessibility.
|December 4 - January 23, 2010|
|"Mel Strawn: Paintings, Prints, Drawings"
DU Professor Emeritus Mel Strawn exhibits an extraordinary overview of multi media works thru the 21st Century.
|October 24 - November 28|
Group show featuring Mel Strawn, Frank Sampson, Irene Delka McCray, Margaret Kasahara, Hugh Daly, David Griffin, Virginia Maitland and Robert Livsey Wells.
|July 25 - September 6, 2009|
Oil paintings by Amy Solomon and the sculptural ceramics of Chandler Romeo
|June 5 - July 18, 2009|
“Virginia Maitland: A Mirror of Abstraction: Paintings Across Time”
|April 24 – May 30, 2009|
|Mar 14 – April 18, 2009|
“COLORADO ABSTRACT” book & exhibition
|January 10 - March 7, 2009|
|"GALLERY GROUP HOLLIDAY SHOW"
Amy Solomon, David Griffin, Chandler Romeo
|November 14 - January 3, 2008|
|"THREE ON FIRE"
Don Reitz, Maynard Tischler and Martha Daniels
|September 5 - November 8, 2008|
the Built Environtent
Margaret Kasahara, Chandler Romeo, Irene Delka McCray,
Amy Solomon, David Griffin.
|August 1 - August 30|
Mel Strawn, Virginia Maitland, Ania Gola-Kumor,
Bebe Alexander and Jane Troyer
|May 16 - July 5, 2008|
New Paintings by Hugh Daly,
Santa Fe, New Mexico artists
Robert Livsey Wells and Carole Pryharska
|Aplil 18 - May 10, 2008|
The Digital Research of Todd Walker from 1981-1998
|March 7 - April 12, 2008|
|"The Art of Bronze"
Featuring acclaimed artist Frank Iantorno
|January 18 - 26 , 2008|
Mixed Media by Pauline Foss, Paintings by Anna Kaye,
Sculpture by Susan Jean Hart
|November 30, 2007 -
January 2, 2008
|"Room with a View"
Mixed Media by Sandy Lane
|October 19 – November 24, 2007|
|"Masters in Clay"
Ceramic masters include Paul Soldner, Martha Daniels, Maynard Tischler,
Bebe Alexander, Amy Chavez, Carroll Hansen, Katie Caro and Julie McNair.
|August 17 - October 13, 2007|
|July 6 - August 11, 2007|
"Looking Back to Now"
Irena Delka McCray
|February - March 2007|
|"Metaphor and Landscape"
Elizabeth Buhr, David Griffin, Bernard Pracko, and Bebe Alexander
Sandy Lane, Katie Caron and Anna Kaye
|"Amy Soloman, New Paintings and Julie McNair, Ceramics||May 2006-July 2006|
|"Icons & Pop Culture: Photography, Carl Studna"||July 2006|
|:"Dialogues in Paint"
Jennifer Scott McLaughlin
|May 2006- July 2006|
|"Mel Strawn: Coins and Medals +"||April 2006 - May 2006|
|"Ruth Todd, A Tribute of Paintings and Collages"||February 2006 - May 2006|
|"The Shade of Giotto"
Gregory Gaylor and Mario Pietro Lopez
|October 2005 - December 2005|
|"Sound of Trees"
Painter, Carol Redmond, sculptor, Susan Jean Hart, and sound intallation by Meredith Nemirov
|August 2005 - October 2005|
|"1 + 2"
Bebe Alexander, Jim Caldwell, and Peggy McGivern
|"Mel Strawn: Retrospective 1957-2004"||March 2005 - April 2005|
Painter, Lenore McKelvie, sculptor, Bob Cardinale, and painter, Diana Dean
|March 2005 - May 2005|
Gallery Group Show
|January 2005 - February 2005|
|"Barnes, Barnes and Barnes"
Celebrating the art of Dianne, Michelle and Tracey Barnes
|November 2005 - December 2005|
Painter, Jennifer Scott McLaughlin and sculptor, William Mueller
|"Premier Design Showcase"||April 2004|
|"It's a Girl Thing"
A celebration of the female artist
|January 2004 - February 2004|
|"Point of View"
Painter, Amy Soloman, ceramicist, Bebe Alexander, and sculptor, Vicki Rottman
|October 2003 - November 2003|
James Gardener paintings from the Loveland Museum
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