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Occasional artist talks

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and always by appointment.
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Double Vision, new work by Susan Planalp & Sharon Brown

Susan Planalp, Self Portrait, 2015, water soluable graphite charcoal on duralar, 16.25 x 11.25 (framed)The Pattern Shop Studio is pleased to present Double Vision, an exhibit featuring new work by Sharon Brown and Susan Planalp.  The show will open with a reception on Friday, September 11th, 2015, from 6 to 9PM, and remain on display until October 30, 2015.  An additional reception will be held on Friday, October 2, from 6 to 9PM, and the gallery will be open to groups and individuals Thursday afternoons and any time by appointment. 

In Double Vision, the two artists explore Planalp’s childhood in their own distinctive ways. Sharon creates water colors and oil paintings based on Susan’s old family photographs while Susan, through graphite and ink drawings, expresses the feelings her childhood memories evoke.  Sharon colorfully portrays Susan’s family members with unsentimental affection. Like so many memories of our past, they float in white with little contextual detail except for the shadows they cast.  Susan’s black and cobalt drawings, on the other hand, depict a sometimes unsettling, dreamlike world of murky figures and abstract shapes. Innocuous items such as a doll’s dress or a pair of mittens are surrounded by darkness, erasures, and blurry fields.  Double Vision challenges viewers to contemplate this contrast with respect to their own childhood memories, the nature of memory itself, and the role of art in representing memory.

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Harry MacLean Book Signing at the PSS - July 23, 5:30 - 8PM

Harry MacLean, Denver lawyer and author of The Joy of KillingThe Pattern Shop Studio is pleased to host a party for best selling author, Harry MacLean's fourth book and first novel, The Joy of Killing, on Thursday, July 23rd, from 5:30-8:00 at the Pattern Shop Studio, 3349 Blake Street, in the RiNo Art District.

The New York Times best-selling, Edgar award-winning Denver lawyer and true crime writer (In Broad Daylight, Once Upon a Time, The Past is Never Dead) will be here to talk about why and how he wrote The Joy of Killing and will sign books (available at the event and at the Tattered Cover).

The Joy of Killing has received several rave reviews, including these from The Denver Post , Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews

Please join us for an evening of stimulating conversation with one of Denver's most accomplished and fascinating writers!



Lazy Summer at the Pattern Shop

Sharon Bond Brown, Lake Chairs, 1997, oil on canvas, 19 x 38 inches

After the tremendous success of our last two shows, Reid Weimer's 'Abstractions' and the Month of Photography exhibition 'The Origins of Photography: Past and Present', we've decided to take a little time off.  During our summer break, we plan to enjoy Colorado, explore new ways to create art and read a lot of books.

Your next chance to see art at the PSS will be in September when our next exhibition, Oil + Water, will open in September and will feature new work by Susan Planalp and Sharon.

However, there will be one chance this summer to visit us, as we are excited to announce that the PSS will host the release party for local true crime author Harry Maclean's first fiction novel 'The Joy of Killing'.  The party will be on July 23 from 6 to 8pm.  Maclean will be on hand to sign copies of the new book, which will be on sale during the event, and will perform a reading.  Even before its official publishing date, the book has begun to recieve very positive reviews, including Publisher's Weekly and Kurkus Reviews.