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Entries by Pattern Shop Studio (62)

Sunday
May072017

Jessica Loredo's "Reflections" June 2nd to June 30th 2017

 

The Pattern Shop Studio is pleased to announce our next exhibition, Reflections, a solo exhibition of work by Denver artist Jessica Loredo. Reflections will open with a reception on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 (6 to 9pm) and will be on view until Friday June 30th.  Ms. Loredo will talk about her work at a Salon on Saturday, June 17th (4-6pm). The gallery will be open on Thursdays from 1-5PM for the run of the show and is also open any time by appointment (303-297-9831).

 

Colorado native Jessica Loredo has been creating various kinds of art for more than 35 years.  Her deeply personal and socially critical work is best characterized as ‘Outsider Art’—intentionally “outrageous” and “shocking.”  Her chosen media/process is collage, the challenging nature of which Loredo feels parallels her life of trying to stitch together bits and pieces of her experience, searching for meaning, self-understanding, and respect. In her large, complex works (on 4’ x 8’ sheets of plywood) she combines images from popular culture, the news, religion, and pornography with explicit self-portraits to create unsettling views about what it means to feel outside the norm in America.  She sees her artworks as “symbolic narratives” that reveal the angry pain of being personally, socially, economically, sexually, or politically marginalized.  Yet the results of her merging of these images and feelings are not bleak but surprisingly beautiful. Step back from the details and you see masterful use of color, shape and texture, sharp visual wit and a unique imagistic language for simultaneously expressing irony, comedy, anger and hope.

Below:

 Detail from "Idiotic Soul"

 

Monday
Jan162017

Up Next at the Pattern Shop Studio

The Pattern Shop Studio is pleased to announce our next exhibition, Up Close and Far Away: The Photographic Art of Jim Milmoe, held in conjunction with the Month of Photography (MOP) Denver.  The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 (6 to 9pm).

Go to the Exhibition page for more details.

Thursday
Nov102016

ASLD Best of Summer 2016 now at the PSS

Opening ReceptionThe Pattern Shop Studio is pleased to present Best of Summer Art Market 2016, an exhibition featuring work by the artists who won awards at this year’s Art Students League Invitational.  They include William Bishop, Grace Boudreau, Victoria Eubanks, Bill Rohs, Rita Vali, and Mami Yamamoto.  The show will open with a reception on Friday, November 4th, 2016, from 6 to 9pm and close with a reception on Friday,  December 2nd. An Artist’s Salon will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 3 to 6pm. As usual, the gallery will be open to groups and individuals any time by appointment. 

 In a continuance of the close relationship between the Art Students League of Denver and the Pattern Shop Studio, PSS owners Rex and Sharon Brown were invited to be judges for the ASLD Summer Art Market 2016.  Out of a pool of 254 artists they selected 6 to win festival awards and work from those will be on display at the PSS in the Best of Summer Art Market exhibition.