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Shark's Ink: Collaborations II on view through May 6th

The Pattern Shop Studio is pleased to participate in Denver’s 2016 Month of Printmaking (Mo’Print) with an exhibit entitled “Shark’s Ink: Collaborations II.” The show features dozens of spectacular prints by artists who have collaborated over the years with Master Printmaker Bud Shark at his Lyons studio and press.  Artists whose woodcuts, monoprints and lithographs appear in the show include Betty Woodman, Red Grooms, Hung Liu, Robert Kushner, John Buck, and Enrique Chagoya, among many other notables. 

“Shark’s Ink: Collaborations II” opens on First Friday March 4th, from 6 to 9 pm; runs through First Friday April 1st, and concludes on First Friday May 6th.  Shark will talk about his collaborations and about individual prints on Saturday, March 12th, from 2 to 4 pm. In April, besides being open on the 1st, the exhibit will also be open the 23rd during the celebration of the 38th Street RTD station's grand opening. As usual, for private viewing by groups and individuals any day of the week (call 303-297-9831 to schedule your visit).

Image credit: Don Ed Hardy, Climber, 2001, color lithograph, ed. 12/30, 40 x 26 inches


Ralph Nagel, Lily Pond Series at the PSS

The Pattern Shop Studio will open Denver Arts Week with an exhibition of new large watercolors by Ralph Nagel entitled Lily Pond Series.  The show will run through January 1, 2016.  During that period, the studio will be open:

Always artistically inclined, Ralph Nagel began painting seriously after selling the Meridian Retirement Communities.  He is cofounder of the Paris based Les Rats des Champs and Colorado Studio 208.  He has spent years painting en plein air not only in Colorado but throughout Asia and Europe.  His oils and watercolors are in private collections in the Americas, Australia, France, Italy, Brazil, Thailand and New Zealand.

Lily Pond Study II, 2015, watercolor, 15 x 22 inches

Nagel’s Lily Pond Series consists of paintings focused on a small pond in Provence, France. They typify his style: a keen eye, intense colors, energetic brushwork, spontaneity, and manifest passion for his subject.

Friday, November 6th, 2015, 6-9pm opening

November 7th -13th, 4-6pm

Friday, December 4th, 6-9pm

January 1st, 2016, 6-9pm closing

and any time by appointment.


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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