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Sharon Brown's "Repeat Offenders" June 3rd--August 5th, 2016

Resident artist Sharon Brown is combining new work from her "Creators" series with older work from her "Damage" series to create a thought provoking exhibit for the summer entitled "Repeat Offenders."  "Creators" features large black and white oil portraits of Denver artists and creatives. "Damage" features colorful portraits of criminals, all of whom have both inflicted damage upon others and have themselves been damaged at some point in their lives.  By combining these bodies of work, Repeat Offenders explores the purpose and potential of portraiture, raising questions about its social class history, the faces that artists tend to paint or ignore,  the nature of offensiveness, and much more. 

The show opens on First Friday, June 3rd from 6 to 9 pm; continues on First Friday, July 1st; and closes on First Friday, August 5th. As always, the gallery will be open for special RiNo Art District events and, as usual, open any time by appointment.  Please call 303-297-9831 for more information or to schedule a viewing.



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.

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