Esteemed artist Mark Rothko's mantra—color, form, and field—is constantly repeated when describing the abstract paintings, drawings, and watercolors of artist Mark Rothko. Focusing on works Rothko produced in the ’40s as a member of the New York School, this exhibit explores the artist’s evolution from using blurred figures to creating flat forms. Highlights include the iconic No.
Charles Bunnell's works have made their way into museums across the country since the 1930s. Finally, the art of this legendary painter is coming home. Credited with introducing abstract expressionism to the Broadmoor Art Academy in his native Colorado Springs in the late ’40s, Bunnell bridged the gap between the modern and surrealist movements.
Syd Mead’s paintings aren’t just pieces of art, they’re a glimpse of the future. Known for his set designs for sci-fi films such as Blade Runner and Tron, Mead's watercolor paintings focus on far-off worlds. For this show, he depicts futuristic transportation concepts—like solar-powered unicycles and hovercrafts. Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.
With his abstract forms and frenzied brushstrokes, Clyfford Still imparts a dreamlike quality onto his expressionist paintings. Experience that sensation at this showcase, which highlights various works in Still’s portfolio that relate to themes of memory and past.
Since Edgar Degas famously created his 19th-century ballerina portraits, the relationship between art and dance has flourished. Mixed media artist Karen Kilimnik continues this tradition with her exhibit of contemporary paintings, photographs, and drawings depicting stage sets and costumed dancers.
Few artists can add the title “biologist” to their resumés. Colorado resident Gregory Block can. With a dual degree in biology and painting from Colorado College, Block portrays natural scenes with realistic, scientific accuracy. Subjects of his oil paintings range from a tranquil lake to organic produce . Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Many artists mount their work on walls and tables, but contemporary sculptor Nick Cave prefers the human body. Crafted from a wide variety of materials—including twigs and wigs—his innovative Soundsuits are garments designed to emit various noises as the wearer moves.
Enjoy paintings from around the country with Gallery 1261's exhibition of their six newest artists. The familiar western vistas of plains and mountains by artists Ulrich Gleiter and Marc Hanson will have you looking forward to summer. The show also includes portraits by Hollis Dunlap and Aaron Westerberg and still lifes by Jeff Legg and Derek Penix. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
In the constant push for consumer spending, advertising is both absurd and funny. In his newest exhibition, Denver artist Colin Livingston pushes back against the information overload, poking fun at advertizing with his colorful and tongue-in-cheek pop art. Resembling advertisements themselves, the bright paintings point out the absurdity of a world papered with products. Wed-Sat 12-5 p.m.
The natural world pops off the page in artist Jenny Pope’s newest exhibition. Her colorful prints made from woodcuts feature different animals and plants in their natural environments. Many of her latest prints depict endangered and invasive species, like the Javan rhino or the lionfish. Tue-Sun 12-5 p.m.
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