The (Residency) Project & Exhibition:
(RESIDENCY): PROCESS TO CONSUMPTION
Process to Consumption presented by Create Denver, provides eight Denver-based artists with limited studio time on the third floor of the McNichols Building and 24 “vessels” to create their original artworks. This show challenges both the artist and audience by providing the public a rare opportunity to share in dialog and witness the artists’ creative process from conception to the many stages, methods and perspectives of execution, leading to the final exhibition, July 10 – 27, 2015.
The residency creates a framework that will help the audience to examine and embrace the role of the artist, the exhibition and themselves. By sharing the foundational value of the working artist, we also create a deeper understanding of the economics of buying art and important role artists play in our city.
For the artists, the environment is a performative experience that encourages collaboration, experimentation, and a forum in which to exchange ideas with each other and the audience.
Michael Dowling – Painter, classic, expressionist, drawing
Jared David Paul Anderson – Painter, abstraction, primal, expressive
Lu Cong – Painter, portraiture, contemporary, complicated
Homare Ikeda – Painter, abstractions, printmaker, stumbler, slow thinker, dreamer
Donald Fodness – Installations, reinterpretations, assemblages grotesque, humor
Laura Shill + Amber Cobb – photography, collage, drawing, sculpture and installation
Pangloss Gravitron – Collective, collaboration of mediums, expressionism, creative superstorm, zoobiquity
Ravi Zupa – Painter, mixed media, subliminal, political, woodblock
Live Studio Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-3pm
(RESIDENCY) events & programming
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
PROCESS: OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, May 9, 6-8pm
The artist’s empty ‘vessels’ will challenge the viewer, create dialogue, pique curiosity, and create a ‘come back and see’ relationship among the audience, artist and the work.
PRIMATIVE MARK MAKING WORKSHOP BY JARED DAVID PAUL ANDERSON
Saturday, May 31, 11am – 1pm
A playful, explorative and process-based workshop where participants will use natural materials such as sticks, leaves, or bones to create and consider how ancient compositions were produced. Bring natural objects that you feel would be appropriate tools.
REMBRANDT: PAINT BY NUMBERS WORKSHOP BY MICHAEL DOWLING
Saturday, June 14, 11am - 2pm
Learn contemporary ways to practice the system by which Rembrandt composed his paintings in its basic form. Materials included.
CONSUMPTION: OPENING RECEPTION & WINE PAIRING EVENT
Thursday, July 10, 6-9pm
Opening exhibition of the final works for consumption, paired with “A Celebration of Aesthetics” interactive wine and art pairing by Simone FM Spinner, CWS.
THE FORUM STORIES EVENT - THEME: PROCESS
Friday, July 18, 6-9pm
An evening that provokes collaboration and imagination by sharing the real-life stories of innovators in business, the arts and society. Hosted by Sam Pike, this special edition of The Forum Stories would be dedicated to process.
WHAT YOU SEE IS NOT WHAT YOU SEE: A DEMO & DIALOG WITH HOMARE IKEDA
Saturday, July 19, 11am – 1pm
One layer upon another - paint can be brushed, scraped, smudged or poured. Abstract painter Homare Ikeda will reveal the process of painting, where inspiration is found and when to stop a brush mark. Watch, look, listen and participate in lively dialogue.
A special thank you to: Redline, Plus Gallery, William Havu Gallery, Black Book Gallery, Gildar Gallery, Walker Fine Art, Gallery 1261, Art Students League of Denver
Saturdays and Sundays: 10am – 3pm and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please contact Peter.Dearth@denvergov.org.