Friday
Nov252016

WONDERLANDS 2: december 2 - january 21

Please join us for a special preview event: Thursday, December 1, 6-9pm

Public reception: Friday, December 2nd during the First Friday Gallery Walk, 5-10pm

Wonderlands 2 is a celebration of all things winter...a fresh white palette, the magic of falling flakes, a blanketed forest, seeing nature anew. Please join us for a special preview event: Thursday, December 1st, 6-9pm. Light refreshments provided. A public reception follows on Friday, December 2nd during First Friday Gallery Walk, 5-10pm. Exhibition runs through January 21, 2017.
Featuring new work by: Amelia Caruso, Priscilla Fowler, Kim Harrell, Rian Kerrane, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Liz Quan, Mai Wyn Schantz, Sharon Strasburg & Pamela Webb.

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Monday
Jun062016

FALL GROUP EXHIBITION

November 3 - November 26, 2016

Featuring new work by gallery artists: Priscilla Fowler, Rian Kerrane, Susanne Mitchell, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Mai Wyn Schantz, Sharon Strasburg and Amelia Caruso with guest artist Jodie Roth Cooper

Please join us...

1st Friday Gallery Walk, November 4th, 5-10pm

3rd Friday Collectors' Preview, November 18th, 5-8pm

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday
Apr262016

SPRING GROUP EXHIBITION | april 22 - may 28

Mai Wyn Fine Art is proud to present our first generation of gallery artists in a group exhibition. See new work by Amelia Caruso, Priscilla Fowler, Rian Kerrane, Lynda Ladwig, Susanne Mitchell, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Sharon Strasburg and studio artist Mai Wyn Schantz.

Monday
Feb292016

land:marks by Sharon Strasburg

This March Mai Wyn Fine Art celebrates Mo’Print, Denver’s month of printmaking, with a solo exhibition by Sharon Strasburg. Using laser cut monotypes, Strasburg creates distinctive, nature-based abstractions.

From the artist's statement...

The artwork I create is a celebration of the wonderful things I see in nature yet in the hectic pace of my contemporary urban life I rarely see a beautiful scene without the punctuation of cables and wires and poles, rooftops and a myriad of manmade geometries.  My environment is chopped up and obscured, plotted and marked but the fragmented of natural delights remain as the foundation that sustains. My quest is not to deny the obstacles to the underlying natural beauty but to integrate and celebrate the total experience of the reality of the modern environment.  Marked yet sublime.

Join us for the Opening Reception: Friday, March 4th, 6-9pm (coincides with First Friday Gallery Walk in the Art District on Santa Fe Drive).

Strasburg will be running demonstrations and discussing her work at the gallery as part of the Mo’Print Studio Tour: Saturday, March 19th, 10am-4pm

 

 

Saturday
Jan232016

CINCH by Rian Kerrane

CINCH

Celebrating ten years in iron by installation artist Rian Kerrane

Janaury 22 - February 27, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 6-9pm

Also open for First Friday Gallery Night, February 5, 5-9pm and Third Friday Collector's Preview, February 19, 5-8pm

Statement from the artist:

My work is a re-presentation and integration of familiar images that focuses on the visual poetry of the overlooked and mundane.

As a sculptor in cast metal, mixed media and installation, my art practice centers on foundry and primarily on casting iron. Both the fiery process and the material itself attract me. Our bodies are partly comprised of iron, and it forms the core of the Earth. Its ubiquity is understated and iron does not come with the same cultural trappings of finer metals. It is industrial. It rusts. This transience equates for me to the state of the human body as we also negotiate our time on the planet.

In Cinch the compositional arrangements are intended to engage and interact with the viewer as suggestions of more complete narratives.  There is a connection between the corporal and the environment in this work that acknowledges ten years of iron casting.  The installation hints at poetic nuances while remaining solid and factual in physical form. This dichotomy speaks to the power of visual “prompts” and the symbolic power any object or form is imbued with.

My reintegration and restructuring of such talismans is a visual trigger like a Rorschach inkblot test. The incorporation of objects into constructed assemblies provides a coded narrative on place, physicality, and time with the intent to instigate contemplation by generating associations and cross-references.

Much of my production processes center around the foundry, and the search for forms that are easily replicated in the casting process links my work to select cultural objects that provides a history rich in symbolism, memory and associations. Incorporating found objects provides a creative outlet for my collector instincts and pays homage to my respect for material, form and the value inherent in manufactured objects. I describe my methods as those of a contemporary archeologist: I use commonplace found objects and recycled materials to represent a familiar yet symbolic imagery, satisfying a quest to learn and resolve through visible and tangible means.