Adventure Pack

Adventure Pack / Extra Vitamins
Julia Belamarich & Kyle Warfield
Opening reception: Friday, June 30th 2017

Adventure Pack is a body of collages and sculptures that prioritize feeling over meaning. This intermedia work exists in the space between art and design, subverting design’s tendency towards purpose and legibility into an open-ended narrative. Found objects, curated materials, and invented symbols are transformed and arranged to create contained experiences of immediate sensation. 

Extra Vitamins is the collaborative art and design studio of Julia Belamarich and Kyle Warfield. Their work is influenced by an ongoing investigation into semiotics, primitive expression, visual synchronicities, and the inner kid. Based in Denver, they create experimental clothing, self-publish art zines, and work on a variety of communication design projects. 

At Every Time

"At Every Time" is an exhibition of new work by Charlotte Thurman opening on March 31st for a performance from 7-8pm followed by a reception from 8-11pm. 

Through the meticulous deconstruction of a recorded experience into its parts: moving image, text, sound, space, time; Charlotte shapes the diaristic and mundane into the realm of non-linear dream logic. She is searching for a locus of experience that is pre-language and pre-time. Paradoxically and inextricably, recorded text and time-based media are the methods in which she explores such a notion. She employs photography as an element in terms of documentation and the relationship it has to the moving image.

Charlotte Thurman is an interdisciplinary artist, whose practice bridges multi-media and immersive installation. Charlotte received her BFA in Mixed Media from the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2009, and her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Delaware in 2016. Charlotte is a Contributing Faculty member of the Art Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and a Manager of Operations at Meow Wolf’s Interactive ArtComplex, “The House of Eternal Return.” She is the co-author of the feminist arts publication, “Life Raft.” 

“At Every Time” will be presented in conjunction with the Denver Month of Photography. 

One Foot in the Grave & the Other on a Banana Peel

Ian Miller
ianthomasmiller.com
One Foot in the Grave & the Other on a Banana Peel
Opened February 17th, 2017

Miller’s work focuses on specific moments and isolated interactions between people, objects and the spaces that encompass them. The collage-like paintings incorporate elements of realism and abstraction. They frame events as they felt in the moment and the idiosyncratic way in which they are often remembered. 

The work functions as a pause, a break in the action, setting the stage and scene. Rather than focusing exclusively on the action, attention is given to the supporting factors including place, objects and symbols that carry their own particular weight and influence.