“…It all fits together snugly under the banner organism/mechanism,” the show’s overall title. Theodore is exploring the intersection of technology and humanity. He’s letting the machines in for art’s sake, letting them work his hand and sometimes lead it. Are the machines taking over? Definitely not, but they are moving things forward. The technology makes it all new, the human touch keeps it interesting.”
Paul Jacobsen’s upcoming exhibition at the gallery, Orgone, is featured in the March issue of American Art Collector. The exhibition, which opens Thursday, March 28, includes a series of largescale paintings, as well as charcoal drawings.
From American Art Collector:
Jacobsen strives to build upon the German romantics or Hudson River School artist and the Pre-Raphaelites who questioned the legitimacy and value of technology. While maintaining the Hudson River School theory that America’s landscape was a “new Eden,”—pristine, untouched beauty—Jacobsen creates his landscapes questioning the necessity for technology and industrialization.
“David B. Smith represents some of the most engaging artists on the international scene, bringing their work to Denver at his LoDo headquarters. Smith is plugged in worldwide, but his local influence is serious; no other commercial gallery in Colorado offers a more comprehensive take on what gets shown and sold in the broad world of contemporary art. Smith’s show of Gregory Euclide’s feral dioramas was a highlight of last fall. Look for work by Paul Jacobsen and Ryan McLennan, as well.
What’s next: Cole Sternberg’s Kafka-inspired exhibit of installations, photography and painting is another don’t-miss show at Smith. Through March 23.”
A series of Kim Keever works are on display at the Metro State Denver Center for Visual Arts (CVA) for their exhibition, Semblance, celebrating the Month of Photography Denver.
From the CVA: Semblance presents lens and time-based works that share the elements of performance, ritual and illusion. Artists Sama Alshaibi, Neil Chowdhury, Kim Keever, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Laura Shill, and Janaina Tschäpe explore ambiguous boundaries between the real and the imagined. Whether at first cloaked and later revealed, or simply drawing us into an enigmatic narrative without clear linear progression, the photographs and video works navigate a reality not clearly identified.
Semblance runs through April 13, 2013; please visit the CVA website for more information.
Exhibition catalogue for Laura Ball at the David B. Smith Gallery
December 14, 2012 – January 26, 2013
Laura Ball: Minotaur
Softcover, 10 x 7 1/4 inches, 88 pages, 41 color images
Essay: Maria Porges
Printed and bound in the United States
Published by David B. Smith Gallery, 2012
$40To order, please visit our online store.
David B. Smith Gallery was thrilled to participate in the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami, Florida this past week. The gallery featured works by Laura Ball, Christina Empedocles, Gregory Euclide, Paul Jacobsen, Hong Seon Jang, Kris Lewis, and Michael Theodore. A few works are still available and a selection of exhibited works can be viewed on our PULSE Miami exhibition page. Please contact the gallery to inquire about availability.