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Denver’s David B. Smith Gallery seizes the moment
Denver Post, Ray Mark Rinaldi
August 19, 2012

“With its historic storefront on LoDo’s busy Wazee Street, the David B. Smith Gallery has a more prominent location than most of Denver’s upscale dealers. Yet it remains something of a secret pleasure within the city’s art scene…But its walls are covered with some of the most exciting work you’ll see around here. Especially right now….”

Christina Empedocles, Denver Post

In The Denver Post, Ray Mark Rinaldi states, “The David B. Smith Gallery is on a roll, and its new show features the drawings of Christina Empedocles, who makes odd and evocative works with wax pencils. Empedocles’ subject matter crosses a lot of lines, from pop culture movie posters to natural subjects like birds and zebras. But she brings it all together with the consistent precision of her renderings and her own personal twist. She crinkles, tears and cuts out in a way that makes you rethink the time and place where familiar objects exist….”

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Following Still’s Lead
Ray Mark Rinaldil

One of the fringe benefits of having the new Clyfford Still Museum in Denver is all of the sideshows that will come along as part of the package, starting with Liz Miller’s site-specific installation “Recalcitrant Mimesis” now at the David B. Smith Gallery. Miller uses Still’s expressive brushstrokes as inspiration for her paper-based constructions. Unlike Still’s work, they bounce off the walls in three-dimensional form. But they share his spirit and his expressive choices of shapes and colors.

Molly Dilworth, Field Test at Foothills Art Center
Courtesy of Foothills Art Center and Molly Dilworth

Denver Post Coverage: Mural on Foothills center ceiling elevates artistry




Field Test Project Description via Molly Dilworth:

“I view creative practice as a form of research. Using data from a specific site as a structure, I build a painting that gives form to the invisible things that motivate our actions. I’m interested in looking at how we connect emotionally to the places we inhabit.

 

Contemporary Golden is built on top of incredible geological wealth, a pocket of resources and power existing just below the surface. Over the last two centuries, this geology generated a demand for engineers that facilitated a culture of research, technology and innovation. The Golden of today is a combines this physical history with geopolitics; it is a global innovator in high tech materials and applications and a center for mining operations around the world. These invisible motivators arrive in unexpected moments but resist quantification; we can measure the volume of a lake but can’t explain how the memory of a fishing trip there brings tears to our eyes.

 

Field Test was installed during the first five days of the exhibition HABITAT at the Foothills Art Center. (January 21-25, 2011).

 

The ceiling was chosen as the site of the painting to simulate a subterranean space, calling attention to the geology of Golden. Elements in the construction of the painting include Jefferson County maps, Voronoi diagrams of silicon solar cells, photographs of amazonite, images of magnetic thin films and conversations with visitors to the gallery.”

 

Gregory Euclide, Take it with you at Foothills Art Center
Courtesy Foothills Art Center and Gregory Euclide

Take it with you Project Description via Gregory Euclide:

“An installation consisting of all the packing materials used to ship work to HABITAT, a group exhibit at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado. Dioramas were created inside some of the boxes. Gallery viewers could take photos of the scenes through pin holes with their cell phones.”