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 Gregory Euclide at the David B. Smith Gallery
September 15 – October 13, 2012
Gregory Euclide: Observing only the ease of my own slipping toward your unknown
Softcover, 10 x 7 1/4 inches, 94 pages, 63 color images
Printed and bound in the United States
Published by David B. Smith Gallery, 2012
“The Hong Seon Jang’s Labyrinth exhibition at the David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, Colorado, showcases two unique collections curated specifically for the show, as well as a selection of his other work.
The New York-based artist traditionally forgoes the use of the usual artist’s materials of choice in favor of reworking mundane, man-made objects.
The ‘Black Forest’ collection, which Jang created as part of the exhibition, features multiple layers of overlapping, translucent tape pasted onto a black chalkboard. He makes another interesting material choice in his ‘Black Ruin’ project, which is also part of his solo show. By gingerly placing hot glue across a canvas, the artist adds flair to his work. Both of these projects fuse man with nature through the use of non-natural materials used to convey the environment which the artist is inspired by.”
“designboom has received an exclusive sneak peak of new york city-based artist hong seon jang’s upcoming solo show at david b. smith gallery in denver, colorado, USA. the exhibition is an assemblage of jang’s mixed-media sculptures and includes his tape drawings, decorated thread sculptures and a miniature cityscape formed from letterpress pieces. the artist’s elaborate installations transform every-day objects into actualizations that evoke both natural and man-made scenes.
in his tape drawing ‘black forest’, jang layers a typically transparent item until a ghostly wooded alcove is manifested upon a black chalkboard. with ‘black mirage’, the artist uses clear string, zig-zagging across the gallery space, to create the framework for darkened hot glue to adhere to. the effect is something like a man-made moss, growing upon the walls of the installation. again in ‘type city’, the artist re-imagines mass-produced materials, playing with the objects’ initial forms in order to create a whimsical, diminutive metropolis reminiscent of his new york city home.”
We are pleased to announce an in-depth feature of Hong Seon Jang in the Spring 2012 issue of Modern In Denver magazine. The piece chronicles aspects of Jang’s practice and covers many of his most ambitious works to date. This feature sets the stage for his upcoming exhibition at David B. Smith Gallery, which will include a new series of Jang’s acclaimed tape drawings and mixed-media sculptural works. In addition, the artist will be in residence at the gallery for a week completing two largescale site-specific installations. This exhibition of new works will open May 4th, 2012.
The article can be read in its entirety by visiting the Modern in Denverwebsite.
Liz Miller: “Recalcitrant Mimesis” at David B. Smith Gallery
art ltd. Magazine, Michael Paglia
March/April 2012, p. 31
“….To celebrate its opening,the Clyfford Still Museum partnered with select regional museums and galleries to present shows that pay homage to Still. Most of these exhibits focus on abstract painting, which makes Liz Miller’s “Recalcitrant Mimesis” at the David B. Smith Gallery the most unusual of the lot in that it’s anchored by a spectacular and monumental installation….”