WHAT TO SEE AT MoP 2017

WHAT TO SEE AT MoP 2017

Our roundup of ADSF exhibits at the city-wide photo bonanza, Month of Photography.

After a successful inaugural run in 2015, the biennial celebration known as Month of Photography kicks off again in March (although many exhibits open sooner), with hundreds of events taking place at schools, museums, and galleries throughout the region. This year’s theme, Between the Medium, explores the diverse ways artists utilize photography to anchor or enhance their work. Photographer Mark Sink is the program’s Founder and Director. “This is a very fertile time for fine art photography,” said Sink. “It creates amazing opportunities for the photographic arts community, and the educational component is very rich and inspiring.”

With such a wide range of work on display, it’s no surprise that ADSF is well represented. Here’s a roundup of all the Month of Photography events happening in our district.

 

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Down in Denver
February 17 – April 7

What to Expect
An all-Denver street photography exhibition from Ghost Lenz and Jody Akers, featuring more than 30 black-and-white portraiture and documentary prints reflecting the city’s urban core. Twenty percent of all print sales will benefit a local homelessness initiative.

 

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RULE
Basic Pictures
March 4 – April 15

What to Expect
An exploration of how photographers capture and modify their subjects to gain more detail and greater understanding. Coniff’s unique method involves multiple photographic techniques, gestural sketches, Sharpies, and a flatbed scanner.

 

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CENTER FOR VISUAL ART
Presence: Reflections on the Middle East
February 3 – April 8

What to Expect
More than 60 photo-based works reflecting loss, cultural heritage, and sense of place. Each of the 12 artists featured (based in the U.S. and abroad) were directly impacted by the Middle East diaspora of recent years.

 

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SPACE GALLERY
Vantage Point
February 17 – March 25

What to Expect
The work featured in Vantage Point comes from the overlapping reality of two artists—Paul Brokering and Tony Ellis—working in Colorado’s Front Range and Eastern plains stretching into Nebraska.

 

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MAI WYN FINE ART
Apocryphal Terrains
March 17 – April 22

What to Expect
Mai Wyn Fine Art is proud to participate in Denver’s Month of Photography with Apocryphal Terrains, a solo exhibition by gallery artist Lauri Lynnxe Murphy. A multi-disciplinary artist known for her environmentally driven works, Murphy presents an altered Nature in her rarely exhibited micro-macro photography coupled with mixed media wood sculpture. Meet the artist at the Opening Reception on Friday, March 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

 

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ARTWORK NETWORK
Critical Mass Top 50 Show: Markers of Time
April 7 – May 1

What to Expect
The Top 50 submissions from 2016’s Critical Mass, a photography platform/competition from Portland-based arts non-profit Photolucida. More than 200 international photography professionals judged a wide variety of work from hundreds of artists, all with a time-based focus.

 

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MICHAEL WARREN CONTEMPORARY
Sign Down
March 7, 2017 – April 15

What to expect
Dallas Parkins regularly photographs landscapes, buildings and outdoor machinery. In this series of photos, Parkins explores the amount of information we receive as part of our daily routine and focuses his lens on what happens when street signs are literally ripped away from their situational context.

 

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ACCESS GALLERY
Bodies of Work
February 17 – March 17

What to Expect
Differing approaches to the art of photographing the human body, as demonstrated by Ted Tahquechi and Sophie Klafter. The former focuses on faceless Bodyscapes, while the latter calls on powerful representations of her own personal challenges.

 

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RECREATIVE DENVER
KT Langley, Matt Nager, Jessie Page Rowe, Marc Lee
March 3 – 31

What to Expect
An expression of the lives (and dream lives) of ordinary people in an extraordinary world. Each of the four featured photographers brings a unique sensibility to their work, capturing the inner workings of family alongside images of beautiful Colorado vistas.

 

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SPARK GALLERY
LOOK APP THIS! Exploring iPhoneography
March 9 – March 26

What to Expect
An evolution, perhaps a revolution in the art and craft of photography has happened to the art world. A camera in smart phones means a camera in almost everyone’s hand out in the big beautiful world. Show us what you’ve seen and what you have to say. Tell us about your Apps and filters. Denver celebrates Month of Photography biannually. There will be photography exhibits city-wide with workshops and seminars. Be part of this exciting month with Spark Gallery and “LOOK APP THIS!”

 

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THE FASTIDIOUS FOTOG
Step Away!
March 3 – April 15

What to Expect
Images combined and layered in unexpected ways as an homage to the mysteries of nature and the poetry of human existence. Featuring work from award-winning photographers Cecilia Broder, Peggy Dietz, Karen Kirkpatrick, and Theresa Corrada.

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NIZA KNOLL GALLERY
Scanography / The Art of Scanning
March 17 – April 15

What to Expect
Art created using an alternative digital process whereby a flatbed scanner is the canvas, lens, and light source. Styles, techniques, and compositions veer off in a number of imaginative directions.

 

Story by Charlie Keaton

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