Three Person Show With Gretchen Lewis, Mike Graves and Jamie Winn
Opening Reception – Thursday May 18th 5-9:30
For Heroes, Ghosts, Men and Machines we wanted to take visitors on a journey where reality is permeated with the surreal and impossible, with a healthy balance of darkness and absurdity. The show will feature new paintings from Mike Graves and Gretchen Lewis, and lamps from Jamie Winn (Ghostlight Gallery).
Mike Graves is a Denver based artist and founder of Roane Industries, best known for his soft edged, animation style characters in muted colors. He works in a number of mediums including painting, 3d dioramas and was recently recognized for his graffiti murals that were part of the Wynwood walls at Art Basel in Miami. His work has been featured in a number of publications including Rooster and 303 Magazine and he was part of 2014’s Westword Artopia.
Jamie Winn (AKA Ghost Light Gallery) is a New Orleans based artist whose creations are deeply rooted in her childhood and have mostly been visible through her automata work. Its art that forces the viewer to use both sides of the brain- appreciating the obvious artwork and then through the moving mechanisms, attempting to discover how it is working.
Gretchen Lewis is an illustrator and pop-surrealist painter, working primarily in oil on wood. The creatures and characters in her paintings are often personal manifestations of Gretchen’s own weird little obsessions. She draws inspiration from her endless fascination with nature, biology and the cycles of life, from her growing collection of sad, broken vintage toys, and from a childhood spent devouring classic children’s books, Golden Age illustration and early cartoons. Gretchen currently lives in San Francisco.
The opening reception will include refreshments, and $2 parking in the Larimer Square Garage. In addition to the current show the gallery features prints from dozens of artists including Tara McPherson, Lora Zombie and Jasmine Becket-Griffith.
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VALIDATED PARKING (only $2) IN THE LARIMER SQUARE GARAGE
on Market Street, between 14th and 15th