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New Work from Michaele Keyes and Deborah Bryon, with Sue Simon and Susan Rubin in the North Gallery

  • Spark Gallery 900 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)

New Work from Michaele Keyes and Deborah Bryon, with Sue Simon and Susan Rubin in the North Gallery

July 20 – August 13, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, July 21, 6-9pm
First Friday: August 4, 2017
Last Look: Sunday, August 13, 1-4pm

Michaele Keyes: “Art for me has always been its own language. It allows me to communicate what I see, feel and intuit in color, shape, texture and balance in a way I cannot do in words. For me, the joy of being an artist is the surprise and magic, the liveliness of a painting or print that takes on a life and a language of its own.”

Deborah Bryon: “Black and white is a primal psychological state of absolutes; black and white thinking, all or none, good and bad, conscious and unconscious. There is no space for nuance or self-reflection – yet it holds the tension of opposites. As a culture, we are living in a time of black and white, trying to make sense of it.”

Sue Simon: “This is an exhibit of twenty 5” x 5” paintings. The medium I used in this group of work is acrylic paint and photo collage on wooden panels. In the show “Cookies and the Cosmos” I am trying to link very small mundane objects such as cookies and the large complicated universe to show that all things work by the same laws and are all part of a complex system. These painted collages depict how everything fits together – from the very small to the enormous.”

Susan Rubin: “At the end of a meal of Chinese food, we eagerly await the opening of the fortune cookies. Those tiny scraps of paper grab our attention, even if only for a moment. In this group of work, twenty miniature pieces correspond to fortunes from cookies I have opened over the last year. At 1.5” square, these diminutive drawings are done with very sharp colored pencils and an eye for detail. Some are statements, some are aphorisms and some are vague opinions. The best are truly prophetic.”