Creative Community Resource

Process and De/constructing Landscape


  • Helikon 3675 Wynkoop Street Denver, CO, 80216 United States

Helikon Gallery is pleased to present two shows coinciding with Denver's Month of Photography: 'Process: the altered photo' in the main gallery and 'De/constructing Landscape: New works by Annie Aqua' in Gallery 101. 

ABOUT PROCESS:
‘Process’ is an exhibit at Helikon Gallery coinciding with Denver’s popular city-wide event, the Month of Photography. Rather than a traditional photography exhibit, the show features artists from Colorado and abroad whose work uses photography as a means to an end rather than an end in itself – manipulation, alteration, and incorporation of photography in other media, such as painting, drawing, digital art, and collage. ‘Process’ focuses on mixed media and photographic elements as an illustration of the power and importance of photos in the artistic process of various art disciplines.

Featured artists: Anitra Isler, Corianne Wells, Curt Bean, Daisy Patton, Emma Abad, Jessica Wohl, Jinsil Lee, Karen Fisher, Lori Chung, Manny Robertson, Angela Deane, Nicki Crock, Patrick Loehr, Peter Yumi, Stacey Page, Vinni Alfonso, and Will Lee-Ashley.

ABOUT DE/CONSTRUCTING LANDSCAPE:
In the annex gallery we are pleased to present ‘de/constructing landscape,’ a solo show of new works by Annie Aqua. Continuing a three-year long project, this series focuses on freeways, exploring the ways in which they function as public or private spaces in between the city and the suburbs, and how they are experienced in time and space. These structures, immediately recognized as iconic and everlasting elements of the suburban American landscape, are taken as a jumping-off point for processes of defamiliarization and disorientation. The artist’s own intervention seeks to deconstruct a societal structure and propose alternate trajectories of experience and understanding.