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Not Much Of A Writer, I Love You

On View June 15, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Opening Reception June 15, 2018 | 6-10pm

First Friday Reception July 6, 2018 | 6-10pm

Not Much Of A Writer, I Love You is an examination of alterity and the desire for meaning. Oscillating between playfulness and indifference, Sierra Montoya Barela’s new painted works are riddled with dark humor, diagrammatic forms, and icons of past and present. Drawing upon influences from embroidery, collage and sculpture, the artist considers cynicism and sincerity within the paradoxical realm of painting.  

Sierra Montoya Barela is an artist living and working in Denver, Colorado. Barela earned a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 and was an Artist-In-Residence at the Vermont Studio Center and the Horned Dorset Colony in the months that followed. She has since shown in various group and solo exhibitions, most recently at Yes Ma'am Projects, Gildar Gallery and as part of the Octopus  Initiative at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.