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Mary Button Durell is a San Francisco-based artist who works primarily with paper and wheat paste. Mary’s work is medium-centric and process-oriented allowing for unique shapes and forms to emerge out of a temporal engagement with her materials. For more than 20 years, Mary has explored the nuances and intricacies of paper and light and continues to experiment with her medium and its visual capacity for transformation.
The Piles, 2011, paper and wheat paste, 17 x 18 x 16 in.
Coit Tower, c-print, edition of 12, sizes vary.
Liz Hickok uses photography, sculpture and video to create colorful and playful photographic images of otherworldly landscapes. Liz first constructs her environments with handmade molds and everyday objects, then adds a variety of materials from Jell-O to liquid crystal solutions that, over time, dismantle and morph the scene. At once an ethereal wonderland and statement about climate change, her dynamic photographs are shockingly beautiful and serene.
Aondrea Maynard paints modern interpretations of nature and the human journey. She engages the senses using gestural mark-making techniques that play with line, texture, a variety of pigments and luminosity. Her paintings invite the viewer into a serendipitous and mysterious world beyond word or representation that speaks volumes in serenity, intrigue and repose that is ever expansive, transformative, and inclusive.
Bella La Vita, 2014, oil on wood panel, 48 x 72 in.
For Anna Sidana, creating art is not only about what the eye sees, but about experiencing and conveying a multitude of feelings and emotions. Sidana uses painting as a way to escape the stresses of life and express herself without judgment. Beginning each new piece is a leap of faith for the artist as she paints intuitively from experiences, engaging the senses and trading chaos for contentment.
Pearl Shell, 2016, oil on canvas. 24 x 20 in.
Lachryma Papaver, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in.
John Warren Travis enjoyed a long career as an award winning costume and theatre set designer before becoming a committed painter and watercolorist fifteen years ago. Now in his 80s, the artist creates gutsy and ethereal works in series over time in order to capture the history and spirit of particular locations and subjects. Using a palette knife, Travis paints heavily gestured, dripping and rich abstractions of line, shape and mood, exuding subtle and thoughtful beauty.
t.w.five is a San Francisco-based, international art duo formed by Swedish and Brazilian artists, Pernilla Andersson and Paula Pereira. Their all-encompassing, hand-cut vinyl installations investigate experiences of culture shock, issues of societal diversity and the impact of technology on relationships by using images that appear very graphic from a distance, but become abstract and multidimensional up close.
Polaroid Series completed during their residency at Headlands Center for the Arts
Alexander Chambers Gallery seeks to change the perception of what a gallery can be, trading traditional ideas of white walls institutions for a cutting-edge and inviting space filled with contemporary artists previously unseen in a fine art setting. The launch of the Alexander Chambers comes at a pivotal time in the arts community, both in Denver and at large, as modern abstraction is gaining a much-deserved foothold in the fine art realm due to changing and evolving cultural viewpoints.
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