Please join me on Friday, August 2nd from 6:00-9:00 pm for the Opening Reception of “Frame Story” at ReCreative Denver. Free food and donation bar! If you can’t make the opening the exhibition runs through August 30th.
“Frame Story” builds on the literary device of the same name, using multiple perspectives to tell a visual story. Unlike the linear narrative structure of beginning/middle/end, the frame story uses multiple narrators, time periods, and/or styles to create stories within a story. In this exhibition, frame narrative is used to explore the idea of framing itself and all its implications. Using fine art and handicraft styles, I combine literal and abstract representations of the frame, and create fragmented and varied visual works of fiction that ask the viewer to find the common thread.
Please join us on September 6th, 4:30 – 8:00 pm, for the opening of Field Ground at Regis University. This is a collaborative piece between myself, Sandy Lane and Terry Lane started in 2015. We had always intended to have it travel to different venues and are finally showing it again. The piece involves memory, landscape, the body, and the shifting of identity, both personal and communal, over time. Each time we install the work it is different. If you can’t make the Opening, there will also be a Gallery Talk on September 13th at 7:00.
Please join me for the first Opening Reception of Pink Progression, a group exhibition of local artists inspired by the recent Women’s Marches.
Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Gallery, March 2nd, 6-8 pm, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302
Coming soon: the 2nd iteration of Pink Progression at the Denver Public Library.
About the exhibition:
Judy Chicago’s work radically shifted ideas, materials and processes in the feminist art created after The Dinner Party and the Birth Project, giving way to two generations of artists free to explore and challenge the constructs that define them as women and women artists. After: Birth specifically addresses contemporary responses to the concepts of motherhood, sexuality and the role of embroidery and fibers in third-and fourth-wave feminist art.
Exhibition Dates: February 3 – March 16, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3, 6-8 p.m.
I’m happy to announce my first solo exhibit at Firehouse Art Center, opening May 24th and running through June 25th, 2017. Opening Reception: June 9th, 6-9 p.m. and Artist’s Demo June 17th, 7-9 p.m.
Plot Twist stitches together the tactile qualities of fiber art and re-purposed mixed media often used in prop and costume construction to create objects for an unknown plot. The “plot twist” by definition is a tool for defying expectations. I am interested in its translation into a visual language.
Please join me at the opening or stop by the gallery (667 4th Ave., Longmont, CO) during business hours: Wed – Sun, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
I will be exhibiting 2 works at the World of Threads Festival in Toronto! World of Threads is comprised of 8 curated exhibits celebrating the diverse use of fiber in contemporary work. My work is part of the exhibit me and you, which is the “culminating exhibition of artworks submitted to the 2016 International World of Threads Festival and selected for display at the Living Arts Centre Gallery. Showcasing 21 artists, this exhibition highlights new modes of using textiles and fibre arts as a means to address contemporary concerns and issues. Works featured draw upon personal narratives as they pertain to the self – body, image and self-identity, while the remainder reflect on issues related to the other – concerning experience, relationships and social-political circumstance. Through varied approaches, the incorporation of both traditional and modern techniques, me and you provides new perspectives on balancing social projections with self-introspection and brings mindfulness to our collective consciousness as connected to space, memory and time.” Curated by Megan Press.
If you’re in the Toronto area please stop by the Living Arts Centre Gallery, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, Ontario. The Opening Reception will be Sunday, October 30 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. The exhibition will run through Sunday, December 4th.
I’m pleased to announce a solo show of my recent work at the Edward J. & Helen Jane Morrison Gallery at the University of Minnesota – Morris. “Make-Mend” refers to a running theme in my work that contemplates the combination of art and craft as both creation and restoration. The Opening Reception is September 1st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and the exhibit will be up through October 14th. Please stop by if you are in the area!
I am very excited to be included in this upcoming exhibition, curated by Lisa Rockford at Bailey Contemporary Arts in Pompano Beach, FL. The exhibition features work by “artists that utilize found objects, materials, and debris in unexpected ways.” If you’re in the area please check it out! The exhibition runs from 9/1 through 9/29 and the Opening Reception is 9/8 from 6-9 p.m.
I am very excited to have a piece included in FI2016! The exhibit in Pittsburgh, PA is from May 6 – August 21 and is divided between two spaces: The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft. My work will be at the latter location. I will be in Pittsburgh attending the Opening Reception on the 6th and the Forum on the 7th. Above is some info on the Forum. If you are in the area between May and August please stop by! This should be a great exhibit. For more info go to the FiberArt International website.
Please join me for the opening of Field/Ground, a collaborative project with Sandy Lane, Laura Mongiovi, and Terry Lane. Opening Reception: Friday, November 13th, 5-9 p.m. at Ice Cube Gallery, 3320 Walnut Street, Denver, CO
Exhibition runs through December 5, 2015.
I’m excited to be included in this exhibition at Gallery 970 in Loveland, CO. Please join me for the Opening Reception on Friday, October 2nd from 6-9. I will be there from 6-7ish. The exhibit runs through November 20th.
Please join me at EDGE Gallery on Friday September 18, 6-10 p.m. for my exhibition Second Acts. I will be showing some brand new work along with some not-so-brand-new work as part of a new installation. Inspired by theatrical devices like lighting, props, and costuming, Second Acts experiments with the amplified and temporal qualities of theatrical story-telling and story-experiencing. It likewise speaks to the second acts we may experience in life. Like the play’s protagonist, sometimes we must experience the unexpected in order to move forward.
EDGE Gallery, 3658 Navajo Street, Denver, CO
Gallery Hours: Fri 5-10pm, Sat 12-8pm Sun 12-5pm
Exhibition Runs through October 4, 2015
Please join me on Friday, May 1st from 5-9 p.m. at Ice Cube Gallery for food, drink, and new artwork. This is my first solo exhibition at Ice Cube. I’m excited to show in such a great space alongside the amazing paper/installation artist, J.Diane Martonis. Diane and I deal with similar issues in different ways so this should be an engaging visual dialogue.
Stretching the Truth
Ice Cube Gallery
Exhibition Dates: April 30 – May 23, 2015
Gallery Hours: Thur 12-5, Fri 12-9, Sat 12-5
Stretching the Truth incorporates materials and techniques from the worlds of crafting, costume design, and fine art in ways that subvert realities of day-to-day experience. The body acts as a site for the gestural exchange and contemplation of identity’s shifting truth. Two dimensional drawing, three-dimensional textures, obsessive mark-making, and repurposed household objects are combined to create unsettling and fantastical stand-ins whose awkward arrangement invites reconsideration.
I have work in two upcoming Denver exhibitions:
Ah-Sem-Blahj includes work from Denver artists using collage and assemblage techniques. This exhibition is being shown in conjunction with Greater than the Sum, an annual exhibition of the National Collage Society. InGrained is the 6th Annual Member show at Ice Cube Gallery.
Center for Visual Art
Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, 5-8 p.m.
Ice Cube Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, December 11th, 5-9 p.m.
I am so excited to be included in the publication, TextileArt Around the World.
From the publishers: “In this latest edition we travel through the surprising and colourful world of textile art. Over 800 photographs display the most beautiful work of 160 artists from across the globe. This is a unique collection of a great variety of worldwide textile art joined together in one book.”
Orders can be placed via the link below:
I am now a member at Ice Cube Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Exhibition info to follow. Check us out!
Ice Cube Gallery
3320 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205
Solo exhibition featuring mixed media, fiber-based sculpture.
EDGE Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver, CO
Exhibition Dates: March 28th – April 20th, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, March 28th, 6-10 p.m.
A 40 West Arts juried exhibition celebrating the textured realm of textile. Pushing the limits and unraveling tradition to arrive at the cutting edge of fiber art—that’s the the focus of this show.
Unraveled: Fiber Re-imagined
40 West Arts Gallery, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood, CO
Exhibition Dates: January 31 – March 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 4-7 p.m.
Fiber Optics is a comprehensive group exhibition of 42 emerging artists “that exemplify fresh, innovative approaches to fiber art. The artists selected have reinvented traditional craft processes such as embroidery, crochet, knitting, weaving, sewing, and quilting. Though the approaches are unconventional, technique, precision, and aesthetic appeal are still at the core of their processes.” Exhibition curated by Lisa Rockford.
1310 Gallery, 1310 SW 2nd Ct., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 21 – Oct. 11, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 21, 7-10 p.m.
A retrospective look at current Edge Member’s work.
Flashback: Edge Gallery Member Show
Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St., Denver, CO
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 19th, 6-10 p.m.
Show runs through August 11, 2013
After Dark II is a show celebrating all things nocturnal and the varied reactions emblematic to this subject matter.
After Dark II
Greg Moon Gallery, 109 Kit Carson Rd., Taos, NM
Show runs through July 27th, 2013
Two and three-dimensional works, each 4″ x 4″ or 4″ cubed,
capture each artist’s unique voice and stylistic approach.
4 x 4 x 4: New Work by Edge Gallery Members and Invited Artists
Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
June 21 – July 14, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, June 21, 6-10 p.m.
The goal of this year’s annual sculpture show, through the vision of the guest juror, is to use the figure as a means of exploring identity.
Identity: Narrative Identity Through the Figure
Lakewood Cultural Center, North Gallery, Lakewood, CO
June 6 – August 17, 2013
Opening Reception: June 6, 5-7 p.m.
Sew the Wind, new work by Jennifer Pettus will be on display in central Denver.
Sew the Wind
3658 Navajo St., Denver, CO 80202
March 1 – 24, 2013
Opening Reception: March 1, 2013 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Hours: Fri 7 – 10 pm, Sat & Sun 1 – 5 pm
Please join me at the Arvada Center on Thursday, January 21st from 6-9 p.m. for the Opening Reception of “Art of the State 2016”. I’m honored to be included in this fine group of Colorado artists!!! The exhibition runs through March 27th.
A group exhibition featuring 33 local and national artists whose works boast a raw aesthetic. Exhibition curated by Lisa Rockford.
The Triumph of Detritus
1310 Gallery, 1310 SW 2nd Ct., Fort Lauderdale, FL
Exhibition Dates: June 21 – July 11, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 7-10 p.m.
This will be a wonderful show centered around the theme of sleep, the bed, the bedroom, etc. All artists are working with fiber in some way. The curator, Joetta Maue, is a superb fiber artist. I’m very excited to be a part of this! If you’re in the area, please check it out! More info below.
down to sleep
Chester F. Sidell Gallery, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, Massachusetts
March 1 – April 12, 2013
Opening Reception: March 1, 5-7 p.m.