Core Members Exhibits

Core Art Space

Apr. 19, 2024 - May. 5, 2024

6501 W Colfax
Lakewood, 80214
PHONE 303-297-8428


Lakewood, Colorado, March 12, 2024

April 19 – May 5 Core Members Exhibits: Jude Barton, Chuck McCoy, and Tracey Russell

Beyond the surface – Jude Barton

This exhibition includes a collection of drawings, paintings and collage inspired by a minimalist aesthetic and punctuated by hard edge geometric designs. The depth of subtle layers of oil paint, applied in an organic manner often serves as a vehicle for a closer look beyond the surface. In Barton’s drawings, she intentionally leaves the graphic guidelines underlying the final structure. Structure and Form are used to present a narrative of the sometimes elusive nature of rationality and objective truth.

Running Through Currents – Chuck McCoy

Chuck McCoy follows principles in design and color that are ingrained from his years in the graphic design world. He uses those principles in the fine art world, even though the lines between the graphic and fine art worlds are blurred he hopes to blur them even more.
Some things have become second nature such as looking for a certain surface that you can only get from printing, whether it’s from a fine art press, an offset press or digital inkjet. He looks for spontaneous “accidents” in the process. Something that can move in an improvisational way and open up a new way of looking.

Looking is what he does as an artist. Observing the results, other’s artwork, and the world around him. All this influences his work. He has to think about how to create if his vision really does get worse. That’s one reason why he works with a computer. In addition to being a tool he uses well; it might help him to see better later on. Some of the visual elements in his work relate to that, but in an oblique way.

Emotional Intensity – Tracey Russell

Tracey Russell is an Abstract Expressionist Painter. Tracey uses her medium to get an emotional response by capturing the energy or essence of a place, memory, or feeling. Tracey uses many different materials in her work. She builds layers, and layers of lines, shapes, textures, colors getting an energetic chaotic feel. Then she organizes and simplifies the chaos by adding and removing paint until it works!

The Core Annex will feature Cherry Creek Art Gallery – A Fusion of Styles

Our participating artists are: Paul Valdez, Carm Fogt, Marion Kahn, Jeanne Trueax, Linda Petrie Bunch, Jeannie Paty, Betsy Johnson Welty and Mariah Raymond.

We are Cherry Creek Art Gallery, a consortium of artists who are committed to theexploration of beauty, excitement, and inner growth. It is our desire to create a meaningful experience for viewers. We believe that art is alive, and that it carries breath
from the artist to the viewer. The varying media, and sizes in which we work make room for all viewers to find something which also expresses their inner intrigue with art.

The Annex is available to rent for non-member shows. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Core Art Space
6501 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214

Show Runs: April 19 – May 5, 2024
Opening Reception: Friday, April 19, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
First Friday: Friday, May 3, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Gallery Hours:
Friday 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Questions: contact [email protected]
*More images available upon request.

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