What Do You See?

Core Art Space

Nov. 17, 2023 - Dec. 3, 2023

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


November 17 – December 3 Core Members Exhibits: Kathy Mitchell-Garton, and a Member Show

Details:  What Do You See? – Kathy Mitchell-Garton

The camera can sometimes see more closely than the eye. What does it reveal? The inside of a flower? Or is it a cloud? Or an ice cube? The mind will make up what it thinks it sees, to keep you on safe, understandable ground. But what happens if you let go of naming what you see? What possibilities might that open up?

In this series, artist Kathy Mitchell-Garton explores questions of perception and reality through the treatment of her photographs with a personal repertoire of stitches, color, line, and shape. The viewer is encouraged to make their own inquiry. Which is more real — the photographic image of a thing, or the ‘real’ object stitched onto it? What do you ‘really’ see?

Core Member Show

A Core Members’ Show will be exhibited in half the gallery. Core Art Space is one of the first Art Coop Galleries in the Denver Metro Area, with a mission to create and maintain a dynamic, independent forum, help address the need for both non-judgmental and competitive exhibitions and fulfill the need for personal growth, communication and a sense of community among artists and viewers. This Member Show will showcase Core’s twenty members with a selection of their art, which is extremely diverse and incredibly interesting.

The Core Annex will feature:

Joy – Nea Brown

Nea Brown believes the joy and playfulness we find in flowers, leaves and berries can be a counterweight to our world’s frantic pace, dramatic changes, and seemingly insurmountable challenges. Brown has spent years training under master painters and has exhibited widely throughout Colorado. She’s also studied at the Denver Botanic Gardens School of Art and Illustration. Given this impressive resume, it is no surprise her contemporary approach to flora in oil is nothing less than stunning. You will be knocked out by this beautiful work. Don’t miss it!

Joy – Raven Rohrig

Rohring states: “The decadence of making art is best eaten over and over again. My process is one of cogitating, obsession, and thirst for the next discovery. To complete an illustration I layer my creative practice by making art, while making art, while making art. I engage in note taking, doodling, and refining ideas on a variety of substrates; creating multiple works of art in support of completing a final delicate and intricate illustration. Each of my works starts with the application of circles or color fields using watercolor, gouache, acrylic paint, or ink. Colors are chosen based on the illusive artistic skill of intuition. With abandon, I then scribble creating random lines that become the foundation and inspiration for the subjects drawn out to create a final storied illustration. My illustrations are created to tell stories of transformation, embodiment, connection, and the erotic as felt through my identities.”

Gallery Hours:
Thursday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday 5:00 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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