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Processus, the institute for art and life: Altered Nature Reception

  • Processus, the institute for art and life 955 24th Street Denver, CO, 80205 United States (map)

Altered Nature- Reception and Anniversary Party

Processus presents Altered Nature, a printmaking exhibit with 6 artists currently creating hand pulled prints in North America: Jeffery M. Graves (CO), Sean Caulfield (Alberta, Canada), Mika Aono Boyd (OR), Josh K. Winkler (MN), Theresa Haberkorn (CO) and Anna L. Kaye (CO). The exhibition, curated by Viviane Le Courtois, reflects on contemporary natural spaces and the life within them, endangered by city expansion, population growth, natural disasters or environmental negligence. Each artist brings a unique vision to the exhibit, contemplating the landscape in various states, and representing new life emerging from destruction and change.

Presented in conjunction with Mo’Print in Colorado, the exhibition showcases a wide variety of printmaking processes including woodcut, linocut, silkscreen, polymer etching, mezzotint and engraving. The exhibit will open with a reception and 3 year anniversary celebration on Saturday March 3rd from 6 to 11 pm. The exhibit will be open until May 19th, Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm or by appointment. Visit the exhibit during Mo’ Print Open Studio tour Saturday March 24th from 10 – 4 pm.

Jeffery M. Graves printed a series of polymer photogravures, titled Memories from Familiar Places, at Processus over the last 2 years. They were originally taken as film photographs during daily walks. Similarly, Theresa Haberkorn’s multicolor woodcuts, inspired by her walks near Boulder, show the importance of preserving our natural landscape. Josh K. Winklercomments on peculiar manmade alterations of nature. Japanese born Mika Aono Boyd, reintroduces natural life in details of altered landscapes. All of her works include very detailed and repetitive process with strong ideas. Anna L. Kaye often represents forest fires and burnt trees in her drawings, focuses on life that emerges after the disaster occurs. She will experiment with printmaking for this exhibit. Transformation, regeneration and change is also highlighted by Sean Caulfield’s works whether it is in the social, individual or environmental arenas. Sean Caulfield, Centennial Professor in Printmaking at the University of Alberta, Canada, writes: “my works focus on the idea that crisis and change - whether it be environmental, political, or personal - can be a significant and positive catalyst for rebirth, growth and courage.”

Processus is a co-working studio space with a printmaking area, a darkroom and a wood and sculpture shop. It brings people together around ideas of art and life. For more information visit www.processusartlife.com or call Viviane Le Courtois at 303 526 8064.

Earlier Event: March 3
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