Curated by Hexus Collective
October 31, 2019 – January 3, 2020
Altar(er) Hex emphasizes the altar as a vehicle for ritual exchange between humans and the divine. By presenting contemporary altars as platforms of resistance, altar-makers illustrate the potential of the altar as a tool for reclaiming power and agency from mainstream institutions. The exhibition also reflects the banishment of magic and magic practitioners to the margins of society and the forced development of secretive practices. Thus, featured artists are presented with the opportunity to negate this secrecy, while also revealing the concept of alterity, or “otherness,” in their multiple interwoven identities.
Between The Hues
New works and installations by Detour
July 27, 2017 at 6 PM – 2 AM
The night starts out with a venture inside the full-scale exhibit at the Temple Arts studio and then will continue with new works at Meadowlark Kitchen with the Art & Soul Afterparty.
HORSE with BEACH BALL
and Other Western Amalgamations
Works by Karen Roehl
September 10 – 24, 2016
Reception and Artist Talk on Saturday, September 10, 2 – 5pm
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Karen Roehl moved to Denver as a youngster in 1967. She has enjoyed living in the growing and vibrant Mile-High City, where she raised her two daughters, Vesla and Andria. Roehl began her artistic career when she completed a design program at the Art Institute of Colorado in 1987. She enjoyed a successful career as a graphic artist for over 20 years, the last eight of which were spent running her own design business.
Satisfying a life-long desire to expand her creative talents into the fine arts, she entered the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at University of Colorado at Denver in 2004. Roehl continued working with graphic design while attending classes full time. She was the recipient of the Colorado Scholar’s scholarship award in 2007, UCD’s Fellowship award in 2006 and 2007, and completed her BFA degree in December 2007, graduating magna cum laude.
Beyond the Veil
Works by Caleb Hahne
April 1, 2016
Caleb Hahne, inspired by John Baldessari, Clyfford Still and Henri Matisse, builds upon his previous work to analyze the current state of contemporary figurative painting and his place within it. Continuing with his practice of remixing, providing a fresh contemporary approach to established methods and forms, he begins by re-rendering images appropriated from the Internet using a combination of wet and dry mediums applied to panels and book covers. Allowing his imagination free play, he expands his technique by adding blobs of primarily pastel colored house paints like silhouettes in the foreground. Similar to Baldessari’s use of color, the blobs tend to break down or reduce the information but also serve as new sources that are key to understanding the content. Hahne’s images hint at shadows or phantoms that allow the viewer to peer beyond the veil and into a new array of meaning. Through his new work, Hahne explores the tension between representational figurative drawing and abstract mark making.