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Current Gallery Exhibition: On Your Left and I See Myself in You (Show Me More)
January 3 - January 25Click here or here for exhibit details
Art Gym Denver is excited to announce On Your Left by Holly Nordeck and I See Myself in You (Show Me More) by Katrina Moore in the Common Space Gallery with an opening reception January 3 from 5 – 8PM. On Your Left uses photography and video to explore the repetition of discarded trash on I-25, while I See Myself in You (Show Me More) inspects identity, likeness and belonging through intricate etchings.
On a commute to an internship in Ft. Collins, CO, artist Holly Nordeck noticed an abundance of garbage on the left side of the major highway that connects Ft. Collins and Denver. After extensive research, she learned that highway patrol only cleans up the trash on right side of the highway due to the danger of cleaning it up on the inside median, or left side, of the road. Nordeck’s series On Your Left puts to use the discarded trash to examine human consumption and neglect. She attached a camera to the left side of her car to film the trash on this commute. She then watched the hours of footage to take stills anytime trash came into frame. Speaking on her process, she said “by using film and still frames, I satisfy my curiosity to look more in depth at litter and highlight objects that go unnoticed due to the nature of faced-paced highway driving.”
Join us for an artist talk with Holly Nordeck on Wednesday, January 23 from 6 – 8PM.
In I See Myself in You (Show Me More), Katrina Moore depicts the small details of insects and other densely patterned objects in a scale relatively larger to those objects. Formerly an animation artist, Moore chose to turn to etching in this series to tell stories. Utilizing etching’s innate ability to draw a viewer in, Moore allows for an intimate relationship to develop, not only with the objects depicted, but with the intricate patterns as well. Explaining this relationship, she states “My goal is to situate the viewer in that place where the minute can be fully immersive, as a metaphor for a personal, psychological experience.” Katrina Moore studied at Middlebury College where she received a BA in Studio Art. She now resides in Denver, CO, working as an interdisciplinary artist.
Join us for an artist demo with Katrina Moore on Wednesday, January 16 from 6 – 8PM.
Next, opening in the Common Space Gallery is Pieces by Erynn McConnell, and Ossify by Austin Armstrong with an opening reception on Thursday, January 31 from 5-8PM.