Current Gallery Exhibition: Help Yourself by Jazzmyn Barbosa and Bad Hombre by Gregory Santos

September 6 - September 28

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Art Gym Denver is very excited to present Help Yourself by Jazzmyn Barbosa and Bad Hombre by Gregory Santos in the Common Space Gallery with an opening reception September 6 from 5 – 8PM.

 Jazzmyn Barbosa’s new series Help Yourself is comprised of zines and digital collages created by appropriating images found online. In her artist statement about the series, Barbosa states “My studio practice revolves around the need to preserve fleeting digital images that inundate my life, both personally and also communally from the ‘free’ section of craigslist.org.”  She utilizes zine publication and digital collage as tools to examine the similarities of the World Wide Web and Gutenberg’s printing press, and the purpose of those two systems. Come by on Wednesday, September 19 from 4 – 6PM for an artist demo with Jazzmyn Barbosa, where she will show the process of creating a zine.

In Bad Hombre, Gregory Santos takes Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential debate statement and uses it to explore the positive strengths and determination of our neighbors to the south. Santos’ monoprint lithographs use the symbol for danger – the skull and crossbones – to begin the discussion. He then adds an ax, rose and cowboy hat to change the meaning of said symbol. Santos says in his artist statement, “My bad hombre, a human being seeking a better life through perseverance, fortitude and courage, stands in front of the divider that separates him either from his destination or the life left behind.”

Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 9am-6pm

Coming Up

Next, opening in the Common Space Gallery is Beyond Dreams. This exhibition will include metalsmith work by Christine Ann Nicols and pastel drawings by Lesley Renner. The show will open with a reception on Thursday, October 4 from 5 – 8PM.