Art Gym Denver is honored to present Other Worldly by Ingrid vB Porter and Gauntlet Eyes by Hillary Muramoto and Ian Bullard in the Common Space Gallery with an opening reception November 1 from 5 – 8PM. Other Worldly by Ingrid vB Porter explores mythology and metaphor through watercolor and book arts, while Hillary Muramoto and Ian Bullard worked together to create Gauntlet Eyes, a series of metalsmith works by Muramoto inspired by Bullard’s drawings.
Other Worldly, by Ingrid vB Porter, performs an investigation into how an artist’s personal mythology and metaphor plays into their individual practice. With a background in archetypal art therapy, Porter uses her practice to create art that helps the viewer explore their own lives. Speaking on this, Porter states “I find the intersection of personal story, mythology and psychology to be a rich, fascinating and rewarding place…these elements bring new – and often unexpected – layers of meaning to my paintings and illustrated stories.” One example of this is Porter’s new book titled #Me Too – Persephone which recontextualizes the classic Greek myth in the current #metoo movement.
Join us on Wednesday, November 7 from 6 – 7PM for an artist talk with Ingrid vB Porter titled “The Intersection of Art, Mythology and Personal Process.”
Ian Bullard’s drawings were described by Hillary Muramoto as the sort of drawings that “take time to look at.” Bullard’s work in Gauntlet Eyes is comprised of intricate, detailed drawings and watercolors that pull the viewer in to spend time exploring each inch of space on the page. Muramoto spent the time she referred to with Bullard’s work when designing her jewelry and metalsmith works to fit with each drawing, creating pieces that exhibit seamlessly with the work. The pair worked together to conceptualize the ideas for a drawing or a piece of jewelry, and then each built on their own work, taking inspiration from each other’s progress.
Art Gym Denver is also excited to announce an exhibit celebrating Día de los Muertos in the Art Gym Gallery with an opening reception on November 1 from 5-8PM. Curated by Art Gym member Tony Ortega, the exhibition will include 2D, 3D and traditional altars by 12 local Latino artists. The opening reception will also include appetizers by Damaris Ronkanen, owner of Cultura Chocolate and one of the top Latina chefs in Denver, as well as a dinner available for additional purchase.
Both exhibits and the artist talk are free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9AM – 6PM. They will be on display from November 1 through November 23, 2018.