Come join this informal critique moderated by artist and Executive Director of Platte Forum, Michael Gadlin, alongside Art Gym staff on Wednesday November 16 from 6-9PM. Critiques are free and open to the public. Bring some pieces of work to have critiqued by the group, or join in on the discussion even if you don’t have work share.
Maximum of 12 participants. Beer and light snacks will be served!
Born in Denver, Colorado, Michael studied fine art and design at Pratt Institute in New York. Much of his practice focuses around found objects and materials, using collage and assemblage throughout his work. While studio painting, murals, public art and drawing are at the center of his discovery, he has also taught and lectured. As a young student he worked under renowned abstract painters Dale Chisman, Roland Bernier and Quang Ho.
Exhibiting in select galleries, museums and institutions worldwide, Michael has been commissioned by governments, Fortune 100 corporations and private collectors. Michael received a three month artist-in-residence through La Napoule Art Foundation (LNAF), in the south of France, given out only once a year. The Vance Kirkland Museum acquired a work as part of their permanent collection.
Through public and private commissions, Michael’s public work includes Cherry Creek Trail funded through Denver’s Urban Arts Fund (DUAF), District 2 Police Station, and River North Pathway. Other public art installations, murals and commissions hang permanently throughout the city.
In 1999 Michael was the youngest artist ever to win Best of Show at Denver’s nationally renowned Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Michael has been included in several museum exhibitions and Biennials including the MCA and the Denver art Museum.