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William Havu Gallery now representing SCARLETT KANISTANAUX

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Scarlett Kanistanaux is a ceramic and bronze sculptor residing and working from her studio in Erie, Colorado.

Scarlett knew she had found her calling after several experiences of seeing people moved to tears in the presence of her simple yet powerful portraits of young monks and nuns inspired by the Buddhist traditions.

“I am amazed that the monastic simplicity of an ancient culture could show up in the twenty first century, with all of its rich symbolism intact. The monks and nuns of today, adorned with the same shaved heads and modestly draped robes as their ancestors, are an enduring reminder to humanity that the practice of loving kindness, forgiveness, and compassion are as essential today as they have always been. My hope is that the portraits I sculpt would cause all of us to pause and reflect upon our own sense of soulfulness. Perhaps these quiet beings can serve to mirror our own potential for inner calm, joy and peace.”


 

William Havu Gallery now representing KATIE CARON

hemispheres-1-2-and-3-webKatie Caron is presently Head of Ceramics at Arapahoe Community College in Colorado. Caron graduated from Boston University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in English Education and minor in Theater Arts. After graduation, she decided to pursue her art fulltime and moved to Colorado. In 2007, Caron was accepted to the graduate program at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and graduated with a MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture. While teaching for the Cranbrook Art Institute in 2009, a 900lb. wall collapsed on Caron, crushing her spine and pelvis. During the recovery period, Caron created two bodies of work documenting her experience: Mending Series and Heartland Drawings. A short time after her surgery in 2010, Caron started working on Apoptosis in collaboration with Martha Russo for the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition Overthrown: Clay Without Limits in 2011. She has since completed numerous site specific installation at Project Miami, University of Michigan, Redline Art Space and Republic Plaza in Denver and was reviewed for Drosscapes, an immersive environment, in Sculpture Magazine’s June 2013 issue. Caron is an alumni of Redline Art Space and member of the Temple Studio Collective in Denver. Katie Caron resides in Littleton, CO with her family.


 

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Celebration! A History of Visual Arts in Boulder (HOVAB)

Featured William Havu Gallery Artists and Exhibits:

ROBERT ECKER | Mercury Framing, Boulder, CO : September 29 – November 23, 2016

AMY METIER | Mr. Pool Gallery, Boulder, CO : September 29 to December 31, 2016. Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 2016, 5-10 PM

TONY ORTEGA | Boulder Public Library, Boulder, CO : September 19 to December 28, 2016.


 

logo-150-4Westword Art Review:  Emilio Lobato, Virgil Ortiz and Jeff Kahm Head South by Southwest at Havu

By Michael Paglia . September , 2016


William Havu Gallery now representing WES MAGYAR.

WesMagyar The Hunt 48 x 60 WEBWes Magyar, an alumni of the University of Colorado at Boulder, has exhibited his work since 1999. Notable exhibition venues include – The Denver Art Museum, Mobil Museum of Art, Arvada Center for the Arts, Dairy Center for the Arts, The Fort Collins Museum of Art, Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, and the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts. His paintings appeared in numerous publications including Art in America, Art Papers, Adbusters, the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Westword. His works reside in the collections of Denver Art Museum, Howard A. and Judy Tullman collection, Children’s Hospital, City of Aurora Colorado, Delta Dental as well as private collections in United States, Canada and Europe.

 

The Hunt, oil on canvas, 48″ x 60″


William Havu Gallery now representing ANDY BURGESS.

Burgess House at Hanging Rock WEBAndy Burgess is a graduate of the Byam Shaw School of Art in London and, over the last 15 years, has gained recognition as an accomplished cityscape and urban scenes painter. Burgess has successfully participated in several solo exhibitions, group shows, and major art fairs across Europe and the United States. Andy’s work has been featured in multiple internationally renowned art magazines, including: Modern Painters, Art Review, as well as the national British press.

Burgess is interested in the city, both as a vibrant place of culture and creativity, as well as a repository for dreams and ambitions. Through his painting, Andy explores the city as a place of narrative – both cinematic and graphic – utilizing the traditions of Impressionism, Pop art, and graphic art.

House at Hanging Rock, oil on panel, 6″ x 8″


 

logo-150-4Westword Art Review: Amy Metier & Emmett Culligan

By Michael Paglia . June , 2016


logo-150-4Westword Art Review: Sushe & Tracy Felix, “Land Rhythms”

By Michael Paglia . April , 2016


ENTERTAINMENT

Visual Art: Sushe and Tracy Felix team up at Havu gallery

By Ray Mark Rinaldi
The Denver Post

POSTED:   03/11/2016 12:01:00 AM MST


 

logo-150-4Westword Art Review: Laura Truitt “Re-Visions”

By Michael Paglia . January , 2016


William Havu Gallery now representing JEFF KAHM.

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Jeff Kahm, Plains Cree, was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and was raised on the Little Pine First Nation in Saskatchewan. Kahm now lives and works in Santa Fe, NM.

As an artist, he continues creating artwork in his Santa Fe studio. His recent solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico (2012) and at Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Winnipeg, Manitoba (2013) highlighted his most recent work – a striking series of small works on paper and panels and an impressive collection of large scale paintings on canvas – work he describes as ‘rooted in Indigenous abstraction and Modernist aesthetics’. His work continues to reach a wider audience through various invitational and group shows nationally and internationally.

 

Foresight, acrylic on paper, 15″ x 15″ framed


 

William Havu Gallery now representing CLAY JOHNSON .

Clay Johnson The Ground Work 40 x 60 WEBClay Johnson was born and raised in Durham, NC, where he studied art and art history at Duke University, receiving a B.A. degree in 1985. He then worked for several years as assistant to painter Robert Natkin in Connecticut and New York City. He began exhibiting paintings in 1998, mostly in New York, San Francisco, and Washington DC. After several years of painting and exhibiting, followed by a hiatus of sorts, he has recently returned to painting. Clay currently lives and works in Laramie, Wyoming.

 

The Ground Work, acrylic on panel, 40″ x 60″


 

LUI FERREYRA is featured in the new issue of Forbes.

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VIRGIL ORTIZ  |  Works from the Revolt Series |  May 14 – June 20, 2015 

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Virgil Ortiz is an internationally renowned ceramicist, fashion designer, and graphic artist from Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. He uses contemporary art to blend historic events with futuristic elements.

“The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 is a real incident that happened in American history and is not told in any mainstream school history books,” said Virgil Ortiz. “Using traditional methods and materials of clay ceramics fused with a modern twist allows me to share an important part of history, all while exposing visitors to my vision of the Revolt series and my heritage.”

This introduction of Virgil Ortiz’ clay work at William Havu Gallery coincides with:

Revolt 1680/2180: Virgil Ortiz
Opening May 17, 2015
Denver Art Museum

Castilian, clay, 22″ high

 


AMY METIER featured in:

Showing Off: Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions

Denver Art Museum | May 17, 2015 – January 3, 2016

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Amy Metier, A Delicate Balance, 2010, permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum


Susan Cooper

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First Rose, 2015  steel, polycarbonate,  74″ x 15′ x 48″

Eisenhower Park in Denver.

Dedication is at 4:30 – 5:30  on May 29 at  Eisenhower Recreation Center
4300 E. Dartmouth Avenue, 80222

Now representing ROGER REUTIMANN

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William Havu Gallery is pleased to announce that we are exhibiting at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair February 13 – 15, 2015.

Join us in Palm Springs, Presidents Day weekend during Modernism Week!

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New representing ZACHARIAH RIEKE

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Primitive Reality, acrylic on canvas, 78 1/2″ x 68″


Now representing RYAN MAGYAR

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#52, oil on canvas, 46 1/4″ x 60 1/8″


 

Review of Homare Ikeda: “Revisit” Nancy Lovendahl: “Intercessions” 

by Michael Paglia in Art Ltd.

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 Goldfish and a life-sized nude highlight Articulated Perspectives at the Havu gallery

 


Critic’s Picks: Denver
 
As their first featured exhibit of the summer, William Havu Gallery is presenting “Articulated Perspectives,” a thematic group show bringing together the efforts of a quartet of artists, all of whom work with representational imagery in some way, and all of whom infuse their pieces with some kind of conceptual or narrative content. For Laura Truitt, the nominal subject of her paintings is architecture; however, she does not render buildings straightforwardly, instead combining a hyperrealist approach to drafting, that she then veils in abstract flourishes of paint. Lori Buntin, on the other hand, does convey urban scenes with photographic accuracy but she plays with the palettes so that the color schemes subtly shift as they pass through different parts of the paintings; however, the transitions between the hues are anything but subtle, since they are starkly separated by hard-edged vertical divisions. The scenes themselves also shift ever-so-slightly, as they cross these divisions. Sculptor Marc Berghaus takes a different approach to representation-he uses recognizable objects to create his contraptions, including mechanized fish and mechanized figures-some of which emit sounds. While the works of Truitt, Buntin and Berghaus fill the main level, on the mezzanine there are expressionist paintings by Sara Sanderson that convey the fury of the Colorado floods of 2013, through thick smears of paint used to create forms evocative of rushing water. “Articulated Perspectives” at the William Havu Gallery runs through July 26.

Private View of a Public Space
2014
Laura Truitt
Oil on canvas
87″ x 120″ diptych
Photo: courtesy William Havu Gallery

 


 

“For No Good Reason”, A film about William Havu Gallery artist Ralph Steadman

http://www.sonyclassics.com/fornogoodreason/

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PBS Arts District feature on Catalyst exhibtion & an interview with Nancy Lovendahl


 

At Denver’s Havu Gallery, a serious, yet lovely, look at flowers

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William Havu Gallery sculptor Michael Clapper builds sculpture in Canton, Ohio commemorating the birth of the National Football League.

Ohio city to get sculpture marking birth of NFL

Sculpture to commemorate NFL’s founding in Canton


William Havu Gallery representing Bob Knox

 Neutrabstract, Acrylic on canvas


William Havu Gallery now proudly representing sculptor Nancy Lovendahl

   Fractal Echo, Denver Botanic Gardens      


TOTAL ABSTRACTION | June 27 – August 28, 2013 Held in cooperation with DADA | Denver Art Dealers Association |Republic Plaza | 56 Story Arts space

Featured William Havu Gallery Artists: Orna Feinstein, Homare Ikeda, Emilio Lobato, Phillip Maberry & Scott Walker, James Marshall and Amy Metier.


CATALYST | Colorado Sculpture 

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Featured William Havu Gallery Artists: Emmett Culligan & Nancy Lovendahl

Link to Botanic Gardens website


Emilio Lobato is a featured artist in the exhibition: PERCEPTION Color | Line | Pattern at the Arvada Center for the Arts. On view through August 25th.


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Best Of Award

Best Abstract Trio – 2013

Amy Metier, Michael Clapper and Emilio Lobato

William Havu brought together three of the state’s top abstract artists last spring. The main event was Amy Metier. Metier begins with an actual subject, and then, using her expressive brushwork, turns it into an abstract composition; though more representational than usual for her, these paintings were still very much a part of her classic style. Meanwhile, the floors at Havu were filled with small, simple sculptures based on organic shapes by Michael Clapper. One of Clapper’s greatest strengths is the way he combines different materials. Finishing off the trio were Emilio Lobato’s recent wall relief sculptures made of found materials.


We are pleased to announce the Denver Art Museum has once again revealed William Havu Gallery artist Rick Dula‘s 18 x 32 foot mural A moment in Time: Here.

A Moment in Time: Here

February 10, 2013 – April 14, 2013 | Hamilton Building – Level 2 | Included in general admission

Denver-based painter Rick Dula, who photographed the Hamilton Building throughout its construction, created hyper-realist painting A Moment in Time: Here, in 2009. It appears to peel back the interior walls of the building to expose its steel girders and underpinnings, and reveals the angular skeleton of the structure, which opened in 2006. Popular with museum members and volunteers, the artwork originally was on view in 2009 and 2010 in the exhibition Embrace!

http://www.denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/moment-time-here

 


We are proudly welcome emerging Colorado painter, Laura Truit to our stable of artists.


 

At Denver’s Havu Gallery, an adult look at children’s toys in “Toy Stories II”. By Ray Rinaldi, Denver Post, 11/29/12

Both Playful and Serious, Toy Stories II is seriously interesting. By Michael Paglia, Westword. 11/29/2012

Toy Stories II article in the Denver Post

Toys Stories II in this week’s Westword


Lui Ferreyra interview with The Untitled Art Show, October 31, 2012


William Havu Gallery has represented Ralph Steadman for over 15 years. Enjoy this podcast on NPR

The Story Of Steadman, Drawn From His ‘Gonzo’ Art


 


Rick Dula: Paintings of Construction and Corrosion
Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
The show will be up through January 1, 2013 for all visitors to the Buell Theatre or by appointment. To schedule a viewing after October 5, contact rudi.cerri@denvergov.org.

Amy Metier in Women of Influence at The Arvada Center
Women of Influence, Colorado Artists & Curators
On view through November 11, 2012
Arvada Center for the Arts, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80003