Welcome to EDGE Gallery
Now Showing: April 26th through May 19th
Opening reception: April 26th, 6-10 p.m., with performance at 6:30.
David D'Agostino • Less Lonely: viz/lingo laboratory
Also featuring Kelly Brewer, Daniel Nilsson, Dave Sole, Tyler Christopherson, Mango Katz
Original frog opus composed and performed by Cop Circles
Poetry text constructed and recorded by the Atlanta Poets Group
Classical music performed by Nathanial Leavitt
Less Lonely: viz/lingo laboratory, a collaborative exhibit/performance by Denver-based artist David D’Agostino, presents uncanny experiments in human-frog relations. Based on the Fish and Wildlife Field Guide to Frog and Toad Malformations, the inter-media event highlights our fascination with little amphibians that inhabits our feel-good psyche to seek ‘oneness’ with an abiding, albeit now malformed, natural world. Mixing performance, text, photos, painting, dissection tools, burnt drawing, q-tips, concrete sculpture, balloons and music, the show explores the liminal space that exists between the creation of one idealized object or idea and its subsequent corrupted re-imagining.
The work is presented as a visual/language laboratory allowing the audience to participate in live dissections, write balloon poetry, and leave samples of personal DNA to be buried with Coqui frog fragments in Utuado, Puerto Rico.
Rian Kerrane • Alphabet of Artifacts
Image: Artifact (c) (mountain)
steel residue, steel, glass, 2013
Detail from Part I of Alphabet of Artifacts
Contact the artist: ude.revnedcu|enarrek.nair#ude.revnedcu|enarrek.nair
April 26th through May 19th, 2013
Opening reception: April 26th, 6-10 p.m.
Edge Gallery • 3658 Navajo Street • Denver, CO 80211 • 303.477.7173
Gallery Hours: Friday: 6–10 p.m. • Saturday & Sunday: 1–5 p.m.
In Alphabet of Artifacts, cast forms, found objects and paraphernalia from decades of sculptural practice are presented on thirteen steel and glass tables. This exhibition at Edge Gallery covers A through M, the first half of the alphabet, completing Part 1 of a personal scientific catalogue.
Thirteen items selected from my studio include relics, objets d’art, manufactured articles, and other human-made artifacts. This self-critique juxtaposes partial and intimate small casts that span twenty years of research with significant found objects. Alphabet of Artifacts presents ideas and forms that have persisted subconsciously, returning year after year in various forms. The massive tables and gallery context acknowledge and formalize the importance of these objects and motifs to my creative process.
Numbering and labeling provide method and systematic authority. I am exploring the smallest semantically distinctive units in my creative process, looking back over my shoulder as I continue to accrue and construct yet more objects and works. Using the gallery as a vitrine and dissecting table, Alphabet of Artifacts is both a catalogue of treasured detritus and a means of self-critique.
Kelly Brewer • Suffocating Chaos
"The door of hell is locked from the inside." ~ C.S. Lewis
This work flirts with the smothering disorder, asphyxiating mayhem and stifling disruptions of the "soup bowl" that is the social condition. Through the opposites of order and entropy I expose the ritualized nature of the interaction that occur with everyday, overlooked, discarded items. Natural elements ground that overwhelming anxiety placed in the underwhelmed objects by giving them a stable foundation from which to work. The nature of the chaos conveyed by the ignorance to the present moment; allows for the shedding of that which has been deemed antiquated through this process of value assignment.
Trevor Jahner • Toned Youth Spasm: Attempts at Meaning
This collection of work is not intended to be ‘art’ but is rather an assortment of objects produced with the intention of creating a more poetic trajectory for my existence. In this sense failure or success is irrelevant and the only goal is action over non-action as a practice to eventually achieve a condensation of meaning and create objects that are to poetic sensation what a noun is to language.
Each piece is conceived of as a poem created in various media; whether it be a drawn poem, photographed poem or assembled poem. They serve as records of psychic emissions of mental clutter, automatic drawings and writings, suspensions of judgment, portraits of an instant in time or juxtapositions of simultaneously inspired and uninspired thought.
All works by Trevor Jahner except “Ralph Gean at Sixty-Nine Years” by Daniel Daenen, Trevor Jahner and Ralph F. Gean.
Call for New Members
Calling all artists! If you are looking for a vibrant, committed, and exciting community of artists, now is the time. EDGE has openings, and will be interviewing potential members at our next meeting. Please contact moc.liamg|lleusarbm#lleusarB kraM for more info and to schedule your interview.
Coming Soon: May 24th through June 16th
Opening reception: May 24th, 6-10 p.m.