Abend Gallery hosts Contemporary Figuration, featuring over 40 diverse artists observing the figure in their own voices and chosen mediums, from oil and pastel to clay and mixed media. From traditional to conceptual and abstracted, each artist chosen for this exhibition has taken the classic form and molded it to fit his or her own glimpse of the world. Many artists will be in attendance for the opening reception on June 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Historically, it has been said that figurative work isn’t a viable subject matter for galleries to show in the Denver market. Abend’s new curators, David Ethridge and Connor Serr, are attempting to buck that trend with this exhibition. Contemporary Figuration is an argument that high-caliber figurative work has a place in Denver, and that local and regional artists have an important voice to contribute to the genre.
Participating Artists: Jaclyn Alderete, Daliah Ammar, Erin Anderson, Shaun Berke, Linda Tracey Brandon, Victoria Castillo, Stephen Cefalo, James Crandall, Jacob Dhein, Kathiucia Dias, Michael Dowling, Andy Espinoza, Jane Ford, Felicia Forte, Caleb Hahne, Derek Harrison, Johanna Harmon, Justin Hopkins, Meghan Howland, Zin Lim, Sergio Lopez, Nura Mascarenas, Jennifer McChristian, Tammi Otis, Tony Pro, Jane Radstrom, Rob Rey, Devon Rodriguez, Matthew Saba, Dave Santillanes, Kirsten Savage, Che Smith, Britt Snyder, Robert Spooner, Clyde Steadman, Teresa Vito, Michael Van Zeyl, Timothy P Wilson, Christine Wu, Zhaoming Wu, and Kate Zambrano