Gazes is a collection of gestural, expressive portraiture by Denver-based artist John Vogl, both breaking away from the themes in his well-known commercial illustrations while simultaneously embracing the color and design sensibilities his work is known for.
About GAZES: Denver-based artist John Vogl presents his first solo exhibit with Helikon. Gazes is a collection of gestural, expressive portraiture that both breaks away from the themes in Vogl’s well-known commercial illustrations while simultaneously embracing the color and design sensibilities his work is known for. Composed of dozens of small to medium scale giclee and screen prints of digital paintings, Gazes offers a broad swathe of affordable artwork that embraces a new, experimental aesthetic that will please new and established collectors alike.
ABOUT JOHN VOGL: John Vogl is a freelance illustrator living in Denver by way of St. Louis. After studying graphic design at Drake University and a brief career in advertising, John has spent the last decade creating illustrations for screen printed concert posters, print & editorial, package & apparel design, as well as self-releasing a myriad of screen prints. His work continues to evolve from traditional practices and printing his own prints by hand, to a mix of digital and traditional approaches. While flora and fauna are familiar mainstays in his work, Gazes is a deliberate shift in subject matter and approach for John in an attempt to explore, refresh, and strengthen his work.
Receptions: Opening reception, Thursday, February 1 (6-10pm); 1st Friday, February 2 (6-10pm); 1st Friday, March 2 (6-10pm). Receptions are free and open to the public including complimentary food and drinks, open studios on the second floor, and limited off-street parking. Shown concurrently alongside “Pixel Palette II: The Art of Digital Painting” in the main gallery.