Colorado Springs Art Gallery
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The Modbo presents May’s First Friday: Piece of Work, a group sculptural show featuring: Larry Kledzik, Sean O’Meallie, Wendy Mike, Daniel Romano, and Phil Vallejo. The opening reception is from 5:00 pm until midnight on Friday, May 3rd. The show runs through Friday, May 31st. In addition to the opening reception, the gallery is open on Friday evenings from 4-7 pm or by appointment. The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at email@example.com, themodbo.com, or 633-4240. Artist bios: Larry Kledzik studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art. He started painting in 1963 in a surrealistic vein which has never entirely abandoned its influence, even when he moved to Colorado in 1973 to paint landscapes. It just went underground. In the 1990s, he started making installation art. This format enabled an integration of the aesthetic and philosophical material he had been digesting over this span of time, resulting in a unified body of work continuing into the present and reflected in these current pieces. Sean O’Meallie has a background in higher education and toy invention, but is known for creating eye-catching thought provoking painted wood sculptures. His sculptures are held in numerous public, private and museum collections, and have been toured in the U.S. and Europe. His work is included in Launching the Imagination, a university teaching text on art and design. Cowboy Pajamas, a 20’ painted bronze sculpture of an abstracted cowboy with his guns drawn is located in downtown Denver, and he is the creator of The Manitou Chair Project. Additional public commissions include Balloon Man Running, a 32’ tall permanent sculpture of a running balloon figure for the RTD Central Park Station in...
The Modbo presents June’s First Friday: “Catalytic” by Jeremy Grant and “Arrival” by Jeffrey de Mers. The opening reception is from 5:00 pm until midnight on Friday, June 7th. The show runs through Friday, June 28th. In addition to the opening reception, the gallery is open on Friday evenings from 4-7 pm or by appointment. The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, themodbo.com, or 633-4240. Jeremy Grant (b. 1985) received a B.S. in Design and Illustration from John Brown University in 2007 and currently lives in Denver, CO. Grant has exhibited his collage and assemblage work in individual and group shows regularly since 2008. His dense, maximalist paper collages create emotional and associative landscapes, using deconstructed and re-contextualized elements to bridge chaos and familiarity. Grant’s collages are dense and richly layered emotional and associative landscapes meant to bridge chaos and familiarity by using collage elements based on their associative attributes – relying on texture, color, and form rather than object. Compositionally, his work creates visual rhythms and movements meant to mirror mental contemplation and evoke a particular pathos or state of mind. Thematically, Grant engages with the human emotional experience; simultaneously dealing in juxtapositions of comfort and chaos, scarcity and abundance, decay and new life. Jeffrey de Mers was born and raised in Colorado Springs. As a child, he was enamored of works by local artists like C.H. Rockey and Starr Kempf; their pieces stoked the flames of his imagination. Later in life, influences of surrealist artists like Max Ernst and Joan Miro crept in, giving rise to the works on display...
NOW that’s what I call art
This art is a wonderful example of art from this period of art production. Some say its the best of those arts while others reserve judgement. First painted by world renowned art guy “Arty” it has since been aged like fine wine and had a fancy frame put around it to enhance its aesthetic assault on your taste.
Birds of a Feather
Put together as a tribute for the great “hair de jur” of 1890 this piece features exquisite use of water color, crayon color, and sun color, truly displaying the mastery of the artist and his wide range of talents. The authors identity remains a mystery to this day but some say it was the work of a poor farm boy in the Mississippi Delta who learned to read by way of twig bundling.