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THEMODBO

Colorado Springs Art Gallery

We are a local downtown Colorado Springs art gallery

known for its art showcases, events, large offerings of Colorado artwork for sale and many others from outside of it. Our gallery is a warm, intimate, showroom perfect for purchasing or viewing some of the best art in Colorado. Currently we list and display a diverse range of mediums including paintings, sculpture, sketches, mixed media, and more. So select a few pieces for your home or enjoy our fresh and contemporary selection of art exhibits, all hand selected by our curator, because no matter what you enjoy we have it. Modern, western, impressionist, pop, rustic, or local Colorado Springs art, you’ll always find something truly wonderful at the Modbo.

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July’s First Friday at The Modbo: In Your Face, New Works by Carol Dass and Heather Oelklaus

July’s First Friday at The Modbo: In Your Face, New Works by Carol Dass and Heather Oelklaus

The Modbo presents July’s First Friday: “In Your Face” with recent works by Carol Dass and Heather Oelklaus.  The opening reception is from 5:00 pm until midnight on Friday, July 5th. The show runs through Friday, June 26th. 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 themodbo@gmail.com, themodbo.com, or 633-4240. “In Your Face,” recent works by Carol Dass and Heather Oelklaus, asks the viewer to be engaged with their provocative exhibition. From looking upward towards Dass’ cyanotype underpants as if you were a child experiencing a surreal clothesline, to sporting a pair of red and blue anaglyph glasses to witness Oelklaus’ true 3D world, these two Colorado Springs artists invite you to question and experience the works on display. Historic photographic image making pushes forward the ideals of the past and challenges the viewer to consider what has changed in the last one hundred years. Dass’ dreamlike cyanotype installation alongside Oelklaus’ old school virtual reality is visually and conceptually rich. Carol Dass has been looking at the world through a camera’s viewfinder for as long as she can remember. Recently retired from teaching darkroom based photography at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs for 14 years, Carol lives with her husband and two dogs. When not traveling with her 91 year old muse and mother, Carol collects and researches vernacular photography. Carol’s work is in the collections of The Denver Art Museum, The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, The Progressive Art Collection and various private collections. Heather Oelklaus (b. 1972, USA) studied...

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August’s Show at The Modbo: Floyd D. Tunson: Works on Paper

The Modbo presents August’s First Friday: “Floyd D. Tunson: Works on Paper.”  The opening reception is from 5:00 pm until midnight on Friday, August 2nd, with live music by My Name is Harriett at 7 and 9 pm.  The show runs through Friday, August 30th. 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 themodbo@gmail.com, themodbo.com, or 633-4240. Of all the traditional tools and evolving technologies available to an artist, there’s only one that Floyd D. Tunson cannot do without: “Just give me a pencil,” he says, “because drawing is the basis of everything I do.”  For the work in this show, that “pencil” is a Uni-ball pen. And what sounds simple is simply not. The process is tricky, given the tension between control and inhibition – a sort of Hamlet dilemma, in which “thinking too precisely on th’ event,” can result in “one part wisdom and ever three parts coward.” Since a direct ink-drawn image on paper can’t be cleaned up the way a pencil drawing or a painted canvas can, the strokes have to be thoughtful, but freedom for happy coincidence has to be allowed. This dialectic is evident in the totality of the work, where certain drawings seem more tightly controlled than others, although each piece relies on the tension. A close viewing of each is a chance to follow the artist’s hand – the hesitations, the exuberance, the energy. In the Kabuki Knot series, the composition is architectural, but creating it is a completely intuitive process. When Tunson sets pen to paper, he allows an innate sense of design to automatically compose a continuous image. In the Monsters series, the details are...

Lauren Ciborowski is an accomplished pianist, devoted art lover, and current proprietor of TheModbo a high quality independent

Colorado Springs art gallery

. Formerly the co-owner of two previously award winning galleries, she now focuses her efforts on her new location and passion project. Located in an alley in the heart of downtown, the Modbo hosts monthly First Friday art openings, events of all kinds, live music, art classes for all ages, and more. As a devoted business owner she’s in charge of all operations, administrative work, website maintenance, social media, marketing, graphic design, bookkeeping, event planning, artist coordination, and booking. She can often be found with family and friends, hosting social events and entertaining.

Deer Dance by JayCee Beyale

$600

This striking piece by contemporary Navajo artist JayCee Beyale is available and ready to be purchased. This is an actual piece of art unlike the other actual nonsense posted in this section. Find a loving place for it in your home.

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NOW that’s what I call art

$150

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.

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Birds of a Feather

$90

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.

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PHONE: 719-633-4240
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ADDRESS: 17C EAST BIJOU ST, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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