Rooted in Design opening this Friday April 27th
Kegs with legs event in conjunction with the Denver Egotist
Indy Ink is pleased to announce Rooted in Design - a show celebrating all kinds of printed matter. Rooted in Design will feature a diverse group of artists and printmakers from the field of design and share a common theme of nature throughout their mark making, drawing, patterning and other content. Each artist will have editions available only at the opening, and any unsold will be available online to the general public after the event.
The show will open with a reception on Friday April 27th, from 7p-12a.
Complimentary beer has been graciously donated by AD Club of Denver for a Kegs With Legs event, in conjunction with the Denver Egotist.
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The exhibition is free and open to the public through June 4th.
For a preview or any other inquiries, please email Max Kauffman at email@example.com.
About the artists:
Snowblinded aka Anthony Cozzi
I grew up west of Denver, in a foothills community called Green Mountain. When I was young, my spare time was spent snowboarding, hiking, camping and biking in the mountains near my home. Growing up in Colorado has really enhanced my admiration for nature. The most beautiful images my eyes have ever seen have been events or locations in nature. This is what inspires most of my work.
Jason Thielke’s work demonstrates aesthetic elements that encompass both contemporary and traditional techniques much like modern architecture. This style emerges in deeply personal, figurative works, which comfortably contrast hard lines with soft features and mixed emotions. In the past, the artist’s process of drawing, composing, and transferring images has mirrored the planning, deconstruction and reconstruction phases of urban gentrification.
Landland is a very small graphic design & illustration studio in Minneapolis that was started by Dan Black, Jessica Seamans & Matt Zaun in the spring of 2007. The Landland studio doubles as a fully-functional screenprinting shop, mainly focusing on record sleeves, posters and art prints. We make these things with computers and scanners and photocopiers and drawings and fun printing techniques and whatever we need to use to get the job done. We are also about to start publishing some short-run books and a handful of very limited-edition records. Where we live tends to get very cold, so a lot of times the only thing that makes sense is to stay inside and draw tessellation patterns or the names of bands or messed-up billboards or things that you remember from back when it was fun to go outside.
The mysterious RAFA JENN is an artist based out of Denver and Barcelona. With a penchant for design, he embraces the fashionable and the kitsch in art. From toy culture, to zoo animals, to racy pin-up girls, his subjects are at once whimsical and elegant. In his most distinguished work, Rafa Jenn reconstructs iconic imagery, such as Leonardo’s Mona Lisa, Warhol’s Marilyn, and Lucas’ Darth Vader, by implementing rhythmic patterns, and penetrating color schemes.
The works of Matt Scobey may reflect less of a personal exploration as it offers a bizarre mirrored reflection of our own society.
Samuel Schimek is an Artist, designer, and entrepreneur. He lives and works in Denver, CO utilizing contemporary trends to create new models in art, design, and creative business. Currently he is the owner of I Heart Denver Store, a special retail project to support our local creative economy.
We are STEAKMOB*
Conceived in 2011 by Tomás Villaseñor, Eric Gorvin, and Andrés Guzmán.
We are an art collective and design squad.
We are musicians and painters, singers and DJs,
computer nerds and muralists, skaters and beat makers.
We are a collaboration. We work within the walls of Da Haunted Attic located in Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis. This is our point of orbit.
Stickfort aka Adam Haynes
Born and raised of fine Central Oregon stock, artist Adam Haynes defines his vision of the world through the language of his surroundings—the vivid geography of the Cascade Range and the off-kilter character of its rural inhabitants. He has paid the bills as a commercial illustrator for such clients as Nike 6.0, ESPN, Fuel TV, Timberland Boot Co., Tonka, Quiksilver, Adidas, Mervin Mfg., and local beermaker Deschutes Brewery. However, Haynes refreshes his creative coffee cup several times a year with solo art shows at galleries up and down the West Coast. He's inspired by road trips and forest rambles.
"I recall lazy summer days complaining of being bored and having my Mom promptly lead me to the art supplies and say you still haven't tried very hard not to be bored, so try harder. She, 'Calvin and Hobbes' and an assortment of tools and materials assisted me in these adventures of how un-bored I could be."