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BLACK BOOK GALLERY PRESENTS “KNOCK IT OUT!”

Featuring

Bask, Miss Bugs, Shepard Fairey, Doze Green, Retna, Lucy Mclauchlan, Faile, Rich Jacobs, Niagara, Mr. Brainwash, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Alex Pardee, Rowdy, Cope2, Dean Zeus Colman, James Reka, ROA, Swoon, Judith Supine, Handiedan, Greg Lamarche, Mike Stilkey, Eelus, Dave Kinsey, Pure Evil, Jason Thielke, CEPT, Alex Lukas, Souther Salazar, The London Police, Titi Freak, Lisa Solberg, Blek Le Rat, Dabs & Myla, Indie 184, Pose, Luke Chueh, ESPO, Adam Wallacavage, Sam Flores, Hush and more!!!!!!

DENVER, CO (March 13th, 2013) - Black Book Gallery is using art as a platform to support Love Hope Strength Foundation’s (LHSF) mission of saving the lives of people with cancer. Cancer took the life of Co-owner Thomas Horne’s twin brother, Tim, as well as millions of others world-wide each year. The show titled, “Knock it Out” is Tom’s tribute to all the families,patients, and victims of this devastating disease. (www.knockitout.org). Everyone, in every corner of the world, knows someone affected by cancer, and on the evening of Friday, April 5th, 2013, Black Book Gallery invites us all to come together to celebrate the lives of our loved ones.

Horne and his partner, Will Suitts, at Black Book Gallery, have been working tirelessly to put together an amazing group of both national and international artists; many of whom are creating original works specifically for this show. These artists are leading the way in supporting LHSF’s “Get On the List” campaign, as well as LHSF’s Children’s Cancer Center in Tanzania. The night will be filled with art, music, fun, and a bone marrow drive which will allow you to register with the Get On the List Campaign. Black Book Gallery hopes to make a donation of $10K from original artwork sales that will help fund a Doctor at the Love Hope Strength Children’s Cancer Center in Tanzania.

About Love Hope Strength Foundation:

Love Hope Strength Foundation, is a music-centric charity dedicated to saving the lives of people with cancer, one concert at a time. LHSF was founded in 2007 by leukemia survivors Mike Peters (of the Welsh rock band The Alarm) and James Chippendale (president of CSI Entertainment). As the world’s leading rock-and-roll cancer foundation, LHSF primarily raises its funds through musical pilgrimages to majestic sites like Mt. Everest, Mt. Fuji and Machu Picchu. Through its partnership with DKMS (the world’s largest marrow registry), they head up bone marrow drives at concerts and major musical events like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and Austin City Limits. With more than 400 drives conducted, LHSF has added over 32,000 people to the national marrow database and found over 500 matches for patients in need of bone marrow transplants.
http://lovehopestrength.org/

OPENING RECEPTION:
April 5th, 2013
6-11PM
Free & Open to the public

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REQUEST A LOOK AT AVAILABLE ARTWORK

Black Book Gallery presents Marla Rutherford, Joe Russo and Sara Ford “Unforeseen Coexistence”

Friday, March 1st, 2013
6pm-11pm
Open to the public

For the month of March we are going in a new direction with a great photography exhibit. Long time friend of the gallery Mark Sink has been working the past several years to create a city wide photography exhibition known as Month of Photography (MOP). A selection of art galleries and museums in Denver will contribute photography exhibits and we are excited to be a part of it.

“Unforeseen Coexistence” features three talented photographers with an individual focus on subject matter with an unforeseen outcome of similar emotional and physical moments captured in time.



Month of Photography Website

Marla Rutherford Website

Joe Russo Website

Sara Ford Website

Black Book Gallery presents Mile High and Rising 2012 Group Show


Denver, CO (December 7th, 2012) – Mile High and Rising is back for a second year featuring familiar faces from previous gallery exhibits mixed with artists rising on the local art scene. Encompassing a wide variety of mediums and artistic styles, the show will not only highlight each individual artist’s contribution, but also the close knit community of artists that live and work in Colorado. From graffiti to tattoo influences, from screen printing, to paint, drawing, photography and sculpture, Mile High And Rising will continue to be one of the best group shows of local talent in the state.

Artists included:

Michael Coriano
Axel Geittmann
Sara Ford
John Cole
Gemma Bayly
Jamie Molina
Debbie Clapper
Johnny Mayer.
Rob Mack
Ian Millard
The Gropes
John Fellows
Mike Graves
Sandi Calistro
Melody Conway
Dea Webb
Douglas Seaton
Melanie Pruitt
Jeremy Burns
Vincent Comparetto
Frank Kwiatkowski
Joseph Martinez
Ashley Urban
Amanda Gordon Dunn
Jeff Kopp

Available Artwork

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Exhibit Pictures


“Shadowed” from Leslie Ann O’Dell & CMYK Projects

Leslie Ann O’Dell “Shadowed”

16″ x 20″
4 color screen print with varnish on cotton rag
Edition of 90
Signed & Numbered
Includes Certificate of Authenticity
$60
PURCHASE HERE

Leslie is an artist and photographer from Denver, Colorado.
“I photograph, draw, and paint. Sometimes I combine those for mixed pieces, others are completely illustrated. For the most part though, I observe and create with my camera. My work is a bit enigmatic for me. Centered around humans, nature, and my own identity.”

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Black Book Gallery presents Joseph Martinez & Pedro Barrios “Long Time Strangers”

Denver, CO (October 5th, 2012) – “Long Time Strangers” with Joseph Martinez and Pedro Barrios features two friends coming together for an exhibit of intricate and vibrant, yet aesthetically different styles.

AVAILABLE ARTWORK:
JOSEPH MARTINEZ
PEDRO BARRIOS

Joseph Martinez paints with everything on anything. Oil, acrylic, gouache, charcoal, graphite, ink and pen – nothing is safe. Through a brief stint in art school and an internship at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco he picked up many of the techniques and tricks of the trade he uses while perfecting his own style. He recently assisted artist Sam Flores on the “Terminal King’s” project, a 100’ mural for Denver International Airport. For “Long Time Strangers” Joseph challenged himself to paint the majority of his pieces smaller than a dime using matchbooks as his “canvas”. Rather than attempt to explain the level of detail and patience on display we are including pictures that should leave you excited to see more. Here are a few examples of the more than 50 matchbook paintings in the exhibit.

Pedro Barrios is inspired by patterns, sequences, colors, and Mexican cultural references. His freehand approach creates fluidity and intense detail in every stroke he paints. Pedro uses repetition as a soothing effect on his psyche to provide calm amongst chaos; this brings the viewer into his realm and provides the same sense of peace he experiences while creating the artwork. For this exhibit of work he continues to develop elements and processes that he is well known for while exploring new techniques and mediums – as well as collaborating with other artists.



Video of Joseph Martinez getting ready…