Exhibitions

SEPTEMBER

Hari & Deepti
Oh, The Places You Will Go!

Opening Reception
September 5th 2014
6-10pm
Free & Open to the public
Artists in attendance

AVAILABLE ARTWORK

Hari and Deepti have created a whole new body of work featuring their beautiful hand cut backlit paper sculptures. Over the past year their travels near and far have been a great source of inspiration – “Oh, The Places You Will Go!” will take you into their unique and imaginative world driven by a love for nature and adventure.

“Our paper cut light boxes are intricate, hand cut sculptures and dioramas that focus on story telling. “Oh, The Places You Will Go!” is based on our recent travel experiences and inspiration that we have gathered along the way. All of us are explorers and warriors on a path of discovery – from India, New York, Thailand and Colorado, our trips have been filled with great experiences exploring the unknown. We are fortunate to live in Colorado amidst all the wilderness and amazing places to travel. This summer our trips included two of our favorite places: Moab, Utah and Yellowstone, Wyoming. The scale and beauty of these places is awe inspiring and we seem so small in comparison. Please join us at our gallery opening as we unveil the magical worlds we have created. The show will be set in the dark – no lights will be on in the gallery with exception of the light emanating from the artwork. Let each one draw you in like moths to a flame.”


“The Magicians Hat” 16 x 20 Inches – Wall Mounted, Hand cut paper layered inside shadow box and illuminated by LED strip.

Hari and Deepti recently completed a commission for Neil Patrick Harris titled “The Magicians Hat“ – This piece is inspired by the “Rabbit in the Moon” legend and features Neil with his family. Exposure through multiple very successful art fairs has led to many pieces being placed in first class art collections around the world. If you can’t make the exhibit in Denver, Black Book Gallery will be exhibiting Hari & Deepti during Art Basel Miami 2014 with Scope International Contemporary Art Show.


About Hari & Deepti
Hari & Deepti are an artist couple currently based out of Denver, Colorado.

Hari Panicker is a trained graphic designer and illustrator. He was born and raised in Mumbai, India where he was the senior designer for MTV Networks India and has designed for brands like MTV India, VH1 India, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Apart from designing for these brands, he is also an established illustrator and has designed album covers for musicians like Dualist Inquiry and has been invited to design a cover for Rolling Stone India for their annual – Art as Cover Edition. He loves to collect and customize vinyl toys, is obsessed with drawing monsters, loves to screen print and secretly aspires to be in space some day. He fell in love with paper cutting art after seeing Balinese shadow puppets and has since been experimenting with paper and light.

Deepti Nair is a certified geek and is usually seen designing complex systems for a leading Telecom company as an Interaction Designer. “My day job helps me keep sane and makes me appreciate the time and opportunity I get to create art a lot more” says Deepti. She is a trained artist and prefers staying away from the computer to create or assist in her art. She believes that art has to be felt and experienced. She specializes in working with paper cuts, acrylic and loves sculpting with clay.

Hari & Deepti moved to Denver from India and carried with them a Pandora box full of stories and imagination that they bring to life through their intricate paper cut light boxes and paper clay sculptures. They have always been drawn towards the imaginative aspect of story telling. Stories have so many shades and depth in them, and paper as a medium has the exact qualities to reflect and interpret them. They believe that “Paper is brutal in its simplicity as a medium. It demands the attention of the artist while it provides the softness they need to mold it in to something beautiful. It is playful, light, colorless and colorful. It is minimal and intricate. It reflects light, creates depth and illusions in a way that it takes the artist through a journey with limitless possibilities.”

They started experimenting with paper cut shadow boxes in 2010 with hand painted watercolor paper which was then cut and assembled in a wooden box to create a diorama, with years of practice their art became more intricate and minimal at the same time. They started experimenting with lights and simplified their pieces by losing the colored aspect of the paper. They have since then evolved to add their own style of paper cut art incorporating back-lit light boxes using flexible LED strip lights.

“What amazes us about the paper cut light boxes is the dichotomy of the piece in its lit and unlit state, the contrast is so stark that it has this mystical effect on the viewers.”

They have been featured in many publications including Colossal, ArtFido, Bored Panda, Supersonic Art, Laughing Squid, My Modern Met Blog, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz and more.

Hari & Deepti – Fields of Gold

OCTOBER

Amanda Gordon Dunn
California Girls

Opening Reception
October 3rd 2014
6-10pm
Free & Open to the public
Artist in attendance

More information coming soon.

Amanda Gordon Dunn lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


Amanda Gordon Dunn – Work In Progress – Studio Shot

PREVIOUS EXHIBITS

2014 Exhibits

If you are interested in artwork from any of the artists listed below please contact the gallery.

August
Ravi Zupa
Just A Moment…

July
Mike Giant
Modern Hieroglyphics

June
Deathstar Blues
Group Exhibit

May
Bask
The One You Feed

May
Select Contemporary Art Fair NYC
Group Exhibit

March
Max Kauffman
Aether Ceremony

March
SCOPE New York Contemporary Art Show
Group Exhibit
Cey Adams, Morning Breath, Hari & Deepti, Ravi Zupa, El Gato Chimney, Max Kauffman, Martin Whatson, Reka, Shepard Fairey, Ben Eine, WK Interact, Judith Supine, Cope2, Indie184, BK, Jay West, Cycle

February
Gemma Danielle Bayly
You Are Going To Die and That Is OK

2013 Exhibits

If you are interested in artwork from any of the artists listed below please contact the gallery.

December
Ben Eine, Ravi Zupa, Jim Houser, Hari & Deepti and Max Kauffman
SCOPE Art Fair Miami Beach 2013

November
In The Wild

OCTOBER
Joseph Martinez, Jaime Molina & Pedro Barrios
Desconocidos Perfectos

SEPTEMBER
Tim Kerr, Lindsey Kuhn & Scott Stanton aka Panhandle Slim
Do You Hear What You See?

AUGUST
Titi Freak
In A Dream

JULY
Sandi Calistro
The World Forgetting, By The World Forgot

JUNE
Borf
The Made A Desert And Called It Peace

MAY
John Fellows
Every Here Has A There

APRIL
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!!!!!!
Knock It Out!  Group Show

MARCH
Marla Rutherford, Joe Russo and Sara Ford
Unforeseen Coexistence

FEBRUARY
Rob Mack, Andrew Hoffman and Hari & Deepti
Happy Journey

2012 Exhibits

If you are interested in artwork from any of the artists listed below please contact the gallery.

FEBRUARY
Lindsay St. Antoine with Ravi Zupa
Nothing Teaches Needs

MARCH
Ian Millard
The Joy of Stenciling

APRIL
Michael Sieben, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Ariel Diaz & Mike Aho
Group Show(er)

MAY
Rene Gagnon
Between here and All Knowing

JUNE
Eelus
Curious

JULY
Shannon Bonatakis and Josh Holland
The Trouble Is, You Think You Have Time

AUGUST
Shepard Fairey, Evan Hecox and Jim Houser
FAIREY | HECOX | HOUSER

SEPTEMBER
Caleb Neelon & Raul Gonzalez
Mojados Y Polvosos

OCTOBER
Joseph Martinez and Pedro Barrios
Long Time Strangers

NOVEMBER
Ravi Zupa
One Million Things

DECEMBER
Mile High and Rising Vol.2
Group Show

2011 Exhibits

If you are interested in artwork from any of the artists listed below please contact the gallery.

JANUARY
Rene Gagnon
Urban Flowers

FEBRUARY
David Soukup
Reconstructed

MARCH
GALO, 2501 and Ottograph
666 Dollar Show

APRIL
Jeremy & Melanie Pruitt
Crawlspace

MAY
The London Police & Handiedan
Amsterdynasty

JUNE
John Fellows
Upon Some Distant Shore

JULY
Ernesto Yerena & Philip Lumbang
Dead Relatives

AUGUST
Ravi Zupa
FEELINGSUSPENDED

SEPTEMBER
ASVP
Down To Earth

OCTOBER
Skewville
Anti-Social Networking

NOVEMBER
Guerilla Garden
Blacklisted

DECEMBER
Mile High and Rising
Group Show

2010 Exhibits

If you are interested in artwork from any of the artists listed below please contact the gallery.

JUNE
Bask & Tes One
Good Intentions
Grand Opening featuring Bask & Tes One

JULY
Beers and Bottle Rockets Group Show
Featuring: Rene Gagnon, Joshua Budich, Justin Lavato, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Supakitch, Stephen Tompkins, John Fellows, Lindsey Kuhn, Ian Millard, Aaron White, Jonathan Lamb, Max Kauffman, Cherri Wood and Michael Ortiz

AUGUST
JOLT of GuerillaGarden

SEPTEMBER
Sandi Calistro
Le Carnavale Des Imbéciles

OCTOBER
Scot Lefavor, Rick Griffin and Travis Egedy
3

NOVMEBER
Jim Houser & Ben Woodward
Things That Make Whole

DECEMBER
Dale Grimshaw, Dan Baldwin and Jonathan Darby
True Brits