Jonathan McAfee is one of Helikon Gallery’s “muses” of 2016, and one of only two Denver artists featured in this year’s Muses of Mount Helikon. I came across Jonathan’s work this past year and was immediately drawn to the vibrant colors and bold brushstrokes of his paintings. Each one of his portraits seem to jump from the […]

If you’ve been following Helikon Gallery for any of the past year, chances are you’ve seen Daliah Ammar’s work. We first got to exhibit her gorgeous oil paintings in last year’s ‘Muses of Mount Helikon,’ and her work has been catching eyes in our hallway collection and main shows ever since. We’re lucky enough to show […]

We’re thrilled to host the work of artist Johnie Thornton in this year’s ‘Muses of Mount Helikon’ exhibit. Johnie paints sleek, hyperrealistic portraits always incorporating some element of rich, draping texture. His works all have dark undertones, made more clear through titles commenting on such subjects as societal beauty standards, misogyny, structural racism, and individual insecurities. Johnie’s work has been a big hit […]

Scott Bakal has been on our ‘Muses’ wishlist since our first installment of the annual exhibition. His illustrations, which have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Variety, Playboy, and many more, have always stood out to us for their depth through layering of texture […]

Somerville-based artist Brian Hart is one of Helikon Gallery’s ‘Muses’ of 2016, featured in our annual ‘Muses of Mount Helikon’ exhibition opening next week. Gallery curator Annie Aqua spoke with Brian at his studio this past spring and visited his installation in Meow Wolf’s “House of Eternal Return” last week. Read about both visits below. I came […]

California-based artist Joe Vaux paints intricate worlds filled with creatures of land, sea, and sky, illustrating stories with a childlike imagination, but also with dark undertones and a seasoned artist’s eye for detail. These (dark details) are what drew us to Joe’s work for this year’s ‘Muses of Mount Helikon,’ opening November 3rd. Here, Joe talks to us […]

This weekend, September 17-18, marks the seventh annual Colorado Crush street art festival, bringing talent from near and far to cover some prime walls around in the heart of RiNo in fresh new murals. We caught up with Helikon artists Vinni Alfonso and John Van Horn as they finished up their collaborative piece behind Larimer St, between […]

Opening tonight, Helikon Gallery presents new works by Denver-based artist Myah Mazcara at Deep Draft Brewing Company, curated by Annie Aqua.   From the curator: Myah presents over 20 new works for this show, debuting a cohesive series that has been brewing for the past several months. Her small pieces, incorporating fine pen-and-ink drawings and candy […]

Zach Madere is a California-based artist featured in our current show, ‘Pixel Palette: The Art of Digital Painting.’ Here he talks about his studio habits, tricks, and inspirations both at the office and at home. 1. Did you aspire to be an artist, or did you fall in love with making art? I aspired to […]

Em Borjon is one of 15 artists participating in ‘Pixel Palette: The Art of Digital Painting,’ which opened March 3rd and runs through April 2nd. ‘Pixel Palette’ aims to highlight the variety that can be achieved through the digital medium– the works are connected in many ways but each artist creates something wholly unique and in a distinct style. […]