Six Questions with… Naomi Haverland

Our upcoming show “The New Masters of Dada” features the work of local artist Naomi Haverland. You may know Naomi for her large-scale chalk work or her mural “My Name is Awsum” at 15th and California downtown. Here Naomi talks about the origin of this painting series, the frank advice she would give to her younger self, […]

‘Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio’ at the Denver Art Museum

On view at the Denver Art Museum through February 7th is Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio. We recently had a chance to visit the show, which brings together more than 100 works and explores “the connection between two American artists who shared artistic habits of mind while maintaining their own unique artistic voices.” […]

The Art to Start Your Year

The new year is suddenly in full swing, and there are tons of shows to see– some just opening, some closing this weekend or later in the month. Here, a quick guide to some of our top picks. Opening this week: ‘Sunday Paper’ at Dateline (opening Friday Jan 8 from 8-11pm) Brandan Styles (Dr. B Zurk) […]

Seven Must-See Openings This Weekend (starting tonight)

Coinciding with the second weekend of Denver Arts Week, there are several promising shows opening around the city today, tomorrow, and on Saturday. As a gallery assistant, I’m always thrilled to hear about openings that don’t conflict with our own openings, and these days the opportunities are easy to come by as each weekend seems to be […]

Listen: Artist Talk with Naomi Scheck and Peter Yumi

We recently held an informal artist talk in the gallery with ‘Stratum’ artists Naomi Scheck and Peter Yumi. Both artists were incredibly articulate and thoughtful as they discussed their processes, the meaning of “stratum,” some of the challenges they encountered with this work and what they learned, and much more. Listen to the entire talk […]

Gallery Talk: MSU Senior Experience Class visits Helikon

Last Friday we had the pleasure of hosting the Senior Experience class from Metropolitan State University’s Art program, led by Sandy Ceas. The class of about two dozen students have been visiting galleries around Denver to talk with gallerists and artists and to gain some insight into the looming world beyond art school. It’s an opportunity that I […]

Announcing ‘Stratum: New Works by Naomi Scheck & Peter Yumi’

DENVER, Colorado (August 29, 2015) – Announcing “Stratum: New Works by Naomi Scheck & Peter Yumi,” opening this September at Helikon Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Stratum is an exhibition between Scheck and Yumi that features never before seen large and small scale abstract works from both artists. The term ‘stratum,’ meaning layers or levels, reflects […]

Announcing ‘Translucent Winds: Justin Ankenbauer’

DENVER, Colorado (August 29, 2015) – Helikon is pleased to announce Translucent Winds, a solo exhibit of new work by Justin Ankenbauer. Justin, a longtime studio artist and gallery participant at Helikon, has become known for his distinct style of abstract painting. His work ranges from brightly colored, tangled compositions that flow across canvasses to […]

A Summer Afternoon Rehearsal at Wonderbound

The kind people at Wonderbound Dance Company, just up the street in RiNo, invited us to attend an open rehearsal at their studio space this week. We greatly value any chance to visit art-related spaces in the neighborhood, so we were thrilled to hear that Wonderbound is back in rehearsals for their 2015-2016 season– and the best part […]