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Opening Reception: Pixel Palette II and Gazes
February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Helikon is pleased to present two shows at the beginning of 2018: Pixel Palette II in the main gallery and Gazes: New work by John Vogl in Gallery 101.
About Pixel Palette II:
Following up the strong success of our first iteration of this exhibit in 2016, Pixel Palette II highlights the discipline of digital painting as an emerging fine art genre, relishing in the wide array of possibilities the medium inherently offers, from emulation of traditional media and techniques to experimental idiosyncrasies and styles that only computer aided art can achieve.
While digital painting is ubiquitous across entertainment industries and online, it’s still relatively underappreciated in contemporary fine art galleries. Helikon features digital paintings in exhibits year-round, but Pixel Palette is designed to celebrate the vision of digital painters and the accessibility of their work as prints. In many ways, digital prints have helped democratize art and create price points achievable for the average art lover without compromising the quality of the work, ensuring that purchasing art is not simply a pursuit of the ultra-wealthy.
Artist list: Camille Chew, Clay Brooks, Daniel Shaffer, Fly Okay, Kim Salt, Ilya Shkipin, Jeremy Aaron Moore, Kelsi Jo Silva, Matt Martines (Tyto Alba), Rob Jordan, Steve Kim, Taj Francis, Abigail Larson, Odera Igbokwe, Devon Bragg, Tina Jiang, Jadon Ulrich, Brooke Vandevelder, Cayce Goldberg, and Emily J. Moore.
Denver-based artist John Vogl presents his first solo exhibit with Helikon. Gazes is a collection of gestural, expressive portraiture that both breaks away from the themes in Vogl’s well-known commercial illustrations while simultaneously embracing the color and design sensibilities his work is known for. Composed of dozens of small to medium scale prints of digital paintings, Gazes offers a broad swathe of affordable artwork that embraces a new, experimental aesthetic that will please new and established collectors alike.