Pixel Palette II: The Art of DIGITAL PAINTING
Main Gallery | February 1 – March 3, 2018
Pixel Palette is a group show of artwork by digital painters, artists who utilize the computer as an extension of the traditional painter’s toolbox. In this exhibit, we present many different sides of digital painting, as a means to an end, an end in itself, and ultimately to recognize the validity of the medium as an emerging fine art. Widely used in commercial industries, such as concept art, cinema, and video games, digital art is especially notable for its accessibility as affordable prints, democratizing the gallery as an invaluable resource for the average visitor. Artist list TBA.
GAZES: NEW WORK BY JOHN VOGL
Gallery 101 | February 1 – March 3, 2018
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.
Michael Reedy Solo Exhibit
Main Gallery | March 10 – April 21, 2018
Michael Reedy takes over the main gallery with his first-ever solo exhibit at Helikon. Michael’s figurative artwork centers on the beauty and fragility of the human form, rendered in vivid detail above and below the skin. Reedy blends traditional figure work with contemporary design and painstakingly detailed ecorchés that glisten with unique mixed media techniques that set him apart as a modern master of figurative art.
OTHER WORLDS: LANDSCAPES FROM THE MIND’S EYE
Gallery 101 | March 10 – April 21, 2018
Imagination is a vehicle through which we can know the unknown – take a trip to Other Worlds, a group exhibit of artists with contemporary, imaginative takes on the tradition of landscape, bringing us to the overlap of the familiar and the strange, the real and the surreal. Artist list TBA.
Main Gallery | May 3 – June 2, 2018
Spectra is a group exhibit of artists whose work is strongly concerned with the power of color as a method of expressing emotive visual themes, narratives, and moods. Artist list TBA.
JoNATHAN McAfee Solo Exhibit
Gallery 101 | May 3 – June 2, 2018
Jonathan McAfee is a painter based out of Denver, Colorado known for his distinct textural, saturated, and design-oriented portraiture. McAfee was awarded the second annual North American Artist Showcase (June 2016) through Professional Artist Magazine and has previously been featured in Helikon’s annual exhibit of inspiring and influential artists, Muses of Mount Helikon IV.
Main Gallery | June 9 – July 21, 2018
Get your nerd on with Nerd Out!, a group exhibit of artists working on the theme of pop culture, geekdom, TV, film, comics, and games. Artist list TBA.
Main Gallery | July 28 – September 1, 2018
Colorado has served as an incubator for the careers of many noteworthy artists over the years. For the first time, Helikon presents a large showcase of high-level and emerging visual artists who were born, worked in, or currently live in Colorado. With no restrictions on theme or content, Hometown Heroes presents personal expressions of the artists who have helped shape and define the cultural landscape of our great state.
The Great War: 100 Years AFter WWI
Main Gallery | October 13 – November 11, 2018
World War I, known also as ‘The War to End All Wars’ or ‘The Great War,’ represented a pivotal change in the dynamic of geopolitics and warfare that has rippled through history since it ended on November 11, 1918. World War I was a transitional period of 20th century technology and 19th century war tactics that left an astonishing wake of brutality and destruction across the globe. The Great War is a group exhibit of notable visual artists from across North America reflecting on the massive influence of this global catastrophe. Artist list TBA.
Muses of Mount Helikon VI
Main Gallery | November 17 – December 21, 2018
In celebration of our 5th anniversary, we present Muses of Mount Helikon VI, our seminal, year-ending group exhibit of inspiring and influential artists from across North America. Muses is known for being large, eclectic, colorful, and featuring high-level work in the illustrative arts – a loose term encompassing portraiture, figurework, illustration, and narrative, imaginative artwork.
The Muses were Greek goddesses of inspiration said to dwell upon Mount Helikon. In accordance with this classical myth, Muses has no restriction on theme or concept, but rather serves as an encouragement for artists to show their newest and most expressive personal works.
Gallery 101 | November 17 – December 21, 2018
Tiny Treasures is an invite-only group show of miniature works by artists from Colorado and abroad celebrating 5 years of Helikon Gallery & Studios. Designed to showcase affordable, small works, this exhibit is an excellent opportunity to nab artwork by beloved artists at almost any budget. Artist list TBA.