Tag Archives: painting

Ten Questions with Laura Bifano

Laura Bifano is a British Columbia-based artist featured in our current show ‘Peopled Places,’ in which her contribution to the show seems to merge the two words in the show’s title. Her piece is a gouache landscape painting titled “The Sisters,” depicting a grand mountain range in her signature geometric style, reminiscent of another Canadian […]

Seven Questions with Nathan Durfee

Nathan Durfee is a fine artist currently based in Charleston, South Carolina, garnering notoriety for his captivating, pop-surrealist narratives and intriguing use of color. For our current show ‘Peopled Places,’ Nathan provided nine pieces in varying sizes, each displaying his signature squared-off brushstrokes, mysterious narratives, and an acute attention to detail in every aspect of […]

Myah Mazcara at Deep Draft Brewery

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 […]

Six Questions with… Sarah Winkler

Sarah Winkler, whose new work is featured in Gallery 101 for her solo show ‘Formations: The Constructed Landscape,’ came to our attention about a year ago when she inquired about studio space at Helikon. Sarah quickly became a vital and vibrant member of the Helikon community, constantly at work in her studio and clearly making […]

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, […]

15 Questions with… Robin 1000

Currently on view in our main gallery (and for First Friday tonight from 6-10pm) is Electropop: new works by Kaitlin Ziesmer and Robin 1000. Robin, hailing from Texas, creates dreamlike, prismatic landscapes and designs, pairing up with Ziesmer’s ubiquitous pop-culture mashups to create an exhibition bursting with electric retro-contemporary energy. We had the chance to […]

Six Questions with… Kaitlin Ziesmer

Next week marks the opening of our July exhibition, Electropop: new works by Kaitlin Ziesmer and Robin 1000. Both artists are incredibly prolific, filling the gallery with an electric retro-contemporary energy of solo works and select collaborations. We had a chance to ask Kaitlin a few questions about her art and life; below, read about what she would tell […]

Five Questions with… Wylie Beckert

Helikon is currently exhibiting two simultaneous shows: “Grimm: Visions of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales” in the main gallery, and “Strange Conversations” in the tandem Gallery 101. In conjunction with the shows, we’ve asked participating artists to answer a few questions about their art and life. We have been swooning over Maine-based illustrator Wylie Beckert’s work for […]

Artists to Watch: ASLD Summer Art Market 2015

This coming weekend, June 13-14, the Art Students League of Denver will hold its annual Summer Art Market, a two-day festival featuring 250 exhibiting artists, plus live music, kids art activities, and demos. This year, Helikon Gallery Director Cayce Goldberg has the honor of adjudicating the work and awarding Best in Show, Best Mastery of Media […]

Five Questions with… Melinda Kern

Our annual tenant exhibition, Denizen III, is on view now through May 30th. In conjunction with the show we asked studio tenant Melinda Kern a few questions about her art and life. Check out her thoughts below: 1. Did you aspire to be an artist, or did you fall in love with making art? Both! […]