GardenNews.biz - Jan 23,2017 - 2017 Art Exhibitions at the Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location presents a diverse series of art exhibitions. All of the exhibitions, excluding Calder: Monumental, are presented in Gates Garden Court Gallery and feature artists who live and work in Colorado. All exhibitions are included with Gardens’ general admission.
Edible: Botanical Art and Illustration
Through February 12
Botanical art and illustration is the centuries-old tradition of portraying plants for scientific purposes and capturing the beauty of the natural world. This annual juried exhibition from the Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration features the students’ best achievements in a variety of media. The theme for this show is edible plants and highlights the artists’ technical skill and botanical knowledge.
Elusive: Works by Andrew Roberts-Gray
February 22 – May 14
Carbondale, Colorado-based artist Andrew Roberts-Gray combines formal abstraction, the painted landscape, and areas of unpainted canvas to create dynamic works that defy traditional genre. His work hovers between painterly abstraction and sculptural space, peppered with symbolic elements. This exhibition of recent mixed-media works feature a silver and white palette to compliment the gallery’s concrete walls and is organized in collaboration with Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver. Image credit: Andrew Roberts-Gray, Truth, 2016.