Art Talk: Saturday, 22 February 2014, 2–4 pm, with talk at 3 pm]]>
FEBRUARY 20th 5-10pm
570 Inca St Denver, CO]]>
PANEL DISCUSSION ON “PROVISIONAL PAINTING” Tuesday, November 5th at 7pm at The Ice Cube Gallery]]>
Show runs: Thursday, October 17 through Saturday, November 9, 2013
Gallery Hours: Friday noon-9pm Saturday noon-5pm
Curated by Theresa Anderson: Kathy Knaus, Katie Watson, Maia Leasure and Anna Maddocks work are arranged as a series of solo exhibitions of the youthful emerging to the established. The strength of this exhibition lies in the difference of art making methods. Kathy Knaus and Anna Maddocks broach and/or break ideas of formal requirements of a successful piece of art. Katie Watson works through conceptual methods. Maia Leasure’s young, earnest spoken word poetry pushes against the confines of the visual. And yet, each in some facet plies abstraction as a process to step back and leave space for the viewer to complete the work, insisting on seeking pleasure amongst absence. I can’t help but note that the outcome is gratifyingly not yet determined.
Maia Leasure is a 17 year old high school senior from Torrance, California, but that only scratches the surface. Maia is an award-winning, self-taught poet, who enjoys music and writing. Her skill in writing helped her to win “Visions of Unity”, a writing competition sponsored by the city of Torrance. Additionally, Maia is an exceptional student who recently spent the summer on her own in San Francisco participating in a college prep program for art and advertising at the Academy of Art University. Ms. Leasure has performed at the well-known Da Poetry Lounge in LA. Maia’s poetry and video installation will be available for public viewing after November 15 on YouTube. She is a passionate lover of the written and spoken word, as you will no doubt be able to tell from her exhibit. This is one young woman to watch!