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May 2015 newsletter – Big show opening May 8th in Denver & more

The northward slope and the sunset light , 39" x 63". 

The northward slope and the sunset light, 39" x 63". 

My first major exhibit of 2015 opens Friday at William Havu Gallery! It'll be the biggest exhibition of my work to-date in Denver. I'll be exhibiting in the main gallery beside renowned painter and fellow paint-lover, James Pringle Cook. Upstairs in the mezzanine area will be David Warner.

I shipped off the exhibition's works a couple days ago and I'm very excited about the group. The pieces seem to be an elaboration of some aesthetic threads I've been exploring – especially the notion of abstraction infused into recognizable landscape – and also represent an integration of a few things with which I've been experimenting. Veils of juniper and snow, 20" x 30" (below), for example, unites ideas from some of my flatter horizon experiments with some of my moody atmosphere studies. And The northward slope and the sunset light.......

See the entire May 2015 newsletter – with more images and a couple exhibition announcements – here. You can also sign up to receive Jivan's newsletters directly in your inbox here. You'll get one every month or two and can easily unsubscribe.

"Three ties" on display at Taos Art Museum through August

The Taos Art Museum, the home of which is the former residence and studio of renowned Russian artist Nicolai Fechin, invited me to exhibit "Three ties" this summer at the museum. It'll be on display through August alongside work by other contemporary artists from the Taos area as well as some historic pieces by Fechin, Ernest Blumenschein, E.I. Coase, Joseph Henry Sharp, Oscar Berninghaus, and others. It's a wonderful museum located in an incredible building -- one that was in large part handmade by Fechin himself. Truly worth the trip to Taos. My piece is below and the museum website is www.taosartmuseum.org.

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"Bella Lucia", 40" x 40", invited to the Center for Visual Art at Metro State College of Denver's main summer show - "Taos Contemporary"

I'm very excited! This is going to be an incredible show featuring about 50 Taos artists; all career stages, early to late -- of regional, national, and international acclaim. The exhibition runs from May 31, 2012 - August 11, 2012 and will be accompanied by a number of other events. I'll post more soon... below is my invited painting and some detail shots of it.