3ism: Fodness, Hayden, Searcy
09/03/2021 - 09/25/2021
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 3, 6 - 10 PM
Join us First Friday for a special pop-up exhibition at the historic Evans School (1115 Acoma St.) September 3, 6 - 10 PM for the opening reception of "3ism." Featuring San Francisco-based artists Brent Hayden and Zach Searcy and Denver's own Donald Fodness. Curated by Peter Yumi. On display Sept. 3 - 25.
Brent Hayden is a mixed-media artist living in San Francisco. His work has been showcased at many galleries in the Bay Area. In addition to showing his own work, he contributes back to the creative community by hosting events, curating artists for pop-up shows, and teaches a mixed-media after-school program in the Castro.
I create mixed media work with paint, resin, and found materials that explore the painting as an object. The paintings maneuver through all axes, and shared space is emphasized as compositions spill over the sides or towards the viewer. My work explores systems and their exposure of human pliability. Materials and textures become fixed in a way that the paintings become something that could be held or touched - a reminder that you are in fact right here. - Zach Searcy
Donald Fodness earned a BA degree in Art History from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and an MFA in Painting from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Fodness has an interdisciplinary practice that includes drawing, sculpture, furniture and installation. His drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Regionally he has created site specific installations for the Denver Art Museum, The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, The Gallery of Contemporary Art in Colorado Springs, two Biennial of the Americas, and Harmony Hammond's Material Engagements at Redline. His work has been published in New American Paintings, Sculpture Magazine, Yahoo home page, Found Magazine, Vice Magazine’s Creators Project, art LTD, and as a guest on Modern Art Blitz along with Oriana Small.
Fodness is an active community member, curator, and collaborator with The Flying OHNO Twins and The DMB Collective. He co-founded Showpen Residency, is a founding member of Hyperlink art collective. Since 2007 he has served in higher education at various institutions including University of Denver, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and Metro State University of Denver. He currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado.