A Gentle Pause: New Work From Moe Gram
10/04/2019 - 10/26/2019
Opening Reception: First Friday October 4, 2019
"A Gentle Pause" takes time to discuss the many ways we are impacted by the events of our lives. Too often our opportunities for processing and reflection are denied by the many other life events that are about take place. The multi-disciplinary works on view encourage viewers to think about the power of reflection and the potential outcomes after a gentle pause. As life kicks you in the genitals, enjoy works that humorously poke fun at the process of moving on from that pain.
Mariah Sherman Graham, known in the Denver art community as Moe Gram, is a local artist, designer and owner of the fine art brand Moe Gram Art & Lifestyle, LLC. Born and raised in southern California, Moe Gram’s life became heavily influenced by hip hop culture and urban LA Street Art. These memories and exposure to cultural diversity are huge inspirations for works by Gram. In 2012 Gram flew home from Florence, Italy where she spent 6 months studying both historical and contemporary European Art. In 2014 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a special focus Studio Fine Art and a minor in Cultural Studies from California State University Bakersfield. The summer of 2014 lead to the unexpected opportunity to move to Denver, Colorado and work in the Lower Downtown Denver Arts District. From 2016 to early 2018 Gram worked on projects including but not limited to: Fine Art Elective instruction for the Denver Schools of Science and Technology, after school enrichment programs through Creative Strategies for Change, and community partnerships with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America through Grand Design, Inc. Currently Gram is the Fines Arts Educator at STRIVE Prep Green Valley Ranch Middle School and sitting board member of Birdseed Collective. Gram also partners with Odessa to cultivate the Creatives at Roundish Tables community, who meets monthly to engage in a wide range of round table discussions in varying locations throughout the Denver Metro area. The Moe Gram Art & Lifestyle brand remains active in the Denver and Aurora Cultural Arts Districts as a Fine Art Education and Community Enrichment Resource. These projects along with many others continue to validate Moe Gram’s dedication to a career in the Fine Arts, Fine Art Education, and Community Enrichment.