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 exhibitions 

Feral Fantastic: Erin Jones, Johanna Mueller, Megan Parker, Miriam Dubinsky, Virginia Diaz Saiki

03/01/2024 - 03/30/2024

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Opening Reception: First Friday, March 1, 6 - 10 PM

Join us at Alto Gallery (1900 35th St, Suite B, Denver, CO 80216) First Friday, March 1, 2024 for the opening reception of Feral Fantastic. For Denver's 2024 Month of Printmaking in March, Alto Gallery is happy to present an exhibition that highlights printed works from a small group of printmakers, based on the theme of wild animals expressed in an imaginative ways. Featuring Colorado-based artists Erin Jones, Johanna Mueller, Megan Parker, Miriam Dubinsky, and Virginia Diaz Saiki. Reception free and open to the public. On view through March 30, 2024. 


 

ABOUT

 

Erin Jones

Local painter and printmaker, Erin Jones, uses the "Feral Fantastic" theme to investigate outlandish connections between animals and humans through numerous highly experimental printmaking processes, including Tetra Pak intaglio. 


 

Johanna Mueller

Enhanced by printmaking’s history of narrative, my work explores the shared histories of humans, as told by animals. These compositions are full of animals within animals, a reference to animal cognition and spirits within animal bodies. Personal narrative is woven with mythical symbols and stories which make these pieces both familiar and challenging. Animals have no race, religion, or creed, can be as easily feminine as masculine or somewhere in between. Therefore, they can tell universal stories which weave anthropology, art history, and spirituality – our shared humanness – better than their human counterparts. In our ever changing and sometimes frightful present day, we need to be reminded of the universality of all things, including the human race. 


 

Megan Parker

Megan grew up making art in the mountains of North Carolina. After studying at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Yeditepe Üniversitesi in Turkey, she earned her BFA with a concentration in Design in 2008. She currently lives in Fort Collins working as a web designer and is a member of the printmaking co-op Mad Deer Press. Megan enjoys making narrative prints inspired by Appalachian folklore, Medieval art, and good ol’ fashioned animal skulls. 


 

Miriam Dubinsky

Miriam Dubinsky is a painter and printmaker working out of Lakewood, Colorado. She specializes in hand-printed screenprints with painted details along with artist books, zines and painted paper collages. Dubinsky employs bright colors and gestural brushwork in her prints and paintings, with the aim to create a joyful experience for viewers of her work.

 

Virginia Diaz Saiki

Virginia is a Peruvian-born printmaker and interdisciplinary artist living and working in Colorado.

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