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07/05/2019 - 07/27/2019

Corey Merritt. bars and stripes. Window

Opening Reception: First Friday July 5, 6 - 10 PM


Vincent “Cheap” Fasano (IG:@vincentcheap) is a painter, filmmaker and musician from Denver, CO. His art has appeared on album covers for bands like Ol Hickory and Charly Fasano’s multimedia release with Lucero called Retrospected, among others. His paintings have adorned the walls of Bitfactory Gallery, Cabal Gallery and an array of businesses throughout Denver. The abstract soundscapes produced by his band Malamadre and his solo performances continue to complement multimedia poetry and short film projects produced by his twin brother and lifetime collaborator Charly “the city mouse” Fasano.

Jack Estenssoro (IG: @aboywhopaints) is a native Denver, Colorado-based artist. Born in 1990, Estenssoro has experimented with art since his adolescence. Starting in 2015 oil painting became his primary medium of choice. Jack Estenssoro is a self proclaimed Neo-Sureal-Realist. Estenssoro's work deals with the complexity of ordinary, contemporary life that may be overlooked because of a sense of banality. Estenssoro instead finds great inspiration in such topics and explores why such themes are of great importance to the zeitgeist.

Juan Fuentes (IG: @thewritejuan) is a documentary photographer born in Mexico based in Denver. Fuentes specializes in documenting everyday people and scenes throughout Denver's disappearing historical neighborhoods with an emphasis on lower-class, marginalized communities. Intimate, striking, and respectful, Fuentes's photos remind us of Denver's rich cultural heritage, in danger of being lost, but worthy of being saved. Fuentes also curates the Instagram account @olddenver, an archive dedicated to the people of old Denver.

Corey Merritt (IG: @matadorfeet) is a Denver-based artist, tattooist, and guerrilla street artist. Merritt's graphic work utilizes paint, stencils, spray paint, and a comic style to communicate his unapologetic sociopolitical commentary. Chock full of symbolism and pop culture references, Merritt's art is brash, funny, and totally punk.

Sam Pierson (IG:@_sampierson)is a professional artist, illustrator and designer whose work has been exhibited nationally as well as abroad. His introduction to art started at a young age, drawing action figures and WWF wrestling heroes of the 90's. In his early teen years, he was captivated by the intense subculture based graphics of skateboarding, snowboarding and music. After graduating from Kansas State University in 2013 with a BFA in graphic design and printmaking he decided to move his creative endeavors to the Rockies, where he currently works out of his home studio in Denver, Colorado as a freelance designer and illustrator. Pierson creates his visions of design with shocking, rebellious, iconic imagery to capture the attention of a viewer and slap them in the face with a dose of radical, staying true to lowbrow DIY design ethos of taking the standards of design rules and breaking them to make something outside of the box. When not working on freelance design work you can find him printing his lowbrow t-shirt designs and creating new work for gallery shows. He is also one of the co-founders of the Alien Ghost Collective. A group comprised of three intergalactic beings whose mission is the dispersal of visual information dealing with the intelligence, influence and evidence of alien (extra-terrestrial?) and ghost (inter-denominational/paranormal?) consciousness.

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