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Velvet Ropes LA / 0-0LA
Sunday, April 1, 2018. 4-8pm

0-0 LA and GIFCWorldWide are happy to announce Velvet Ropes LA.  A one day event of original works on A3/11”x17” paper sold for a flat price of $100 by 30+ artists from around the globe.  There will be no previews or presales and the event is first come, first serve.

Participating artists include:
Morgan Blair, Abby Lloyd, Allison Evans, Alex Nguyen, Andrew Guenther, Anthony Cudahy, Brian Willmont, Brigid Moore, Carl James Ferrero, Chris Retsina, Cody Tumblin, Michelle Blade, Dale Dreiling, Don Pablo Pedro, Drake Carr, Heath West, Howard Fonda, Irena Jurek, Jaqueline Cedar, Jeff Robbins, JJ Manford, Josh Elrod, Juan Alvear, Lyndsey Lyons, Justin Samson, Kysa Johnson, Lee Piechocki, Linne Urbye, Matthew Mahler, Miles Debas, Morgan Mandalay, Nicasio Fernandez, Paige Turner Uribe, Sean Powell, Thomas Lynch III, Tim Hoyt, Victoria Duffee, Marianne Hurum, Ragna Bley, Andrea Bergart, Kristian Touborg, Lindsey Lyons, Adam Tullie, Claire Colette, Alan Fears, Kenneth Fontaine, Chelsie Kirkey, Paul Verdell, Hayley Barker, Kristy Luck, Taylor Carpenter, and more to come!




Project Space
David Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
April 6 – May 12, 2018 Opening Reception April 6, 6 - 8 pm Free and open to the public

David B. Smith Gallery is proud to present Portland, Oregon-based artist Michelle Blade in her first solo exhibition in the gallery’s project room. Featuring a new body of ethereal ink paintings, Blade explores layers of interior and exterior landscapes and their correlating psychologies. Inspired by humanity and the spectacular in nature, Blade takes cues from German Expressionism as well as the changing conditions of her own lived experience. The human element is a factor in all works, and where the figure is not present, traces of human activity are evident. The untamed nature of both individuals and the landscape are emphasized, questioning the substance that separates and binds individuals and their surroundings.

Moving through the exhibition one can almost feel an ambient glow bouncing between works. Unique to Blade’s paintings is the flattening of light to create an otherworldly eternal time where night and day become indistinguishable, at times the light source seemingly emanating from figures themselves. Setting is also blended, creating scenes in which internal and external elements are simultaneously divided yet linked by glass windowpanes. It is through her juxtaposition of shadowy, celestial figures, the full moon, and the quiet beauty of domestic still




Recent

New Suns, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands 
Curated by Kahlil Joseph

A Way to Say,  Michelle Blade and Mel Kadel
Exhibition & book release for “A Way To Say”
Saturday 2/24,  6-9pm at Chandran Gallery, San Francisco



Partnerlook, solo exhibit at Johansson Projects, Oakland, Ca
Binder of Women, print collection release at The Pit, Los Angeles