Exhibitions


The 5x5 Project
December 1, 2015 - December 31, 2017

Originally a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Annual Holiday Miniatures Show, participting Mini Show artists were asked to create works on silver, gold, copper, and variegated-leafed 5x5" panels. Due to popular demand, The 5 x 5 Project has been expanded into an ever-evolving art exhibition

This page will be updated as new works arrive

Inner Visions
October 8, 2016 - November 11, 2016

Imaginative realism, as the cutting edge of contemporary realist painting, combines classical painting technique with postmodern narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible, offering visions of humanity’s mythic past, its unexplored future and, in some cases, its terrifying present.

Inner Visions brings together over 70 artists covering the gamut of contemporary imaginative realism, showcasing the remarkable diversity of work being created under its banner. The show includes upcoming young artists side by side with award-winning, world renowned painters with multiple monographs dedicated to their work. Their work hangs everywhere from galleries and museums to major private and corporate collections.

A show curated by Patrick and Jeannie Wilshire, Directors of IX Arts

Four Person Exhibition
February 3, 2017 - February 23, 2017

Abend Gallery is pleased to present an exquisite exhibition featuring four of the gallery’s leading female artists. Michelle Condrat, Stephanie Hartshorn, Peggy McGivern, and Elsa Sroka come together this month to present a show of some of the most beautiful and expertly executed painting the gallery has to offer. With a wide range of style and subject matter, these artists have all carved out their own niche in their respective genres.

Palette
June 15, 2017 - July 8, 2017

Curated by Dina Brodsky and Trek Lexington. 

The painter’s palette is the simplest of tools, a humble plane of potential biding unseen and unremarked behind images and ideas both soaring and deep.

On June 15, however, that unassuming servant of the artist’s ideal will rise from the paintspattered studio and onto the light-splashed gallery wall as Abend Gallery christens its innovative new Wazee Street location with “Palette,” an extraordinary exhibition revealing the magnificence that lies just beneath the surface of the mundane. Layered with the bright echoes of masterpieces long complete, those unlikely canvases have been thoughtfully amplified by many of the country’s most celebrated painters until they resound with glorious expression that speaks as eloquently of each artist’s creative method as to their artistic gifts.

Liz Adams-Jones, James Adelman, Erin Anderson, Steven Assael, Daniel Bilodeau, Luis Borrero, Maya Brodsky, Charis J. Carmichael Braun, Zach Brown, Sue Bryan, Garrett Cook, April Coppini, Diana Corvelle, Benjamin Craig, Cara DeAngelis, Dimitri Desiron, Michelle Doll, Daniel Doubrovkine, Heidi Elbers, Christian Fagerlund, Shauna Finn, Julien Gardair, Nick Gebhart, Jennifer Gennari, Angela Gram, Alonsa Guevara, Andrew Haines, Eben Haines, Joshua Henderson, F Scott Hess, Rafael Hoekstra, Justin Hopkins, Caitlin Hurd, Kieran Ingram, John Jacobsmeyer, Yunsung Jang, Marshall Jones, Kit King, Evan Kitson, Brandy Kraft, Maria Kreyn, James Kroner, Shawn Krueger, Andrew Lenaghan, Amber Lia-Kloppel, Tim Lowly, Daniel Maidman, Brian Mashburn, Adam McGalliard, Anna Mogilevsky, Tun Myaing, Jessica Pisano, Kim Power, James Raczkowski, Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund, Matt Rota, Nicolas Sanchez, Denis Sarazhin, Raphael Sassi, Victoria Selbach, Josh Suda, Maria Teicher, Mark Trujillo, Emilio Villalba, Melanie Vote, John Wellington, John Wentz, Timothy Wilson, Zane York, Miles Yoshida

Fan Fiction: Hiroshi Sato Solo Exhibition
July 13, 2017 - September 10, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 13th, 5:30-8:30pm

On diplay daily at the SugarCube Building at 1555 Blake St. View map here

M-F: 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

In this new exhibition entitled “Fan Fiction” Sato explores the genre of horror specifically through horror films. With these films acting as both his catalyst and collaborators Sato has created his own script, set, and score in order to bring his own narrative to life. This is subtly achieved through his use of explicit details and references within each painting. As viewers, we can walk through the exhibition, slowly gaining an understanding of the events transpiring within the story through the film stills on view. What’s more is that Sato has embedded many of these paintings with clips of the film he created. Through the app Live Portrait, the viewer can simply point their iPhone or Android at the paintings and watch the story unfold. By merging these two different mediums together Sato has created an incredibly dynamic exhibition for his viewers, giving them the chance to fully immerse themselves within the world he’s created.

Variance
August 25, 2017 - September 9, 2017

This August Abend Gallery presents Variance, a group exhibition featuring works from artists both familiar and brand new to the gallery roster. On view in our beautiful new downtown location on Wazee Street this show exemplifies its title through the works themselves as well as through our innovative new business model. This show opens on Friday August 25th with a reception from 6-9 pm, and runs through September 9th.  

“Variance” here speaks to the multitude of changes happening within the gallery as well as the number of fascinating perspectives from this great group of artists on view. We can't wait to share what we have in store as we continue exhibiting work from some of the most talented artists working today. 

Elsa Muñoz Solo Exhibition: Elements
September 14, 2017 - November 5, 2017

Opening reception at Sugarcube: September 14th, 6-9pm

This fall Abend Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of work by Elsa Muñoz. Her first here in Denver, this exhibition puts the artists’ incredible talent on full view. Muñoz’ landscapes and seascapes are dreamy and fully encompass the strikingly beautiful and powerfully dangerous aspects of nature. This show opens on Thursday, September 14th at the Sugarcube building in downtown Denver and runs through November 5th.

On display daily at the SugarCube Building at 1555 Blake St.
View map here
M-F: 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hiroshi Sato at One Lincoln Park
October 7, 2017 - December 31, 2017

In this new body of work, Hiroshi Sato explores the genre of horror specifically through horror films. With these films acting as both his catalyst and collaborators Sato has created his own script, set, and score to bring his own narrative to life. This is subtly achieved through his use of explicit details and references within each painting. As viewers, we can walk through the exhibition, slowly gaining an understanding of the events transpiring within the story through the film stills on view. Adding layers to this project, Sato has embedded many of these paintings with clips of the film he created. Through the app Live Portrait, the viewer can simply point their iPhone or Android at the paintings and watch the story unfold. By merging these two different mediums together Sato has created an incredibly dynamic exhibition for his viewers, giving them the chance to fully immerse themselves within the world he’s created.

On view 24/7 in the lobby of One Lincoln Park. View map here

Luminous
November 4, 2017 - December 2, 2017

Opening reception: Sat, Nov 4th, 6-10pm

1412 Wazee St

Upper Gallery

This November in celebration of Abend’s sister gallery K Contemporary‘s first exhibition, a solo show for neon artist Scott Young, we are staging an exhibition inspired by the glow of neon light. From city streets, to surreal portrature, to imagined landscapes, Luminous will show works from some of the gallery’s top artists. Not only will this show exhibit some incredibe work but it will also be the first time we are exhibiting in our newly acquired second-level gallery at 1412 Wazee Street. The exhibition opens on Saturday November 4th with a reception from 6-10 pm, and runs through December 2nd.

Spectrum: Jim Beckner Solo Exhibition
November 16, 2017 - January 8, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday, Nov 16, 6-9pm

at the SugarCube Building at 1555 Blake St.

View map here

This November in partnership with Sugarcube, Abend Gallery presents Spectrum, a solo exhibition of work by Denver artist Jim Beckner.  The body of work on view explores the city, it’s unique attributes and the often-overlooked aspects that we miss in our daily lives. This series highlights the beauty of the city, inviting the viewer to stop and spend a while, to really take in all the details. The exhibition opens Thursday November 16th and runs through January 8th, 2018. The opening reception is Thursday November 16th from 6-9 pm.

Viewing hours:
M-F: 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The 27th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show
December 9, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Exhibition Run: December 9th - Dec 31, 2017
Opening Reception: December 9th, 6-10pm

In its 27th year running, this December the Annual Holiday Miniatures Show at Abend is an exhibition for everyone. With work from a wide range of artists, from emerging to well-established, and spanning multiple genres, art appreciators of all types will delight in this engaging and long-standing exhibition which fills the entire expansive gallery space with over 50 artists contributing anywhere from 200 to 300 original works of art. The invitational event will also afford art collectors the opportunity to add some very prominent signatures to their personal gallery at more modest prices.

Participating Artists:
Rebecca Mason Adams, Zoa Ace, Timur Akhriev, Jaclyn Alderete, Jean Pierre Arboleda, Mark Andrew Bailey, Jim Beckner, Jennifer Bobola, Rossina Bossio, Chris Charlebois, Mary Chiaramonte, Michelle Condrat, Yushi Dangami, Shay Davis, Judith Dickinson, Jacob Dhein, Alpay Efe, Thorgrimur Einarsson, Jody Fallon, Ann Gargotto, Bruce A Gómez, Adam Hall, Johanna Harmon, Stephanie Hartshorn, Dana Hawk, Aimée Hoover, Jane Hunt, Mathew Hurtado, David Kammerzell, Lindsey Kustusch, David Lipson, Adam Lupton, Joseph Martinez, Brian Mashburn, Jennifer McChristian, Ryan Morse, Elsa Munoz, Corey Oda, Gage Opdenbrouw, Sandra Pratt, Susana Ragel, Louis RecchiaXimena Rendon, Rob Rey, Devon Rodriguez, Karen Rosasco, Nick Runge, Nicolas Sanchez, Dave Santillanes, Hiroshi Sato, Kirsten Savage, Cindy Shih, Elsa Sroka, Bryan Mark Taylor, Hsin-Yao Tseng, Lani Vlaanderen, Tracy Wall, John Wentz, Mike Wise, Wendelin Wohlgemuth, Kierstin Young, Zack Zdrale

Fauna
January 6, 2018 - January 27, 2018

at 1412 Wazee St
Lower Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 6th, 6-9pm