Abend Gallery is proud to present Elemental by Patrick Nevins at our Cherry Creek location. Opening on May 13, this solo exhibition presents artworks with a unique take on the periodic table.
May 13 - May 27
Hours: Wed - Sat, 12 - 5 PM
Location: 303 Detroit St, Denver, CO, 80204
This body of work came about from a desire to paint a cohesive series of paintings based on a similar theme. I thought it would be fun to depict elements in the periodic table with a physical representation of what that element may be used for or part of. I also thought it would be fun to paint various types of texture, from a shiny glass salt shaker to a matte green balloon. It really started with a little Superman toy that had been purchased for a possible painting idea in the future and combining that with the element Krypton. For the “Carbon” painting, a tree frog is depicted as carbon is the basic building block of every living thing. In the end, this series combines two things I love; science and art. Although not chemistry, I did not love that in school. - Patrick Nevins