Abend Gallery proudly presents the exclusive online collector preview for "Postcards of Colorado: JC Spock Solo Exhibition." Available from August 19th to September 16th, this unique collection invites you to immerse yourself in the magic of Colorado's past. Artist JC Spock brilliantly utilizes vintage postcards, some over a century old, not just as canvases but as central subjects of her work. Enhanced with her captivating photography of Colorado's landscapes, she also incorporates diverse media ranging from vintage ephemera to acrylics. This exhibition is a seamless fusion of the nostalgic allure of postcards with modern artistic flair, encapsulating the essence of Colorado throughout time. All artworks listed are currently available for purchase, though they may be claimed by other enthusiastic collectors at any moment.
🗓️ Exhibition run: August 19th - September 16th
📍 Location: 303 Detroit St, Denver, CO 80206 (Cherry Creek)
What is it about vintage postcards that we find so intriguing? Is it the history of the location, the era from which it hails, or the gorgeous penmanship that is an art unto itself? Or is it perhaps the nostalgic feelings that transport us to a bygone era and simpler times? For me, it’s all the above.
For the past decade, I have searched, sourced and collected thousands of postcards which I incorporate into the background of my larger work to provide historical context for the photographs I take. But for my latest series, the postcards have become the substrate for my work, not just a detail in them. Postcards from Colorado features antique postcards from around the state – many 100 years or older – that are juxtaposed with the artist’s photography from Colorado and layered with additional vintage ephemera, acrylics and pencils. A snapshot into the past? A perspective on the present? Why, they are both. - JC Spock