Thursday, July 8, 2010

A July Update From the David B. Smith Gallery

David B. Smith Gallery

David B. Smith Gallery July Update

Because There's a There, Here's Just Fine by Gregory Euclide

Gregory Euclide
Because There's a There, Here's Just Fine

Biennial of the Americas

We are pleased to announce Gregory Euclide's participation in the Biennial of the Americas. The Nature of Things brings together the artworks and energies of twenty-four contemporary artists from North, South, and Central America. These artists and their works participate in exploring the four themes of the 2010 Biennial of the Americas: innovation, sustainability, community and the arts.

Because There's a There, Here's Just Fine

This work explores the relationship between idealized conceptions of nature and the constructed world we choose to live in.

According to the 2000 census about 80% of Americans live in urban areas. That number is predicted to rise when the results are tabulated for the 2010 census. With an increasing number of people living in urban areas many have been asking the question "what is our relationship to nature?" The rise of landscape painting in England during the 18th century corresponded with the enclosure of farms and development of large urban centers. The turning to nature was not specific to England, in fact it is seen in many locations where increased industrialization occurs. There is a repeated tendency to isolate and separate nature from the place where we exist.

Because There's a There, Here's Just Fine underscores the paradox of creating an identity surrounding Nature while living in densely populated urban areas. These urban areas are built on grid-like patterns, that leave little of the natural habitat (grasslands and prairies) and instead attempt to support that which was never found on the land like lush suburban lawns and golf courses.

Please visit the official website of the Biennial of the Americas for further information:

Please visit the David B. Smith Gallery flickr page to view additional installation photos:

*Please visit the David B. Smith Gallery site to view and inquire about available works by Gregory Euclide:

Biennial of the Americas hours:
Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm

Josh Keyes "Last Kiss" Print Release

Last Kiss by Josh Keyes

Josh Keyes - "Last Kiss"
Signed & Numbered Edition of 250
Archival Giclee on Embossed Hahnemuhle Velvet Paper (308 gm weight)
Paper Size 18" x 24" with Deckled Edges
Published through Limited Addiction Publishing, 2010
This edition will be available for sale through the 'Editions' web store on the David B. Smith Gallery site
It will be released on Tuesday, July 20th at approximately 11am Mountain Standard Time (Denver, CO)

About David B. Smith Gallery

David B. Smith Gallery is Denver's venue for emerging contemporary art. Since its founding in 2007, the gallery has been committed to presenting intelligent and culturally relevant exhibitions featuring work from some of today's most compelling artists with growing international reputations. Through participation in leading art fairs and extensive media coverage, David Smith has cultivated a strong regional, national and international collector audience. In August 2008, The New York Times hailed the Gallery as offering "an exciting contrast of cutting edge works." In addition to its curatorial program, David B. Smith maintains an active publishing division, Limited Addiction, which produces limited edition artist prints and monographs.