CURRENT EXHIBITION

VALLEE NOONE

THE BALANCE

3 September – 2 October, 2021

 

Vallee Noone’s site-specific, immersive exhibition utilizes untraditional materials including plastic coils, string and house paint. Noone transforms the environment to engage and challenge the visitor. “The Balance” is comprised of hanging white blocks of wood, intersecting and twisting throughout the space while supporting coils rest and balance and upon them. At the center of the exhibition sits Noone’s proposed surprise “threat to the equilibrium.”

A native of the Roaring Fork Valley, Noone’s art grapples with ideas of place and space, and what cues and rules we abide by. She is interested in how people interact with their surroundings, and the surprises that await if one takes the time to observe. While primarily a paper-cut artist, Noone has always loved the scale and drama of installations and their ability to break the daily predictability of life. She states: “I wanted to have the freedom to scale a work so that it could surround the view and invite exploration.” 

Vallee Noone attended CRMS in Carbondale before striking out to explore the world. She received her bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College and then lived in four countries and three states over twelve years. In 2016, she finally gave into the pull and moved back to this beautiful valley to be with family, enjoy the river, and create art surrounded by endless inspiration. Vallee loves wandering through the mountains; she calls these trips the Research & Development aspect of her work. 

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JAMES SURLS

COMPLETE FRAGMENTS

16 July – 27 September, 2021

 

The Art Base is pleased to present an exhibition of 30 new drawings by James Surls, entitled Complete Fragments.  Surls refers to this just-completed body of work as “sketches of psychological being”. This exhibition will be on view through Monday, September 27th.

 

These 30 pencil drawings are a select group from a series of 56 vignettes that Surls completed during a 20-day water fast. Surls attended a health retreat in Santa Rosa, California this past spring, and during this rigorous health reset, rather than feeling depleted, he described feeling invigorated and found himself inspired. Several drawings are relevant to his surroundings in Santa Rosa, like Dark Thistle. Others show a familiar ‘Surls visual vernacular’ including head forms, molecules, flowers, eyes, and geometric and organic shapes. All the works are visually compelling and are also imbued with great significance and meaning including Deep Dive and Deep Tangle.

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NORTH GALLERY

THE ART BASE CIRCLE EXHIBITION

3 June – TBD, 2021

 

The Art Base is pleased to present its first group exhibition in the North Gallery at 174 Midland Ave in historic Basalt.  This exhibition features Roaring Fork Valley artists who are part of the Art Base ‘Circle’ – meaning artists who have exhibited with us during the last 25 years. This exhibition will be on view through August 31, 2021. There will be a community opening on Thursday, June 3rd from 5-7pm.

 

The Art Base Circle exhibition celebrates the diversity of artwork and artists that have previously exhibited with the organization. This curated exhibition features artwork in all media, including: painting, photography, porcelain, watercolor, pastel, collage and more. Almost 20 artists will be presented including Art Base founder Deb Jones, Isa Catto, Dick Carter, Ingrid Magidson, Andrea Wallace, Kathy Honea, Allison Stewart, and many more.

 

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NEXT EXHIBITION

DOUG GRAYBEAL

10/8 – 12/4

2021 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Dates

Artists

Generously Sponsored by

1/15 – 2/19

the Alchemy Foundation

2/26 – 3/12

3/19 – 4/16

Sponsorship Available

4/23 – 5/21

Claudette Carter Art Mentorship

5/28 – 6/25

Heather Cherry

US Bank

7/2 – 7/30

Casey Concrete

8/6 – 8/21

10×10 Name Unseen Silent Auction

Sponsorship Available

9/3 – 10/1

Casey Concrete + Double Diamond

10/8 – 12/4

Sponsorship Available

12/10 – 1/10

Michael Kinsley

Sponsorship Available

THE ART BASE GALLERY SPACE

The Art Base exhibition program focuses on opportunities for solo, group, and guest-curated exhibitions for Colorado-based artists, with an emphasis on those living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Artists selected by our Exhibitions Committee can be at any stage of their careers. We strive to achieve diversity in topics and media, and we give preference to proposals of recent or new work that has not been previously exhibited in the Valley.