CHARLES J. WYLY GALLERY
99 Midland Spur
The Art Base exhibits support student, emerging and established Colorado-based artists. Exhibition openings are held on the second Friday of every month from 5-7P.
The Art Base exhibition program focuses on solo show opportunities for Colorado-based artists, with an emphasis on artists living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Other show opportunities also include: The Claudette Carter ARTmentors Program, the Art Base 10×10 Name Unseen Silent Auction, an annual group show, and a guest-curated Art Base Annual.
May 12-June 3, 2017
May 12, 5:00 – 7:00P
Figurative work that celebrates the body in color and movement—to capture how the body speaks.
Influenced by the anti-war, civil rights and women’s movements of the 1960’s, Katha’s training as a painter and printmaker combined to speak to the politics of the times. Add a medical degree, and her concentration shifted from political to personal and the deeper appreciation of the body.
The Claudette Carter ARTmentors Program
June 9-July 8, 2017
June 9, 5:00 – 7:00P
The Claudette Carter ARTmentors is a program for high school juniors who are considering the arts as a career. Mentees are paired with professional artist mentors who help them learn firsthand what it takes to become a working artist. Mentees are introduced to the full cycle of the artistic process, from concept, creation, to promotion of the artwork. The 8-month experience culminates in an exhibition at the Charles J. Wyly Gallery.
Our 2017 Mentees:
Natalia Plascencia (Mentor: Nancy Lovendahl)
Megan Rusby (Mentor: Ingrid Magidson)
Mae Houston (Mentor: Gina Sheldrake)
Dianne Light + Sally Cole
July 14-August 5, 2017
July 14, 5:00 – 7:00P
Elegant and sophisticated mix of functional ceramics combined with floral transfers on aluminum—with a definite pull from the garden and nature.
Proudly sponsoring the Art Base and the Light/Cole exhibition; Cunningham Mortgage Company, with offices in Aspen, Basalt, Telluride.
10×10 Name Unseen Silent Auction
August 11-August 19, 2017
August 11, 5:00 – 7:00P
The Charles J. Wyly Gallery at the Art Base will feature 10×10 works created and donated by artists based in the Roaring Fork Valley. These works will be on view on August 11, but will only be available for purchase at the gala silent auction. In Name Unseen, artists’ identities have been concealed until the big reveal after the silent auction. With the artists’ names concealed, will you still immediately identify the panel created by your favorite artist? Or will you fall in love with work created by an artist you are unfamiliar with? We can’t wait to see how 10 x 10 Name Unseen unfolds, and we hope you are as excited as we are!
September 8-October 7, 2017
September 8, 5:00 – 7:00P
Graphic Designer Curt Carpenter showcases his two-color woodcuts, hand-printed on Sekishu rice paper.
Basalt Regional Library Collaboration
June Featured Artist: Dara Barth
The Art Base works in collaboration with the Basalt Regional Library to curate exhibitions in the entryway display case. Exhibitions rotate monthly and feature local artists.
Dara is a mom, architectural designer, artist, and children’s art instructor. As an architecture and art major in college, she embraced color as a medium for strong emotion.
She describes, “My paintings depict a playfulness and exuberance that enlightens the viewer and captures the full vitality of life as I see it. Color and form are rendered to uplift the spirit and give personality to the art that is a reflection of the life moments that make me who I am.”
Dara lives in Glenwood Springs with her husband and two children. She shows her work locally and sells her paintings through her Etsy shop.
April 14-May 6, 2017
April 14, 5:00 – 7:00P
Collaboration with the Art Base and Carbondale Clay Center.
Ceramic artists and visual artists combine their arty efforts. The individual pairs will dictate the terms of this exciting collaboration.
Artist pairs include:
K Rhynus Cesark
Shelley Campbell Bogaert
March 10-April 8, 2017
March 10, 5:00 – 7:00P
The Charles J. Wyly Gallery at the Art Base is pleased to announce local, nationally collected artist Shelley Campbell Bogaert in an upcoming exhibition, Haiku: Of the Natural World.
Opening reception is Friday, March 10, from 5:00-7:00P.
Inspired by haiku, a Japanese poem, Haiku: Of the Natural World, showcases mixed media works and sculptures that mimic forms found in nature.
Encaustic and photographic images, reeds, metal, clay, porcupine quills, and fishing weights intermix with wall hung and freestanding sculptures comprised of steel, clay, wood, rope, linen and felt elements interacting with one another.
Most of the pieces were developed from a haiku written by the artist in response to a season or event in the world at large.
Teena and George Shaw happily sponsor this Art Base exhibition.
Brian Colley, John Cohorst, Andrew Rice
February 10-March 4, 2017
February 10, 5:00 – 7:00P
The Charles J. Wyly Gallery at the Art Base is excited to present an upcoming exhibition, Ideas on the Infinite, showcasing artists Brian Colley, John Cohorst and Andrew Rice
Opening reception is Friday, February 10, from 5:00-7:00P.
With the artists having roots in both Basalt and Carbondale—Brian and John are artists at the Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) in Carbondale, and Andrew attended school in Basalt from elementary through high school—Ideas on the Infinite explores ideas of space and how humans’ desire for understanding and knowledge takes us beyond this small planet. Check out this collaboration combining various medias to inquire, “Is there a wormhole that connects space and time?”
January 13 – February 4, 2017
January 13, 5:00 – 7:00P
The Charles J. Wyly Gallery at the Art Base is pleased to present local artist Burnham Arndt in an upcoming exhibition, Storm Lines.
Opening reception is Friday, January 13, from 5:00-7:00P.
Through his multilayered drawings, Burnham is exploring Chaos Theory and Dynamic Energy Flow as manifested in winter storms—to examine parallels in human behavior and decision making. Drawing from his photographer’s eye, these abstract layerings fuse superalative light and nature on rice paper.
December 9, 2016 – January 7, 2017
December 9, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Art Base Annex is proud to present an upcoming exhibition, Taking Inventory: Works by Isa Catto showcasing internationally exhibited and collected artist Isa Catto. Opening reception is Friday, December 9, from 5:00-7:00pm. The exhibition dates are December 9, 2016 – January 7, 2017.
Increasingly looking for intersection in her private and public lives—as a mother, a woman, an artist, a writer, a gardener, as a citizen in her local community and at large—Taking Inventory examines where these identities overlap. Her creative process is inspired by the rhythm, the chaos, and considerations of my life—and by poetry, literature, and especially by the natural world.
November 11, 2016 – January 7, 2017
November 11, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Charles J. Wyly Gallery at the Art Base is happy to present printer and graphic designer Rick Griffith in an upcoming exhibition, BTW / Collages, Assemblages and Prints.
Opening reception is Friday, November 11, from 5:00-7:00 pm.
BTW / Collages, Assemblages and Prints employs collage cut outs from magazines and graphic interventions in the style of Constructivism. The Constructivist Movement’s graphical ideas centered on tectonics, texture and construction.
El Lissitzky employs the Constructivist ideals in Post World War I Russia with a political poster featuring red and white structural cut outs. In Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge from 1919, El Lissitsky elicits his support for the Bolsheviks (red) against the whites (Kerenski). More importantly Lissitzky, a trained architect, breaks away from traditional art and designs formality and engages the community in a new set of ideas and graphic design.
Similarly, like the Bauhaus school that follows Lissitzky ideas, Rick explores the devices and notions of Constructivism through visual storytelling.
The composition of Rick’s diagrammatic collages, sourced from a garage sale collection of 1970’s Ebony magazines, speak to the rise of the—so called—African American middle-class. The diagrams and images form the basis of a conversation about privilege, about class and equality and being middle-class; with humor and parody. The contemporary source material, combined with drawing and cut paper, resembles the photomontages of Man Ray. The trace lines found in Rick’s compositions harken to the architectural influences of Lissitksy and Bauhaus teacher Herbert Bayer.
Harry TEAGUE Architects is a proud supporter of The Art Base and enthusiastically sponsors this exhibition.
Stanley Bell + KAMP Collective
November 11 – December 3
November 11, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Art Base Annex is excited to present an upcoming exhibition, Conflux showcasing nationally exhibited artists Stanley Bell and KAMP Collective artists—Andy Storey and Jeff Stevens. Opening reception is Friday, November 11, from 5:00-7:00pm. The exhibition dates are November 11 – December 3, 2016. With the artists having roots in both Basalt and Carbondale, Conflux juxtaposes the urban landscape with the rural landscape in an energetic blend. A little bit rebellious, the work combines numerous medias from painting, wheat pasting, digital, photography, spray paint, stencils, screen prints, oil, acrylic and anything in between.
October 14 – November 5
October 14, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Art Base Annex is proud to present an upcoming exhibition, Framework: Paintings by Sarah McKenzie showcasing nationally exhibited Boulder-based artist, Sarah McKenzie.
Capturing architecture and the built environment in a state of flux, and with emphasis on geometry, pattern, and gesture, Framework hovers in a zone between representation and abstraction.
This exhibition is generously sponsored by Poss Architecture + Planning and Interior Design.
October 14- November 5
October 14, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Charles J. Wyly Gallery at the Art Base is pleased to feature painter, calligrapher, writer, and beloved Art Base art educator Laurie Doctor in an upcoming exhibition, Map of Regrets.
Opening reception is Friday, October 14, from 5:00-7:00 pm.
Suppose you could map regrets, as if they are places. Are they changed by time and perspective? Do they become something else when visited? Map of Regrets will display visual responses to these questions.
September 9 – October 8
September 9, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Art Base Annex is pleased to present Carbondale artist and art educator Lisa Singer in an upcoming exhibition, Storm. Opening reception is Friday, September 9 from 5:00-7:00 pm.
Storm: New Works by Lisa Singer, introduces paintings and sculptures that hold together the dichotomy of the turbulent and sinister nature of storms and the calm, unwavering center within. The works are about having serenity within the tumult of the world around us.
12th Annual Benefit Celebration: The Off Base Ball + 10×10 Silent Auction, The Charles J. Wyly Gallery at the Art Base
Opening Reception: 10×10 Preview
September 9, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Off Base Ball: Annual Gala
September 17, 2016, 5:30p | Name Unseen 10×10 Silent Auction
This year’s silent auction has a surprise twist—the donated artworks are unsigned on the front. The theme, Name Unseen, conceals the artist’s identity until after the auction. With the artists’ names concealed, will you still immediately identify the panel created by your favorite artist? Or will you fall in love with work created by an artist you are unfamiliar with? The auction includes 100 10×10 original artworks donated by artists based in the Roaring Fork Valley for an opening bid of $100.
Teresa Booth Brown
August 12 – September 3
August 12, 2016, from 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Art Base Annex is pleased to present nationally exhibited and collected artist Teresa Booth Brown in an upcoming exhibition, Anomalies. Opening reception is Friday, August 12 from 5:00-7:00 pm.
Anomalies will feature a mix of small diptychs and a wall of framed collage. Starting with a simple composition, each piece is developed intuitively by the addition and subtraction of layers of paint, collage, and/or drawing.
August 12 – September 3
August 12, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Charles J. Wyly Gallery at The Art Base is proud to feature Aspen/Snowmass photographer Jeremy Swanson in an upcoming exhibition Mountain Portraits. Opening reception is Friday, August 12, from 5:00-7:00 pm.
A photographic portrait of a person is crafted with the intent to go beyond simply depicting what the subject looks like—to reveal who the subject is. Mountain Portraits applies the same revelatory process to the iconic peaks of the Roaring Fork Valley—to capture images that bring to light something of their true nature.
*Jeremy will donate 10% of all sales from the exhibition to Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. “Much of the wilderness surrounding the Roaring Fork Valley is threatened by being ‘loved to death’—where natural areas are degraded by overuse. The educational programming provided by ACES helps protect these vulnerable places,” Jeremy.
The Looking Glass: Artist Proofs by Lynn Goldsmith
July 8 – August 6
July 8, 2016, from 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Art Base Annex is pleased to present The Looking Glass: Artist Proofs by Lynn Goldsmith. Opening reception is Friday, July 8 from 5:00-7:00 pm.
The Looking Glass is an intimate study of personal identity. Portrait photographer Lynn Goldsmith turns her lens on herself, and assumes an array of elaborate guises and imaginative scenarios, highlighting the psychological relationship between what we see and what we imagine. Step into The Looking Glass with Goldsmith to witness her journey of self-examination, and discover what continues to make us human in this culture of the image we inhabit.
July 8 – August 6
July 8, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Charles J. Wyly Gallery at The Art Base is proud to feature nationally exhibited artist Andrew Roberts-Gray in an upcoming exhibition Crazy Mix and the Love Child. Opening reception is Friday, July 8, from 5:00-7:00 pm.
Crazy Mix and the Love Child will feature component pieces, multifaceted surfaces and a site-specific installation piece. Working with a range of materials—aluminum, cardboard, paper, plastic line, steel, mirrored plexiglass, and paint—the exhibition highlights the artist’s restless, creative impulses and resolutions.
Drawing Exhibition: Richard Carter, James Surls, Jody Guralnick, Chris Hassig
June 10 – July 2
June 10, 2016, from 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Art Base Annex will feature four Roaring Fork Valley artists who draw extensively. Opening reception is Friday, June 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm.
This exhibition explores the contrast in styles within the same medium—how a seemingly insignificant instrument can release a small amount of material onto a surface— leaving a visible and profound mark in time and humanity.
Claudette Carter ARTmentors Program May 26-July 2, 2016
Each mentee exhibit is up for approximately nine days.
May 26, 2016, from 5:00–7:00pm
June 10, 2016, from 5:00–7:00pm
June 24, from 5:00–7:00pm
As a part of the Claudette Carter ARTmentors Program,the Art Base Charles J. Wyly Gallery is pleased to present three upcoming student mentee exhibitions exhibition openings:
Swings, highlighting photography and mixed media works by Basalt High School junior, Cheyenne Myers with mentor Nancy Lovendahl: Thursday, May 26, from 5:00-7:00pm
What Are You Thinking Presenting mixed media drawings from Roaring Fork High School junior, Katelyn Krehbiel with mentor Ingrid Magidson: Friday, June 10, from 5:00-7:00pm
Indecision, showcasing surrealist-based acrylic and spray painted works by Basalt High School junior Lindsey Webster with mentor Kathy Honea on Friday, June 24 from 5:00-7:00pm.
This exhibition is offered through The Claudette Carter ARTmentors Program—founded and directed by working artist, Nancy Lovendahl, and is for high school juniors who are considering a career in the arts. This year Nancy and artists, Ingrid Magidson and Kathy Honea, each worked one-on-one for nine months with their respective Basalt High School or Roaring Fork High School junior. Mentees learn firsthand what it takes to become a working artist, and are introduced to the full cycle of the artistic process—concept, creation, promotion—culminating in their one-woman exhibition in The Charles J. Wyly Gallery. This mentorship is invaluable in applying for admission and scholarships to colleges.
Aspen Art Museum’s Young Curators of the Roaring Fork May 13 – May 21
May 13, 2016, from 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Charles J. Wyly Gallery at The Art Base will feature the Young Curators of the Roaring Fork 2016, organized by the Aspen Art Museum, in an upcoming exhibition, Generation Now. Opening reception is Friday, May 13, from 5:00-7:00pm. As part of the rising “Generation Z,” the YCRF invited their valley-wide peers to address teen stereotypes and capture how their unique voices can shape our world. In celebration of this student-driven initiative, the Young Curators will share their experiences in an art talk led by Executive Director Genna Moe, on Friday, May 13 at 5:30p at the Charles J. Wyly Gallery at the Art Base.
May 13 – June 4
May 13, 2016, from 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Art Base Annex will feature internationally exhibited and collected artist Wewer Keohane in an upcoming exhibition, Evolution of a Dream. Opening reception is Friday, May 13, from 5:00-7:00 pm.
Evolution of a Dream demonstrates how a dream created from collected ephemera can inspire an evolving series that moves from the dream’s symbolism to minimalism to abstraction. Wewer’s love of paper translates into a unique body of work with graphic boldness and deep meaning.
April 8 – May 7
April 8, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00pm
The Charles J. Wyly Gallery at The Art Base will feature nationally exhibited artist and art educator Jennifer Ghormley, in an upcoming exhibition Flow. Opening reception is Friday, April 8, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Flow is a site-specific installation comprised of more than 300 handmade geometric shapes. The individual pieces are created by printing a woodblock onto pieces of translucent paper, then cut into shapes and sewn together on the machine. The pieces gently move with air currents to create a sensory experience and physical connection between the viewer and the artwork.
April 8 – May 7
The Art Base Annex will feature Roaring Fork Valley resident and artist Glenn Smith in an upcoming exhibition, Mechanical Love Stories. Opening reception is Friday, April 8, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Mechanical Love Stories is a collection of sculptures and photographs utilizing “tools of the trade,” beckoning the viewer to “come closer and investigate.” Glenn’s work tells the unspoken stories of machines and hand tools by highlighting the hidden details that we all take for granted.
Supporting Artistic Excellence: The Dee and Charles J. Wyly Collection
March 11 – April 2
The Art Base Annex is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition in collaboration with Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s 50th Anniversary, Supporting Artistic Excellence: The Dee and Charles J. Wyly Collection. Opening reception is Friday, March 11, from 5-7 pm, with a champagne toast honoring Dee Wyly at 6pm. The exhibition dates are March 11–April 2, 2016. As champions of the arts and arts education, Dee and Charles Wyly have played a crucial role in fostering a dynamic visual arts community in the Roaring Fork Valley. Their collection reflects a deep commitment to supporting artistic excellence. This is a rare opportunity for the public to view their collection, featuring works spanning five decades in connection with the Ranch’s 50th Anniversary. The exhibition will showcase the works of artists affiliated with Anderson Ranch Arts Center and our valley.
Philip Hone Williams
March 11 – April 2
The Charles J. Wyly Gallery at the Art Base will feature local Carbondale artist Philip Hone Williams March 11 through April 2. An opening reception will be held Friday, March 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. Recent Works by Philip Hone Williams will present oil paintings featuring intriguing rocks blended or embedded with man-made artifacts. Philip’s career path has taken him around the world and back to his original passion—painting. http://honepie.com/