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Artist Talk: Christopher Makos & Paul Solberg
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Talk: Christopher Makos & Paul Solberg

Join us for a conversation with artists Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg in conjunction with our latest exhibition, Soldiers & Saints. 

In Soldiers & Saints, artists Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg explore the liminal spaces beyond normative culture and the communities that live there. Selected from his series WHITE TRASH, Christopher Makos’ gritty black and white photographs chronicle New York City’s emerging punk scene in the 1970s and feature iconic figures like Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Patti Smith, and many others. Photographs from Paul Solberg’s Service, a collection of intimate portraits of military in the United States, Russia, and the Ukraine, provide a counter balance to the unapologetically raw vitality of Makos’ portrayal of punk counterculture. Solberg’s soft, atmospheric images imbue the anonymous soldiers with a haunted, otherworldly presence. Both exploring concepts of stigma, identity, and otherness, the juxtaposition of Makos’ and Solberg’s work creates a delicate tension between two artistic interpretations with equal resonance.

Soldiers & Saints will be on view May 18th - August 17th, 2018.

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Opening Reception: Soldiers & Saints
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception: Soldiers & Saints

Seidel City is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, Soldiers & Saints, featuring photographs by internationally acclaimed artists Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg. Please join us for an opening reception with the artists in attendance and a live performance by the punk/metal band Stuntdoubles.

In Soldiers & Saints, artists Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg explore the liminal spaces beyond normative culture and the communities that live there. Selected from his series WHITE TRASH, Christopher Makos’ gritty black and white photographs chronicle New York City’s emerging punk scene in the 1970s and feature iconic figures like Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Patti Smith, and many others. Photographs from Paul Solberg’s Service, a collection of intimate portraits of military in the United States, Russia, and the Ukraine, provide a counter balance to the unapologetically raw vitality of Makos’ portrayal of punk counterculture. Solberg’s soft, atmospheric images imbue the anonymous soldiers with a haunted, otherworldly presence. Both exploring concepts of stigma, identity, and otherness, the juxtaposition of Makos’ and Solberg’s work creates a delicate tension between two artistic interpretations with equal resonance.

Soldiers & Saints will be on view May 18th - August 17th, 2018.

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Closing Reception: After Nature: The Age of the Anthropocene
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Closing Reception: After Nature: The Age of the Anthropocene

After Nature: The Age of the Age of the Anthropocene is a selection of images from artist Natascha Seideneck's The Disaster Archive, a series comprised of appropriated images curated from a growing archive on the Internet of floods, tornadoes, iceberg melts, hurricanes, sinkholes, accidents and storms. These highly aestheticized photographic objects intend to draw an emotional response from the viewer to question the role of catastrophic events and whether disasters are cause and effect of technological "progress."
 

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Ghost Ship of State: A Performance
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Ghost Ship of State: A Performance

Ghost Ship of State: A Performance is a collaboration between writer Joan Harvey and visual artist Natascha Seideneck. The poem, written by Harvey, responds to the dual shock of the 2016 elections and the fire three weeks later at the Ghost Ship, an artist collective in a converted Oakland warehouse that killed 36 young people. To Harvey, these events seemed to portend the onset of a national trauma, an insight that was all too prescient. Musical realization by Farrell Lowe and Dave Willey and sung by Elena Camerin Young and Tom Weiser in a performance that celebrates and mourns the innocent lives lost in the Ghost Ship fire while grieving the current tragedy confronting the nation. learn more

Reception to follow with a performance by punk rock band Rocket Dust (Monica Ward, Dan and Kelly Merrick)

$10 suggested donation

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Closing Party: RULE@ThePool
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Closing Party: RULE@ThePool

Join us at our satellite space, Mr. Pool, for a closing reception of RULE@ThePool. It is our first collaborative exhibition with RULE Gallery, and features work by some of Colorado's most significant contemporary artists. 

Featuring work by: John Fudge, Clark Richert, Dale Chisman, Charles DiJulio, Paul Gillis, Margaret Neumann, Richard Kallweit, Jim Johnson, Kim Dickey, and Mark Sink. 

Gallery staff will also be available starting at 11am for private walk throughs of the exhibition.

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An Evening of Experimental & Improvised Sound
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening of Experimental & Improvised Sound

Sean Hamilton, percussionist, composer, and improviser from Tampa, FL, who is currently embarked on a national tour, brings his solo drum set and electronics project, LOCI, to Seidel City in Boulder.  Local Denver percussionist, improviser, composer, and sound artist, Ryan Seward, will open the evening with a solo electroacoustic percussion set, featuring snare drum, no-input mixer, and radio.  Long-time Boulder guitarist and improviser, Farrell Lowe, and Ryan Seward will close out the evening with their brand of improvised music-cum-free jazz-cum-avant rock.


$5-$10 suggested donation

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Opening Reception: RULE@ThePool
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception: RULE@ThePool

Join us at our satellite space, Mr. Pool, for the opening reception of RULE@ThePool. It is our first collaborative exhibition with RULE Gallery, and features work by some of Colorado's most significant contemporary artists. 

Featuring work by: John Fudge, Clark Richert, Dale Chisman, Charles DiJulio, Paul Gillis, Margaret Neumann, Richard Kallweit, Jim Johnson, Kim Dickey, and Mark Sink. 
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Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussion: Exploring Perspectives on Relevance in the Arts

This moderated session will engage artists, arts administrators, a journalist, a funder and audience members in a conversation about relevance. The discussion will begin with the panelists defining relevance in their respective disciplines and personal practices. Explorations will include the importance of making or supporting relevant art, the relationship between relevance and marketability, and art as the driving and defining force behind a topic becoming socially or politically relevant.  

Panelists:
Ray Mark Rinaldi – Journalist, Denver Post and One Good Eye
Tatiana Hernandez – Arts Director, Hemera Foundation
Marda Kirn – Founder, EcoArts Connections
Mandy Vink – Public Art Coordinator, City of Boulder

Moderated by Juliette Leon-Bartsch - Musician and Concerts Coordinator, Boulder Public Library

$5 Suggested Donation

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Opening Reception: When I Stop Looking
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception: When I Stop Looking

For his first solo show in Boulder, Colorado, Herman utilizes photography, videography and painting as departure points for thirty exquisite limited edition prints. Dealing with themes of the body and transience, representational taboos, spectatorship and complicity, his work looks to a rare beauty, making no claims to journalistic inquiry. 

Seidel City will screen Herman's award-winning short film Cabinet, a visceral and poetic documentary on death, mourning and life beginning anew, and When I Stop Looking, a film that looks beyond the imprint of appearances, invoking the intensely private worlds of those portrayed, each of whom lives with significant facial and cranial conditions; a vivid affirmation of existence comes forward, before anything else. 

in collaboration with
Month of Photography
www.mopdenver.com

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