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Opening Reception: Pictures from Russia, No Collusion
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Opening Reception: Pictures from Russia, No Collusion

Seidel City is pleased to present Pictures from Russia, No Collusion, featuring photographs by Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg. Please join us for an opening reception Saturday, September 14, beginning at 6:30 pm with a talk by Luba Michailova. Artists will be in attendance.


With the emergence of the new world order and the shifting of both political and social norms, one thing that still remains a constant is a person's need for love. Whomever, wherever one is, the need for home, friendship, and love remains a constant in a world full of turmoil and misunderstanding. Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg will be showing photographs from recents trips to Russia, which show the normalcy betweens cultures regardless of political persuasions. learn more

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Luba Michailova (Ukraine) is the founder of IZOLYATSIA, a non-profit, multidisciplinary platform for contemporary culture in Ukraine. The foundation's mission is to inspire positive change by using culture as an instrument in art, research, and projects geared at activating Ukraine's creative sector. Her collection featured site-specific commissions produced through IZOLYATSIA. A significant part of the collection was lost during the military seizure of IZOLYATSIA's premises in Donetsk by the pro-Russian separatists in June 2014. Luba Michailova is a member of the Tate Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisitions Committee and member of the Expert Council for Contemporary Art at the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. 

Pictures from Russia, No Collusion will be on view September 14 - November 17, 2019.

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Open Gallery: Vibrant Femmes | Materiality
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Open Gallery: Vibrant Femmes | Materiality

Seidel City will host open gallery hours for our current exhibition, Vibrant Femmes | Materiality with artists in attendance.


Paper, clay, resin, cloth, yarn, beads, organic materials, found objects - these are the building blocks of the artworks created by the five Vibrant Femmes artists in Materiality. With a strong focus on process and texture, the pieces on display demonstrate the wide array of creations possible when artists move beyond painting, sculpture and photography. The artworks share an extreme attention to detail and use of meditative, time-intensive processes.

Themes of nature and mysticism are woven throughout the works, with Seidel City as the perfect setting: surrounded by open space and mixed use buildings focused on art, music and making, there is a raw and magical quality that the setting and the works share. The inherently tactile properties of the art invite the viewer to contemplate the variety of techniques that each artist is using. The hope is that you, the beholder, will leave inspired to get outside, experience the textural and the immediate in your world, perhaps get your hands dirty in homage to the tactile and the now.

Featuring work by: Tracey Bergrud, Kelly Duffield, Eva Maier, Julie Maren, and Liz Quan

Vibrant Femmes | Materiality will be on view May 18 - June 16, 2019

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Materiality | Muse Making Workshop
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Materiality | Muse Making Workshop

Explore the concept and creation of your own personal power object for your life and creative practice. Working with Vibrant Femmes artist Eva Maier and curator Kecia Benvenuto, we'll use different media directly related to the practices of the 5 artists in Vibrant Femmes | Materiality (clay, collage, found objects, textiles, and fiber). We'll spend the day exploring, making, and connecting to our inner muse and leave with a talisman for the future.

Please bring one token or item that is precious to you to serve as inspiration for creating your muse. 


Price: $120
includes materials, snacks, and vegetarian GF lunch on premises
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*50% refunds will be available until 1 week prior to the event

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This workshop is coordinated by artist Eva Maier and curator Kecia Benvenuto in conjunction with the exhibition Vibrant Femmes | Materiality, featuring work by Tracey Bergrud, Kelly Duffield, Eva Maier, Julie Maren, and Liz Quan.

Vibrant Femmes | Materiality will be on view May 18 - June 16, 2019

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Open Gallery: Vibrant Femmes | Materiality
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Open Gallery: Vibrant Femmes | Materiality

Seidel City will host open gallery hours for our current exhibition, Vibrant Femmes | Materiality with artists in attendance.


Paper, clay, resin, cloth, yarn, beads, organic materials, found objects - these are the building blocks of the artworks created by the five Vibrant Femmes artists in Materiality. With a strong focus on process and texture, the pieces on display demonstrate the wide array of creations possible when artists move beyond painting, sculpture and photography. The artworks share an extreme attention to detail and use of meditative, time-intensive processes.

Themes of nature and mysticism are woven throughout the works, with Seidel City as the perfect setting: surrounded by open space and mixed use buildings focused on art, music and making, there is a raw and magical quality that the setting and the works share. The inherently tactile properties of the art invite the viewer to contemplate the variety of techniques that each artist is using. The hope is that you, the beholder, will leave inspired to get outside, experience the textural and the immediate in your world, perhaps get your hands dirty in homage to the tactile and the now.

Featuring work by: Tracey Bergrud, Kelly Duffield, Eva Maier, Julie Maren, and Liz Quan

Vibrant Femmes | Materiality will be on view May 18 - June 16, 2019

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Artist Talk: Vibrant Femmes | Materiality
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Vibrant Femmes | Materiality

Join us for a conversation with artists Tracey Bergrud, Kelly Duffield, Eva Maier, Julie Maren, and Liz Quan, moderated by curator Kecia Benvenuto.


About the Exhibition:
Paper, clay, resin, cloth, yarn, beads, organic materials, found objects - these are the building blocks of the artworks created by the five Vibrant Femmes artists in Materiality. With a strong focus on process and texture, the pieces on display demonstrate the wide array of creations possible when artists move beyond painting, sculpture and photography. The artworks share an extreme attention to detail and use of meditative, time-intensive processes.

Themes of nature and mysticism are woven throughout the works, with Seidel City as the perfect setting: surrounded by open space and mixed use buildings focused on art, music and making, there is a raw and magical quality that the setting and the works share. The inherently tactile properties of the art invite the viewer to contemplate the variety of techniques that each artist is using. The hope is that you, the beholder, will leave inspired to get outside, experience the textural and the immediate in your world, perhaps get your hands dirty in homage to the tactile and the now.

Vibrant Femmes | Materiality will be on view May 18 - June 16, 2019

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Open Gallery: Vibrant Femmes | Materiality
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Open Gallery: Vibrant Femmes | Materiality

Seidel City will host open gallery hours for our current exhibition, Vibrant Femmes | Materiality with artists in attendance.


Paper, clay, resin, cloth, yarn, beads, organic materials, found objects - these are the building blocks of the artworks created by the five Vibrant Femmes artists in Materiality. With a strong focus on process and texture, the pieces on display demonstrate the wide array of creations possible when artists move beyond painting, sculpture and photography. The artworks share an extreme attention to detail and use of meditative, time-intensive processes.

Themes of nature and mysticism are woven throughout the works, with Seidel City as the perfect setting: surrounded by open space and mixed use buildings focused on art, music and making, there is a raw and magical quality that the setting and the works share. The inherently tactile properties of the art invite the viewer to contemplate the variety of techniques that each artist is using. The hope is that you, the beholder, will leave inspired to get outside, experience the textural and the immediate in your world, perhaps get your hands dirty in homage to the tactile and the now.

Featuring work by: Tracey Bergrud, Kelly Duffield, Eva Maier, Julie Maren, and Liz Quan

Vibrant Femmes | Materiality will be on view May 18 - June 16, 2019

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Open Gallery: Vibrant Femmes | Materiality
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Open Gallery: Vibrant Femmes | Materiality

Seidel City will host open gallery hours for our current exhibition, Vibrant Femmes | Materiality with artists in attendance.


Paper, clay, resin, cloth, yarn, beads, organic materials, found objects - these are the building blocks of the artworks created by the five Vibrant Femmes artists in Materiality. With a strong focus on process and texture, the pieces on display demonstrate the wide array of creations possible when artists move beyond painting, sculpture and photography. The artworks share an extreme attention to detail and use of meditative, time-intensive processes.

Themes of nature and mysticism are woven throughout the works, with Seidel City as the perfect setting: surrounded by open space and mixed use buildings focused on art, music and making, there is a raw and magical quality that the setting and the works share. The inherently tactile properties of the art invite the viewer to contemplate the variety of techniques that each artist is using. The hope is that you, the beholder, will leave inspired to get outside, experience the textural and the immediate in your world, perhaps get your hands dirty in homage to the tactile and the now.

Featuring work by: Tracey Bergrud, Kelly Duffield, Eva Maier, Julie Maren, and Liz Quan

Vibrant Femmes | Materiality will be on view May 18 - June 16, 2019

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Opening Reception: Vibrant Femmes | Materiality
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Vibrant Femmes | Materiality

Paper, clay, resin, cloth, yarn, beads, organic materials, found objects - these are the building blocks of the artworks created by the five Vibrant Femmes artists in Materiality. With a strong focus on process and texture, the pieces on display demonstrate the wide array of creations possible when artists move beyond painting, sculpture and photography. The artworks share an extreme attention to detail and use of meditative, time-intensive processes.

Themes of nature and mysticism are woven throughout the works, with Seidel City as the perfect setting: surrounded by open space and mixed use buildings focused on art, music and making, there is a raw and magical quality that the setting and the works share. The inherently tactile properties of the art invite the viewer to contemplate the variety of techniques that each artist is using. The hope is that you, the beholder, will leave inspired to get outside, experience the textural and the immediate in your world, perhaps get your hands dirty in homage to the tactile and the now.

Featuring work by: Tracey Bergrud, Kelly Duffield, Eva Maier, Julie Maren, and Liz Quan

Vibrant Femmes | Materiality will be on view May 18 - June 16, 2019

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Open Gallery: Subject & Surface
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

Open Gallery: Subject & Surface

Seidel City will host open gallery hours for our current exhibition, Subject & Surface, with artists Kellye Eisworth and Forrest Lotterhos in attendance.


In Subject & Surface, artists Kellye Eisworth and Forrest Lotterhos engage with the body as a site of exploration. The artists draw on their own personal histories to create two distinct bodies of work investigating concepts of identity, agency, and vulnerability. In his short film phoria, Lotterhos draws from his experience as a trans man to offer an intimate look into the complex relationship between the body and the self through candid conversations with members of the trans community. Informed by her experience as a woman with prominent, visible scars, Eisworth’s Topographies of Pain is a series of photographs featuring “female” subjects who have been physically marked by their past while questioning the body’s role in the construction and performance of identity and gender. In Subject & Surface, these two intricate narratives intersect and diverge to form a dialogue that deepens the complexity and amplifies the resonance of both.

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Subject & Surface  will be on view March 15 - April 25, 2019.

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Open Gallery: Subject & Surface
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Open Gallery: Subject & Surface

Seidel City will host open gallery hours for our current exhibition, Subject & Surface, with artists Kellye Eisworth and Forrest Lotterhos in attendance.


In Subject & Surface, artists Kellye Eisworth and Forrest Lotterhos engage with the body as a site of exploration. The artists draw on their own personal histories to create two distinct bodies of work investigating concepts of identity, agency, and vulnerability. In his short film phoria, Lotterhos draws from his experience as a trans man to offer an intimate look into the complex relationship between the body and the self through candid conversations with members of the trans community. Informed by her experience as a woman with prominent, visible scars, Eisworth’s Topographies of Pain is a series of photographs featuring “female” subjects who have been physically marked by their past while questioning the body’s role in the construction and performance of identity and gender. In Subject & Surface, these two intricate narratives intersect and diverge to form a dialogue that deepens the complexity and amplifies the resonance of both.

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Subject & Surface  will be on view March 15 - April 25, 2019.

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Opening Reception: Subject & Surface
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Subject & Surface

Seidel City is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, Subject & Surface, featuring lens-based works by artists Kellye Eisworth and Forrest Lotterhos, as part of the 2019 Month of Photography festival. Please join us for an opening reception with the artists in attendance.

In Subject & Surface, artists Kellye Eisworth and Forrest Lotterhos engage with the body as a site of exploration. The artists draw on their own personal histories to create two distinct bodies of work investigating concepts of identity, agency, and vulnerability. In his short film phoria, Lotterhos draws from his experience as a trans man to offer an intimate look into the complex relationship between the body and the self through candid conversations with members of the trans community. Informed by her experience as a woman with prominent, visible scars, Eisworth’s Topographies of Pain is a series of photographs featuring “female” subjects who have been physically marked by their past while questioning the body’s role in the construction and performance of identity and gender. In Subject & Surface, these two intricate narratives intersect and diverge to form a dialogue that deepens the complexity and amplifies the resonance of both.

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Subject & Surface  will be on view March 15 - April 25, 2019.

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Opening Reception: Hawkins's House of Horrors
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception: Hawkins's House of Horrors

Join us for the opening of our latest exhibition, Hawkins's House of Horrors, featuring drawings, paintings, and sculptures by Robert Hawkins. The reception is Wednesday, October 31st, from 7-10 pm, with the artist in attendance and live music by the soft punk band Rocket Dust.


Hawkins's House of Horrors will be on view October 31st - December 31st by appointment only.

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Opening Reception: Pools & Gardens
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Pools & Gardens

Join us at our satellite space, Mr. Pool, for the opening reception Pools & Gardens on Saturday, August 18th from 6-9 pm. Featuring paintings and drawings by Marfa, TX, artist Martha Hughes, the exhibition is hosted in collaboration with RULE Gallery.
 

Located at Mr. Pool, 2347 South St. Boulder, CO
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-4

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Pools & Gardens will be on view August 18th - November 3rd, 2018.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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. 

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in collaboration with Month of Photography

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