Sunday, June 22, 2014


Now introducing...drum roll please...HYPERLINK!!! A group of artists, of which I am a part, who originally know each other from Colorado, have started an art collective thing. We've named the group Hyperlink because we're trying to "physically enact the way the internet has shaped our experience as artists". For now, we are using Chicago as our "homepage" city, and we have set up gallery space in the Zhou B Art Center. Every month will feature a different show, with the opening reception held on the the third Friday. With every show that is done we aim to incorporate homepage based individuals. An artist in Chicago may be asked to curate or collaborate on a show. An art historian may be invited to write a review or conduct an interview. We are really hoping to use the space to connect with and learn from artists who are outside of one's own physical space (Colorado). I am so excited to be involved with such a dynamic and rich group of artists! Let me introduce you to the crew. 

There's Amber Cobb, a very talented artist and all around great lady, who is represented by the Gildar Gallery in Denver.

Amber Cobb
Amber Cobb
The Skin of 1000 Lovers
platinum silicone rubber

Meet Rachel Eng, an artist who does some pretty new and innovative stuff with clay.

Rachel Eng
Ceramic, resin, glazed scoria
11'' x 11'' x 8''

 Tobias Fike, who's a master at playing with light. 

Tobias Fike
Light Describing a Tree (detail)
8” x 11”

Matthew Harris, a talented sculptor, video and performance artist.

Matthew Harris
 mixed media
80”h x 42”w x 60”d 

 Take a look at some of the work Harris and Fike have collaborated on. It's really great stuff!

Fike & Harris
Repeated failures of trying to do what we thought we were doing (detail)

Donald Fodness, represented by the Plus Gallery in Denver, does some really captivating drawings and sculptures. There always seems to be something drawing my eye back in.

Donald Fodness
In the Ringworm
Ink, Fake Gold, on Paper

Laura Shill, whose instillation pieces are captivating, is currently collaborating with Amber Cobb at “(Residency): Process to Consumption” in Denver.

Laura Shill

Cobb & Shill

Casey Whittier, a colleague I got to know at CU Boulder, tells stories using delicate ceramic objects, video projections, and mixed media.

Casey Whittier

The Weight of Translation detail

 Porcelain Thread, Cotton Thread, Synthetic Grass, Rocks from artist's collection: gneiss, porcelain, pumice.

Ashley Williams' paintings grip me with the soft yet very powerful tone their language holds.

Ashley Williams
Oil on Canvas
40" X 24"

And then there's Xi Zhang...what can I say? Lucky me! I get to live with these awesome images he makes! 

Xi Zhang 
PWOS01E05-Kim Jong il's Dorian Gray 
Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 60"
If you want to keep updated on the Hyperlink happenings we're sending out a newsletter via the Hyperlink website. Check it out!

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