Under the tutelage of guest curator Mia Bergeron, Gallery 1261 is turning heads by showcasing 25 world-renowned artists who were asked to create “without boundaries.”
With names like Zhaoming Wu, Jeremy Mann, Susan Lyon, and Rachel Constantine, the upcoming exhibition “Unfurl” at Gallery 1261 in Denver, Colorado, was sure to be amazing even if each hadn’t been asked to simply work with abandon and with true creative freedom. The gallery offers, “The objective of ‘Unfurl’ is to host not only an exhibit that stretches the limits of what each artist is capable of manifesting, but also to invite collectors to view a potentially untold and private part of these artists’ creativity.” If successful, the works available are sure to be one-of-a-kind, with outstanding investment potential.

Jeremy Mann, “Lure,” oil, 12 x 24 in. (c) Gallery 1261 2015

Collectors should act quickly, however, as several works have already been claimed, including Jeremy Mann’s “Lure.” This gorgeous oil displays Mann’s typical nude figure within an abstracted space. A strong green blankets the entire work, giving the work a monochromatic scheme.

Stephen Early, “Undertow,” oil, 14 x 46 in. (c) Gallery 1261 2015

Stephen Early’s “Undertow” is captivating as well, with its kinetic, figurative movement. In a strong horizontal format, we find a multi-figured arrangement from left to right. The bodies, both male and female nudes, intertwine and embrace one another in continuous connection. At a glance, the picture calls to mind the dramatic and multi-figured compositions in a Baroque Peter Paul Rubens painting or Renaissance Michelangelo fresco.  

Rachel Constantine, “Nimbus,” oil, 24 x 24 in. (c) Gallery 1261 2015

“Unfurl” opens tomorrow, August 21, and will run through September 26 at Gallery 1261.
To learn more, visit Gallery 1261.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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