A COMPLEX REST
August 11 - September 10, 2023 | Thus - Sun 12-4PM
931 Gallery | 931 Santa Fe Drive | Denver, CO 80204
“There is an elegant simplicity in a line, a point, a circle. Every line starts with a point. Every line segment is the shortest distance between two points. Parallel lines never intersect. Knowing these truths is an axiom upon which order is tested.”
- Jude Barton
In the context of Jude Barton's artwork, complexity is manifested through the interplay of lines, geometric elements, and the intricate arrangements of visual components. These intricate compositions challenge the viewer's perception and create a sense of intrigue. The complexity invites the viewer to explore the artwork more closely, seeking to decipher the underlying order and relationships between elements.
Moreover, complexity can also evoke a sense of curiosity and exploration. As the viewer navigates the intricate lines and geometric forms, they will also discover the subtle, pleasing variations in the background that act as a counterpoint and give depth to the composition.
Complexity, when purposefully employed, becomes a catalyst for deeper engagement rather than a mere distraction. It invites the viewer to slow down, observe, and reflect. The artist’s skill lies in balancing complexity with restraint, ensuring that the intricacies of the composition do not overpower the viewer, but rather guide them towards a place of tranquility and introspection.
In this way, complexity acts as a threshold to rest by capturing the viewer’s attention, encouraging a focused exploration, and ultimately providing a space for contemplation and repose. It is through the harmonization of complexity and rest that the viewer can find a profound sense of connection and serenity within the artwork.
August 11th, 2023 | 5PM
Third Friday Collectors Night
August 18th, 2023 | 5:30-9:30PM
September 1st, 2023 | 5:30-9:30PM
June 2 - 18, 2023 | Thus, Sat, Sun 12-5PM | Fri 5-10PM
Core Art Space | 6501 W.Colfax Avenue | Lakewood, CO 80214
Building on color and form, Jude Barton creates balanced bold compositions of hard-edge shapes and lines. She is committed to a nonobjective style of aesthetics that is accessible to all and embraces the idea of art for art’s sake. Barton trusts the viewer to take away that which they find valuable in her work as they interact with the geometry of intersecting lines and shapes. The lines and forms that occasionally emerge out of order from the grid or drop from the square, sometimes leaning or falling, are intentional anomalies that invite the viewer into reflection on movement, space, balance and order.
Also showcased in Barton’s Construction Zone exhibit are two invited guest artists: Denise Demby, showing sculptural constructions in steel and glass and Peder Morgenthaler exploring line, shape color and pattern. Morgenthaler and Demby both have modernist underpinnings to their style which will round out this exhibition with additional perspectives on formal construction.
Brunch Chat with the Artists
June 3rd, 2023 | 10AM-12PM
June 9th, 2023 | 5-10PM
POINT LINE PLANE
September 16 - October 16, 2022
Gallery 931, 931 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, Colorado
The point, the line and the plane are fundamental elements of design. Conceptually, these elements are the underpinnings of geometry, denoting location, direction, and shape. The exploration of these elements, and their relationship to each other is the inspiration of this show, POINT LINE PLANE: Works on Paper. Four artists join together to offer their individual interpretations of these basic building blocks of graphic art in a show of recent works on paper.
Special Event Solo Cello Performance
October 7th, 2022 | 6-8 PM
Featuring Anna Leavitt from Cloud 9 String Quartet