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888 Market Street Gallery opens

“Art,” said Gerhard Richter, “is the highest form of hope.”

There is a legitimate reason I’ve been remiss about posting lately. Since May, 2014, I have been working on an online market place for you.

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888MarketStreet.com will sell fine art & specialty items and, serve as the gallery/market site for Denver Art Matters.

The idea was not original. My email is packed every day with notices from online stores and sites touting everything from pickles to pet portraits. I visit sites selling jewelry for thousands of dollars. It’s evident people are shopping for fine art online. With 2015, only hours away, I think it’s going to be the year for e-commerce. It’s hot regardless of the product.

Flitting around on weekly art ventures, especially in the last couple of years, I noticed an abundance of art studios/galleries and local artisan shops cropping up on streets (in neighborhoods, downtown, art districts) over night.

I thought to myself I’ve never seen more entrepreneurs creating more unique sauces, breads, gluten-free brownies, bread, pasta, candied bacon, craft beer, whiskey, gourmet chocolate, edible sculptures, jewelry, clothes and relishes.  Definitely. I saw something happening with local creatives.

The idea of an online market/gallery simmered as I browsed the internet. I knew it wasn’t just Colorado getting creative. On the sites I was invited to visit, I noticed most every state had a new abundance of creative people and products. This was confirmed on a trip across the Southeast in 2013. I was impressed at the vast and varied amount of quality art and products I saw in every city, town, beach stop and gas station.

Back in Denver a fellow art acquaintance and I were having coffee when he asked kindly what I planned to do with Denver Art Matters (meaning, are you ever going to try to make any money). I answered with little pause, “I think I’ll start a website to sell the art and products I love.” 

888MarketStreet.com launched on December 5, 2014.

If you haven’t visited, please take a look.  888MarketStreet.com

It is a work in progress. I am still tweaking the site and continue to add more art daily. I realize with a site such as this, I’ll be tweaking and adding art regardless of where I sit with my laptop – Denver or Paris (planning ahead). 

The artists on 888 Market Street are my friends. They include sculptor, Jay Eighmy; photographer, John Ambrosino; painter, Jacquetta Green; ceramist, Michaele Green; silk screen artist, Hannah Schechter; fashion designer, Mona Lucero; photographer, Wilson Goodrich; jeweler, William Gray; jewelry designer, Maria Pelissier; glass artist, Steve Fisher; sculptor & jewelry designer, Charles Sherman; entrepreneur Bill Abernathy; art consultant Candice Pulliam; author, Rob Foster. Several artists are in my mailbox waiting to join the gallery and I’ll introduce them as their art is posted. I’m grateful to my artist friends who agreed to be a part of this site. They helped me tremendously as I pulled this together over the past eight months.

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888 Market Street has a secondary art market category, titled d’Art Market. I think will interest you. It is a unique way for collectors to shop for art not necessarily on gallery walls anymore. Similar to a museum’s deaccessioning process, all collectors eventually must make room for new pieces, while simultaneously allowing for a change in taste. d’Art Market gives all collectors an avenue to buy & sell art on 888 Market Street.

The Vintage category is a source for oddities and hundreds of cowboy boots in every color and size. We plan to include additional categories such as food and custom-made jewelry and fashions as we learn more about our customers.

Potpourri is just that, a little bit of this and that. All you pot heads will love Bill Abernathy’s carrying case, the Big Kahuna, for keeping your ‘meds’ fresh and safe. It even comes with a lock & key.

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I want to thank everyone who helped me with the beginnings of 888 Market Street. Your encouragement and suggestions were greatly appreciated. With your patience and good taste, I finally settled on the name, the logo, the font, the template. I know you’re all happy I no longer email frantic requests asking your opinion on names and fonts. You’re the best. I never would have gotten to 888 Market Street without you. 

With love and hugs to Candice, Celeste, Jennifer, Jacquetta, Kay, Julie, Alice, Katherine, Tina, Carol, Helen, Mona, Chip, John, Wilson, Bill. And sweet gratitude to Matthew of Blue13Creative.com, who put it all together for 888MarketStreet.com.

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‘Finding Vivian Maier’

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Can’t get enough of Vivian?

I’ve been obsessed with the mystery of photographer Vivian Maier since I first read about her, probably a year ago. The documentary is now showing in Denver at the Esquire Theater.

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Thank God, John Maloof bid on a box of negatives at a Chicago storage unit. He casually sifted through them but was hoping to find historical references for the book he was writing. Once he determined there was nothing of significant historical value he put the box back in the closet. Curiosity forced him to open the box a second time and scan some images. What he found were hundreds, thousands of photos that suddenly seemed to be not only great photography but a treasure trove of art snapped by an absolutely unknown person, Vivian Maier.

The mystery expanded as her art unfolded, her photos and life story loosely pieced together. The woman behind the camera was a secretive person who took care of other people’s children and entertained herself and her charges by trekking through the worst parts of Chicago, her camera around her neck.

The results are astonishing, fascinating and beautiful. Vivian Maier, (b. 1926-2009) was an artist. Unraveling her story is part of the art and mystery of this strange and lonely woman. The documentary sheds light on a small piece of the puzzle. The questions asked like who was she, why did she take so many photos and never develop them, who was this woman who gave her name as V. Smith, among other aliases, inferring at times that she was ‘sort of a spy;’ she was born in NYC but had a noticeable French accent, who was she?

Finding Vivian Maier‘ is captivating. I still can’t get enough of Vivan. Fortunate for people like me who love stories like this, and thanks to John Maloof the world is still developing hundreds of thousands of her photographs. She was a curious soul who found art in the down and out back streets of Chicago. Her camera focused on people living through a bad day or a woman out on the town. Through her camera she was passionate, stylish, compassionate, friendly, social, happy.  Vivian more than any one, was aware her subjects had a story that was far more interesting than the one she could tell. She didn’t need words.

Now, we get to piece together her photos and the woman who lived through her Rolleiflex lens. Vivian Maier, a 20th century artist with the eye of an Otto Dix, Diane Arbus, Rembrandt, Nan Goldin. Her photos tell us what she knew. We’ll never know all we want to know about Vivian Maier.

 

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Shutter month in Denver

index   THE REALITY OF FICTION

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Image: Reiner Riedler, from the series Fake Holidays: Horizon #1, Tropical Islands, Germany, 2007,
Represented by Sous Les Etoiles Gallery NYC

The Reality of Fiction

The realities and absurdities of our modern age
Curated by Mark Sink
Exhibition Dates: March 8 – April 28, 2013
Reception: March 8th 2013,  7-10 pm, Members 6-7 pm   

A survey of photographers work who explore the subject of reality and fiction in this new millennium. From serious social documentation to humorous and absurdities of our modern culture.

This survey of fake will consist of portraits of extreme plastic surgery, hyper realistic fake babies, fake holidays, fake relationships, fake realities, UFO Polaroids and much more.

Participating artists:

Emily Peacock – Reiner Riedler  – Phillip Toledano – Sarah Martin – Sally Stockhold – Rebecca Martinez – Greta Pratt  – James Soe Nyun – Joe Clower – j.frede  – Katie Taft – John Bonath –  Christine Buchsbaum – Conor King – Michael Ensminger –  Edie Winograde – Pablo Gimenez Zapiola – Lori Nix – Liz Greene – Harry Walters – Adam Milner – Sarah Haney – T. John Hughes – Nina Berman – Susan Anderson

Related Programming

Artist Lecture – March 9, 2-3 pm

Artist Rebecca Martinez will walk and talk about her series PreTenders.

Portfolio Reviews – March 23 – 24, 11 am – 5 pm

Intensive portfolio review sessions are available with gallery and museum directors, curators, photography collectors, teachers, critics and editors. Student and professional fine art photographers will have access to experts who can influence and advise on current marketing and offer image-world knowledge. For more information or to sign up for Portfolio Reviews:http://mop2013.blogspot.com/2012/11/portfolio-reviews-march-23rd-24th-2013.html

Action Figures – March 24, 6pm

A participatory performance and discussion on photography

“Musical Chairs” by Katie Taft and Don Frank

APA Lecture – April 25, 7 – 9 pm

Art Photographers of America presents Jackie Shumaker, with a lecture on copyright law and licensing your work in today’s world of the internet.

MoP – Month of Photography Denver is a celebration of fine art photography through 100+ collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region for the month of March – April 2013. We are joining multiple museums galleries and schools surrounding ideas in fine art photography creating an exciting artistic and educational event for the city of Denver and the region.

For more information on Month of Photography events throughout Denver, please visit www.mopdenver.com 

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