How do we see ourselves in relation to the natural world?
That’s the theme that Denver’s Robischon Gallery
addresses with its latest exhibition, featuring works by four artists.
The gallery opened in 1976 and typically organizes concurrent solo shows that all investigate a similar theme, concept or technique. The aim is to provide visitors with a more immersive experience. This way of organizing exhibitions is now a hallmark of the Robischon experience.
"This approach is much harder to do successfully than to produce four or five disconnected exhibitions, but we think it’s more satisfying for the visitor," Jennifer Doran, the co-owner of Robischon Gallery, says.
Colorado artist and Robischon regular Chuck Forsman has long addressed provocative environmental themes with his large-scale paintings and photography. His current show at the Denver Art Museum prompted the Robischon exhibition. From there, the gallery assembled work by other landscape-based artists, including:
- Colorado’s David Sharpe, who is recognized regionally for his large-scale, pinhole images of the West;
- Elena Dorfman from Los Angeles, known for her conceptually and technically innovative photographs; and
- Isabelle Hayeur, an internationally exhibited artist from Quebec.
Free and open to the public, the exhibit at Robischon Gallery runs through May 10, 2014.