Receive insider’s treatment with BMoCA at diverse art venues throughout Denver. Artist Bill Stockman will be our guide as we visit his studio and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to his favorite collection and gallery in Denver. Stops include Denver Botanic Gardens with a tour of the Science Pyramid and a chance to explore the Chihuly exhibition.
Bill Stockman (b. 1965, New Jersey) creates drawings and paintings that juxtapose both realism and abstraction as they evoke a mysterious mood and strong emotional underpinnings. Using imagery from newspapers, he creates figurative work that is undeniably bold and unabashed. Stockman earned a BFA from the University of Colorado and now resides in Denver. His work has been shown extensively, and MCA Denver presented a solo exhibition of his work in 2010.
Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chief Executive Officer, Brian Vogt, sponsored a formal competition to locate a design team for the Gardens’ newest building. The striking submission proposed by Burkett Design and Studio NYL’s Skins Group exceeded Vogt’s expectations and without hesitation construction began. The structure, designed to respond to its surrounding environment, rests on a square geometric platform from which it rises nearly 34 feet to its ultimate shape of a pyramid. The theme of biomimicry guided the development and formation of the Science Pyramid’s conceptual design from the beginning. Like a form emerging from the earth, the building portrays a dynamic, spiraling movement that symbolizes how tectonic plates push upward to form something brand new. For more information, please click here.
Denver Botanic Gardens presents the Rocky Mountain Region’s first major outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist, Dale Chihuly. Chihuly’s sculptures – ranging in size and form – add bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens’ 24-acre urban oasis.
Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for ambitious architectural installations around the world, in historic cities, museums and gardens. For more information, please click here.
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Image: William Stockman, untitled, charcoal on paper, 2014