Join us for a brand new First Friday showcase with works by Phillip Faulkner.
When: Friday September 7th from 6-9pm.
Where: West + Main RiNo Gallery, 2632 Blake Street, Denver.
+ Enjoy a Specialty Cocktail handcrafted by The Family Jones Spirit House .
+ Michael Brooks with Fidelity National Title will be serving up beer + wine.
+ Charcuterie provided by Turner Williams of AmeriFirst.
+ Artwork raffle provided by featured artist Phillip Faulkner.
+ 10% all sales donated to Colorado Public Radio.
Special thanks to those who make our First Fridays possible!
About the Artist
Faulkner’s artistic inquiry spans visual mediums, but the one formal constant is an embrace of collage philosophy. He produces work that melds the digital and tangible, bridges technology and tradition, and attempts to create imagery that is both new and nostalgic.
The exhibition “Layers” addresses this descriptor on two levels. First, the physical overlapping of material and mark used in the construction of these artworks. Second references depth of analysis and comprehension a viewer might yield from a particular artifact. Each artwork employs appropriated imagery from disparate sources, all of which are already coded with meaning. It is when images are ripped from context and placed in anew, that interpretation is as fragmented and layered as the resulting final compositions.
Faulkner received his MFA from the University of Denver in electronic media. He continues to live and work in Denver where he currently teaches digital arts at the Denver Center for International Studies-Montbello. He has taught courses in art, design and technology at various universities. His work has been exhibited nationally at institutions including Center for Visual Arts [Denver, CO.], Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts [Omaha, NE.], VersionFest [Chicago, IL], GOCA [Colorado Springs, CO], Michigan Technological University [Houghton, MI], St. Michael’s College [Colchester, VT], and Marymount California University [San Pedro, CA].