The Shadow Knows
Jaimie Gershen and Douglas Spencer
Exhibition: May 7th-June 4th, 2016
Opening Reception: May 7th, 2016 7pm - 11pm
You can hide down in the alley
With your hat pulled over your eye
You can wear a wig or moustache
Or any old disguise
Well, you can change your name and your address
Even change your style of clothes
But the Shadow knows
The Shadow knows
- The Coasters "The Shadow Knows" (1958)
Not all ghosts are meant to haunt and shadows never rest. We've built a home for the lightness and the darkness to get some R&R; an un-haunted house for the un-seen to rest in peace.
Leon Gallery will be transformed into a phantasmal installation by Douglas and Jaimie, creating an eidolic atmosphere where viewers are invited to witness the spectre of an old party, a bedroom full of mystery, or a mantle-piece from times gone past. 2 dimensional works full of mystery and intrigue by both artists will adorn the gallery walls.
Jaimie Gershen works in ink, fabric, thread, gold leaf, and found photographs, matches, and book pages. Douglas Spencer works primarily using smoke on glass, gold, mirrors, paint, glow in the dark paint, glitter, and found photographs and objects. Both Jaimie and Douglas have had several pop-up shows in alternative gallery spaces across Colorado, but this is the first gallery exhibition for both artists, as well as their first time collaborating.
Jaimie Gershen is an artist living in Denver with a background in printmaking, though her current focus is on embroidery, pen drawing, and found objects. In her art, Jaimie likes to play with matches and hide secret messages.
Douglas Spencer is an artist living in Denver working with a variety of mediums including layered glass, manipulating smoke, gold-leafing and sculpture. Douglas is also a master fine art framer, working for over 10 years in the custom framing industry.
Jaimie Gershen = instagram.com/jaimiegershen
Douglas Spencer = instagram.com/nevertell.help