Denver Artist Turns Obsession Into 'Tom Waits Tuesdays' - Stephanie Wolf - CPR & NPR 5/21/18

Tomorrow is not just Tuesday — it's also "Tom Waits Tuesday." At least, according to one Denver artist who's  obsessed with the guttural singer-songwriter .  Colorado Public Radio's   Stephanie Wolf   ( @StephRWolf ) explains.

Tomorrow is not just Tuesday — it's also "Tom Waits Tuesday." At least, according to one Denver artist who's obsessed with the guttural singer-songwriter.

Colorado Public Radio's Stephanie Wolf (@StephRWolf) explains.

THREE POWERHOUSE WOMEN TO TAKE OVER LEON GALLERY THIS WEEKEND

Cori Anderson, 303 Magazine

May 9, 2018

Entertaining. Eloquent. Euphonic.   These are three words to explain what  Denver’s Leon art gallery will offer this Friday, May 11 as they host three “E” performers for a night of music, poetry  and  collaboration .  Esmé Patterson ,  Emily Ritz  and  Eleanor Perry-Smith  are coming together for just the one night, forming a powerhouse of talent in the small (but active) art gallery for only a few hours. Though the event is free and open to the public, there is a suggested donation of $12 at the door — which is still a great deal for catching three performances in one.

Entertaining. Eloquent. Euphonic.

These are three words to explain what Denver’s Leon art gallery will offer this Friday, May 11 as they host three “E” performers for a night of music, poetry and collaboration. Esmé Patterson, Emily Ritz and Eleanor Perry-Smith are coming together for just the one night, forming a powerhouse of talent in the small (but active) art gallery for only a few hours. Though the event is free and open to the public, there is a suggested donation of $12 at the door — which is still a great deal for catching three performances in one.

100 Colorado Creatives 4.0: Jess Webb - Westword, 5/7/18

Interdisciplinary and in touch with nature and her surroundings, Jess Webb segues between music, performance and installation easily while searching for ways to connect artists with audiences in a community-minded way. Her projects include Cedarbox, a traveling artist incubator in a trailer; Art Church, a monthly hands-on creative playground where artists can loosen up and let ideas flow; performing with Paul DeHaven in the musical duo Saskatoon; and mentoring youth for RedLine's Epic Arts school outreach program. We invited Webb to cast her all-inclusive spell over our readers by answering the 100CC questionnaire.

Interdisciplinary and in touch with nature and her surroundings, Jess Webb segues between music, performance and installation easily while searching for ways to connect artists with audiences in a community-minded way. Her projects include Cedarbox, a traveling artist incubator in a trailer; Art Church, a monthly hands-on creative playground where artists can loosen up and let ideas flow; performing with Paul DeHaven in the musical duo Saskatoon; and mentoring youth for RedLine's Epic Arts school outreach program. We invited Webb to cast her all-inclusive spell over our readers by answering the 100CC questionnaire.

100 Colorado Creatives 4.0: Jordan Knecht - Westword - 5/1/18

Jordan Knecht is interdisciplinary art in motion. As he tells us below, he relies on whatever tools he can master as a means to an end, whether it’s for multimedia installations, fine art, performance art, making music, making noise — or, as is often the case, for a combination of all of the above and more. He’s a foodie, an underground publisher, a collaborator, and an educated fool for whatever’s next. Knecht breathes creativity, and it’s a gift; learn more about how he molds that gift from his answers to the 100CC questionnaire.

Jordan Knecht is interdisciplinary art in motion. As he tells us below, he relies on whatever tools he can master as a means to an end, whether it’s for multimedia installations, fine art, performance art, making music, making noise — or, as is often the case, for a combination of all of the above and more. He’s a foodie, an underground publisher, a collaborator, and an educated fool for whatever’s next. Knecht breathes creativity, and it’s a gift; learn more about how he molds that gift from his answers to the 100CC questionnaire.

Why Esther Hernandez Is Obsessed With Turning Awkward Blind Dates Into Art - CPR, Open Air - 4/19/18

Esther Hernandez   introduces herself as a “performance artist, conceptual artist, sort of multi-disciplinary artist.” She leaves matchmaker off the list, even though blind dates are the core ingredient for her latest work.  “I'm kind of obsessed with relationships and creating experiences for other people,” she says.  The experiences she creates for potential lovebirds are not your average first date. Here, couples play a card game called “Tooth or Dare.” It’s kind of like “Truth or Dare,” but if you refuse to answer the question or do the dare, you have to “take a tooth,” Hernandez says.

Esther Hernandez introduces herself as a “performance artist, conceptual artist, sort of multi-disciplinary artist.” She leaves matchmaker off the list, even though blind dates are the core ingredient for her latest work.

“I'm kind of obsessed with relationships and creating experiences for other people,” she says.

The experiences she creates for potential lovebirds are not your average first date. Here, couples play a card game called “Tooth or Dare.” It’s kind of like “Truth or Dare,” but if you refuse to answer the question or do the dare, you have to “take a tooth,” Hernandez says.

4/19/18 - Nonprofit Leon Gallery Give Performance Art a Chance - Westword.

The last time we spoke with  Eric Dallimore , artist and co-director of Leon Gallery, he was leaving town and returning to school and family in his native state of Louisiana, aiming for a new career in global humanitarianism. As for the gallery, he says, “Leon was never a selling gallery.” As gallerists, Dallimore and business partner Eric Nord were too committed to giving artists freer rein in building exhibits than most commercial galleries would allow. They ended up having to finance their own experiments.

The last time we spoke with Eric Dallimore, artist and co-director of Leon Gallery, he was leaving town and returning to school and family in his native state of Louisiana, aiming for a new career in global humanitarianism. As for the gallery, he says, “Leon was never a selling gallery.” As gallerists, Dallimore and business partner Eric Nord were too committed to giving artists freer rein in building exhibits than most commercial galleries would allow. They ended up having to finance their own experiments.

From the get-go, Leon Gallery was conceived as a showplace where artists could thrive and show their most experimental work, unsullied by the constrictive forces of the commercial art world, even if Leon was technically a commercial gallery. Now owners Eric Dallimore and Eric Nord have carried that commitment further by going nonprofit, a rarity in any art scene, and a trusting model that essentially turns the space over to an exhibiting artist for a given period of time. You might not always see the most polished work there, but it's certain that you'll see some of the most ambitious, created by artists whose imaginations have been set free from financial restrictions.

From the get-go, Leon Gallery was conceived as a showplace where artists could thrive and show their most experimental work, unsullied by the constrictive forces of the commercial art world, even if Leon was technically a commercial gallery. Now owners Eric Dallimore and Eric Nord have carried that commitment further by going nonprofit, a rarity in any art scene, and a trusting model that essentially turns the space over to an exhibiting artist for a given period of time. You might not always see the most polished work there, but it's certain that you'll see some of the most ambitious, created by artists whose imaginations have been set free from financial restrictions.

3/31/18 - Best New Gallery Move - Westword, Best of 2018.

3/2/18 - Artist Eriko Tsogo Grapples With Identity, Displacement And DACA - Nathen Heffel - Colorado Matters, CPR.

Eriko Tsogo had the opportunity to speak with Nathan Heffel this morning on Colorado Public Radio about her current exhibition at Leon. We encourage you to listen to Eriko's story, especially considering the recent status of DACA.  "In 2012, she was able to apply for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- DACA -- that the Obama Administration put in place via executive order. Under the Trump Administration, the fate of DACA, and Tsogo’s immigration status, are up in the air. Her response? Tsogo has become much more public with her art. She’s says she’s tired of living in fear." - Stephanie Wolf CPR

Eriko Tsogo had the opportunity to speak with Nathan Heffel this morning on Colorado Public Radio about her current exhibition at Leon. We encourage you to listen to Eriko's story, especially considering the recent status of DACA.

"In 2012, she was able to apply for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- DACA -- that the Obama Administration put in place via executive order. Under the Trump Administration, the fate of DACA, and Tsogo’s immigration status, are up in the air. Her response? Tsogo has become much more public with her art. She’s says she’s tired of living in fear." - Stephanie Wolf CPR

2/17/18 - Leon Gallery showcases boundary pushing Mongolian-American Artist - Cori Anderson, 303 Magazine.

There is a well-known phrase that “God is in the details”— a suggestion that attention paid to small things can have big rewards. Denver-based artist  Eriko Tsogo ‘s newest exhibition, displayed at  Leon Gallery  February 17 to March 31, 2018, embodies this concept.  Wrong Women; Myths from Sky  does not have an immediately intense impact, but it’s a body of work that exposes Tsogo while also slithering into the psyche of the viewer.  From the moment you walk in the door, prepare yourself to literally and figuratively get up close and personal with Tsogo’s work—  a mixture of finely detailed drawing, print transfer, stickers and ink illustrations.

There is a well-known phrase that “God is in the details”— a suggestion that attention paid to small things can have big rewards. Denver-based artist Eriko Tsogo‘s newest exhibition, displayed at Leon Gallery February 17 to March 31, 2018, embodies this concept. Wrong Women; Myths from Sky does not have an immediately intense impact, but it’s a body of work that exposes Tsogo while also slithering into the psyche of the viewer. From the moment you walk in the door, prepare yourself to literally and figuratively get up close and personal with Tsogo’s work— a mixture of finely detailed drawing, print transfer, stickers and ink illustrations.

2/23/17 - 11 Photographers to check out during Denver's Month of Photography - Cori Anderson, 303 Magazine.

The Lowdown:    Tya Alisa Anthony  is a Denver-based artist who presents social, environmental, cultural and political narratives with her work. SKINs— a photographic exhibition shown at Leon Gallery—will examine the idealization of body image, both physically and metaphorically. About her work, Anthony explains, “I create visual personifications of identity narratives through photography, drawing and mixed media. I explore the gaps of knowledge of my own heritage with vivid imagery addressing a once declared chameleon identity… I am most interested in metaphoric masks worn as protection and representation of Identity.” These particular pieces were inspired by organic colors and textures and natural weathering processes that relate to aging.

The Lowdown: Tya Alisa Anthony is a Denver-based artist who presents social, environmental, cultural and political narratives with her work. SKINs— a photographic exhibition shown at Leon Gallery—will examine the idealization of body image, both physically and metaphorically. About her work, Anthony explains, “I create visual personifications of identity narratives through photography, drawing and mixed media. I explore the gaps of knowledge of my own heritage with vivid imagery addressing a once declared chameleon identity… I am most interested in metaphoric masks worn as protection and representation of Identity.” These particular pieces were inspired by organic colors and textures and natural weathering processes that relate to aging.

2/9/2017 - Review: Artist Michael J. Dowling Erases and Marks Old Master Classical Imagery - Michael Paglia, Denver Westword

Colorado artist  Michael J. Dowling , the subject of a striking solo,  You Already Know How This Will End,  at  Leon Gallery , has built a solid reputation based on drawings, paintings and now sculptures that have an old-master classicism that he intentionally undermines through additions and subtractions, what he calls “redactions.”

Colorado artist Michael J. Dowling, the subject of a striking solo, You Already Know How This Will End, at Leon Gallery, has built a solid reputation based on drawings, paintings and now sculptures that have an old-master classicism that he intentionally undermines through additions and subtractions, what he calls “redactions.”

1/5/17 - The top 10 art exhibitions of 2016 in Denver - Michael Paglia, Art, ltd. 

7) Leon Gallery, “Matthew Harris: Baroque Selfies”   A stunning combo of abstracted busts paired with wallpaper-like paintings.

7) Leon Gallery, “Matthew Harris: Baroque Selfies”
A stunning combo of abstracted busts paired with wallpaper-like paintings.

12/22/16 - The top 10 (plus a few more) art exhibits of 2016 in Colorado - Ray Rinaldi, One Good Eye

8. Jonathan Saiz,  The Deep End , Leon Gallery, November 18 through January 7, 2017   Jonathan Saiz confirmed our worst fears as 2016 closed out on a particularly ugly and impolite political note: The world is, for sure, coming to an end. He’s not a partisan, just a keen observer of humanity’s willingness to recklessly and selfishly screw itself. His creations for this show, assembled from 9,000 little paintings packed in tiny plastic boxes, go to very dark places but always seem to squeeze out a bit of optimism, or at least, an acceptance of the natural order. Doomsday Eve might not be an excuse to party, but it’s no reason to freak out either.

8. Jonathan Saiz, The Deep End, Leon Gallery, November 18 through January 7, 2017

Jonathan Saiz confirmed our worst fears as 2016 closed out on a particularly ugly and impolite political note: The world is, for sure, coming to an end. He’s not a partisan, just a keen observer of humanity’s willingness to recklessly and selfishly screw itself. His creations for this show, assembled from 9,000 little paintings packed in tiny plastic boxes, go to very dark places but always seem to squeeze out a bit of optimism, or at least, an acceptance of the natural order. Doomsday Eve might not be an excuse to party, but it’s no reason to freak out either.

12/15/16 - Decoding Painted Constellations of Tiny, Mysterious Symbols - Kealey Boyd, Hyperallergic

"In Revelations, the eye suggests God’s knowledge, awareness, and concern. In The Deep End, the symbol also encourages looking as an active choice. Looking is hunting and searching for meaning or for answers. Saiz makes our terrors tangible in his artwork. By acknowledging fears in the periphery of our daily lives or the dark corners of our minds, the mechanisms of control — whether god or government — are disrupted. The gaze is powerful."

"In Revelations, the eye suggests God’s knowledge, awareness, and concern. In The Deep End, the symbol also encourages looking as an active choice. Looking is hunting and searching for meaning or for answers. Saiz makes our terrors tangible in his artwork. By acknowledging fears in the periphery of our daily lives or the dark corners of our minds, the mechanisms of control — whether god or government — are disrupted. The gaze is powerful."

12/7/16 - The end is near (and maybe that’s OK): Artist Jonathan Saiz isn’t about to argue with the apocalypse - Ray Rinaldi, The Denver Post

"The exhibit, “The Deep End,” distributes his brilliant and confused mind across the walls of Leon and it is as entertaining and immersive as any Hollywood blockbuster, though without the big-budget. There’s an unpolished, D.I.Y. aura to the effort that makes it personal, sincere and, almost, convincing."

"The exhibit, “The Deep End,” distributes his brilliant and confused mind across the walls of Leon and it is as entertaining and immersive as any Hollywood blockbuster, though without the big-budget. There’s an unpolished, D.I.Y. aura to the effort that makes it personal, sincere and, almost, convincing."

12/14/16 - Review: Systems Analysts Clark Richert at Gildar, Jonathan Saiz at Leon - Michael Paglia, Westword

"Though many of Saiz’s works are compelling, the showstopper is the monumental “It’s only working ’til it isn’t,” made up of thousands of little plastic boxes, each containing a minuscule painting. Trussed up with brightly colored cords and painted over in places, the piece takes on a jagged horizontal form that stands out from the wall."

"Though many of Saiz’s works are compelling, the showstopper is the monumental “It’s only working ’til it isn’t,” made up of thousands of little plastic boxes, each containing a minuscule painting. Trussed up with brightly colored cords and painted over in places, the piece takes on a jagged horizontal form that stands out from the wall."

12/12/16 - DENVER ARTIST EXPLORES CONSPIRACY THEORIES THROUGH ART AT LEON GALLERY, by Cori Anderson, 303 Magazine

"Conspiracy theories are sometimes alluded to in art, but are not usually addressed directly. Often, these ideas are side-stepped perhaps due to the artist’s fear of losing credibility. But Denver-raised artist  Jonathan Saiz  wants to confront the stigma of believing in conspiracy theories by representing them in visually stunning displays of intense complexity."

"Conspiracy theories are sometimes alluded to in art, but are not usually addressed directly. Often, these ideas are side-stepped perhaps due to the artist’s fear of losing credibility. But Denver-raised artist Jonathan Saiz wants to confront the stigma of believing in conspiracy theories by representing them in visually stunning displays of intense complexity."

"This exhibition is about reflection. Decadent mirrors filled with text push one to reflect on the outside viewer's role in enabling a culture in turmoil to thrive" - Odessa Denver

"This exhibition is about reflection. Decadent mirrors filled with text push one to reflect on the outside viewer's role in enabling a culture in turmoil to thrive" - Odessa Denver


"Denver artist Matthew Harris is on a quest to uncover some of those flaws with meticulously sculpted and grotesque statue heads which seduce the eye from a distance and repulse it from up close. In doing so, he hopes that viewers of his work may rethink how they deal with the reality of imperfection" written by Cori Anderson.


Pick up your May/June copy in stores today to read the wonderful review. Visit  Art Ltd . for more reviews.

Pick up your May/June copy in stores today to read the wonderful review. Visit Art Ltd. for more reviews.






"Issues of National Security Agency-style spying and intrusive modern technology come to the visual art world with this digital-focused exhibit." - 5280

"Issues of National Security Agency-style spying and intrusive modern technology come to the visual art world with this digital-focused exhibit." - 5280


Gravey's Tiny Cinema  will be parked in back of  Leon Gallery , and the short film will be shown to a handful of viewers at a time while the gallery slings drinks and gets people moving with a guest DJ inside.

Gravey's Tiny Cinema will be parked in back of Leon Gallery, and the short film will be shown to a handful of viewers at a time while the gallery slings drinks and gets people moving with a guest DJ inside.


"There is the unmistakable hint of death, but it is presented in a playful way, in a challenging way that asks us to let go of living and dying and be in that moment." - 303 Magazine

"There is the unmistakable hint of death, but it is presented in a playful way, in a challenging way that asks us to let go of living and dying and be in that moment." - 303 Magazine


"Iconic big strange works on wood that feel retro-primal" - Walt Morton on Michael Dowling's work at the LA Art Show.

"Iconic big strange works on wood that feel retro-primal" - Walt Morton on Michael Dowling's work at the LA Art Show.


The artist Jolt, best-known for his graffiti writing and outdoor murals,shows recent work at Leon Gallery. "A gallery show, by contrast, demands that people come to it. It's not an intervention, but an invitation. It has to serve as a gracious host, allow intimacy, make a personal plea for our attention. Jolt does all of that at Leon." Photo by Ray Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post. ( Ray Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post )

The artist Jolt, best-known for his graffiti writing and outdoor murals,shows recent work at Leon Gallery. "A gallery show, by contrast, demands that people come to it. It's not an intervention, but an invitation. It has to serve as a gracious host, allow intimacy, make a personal plea for our attention. Jolt does all of that at Leon." Photo by Ray Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post. (Ray Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post)


"Jolt — Guerilla Garden founder,  Westword  MasterMind and art curator for Artopia 2016 — is always fighting to legitimize graffiti art by creating bold, writing-based graphic murals and heading up a hub for like-minded street artists. Now he's bringing his style indoors for a solo show at Leon..." written by Susan Froyd.

"Jolt — Guerilla Garden founder, Westword MasterMind and art curator for Artopia 2016 — is always fighting to legitimize graffiti art by creating bold, writing-based graphic murals and heading up a hub for like-minded street artists. Now he's bringing his style indoors for a solo show at Leon..." written by Susan Froyd.


Diego Rodriguez-Warner's murals reference everything from Matisse to Disney. He has a show at Leon Gallery. Ray Rinaldi, The Denver Post ( Photos by Ray Rinaldi, The Denver Post )

Diego Rodriguez-Warner's murals reference everything from Matisse to Disney. He has a show at Leon Gallery. Ray Rinaldi, The Denver Post (Photos by Ray Rinaldi, The Denver Post)


We are very excited to announce that Leon Gallery is teaming up with  Clyfford Still Museum  to bring a little color and art into the Black Friday madness. With your visit,to Leon, receive a free ticket to the  Clyfford Still Museum ! This year, brighten up your Black Friday by visiting Leon Gallery and opting for art instead!

We are very excited to announce that Leon Gallery is teaming up with Clyfford Still Museum to bring a little color and art into the Black Friday madness. With your visit,to Leon, receive a free ticket to the Clyfford Still Museum! This year, brighten up your Black Friday by visiting Leon Gallery and opting for art instead!


"At this highly anticipated dual exhibition, catch two artists who delve into the Technicolor cacophony of our world." - 5280 Best Bet Award for the Arts for the month of November.

"At this highly anticipated dual exhibition, catch two artists who delve into the Technicolor cacophony of our world." - 5280 Best Bet Award for the Arts for the month of November.



"Matt Scobey has been part of the Denver scene for ten years, but he has never had a higher profile than he does right now..." - written by Michael Paglia. Photograph by  Amanda Tipton .

"Matt Scobey has been part of the Denver scene for ten years, but he has never had a higher profile than he does right now..." - written by Michael Paglia. Photograph by Amanda Tipton.


“The idea for Press Fest came to me and my partner in  Walled In  magazines, Gregory Ferrari, via Eric Dallimore,” Kaela Martin, one of the Fest’s founders, told  303  in an exclusive interview. “He is the co-owner of Leon Gallery and was so inspired by the NY Art Book Fair that he wanted to gather a crew to make something similar in Denver: something that wasn’t just a book fair, but instead, a showcase of art and all kinds of works in print. Eric reached out to others: Daniel Landes of City O’ City, Derrick Mund of SpringGun Press and of course his partner at Leon, Eric Nord..." Written by Addison Herron-Wheeler.

“The idea for Press Fest came to me and my partner in Walled In magazines, Gregory Ferrari, via Eric Dallimore,” Kaela Martin, one of the Fest’s founders, told 303 in an exclusive interview. “He is the co-owner of Leon Gallery and was so inspired by the NY Art Book Fair that he wanted to gather a crew to make something similar in Denver: something that wasn’t just a book fair, but instead, a showcase of art and all kinds of works in print. Eric reached out to others: Daniel Landes of City O’ City, Derrick Mund of SpringGun Press and of course his partner at Leon, Eric Nord..." Written by Addison Herron-Wheeler.


Congratulations to Matt Scobey for a fine write up by Ray Rinaldi in the Denver Post for his exhibition  "The Essence" . "Matt Scobey is one of the most interesting artists working in Denver today, and mostly because he's so hard to pin down. The concrete objects he's currently displaying at Leon Gallery position him somewhere between creative madman and sharp-minded entrepreneur."  "Matt Scobey's rough, romantic concrete at Denver's Leon" - written by Ray Rinaldi. Photograph by  Amanda Tipton .

Congratulations to Matt Scobey for a fine write up by Ray Rinaldi in the Denver Post for his exhibition "The Essence". "Matt Scobey is one of the most interesting artists working in Denver today, and mostly because he's so hard to pin down. The concrete objects he's currently displaying at Leon Gallery position him somewhere between creative madman and sharp-minded entrepreneur." "Matt Scobey's rough, romantic concrete at Denver's Leon"- written by Ray Rinaldi. Photograph by Amanda Tipton.


"KUVO's visual arts consultant  Hilary DePolo  booked the guest on her monthly feature "Art Scene" far in advance of this week's nuclear weapons treaty announcement with Iran. Her guest, Eric Dallimore of  Leon Gallery  (1112 E 17th Ave., Uptown) is opening an exhibit of Iranian-American artists called Continental Divide: East of L.A./West of Tehran." Image courtesy by Amanda Tipton.

"KUVO's visual arts consultant Hilary DePolo booked the guest on her monthly feature "Art Scene" far in advance of this week's nuclear weapons treaty announcement with Iran. Her guest, Eric Dallimore of Leon Gallery (1112 E 17th Ave., Uptown) is opening an exhibit of Iranian-American artists called Continental Divide: East of L.A./West of Tehran." Image courtesy by Amanda Tipton.


Our anticipated summer group show that is in conjunction with this year's Biennial of the Americas,  "Continental Divide: East of L.A / West of Tehran"  has been chosen as the top five exhibitions to see! "Leon Gallery took a different tack in exploring the Biennial theme by focusing on the Persian-American immigrant experience. A conversation with Safa Samiezadé-Yazd — a local artist who’s worked on a national level for Aslan Media and Boomgen Studios — first opened Eric Dallimore’s eyes to the unique position of her culture-straddling compatriots in America: Iranian-American artists struggle not only with their mixed cultural identity, but also with the question of whether that’s a theme they should pursue in their work." "Five Biennial-Inspired Exhibitions at Denver Galleries and in the Streets!" - written by Susan Froyd. Photograph: Amitis Motevalli, "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Rebel," 2005.

Our anticipated summer group show that is in conjunction with this year's Biennial of the Americas, "Continental Divide: East of L.A / West of Tehran" has been chosen as the top five exhibitions to see! "Leon Gallery took a different tack in exploring the Biennial theme by focusing on the Persian-American immigrant experience. A conversation with Safa Samiezadé-Yazd — a local artist who’s worked on a national level for Aslan Media and Boomgen Studios — first opened Eric Dallimore’s eyes to the unique position of her culture-straddling compatriots in America: Iranian-American artists struggle not only with their mixed cultural identity, but also with the question of whether that’s a theme they should pursue in their work." "Five Biennial-Inspired Exhibitions at Denver Galleries and in the Streets!" - written by Susan Froyd. Photograph: Amitis Motevalli, "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Rebel," 2005.


"Starting this week, Mehran has work appearing in two Denver exhibitions: the Museum of Contemporary Art's Biennial exhibit, "Now? NOW!" and Leon gallery's "Continental Divide: East of L.A. / West of Tehran." Both run through the end of August." "Through Art, Laleh Mehran Explores The Idea Of Iranian-American" - written by Stephanie Wolf and interviewed by CPR's Ryan Warner.

"Starting this week, Mehran has work appearing in two Denver exhibitions: the Museum of Contemporary Art's Biennial exhibit, "Now? NOW!" and Leon gallery's "Continental Divide: East of L.A. / West of Tehran." Both run through the end of August." "Through Art, Laleh Mehran Explores The Idea Of Iranian-American" - written by Stephanie Wolf and interviewed by CPR's Ryan Warner.


READERS' CHOICE: BEST GALLERY SHOW-- SOLO (2015) Lauri Lynnxe Murphy's exhibition, " Lament ", at Leon Gallery. Photograph by  Amanda Tipton .

READERS' CHOICE: BEST GALLERY SHOW-- SOLO (2015) Lauri Lynnxe Murphy's exhibition, "Lament", at Leon Gallery. Photograph by Amanda Tipton.


"As much as these are kind of dismissible images in many respects, I see a lot of magic in them and a lot of serendipity,” Isaacs says. “They're exquisite moments." The exhibition “ 36 Views of the Lion’s Lair ” runs at Denver’s Leon Gallery through Jan. 4. The title references “36 Views of Mount Fuji,” a renowned series of woodblock prints created in the 19th century by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Written and photographed by Corey H. Jones of CPR.

"As much as these are kind of dismissible images in many respects, I see a lot of magic in them and a lot of serendipity,” Isaacs says. “They're exquisite moments." The exhibition “36 Views of the Lion’s Lair” runs at Denver’s Leon Gallery through Jan. 4. The title references “36 Views of Mount Fuji,” a renowned series of woodblock prints created in the 19th century by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Written and photographed by Corey H. Jones of CPR.


We are excited to announce our exhibition  "Sweet, Sweet Life: The Photographic Works of John Denver"  is announced a Denver's Best Bet. “Denver was also a photographer, toting his camera along on concert tours, backpacking trips and jaunts around the globe, and his visual work, on display at Leon Gallery, shares that same tone. It has what you'd expect from the author of chart toppers like "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and "Sunshine On My Shoulders" — scenes of nature, up close and personal, and people, near and far.”  "Best Bet: John Denver, photographer"  -written and by Ray Rinaldi of The Denver Post.

We are excited to announce our exhibition "Sweet, Sweet Life: The Photographic Works of John Denver" is announced a Denver's Best Bet. “Denver was also a photographer, toting his camera along on concert tours, backpacking trips and jaunts around the globe, and his visual work, on display at Leon Gallery, shares that same tone. It has what you'd expect from the author of chart toppers like "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and "Sunshine On My Shoulders" — scenes of nature, up close and personal, and people, near and far.” "Best Bet: John Denver, photographer" -written and by Ray Rinaldi of The Denver Post.