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Sharon Brown's "Repeat Offenders" June 3rd--August 5th, 2016 at The Pattern Shop Studio


Resident artist Sharon Brown is combining new work from her "Creators" series with older work from her "Damage" series to create a thought provoking exhibit for the summer entitled "Repeat Offenders."  "Creators" features large black and white oil portraits of Denver artists and creatives. "Damage" features colorful portraits of criminals, all of whom have both inflicted damage upon others and have themselves been damaged at some point in their lives.  By combining these bodies of work, Repeat Offenders explores the purpose and potential of portraiture, raising questions about its social class history, the faces that artists tend to paint or ignore,  the nature of offensiveness, and much more. 

The show opens at the Pattern Shop Studio, 3349 Blake Street, on First Friday, June 3rd from 6 to 9 pm; continues on First Friday, July 1st; and closes on First Friday, August 5th. As always, the gallery will be open for special RiNo Art District events and, as usual, open any time by appointment.  Please call 303-297-9831 for more information or to schedule a viewing.



Sharon is once again a part of the artma fundraiser

Sharon is excited to once again participate in the Morgan Adams Foundation fundraiser, artma, happening this February in RiNo.  This is a great cause and a perfect chance to acquire one of her paintings.

Oh Baby: Penelope Grounded 2013, oil on canvas



Sharon Brown, Susan Planalp Open Fall Season with "Double Vision"

Double Vision
The Pattern Shop Studio is pleased to present Double Vision, an exhibit featuring new work by Sharon Brown and Susan Planalp. The show will open with a reception on Friday, September 4th, 2015, from 6 to 9PM, and remain on display until October 30, 2015. An additional reception will be held on Friday, October 2, from 6 to 9PM, and the gallery will be open to groups and individuals Thursday afternoons and any time by appointment.

In Double Vision, the two artists explore Planalp’s childhood in their own distinctive ways. Sharon creates water colors and oil paintings based on Susan’s old family photographs while Susan, through graphite and ink drawings, expresses the feelings her childhood memories evoke. Sharon colorfully portrays Susan’s family members with unsentimental affection. Like so many memories of our past, they float in white with little contextual detail except for the shadows they cast. Susan’s black and cobalt drawings, on the other hand, depict a sometimes unsettling, dreamlike world of murky figures and abstract shapes. Innocuous items such as a doll’s dress or a pair of mittens are surrounded by darkness, erasures, and blurry fields. Double Vision challenges viewers to contemplate this contrast with respect to their own childhood memories, the nature of memory itself, and the role of art in representing memory.

Sharon Featured in Denver Life Magazine

We are excited to announce that Sharon has been featured in the January edition of Denver Life Magazine.

Click HERE to see her article.

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Multiple Venues to See Sharon's Art

Install shot of Sharon's work in the Icebreaker exhibitionThe start of 2015 has been busy for Sharon and her work will be in several exhibitions around the Denver area.

First up, Sharon has a piece in the sixth annual Ice Breaker juried exhibition at the Ice Cube Gallery.  The show opens with a reception on Friday January 8th from 6 to 9 PM and is up until January 31st.

She will also be in a group show at Mai Wyn Fine ArtCOLLECTORS PREVIEW, will open on January 16 with a reception from 6 to 9pm and remain up until February 28.

And finally, Sharon has been featured on the website Push Pull Books, with her recommendation on three good books celebrating women's ordinary lives