‘PORTRAITS’ From the Photo Project at SHY RABBIT

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts continues “PORTRAITS” through April 18 featuring “From the Photo”, a special project comprised of photography, paintings and mixed media collage by Ivy King and Karl Isberg, of Colorado.

The unique concept for “From the Photo” was presented to SHY RABBIT as an exhibition proposal in June of 2008, and was accepted shortly thereafter for its originality and interest by SHY RABBIT’s co-directors, D. Michael Coffee and Denise Coffee.

“From the Photo” was completed over the course of nine months by artists King and Isberg, and served as the anchor for the overall design of this eclectic invitational exhibition.

“PORTRAITS” also features a wide range of unique portraiture works by: D. Michael Coffee, Colorado, prints; Sarah Comerford, Colorado, paintings; Mike Frick, Arizona, paintings; Shaun Martin, Colorado, paintings; and Maureen May, Colorado, mixed media.

The works on display in often blur the boundaries of conventionally accepted definitions of a portrait. Some are introspective, reflecting the maker’s image and characteristics as viewed and expressed through their own personal and private lens.

Other pieces might be perceived as more commentary in nature, portraying real or fictional personalities, filled with stories and life experiences that may or may not have been theirs to tell.

Whether real or imagined, these “portraits” will inspire wonder in the viewer.

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts is located at 333 Bastille Drive, two blocks north of U.S. 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard.  The 4,000 square-foot arts facility houses a ceramic studio and fine art gallery, two mixed-media workshops, and two large exhibition spaces.

SHY RABBIT gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment.

For more information on SHY RABBIT, visit www.shyrabbit.com or call 731-2766.

For more information on exhibitions, visit www.shyrabbit.com/Exhibits.html.


Photo courtesy SHY RABBIT.
“PORTRAITS” continues at SHY RABBIT through April 18, featuring From the Photo, a special project by Ivy King and Karl Isberg. “GB/m”, a mixed media collage by King, is part of the project on display and is shown next to unique works by D. Michael Coffee, Sarah Comerford, Mike Frick, Shaun Martin and Maureen May.