K Contemporary

Named “Best New Art Gallery”

 Denver’s Westword Magazine names K Contemprary as the “Best New Gallery” in Denver for the 2018 Best of Denver Awards.  “K Contemporary has been hosting some of the hottest shows in town. Artist Doug Kacena is the force behind the new space, and with K Contemporary, he’s shown himself to be an able curator who’s already assembled a formidable stable of high-profile Colorado artists, including Monique Crine, Michael Dowling, Kevin Sloan, Suchitra Mattai, Karen Roehl, Scott Young and Mario Zoots.”

Kevin Sloan

“The Wanderers Garden” in American Art Collector 

Kevin Sloan‘s recent exhibition “The Wanderer’s Garden” was featured in the March 2018 edition of American Art Collector.  “Kevin Sloan’s paintings have been witty, entertaining and flawlessly executed”

Carlene Frances

“Non-Referentially Speaking” in ArtBeat Magazine

Carlene Frances‘s featured in April edition of ArtBeat Magazine .  “Her most recent series called Seijaku – Japanese meaning serenity in the midst of activity – represents the journey to order, simplicity and calmness in today’s technology filled world. She successfully was selected for the 46th International Juried Art Show this month at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art  

Suchitra Mattai

Selected for MCA Denver “Octopus Initiative”

25 original works from Suchitra Mattai were recently purchased by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Have you ever looked at a work of contemporary art in a museum and wanted to bring it home? Well, now’s your chance. MCA Denver’s Octopus Initiative is offering any resident of the Denver metro area the chance to borrow and live with a work of art for ten months.

Sarah Winkler

Featured in Scientific American

Sarah Winkler  is featured in “Out of the Shadow – Artists respond to the Total Solar Eclpise” By Kalliopi Monoyios for Scientific American, September 2017.  “According to NASA, light levels under totality “resemble twilight conditions about 30 minutes after sunset.” Colorado-based painter Sarah Winkler caught this beautifully in a series of paintings she’s creating in what she calls her “totality palette.’”

Scott Young

New Addition to the MCA Denver

Scott Young‘s monumental piece “Wish You Were Here”, (2016. Neon, steel, alupanel, and electronic) was installed in April on top of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Young’s piece beautifully caps the David Adjaye-designed building.

Doug Kacena

Featured in Art Ltd

Doug Kacena‘s recent ground-breaking exhibition “Crossover” is featured in the March/April 2017 edition of Art Ltd, reviewed by Michael Paglia. 

“Denver-based abstract painter Doug Kacena noticed that there was a disconnection in the art scene, not just here in Colorado, but nationally. This clearly defined gap has artists working in contemporary styles—like him—on one side of it, and those whose efforts lie in the traditional realist realm on the other. So Kacena conceived of the exhibition “Crossover,” with the idea of bridging the distance between the two through radical interventions. Kacena selected some of the most significant representational painters active in the region and asked each to give him one of their pieces so that he could paint over it. Simultaneously he gave each of them one of his, so that they could paint over it.”….  More

 Daisy Patton

On the Cover of Create Magazine

“From Los Angeles, California, Daisy Patton moved back and forth between Oklahoma and California during her childhood. She spent much of her early years reading adventure and detective tales, history and art history books, and ghost stories. Patton’s practice is focused on history, memory, and social commentary stemming from this youth soaked in such specific cultural landscapes. Her work explores the meaning and social conventions of families, little discussed or hidden histories, and what it is to be a person living in our contemporary world. One such series is “Forgetting is so long,” reviewed in “Art LTD” and “Hyperallergic,” as well as featured in “The Jealous Curator,” “Fresh Paint Magazine,” “Backroom Caracas,” and “Artistic Moods.” ….. More