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FAN MAIL                                                  
A Group Exhibition Organized by Hyperlink Artist Collective Members 

June 29 - August 4, 2019
Public Reception: June 29, 2019                                                                                                                      

Programs
Visiting Critic Series: Featuring Evan Garza, August 3, 2019: 1PM, $5    

Junk Drawer: Featuring DJs NEW DAD + ROUTING NUMBER, August 3, 2019, 9PM, $10 
                                                                                     
Participating Artists: Theresa Anderson/ Michael Brodeur aka New Dad, Amber Cobb/ Rachel Niffengger, Tobias Fike/ Adam Basanta, Ian Fisher/ Dan Gratz, Matthew Harris/ Jennifer Arnold, Ashley Williams & Sarah Williams/ Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Kathryn Wingard/ Derek Barker, Donald Fodness/ William Dalton Frizzell, Daisy McGowan/ Caitlin Goebel, Laura Shill/ AJRR/AdamJonRoseRoses (Adam-Jon Williams and Rose Gelderblom Waddilove) Derrick Velasquez/ Suzy González

Hyperlink is a diverse collective of artists based in Denver whose mission is to foster meaningful connections between artists, curators, institutions, and viewers through the organization of exhibition exchanges in partnering communities.

FAN MAIL is the third exhibition in D | Vision, a series of exhibitions that will explore the relationship between social, cultural or political division and artistic vision. Throughout the year, RedLine's exhibits, special events, and programs will seek to investigate the ways in which division opens space for new creation and perspectives or how culture makes vision out of division. 

RedLine would like to thank the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, Denver Arts & Venues, Lynda M. Goldstein Foundation, Hemera Foundation, The David & Laura Merage Foundation, The Louise Merage Foundation, The Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and our supporters and members for making this program year possible.

Hyperlink is a diverse collective of artists based in Denver whose mission is to foster meaningful connections between artists, curators, institutions, and viewers through the organization of exhibition exchanges in partnering communities.

While the internet and social media provide artists with ample opportunities to both disseminate imagery and gain exposure to other artists, it often hinders one’s ability to make the same meaningful connections that are cultivated when co-existing in proximity. The dynamic that is created between viewer and art is crucial, and it is our aim to really emphasize this.

Through collaboration with those communities, we can form lasting relationships that continue to influence the creative practices of those involved and those who come to view it. We envision that through thoughtful conversations and shared efforts, the divisions created by time, space, and geography collapse.

The exhibition, Fan Mail, takes this one step further. Based on RedLine and Hyperlink’s mission statements and the current status of the reign of capitalism on contemporary art, Hyperlink asked each of its members to research and select an underrecognized artist of merit. The definition of underrecognized was intentionally vague and left up to each Hyperlink member to interpret. Some members of our collective chose artists who have had success, but they believe that the work is not widely enough viewed, others chose artists whose type of work is difficult and often left out of contemporary art conversations. Purposely, Fan Mail, doesn’t privilege the buddy-system but seeks a new paradigm. We ask each other how we, as artists may create new connections and present artworks we desire to share and voices that we long to be heard. 

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Evan Garza is co-founder of Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), a New York 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the first residency program in the United States exclusively for LGBTQ artists, where he served as Assistant Director from 2011–2014. He recently served as Director of Public Art at Rice University from 2016-2019 and was responsible for all public art initiatives on the Rice campus, including curatorial and budget oversight, acquisitions and major gifts, conservation and storage of the Rice Public Art collection, and the management and programming of the James Turrell "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace, an iconic Houston landmark. He was responsible for the commission and acquisition of permanent public artworks on the Rice campus, including recent acquisitions by Sol LeWitt and Ursula von Rydingsvard, and was curator of temporary projects, exhibitions, and programs. 

 

Garza served as Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin from 2014–2016, where he was managing curator of temporary exhibitions and worked on a comprehensive reinstallation of the Blanton collection. In 2014, Garza was selected by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as Commissioner for the Boston Art Commission, a discretionary appointment for distinguished service in the arts.

 

He has curated several exhibitions nationally, including "Warhol By the Book" at the Blanton Museum of Art (2016) and "PAINT THINGS: Beyond the Stretcher" at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (2013), and his writing has been published by Artforum.com, The Drawing Center, Hyperallergic, Flash Art, and is included in several book and monographs.

 

JUNK DRAWER Special Event at RedLine- 21+

Saturday August 3, 10-2 am  (doors at 9)

$10 suggested donation.... but no one turned away

   Tickets purchased online in advance come with one complimentary drink ticket 

 

FEATURING:

NEW DAD {HOUSTON} - Live Set!

ROUTING NUMBER {DENVER} - 3-hour set!

////  ABOUT JUNK DRAWER

JUNK DRAWER is a bi-monthly queer + art + techno party in Denver.   Follow us on IG: @junkdrawerparty 

  /// JUNK DRAWER featuring NEW DAD and ROUTING NUMBER

On Saturday, August 3rd we are doing a special event at Redline.  We will be transforming part of redline into a pop-up queer nightlife space to bring the magic of Junk Drawer into Denver's best community art space.  This is going to be one exciting party featuring a live one hour set by NEW DAD from Houston followed by a three-hour set from Denver's ROUTING NUMBER.   Get weird with us, wear a look.... or not... but BRING THE GOOD VIBES:)  Come and get hot, sweaty and fully junk'd at this sexy, queer AF, ecclectic party till 2 am.

 

NOTE:  This party is at its cutest when there is a vast array of different types of bodies, genders, demeanors and looks all VIBING TOGETHER on that dancefloor.  While we certainly want everyone to feel their sexiest we also want everyone to feel respected.  Be mindful of how we touch and how we flirt....plus, consent looks cute on you!!!!  

//// NEW DAD on SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/newdadnewdad

//// ROUTING NUMBER on SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/routing-number

 ////  ABOUT JUNK DRAWER BTW, Junk Drawer is Jeff Page + Justin + Aleks Rodriguez.