Groundswell Gallery and DIRECT CONNECT DENVER presents: What if…

groundswell, showpen, hinterland, direct connect, drawing exhibition
from the press release
What if …, reflects on the “call and response” nature of the artistic process where the artist initiates a work by manipulating material and then influenced by the material, follows through accordingly. This dance is repeated in a series of steps until completion. Often times the unknown variables in this process are what excites or motivates an artist. This project ensures unknown variables by pairing a Denver artist with an Artist from Berlin and asking each artist to initiate a work via the linguistic question, “What if…?” responding to that question visually, then allowing a visual follow up to complete the work. Thus begins the chance relationship.The work created by artists from Berlin will be completed by Denver artists and shown throughout three venues, GroundSwell Gallery, Hinterland, and Showpen.The work by Denver artists will be completed in Berlin and exhibited at Neurotitan, a gallery in Berlin.There is no thematic curation involved. Instead the exchange process is seen as more of a cultural event.Rather than isolate the destination and focus on the exhibition as a crescendo, we are interested in exploring the whole exchange as a quasi “happening.”


3254 Walnut St.
Denver, Co 80205
Libby Barbee/Pura Kauf
Mike Bernhardt/Wurstbande
Mindy Bray/Doro Huber
Beau Carey/Ian Lidde
Amber Cobb/Felix Bork
Lanny DeVuono/Johannes Mundinger
Amanda Gordan Dunn/John Reaktor
Sandra Fettingis/Lisa Smith
Donald Fodness/Tom Eingenhufe
Matt Harris/Sophia Hirsch
Sean Hudson/RYLSEE
Diane Martonis/Jimmy Draht/Marion
Suchitra Mattai/Claudia Bernhardt
Jaime Molina/Milla
Jonathon Nicklow/Marie Jacobi
Gabriel Otto/Kathi Käppel
Rebecca Peebles/Xueh Magrini
Thomas Robertson/acidfarm
Dylan Scholinski/anef
Sarah Scott/Tine Fetz
Stacey Steers/Julia Benz
Bruce Price/Anne Grön
Chinn Wang/44 flavours
Jacqueline Sophia Cordova/Stephen Hiam

809 W. 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
Katie Caron/Katharina Salzbrunn
Amber Farnell/Simon Becker
Tobias Fike/Klub7
Alvin Gregorio/Monkey & Aargh
Johanna Mueller/Hendrik Berends
Kelly Monico/Andrea Wan
John McEnroe/Romy Blümel
Zach Reini/Uta Kalthoff
Rebecca Vaughan/Phillip Janta

GroundSwell Gallery
3121 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Nathan Abels/Natsuyo Kolzumi
Sabin Aell/Jim Avignon
Theresa Anderson/Rebecca Blöcher
Tyler Beard/Andres Villareal
Tonia Bonnell/Maik Hasenbank
Sara Guindon/Sophia Martineck
Caleb Hahne/Nettmann
Andrew Haley/Parastu
Katy Havens/Sabine Rollnik
Travis Hetman/Johan Büsen
Andrew Huffman/Vela
Jeffrey King/SLANG
Susan Meyer/Adeline Meilliez
Laurie Lynnxe Murphy/Nina Pagalles
Jeff Page/Ann M Cazal (caz.l)
Jason Reno/Francesco Cassi
Gretchen Marie Schaefer/Breeda CC
Jeff Starr/Olivia Pils
Derrick Velasquez/Mike Friedrich
Danette Montoya/Julienne Jattiot

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