“BLOOM is not about flowers. But, it’s really about flowers. The artists presented in this exhibition tap into ideas about growth, expansion and contraction, progeny, mycological studies and the spaces in which life can begin, expand, or end. Flowers have taken center stage throughout art history. Whether acting as metaphors and allegories in still life paintings, producing beauty and structure within designed ornamentation, or being the symbol of love within reality television, the bloom is ubiquitous throughout culture.”

Artistes invités | Invites artists: Joseph Coniff , Megan Gafford, Jon Geiger, Marina Kassianadou, Jessica Langley, Sierra Montoya Barela, Matt Tripodi, Ashley Eliza Williams, Alexander Richard Wilson



Derrick Velasquez (b. 1982, Lodi) is an artist and curator based in Denver, Colorado. He holds a BFA in Studio Art and a BA in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as an MFA from The Ohio State University. His most recent exhibitions include solo shows at The Herron School of Art and Design, The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, The Black Cube Nomadic Museum, and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Velasquez also had group exhibitions at Flowers Gallery, Transmitter and The Frame Gallery at Carnegie Mellon. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, and in 2019, the MacDowell Colony Fellow. Derrick Velasquez also runs Yes Ma’am Projects, an artist run gallery. His work places sculpture and installation in dialogue with architecture and design. His “Untitled” series draws on the sinews of the human body, each wall-mounted piece carefully made with layered vinyl strips to evoke distorted rainbows or the growth rings of trees.

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