January 7 - 29 - Ice Breaker 2.0 Show

February 4 - 26 - Displaced, curated by Katie Caron (Ice Cube Gallery member, Assn’t Prof Fine Arts RMCAD)

March 4 - 26 - Amber Fries, Paloma Scheck

April 1 - 23 - Brian Cavanaugh, Ray Tomasso

April 29 - May 21 - Roxanne Rossi, Carol Ann Waugh

May 27 - June 18 - Jennifer Jeannelle, Theresa Anderson

June 24 - July 16 - Sophia Dixon Dillo, Sara Goldenberg White

July 22 - August 13 - Karen Roehl, Michael Gadlin

August 19 - September 10

September 16 - October 8 - Regina Benson

October 14 - November 5 - Carol Browning, Kathy Knaus

November 11 - December 3 - Deborah Jang, Jean Smith

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Jan.7 - 29, 2011

Ice Cube Gallery presents an exhibition featuring work from Denver artists, juried by Tricia Robson, Assistant Curator at the MCA

Show runs:

January 7 - 29, 2011

Artists Reception

Friday, January 7, 6 - 9 pm


Friday noon - 9 PM; Saturday noon - 5 PM

First of all, thank you for entering the Icebreaker 2.0 exhibition.  We had 299 entries from all over Colorado and the juror, Tricia Robson said she could have picked many more pieces because the quality of the art submitted was so high.  In the end, she chose 43 pieces from 29 artists.  

Congratulations to the the artists listed below who were juried into the show.

Kim Allen              29th St and Inca St Looking Downtown

Kim Allen              Monarch Mills at 15th St and Delgany St

Andy Berg              Hyperion

Andy Berg              Potamoi

Michael Bernhardt              Project for a Catbeard

Michael Bernhardt              Project for a Space Vacuum

Michael Bernhardt              Superstructure for a Drinking Straw

Paul Brokering              Morningfog

Paul Brokering              Pacificbeyond

Paul Brokering              Portofla

Sharon  Brown              Creators: Jonathan Kaplan

Sharon Brown              Creators:  Karen Roehl

Sharon Brown              Creators:  Mark Friday

Carol Browning              Untitled 1748

Beau  Carey              Basin "F"

Beau Carey              Colorado Sarin

Donald Fodness      A Coldwell Banker

Amber  Fries              Confinement

Amber Fries              Suffocating

A. Miriam Green              Exposure

Dan Groth              Beast Battle

Dan Groth          It Has Disturbed My Sleep

Dan Groth              Smerdy

Maureen  Hearty              Dutch Cargo Ship

Alexi  High              Untitled

Adam Holloway              the Great Equalizer

Jonathan Kaplan              Nouveau Moche Double Bird

Jonathan Kaplan              Nouveau Moche Kitsch Bird

Jonathan Kaplan              Nouveau Moche Tall Bird

Mary Ann Kokoska              Crying Parrot

Gay E. Lasher              Abstraction I

Craig Marshall Smith              Rashomon

Adam  Milner              Letters to People That Should Never Read Them

Lisa  Purdy              Lost & Found

Zach Reini              Gorky's Neck

Sarah Rockett              Under Construction

Roxanne Rossi              Urban Pure #3

Karen Scharer              Bloom

Lynne  Scholfield              Happy Hour Blu Scin

Robert  Seavy              High Tide

Jean Smith        Be Different Chapter 10 Alice in Wonderland

Shawn  Taylor         A Conversation with Malevich Through the 4th Dimension

Derrick Velasquez              Untitled 2

Photos from the opening night


“The uncanny is what one calls everything that was meant to remain secret and hidden and has come into the open” –Sigmund Freud

Through installations, drawings, and performances, the artists of Displaced reveal the residue – often hidden in plain sight – that results from our culture’s constant creation and consumption, the unexplored detritus of our daily lives. Wrongly disregarded, too-easily disposed, these artifacts from the daily rituals of life engage us by prompting a fuller, more clear-sighted picture of our world: the sound of ice melting in a glass, the dust under your radiator, the imprint left by your shoe, or the dross of a passing dream. The artists of Displaced record these moments, revealing the overlooked conflicts, unnoticed materials, and hidden components that make up so much of our culture and our lives.

Curator:  Katie Caron

Ice Cube Gallery Member

Assistant Professor Fine Arts & Art Education

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

Individual artist biographies and statements are available on request:

Max Blankstein, Detroit

Tiernan Alexander, Philadelphia

Madeline Stillwell, Berlin

Addie Langford, Detroit

Jamie Carrejo, Denver

Theresa Clowes, Denver

Nikki Pike, Denver

Marie Perrin-Mcgraw, Detroit

Megan Heeres, Detroit

Rebecca Vaughan and Peter Illig, Denver

Check out these links for information about this show:

"Displaced"at Ice Cube Gallery:

Addie Langford:

Images from the show

February 4 - 26, 2011

March 4 - 26, 2011

Amber Fries presents Embodied Emotion:  A Study of the Human Face

Mysterious imagery, ethereal, delicate and evocative...

Experimenting with the camera lens and the beauty of human expression, Amber Fries gives us an intimate look into the eyes of her subjects.  The romantic and the veiled style of her previous work continues into this series of extreme close up portraits and enigmatic images.

“The face and it’s ability to show, or hide, what we are feeling provided the possibility to capture tiny, subtle moments in the enormous capacity of human expression; a fleeting thought or reaction, a breath, a heartbeat...,” explains the artist.

Even the way Fries has chosen to display her work seems to leave it exposed to her audience and therefore completely vulnerable.

Paloma Scheck presents

Scheck works with found materials to explore our association with ordinary,  commonly discarded objects; and the surprising new qualities found in combining them.  The featured sculptures bring the delicate, the curious, the awkward and the humorous together in compelling, new compositions. 

Photos from the show




Migratory: Transplant


After four years and seven solo exhibitions in Denver, a bittersweet departure was due.


Recently relocated to Houston, Brian Cavanaugh is embarking on a new series of sculpture constructs exploring the themes of migration, relocation and the cultural dilemma of moving for survival.


The initial trauma of transplantation is a catalyst for growth.


April 1-23 2011


Friday April 1

6-9 pm



Friday 12-9 pm

Saturday 12-5 pm*


*Second Sat, (April 9)

12-7 pm

April 1 - 23, 2011

“Transitions,” a new exhibit by Colorado’s preeminent paper artist and hand paper maker Ray Tomasso, will open on Friday, April 1, at Ice Cube Gallery. The show displays a new body of work created over the course of four seasons marked by the

deaths of close family and friends.

Tomasso’s art is created from recycled cotton rags using historic European hand-papermaking techniques. He is one of an international group of fine artists

who have explored handmade paper as a sculptural medium since the early 1970s.

In Düren, Germany, he co-founded the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA), the world’s leading organization of paper


On May 19th, Tomasso’s work will be featured as part of a summer-long program at the University of Colorado, Boulder, entitled “Book Craft: Deconstructing, Unhinging, Decomposing.” His exhibit will hang throughout Norlin Library from Mid-May through September 2011. It will feature selections from the upcoming show at Ice Cube, older and other recent work, and Tomasso’s artist book, “Erosion and Tradition,” a mixed media work displaying traditional book crafts that first appeared in “Breaking the Bindings,” a seminal exhibit of creative bookmaking held at the Elvehjem Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1983.

“Erosion and Tradition” was recently donated to Norlin Library. A video presentation will feature Tomasso (MFA 1979 CU) in demonstrating the process of hand papermaking and presenting its history.

The Boulder program will also feature bookmakers Peter and Donna Thomas of Santa Cruz, CA, and bookbinder Don Glaister of Vashon, WA, who will present their work in exhibits, lectures and demonstrations. The summer-long program is co-sponsored by the University, the Book Arts League and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, who will exhibit forty examples of member work at Norlin Library.

Title: Wave

H 45" x W 45" x D 3"

Cast Rag Paper with Natural Pigments, Acrylic and Watercolor

© 2011 Ray Tomasso

Title: Erosion and Tradition

H 31" x W 29" x D 7.5" (when closed)

Mixed media work displaying traditional book crafts that first appeared in

“Breaking the Bindings,” a seminal exhibit of creative bookmaking held at the

Elvehjem Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1983.

© 2011 Ray Tomasso

Putting the new sign up at the Gallery

Images from the show


Images from the show

Carol Ann Waugh - Layered Textiles

Carol Ann Waugh is a fiber artist and her one-woman exhibit showcases her current work that mixes geometric and organic textures with layer upon layer of complex surface tension.  It’s about exploration where unexpected connections and juxtapositions can lead to new ideas and artistic expressions.

Her intuitive process means not having complete control over the outcome of her work and as she layers, creates each line, shape or pattern, adds or takes away color and stitch.  Carol looks at creating art like living life, each decision made leads to a different future choice.  It’s the thread of life decisions that weave the individuality of artistic expression.

Roxanne Rossi - “You Don’t Have to Put on the Red Dress” is an intriguing series of contemporary dress paintings engaging viewers with the play of contradictions.

These paintings are elegant, yet playful, using intricate details when played off large white areas.  The feminine forms have an emotional kick that is wrapped in deliciousness of the paint, colors and textures.

With the application of pouring and ripping away the paint, the piece is united as the original integrity of each element is stripped, yet essential beauty of the contractions is revealed.

Debbie Brady - Division & Depth

Debbie Brady is an encaustic artist who uses the ancient art of painting with wax - a mixture of beeswax and Damar resin - on boards and paper.  On her boards, she paints multiple layers of both pigmented and clear wax medium, as well as imbedding painted paper and printed images, to achieve a sense of depth.

Dividing the painted surfaces into sections gives a sense of visual clarity and order in a life that many times presents the opposite.  Her monotype prints also reflect the same concept of linear division.

Roxanne Rossi, Carol Ann Waugh & Debbie Brady
April 29 - May 21


             Receptive - Jennifer Jeannelle

There is something distinctly human about Jennifer Jeannelle’s 30 ft x 9 ft wall installation entitled “Receptive”: close to 5000 hand-pulled clay extrusions are arranged between 36 wood panels, the beeswax surface embedded with computer chips, wire and insects.

Confronted with the installation, the viewer is immersed in a space vaguely familiar with an intimate view through a microscope but built to overwhelming scale. The extrusions are unidentifiable as the pieces resemble such diverse interpretations as growth patterns of hair or fur, sprouts of plant life, small horns, wind-blown crops, microscopic pollen or aerial views of migration patterns. The overall grid structure suggests classification and mankind’s attempt at controlling the wilds of nature. There seems to be an historical and cultural sense of human and biological comparison, establishing a place in development and evolution. Color plays a secondary role in the work, using neutrals to emphasize the indistinguishable objects and to create a contemplative surface with each panel encapsulating time, both ancient and contemporary.

Adjacent to the large wall, smaller fragments of similar extrusions are arranged as an area of study, creating a narrative following the pieces through different stages of emergence and decay.

Perhaps the experience is best described as a structured rhythm, an organic abstraction with repetitive qualities, breaking the boundaries between the hard-edged mechanisms of manmade materials and the soft organic qualities of natural objects – a way to understand the world through recognition and connections, association and classification.

JENNIFER JEANNELLE is an artist and art teacher in the Denver area. She is a founding member and Membership Coordinator of Ice Cube Gallery, one of the newest and most successful contemporary co-op galleries in Denver. She also teaches Ceramics and Sculpture to high school students, often creating work alongside her students. “I like to be a role model for my students,” she says. “Their curiosity inspires my work and helps me to clarify what my work is really about.”

Jennifer describes her work as collaboration with the earth by making connections between art and science. Through the use of a variety of natural and synthetic materials, her work explores the transcendence of time: clay, concrete, plastic and glass symbolize permanence; plant life, rusty metal, wax and electric components signify decay. “My work utilizes nature as inspiration - I explore the relationship between nature and human impact, interpreting my experiences and observations by mimicking, abstracting, recreating and reinterpreting.”

JENNIFER JEANNELLE received her BFA from Metropolitan State College of Denver and her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston.

private listening devices - Theresa Anderson


"Slips of the tongue and the pen are the classic parapraxes, but psychoanalytic theory also embraces such phenomena as misreadings, mishearings, temporary forgettings, and the mislaying and losing of objects."


Intended to describe privately held memories and possibly secrets where the noise surrounding the art making and final end products disturb the viewers’ access, the installation, private listening devices, is a dream-like room with meandering paths.  Mediated opaque space is deconstructed -and with continual shifts in meaning, pokes at the corners and remnants of the tired, tripe and clichéd.


On entering the space, paintings and drawings neatly form a shell around the installation. A privacy screen has been fabricated into a looking glass into the installation where a ladies chair reupholstered with private listening device fabric is set on old diorama fake grass.  Floral wire set into the grass connects nonsensically to and from the looking glass peep panel.  On the opposite side the viewer enters into a hoarded corridor filled with drawing and found imagery as well as plush sculptures jutting off the wall.  An old 80’s television loops a performance art documentation, the most beautiful dream and the chair becomes a ship within a private room through a tenuous connection to an abstract sailing device sewn from hoarded over plastic discards.  The private room only becomes complete with small personal items such as handwritten poetry, letters to the viewer, trophy heads, personal dolls with clandestine cache areas, and biographical paintings carefully hung on the wall.



Theresa Anderson’s work is part of private collections and has won grants, international contests, awards, and been included in publications such as the New York Journal of Arts and Design under “new talent”.  Denver Post Fine Art Critic, Kyle MacMillan wrote “she is quickly distinguishing herself as one of the region's most promising emerging artists”, and Westword Fine Art Critic, Michael Paglia wrote “With this show, and others I've seen by her, Anderson proves she's one of the city's up-and-coming talents.”

Anderson was an instrumental founder and is currently the director and exhibiting artist at Ice Cube Gallery.  She is also an associate at Pirate: Contemporary Art.   Anderson has a large painting in the London based Saatchi Gallery archives for view on rotational exhibit as part of the Showdown program, has been part of exhibits in New York, Chicago, and California.  She recently completed an internationally juried artist residency at Platteforum in Denver, Colorado and a master artist demonstration on collage and exploratory drawing at the Denver Art Museum.

Jennifer Jeannelle and Theresa Anderson
May 26 - June 18



Sophie Dixon Dillo and Sara Goldenberg White
June 24 - July 15
Exhibition Dates:	June 24 – July 16, 2011
Opening Reception:	Friday, June 24, 2011, 6:00-9:00 PM
Gallery Hours:		Fridays 12:00-9:00 PM, Saturdays 12:00-5:00 PM
Contact:		Sophia Dixon Dillo: 

Sophia Dixon Dillo is creating one of her stunning site-specific Forming Light installations at the Ice Cube Gallery in Denver.  25 miles of blue 4-lb test monofilament is strung 1/8” apart to create sheer walls of light and line.  The lines twist into gentle open curves, shifting and changing in appearance as they lead the viewer through the space.  The monofilament interacts with the ever-changing lighting conditions: glowing anywhere in the spectrum from white to turquoise to purple, as the natural light shifts throughout the day.  At night, bands of artificial light dance across the surface of the lines.

The installation will be accompanied by Dillo’s most recent body of work: small three-dimensional wall-mounted boxes that contain various reflective objects within.  The objects are covered by sandblasted glass that blurs and distorts the objects behind, causing them to become an abstracted version of themselves and transforming them into an all-over patterning of light and shadow. These pieces both reveal and conceal themselves at the same time, coaxing the viewer into the experience of immediate perception before naming arises.

Dillo has a MFA from Colorado State University and a BA from Colorado College.  
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she now lives and works in the remote town of Crestone, Colorado.  She recently exhibited at Vertigo Art Space in Denver, and did a site-specific installation at the Vertical Arts Gallery in Steamboat Springs.  She was selected by Helen Pheby, PhD., Senior Curator of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, for a publication titled Curate This! 2010 – New Art, and has successfully presented her installation on, a platform for creative people to raise funds for their projects.

To see a video about the installation project go to the following link: 

Exhibition Dates:June 24 – July 16, 2011

Opening Reception:Friday, June 24, 2011, 6:00-9:00 PM

Gallery Hours:Fridays 12:00-9:00 PM, Saturdays 12:00-5:00 PM

Contact:Sara Goldenberg White:

In her exhibition String Theory, Sara Goldenberg White explores combinations of photographs, stitching, light and felt.  White uses photographs as a medium for both three- and two-dimensional works.  She creates photographs reminiscent of satellite and telescopic imagery.  The images are then fractured and re-pieced onto felt backings using the stitched line.  This line is used as a form of connection, and as adrawing tool – adding texture, dimension, and color blocks.  With the use of back lighting, the stitch holes create meandering trails of light throughout the works, contrasting with the geometric quilt-like patterns of the photographs.  String Theory contemplates the connections between atmospheric realms, as well as how we view space on both macro and micro levels.

White received her BFA in Sculpture with honors from the California College of the Arts, and her MFA in Fibers from Colorado State University.  She has exhibited throughout the United States as well as internationally, participating in a number of wearable art and recycled art exhibits in Louisiana, Connecticut, Georgia, and California.  She was recently a guest speaker for the Sheep to Shawl event at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, and has exhibited widely throughout Colorado.