The show is anchored by the late Werner Drewes, who was a student of Paul Klee's at the Weimar Bauhaus, and Wassily Kandinskys at the Dessau Bauhaus, says gallery owner Bill Havu, adding that Kandinsky is the acknowledged founder of pure abstraction, making Drewes, his student, part of the first wave of the movements proponents.
Though Drewes is the only internationally known artist in the show and the only dead one there are a number of out-of-town talents, such as California artists Joan Moment, Carrie Lederer and Daniel Phill, as well as Kathleen McCloud from New Mexico.
The main current among the stable at Havu, however and in Abstracts is Colorado artists, including Sushe Felix, Monroe Hodder, Emilio Lobato, Amy Metier, Erick Johnson and Robert Delaney.
Abstracts runs through September 11 at Havu, 1040 Cherokee Street. To find out more, go to www.williamhavugallery.com or call the gallery at 303-893-2360.
July 30-Sept. 11, 2010