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Group Dynamics

Summer is the time for group shows, and this year, the William Havu Gallery has divided the season in two, with a landscape show filling the first part of the schedule and an abstract one now filling the second. Straightforwardly titled Abstracts, the exhibit brings together many of the artists represented by Havu who are working in abstract styles.

“The show is anchored by the late Werner Drewes, who was a student of Paul Klee's at the Weimar Bauhaus, and Wassily Kandinsky’s 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 movement’s 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 or call the gallery at 303-893-2360.
July 30-Sept. 11, 2010


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