Coming Full Circle

Golden-based sculptor and installation artist Carley Warren has been a fixture on the Colorado art scene for decades. Along the way, she’s developed a unique signature style that refers to nature and human relationships — not through representational work, but by conveying the ideas conceptually, using simple forms carried out in simple materials, typically wood.

Her latest efforts will be unveiled in the exhibit Incomplete at Denver’s Artyard, 1251 South Pearl Street, the area’s only gallery specializing exclusively in contemporary sculpture. The exhibit’s title, Incomplete, has to do with circles — or, more specifically, incomplete ones. The circle has a special meaning for Warren, who says the form “is endowed with symbolism” and links it to everything from the cosmos to a wedding ring. The partial circles here are done in wood and mixed materials, and in the form of wall-hung bas-reliefs.

An opening reception for Incomplete will run from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight; for more information, call 303-777-3219 or go to
May 21-June 27, 2010

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Michael Paglia is an art historian and writer whose columns have appeared in Westword since 1995; his essays on the visual arts have also been published in national periodicals including Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine. He taught art history at the University of Colorado Denver.
Contact: Michael Paglia