SYNC Gallery presents Dual Conversation by Chad Henry and Phyllis Rider
Sync Gallery’s Third Friday artists’ reception will be held on October 19 from 6-9pm
Art of Brunch on Sunday October 28 from 11am-3pm
First Friday Art Walk on November 2 from 6-9pm
Exhibition runs October 18 through November 10, 2018.
Gallery hours: Thursday 1-4 First & Third Friday 6-9
Other Fridays 1-4
Or by appointment
Chad Henry’s show features new and recent collages with an emphasis on male relationships – fathers and sons, friends, brothers, lovers, antagonists, saints, monks, and memory. Alongside themes of love, faith and celebration, there are images of the underlying dread, worry, anger and disconnect that saturate our 21st Century experience, expressed through fragmented and improvised surfaces. The images are drawn from a studio jammed with archived books, magazines, street trash, old posters and paper scraps, and put together in the usual artist’s dialogue of image and response. Chad has studied painting with Jeffrey Wenzel, Homare Ikeda, Jordan Wolfson and others, and collage with Jonathan Talbot, Cecil Touchon and Catherine Chang Liu.
Traveling with Phyllis Rider is learning how to see color, pattern and life of a region not all that familiar to you. She loves exploring countries that have a rich diverse story and are on the exotic side of history, thus choosing Morocco for her latest adventure. She feels the country is changing in many current ways yet still holds everything together with their deep foundation in the Muslim faith. Keeping this in mind she shows through her monotypes the influences of the regions’ colors, patterns and religious icons. She explores this DUAL CONVERSATION in many of the monotypes and a painting. Her sculpture is more about the color influence and looking into a spiritual place. The monotypes are a combination of printmaking and collage. Many of the collage pieces are photographs of various patterns of the unique woodwork, mosaics, or general interesting sights. Some also include other forms of printmaking like solar relief plate. Often there is a DUAL CONVERSATION going on within the different areas of the pieces. Her painting is about the DUAL CONVERSATION between different beliefs and an entry way that is open for exploring together in peace and harmony. This feeling came from the friendliness and openness of the people she encountered. Many of the pieces show an open doorway to look into and explore the meaning inside. The aluminum sculpture is the color blue you see everywhere in Morocco, the screen inside is a homage to many beautiful screens that cover windows and mosques…inviting…mysterious…begging you to see the beautiful patterns, reflections and wonder about what is beyond the opening.
SYNC Gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary abstract and conceptual works by a collective of emerging and established artists. Each month select members display exciting work with a wide freedom of expression. Located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver – known for its vibrant arts scene – SYNC Gallery has become a destination for art lovers.