TAKEOVER

Sandow Birk
Daniela Comani
Ramiro Gomez
Ben Jackel
Adam Milner
William Powhida
Erika Rothenberg
Carol Selter
Jim Thompson

Curated By Charlie James

July 11 — August 14, 2014

Opening Reception
Friday, July 11th, | 6 - 9PM

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<p><span class="name">Daniela Comani</span><br><em>The Little Princess</em><span class='media'>archival pigment print</span>10 x 8 in  (25.4 x 20.3 cm)<br>2008<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry DCOM0012&body=I am interested in finding out more about The Little Princess by Daniela Comani'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Daniela Comani</span><br><em>A Portrait of An Artist as Young Woman</em><span class='media'>archival pigment print</span>10 x 8 in  (25.4 x 20.3 cm)<br>2008<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry DCOM0002&body=I am interested in finding out more about A Portrait of An Artist as Young Woman by Daniela Comani'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Daniela Comani</span><br><em>The Sisters Karamazov</em><span class='media'>archival pigment print</span>10 x 8 in  (25.4 x 20.3 cm)<br>2008<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry DCOM0014&body=I am interested in finding out more about The Sisters Karamazov by Daniela Comani'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Daniela Comani</span><br><em>L'etrangere</em><span class='media'>archival pigment print</span>10 x 8 in  (25.4 x 20.3 cm)<br>2008<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry DCOM0007&body=I am interested in finding out more about L'etrangere by Daniela Comani'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Daniela Comani</span><br><em>Le Beau et la bête</em><span class='media'>archival pigment print</span>10 x 8 in  (25.4 x 20.3 cm)<br>2008<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry DCOM0008&body=I am interested in finding out more about Le Beau et la bête by Daniela Comani'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Daniela Comani</span><br><em>Invisible Woman</em><span class='media'>archival pigment print</span>10 x 8 in  (25.4 x 20.3 cm)<br>2008<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry DCOM0006&body=I am interested in finding out more about Invisible Woman by Daniela Comani'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Sandow Birk</span><br><em>ADX Florence (United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility) - Florence, Colorado</em><span class='media'>oil and acrylic on canvas</span>31 x 50 in  (78.7 x 127 cm)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SBIR0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about ADX Florence (United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility) - Florence, Colorado by Sandow Birk'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Jim Thompson</span><br><em>Jack Youngblood (1977 series)</em><span class='media'>oil on canvas</span>4 x 3 in  (10.2 x 7.6 cm)<br>2012<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry JTOM0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about Jack Youngblood (1977 series) by Jim Thompson'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Jim Thompson</span><br><em>Tony Perez (1977 series)</em><span class='media'>oil on canvas</span>4 x 3 in  (10.2 x 7.6 cm)<br>2012<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry JTOM0005&body=I am interested in finding out more about Tony Perez (1977 series) by Jim Thompson'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Jim Thompson</span><br><em>Mike Flanagan (1977 series)</em><span class='media'>oil on canvas</span>4 x 3 in  (10.2 x 7.6 cm)<br>2012<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry JTOM0006&body=I am interested in finding out more about Mike Flanagan (1977 series) by Jim Thompson'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Powhida</span><br><em>Some Tropes and Intentions</em><span class='media'>graphite, watercolor, and acrylic on panel</span>22 x 15 in  (55.9 x 38.1 cm)<br>2013<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WPOW0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about Some Tropes and Intentions by William Powhida'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Ramiro Gomez</span><br><em>Leticia on a break</em><span class='media'>acrylic on magazine page</span>11 x 8.5 in  (27.9 x 21.6 cm)<br>2014<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Ramiro Gomez</span><br><em>Edith and Roberto working for their family</em><span class='media'>acrylic on magazine page</span>11 x 8.5 in  (27.9 x 21.6 cm)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry RGOM0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about Edith and Roberto working for their family by Ramiro Gomez'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Ben Jackel</span><br><em>Victory</em><span class='media'>stoneware, ebony, beeswax and leather</span>36 x 10 x 8 in  (91.4 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm)<br>2009<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry BJAC0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about Victory by Ben Jackel'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Erika Rothenberg</span><br><em>America, the Greatest Nation on Earth</em><span class='media'>aluminum sign with plastic letters</span>32 x 24 x 2 in  (81.3 x 61 x 5.1 cm)<br>Edition of Edition of 10<br>2012<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry EROT0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about America, the Greatest Nation on Earth by Erika Rothenberg'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Carol Selter</span><br><em>March, The Meadowlark</em><span class='media'>pigment print on paper</span>30 x 36 in  (76.2 x 91.4 cm)<br>20032011<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry CSEL0002&body=I am interested in finding out more about March, The Meadowlark by Carol Selter'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Carol Selter</span><br><em>December, The Hummingbird</em><span class='media'>pigment print on paper</span>30 x 36 in  (76.2 x 91.4 cm)<br>20032011<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry CSEL0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about December, The Hummingbird by Carol Selter'>Inquire</a></p>
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Daniela Comani
The Little Princessarchival pigment print10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
2008
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Daniela Comani
A Portrait of An Artist as Young Womanarchival pigment print10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
2008
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Daniela Comani
The Sisters Karamazovarchival pigment print10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
2008
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Daniela Comani
L'etrangerearchival pigment print10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
2008
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Daniela Comani
Le Beau et la bêtearchival pigment print10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
2008
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Daniela Comani
Invisible Womanarchival pigment print10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
2008
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Sandow Birk
ADX Florence (United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility) - Florence, Coloradooil and acrylic on canvas31 x 50 in (78.7 x 127 cm)
2014
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Jim Thompson
Jack Youngblood (1977 series)oil on canvas4 x 3 in (10.2 x 7.6 cm)
2012
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Jim Thompson
Tony Perez (1977 series)oil on canvas4 x 3 in (10.2 x 7.6 cm)
2012
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Jim Thompson
Mike Flanagan (1977 series)oil on canvas4 x 3 in (10.2 x 7.6 cm)
2012
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William Powhida
Some Tropes and Intentionsgraphite, watercolor, and acrylic on panel22 x 15 in (55.9 x 38.1 cm)
2013
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Ramiro Gomez
Leticia on a breakacrylic on magazine page11 x 8.5 in (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
2014

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Ramiro Gomez
Edith and Roberto working for their familyacrylic on magazine page11 x 8.5 in (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
2014
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Ben Jackel
Victorystoneware, ebony, beeswax and leather36 x 10 x 8 in (91.4 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm)
2009
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Erika Rothenberg
America, the Greatest Nation on Earthaluminum sign with plastic letters32 x 24 x 2 in (81.3 x 61 x 5.1 cm)
Edition of Edition of 10
2012
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Carol Selter
March, The Meadowlarkpigment print on paper30 x 36 in (76.2 x 91.4 cm)
20032011
Inquire

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Carol Selter
December, The Hummingbirdpigment print on paper30 x 36 in (76.2 x 91.4 cm)
20032011
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On July 11th, 2014 the leadership at Gildar Gallery will relinquish its curatorial responsibilities to Charlie James of Los Angeles-based Charlie James Gallery. This bloodless TAKEOVER will result in an exhibition organized by James displaying objects created by a group of nine artists loyal to his cause, namely the exploration of power.

As a gallerist James has built a reputation for exhibiting 'engaged' artworks from around the United States and Europe. Embracing Sartre's term for activist art and literature, the one time Denverite, returns to assert his charged vision. Concurrent with the curatorial regime change, James will place works by a selection of artists from his renowned stable within the subjugated Gildar Gallery (Daniela Comani, Ramiro Gomez, William Powhida, Carol Selter, Jim Thompson), while also deploying the efforts of other internationally recognized veterans aligned to his aims (Sandow Birk,Ben Jackel, Erika Rothenberg ) along with a single Denver defector, (Adam Milner).

TAKEOVER functions as a subjective survey in miniature of politically aware, though rarely partisan tendencies in contemporary art. Investigating the dynamics and paradoxes of influence and force these works range in perspective from wry observation to subtle manipulations and utilize a host of tactics including appropriation, quotation, modeling, portraiture and text.

Selected Works

  • Daniela Comani
    The Little Princessarchival pigment print10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
    2008
    Inquire

  • Daniela Comani
    A Portrait of An Artist as Young Womanarchival pigment print10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
    2008
    Inquire

  • Daniela Comani
    The Sisters Karamazovarchival pigment print10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
    2008
    Inquire

  • Daniela Comani
    L'etrangerearchival pigment print10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
    2008
    Inquire

  • Daniela Comani
    Le Beau et la bêtearchival pigment print10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
    2008
    Inquire

  • Daniela Comani
    Invisible Womanarchival pigment print10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
    2008
    Inquire

  • Sandow Birk
    ADX Florence (United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility) - Florence, Coloradooil and acrylic on canvas31 x 50 in (78.7 x 127 cm)
    2014
    Inquire

  • Jim Thompson
    Jack Youngblood (1977 series)oil on canvas4 x 3 in (10.2 x 7.6 cm)
    2012
    Inquire

  • Jim Thompson
    Tony Perez (1977 series)oil on canvas4 x 3 in (10.2 x 7.6 cm)
    2012
    Inquire

  • Jim Thompson
    Mike Flanagan (1977 series)oil on canvas4 x 3 in (10.2 x 7.6 cm)
    2012
    Inquire

  • William Powhida
    Some Tropes and Intentionsgraphite, watercolor, and acrylic on panel22 x 15 in (55.9 x 38.1 cm)
    2013
    Inquire

  • Ramiro Gomez
    Leticia on a breakacrylic on magazine page11 x 8.5 in (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
    2014

  • Ramiro Gomez
    Edith and Roberto working for their familyacrylic on magazine page11 x 8.5 in (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
    2014
    Inquire

  • Ben Jackel
    Victorystoneware, ebony, beeswax and leather36 x 10 x 8 in (91.4 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm)
    2009
    Inquire

  • Erika Rothenberg
    America, the Greatest Nation on Earthaluminum sign with plastic letters32 x 24 x 2 in (81.3 x 61 x 5.1 cm)
    Edition of Edition of 10
    2012
    Inquire

  • Carol Selter
    March, The Meadowlarkpigment print on paper30 x 36 in (76.2 x 91.4 cm)
    20032011
    Inquire

  • Carol Selter
    December, The Hummingbirdpigment print on paper30 x 36 in (76.2 x 91.4 cm)
    20032011
    Inquire