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 8in<br>2008<br></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 8in<br>2008<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Daniela Comani</span><br><em>The Sisters Karamazov</em><span class='media'>archival pigment print</span>10 x 8in<br>2008<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Daniela Comani</span><br><em>L'etrangere</em><span class='media'>archival pigment print</span>10 x 8in<br>2008<br></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 8in<br>2008<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Daniela Comani</span><br><em>Invisible Woman</em><span class='media'>archival pigment print</span>10 x 8in<br>2008<br></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 50in<br>2014<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Jim Thompson</span><br><em>Jack Youngblood (1977 series)</em><span class='media'>oil on canvas</span>4 x 3in<br>2012<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Jim Thompson</span><br><em>Tony Perez (1977 series)</em><span class='media'>oil on canvas</span>4 x 3in<br>2012<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Jim Thompson</span><br><em>Mike Flanagan (1977 series)</em><span class='media'>oil on canvas</span>4 x 3in<br>2012<br></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 15in<br>2013<br></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 8.5in<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 8.5in<br>2014<br></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 8in<br>2009<br></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 2in<br>Edition of 10<br>2012<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Carol Selter</span><br><em>March, The Meadowlark</em><span class='media'>pigment print on paper</span>30 x 36in<br>2003/2011<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Carol Selter</span><br><em>December, The Hummingbird</em><span class='media'>pigment print on paper</span>30 x 36in<br>2003/2011<br></p>
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Daniela Comani
The Little Princessarchival pigment print10 x 8in
2008

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Daniela Comani
A Portrait of An Artist as Young Womanarchival pigment print10 x 8in
2008

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Daniela Comani
The Sisters Karamazovarchival pigment print10 x 8in
2008

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Daniela Comani
L'etrangerearchival pigment print10 x 8in
2008

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Daniela Comani
Le Beau et la bêtearchival pigment print10 x 8in
2008

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Daniela Comani
Invisible Womanarchival pigment print10 x 8in
2008

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

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Jim Thompson
Jack Youngblood (1977 series)oil on canvas4 x 3in
2012

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Jim Thompson
Tony Perez (1977 series)oil on canvas4 x 3in
2012

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Jim Thompson
Mike Flanagan (1977 series)oil on canvas4 x 3in
2012

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William Powhida
Some Tropes and Intentionsgraphite, watercolor, and acrylic on panel22 x 15in
2013

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Ramiro Gomez
Leticia on a breakacrylic on magazine page11 x 8.5in
2014

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Ramiro Gomez
Edith and Roberto working for their familyacrylic on magazine page11 x 8.5in
2014

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Ben Jackel
Victorystoneware, ebony, beeswax and leather36 x 10 x 8in
2009

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Erika Rothenberg
America, the Greatest Nation on Earthaluminum sign with plastic letters32 x 24 x 2in
Edition of 10
2012

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Carol Selter
March, The Meadowlarkpigment print on paper30 x 36in
2003/2011

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Carol Selter
December, The Hummingbirdpigment print on paper30 x 36in
2003/2011

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 8in
    2008

  • Daniela Comani
    A Portrait of An Artist as Young Womanarchival pigment print10 x 8in
    2008

  • Daniela Comani
    The Sisters Karamazovarchival pigment print10 x 8in
    2008

  • Daniela Comani
    L'etrangerearchival pigment print10 x 8in
    2008

  • Daniela Comani
    Le Beau et la bêtearchival pigment print10 x 8in
    2008

  • Daniela Comani
    Invisible Womanarchival pigment print10 x 8in
    2008

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

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

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

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

  • William Powhida
    Some Tropes and Intentionsgraphite, watercolor, and acrylic on panel22 x 15in
    2013

  • Ramiro Gomez
    Leticia on a breakacrylic on magazine page11 x 8.5in
    2014

  • Ramiro Gomez
    Edith and Roberto working for their familyacrylic on magazine page11 x 8.5in
    2014

  • Ben Jackel
    Victorystoneware, ebony, beeswax and leather36 x 10 x 8in
    2009

  • Erika Rothenberg
    America, the Greatest Nation on Earthaluminum sign with plastic letters32 x 24 x 2in
    Edition of 10
    2012

  • Carol Selter
    March, The Meadowlarkpigment print on paper30 x 36in
    2003/2011

  • Carol Selter
    December, The Hummingbirdpigment print on paper30 x 36in
    2003/2011