The Graveyard Shift is a Brinton Museum invitational exhibition featuring works by sixteen highly accomplished, award-winning artists from Wyoming and Colorado and also California and Wisconsin. The idea behind the show is directly related to the cemetery as a place of rest, one’s last repose, and the interface between life and death. Consequentially, artists were asked to submit pieces in keeping with a cemetery theme and the subject matter contained therein. Works in this show range in scale and artistic style from Loughridge’s charming woodblock print of a hillside graveyard in LaSauses to Keith Davis’s gelatin-silver prints of exquisite marble sculpture found in Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, in Genoa, Italy.
The Graveyard Shift’s focus is on the beauty of the places and sites that now immortalize those gone which call to us as a subject for art. The silent simplicity of summer evening’s light on stone monuments in a field, a church, a lone shadow of a cross all evoke the question “what are the tales and stories of those who lie here in the moonlight?” Artist and photographer Tony Hochstsetler from Colorado is the guest curator for this exhibition. Tony is a longtime friend of The Brinton who has exhibited his bronze work and photography in numerous Brinton shows. The Graveyard Shift continues in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery through December 19.
Join us for a Halloween-themed reception to meet the artists on Sunday, October 31, from 5 to 7 PM. This event is offered free and open to the public. Costumes encouraged.
Chula Beauregard (Steamboat Springs, Colorado)
Lorenzo Chavez (Parker, Colorado)
Keith Davis (Sheridan, Wyoming)
Daniel Gerhartz (Kewaskum, Wisconsin)
Quang Ho (Denver, Colorado)
Tony Hochstetler (Frederick, Colorado)
Jim Jereb (Laramie, Wyoming)
Leon Loughridge (Denver, Colorado)Joel Ostlind (Big Horn, Wyoming)
Gregory Packard (Montrose, Colorado)
Bill Sharer (California)
Jill Soukup (Lakewood, Colorado)
Daniel Sprick (Denver, Colorado)
Adrienne Stein (Denver, Colorado)
Skip Whitcomb (Fort Collins, Colorado)
Dan Young (Silt, Colorado)