Wall Assembled Variation
More Than Friends
Ironton Gallery and Studios, Denver, CO
More Than Friends presented the work of 23 local artists who share studio space at TANK Studios in South Denver. TANK Studios was founded in January of 2013 by nine local artists with the aim of creating a strong and sustainable community for working artists at all career levels. Just one year later, TANK had grown to host 23 artists working in a variety of media. The work shown in this exhibition was a cross-section of the studio practices present at TANK, ranging from painting to digital media, collage to collaborative performance, sculpture to photography and video. While the subject matter, conceptual concerns, and media differ, the works reflect the open critical dialog that TANK fosters. TANK is more than a building, it is a community. And the artists of TANK are, in fact, more than friends; they are colleagues, supporters, collaborators, and instigators.