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posted Feb 20, 2013, 4:38 PM by Kadoya Gallery   [ updated Feb 20, 2013, 4:40 PM ]
AWAKENED: The Art of Repurposing through Feeling, Movement and Texture
February 15 — March 14, 2013
Artist’s Reception | Friday, February 22, 2013 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

PUEBLO, COLORADO, February 11, 2013—Kadoya Gallery presents the exhibition AWAKENED: The Art of Repurposing through Feeling, Movement and Texture, a journey through creative color and reuse techniques. Lisa Bailey is a mixed media abstract expressionist artist who believes that creative play with color should be a daily part of everyone’s life. You can see her use of colors found in nature in many of her pieces combined with a twist of unexpected elements. Lisa loves using old wood window sashes, reclaimed wood, wood screens and wire as much as possible in her works, finding that almost anything old can find a new use in “green” artmaking. As a self taught artist Lisa blends years of life experience with self expression and through the use of reuse/repurposing techniques is able to bring new life to discarded and found objects. The wealth of materials often overlooked by people daily allows her to explore a variety of new and exciting multi-media art forms. Lisa hopes that through her art she can foster a focus on rethinking what we throw away. Usable and interesting items are thrown away every day and hauled to a landfill yet we still feel the need to go to stores to purchase new materials for art. We want to encourage everyone to take another look at these discards and reuse what is already in our communities.

Lisa has exhibited in juried art shows throughout Pueblo and Southern Colorado and placed First in Mixed Medium at the Beulah Fine Art Show in August 2010. You can see Lisa’s artwork at Park East Restaurant, Steel City Art Works, BTC Building and the Pueblo Jones Healy Office.

Selected works from AWAKENED: The Art of Repurposing through Feeling, Movement and Texture will be featured in the first edition of the Kadoya Gallery Catalog which will be released in November 2013. Lavishly illustrated with more than 75 works (some never before published), the catalog highlights selected works from each artist’s exhibition at Kadoya Gallery during 2013. Advance reservations for the Catalog will begin in late Spring 2013.

Accompanying AWAKENED: The Art of Repurposing through Feeling, Movement and Texture is a special website section, www.kadoyagallery.com/artists/lisa-bailey, featuring a selection of images that appear in the exhibition. Kadoya Gallery has also included in this special section information about how you can engage in “green” artmaking with special resources and weblinks.

An audio program accompanying the exhibition features a conversation with Lisa Bailey discussing her work. It will be available free of charge as a podcast on iTunes (Kadoya Gallery) after February 18, 2013.

National Register 8/18/1983, 5PE.585

Erected in 1890, the Tutt Building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the most intact commercial structures from this time period in downtown Pueblo with large retail display windows. This unusual triangular building’s twelve-inch thick walls are faced with red brick and hand-crafted stonework.

Press Contact:
Gregory Howell, (719) 320-6315 or admin@kadoyagallery.com
Lisa Bailey, (719) 252-2637 or lisa@jones-healy.com


Public Information:
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza, Pueblo, CO, 81003, (719) 320-6315, kadoyagallery.com
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Closed Monday.
Gallery Admission: Free