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LUMINOUS MOUNTAINOUS | Solo Exhibition at K Contemporary, Denver

  • K Contemporary 1412 Wazee Street Denver, CO, 80202 United States (map)
  Pikes Peak Pink Granite, Collage.

Pikes Peak Pink Granite, Collage.


A Solo Exhibition of New Paintings

July 1 – July 31, 2018


Collectors & VIP Preview Party: Thursday, July 5th, 6-8pm*

Opening Night Celebration Party: Saturday, July 7th, 6-10pm



In the last year, we've experienced some incredible celestial phenomenon over the Rocky Mountains. Starting in August, 2017 with the Great American Eclipse and more recently in January 2018 with the double Super Moons. The quality of this extraordinary light over the Colorado, Utah and Wyoming high altitude landscape inspired to me to consider the idea of the luminous in painting. Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran employed it in the early 19th century in their Grand Manner paintings to describe an ethereal, spiritual aspect to an arcadian Western landscape. The Light and Space artists in California used reflective paint and resin to show off the glints and glistening quality to the atmosphere. 

In LUMINOUS MOUNTAINOUS, I explore the bright, clear, pure quality of light that comes from living close to two miles above sea level in the Rocky Mountains and the extraordinary  light that comes with Lunar and Solar phenomenon over their ridge lines. Using sensual gradient colors, lush textures, metallic pigments and crushed minerals such as fools gold, pink granite and gold mica embedded into the painting surface, my mountains will emerge and float suspended in a dream-like state of consciousness.  Their magical, steroidal beauty exemplifying my love affair with an idealized Western landscape. Many of the peaks and basins in this collection of collages and paintings will be based on actual landmarks and geological features of Colorado.



Sarah Winkler is a British-born, US-based Painter and Collage artist working near Denver, Colorado. Winkler studied Studio Art and Earth Science at William Patterson University. She has exhibited her artwork nationally in exhibitions and art fairs with K Contemporary, Gallery MAR, Space Gallery, RH Contemporary Art, Helikon Gallery, Fouladi Projects Gallery and Gallerie Citi. Her work has been placed internationally in private and corporate art collections including Chevron, Marriott, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, One Empire Pass, Deer Valley Resort, Hilton West Palm Beach, Viceroy, Mountain Shadows and The Cosmopolitan Hotel.  Her work has been honored with recent features with The Jealous Curator, CREATE! Magazine, Scientific American, New American Paintings, Dwell and Alpine Modern Magazine.



K Contemporary is located in the heart of Denver’s LoDo district, K Contemporary represents emerging and established international artists.  The focus of the gallery since its inception has been to exhibit and champion artists.  The gallery presents approximately eight major exhibitions a year, as well as mounting experiential pop-up, off-site and satellite exhibitions and participating in major art fairs. We provide advisory and brokerage service for the secondary market and enjoy good relations with many Museums and Foundations.

* RSVP required to the gallery.