The Gallery was founded by Carmen and Kurt Wiedenhoeft in 2011 with two goals. The first priority is to serve as a creative space to support well-established, mid-career artists in Colorado. The mission of the Gallery is to create a deep archive of the work of the artists it represents and to take the work of these artists to more international audiences. The second priority is to bring artists to Colorado not exhibited in our region and create a vital voice in Denver's cultural landscape. We seek collaborations with other galleries and artists to further our mission.
The Gallery's permanent home is a 2,500 square foot warehouse in the River North Art District (RiNo) — an industrial area northeast of downtown Denver. The gallery hosted a popup exhibition in a raw space across from the Museum of Contemporary Art at 1515 Delgany Street from October 2013 through July 2014.
UPCOMING: MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery hosts a rotating series of exhibits throughout the year.
For Month of Photography, we are hosting the Denver Public Schools photography competition. Our opening reception will be on First Friday, March 6th.
RECENT: BOUNDARY BATTLE
December 5, 2014 through January 31, 2015
“Why is it that globalization has so often been discussed from sociological, political, and economic points of view, but almost never from an aesthetic perspective?” This is the question asked by Boundary Battle, a 12-artist multi-medium exhibition curated in conjunction with RedLine Gallery. The exhibition explores contemporary life, asking questions about commodification and material consumption as it pertains to identity.
RECENT: DEVO PHOTOGRAPHY
October 29 through December 1, 2014
The gallery exhibition focuses on photographers who captured images of DEVO's unique aesthetic in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The exhibition includes works by several photographers including Anastasia Pantsios, Ruby Ray, Richard Peterson and Allan Tannenbaum, most of whom also contributed to the Mothersbaugh catalog. Co-curated with Sonya Falcone. The Mark Mothersbaugh exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) opens Oct 30, 2014 - April 5, 2015.
THE GALLERY FOUNDERS
The gallery's director and founder, Carmen Wiedenhoeft, has been professionally involved in the art world for over 20 years, beginning her career as an intern at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The co-founder, Kurt Wiedenhoeft, has worked in the computer field as an engineer and software developer since 1990. Kurt's family built an archive of art historical images used at universities throughout the world to this day. In the early 2000's Carmen and Kurt co-founded and later sold a digital marketplace of images for teaching art history.
During 2015 Carmen is taking a sabbatical from managing the gallery to work on a technology startup building on her extensive background in the arts and technology. Kurt is managing operations at the gallery and working on a large electronic medical records project.
HOST AN EVENT
Book your event in our unique Art Gallery venue in the River North (RiNo) arts district!
The gallery is ideally suited to hosting parties, fundraisers, meetings, smaller weddings, and many other activities. The gallery features unique original art on a rotating basis, and a modern interior with a large front and back room for your event. In addition, we have a full liquor license, catering kitchen, easy access, and free parking for your guests.
View our events page for more information.