Saturday, July 30, 2011

Quick response art show closing:  


A digital show for the digital age.

DUNN A.K.A. Dan Ericson has created the “QUICK RESPONSE” art show to help celebrate The MacSpa Second Anniversary and his love for Pop art.

“QUICK RESPONSE” art show July 1st - 30th, featuring 30 Denver artists is created as a group effort by DunnThe MacSpaRay Snyder Fine Art and curated by Eric Matelski.

Public Reception will be held Thursday, July 7th 6-9pm at The MacSpa 1738 Wynkoop, Suite 103, Denver, CO 80202. 

QR Codes: A QR code (short for Quick Response) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data. 

“Quick Response (QR) Codes are the perfect platform for an art exhibition that makes all forms of artwork equal and able to be displayed side by side without distracting the audience” - DUNN

30 of Denver’s diverse artists will have their work on display together in a way they have never been shown before. All 30 works will be displayed as 12” x 12” simple black and white QR codes. Using only iOS devices, iPhones, and other smart phones, viewers will be able to scan the QR code to reveal the actual image of art.

All art will be for sale including the 12” x 12” QR codes. Each QR code will be autographed by the artist it represents.

Adding to the Digital Fun, DJ Check One will be DJing live via Skype from 7-8pm followed by other Digital performances during the reception on July 7th.

Food: A few of LoDo’s favorite food carts will be onsite selling treats, and for dessert Gigi’s cupcake truck will also be onsite to tempt your sweet tooth. 

Artists include: Steve Altman, Tonia Bonnell,  HÃ¥kan Carheden,  Shane Coffey,  Tim DeMasters, DUNN, Jeff Erwine,  Mike Graves,  Chris Guarino,  Joroko, Eric Matelski, Ian McKown, David Menard, Pat Milbery, Tadd Moskal, Jen Mosquera, Nemo, Bart Ovaitt, Gina Schlesselman, Chris Schranck, Jimmy Sellars, Ray Snyder, Miguel A. Tarango, Aaron Thackeray, Tracy Weil, Eric Buckner Winfield, and few more surprises.

More about the concept for the show:
The idea for the show comes from Dan Ericson a.k.a. DUNN’s love of pop and street art. Inspired by artists Banksy and Andy Warhol, Dunn hopes to create a show that not only captures the essence of Denver’s most creative artists but also deconstructs how we normally view art shows and recreates it as “Generic Pop art” for a digital age. - Eric Matelski

How Wikipedia Defines:
Pop Art: Pop removes the material from its context and isolates the object, or combines it with other objects, for contemplation. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture. Pop art often takes as its imagery that which is currently in use in advertising.

Generic: Generic brands of consumer products (often supermarket goods) are distinguished by the absence of a brand name.

The Quick Release Art Show would like to thank the following sponsors: The MacSpa, Dunn the Signtologist, Art Pimp productions, Ray Snyder Fine Art, and the Wynkoop Brewery.

Any questions can be addressed by contacting Dunn at