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icons and absurdities: self portraits by sally stockhold

May 20, 2011

Where:    Pattern Shop Studio, 3349 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

When:   Show runs June 3rd through August 5th, 2011

Public opportunities to visit the Pattern Shop Studio:

  • First Friday, June 3rd, 2011 – 6-9pm (Opening reception)
  • Saturday, June 11thnoon-5pm, as part of RiNo Art Safari Tour
  • First Friday, July 16-9pm
  • Saturday, July 9th4-6pm (Salon with the artist)
  • First Friday, August 5th2011, 6-9 (Closing reception);
  • and always by appointment for individuals and groups.

Contact:     Rex or Sharon Brown, The Pattern Shop Studio, (303) 297-9831 –

Further Information:

Pattern Shop Studio Facebook Page

Denver area photographer/painter Sally Stockhold will display her work at The Pattern Shop Studio in the RiNo Art District beginning on Friday, June 3rd, 2011, and continuing through July.   Stockhold is known for her outrageously funny and strikingly beautiful portraits of herself as famous women of fiction and history, among which have been Gertrude Stein, Louise Nevelson, Virginia Woolf and Madame Butterfly.   “I make portraits of these women not only to discover more about them,” she says, “but also to learn more about myself as a woman and an artist.”  Each portrait begins with extensive research into her subjects.  “My goal is to maintain historical accuracy,” she notes, “though my work often expresses elements of imagined realism.” Some of Stockhold’s work is also scathingly political, such as the series called “Homeland Security,” which pictures her wrapped in plastic and securing herself and her home from a terrorist attack.  A graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture, Stockhold had a career in photography and film in New York City before coming to the Denver area in 1994.  Since her arrival, she has been affiliated with Spark Gallery, Edge Gallery, Working With Artists, and the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.

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