*New Date*
Opens May 31, 2024

Mirus Gallery Denver presents Glitshn Around, a solo exhibition by GERA1

Opening reception: Friday May 31st, 7-10pm *NEW DATE*

 Mirus Gallery brings the acclaimed exhibition "GLITSHN AROUND" by emerging street artist Gera1 to Denver opening May 17th, 2024. For this exhibit, Gera1 has created ‘glitch’ paintings on cut aluminum with colorful overlays expressing multiple actions within each piece. . Embracing visual imperfections reminiscent of digital media glitches, these artworks feature fragmented imagery, pixelated distortions, color aberrations, and unexpected patterns. Gera1 challenges traditional notions of aesthetics while inviting viewers into a captivating world of unconventional beauty. Join us for the Opening Reception May 17th, 7-10pm

About the Exhibition:

Gera is a Visual Artist who started as a graffiti writer at the age of 12. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts and he has participated in numerous exhibitions in countries around the world including Germany, Italy, USA, France, and Luxembourg while in 2019 he had his first solo show in Milano. He has also been invited to festivals like San Hejmo, Gulia Urbana, Pow! Wow! Sweden, Tirana Mural Fest, and Writers Block Murals to name a few.

Gera’s practice focuses on the reinterpretation of reality through the visualization of vibrant, recurring color contrasts. Getting his influence from the aesthetic of glitch art, he attempts to communicate parallel stories narrated through multiple layers of movement, form, and texture.

The Athens-based artist draws inspiration from everyday details. The position of a body, the reflection of light in the bathroom, or a simple movement. His figurative expression becomes part of an abstract language where malfunction, error, and deformation coexist in an environment of harmonic deconstruction. For Gera, the utilization of distortion and visual glitches plays a vital role in the creation of fragmented structures that redefine the limits of the real and the illusion of perfection.

Working on different surfaces, spray paint has accompanied most of his outdoor compositions. However, in his latest work, the big-scale graffiti murals have been conveyed into abstractly designed aluminum canvases that optimize the application of antithetic materials. His experimentation with diverse shapes and forms has contributed to the combination of oil, pastel, and color pencil with current techniques such as waterjet on ACP. Collage, as well as the practice of engraving, have also been a strong reference in his work. The unanticipated relationship between these components constitutes a challenge to the visual experience of Gera’s constantly evolving work. – Text by Lydia Panagou


Michael Walsh

June 7th - September 4

 Mirus Gallery SF invites you to the opening of local artist Michael Walsh’s solo exhibition Evolution on Friday June 7th 7-10pm.  Inspired by the rich culture of graffiti and industrial craftsmanship, Michael Walsh’s work is a testament to diligence and expertise honed through extensive practice.  This exhibition focuses on Walsh’s artist exploration, landing at his latest body of work that uses innovative technologies such as VR modeling, CAD, machine learning and 3D printing.

Opening reception: Friday, June 7th, 7pm

About the Exhibition:  

Currently based in the San Francisco Bay,  Michael Walsh is a versatile artist with a strong foundation in sculpture and industrial design. His art career is marked by his pioneering use of cutting-edge digital technologies and seamlessly integrating these digital manufacturing methods into his practice.

Drawing inspiration from the rich tradition of industrial craftsmanship, Michael Walsh’s artistic journey began with graffiti-style writing on the East Coast in the pre-millennium era. He attributes the industrial landscape and painting in old steel mills and factories in Pennsylvania as the foundation for his evolution into fabricating heavy metal sculptural works and foundry. Walsh’s sculpting is often fueled by dynamic rhythms and melody in music, transforming the fluidity and energy of sound into physical forms that embody movement and waveforms.

Over the years, Michael Walsh has surpassed conventional sculptural practices by embracing modern digital tools of modeling in virtual reality, CAD and 3D printing.  This innovative approach allows him to push the boundaries of his creative expression, merging traditional techniques with contemporary digital advancements.

In his new solo exhibition, “Exploration”, Michael Walsh showcases his latest body of work featuring vibrant, 3-D printed wall hangings and sculptures designed with VR and CAD modeling software.  This collection highlights the fruits of his artistic exploration, reflecting his ability to blend these technologies seamlessly into his creative practice.  The new pieces showcased, predominantly created in the past year, reflect the evolution of Walsh’s practice, advancements in digital tools, his innovative spirit and dedication to pushing the limits of artistic expression.