Jeff Strahl: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada
For the month of July, Balefire Goods welcomes Denver based photographer, Jeff Strahl, who will be exhibiting his VALLARI series. This series explores modern-day goddesses representing music, painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, and photography with an engaging Art Nouveau aesthetic mixed with a contemporary pop art sensibility. Created in camera, without digital manipulation, these pieces exhibit a decidedly modern take while leveraging traditional and time-consuming techniques that honor the craft of photography. The jewelry featured in the photos was created specifically for this series by Balefire owner, Jamie Hollier.
*Please note that this show includes mild nudity.* #freethenipple
About Jeff Strahl:
I have pushed myself to create bodies of work that are both rich in concept and visual execution. Although my aesthetic is contemporary, I view my practice as traditional and forgo digital options for time-honored film-based work where all effects are achieved in camera. My work employs a labor-intensive film-layering process that achieves high-contrast and high saturation and results in more painterly images.
My work has been featured in the Graphis and PDN's photography annuals, and I've exhibited in New York, San Francisco and Denver. I was a founding member of the Kung Fu Kitchen Artist Collective and Gallery, a DIY operation that helped instigate the move of arts from the LoDo district of Denver to the River North (RiNo) district.
Join us for drinks, snacks, and a wonderful evening celebrating local art from 6-8pm on Friday July 6th.
In addition to our opening, Olde Town Arvada is a great destination for First Friday with openings at Vouna, The Cereal Box, Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters, Gallery 1874, Light Rail Gallery, Grand Lake Brewing, and Leprino Home.