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First Friday Reception

  • 430 Sante Fe dr. Denver, CO 80204 (map)

Odessa is pleased to present ‘Not Much Of A Writer, I Love You | New Works by Sierra Montoya Barela’ at their new location at Collective SML | k in Denver, Colorado. The show will open with a public reception on Friday, June 15, 2018, from 6-10pm, and will be on view from June 15, 2018, through July 27, 2018

Join us on Friday, June 6th for extended hours 6:00 - 10:00 PM! 

Not Much Of A Writer, I Love You is an examination of alterity and the desire for meaning. Oscillating between playfulness and indifference, Sierra Montoya Barela’s new painted works are riddled with dark humor, diagrammatic forms, and icons of past and present. Drawing influences from embroidery, collage, and sculpture, the artist considers cynicism and sincerity within the paradoxical realm of painting.

Sierra Montoya Barela is an artist living and working in Denver, Colorado. Barela earned a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 and was an Artist-In-Residence at the Vermont Studio Center and the Horned Dorset Colony in the months that followed. She has since shown in various group and solo exhibitions, most recently at Yes Ma'am Projects, Gildar Gallery and as part of the Octopus Initiative at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.

Earlier Event: May 17
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Later Event: July 28
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