Stephen Batura opens STREAM on Friday May 23rd 7-10pm / by hadley hooper

Stream is an expansive new painting by artist Stephen Batura. It is a continuation of Batura's interest  in historical photography and our contemporary understanding of it. One hundred and ten feet long (on 17 panels) Stream samples smaller and smaller bits of information from seventeen different photographs taken in and around the Denver area a century ago. This work was undertaken in January 2014 at the invitation of gallery director Jill Hadley Hooper and was designed specifically for the Ironton exhibition space.

 Stephen Batura is a Colorado painter who has been exhibiting locally and nationally for nearly thirty years. He earned a BFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and spent two years painting, studying and teaching in Europe. Well-known for his large paintings of train wrecks, his work is in the collection of the Denver Art Museum, as well as many private and public institutions. He has created several public art pieces for the state of Colorado, most notably the lobby mural at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Batura is represented locally by the Robischon Gallery. He currently lives in Denver.

The exhibit is open through June 28th.

 Detail from  Stream,  mixed media on panel, 32" x 1320", 2014    

Detail from Stream, mixed media on panel, 32" x 1320", 2014