Brenda Biondo_detail_CPAC

Inspiration | Expression: Feb. 16 – Apr. 20 @ CPAC


Philip V. Augustin • Brenda Biondo • Danae Falliers • Carol Golemboski • Brea Souders

February 16 – April 20, 2019
at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St., Denver

Opening Reception with Artists: Saturday, March 2 (5 – 8 pm) at CPAC

Inspiration | Expression is an exhibition of abstract photography presented by CPAC in collaboration with the Clyfford Still Museum. The exhibit highlights works by the Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still (1904 – 1980) and five contemporary artists.

Additionally, the Clyfford Still Museum, located two blocks from CPAC at 1250 Bannock St., is presenting Clyfford Still & Photography. This exhibition explores the role of photography in Still’s biography and works, on view January 18 – April 28.

This special joint collaboration is taking place in honor of Month of Photography (MoP), a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of events throughout the Denver Metro region in March and April 2019. To view all MoP events, visit

Visitors are encouraged to tour both exhibitions and enjoy related events below. (Pictured above: Modality no. 6, detail, by Brenda Biondo.)


Free Double Exposure Tours

February 20 (2:30 – 3:45 pm) | Register
March 15 (6 – 7:15 pm) | Register
April 13 (2 – 3:30 pm) | Register

Take a guided walking tour of both exhibitions in the same day.
Tours begin at CPAC (1070 Bannock St.) and end at the Clyfford Still Museum, a walking distance of 0.2 miles.
Free | Registration required

One Photograph at a Time with Dean Sobel

March 26 (1 – 2 pm) | Register

Join Clyfford Still Museum director Dean Sobel at CPAC for a program that challenges participants to look beyond their first impression and spend quality time with a single work of art.
Location: CPAC (1070 Bannock St.)
Free | Registration required

One Painting at a Time with Samantha Johnston

February 26 (1 – 2 pm) | Register

Join CPAC Executive Director Samantha Johnston for a program that challenges participants to look beyond their first impression and spend quality time with a single work of art.
Location: Clyfford Still Museum (1250 Bannock St.)
Free | Registration required

Panel Discussion with Artists

April 4 (6 – 8 pm) | Register

Exhibiting artists will discuss their approaches and Still’s use of photographs in the creation of his abstract paintings.
Location: Clyfford Still Museum (1250 Bannock St.)
$5 CPAC or Clyfford Still members / $10 non-members
Registration required

About the Exhibition

Inspiration | Expression explores how artists use photography in abstract art, from a source of inspiration to a means of expression.

For the Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still, the camera played an important role in the creative process. The Clyfford Still Museum has a collection of 5,000 color slide images taken by Still, and many have a strong visual connection to his paintings. This exhibition juxtaposes slides from the collection with reproductions of Still’s paintings, showing the artist’s journey from the photograph to the final work.

Alongside Still’s works, the exhibition presents images by five contemporary artists that use photography as their primary medium to create abstract art. From traditional darkroom manipulation to elaborate digital constructions, each artist takes a vastly different approach that illustrates the breadth of practices used in abstract photography.


This Exhibition is Supported By:

Denver Arts & Venues