Guy Martin - The Parallel State
Jul
27
to Oct 27

Guy Martin - The Parallel State

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The Parallel State is a multi-layered project which began life as an examination of the Turkish soap opera and film industry, but evolved over the course of five years into a semi-fictional study of truth, reality and lies in contemporary Turkey. This blending of fact and fiction during a period that saw the rise of totalitarian rule in Turkey is deeply resonant to the experiences of contemporary American society.

Guy Martin is a London based British photographer. This work was the recipient of the Project Launch grant from CENTER, Sante Fe in 2014 and was first shown at Les Rencontres d’Arles as a recipient of the New Discovery Award in 2017.

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September Pattern Projections
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

September Pattern Projections

Pattern Projections is a space for folks to come and share what they have been working on. It can be long term projects, ideas you are exploring or even just a recent assignment. We will start will start with drinks at 6 pm, projections starting at 7 and conversation following. Time is limited, so if you want to share something let us know ahead of time if you plan to show by emailing us at info@patterndenver.com

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Workshop: Fact, Fiction and Metaphor - Contemporary Visual Storytelling with Guy Martin
Jul
28
8:00 AM08:00

Workshop: Fact, Fiction and Metaphor - Contemporary Visual Storytelling with Guy Martin

Guy Martin will be leading an intensive, full day seminar on expanding the boundaries of documentary as a way to explore complex ideas. Martin began his career as a conflict photographer and but shifted his practice after being badly wounded in Libya. During his recovery, he started photographing on Turkish soap opera sets which lead him on a five-year journey that resulted in his book The Parallel State, a semi-fictional study of truth, reality and lies in contemporary Turkey.

The morning will be spent with Martin unpacking his project, his shift in thinking and the things that influenced him along that path. During the afternoon, participants will share their own work, either a series of images or just an idea that they wish to pursue. Martin will then lead the group through discussions on how to crack open the structure of each project to expand beyond just the facts to bring in concepts of fiction and metaphor as a way of examining larger truths.

Cost - $50

Limit - 20 participants

All proceeds go to the artist.

Email us at info@patterndenver.com to sign up.

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Photobook Supper Club: Guy Martin - The Parallel State
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Photobook Supper Club: Guy Martin - The Parallel State

Pattern is hosting an intimate dinner and book club-style discussion with British photographer Guy Martin ahead of his opening of The Parallel State at Pattern. 

The Parallel State is a multi-layered project which began life as an examination of the Turkish soap opera and film industry, but evolved over the course of five years into a semi-fictional study of truth, reality and lies in contemporary Turkey. This blending of fact and fiction during a period that saw the rise of totalitarian rule in Turkey is deeply resonant to the experiences of contemporary American society.

Martin’s book of the work, published in 2018, is complex, beautiful and immersive. As a way to unpack it and experience it more deeply, a small group will spend an evening of dinner and drinks discussing the book’s themes and origins with the artist. The book can be purchased ahead of time here, borrowed from Pattern, or there will also be some copies for guests to look through at the dinner.

Tickets are $50 and the event is limited to 12 guests. Price includes a multicourse in-home meal and cocktails, with all proceeds going directly to the artist. 

Email us at info@patterndenver.com to sign up.

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July Pattern Projections
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

July Pattern Projections

Pattern Projections is a space for folks to come and share what they have been working on. It can be long term projects, ideas you are exploring or even just a recent assignment. We will start will start with drinks at 6 pm, projections starting at 7 and conversation following. Time is limited, so if you want to share something let us know ahead of time if you plan to show by emailing us at info@patterndenver.com


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Workshop: Journey Around Myself - Narrative and Book Making with Terry Ratzlaff
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Workshop: Journey Around Myself - Narrative and Book Making with Terry Ratzlaff

This two day book workshop taught by Terry Ratzlaff and Benjamin Rasmussen will explore concepts of narrative within the physical form of the book. Using an archive of images and documents from Félix Martí-Ibáñez, a mid-century Spanish doctor, traveler and philosopher, and quotes from his book Journey Around Myself, this workshop will focus on creating a fictional narrative using found images. By removing authorship of the images, this will be an exercise in creating structure and movement within the pages and then exploring how the physical form of the book chosen impacts the way a reader engages with the story. We will be constructing the edit and text together as a group and then each person will construct their own physical book, which they will take home with them.

Saturday, June 29, 10 am - 4 pm – Working through the archive of images, studying other books, and building out the narrative structure of the photographs, artifacts and text.

Sunday, June 30, 10 am – 1 pm – Terry will be teaching how to bind the book and each participant will make their own copy.

 Cost - $50

Limit - 10 participants

All proceeds go to the artist.

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Terry Ratzlaff - The Watcher
Jun
21
to Jul 18

Terry Ratzlaff - The Watcher

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Craig C. has been watching trains from the parking lot of The Old Mill since 1983. He confessed he watched trains obsessively, without missing a day for 11 years and 6 days. To Craig, trains symbolize the hands of a clock, dictating the passage of time.  Over time the act of seeing transforms into a structural mechanism, meant to re-integrate thought and action. The ritual of seeing functions alongside the ritual of notation. Over time the notations are transmuted into analytic structure and organized chronologically. They become the direct physical object of Craig’s obsession with time.   

Photographically, Ratzlaff employ a similar approach. Through systematic repetition he has constructed a ritualistic approach to making photographs of Craig watching trains. The process is routinized, disciplined, structured, and most similarly, obsessive. He act as a mechanized collector, building a cache of images that appear homogeneous in nature, but because of the concept of time, every image represents static content within a renewed moment.  

Ratzlaff is originally from Denver and is currently pursuing an MFA at University of Nebraska–Lincoln. 

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Book Launch: American Backyard by Elliot Ross + Genevieve Allison
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Book Launch: American Backyard by Elliot Ross + Genevieve Allison

Photographer Elliot Ross and writer Genevieve Allison are launching their new book, American Backyard. Ross and Allison will be speaking about the work and signing books.

American Backyard is a sweeping look at the 2,000 mile southern border. Through collected vignettes, the project aims to look at border issues as they play out in daily lives. Beyond talk of The Wall, there is a larger, less transparent story to be told about our Borderlands to do with creolization, acculturation, habitat loss, surveillance and diversity.

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Artist talk: Rachel Woolf - Deported: An American Division
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Artist talk: Rachel Woolf - Deported: An American Division

Lourdes Salazar Bautista had been living in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the past 20 years along with her 3 children, who were all born in the United States. Though the family was hopeful that Lourdes would be granted permission to stay in the U.S., it was determined at her hearing that she would be deported. Lourdes, along with her two younger children, left for Mexico soon after the hearing in August 2017. Woolf’s project follows the Bautista family through this separation, exploring the impact of immigration policy on one family that is now divided by borders.

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Opening: Border stories
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Opening: Border stories

For Pattern's first show, we are looking at the southern border by bringing two distinct bodies of work into conversation with one another.

The first, Elliot Ross’s American Backyard is a sweeping look at the 2,000 mile border. Through collected vignettes, the project aims to look at border issues as they play out in daily lives. Beyond talk of The Wall, there is a larger, less transparent story to be told about our Borderlands to do with creolization, acculturation, habitat loss, surveillance and diversity.

Rachel Woolf’s Deported: An American Division, on the other hand, focuses on one family. Lourdes Salazar Bautista had been living in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the past 20 years along with her 3 children, all born in the United States, when she was deported. Lourdes, along with her two younger children, left for Mexico soon after the hearing in August 2017. Woolf’s project follows the Bautista family through this separation, exploring the impact of immigration policy on one family that is now divided by borders.

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Pattern Projections
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Pattern Projections

Pattern Projections is a space for folks to come and share what they have been working on. It can be long term projects, ideas you are exploring or even just a recent assignment. We will start will start with drinks at 6 pm, projections starting at 7 and conversation following. Time is limited, so if you want to share something let us know ahead of time if you plan to show by emailing us at info@patterndenver.com

RSVP on the event page here.

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Photobook Brunch
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Photobook Brunch

A relaxed Saturday morning spent looking at, talking about and learning from photobooks. Each event will include around 40 books from the Pattern Library curated around a specific theme, and then books brought in by participants around that same idea.

Our first event will focus on the history of photobooks, centered around Gerry Badger and Martin Parr’s three volume The Photobook: A History and many of the books included in it. If you can, please bring in one or two books that have been central to your own development as a photographer.

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Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Pattern Projections

Welcome to Pattern Projections, a monthly evening where we invite photographers, filmmakers and other to come and share what they are working on. It can be long term projects, ideas you are exploring or even just a recent assignment. We will start will start with drinks at 6 pm, projections starting at 7 and conversation following. Time is limited, so if you want to share something let us know.

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The Fourth Estate: Trump and Taxes watch party
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Fourth Estate: Trump and Taxes watch party

By age 3, Donald Trump was earning $200,000 a year from his father’s empire. By age 8, he was a millionaire. This week The New York Times published a myth-busting piece about the president's claim that he's a self-made man. On Sunday we're gathering to watch the latest episode of the Fourth Estate, which tracks the work of the three reporters who wrote the story. 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW-Frh7tUp0

Join us, bring friends, please RSVP. Streaming begins at 6:30 pm.

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Happy Hour(s)
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour(s)

We are hosting a happy hour(s) at Pattern on Thursday, September 20th from 6-10. It will be a time to connect with people, look at photobooks and talk about ideas. One of the goals of Pattern is to break down some of the barriers around different genres, like art, documentary and commercial photography, and have open communication between everyone. So everyone is welcome and if you aren't sure if you should come, know that we would love to have you!


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Pattern Party and Open House
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Pattern Party and Open House

Come out and get a sneak peek of Pattern, the building project we have been working on for the past six months. Pattern is a gallery and work space for contemporary photography and filmmaking. We would love to show you around and pick your brain on how Pattern can best serve the Front Range’s visual community. Drinks are on the house (🥃🍺🍹🍸)!

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