CalM

United States

Evolution
December 16th – January 6th
Project Room

If you live in Denver and would like to view the show in-person contact us for an appointment

Showing with us for the first time we welcome Evergreen, Colorado artist CalM to gallery with a solo show in our project room. For the past couple of years, we have been shining a light on functional sculpture, in particular hand blown glass pipes. Our aim has been to build awareness among “typical” art collectors and admirers as we feel this movement deserves mainstream recognition.

Glass pipe makers have been at the forefront of a rapidly expanding cannabis culture that embraces creativity and appreciation for the arts. In many ways the glass pipe movement into the mainstream reflects a similar path taken decades ago by punk and graffiti culture. Throughout history obscure, disregarded or shunned forms of art have struggled to gain widespread acceptance. Despite the bloviated propaganda and relentless attempts to legislate against marijuana the culture not only thrives it has evolved into a widely accepted form of medicine and through pipe makers a viable and flourishing art movement.

This brings us to CalM (Calvin Mickle), one of the hardest working and humble artists who contributes mightily to the glass pipe movement. For this exhibit CalM is presenting a new body of work – His iconic “Burds” are evolving into new forms and taking on new personalities. The level of detail, use of color and physical expressions are undergoing a transformation as he pushes himself and his art to another level. In addition to his glass work CalM has been working on a series of paintings we are excited to unveil!

WILBUR
Media: Hand blown borosilicate glass
Size: 10 x 5 x 7 inches
Year: 2017
Availability: Inquire
Includes Pelican and QCB

ANKA
Media: Hand blown borosilicate glass
Size: 9 x 7 x 7.5 inches
Year: 2017
Availability: Inquire
Includes Pelican and QCB

RIZZO
Media: Hand blown borosilicate glass
Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 7.5 inches
Year: 2017
Availability: Inquire
Includes Pelican and QCB

GAZER
Media: Hand blown borosilicate glass
Size: 5 x 3 x 8 inches
Year: 2017
Availability: Inquire
Includes Pelican and QCB

SKETCH GAZER
Media: Hand blown borosilicate glass
Size: 5 x 4 x 9 inches
Year: 2017
Availability: Inquire
Includes Pelican and QCB

SIGG
Media: Hand blown borosilicate glass
Size: 5 x 4 x 7 inches
Year: 2017
Availability: Inquire
Includes Pelican and QCB

TAG PAINTING
Media: Hand blown orosilicate glass on hand painted wood panel
Size: 8 x 10 x 2 inches
Year: 2017
Price: $500
Availability: SOLD

“BURD” CUTOUT
Media: Spray paint on wood cutout
Size: 11 x 14 x .25 inches
Year: 2017
Price: $200
Availability: SOLD

OWL PENDANT
Media: Hand blown borosilicate glass
Size: 3 x 1 inches
Year: 2017
Availability: Inquire

SKULL PENDANT
Media: Hand blown borosilicate glass
Size: 3 x 1 inches
Year: 2017
Availability: Inquire

FLASK (ORANGE/RED)
Media: Hand blown borosilicate glass with screw on metal cap
Size: 4 x 4 x 2 inches
Year: 2017
Availability: Inquire

FLASK (GREEN/BLUE)
Media: Hand blown borosilicate glass with screw on metal cap
Size: 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches
Year: 2017
Availability: Inquire