Sophia Dixon Dillo & Jane Guthridge in “Translucence” at Space Gallery, Denver
Sophia Dixon Dillo
Sophia Dixon Dillo has a MFA in painting from Colorado State University. She developed her interest in light as an active medium during her graduate years at CSU. For an independent study in sculpture, she made large-scale installations using light to illuminate sheer walls of fishing line. These works were pivotal to her artistic path, and eventually led her away from traditional means of painting and toward an explorative dialogue between painting, sculpture, and light.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dillo grew up watching her father, artist Willard Dixon, paint in his studio. She learned to draw from observation at a young age. Struck by the power and simplicity of Mark Rothko’s paintings, she began to explore abstract painting in her early artist years. Dillo has studied art at the Lacoste Ecole des Arts in Lacoste, France and received an artist residency grant from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. She has a BA in philosophy from Colorado College, and completed her academic education with a MFA from Colorado State University.
As an emerging artist, Dillo has exhibited throughout the state of Colorado. She has participated in shows at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Vertigo Art Space and the Ice Cube Gallery in Denver. She is represented by the Space Gallery in Denver, CO and Winterowd Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM.
Jane Goethel Guthridge lives in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. She was educated at Kent State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She continued her studies with Amin Hoffman and Paul Rand in Brissago, Switzerland. She later attended the Art Students League of Denver. She has been included in many group and solo exhibitions and has received numerous awards. She was recently honored as the “2008 Artist of Recognition” by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. Her encaustic work was selected for the Second Annual Encaustic Invitational. She represented the United States in “The International Biennale of Contemporary Art” in Florence, Italy in 2003 and 2005. She was also selected to exhibit in M.I.A.D Venado Tuerto in Argentina, and the books “American Art Collector” and “Arte Euroamericano”. Her work is contained in the collections of Charles Schwab, Colorado State Bank and Trust, First Community Bank, First National Bank of Colorado, Kaiser Permanente, Morgan-Charles, Peak Public Relations, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Sigler Communications.
The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, October 25th at Space Gallery, 765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204, from 5 to 9 pm. Artists will be in attendance. The exhibition will continue through Saturday, December 1st, 2012. For further information, please call 720-904-1088 or visit www.SpaceGallery.org.