October 30, 2015, Brian Dickman, the owner of Deep Space, welcomed Dennis Halley and his Natures Illusions Art Exhibit to Parker’s Largest private art gallery in Deep Space, with a reception from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. His exhibit will be in Deep Space until November 20th, however, if you happen to miss it he will have another exhibit in 2016.
Dennis’s unique artwork comes directly from the beauty of our earth in the form of gems, minerals and natural formations which he transposes into spectacular works of art using his photographic skills. When Dennis was growing up he found a new way to see the world when one of his eyes was injured in an accident. He became very interested in all the colors and how some of nature’s beauty was composed. His time was focused on seeking out the beauty in the world and sharing it in various media.
He started sharing his view of the world with drawings, paintings and photography. He was drawn to the art room in school where he honed his skills while being mentored by his art instructors in the various media and styles of traditional art. He also learned how to print images in various sizes using the photographs he took. He became proficient at his photographic skills as he graduated to the use of large 4×5 and 8×10 view cameras. He was able to experiment and perfect his techniques in the darkroom to the point he had to move up to a digital studio as 35 years past.
The art works in this exhibit are images of rocks from all over the world which have been cut, polished and rendered in a single dimension in an elegant and concise manner. At this point Dennis uses his digital photographic skills capturing the beauty of the stone insuring he captures its’ magnificent colors and textures, many of which are not seen without using a magnifying device of some kind. His main focus now is this type of photography, and Macro photography or photomicrography, where he can bring out and express the true beauty of nature and what it has to offer us utilizing rocks of kinds. The rocks he uses are one of a kind which are types which most of us have not ever seen before, unless you happen to be a geologist or gemologist. The images are crisp and colorful, so colorful it seems like the stone is behind a piece of glass in a display case.
The gallery was packed as people not only came to see Dennis and his unique and colorful exhibit, but to enjoy a free taste wine as the Town of Parker held their Wine Walk for the month of October. Dennis welcomed all who came to see his exhibit and stood by to answer any questions or enjoy any comments arising from the exhibit.
Admission to the gallery is free and it is open from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and by appointment. Deep Space is located at 11020 S. Pikes Peak Dr. #50, Parker, Colorado 80138. The phone number is (720) 675-7932.
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For more information about Dennis and Natures Illusions click here.
The next exhibit,t which opens on November 23, 2015, will be a High School Student Art Exhibition and Sale. They will accept all forms of payment and the students receive a 70% commission on each sale. The schools participating include Legend, Ponderosa, Lutheran, Eagle Crest and Jim Elliot School.
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