7000 Reasons Pop Up

September 13 - November 11, 2018

Opening Reception: September 13, 6-9 p.m. - Free and open to the public

Throughout the summer, artists Wes Magyar and Jonathan Saiz created one-of-a-kind portraits of the people and things Arvada Center patrons love most. Experience the colorful culmination of the summer’s pop-up.

About the Artists – Wes Magyar and Jonathan Saiz

Wes Magyar is best known for his portraits and narrative oil paintings depicting people in mysterious situations. His faceted mark-making pushes the paintings away from the purely representational towards something more evocative. His solo work is in the permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum and represented by William Havu Gallery in Denver, CO.

After 10 years of exhibiting in Denver, Mykonos, and London galleries, Jonathan Saiz has spent the last several years building his own experimental art market where he attempts to engage as many people as possible - often with messy but surprisingly expansive results. Painting, sculpture, Instagram, publishing, neon signage, art kiosks, and temporary artist-run projects like 7000 reasons have become intermingling mediums for experimentation.

News Coverage of 7000 Reasons

Artists Wes Magyar and Jonathan Saiz Smash Art-Biz Paradigms

Two Denver artists are on a mission to paint 7,000 affordable portraits

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