Movin’ on…

Dear Ice Cube Fans: The time has come for us to move on from our beautiful location at the Dry Ice Factory when our current lease expires on June 30, 2016. Our landlord has been very generous and supportive of us, but our little cow town has grown up into a full blown metropolis, with RiNo being one of the city’s most vibrant and expensive areas, unaffordable to us as an artist run gallery. Growth brings a lot of exciting stuff as well as a lot of upheaval, and we’re riding the ups and downs as are many in our community.
The good news: A new opportunity for a home has opened up that we’re exploring and are excited about!! So, stand by for news of our pending move and continued effort to sustain a venue for up-and-coming as well as established artists in our blossoming metro area! In the meantime, please visit our remaining shows that will run into June of this year.
THANK YOU ALL for your great support over the years!!

—Ice Cube Gallery


The Nkisi Project

Check out the Westword article about The Nkisi Project, a collaborative installation founded by Sarah Rockett, Director of Ice Cube Gallery.  32 Artists from 6 states participated in the effort shown as part of the gallery’s annual group exhibition, InGrained.

Find the article by Susan Froyd here:  The Nkisi Project Brings the Power of Community to Ice Cube Gallery


Diane Martonis at the CVA

“Paper Work” at the Center for Visual Art

June 20 – August 2, 2014

Exploring the limits of agility and strength, in this exhibition paper becomes emblematic of tenacity and transformation and incorporates the fields of mathematics, engineering and design.

Artists: Melissa Jay Craig, Jennifer Ghormley, Anne Hallam, Bovey Lee, Diane Martonis, Dawn McFadden, Liz Miller, Mia Pearlman, Susan Porteous

Opening Reception:  Friday, June 20, 2014, 6 – 8pm

965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO


Diane Martonis and Suchitra Mattai in “What if…”

What if …, reflects on the “call and response” nature of the artistic process where the artist initiates a work by manipulating material and then influenced by the material, follows through accordingly. This dance is repeated in a series of steps until completion. Often times the unknown variables in this process are what excites or motivates an artist. This project ensures unknown variables by pairing a Denver artist with an Artist from Berlin and asking each artist to initiate a work via the linguistic question, “What if…?” responding to that question visually, then allowing a visual follow up to complete the work. Thus begins the chance relationship.The work created by artists from Berlin will be completed by Denver artists and shown throughout three venues, GroundSwell Gallery, Hinterland, and Showpen.The work by Denver artists will be completed in Berlin and exhibited at Neurotitan, a gallery in Berlin.There is no thematic curation involved. Instead the exchange process is seen as more of a cultural event.Rather than isolate the destination and focus on the exhibition as a crescendo, we are interested in exploring the whole exchange as a quasi “happening.”

HINTERLAND:  3254 Walnut St., Denver, CO 80205, is Sabin Aell and Randy Rushton and is part of the RiNo Art District. Together, they opened the art space in 2008, and hence Sabin curates and exhibits adventurous contemporary art in a variety of mediums.The term HINTERLAND is derived from German and means: beyond what is visible or known.With that in mind, they focus on artists with extravagant yet coherent vision.  
Showpen:  809 W. 9th Ave., Denver, CO 80204, is an artist residency in Denver, Colorado’s Santa Fe Art District. Each Showpen resident has a personal studio, a private bedroom, shared use of the gallery, and the opportunity to engage with the artist community. 
GroundSwell Gallery:  3121 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206, is located in the Bluebird District along East Colfax Avenue. Its mission is to support emerging professional artists, provide exhibition opportunities and promote the growth of the Denver art community.
Neurotitan: Rosenthaler Str. 39, 10178 Berlin, Germany, is a gallery and shop in the heart of the German capital. It has been active for over 15 years and is recognized as an institution for street art an unconventional artistic

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Libby Barbee/Pura Kauf
Mike Bernhardt/Wurstbande
Mindy Bray/Doro Huber
Beau Carey/Ian Lidde
Amber Cobb/Felix Bork
Lanny DeVuono/Johannes Mundinger
Amanda Gordan Dunn/John Reaktor
Sandra Fettingis/Lisa Smith
Donald Fodness/Tom Eingenhufe
Matt Harris/Sophia Hirsch
Sean Hudson/RYLSEE
Diane Martonis/Jimmy Draht/Marion
Suchitra Mattai/Claudia Bernhardt
Jaime Molina/Milla
Jonathon Nicklow/Marie Jacobi
Gabriel Otto/Kathi Käppel
Rebecca Peebles/Xueh Magrini
Thomas Robertson/acidfarm
Dylan Scholinski/anef
Sarah Scott/Tine Fetz
Stacey Steers/Julia Benz
Bruce Price/Anne Grön
Chinn Wang/44 flavours
Jacqueline Sophia Cordova/Stephen Hiam

Showpen artists
Katie Caron/Katharina Salzbrunn
Amber Farnell/Simon Becker
Tobias Fike/Klub7
Alvin Gregorio/Monkey & Aargh
Johanna Mueller/Hendrik Berends
Kelly Monico/Andrea Wan
John McEnroe/Romy Blümel
Zach Reini/Uta Kalthoff
Rebecca Vaughan/Phillip Janta

GroundSwell Gallery artists
Nathan Abels/Natsuyo Kolzumi
Sabin Aell/Jim Avignon
Theresa Anderson/Rebecca Blöcher
Tyler Beard/Andres Villareal
Tonia Bonnell/Maik Hasenbank
Sara Guindon/Sophia Martineck
Caleb Hahne/Nettmann
Andrew Haley/Parastu
Katy Havens/Sabine Rollnik
Travis Hetman/Johan Büsen
Andrew Huffman/Vela
Jeffrey King/SLANG
Susan Meyer/Adeline Meilliez
Laurie Lynnxe Murphy/Nina Pagalles
Jeff Page/Ann M Cazal (caz.l)
Jason Reno/Francesco Cassi
Gretchen Marie Schaefer/Breeda CC
Jeff Starr/Olivia Pils
Derrick Velasquez/Mike Friedrich
Danette Montoya/Julienne Jattiot

Anna Maddocks in GA Exhibition

Don’t miss work by Anna Maddocks in “Material Witness”.
September 26-November 15
Women’s Caucus for Art & Agnes Scott College
Dalton Gallery
141 East College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
The exhibition Material Witness seeks to broadly represent artwork defining our time. Organized by the Georgia chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art in collaboration with Agnes Scott College, the exhibit will present the perspective of women artists from across the United States working in a variety of  media. Through their art they process the world around them, their work becoming a document of these times.


Keep up with Regina V. Benson

The Studio Art Quilt Associates summer journal includes Benson as one of its featured artists!  Check out the article here:  SAQAJournal-Summer2013-Benson

Learn more about Benson’s current show at Ice Cube Gallery:  Future Ruins.  “The Regina Benson Interview” (from August 21, 2012) is now up on the Untitled Art Show site :


Regina V. Benson in “Threads of Change”

threads_of_changeRegina V Benson’s “Wildfire Passage” and “Future Ruins I” are featured in

Threads of Change: Colorado Textile Arts Now

July 13 – September 1, 2013

Foothills Art Center

809 15th St.
Golden, CO  80401
303 – 279-3922

Gallery hours:
Tues-Sat 10-5
Sunday 12-5
Closed Monday

Regina’s works and creative process are also featured in the Denver Post


Suchitra Mattai in Two CO Exhibitions

Exquisite Corpse: Stamped and Mailed, Groundswell Gallery, July 13 – Aug. 6

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13th 7-10pm

Groundswell Gallery
3121 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver CO, 80206
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm, Sunday: 11am – 6pm


Visual Environments: Pattie Lee Becker & Suchitra Mattai, GOCA(Galleries of Contemporary Art) University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Aug 2nd to Sept 21st

Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 5 – 9 pm

Galleries of Contemporary Art
University of Colorado | Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Hours: WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY | 12 – 5 PM or by appointment