The Art Gallery
Millers & Rossi contemporary art gallery hosts an array of local artwork such as sculptures, mixed media, photography, and paintings. As members of the RiNo Arts District, the contemporary art gallery stands apart from the other galleries with the uncommon theme that there isn’t one.
Each of the seven featured artists have their own section to be as unique in their display as their art.
Co-owner and Gallery curator, Dustin Miller, artwork is on display too.
Events / Exhibits:
Kelly Gilleran is a Colorado based illustrator currently focusing on vintage inspired Food Pattern and Food Pin-Ups. Kelly’s work is heavily influenced by mid-century advertising illustrations. Her work seeks to revitalize forgotten imagery with deep reverence for traditional media practice and techniques. Her work is vibrant, humorous and plays with a retro-kitsch aesthetic.
Kelly received her bachelor’s degree in Art & Design from Sacred Heart University with a double concentration in painting and illustration in 2012. Kelly has exhibited her work in Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, and recently returned from a 6-month artist residency in Melbourne, Australia.
William W. Rockwell
Lifelong artist William W. Rockwell is best known for his representational sculptures created primarily from abandoned, discarded and re-purposed metal from around the world. William does not restrain himself to any particular style and tends to work purely from the inspiration in which the metal pieces themselves provide. The primary aspiration in his work is to create striking works of art from metal objects which others deem to be insignificant waste.
Located in Colorado, this primarily self-taught artist has work in 12 countries worldwide.
David Hunter is a self taught wood carver from western Pennsylvania. David believes you can teach an old dog new tricks. He started carving after working 33 years for a power plant in 2012. David prides himself on using found wood from the hills of Pennsylvania. His art ranges from relief carvings to 3D carvings and walking sticks. David’s art has won blue ribbons in international wood carving competitions in 2015 and 2016.
Dustin Miller is a photographer and artist based out of Colorado. The inspiration for his craft comes from the natural landscape, focusing his photography on wildlife and landscape subjects.
Dustin spent his college years at West Virginia University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources. During his internship in South Africa working with Great Whites, he fell in love with photography. Upon returning to the states, he began photography classes at the Art Institute in Pittsburgh, PA. He also worked as a tattoo artist during this period. Learning from a master about composition and color theory. These skills carried over to his photography. Concerned about the conservation of wildlife and wild places, Dustin’s photography gives us a glimpse into the wild in us.
André Lippard is a native artist who’s body of work includes explorations of a synthesis of cubism and surrealism. His affections for bold colors, sharp lines and textured brush strokes reveal his passions for both Japanese and Latino cultures. He believes art and music are linked, and hopes his audience will read his work as one listens to their favorite music, with a deep and personal interpretation.
From growing up in Small Town, South Carolina, all the way to the big city lights of Mile High, artist is James Andre’ indulged in his original style in oil and acrylic paintings. Mr. Andre’ often explores his Lucid State of dreaming to conceptualize or ‘see’ his artwork before he even touches the canvas. Lucid dreaming is the act of being aware of your dream state and in turn, creating a world with limitless opportunities. This is where James Andre’ goes to paint. It is this method of conceptualization that sets him apart from other artists. Mr. Andre’s unique style of work has led to many accomplishments such as scholarships to The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts, gallery features, awards, and most importantly an invaluable following that is now rapidly growing here in Denver!
Dane A. Wells
I’m a 24-year-old guy who was born in Los Angeles, California, but currently lives in Denver, Colorado. Always a doodler, I started painting passionately as a practical meditation while working on a Ph.D. in Sociology at UC Berkeley. I appreciate how my mind, body, and soul feel more free, connected, and progressive when expressing and stimulating emotions through colors and patterns. Generally, I enjoy combining a diversity of color and brush stroke techniques in order to create patterned yet abstract paintings that may come alive when a person looks at them directly or indirectly. Abstraction is my preferred method of choice because it can help one reflect thoughts through shifting perceptions of physical forms and reveal beauty in mystery. I hope that people continually discover new aspects within the abstraction when they observe my paintings, always viewing them differently than others might.
Perhaps this keeps the paintings unique, open to interpretation, and evolving in relation to one’s changing consciousness and/or perception. I look forward to learning and growing as a thankful and sharing global individual while honing communicative (even if subtlety so) technical skills as an artist. In the flow we know as we go…
Through her work and sketching, artist Cynthia Berg was instrumental in establishing painting as a recognized fine art form. Born in Colorado Springs, Co. Berg currently resides in Denver. Some of Cynthia’s personal inspirations are from experiences, studying color, and feeling emotion. She focuses on the sensual nature of art, aiming to depict the nature of life through a combination of texture, color, and symbolism using oil and acrylic paint.