Press release "playing with beauty"



Louise Martorano, Executive Director


RedLine Presents: Playing with Beauty

Curated by Mark Sink

Press Preview: March 13, 2015 at 11 AM

Opening on March 14, 2015

Member’s Preview: 6-7 PM

Public Reception: 7- 10 PM

 (DENVER- January 2015) Since 2011 RedLine has served as the nerve center for Denver’s Month of Photography exhibition and is excited to return in this same role in 2015!  Mark Sink will also return to curate this year’s Month of Photography’s signature exhibition, Playing with Beauty. Sink is a curator, artist, photographer, and is the champion of infusing and connecting Denver for two months with the most exciting and innovative work going on in the field of contemporary fine art photography. Playing with Beauty specifically explores how the loaded subject of beauty is now being approached, or “played with, in photography today. As Sink explains,

I have always been interested in the impact beauty has in our lives and culture. Examples of this are in early historical surveys of the romanticized west and continue on to todays’ contemporary visions. Through MoP’s signature exhibition, I explore this timeless interest in the human form as well as our culture of celebrity worship. Beauty drives my personal work and life and I am interested how others deal with the subject through the lens. Visitors to Playing with Beauty can anticipate works exploring this subjective and often controversial topic in art; ranging from classical to conceptual, from humorous to dark.

A long debated subject in the medium of photography, Sink has curated 25 artists to reveal how beauty is being portrayed, explored and interpreted today.  He has also offered the subject matter of beauty to be explored as a MoP theme (though not mandatory) and many galleries in Denver are participating (e.g. Center for Fine Art Photography, Gildar Gallery, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver).

Playing with Beauty is a group exhibition and will be on view at RedLine through April 19, 2015. 

Artists: Robert Adams, Thomas Alleman, Mandy Barker, Libby Barbee, Herbert Bayer, Phil Bender, Sir Cecil Beaton, Howard Bond, Patty Carroll, Jason DeMarte, Mitch Dobrowner, Chuck Forsman, Paula Gillen, Laura Gilpin, J Gluckstern, Philippe Halsman, Paul Harbaugh, Eikoh Hosoe, William Henry Jackson, Susanne Junker, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Susan Lipper, Renluka Maharaj, Christopher Makos, Timothy O'Sullivan, Linda Elvira Piedra, Sean Rozales, Laura Shill, Martin Stupich, Jock Sturges, Paulette Tavormina.

Press Preview

The press preview will include a tour with Mark Sink, joined by Conor King and Rupert Jenkins, curators of Role Play, presented by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) in RedLine’s Project Space. Role Play is presented by CPAC for Month of Photography and will open the same evening in RedLine’s Project Space.  

Related Programs & Events
For a full list of MoP denver events visit:

3/14/2015 - 4/25/2015

Role Play

Opening Reception: March 13, 2015

Member’s Preview: 6 – 7 PM

Public Reception: 7 – 10 PM


2-4 PM

Visiting Artists walk and talk at RedLine.

3/15/2015 - 3/17 2015

2-5 PM
Susanne Junker ID-Identity Performance at RedLine.


2-4 PM

Jason DeMarte Lecture at RedLine.

4/11 - 4/12

Portfolio Review Weekend
* Info and registration:

About Play it Forward

Playing with Beauty and Role Play is the second set of exhibitions in a five-part series entitled Play it Forward presented by RedLine in 2015. This series of exhibitions, partnerships and public programs explores the intersection of art and play and its important role in building healthy communities.

About RedLine

RedLine – a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization – is an innovative, mixed-use arts space that combines an artist residency program with project-based engagement in the arts. Located in Five Points, RedLine’s vision fosters an environment where youth education, community, and artists co-exist in collaboration. Programs respond to community needs by offering arts education for underserved youth, weekly workshops for artists experiencing homelessness, and classes and events for neighborhood residents. Learn more about RedLine at, on Facebook @RedLineDenver, by phone at 303.296.4448, or by email at


Louise Martorano, Executive Director