Opening Night: “Knock It Out” Charity Group Show at Black Book Gallery

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Install view of Cept’s works

Co-founders Tom Horne and Will Suitts of Denver’s Black Book Gallery used their space, curating skills and art world connections to organize the group show “Knock it Out” as a fundraiser for the non-profit Love Hope Strength. Inspired by the loss of Tom’s twin brother to cancer, they spent more than six months accumulating work from a number of big names (including Shepard Fairey, Dave Kinsey, ROA, SWOON, Blek Le Rat, Ben Eine, ESPO and more) as well as emerging artists. The show raised funds for Love Hope Strength, the only group that has taken a rock-n-roll approach to fighting and supporting those who have either survived or lost loved ones to cancer. See our exclusive photos from the opening on April 5 below. The show will run until April 27. If you can find your way to Denver, it is not to be missed.

Participating artists are listed below: Bask, Miss Bugs, Shepard Fairey, Doze Green, Retna, Lucy Mclauchlan, Faile, Rich Jacobs, Niagara, Mr. Brainwash, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Alex Pardee, Rowdy, Cope2, Dean Zeus Colman, James Reka, ROA, Swoon, Judith Supine, Handiedan, Greg Lamarche, Mike Stilkey, Dave Kinsey, Pure Evil, Jason Thielke, CEPT, Alex Lukas, Souther Salazar, The London Police, Titi Freak, Lisa Solberg, Blek Le Rat, Dabs & Myla, Indie 184, Pose, Luke Chueh, Ben Eine, ESPO, Adam Wallacavage, Sam Flores and Hush.


Adam Wallacavage

Rowdy, Niagara and Mr. Brainwash (left to right)


Shepard Fairey

SWOON detail


Beau Stanton

Indie 184

James Reka

Guests at the opening

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