Michael Gadlin, Ron Hicks and Darrell Anderson present “Carte Blanche”, an exhibit of works about the freedom to create without boundaries. New and familiar works by these three established but stylistically divergent and evolving artists, are featured in the show running April 4-30, 2014 at Arthaus 3343 Larimer Street in Denver’s RiNo Art District. The public is invited to visit with the artists at the following special events: Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 6-9 pm Closing Reception: Friday April 25, 6-9 pm Also open First Friday, April 4, 6-9 pm Ron Hicks has exhibited nationwide for well over two decades. His work has, until recently, been executed in a unique style of classical romanticism. Originally an illustrator, he became interested in the fundamentals of fine art and painting in particular. His work has simple conceptual qualities, yet stands out as very sophisticated, which has lead to his international following. In his new work, Hicks challenges his usual approach and seeks out a visual expression that is as strong and fresh as anything that has made him a nationally renowned artist. For over three decades, Darrell Anderson has been working his visual magic with a variety of materials and scales, for both private collections and public art commissions, and exhibiting his work around the world. His new body of work reflects a fresh approach— challenging everything he knows and has built his career around—inspiring him to solve what has become a more abstract sensitivity, speaking boldly of surrealism. Examples of his previous work will be exhibited along side his current pieces to illustrate the variety and intelligent growth he has demonstrated for so many years. Anderson says, "The challenge of letting go of all my combined experience and running alongside risk is exhilarating!" Michael Gadlin has challenged himself over his career to avoid getting stuck into one particular style or category. Gadlin's work, which has also been showcased internationally, delivers a sophisticated style of raw gestural mark-making that brings a breath of fresh air to trendy contemporary movements. His heavy drawing background influences his approach to the fundamentals toward abstraction, that has often carried a figurative narrative in his work. Confronting the idea of what Gadlin calls "creating a problem" on a daily basis, brings energetic harmonies and the needed tension into his work. ArtHaus is a modern flexible gallery space located in the RiNo district at 3343 Larimer Street. Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday 10:00 to 4:00, First Friday’s 6-9 pm and by appointment. For more information go to www.arthausdenver.com.