Dunn the Signtologist

Friday, 5/3 -> Dunn The Signtologist ‘Signs Of Life’ Art Opening at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez at The Black Box! Photos by IG: @Armando_Geneyro, win tickets to TSS #20 w/Blu & Exile & more!!!

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Monday, April 29th, 2019 Art at The Solution, Events No Comments

Friday, 12/7 -> Dunn The Signtologist First Friday Art Opening at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez! Photos by IG: @Armando_Geneyro, food by The Jerk Truck & more at The Black Box!!!

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 Art at The Solution, Events No Comments

Saturday, 2/3 at 11am -> The Solution presents Dunn The Signtologist Benefit Brunch + The Solution Stocks Judith & Joe!!! Music by DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez, art raffles & more to raise money for the Denver art fixture at The Preservery!

SATURDAY, 2/3 from 11am – 3pm -> Nationally acclaimed Denver art fixture Dan Ericson aka Dunn The Signtologist has been down with The Solution since basically day one, partnering with us to curate The Art Of Records series, at numerous other art openings over the years, working with us on projects with Akomplice and lots more. Even more importantly, he’s been a huge part of the Denver art/music scene since long before being an artist was “cool”, on top of being a good all around human. With that said, life has thrown our friend Dunn a few curveballs lately and we wanted to help. Here’s the short version of the situation:

“Dan Ericson, resident artist at The Preservery, THE SIGNTOLOGIST, has a new baby son Noah. His wife Gigi had him 8 weeks early and he’s still in the NICU. They are in a financial transition because of these circumstances and would love to have donations towards a diaper fund for Noah. Please help if you can or purchase some art.”

And so we decided to team up with the fine folks at The Preservery for a benefit brunch (our first Solution brunch ever actually!) to help Dunn and his family. We’ll be raffling off a pair of his trademark works on signs, as well as some other great stuff and donating a percentage of the day’s food and drink sales to help him and his family during this challenging time (the better the brunch does, the larger percentage of the days sales goes to Dunn – all the more reason to come out and enjoy!!!). There will also be plenty of his pieces available for sale, on top of the delicious food and drinks from The Preservery’s great menu and DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez spinning all sorts of feel good music to get the day started right.

As if that wasn’t enough, we’re also teaming up with The Preservery’s neighbors and longtime friends of the party, Judith & Joe, to stock even more items at their award-winning boutique! From great used records from our personal collections to Armando Geneyro prints to local products/music/art we dig to Goodness mugs and beyond, we’ll be adding things we like and recommend to the already great selection of clothing, music and assorted other interesting things that Judith & Joe stocks from here on out.

Between good food, good music, good drinks, Dunn’s signature art and all the cool things at Judith & Joe, it should be a special day – come through, help a good cause & enjoy the first time The Solution’s ever done brunch!!!

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Sunday, January 28th, 2018 Updates No Comments

Friday, 11/8 at 7pm -> The Art Of Records III: Enter The Marauders at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez! 20 years to the week since Midnight Marauders & Enter The Wu-Tang dropped, we celebrate two of hip hop’s best albums & their legendary artwork at the Meadowlark!!!

FRIDAY, 11/8 at 7pm -> The Art Of Records is like Christmas to us.  We invite a dozen or so of our favorite Denver artists to take classic hip hop album & 12″ single record covers and re-imagine them in their own style and when we finally get to see all their work, it’s like walking down the stairs on Christmas morning to see all sorts of presents under the tree.  The first two shows, co-curated by Dunn the Signtologist & DJ Low Key, blew us away with artists flipping everything from Dilla to Public Enemy to Quasimoto albums into a variety of masterpieces (check the links below for thorough recaps).

For our third Art Of Records, we’re celebrating a landmark occasion; the 20th anniversary of two of hip hop’s all-time best albums, A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders & Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), which both, through the magic of the 90s Golden Era in NY, were released on the same Tuesday, 11/9/1993.  We’re not just having the artists flip the album covers alone though, both albums features impressive artwork on the 12″ singles for the likes of “Electric Relaxation”, “Protect Ya Neck” & such that are ripe inspiration for the show at the Meadowlark.

The Art Of Records III: Enter The Marauders Artist Lineup:

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Tristan Minton

Michael Coriano

Karma Leigh

Dunn The Signtologist

Delton Demarest

Joseph Martinez

Xencs L. Wing

Thomas Evans

Jaime Molina

Aisha Renee

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We’re starting things early at 7pm to showcase the art in full light, then at 10pm, we’re going into afterparty mode at The Solution w/DJ Low Key & Lazy Eyez to close out the night.  We’ll also have Solution photographer extraordinaire Knower Of The Ledge in the house, so make sure to pose for him and keep an eye out for pictures on the new Solution Instagram page & on our Facebook page.  Last but not least, it’s also our homegirl Adrian’s birthday party, so if you see the brunette in this pic rocking to a Prince or Vanity 6 song like she’s straight from the video later in the evening, wish her a happy birthday & buy her a drink!  21+/No cover until 11/Only $5 after/2701 Larimer St.

More about The Art Of Records: Over the last few decades album art has gone from a 12” canvases to a 2” iPod screens, and that’s usually the best-case scenario for the often incredible art that accompanies music releases.  Landmark albums like Eric B & Rakim’s Paid In Full, Nas’s Illmatic and De La Soul is Dead have instantly recognizable covers that are embedded in music and art lovers’ psyches forever, but the 12” as a canvas has become a rarity in the public eye.  Everyone from music and art lovers to average people on the street still connect to both the album art and 12” format, yet we rarely take the time to honor the truly great ones.  The Art Of Records is an exhibit that aims to do just that; focusing on the legacy of exceptional art accompanying exceptional music and the idea of introducing both to a new generation.

The Art Of Records combines art, music and tradition to celebrate and honor the rich history and mystique of record cover art, 12″ vinyl and the artists that create it (both musically and graphically). Curated by DJ Low Key & Dunn the Signtologist, the exhibit features a series of classic 12″ album and single covers re-imagined and recreated by top artists in Denver.  The 12” covers will also be on display and the concept comes full circle with DJ Low Key playing an all vinyl set of the featured records to get the night started.

.:The Art Of Records II Opening Recap via TheSigntologist.com & Terrence Duncan:.

.:The Art Of Records II Opening Recap via Westword.com & Ken Hamblin:.

.:The Art Of Records Opening Recap via FamilyAffairDenver.com:.

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