may, 2020

22may(may 22)12:00 am19jul(jul 19)12:00 amCourtney Cotton in per•spec•tives Art Exhibit at Littleton Art Museum


Event Details

Denver Artist Courtney Cotton is proud to announce the opening of per•spec•tives at the Littleton Museum. As the Best in Show winner of the Own an OriginalJuried show at the museum in 2019 she was offered a co-exhibit with Eye of the Camera show winner Gabrielle Graves. Due to COVID-19, the public is invited to enjoy the exhibit and other programs virtually at the website and on Facebook @littletonmuseum. Once the museum is able to open, the works can be viewed in person at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St. in Littleton, Colorado through July 19, 2020.

     Cotton’s artwork is meant to bring awareness to mental wellness and emotional intelligence by using visual metaphors and colors to embody concepts such as transformation and possibility. Her abstract series of paintings uses a limited palette of blues, whites, and golds to express universal truths. Her more conceptual mixed-media works—that she has deemed a “plot twist” in her style—offer a decidedly risky personal take on specific experiences and inner truths, expressing her current emotions and/or state of being.

“I have more than one visual voice and some find it hard to define or categorize my style.” Cotton says, “I consciously react with the medium, the activity of creating is paramount, and therefore the results happen automatically with the unconscious influence of experiences and emotions.”

Virtual Programming

May 22, 2020 – Online Exhibit Opens – Visit to see the digital version of the exhibition. 

June 5, 2020 at 4 pm MST – Studio Tour/Artist Talk with Courtney Cotton – Visit to see a live stream video with artist Courtney Cotton as she shows us her studio and tells us about her creative process. 

June 12, 2020 at 4 pm MST – Artist Talk with Gabrielle Graves

Visit to see a live stream video with artist Gabrielle Graves as she talks about her current body of work and her unique photographic process. 

June 26, 2020 – Virtual Tour/Exhibit Video Release

Check out to see the addition of videos and a virtual tour of the installation inside the museum.

       Gabrielle Graves’ work explores the complex narrative of identity and its intersection with consumption and mental health. Her process employs photography, painting, video, and installation to create intimate experiences revolving around changing landscapes and internal dialogue. Hailing from Michigan she received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Art and Design from the University of Michigan in 2017. After graduation, she completed an internship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in the Painting, and Photography & New Media departments, where she also became an Artist in Residence.


       Littleton Museum offers visitors a unique link between the past and present. Located on 40 acres adjacent to Ketring Lake, the museum encompasses three exhibition galleries, a children’s interactive gallery, research center, and two 19th-century living history farm sites. The Fine Arts Gallery hosts original art and photography exhibits sponsored by the Littleton Fine Arts Board.  

     Courtney Cotton studied art and architecture at the University of South Carolina, Rhode Island School of Design, and Queens College. She currently lives and works in Denver, CO.  In addition to her Littleton Museum Best in Show recognition by juror Gwen Chanzit, she has recently been featured in group shows at Niza Knoll Gallery, Cooper and Dash and Foolproof Contemporary. Her work is also available at Kor Covet in Aspen, Colorado. For more information or to view and purchase work visit


May 22 (Friday) 12:00 am - July 19 (Sunday) 12:00 am