The Presence of Absence/The Silhouette Project: Newcomers
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by Mary Grace Bernard
1w ago
Inbal Abergil: The Presence of Absence / Dona Laurita: The Silhouette Project: Newcomers Colorado Photographic Arts Center 1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203 May 10–June 22, 2024 Admission: free Review by MG Bernard Two exhibitions dedicated to healing grief, trauma, and loss are currently on view at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC). The Presence of Absence by artist Inbal Abergil and The Silhouette Project: Newcomers by photographer Dona Laurita capture two of the consequences perpetrated by war.  An installation view of Inbal Abergil’s The Presence of Absence at Colora ..read more
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Apis Opus Encaustic Invitational
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by Danielle Cunningham
2w ago
Apis Opus Encaustic Invitational  NKollectiv 960 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 May 17-June 16, 2024 Admission: free Review by Dani/elle Cunningham The artist-run gallery NKollectiv is currently hosting its second annual encaustic invitational, which showcases the work of sixteen Colorado artists specializing in this ancient art form. [1] Named Apis Opus, the exhibition cleverly combines the world of bees and art, highlighting beeswax as the primary medium in encaustic work. Encaustic is made by heating layers of beeswax mixed with pigment and applying it to different substrates.  ..read more
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Ways to Leave (Save) Earth
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by Raymundo Muñoz
3w ago
Ways to Leave (Save) Earth neü folk 1115 Acoma Street, Room 220, Denver, CO 80204 May 11–June 2, 2024 Curated by Dani/elle Cunningham Admission: free Review by Raymundo Muñoz The shining potential of outer space travel and habitation has been sold to humanity by governments for decades. Appealing to humanity’s sense of curiosity, exploratory spirit, and egalitarian ideals, legacy space programs like NASA have nevertheless inspired countless scientists, artists, and dreamers alike. More recently, however, billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have led the space race with private space te ..read more
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Albert Chong
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by Gina Pugliese
1M ago
Artist Profile: Albert Chong The Sound of Trumpets and a Choir By Gina Pugliese Albert Chong is perhaps the most acclaimed photography, installation, and sculpture artist in Colorado who you’ve never heard of. His long and illustrious career includes pieces that he hopes, as his artist statement proclaims, “[give] expression to [his] human visual intuition, [operating] at levels inhospitable to verbal or literary expression.” [1] Albert Chong, Chong with Cigar and Maka Shirt, 1997, digital pigment print, 26 x 20 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.  After talking with him, I translate ..read more
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Trying to get all my birds to land in the yard
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by Maggie Sava
1M ago
Mychaelyn Michalec: Trying to get all my birds to land in the yard K Contemporary 1412 Wazee Street, Denver, CO 80202 April 13 - May 25, 2024 Curated by Doug Kacena Admission: free Review by Maggie Sava Mychaelyn Michalec’s first major solo exhibition at K Contemporary—since joining the gallery’s roster two years ago—showcases new directions and experiments in her fiber paintings. Michalec’s previous works, stretched on canvas and resembling the traditional rectangular format of paintings, document candid domestic scenes framed through the lens of her smartphone camera. Trying to get all my ..read more
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Silver Park
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by Genevieve Waller
1M ago
Bob Marsh: Silver Park 701 E. D Street, Pueblo, CO 81003 Permanent installation Admission: Free Review by Genevieve Waller Silver Park is a bit of magic nestled on a side street near downtown Pueblo. In the summer of 2020, the artist Bob Marsh began coating the façade of a disused stucco rowhouse in silver paint and silver-coated objects and sculptures. Over the next few months, he completely covered the front of the building, realizing a dream he had in the 1980s of creating a Silver Park in his hometown of Detroit—a steel city like Pueblo. [1] An installation view of Bob Marsh’s Silver Pa ..read more
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Nightwalks
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by Denise Zubizarreta
1M ago
Alexander Richard Wilson: Nightwalks Dateline 3004 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205 April 5-30, 2024 Admission: free Review by Denise Zubizarreta As twilight descends upon Denver, Alexander Richard Wilson’s exhibition Nightwalks fills the walls of Dateline with painted homages to a city in transition. Each canvas is a love letter and eulogy to the city’s changing façade, where the historic neon glow now flickers in the shadow of impending modernity. An installation view of Alexander Richard Wilson’s exhibition Nightwalks at Dateline. Image courtesy of Dateline. Wilson’s Nightwalks is an int ..read more
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Designer of a Thousand Talents
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by Paloma Jimenez
2M ago
Gio Ponti: Designer of a Thousand Talents Denver Art Museum 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204 October 24, 2021–January 1, 2025 Admission: Adults: $18 for Colorado residents, $22 for non-residents; seniors, students, & military: $15 for Colorado residents, $19 for non-residents; youth 18 and under and members: free Review by Paloma Jimenez   Celestial inspiration encounters geometric precision in the Gio Ponti exhibition, Designer of a Thousand Talents, at the Denver Art Museum. Spanning a liminal, light-filled space between the more formal galleries in the redesigned Marti ..read more
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Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History 
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by Emily Zeek
2M ago
Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History  Museum of Boulder  2205 Broadway Street, Boulder, CO 80302 September 30, 2023-September 30, 2025 Review by Emily Zeek While exploring a project on regional barbecue traditions as a follow-up to his book Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time, curator and soul food scholar Adrian Miller became entranced by stories of local African Americans and the unique challenges they faced and overcame. [1] While at a dinner party with friends and board members from the Museum of Boulder, he started cooking up an idea for ..read more
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Soundtracks for the Present Future
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by Mary Grace Bernard
2M ago
Charley Friedman: Soundtracks for the Present Future Gregory Allicar Museum of Art Colorado State University 1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524  January 17, 2024–April 7, 2024 Admission: free Review by MG Bernard Charley Friedman’s Soundtracks for the Present Future is currently on view until April 7 at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art in Fort Collins. In the museum’s largest space, the Griffin Foundation Gallery, the artist floats dozens of acoustic guitars, mandolins, and basses, each attached to electrical wires that converge toward a laptop at the center of the room. T ..read more
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