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Treasure Island. Bethany Kriegsman just might be the most overlooked first-rate artist in the region. Surely her low profile is the reason too few have checked out her solo, the aptly named Treasure Island, at the William Havu Gallery. Kriegsman has been exhibiting her work around town ever since she moved to the area twenty years ago to teach at the University of Denver. The Golden-based artist is best known for printmaking, but this show is mostly filled with drawings and paintings. There are a few prints included, in particular a group of six collographs that are spectacular. Stylistically, her work refers to classic mid-twentieth-century modernism, and Kriegsman cites the influences of Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Jean Dubuffet. Add Constantin Brancusi to the list -- at least regarding the minimalist sculptures at Havu. Those are a real revelation coming from Kriegsman, since she isn't known to work in the medium. These finely finished bronzes are in the evocative form of attenuated finials and are taken from shapes found in her two-dimensional pieces. Through July 30 at the William Havu Gallery, 1040 Cherokee Street, 303-893-2360. Reviewed July 21.

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