By Show and Tell
By Bree Davies
By Bree Davies
By Cory Casciato
By Emilie Johnson
By Robin Edwards
By Bree Davis
By Josiah M. Hesse
More consistently good are the smallish oil paintings by Dagmara Igals in the solo IMAGES, also at Spark. Igals is an established artist who exhibited in New York beginning in the '60s but hadn't shown in our area until a few years ago. The compositions in these paintings are made up of bars and lines arranged into interlocking designs, the best of which, such as "Camel Hair" (pictured), work very well. Also nice is Igals's subtle palette, which relies heavily on earth tones.
Next door but in the same building is Core New Art Space (900 Santa Fe Drive, 303-297-8428), which is presenting Duo: the Work of Brandon Borchert and Susan Vaho. Borchert works in acrylics, while Vaho is interested in photography and other photo-based methods. Both are doing pieces that seem inspired by pop art, but each has taken a distinctly different path.
Borchert is interested in chance, and the specific images he uses are determined by sets of winning numbers from the Powerball lottery. They're wonderful. And so are the best of the Vahos, in particular those that look like video stills. Also pretty cool are those funky pinhole-camera marionettes. That's right: Those puppets are actually cameras.
Also at Core, hidden behind a velvet curtain, is Soft Core: Contemporary Erotic Art -- and let me just say that it isn't so much erotic as it is vulgar.
On Friday, March 3, there will be an opening for ADVENTURES and IMAGES at Spark from 6 to 9 p.m.; the shows run through March 18. Duo and Soft Core at Core, on the other hand, close this Saturday, March 4.