But my personal favorite is just a little show: Lisa Michot's Eek! A Mouse!, at Spark Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive, features a whimsical series of works blending digital photography with Michot's trademark sculptures in this case, a world of mouse characters created from papier-mâché. She took the tiny mice businessmen mice and Buddhist monk mice and kayaking mice and others and photographed them on location, from the streets of New York City to the Denver Art Museum, with myriad stops in between. And though she says she's really a shy person, Michot even began dressing as a mouse herself her way, perhaps, of blending into the woodwork while she posed and shot the photos.
"I thought it would be a fun and humorous way to make light of modern art and of the way people are with their cell phones and hyperactivity," Michot says. "The mouse is kind of a hyper animal that way always running." How true, though everyone's favorite grouping will surely be the "Where's Ward" series starring an itty-bitty Ward Churchill rat proselytizing in front of pertinent area sculptures.
All is forgiven. Eek! hangs on the wall at Spark through the end of September, and there's a formal reception next Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.; for details, call 720-889-2200 or visit www.sparkgallery.com.
Sept. 6-30, 2007