See revered hip-hop icons in a unique light at Reflections: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together, a show that pairs photographs of the musicians by so-cial documentarian Rachel Crick with paintings based on her work by the Signtologist, an artist who paints on recycled street signs. Cricks portraits are more naturalistic than the usual glamour-focused images of hip-hop artists, while the Signtologist produces bold, iconic images that reflect a street-art sensibility. The collaboration has produced what he considers some of his best work. Ive never really been able to work with a photographer who takes photos of this nature. Theres a lot of great subject matter and portraits of famous people that youve never seen in this type of light, he explains. Its kind of cool not only to see Rachels photography, just because its different views of people youre used to seeing if youre flipping through a hip-hop magazine but also taking it to another level and having it conveyed through how I see it.
The show opens tonight at the Robusto Room, 9535 Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree, with a free reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and continues through the end of the month. For more information, visit www.therobustoroom.com or call 303-790-7363.
Fri., Nov. 7, 7-10 p.m., 2008