The entryway changes were done by Rick Sommerfeld and his College of Architecture and Planning class at the University of Colorado Denver. Sommerfeld and his students not only designed a two-part constructivist wall, but they built it, too. And while the walls primary function is to separate the shop from the principal gallery, its also internally lit and studded with showcases.
The museums renovated interior was unveiled June 5 at the opening of Pure Pleasure. The exhibit, which continues through September 6, was organized by Joan Markowitz, BMoCAs senior curator, and comprises pieces by contemporary artists from the area, including Phil Bender, Julie Blackmon, Deborah Dell, Rebecca DiDomenico, Ana Maria Hernando, Tsehai Johnson, Mark Sink & Kristin Hatgi, and Stacey Steers. Those chosen have little in common other than the connection indicated by the shows title: Each artist creates work with an enjoyable visual punch, regardless of the specific narrative or conceptual underpinnings. The museum is at 1750 13th Street in Boulder; for more information, call 303-443-2122 or go to www.bmoca.org.
June 5-Sept. 6, 2009