Around the corner is a quartet of Jae Ko sculptures made of manipulated and dyed adding-machine tape rolls that come out as organically shaped abstracts. Opposite them, in the same space, are a half-dozen pieces by one of Denver's hottest up-and-coming artists, Derrick Velasquez. Four of the pieces display Velasquez's taste for vinyl strips left to hang from a central form, using the laws of gravity to define the way in which the material drapes. There are also two digital prints by Velasquez in which the artist has created floor sculptures by covering himself with large sheets of vinyl. Since the artist is integral to these works, being that he's underneath the vinyl, it's understandable that they're represented here by photos.

Other Colorado artists include Wendi Harford, showing her great drip paintings in which vertical lines of pigment form the images; Terry Maker, with wall sculptures in which sliced jawbreakers in resin are the principal pictorial devices; and Linda Fleming who works in pierced metal. These two Flemings resonate well with the abstract flowers by Seattle's Katy Stone. Flowers are also an important feature of the recent mixed-technique works on paper from the "Year of the Dog" series that combine printing and hand work by Judy Pfaff from New York. Her three pieces in the show are all enormous and are covered with a crowded array of images placed on top of one another, and though much of it is representational, the completed works come across as abstracts.

"AE 12 (After Empire)," by Lanny DeVuono, mixed media on panel.
"AE 12 (After Empire)," by Lanny DeVuono, mixed media on panel.
"Untitled 8," by Derrick Velasquez, vinyl and walnut.
"Untitled 8," by Derrick Velasquez, vinyl and walnut.

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David B. Smith Gallery

1543 A Wazee St.
Denver, CO 80202

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Downtown Denver

Robischon Gallery

1740 Wazee St.
Denver, CO 80202

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Downtown Denver

Details

Through July 16, at David B. Smith Gallery, 1543 Wazee Street, #A, 303-893-4234, www.davidbsmithgallery.com.Through August 20, at Robischon Gallery, 1740 Wazee Street, 303-298-7788, http://www.robischongallery.com.

With its space expanded, Robischon reads as though it were a museum and not a commercial gallery.  And with shows like Ted Larsen: Rejoinder and New Work, that impression is only underscored.

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