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White Black Grey. For the handsome exhibit The Other Primary Colors — White Black Grey, at Space Gallery, the included artists have limited themselves to neutral tones. Everything is elegant, aloof and well carried out, and all of it owes a debt to either minimalism or pattern painting. The show, organized by Marks Aardsma, begins with small prints by Tonia Bonnell in which the artist uses identical elements to create different abstract groupings. Across from these are Nancy Koenigsberg's three-dimensional wire-mesh bas-reliefs, with geometric compositions that have powerful graphic qualities. Opposite the information desk are some remarkable oil paintings by Carlene Frances, who, based on these incredible pieces, should be lots better known. Behind the gallery's dog-leg and into the back, Aardsma has paired Corey Postiglione with Space owner Michael Burnett, who in addition to running the gallery is also an accomplished abstract painter. The show reaches a crescendo of quietness in the double-height back gallery, where Aardsma has included her own pieces alongside works by David Sawyer. Through October 20 at Space Gallery, 765 Santa Fe Drive, 720-904-1088, www.spacegallery.org. Reviewed October 5.

William Joseph. The Kirkland Museum has a lot to recommend it, but its greatest service to the community is the way it continually resurrects the careers of all-but-forgotten Colorado artists. That's exactly the point of William Joseph: Sculptor & Painter, which showcases the half-century-long career of this deceased Denver artist and teacher. If his name is obscure, his work isn't; some of Joseph's major sculptures are in very public places around town — notably, the Christopher Columbus monument in the Civic Center. The show was put together by Kirkland director Hugh Grant and museum registrar and deputy curator Christopher Herron, who combed the contents of the artist's estate (which is still held by Joseph's family) and contacted collectors in order to gather the material. Though Joseph is surely best remembered for his sculpture, the Kirkland show puts extra attention on his paintings. As with his three-dimensional work, Joseph combined abstraction and representations of the figure to come up with his signature style. Through November 11 at the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, 1311 Pearl Street, 303-832-8576, www.kirklandmuseum.com.

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