Inspired by its surrealist beginnings, Rebecca Peebles and Danette Montoya of GroundSwell Gallery took the age-old game and engaged the help of 44 Denver artists, who collaborated on exquisite-corpse works by mail with artists from across the street and around the globe.
As Peeble notes of the resulting show, Exquisite Corpse: Stamped and Mailed, "There's something risky and challenging about it -- the alchemy of two artists working blind on the same piece. It requires a certain relationship or willingness to have that relationship and collaborate on a work." And because the finished works are something of a secret, tonight's unveiling promises to be both revelatory and mysterious, even for the participating artists. This is Groundswell's second exquisite corpse show, and Peebles hopes it will become an annual tradition, using a different variation on the theme each year.
Exquisite Corpse opens tonight with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. and runs through August 6 at Groundswell, 3121 East Colfax Avenue; find more information at groundswell.com.
Sat., July 13, 7-10 p.m.; July 13-Aug. 6, 2013