Anderson's selections are very diverse, reflecting a deeply personal approach to the material that shows off her broad art interests. In fact, it could be said that there's almost a free-associational quality to her choices, though she may be the only one who understands most of the connections. But this enigmatic quality — which is heightened by the Bruce Price quote that serves as the show's title — isn't a shortcoming, as it provides plenty of visual diversity and makes the small effort read like a big one. It reminded me of a miniature version of Cortney Stell's 2013 Biennial effort — and Anderson's show includes some of the same artists. (Speaking of Stell, she has resigned from her job at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, where she was the gallery director, to take the newly created post of director of RedLine International, an effort to help establish RedLines around the world.)

A number of the artists at Vertigo have created small installations, including "Something Like This," by Jaime Carrejo, which sits in the middle of the front gallery floor. It features his calling cards, like blankets, cut paper and plastic chain, all of it exploring his Mexican heritage. To the left is Laura Shill's "88 blue pyramids with a feast for the eyes," which is a site-specific installation that follows the profile of the grand staircase, arranging three-dimensional pyramidal forms made of wool blankets mounted on the wall. Opposite are two Zach Reini works: "Home again," which looks something like a traditional Japanese brush painting, but isn't (what looks like a chop mark is actually a warning sticker indicating that the drop cloth that serves as the canvas is flammable), and "Don't Tread on Me," an ironic welcome mat. The piece that best expresses the show's title is Rebecca Vaughan's wall installation, "Medallions," which consists of three white boxes in conventionalized cloud shapes outlined in lights.

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Robischon Gallery

1740 Wazee St.
Denver, CO 80202

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Downtown Denver

Vertigo

960 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Central Denver

Details

Through March 8 at Robischon Gallery, 1740 Wazee Street, 303-298-7788, robischongallery.com.Extended through March 8 at Vertigo Art Space, 960 Santa Fe Drive, 303-573-8378, vertigoartspace.com.

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Both Out of Line at Robischon and Be a Cloud not a Grid at Vertigo provide a good glimpse of what some of the most advanced artists in the region — and elsewhere — have been up to lately.

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