Simon Zalkind launched his fall schedule at the Singer Gallery in the Mizel Arts and Culture Center with a smart-looking survey that looks at the work of a noted Denver artist. The impressive solo, titled Myron Melnick, Taking Shape: Works with Paper, zeroes in on what Zalkind sees as the artist's signature period, with pieces dating from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s.
Zalkind feels that the time is right to showcase Melnick's work. "Myron hasn't been producing for a while," he explains, "having stepped back from his regular art practice. I wanted to do this exhibit because I didn't want his legacy, which is a substantial one, to be forgotten. Those big, boat-shaped pieces and the other wall-mounted, burnished-paper pieces were really important to other artists. And his monotypes are so obviously beautiful. When I revisited his work, I found that it has clearly sustained its credibility over the years."
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The elegantly installed display continues through October 16 at the Singer Gallery in the MACC at the Jewish Community Center, 350 South Dahlia Street. For more information, call 303-316-6373 or go to www.maccjcc.org.
Sept. 1-Oct. 16, 2011