Shape Shifter

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."

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
Sept. 1-Oct. 16, 2011


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