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Judy Hagler, owner of Translations Gallery in LoDo, has made a specialty of presenting contemporary work by artists active in the Western U.S. The venue's new show, which opens tonight, pairs an Arizona artist with a Colorado one. The former is Sandhi Schimmel Gold, made up of portraits constructed from cut-up scraps of junk mail, and the latter is Laura Carpenter, which comprises abstracted landscapes done in oil and glazes.

“We chose to exhibit both of these artists together because their personalities shine through their artwork,” says Hagler. “Sandhi's approach to the contemporary portrait is truly unique, with a combination of painting and mosaic tiles from recycled materials, while Laura is a talented emerging artist who captures the Colorado landscape with a unique style and color.”

Translations has shown Gold’s pieces before, but this is Carpenter’s first outing in Denver. An emerging artist, she is currently finishing up her MFA at Colorado State University. Both Gold and Carpenter will be in attendance at the exhibit's opening reception on Friday, August 6, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Translations, 1743 Wazee Street; both shows run through August 31. For details, go to or call 303-629-0713.
Aug. 4-31, 2010


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