Erin Algiere, Sandra Fettingis and Kelsey Dalton worked together at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, but that's not all they had in common: Like many people who labor behind the scenes at museums, they were all artists, aspiring or otherwise. And since they were far from alone in that respect, they realized it might be an interesting basis for an art exhibit -- so they compiled a list of Colorado venues that fall under the Association of Art Museum guidelines for what constitutes an art museum and invited proposals from artists who also sat at reception desks, served the public behind cafe counters or installed artwork. "We're around art all the time, and we're all influenced by it in some way," Algiere notes. "And we wanted to make sure we were representing a collective voice."
The resulting show, So, I Work in an Art Museum, features everything from ceramic instructional manuals by Jenny Pokorny of Metro State's Center for Visual Arts to CSU University Art Museum installer Keith Jenstzch's assemblages of everyday materials that he uses in his job. Eight artists in all, including Algiere and Dalton (Fettingis chose to play a curatorial role), are showcased in the exhibit, which opens tonight with a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. at RedLine Gallery, 2350 Arapahoe Street.
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The exhibit continues through December 4; for information, go to www.redlineart.org or call 303-296-4448.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 12. Continues through Dec. 4, 2011