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One of Denver's smallest but hippest galleries, DATELINE, continues its run of eclectic shows with a summer-ending, mostly local group effort, You Look Like How I Used To, which showcases work riffing on the elusive quality of self-definition and rendered in a variety of mediums by four artists. Personal in direction and especially intimate amid Dateline's informal living-room ambience, the exhibit opens with a reception tonight from 7 to 11 p.m.
“As with previous group shows, the selection of these four artists came from what we see and like every day on social networking sites such as Instagram,” says DATELINE's Jeromie Dorrance. “To me, this show represents three of the most exciting artists working in Denver at the moment – Molly Bounds, Caleb Hahne and Mario Zoots – and a nationally known artist, Grady Gordon, who is from Oakland. The show has a lot of portraiture in it, which is always a refreshing turn from sculpture and installation. I like the idea of a portrait or a statue being this thing that is frozen in time, as the world changes. Gordon's works in particular are haunting in this way; as monotypes, these grotesque figures are immortalized on the paper and their story is lost in space and time.”
In addition to the art on the walls, the gallery will offer exclusive artist T-shirt designs and a limited-edition zine filled with all the images in the show (and, notes Dorrance, “some extra surprises”); after tonight, future viewing of You Look Like How I Used To will be available by appointment, through September 21. Visit DATELINE's Facebook page for more information.