Fall is here, and so are a host of new art shows going in fresh directions. Be adventurous and try all five of these.
Mark Fitzsimmons: Hard Comforts
Mark Fitzsimmons, "Hard Comforts."
Courtesy of Dateline
Dateline, 3004 Larimer Street
Thursday, September 28, 6 to 11 p.m.
Army veteran Mark Fitzsimmons, now a student at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, takes on post-traumatic stress disorder and social expectations versus the military identity in a one-night pop-up performance on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of his enlistment. Hard Comforts
takes place in and around a soft-sculpture installation, with two performances at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Bruce Price: Sinner in Gingham
Stephen Batura, "Homeland," 2016, acrylic on birchwood.
Courtesy of BMoCA
Stephen Batura: River Paintings
Ted Larsen: Lined Out
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 Thirteenth Street, Boulder
September 28 to January 21
Opening reception: Thursday, September 28, 5:30 p.m.
A trio of fall exhibits showcasing regional artists takes over BMoCA’s galleries on September 28, including a retrospective of Bruce Price’s 2-D and 3-D works incorporating gingham fabric, Stephen Batura’s monumental paintings based on the historical nineteenth-century photographs of Charles Lillybridge, and Ted Larsen’s scrap-metal installations. That’s an eyeful, and a good one, at that.
Kathryn Mussallem, "The Ladies’ Auxiliary, Virginia Beach, VA," November, 2013.
Courtesy of CPAC
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock Street
Through November 4
Opening Reception: Friday, September 29, 6 to 9 p.m.
CPAC celebrates Final Friday in Denver’s Golden Triangle Art District and heads into autumn with a juried group exhibition with a wide-open Americana theme broken up into categories of people and landscape/architecture. Darren Ching of New York’s Klompching Gallery tossed out the rose-colored glasses to select works by 26 photographers for a show with a national scope and a contemporary view; get a sneak peek at the slideshow on the CPAC website