Art Attack: What to See in Denver This Weekend

Adrienne DeLoe, "Mushroom Cicada," at Next Gallery.
Adrienne DeLoe, "Mushroom Cicada," at Next Gallery. Adrienne DeLoe
As October comes to a close, much of the local scene is holding back new shows for November's First Friday (which also marks the start of Denver Arts Week), while others are still focusing on the season of spooks and heavenly spirits.

But there's still plenty to see this weekend. Check the art-related events on our Day of the Dead list, then keep reading:
click to enlarge Chant Collective member Laura Beacom reflects on a dream at the Temple. - LAURA BEACOM
Chant Collective member Laura Beacom reflects on a dream at the Temple.
Laura Beacom
Chant Cooperative, I Was Dreaming
The Temple, 2400 Curtis Street
October 30 through November 27
The Chant Collective, a band of artists at the Temple seeking to take control over art-world gatekeeping, mines the psychology of dreams for this group show.

click to enlarge Chuck Forsman, "Strange Land," oil. - CHUCK FORSMAN, ROBISCHON GALLERY
Chuck Forsman, "Strange Land," oil.
Chuck Forsman, Robischon Gallery
On Earth As It Is: Paintings by Chuck Forsman
O’Sullivan Gallery, Fine Arts Building, Regis University, 3333 Regis Boulevard
Through December 3
Artist Talk: Thursday, November 11, 7 p.m.

Chuck Forsman studies the landscape as both a photographer and a painter, with a particular interest in human encroachment on natural beauty. A selection of Forsman’s paintings, which follow the curves of pristine scenery while focusing on the human footprint of hiking trails, ski runs and paved mountain passes, will be on view at the O’Sullivan Gallery through early December.
click to enlarge Floyd D. Tunson, "Untitled 205," acrylic on canvas. - FLOYD D. TUNSON, MICHAEL WARREN GALLERY
Floyd D. Tunson, "Untitled 205," acrylic on canvas.
Floyd D. Tunson, Michael Warren Gallery
Floyd D. Tunson: Abstracts
Michael Warren Contemporary, 760 Santa Fe Drive
Through November 20

Michael Warren cedes a large part of the gallery space to Colorado Springs art legend Floyd D. Tunson through late November, allowing him to display many sides of his work, with a focus on abstracts. A master of abstraction with a powerful representational side informed by Black rights and history (including some works that operate as a combination of both), Tunson is a living example of what happens when art meets activism.
click to enlarge TAMARA MAHONEY
Tamara Mahoney
Adrienne DeLoe, Ghosts of the Earth, with Control Group, burn scar
Tamara Mahoney, Touch(ed)
Next Gallery, Art Hub, 6851 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
Through November 12
Next Gallery’s walls are SRO, with interventions in the natural world by Adrienne DeLoe and guests from Control Group Productions, hands-on imagery by Tamara Mahoney, and Magic, a seasonally friendly group show with a supernatural theme. DeLoe expands on assemblage work combining insect specimens with crystals and other natural objects by branching out to use animal bones, fungi, plant matter and other organic materials, with delicately beautiful results; it will be offset by Control Group’s burn scar, an installation incorporating photographs documenting immersive dance theater in the East Troublesome burn scar. And Mahoney paints hands as a metaphor for the human touch.
click to enlarge Metropolitan State University BFA candidates show off their best work at the Center for Visual Art. - COURTESY OF CVA DENVER
Metropolitan State University BFA candidates show off their best work at the Center for Visual Art.
Courtesy of CVA Denver
MSU Denver Fall 2021 BFA Thesis Exhibition
Center for Visual Art MSU Denver, 965 Santa Fe Drive
Through December 10
While the satellite exhibition Uncanny Times: Looking Back, Looking Forward continues in Boulder at Seidel City, CVA’s home site serves Metropolitan State University of Denver art and design students by mounting a fall BFA thesis show. Catch up with what graduating artists at MSU are up to.

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