Laura Phelps Rogers, A Woman’s View
Hirschfeld Gallery, Colorado Women's College at University of Denver
1901 East Asbury Avenue
July 6-August 15
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Get an overview through Denver artist Laura Phelps Rogers’s feminist lens of a career dedicated to exploring the systemic roles that have shoeboxed women throughout history, at DU’s Hirschfeld Gallery, where A Woman’s View gathers together an anthology of installations from Phelps Rogers's past exhibitions. The names of these past shows — A Woman's Work Is Never Done, Wash Rinse Repeat, More Than One Tough Chick and Home Economics — tell you what to expect before you even walk in.
It Came From the Drawing Board
July 7-August 12
Opening Reception: Friday, July 7, 5-11 p.m.
Denver Comic Con has come and gone for another year, but in its wake, Alto Gallery will present It Came From the Drawing Board, a group exhibit with a retro sci-fi theme. Showcasing what happens when comic artists blast off of the rectangular page and into other mediums, the show opens with a party, featuring live music inside by Pythian Whispers, a DJ set on the street courtesy of Jewkes, and, among other things, an installation of new found-object assemblages by Charles Russell. Other artists include Cody Kuehl, Daniel Crosier, G. Ka'aihue, J. James McFarland and Rio Burton.
Contemporary Still Life
40 West Arts Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, July 7, 5-8 p.m.
Still life ain’t what it used to be. In contemporary times, the look and subject matter in a composition of objects can be far from traditional — or not, as the case may be — thanks to technology and industrialization. Contemporary Still Life at 40 West travels all the avenues of modern-day still life; it’s one of many stops you can make on First Friday in the burgeoning 40 West Arts District.
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