Five Arty Things to Do and See This Weekend

Craig Robb, "A Fractious Embrace," wood, acrylic, LED lights, C-clamps, 2017.
Craig Robb, "A Fractious Embrace," wood, acrylic, LED lights, C-clamps, 2017. Craig Robb
There’s really no such thing as a slow week for Denver’s always-in-motion gallery scene, even when it looks that way. Look between the cracks, and you’ll find things to do, whether it’s a new must-see exhibit or a win-win museum benefit. Here’s some help in lining up your cultural itinerary for this weekend.

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Strange Looks at Gildar Gallery looks at art of the gaze.
Jasmine Little, Gildar Gallery
Strange Looks
Gildar Gallery, 82 South Broadway
March 29 through April 28
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 29, 6 to 9 p.m.

Gildar Gallery has a track record for good-looking, nation-scouring group shows juxtaposing both young and mid-career artists. Strange Looks showcases a mélange of works about the aggressive power of the gaze and the converse dominion of the gazee. Artists include Herman Aguirre, Theresa Anderson, David Antonio Cruz, Rashawn Griffin, Matthew Harris, Becky Kolsrud, Jasmine Little, Kyle Vu-Dunn and Didier William.

Craig Robb, Incident on a Surface
Noah Sodano, Neglected Spectra
Pirate: Contemporary Art, 7130 West 16th Avenue, Lakewood
March 30 to April 15
Opening Reception: Friday, March 30, 6 to 10:30 p.m.

Longtime Pirate artist Craig Robb adds some new elements — light and color — to his sculptural constructions for his 2018 show, Incident on a Surface, exploring both in contrast to the more familiar stark wood panels and metal slices he’s known for. Get in on Robb’s illuminating experience, and see new work by Noah Sodano, too, as well as scattered pieces by Marie Gibbons and Jason Kellermeyer, in a revival of the old Pirate Treasure Chest guest-artist space.

Open Wall
Boulder Museum Of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th Street, Boulder
Friday, March 30, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

BMoCA’s annual Open Wall benefit is a bit of a free-for-all as it offers artists exactly what the title suggests: free wall space to hang work for a self-curated exhibit and art auction. Also free: admission for the art-viewing public. Artists should arrive at 4:30 p.m. to install works on a first-come, first-served basis; everyone else is welcome to come party and make bids at 5:30 p.m. The auction proceeds are split fifty/fifty between the artists and BMoCA at the end of the evening, and everyone goes home happy.

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