Arts and Culture

Gallery Sketches: Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend at Denver Co-op Galleries

It’s Friday night on Memorial Day weekend and you’ve chosen not to flee the city. Fortunately, Denver’s artist co-ops never go on vacation — so why not visit exhibit openings in art districts all over town?

Ron Gerbrandt, Jesse Myers, Sarah Rockett, Karen Roehl
Ice Cube Gallery
May 26 through June 18
Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 27

Ice Cube’s last hurrah at its current RiNo location is part farewell and part celebration of the gallery’s loyal membership and community. Ice Cube will be popping up again in a new home next year (the announcement is on hold for the moment), but four diverse shows will close the book on the current spot. Don’t miss Sarah Rockett’s corner of the venue, where her gilded installation It Better Be Made of Gold comments on luxury culture and greed — a hot topic right now in our overdeveloped town.
Deborah Williams and Daniel House Kelly: Home & Garden
In the Annex: State of Unions by the Women’s Caucus for Art
Core New Art Space
May 26 through June 12
Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 27

In the Art District on Santa Fe, Core will be jam-packed with art, beginning with the interrelated member show Home & Garden, featuring work created from found materials by Deborah Williams and Daniel House Kelly. In the gallery annex, the annual Women’s Caucus for Art show State of the Unions showcases work by 39 artists, juried by Denver arts maven Hilary DePolo.

Joshua Goss and Hee-Hun Cho (with guest artists)
Edge Gallery
May 27 through June 18
Opening reception: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 27

Edge offers its own exploration of togetherness in dual member shows: Uplift! 2.0, a visual exploration of plate tectonics from Joshua Goss, and Duende, a collaboration by Edge artist Hee Hun Cho with guests Cindy Trevizo, Michael Lemke and Lissabel Davila.

Want more? See the Westword event listings for current gallery and art museum exhibitions and openings in the metro area. 
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