Gallery Sketches: Stuff on Walls, Drawing Never Dies and a BMoCA Sound Installation

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

This weekend, local galleries and art museums take a look — and in one case, a listen — at what makes something art rather than just an exercise. Brush up on your own analytical abilities by dropping in at Dateline Gallery, RedLine or the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Details ahead.
Drawing Never Dies
July 9 through August 5
Opening reception: 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9

Drawing is the most basic, and perhaps the most complex, expression of the visual arts, an exercise in hand-eye coordination that sometimes relies solely on the artist’s mental tool of just letting go. Jurors Donald Fodness and Daisy McGowan have put together a large and stunning group show that explores every nook, cranny, representation and medium under the sun, while aptly defining what it means to draw.
Stuff on Walls
July 9 through 31
Opening reception: 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, July 9

Curtis Tucker’s pop-up gallery Stuff on Walls lands at Dateline this weekend, showcasing a diverse group of Denver artists and a stunning debut by young abstractionist Jonas Zoots, a kid whose spontaneous works transcend mark-making. Visit the gallery through July for a taste of unfettered creativity and experimentation.
Jonathan Mason: a music composition for six colors and a glockenspiel to be performed by one to seven strangers
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
July 12 through 24
Opening reception: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12

BMoCA’s Present Box, the museum’s pop-up gift-shop gallery, will turn into a sound installation for a couple of weeks, featuring a modern composition by Wisconsin musician/artist Jonathan Mason. It’s a perfect way to begin or end a walk through BMoCA’s continuing summer shows Finishing School: BLISS and DESIGNxBOULDER: Inspiring Community Through Art, a three-part project created with internationally recognized artist, engineer and inventor Natalie Jeremijenko.

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

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.