Arts and Culture

Gallery Sketches: Three New Art Shows in Denver for February 13

This week’s openings include recent work from Colorado legend Clark Richert and a former student, an emerging artist solo in a living room, and a curatorial takeover at David B. Smith Gallery. You don’t have to wait until First Friday to see new art; keep reading for the details.

Matthew Larson and Clark Richert: String Theory
Rule Gallery
February 13 through March 21
Opening Reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 13

Rule presents a fresh batch of Clark Richert’s confoundingly beautiful geometric canvases, shown alongside work by Matthew Larson, a Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design graduate who now lives and works in New York. Larson follows his own geometric path using yarn on velcro as a medium; he's a perfect match for Richert in this two-man show.

April Frankenstein: What If We Fall in Love
6 p.m. Friday, February 13

Dateline's Jeromie Dorrance has given the space over to a solo interdisciplinary installation by Denver artist April Frankenstein that blends a month’s worth of drawings, photos, journal entries and collages into a day-by-day musing on human issues that we often subconsciously cover up: romance, sexuality and the personal spaces we choose to share — or not share.

Constructed Histories
David B. Smith Gallery
February 13 through March 21
Opening reception: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 13

After leaving his post as associate curator of Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum, William Morrow has struck out on his own as an independent curator. For Constructed Histories at David B. Smith, he’s brought together an international cast of artists in a group show of works that reflect on the footstep of history through art, from a global point of view.

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

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