Arts and Culture

Gallery Sketches: Three New Shows and Art Events in Denver May 13-17

The art world has a very well-rounded Denver itinerary this weekend: Candy art, dream art and a scholarly lecture on regional architecture all figure into the calendar of new shows and events around town. Read on for the details.
Geeky Tendencies: New Works by Kym Bloom
Zip 37 Gallery
May 13 through 29
Opening reception: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 13

Kym Bloom unveils another body of signature work at Zip, executed using an unusual medium — candy — and inspired by the pixelated world of retro video-game imagery. This is art to satisfy your inner geek — and bring a smile to your face. Put some pop in your life.

LTF, LTD. New Works by Jeromie Lawrence Dorrance
Buffalo Exchange
May 14 through June 1
Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 14

Westword MasterMind Jeromie Dorrance takes a break from running Dateline Gallery to show his own work in Learning to Fly, Learning to Die, a solo at the Buffalo Exchange exhibit space. Dorrance says the show revisits his personal dream-world as it collides with real life, resulting in “a digested yet deconstructed collage of gestural cartoon shapes, color and patterns,” expressed through painting, video and digital collage. That body of work includes a zine that will be available for sale at the opening and in the store through the show’s run.

An Evening with Michael Paglia
Denver Central Library, Western Art Gallery, Fifth Floor
6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17
Free

Westword’s own Michael Paglia — art and architecture critic, scholar and author — will hold forth on a subject near and dear to his heart: architecture of the West, or at least the good kind. Paglia’s readers know he has plenty of opinions when it comes to this subject, but at this event he’s sticking to the very best, with visuals and commentary.

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