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Gallery Sketches: Three New Shows in Denver and Boulder for January 30-February 1

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This weekend's gallery slate includes transformations of place, fanciful collaborations and an artist-curated pop-up, and wraps up a great month of shows. Keep reading for a look at what's on the walls...and the floors.

See also: 10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (Six Free!), January 30-February 1

Substrate Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Through April 5

Seven artists -- Theresa Anderson, Adam Bateman, Graham Eschen & Aaron Miller-Rehm, Rosane Volchan O'Conor, Cheryl Pope, Robbie Rowlands, and Michael Theodore -- were tasked with transforming BMoCA's storied building and well-worn floors with site-specific installations that force viewers to look away from the walls and instead into the grain of the exhibition space for Substrate, which opened last night and continues through April.

Continue reading for more Gallery Sketches.

A Boy Falling Out of the Sky Edge Gallery January 30 through February 15 Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 30

More than a multimedia show, David D'Agostino's collaborative installation A Boy Falling Out of the Sky is billed as an "intermedia carnival" and, as such, it's meant to be a wild jumble of paintings and sculpture and poetry and music and ideas inspired by the happenings of the mid-century Fluxus movement. A cast of local artists, including Cop Circles soloist Luke Leavitt, who contributes an original song, as well as members of the Atlanta Poets Group, helps bring the whole beautiful mess to fruition. Take advantage of the fun to check out Edge's new makeover; Marie Weimer's Disequilibrium also premieres tonight.

DeCo SLUt Gildar Gallery January 30 through February 20 Opening reception: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, January 30

Artists from Salt Lake City and Denver share a dialogue in the pop-up show and cooperative showcase DeCo SLUt, an exhibition curated for Gildar Gallery by Adam Bateman, Taylor Balkissoon and Tyler Beard, all of whom also participate. Expect variety, innovation and a who's who of established and emerging artists from both cities.

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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