Gallery Sketches: Three shows for the weekend of May 9-11

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In a town with such an active co-op and alternative art scene, you don't want to limit your gallery adventures to First Fridays -- because you'd miss out on a lot of great art, including shows opening this weekend. Keep reading for a trio of exhibits worth seeing.

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Shebang: New Works by Kym Bloom Zip 37 Gallery May 9 through 25 Opening reception: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 9

Art doesn't have to be serious to be enjoyed, and Kym Bloom's signature pop-culture mosaics made from Chiclets and other candies are proof. Bright and affordable, they painlessly put a bit of pure fun on your wall in the shape of video-game icons and other bitmapped characters. Bloom will have a trove of new pieces for this member show at Zip 37, which also includes jewelry made from antique watch parts.

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Melange: Art by Susan Goldstein Valkarie Gallery Studio May 7 through June 1 Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 9

Susan Goldstein works in a variety of mediums, many of them photography-based, creating haunting, mirage-like images, prints and collages. This month her work is featured at Valkarie Gallery in Belmar, a Lakewood artist-run venue that makes room for several guest exhibitors annually, between member shows.

OH UM AH: New Works by Jackson Tupper Svper Ordinary Opening reception: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 10

Jackson Tupper reshapes the whimsical with elegant style in his well-designed images, blending simple lines of comic art into bold graphic shapes. Additional works by Deepti Nair, Mike Scarano and Svper Ordinary curator Pedro Barrios will share space with Tupper at the gallery/boutique space in the Source.

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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