Visual Arts

Joseph Coniff deals with the big issues Friday at Hinterland

The Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is fast building a reputation as a quality artist-making machine, and Joseph Coniff, a young RMCAD graduate, is living proof. Westword critic Michael Paglia called his 2011 exhibition at Rule Gallery "a spectacular debut for a young artist" and the show also received our 2012 Best of Denver honor for Best Show by an Emerging Artist. So there's reason to hope that the follow-up, At the Alter, which opens Friday at Hinterland, will be just as fabulous.

See also: - Best Emerging Artist Show - 2012: Joseph Coniff: This Is What It's Like - Artist Joseph Coniff on hippies, the Tony Tiger deathmatch and getting all that gold - Hinterland: 2012 MasterMind award winner

Coniff's deceptively simple imagery, conveyed through photography and assemblages of familiar items, will turn your head around, make you think and perhaps even make you laugh, too; find out for yourself at tomorrow's opening reception, which runs from 6 to 11 p.m.

At the Alter continues through a November 2 First Friday closing reception; other viewing times are by appointment. For details, visit Hinterland online or call 720-309-1764.

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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