Painting the Town Red

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Since his death, Marecak has again become a familiar fixture on the Denver art scene. Beginning with a memorial exhibit at the Emmanuel Gallery, he's been the subject of several posthumous tributes. The current show is the second time that Inkfish has presented Marecak in a solo show.

Edward Marecak is the sort of extraordinary, museum-quality show that was ordinary fare at Inkfish for over twenty years. Now the gallery itself is in its final days; when it closes, Denver will lose an irreplaceable cultural asset. Sadly, a gallery's work--unlike a painter's--does not live on outside the memory.

Edward Marecak, through September 26 at the Inkfish Gallery, 116 South Broadway, 715-9528.

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Michael Paglia is an art historian and writer whose columns have appeared in Westword since 1995; his essays on the visual arts have also been published in national periodicals including Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine. He taught art history at the University of Colorado Denver.
Contact: Michael Paglia