Art

Ten Things for Art Lovers to Do and See This Weekend in Denver

Chloe Hedden, "Gold Pyrite."
Chloe Hedden, "Gold Pyrite." Chloe Hedden, Walker Fine Art
Summer is unofficially here, even in the art world, where you can hang out and drink beer with yarn-bombers, take a Front Range road trip, browse a garage sale, rabble-rouse with a hopeful politician or take a tour to support Lakewood’s artist and gallery communities, heal yourself with singing bowls and yoga or just continue to see great art, as you do all year ’round. Here’s what's happening:

click to enlarge Bryan T Leister, "Copper Queen," print on aluminum. - BRYAN T LEISTER, WALKER FINE ART
Bryan T Leister, "Copper Queen," print on aluminum.
Bryan T Leister, Walker Fine Art
Composed Hypothesis
Walker Fine Art, 300-A West 11th Avenue
May 31 through July 13
Opening reception: Friday, May 31, 5 to 9 p.m.

Art meets science in startling ways in this latest group exhibit at Walker Fine Arts, where digital art and natural forms collide in interactive video and prints, plastic ephemera floats through photographs, wood sculpture follows the path of growing pyrite crystals and more.

click to enlarge Andrea Gordon, from Balls to the Wall. - ANDREA GORDON
Andrea Gordon, from Balls to the Wall.
Andrea Gordon
Andrea Gordon, Balls to the Wall...and Octopus
Susan Hazaleus, electronic and digital works
Tracey Russell, paintings
Scott Hawn, sculpture, in the Annex
Core New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Drive
May 30 through June 16
Opening reception: Friday, May 31, 5 to 9 p.m.

In the main gallery at Core, Andrea Gordon rolls out sculptural spheres in ceramic and papier-mâché, Susan Hazaleus reinterprets experience in electronic and digital artworks, and Tracey Russell presents new abstract paintings, while Scott Hawn shows ceramic sculpture in the Annex.

Heal: An Invitation to HEAL, final event
Eldorado Springs Art Center, 8 Chesebro Way, Eldorado Springs
Friday, May 31, 5 to 10 p.m.

The Month of Photography group show Heal: An Invitation to HEAL, curated by photographer Dona Laurita, comes to an end with a meditative event in a scenic setting at the Eldorado Springs Art Center, one of the three venues that supported the exhibition. The evening begins with a Tibetan singing bowl performance, followed by a restorative yoga class led by Julia Horn, and finishes up with live music under the stars, weather permitting. Down a $5 bowl from the food bar in between.


In Conversation With Albus Brooks
JuiceBox Art Space, 3006A Larimer Street
Friday, May 31, 5 to 7 p.m.

JuiceBox, just as much a community space for artists as it is a gallery, will welcome District 9 City Councilman Albus Brooks for some hard talk about reforms his artist constituency would like to see manifested in the neighborhood he oversees, should he be re-elected on June 4. Given that his district, which includes RiNo, is in flux, the conversation might be heated.

click to enlarge Miriam Dubinsky goes pop-arty with paintings and a hand-printed book at Dateline. - MIRIAM DUBINSKY
Miriam Dubinsky goes pop-arty with paintings and a hand-printed book at Dateline.
Miriam Dubinsky
Gaia Orr, My Cup Runneth Over the Edge
Miriam Dubinsky, Zoom Shift!
Dateline, 3004 Larimer Street
June 1 through 30
Opening reception: Friday, June 1, 6 to 11 p.m.

Dateline unveils a fun pair of shows, including recent MSU Denver graduate Gaia Orr’s conceptual work surrounding the significance of a champagne toast and, in the new project room, Miriam Dubinsky debuts a collection of bright, shiny pop-arty paintings and a hand-printed limited-edition book.

click to enlarge David Grossmann, "Summer Forest Patterns," oil on linen panel. - DAVID GROSSMANN, GALLERY 1261
David Grossmann, "Summer Forest Patterns," oil on linen panel.
David Grossmann, Gallery 1261
Inward: David Grossmann
Gallery 1261, 1412 Wazee Street
June 1 through 29
Opening reception: Saturday, June 1, 6 to 8 p.m.

David Grossman’s minimal, introspective paintings intimate both inner and outer landscapes, with peaceful connotations, in this solo exhibition. Take a break from the rat race and stroll through his dreamy show.
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