Thats partially because Doubek and Mobley are men of facile resources; you might say they make stuff out of stuff, combining ones skill for drawing and the others eye for graphic design with a freewheeling sense of how to incorporate cheap and reusable materials into something delightful to observe. For this exhibit, the duo will include an array of paintings, silkscreen prints and drawings, but the focal point is a ten-foot-tall, hand-built, human-powered Ferris wheel they made together (because we can, notes Doubek, whose experience in construction, along with Mobleys success as a furniture builder, supports the claim), festooning its little baskets with toys and sculptures created by friends, family and artists, both local and national.
Give it a spin (but be forewarned it comes with this admonition: You must be under 18 inches with no living parts to ride...) at tonights reception, which features such carnival-ready refreshments as corndogs and jelly beans. The fun goes from 6 to 10 p.m. at Pirate, 3655 Navajo Street; the show continues through February 28. Visit www.pirateartonline.org or call 303-458-6058.
Feb. 19-28, 2010