First Friday, Italian Style

Jimmy Sellers, director of the Sellars Project Space (4430 Tennyson Street, 303-242-5563, www.sellarsprojectspace.com), is constantly plugging into artists around the world whose work he finds on the Internet. That’s how he hooked up with artists and pals, Massimiliano Boschini and Mauro Manuini, who both live in romantic Mantua, Italy.

The two frequently work together and are members of the international art group, Pommefritz, so Sellars has paired them together for the current exhibit, Stanza. Boschini and Manuini are interested in combining traditional analogue photography with digital printing to lay out complicated and ambiguous narratives in series of photos.

These recent pieces are about run-down rooms that were once grand and elegant. In addition, the photographers sometimes serve as models and occasionally make appearances in their images as seen in the Boschini photo that’s pictured.

Stanza opened last week, but there’s a reception planned for tonight, May 2 -- which is First Friday -- from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sellars Project Space, which is right behind the Oriental Theater in the Tennyson Street art district. -- Michael Paglia

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