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Seeing Is Believing

You never know when or where the Invisible Museum will hit, and that's part of the charm. But there's nothing cutesy about the quality work displayed by the faceless, roving venue.

Case in point: In response to the opening of the Denver Art Museum's more high-profile Frederic C. Hamilton wing, the Invisible invited a group of local artists to respond to Daniel Libeskind's structure by committing photographic images or prints to salvaged pieces of Nitto, a tacky material used to protect the Hamilton's classy titanium shell.

The result is The Nitto Files: An Artistic Conspiracy, an exhibition for which the Nitto images appear in tandem with the same prints made on archival paper, displaying variations of color and texture. Most of the time.

A few works created out of that context, including Bill Amundson's painstakingly drawn vision of the Hamilton building on a flatbed truck, will also be included, but for the most part, you'll see duets by such notables as Chris James, David Sharpe (shown above), Mark Sink and Katie Taft.

The Nitto Files opens with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight (that's November 17) at Nine10Arts, 910 Santa Fe Drive; after that visitors are welcome from 1 to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, or by appointment, through December 15. Call 303-832-2413. -- Susan Froyd

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