Brush with the Outdoors

Leslie Allen, Jeanne Echternach, Debby McAllister, Jennifer Riefenberg and Janice Wright

Gallery 1874

March 1 - April 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception during Olde Town Arvada's First Friday, March 2, from 5 - 8 pm
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A Brush with the Outdoors is an art sale and exhibit featuring five women painters: Leslie Allen, Jeanne Echternach, Debby McAllister, Jennifer Riefenberg and Janice Wright.

These seasoned painters share their love of the great outdoors through their artwork. Colorado's natural beauty provides much inspiration for these artists. Recognizing that photographs rarely capture what the human eye can see, all five painters take their easels outdoors to capture the nuanced detail that nature offers. Their work has a realism that cannot be found in a photograph but must be felt in the heart through experience.

This show will hang at the Gallery 1874 located at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, in Olde Town Arvada from March 1st to April 30th, 2018. An artist reception with a cash bar will be held during Olde Town Arvada's First Friday, March 2, from 5 - 8 pm. All of the artists will be in attendance to answer any questions about their work.


Strange Looks

Featuring: Herman Aguirre, Theresa Anderson, David Antonio Cruz, Rashawn Griffin, Matthew Harris, Becky Kolsrud, Jasmine Little, Kyle Vu-Dunn, Didier William

Gildar Gallery

March 29 - April 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 29th from 6-9pm
Becky Kolsrud | Allegorical Portrait (Study) | oil on canvas | 12 x 9in (30.5 x 22.9cm) | 2018

Gildar Gallery is pleased to present Strange Looks, a group exhibition turning its eye towards the unstable nature of the gaze. Featuring nine artists, the included artworks stage different approaches to representing the body aware of being on display. Elusiveness, allure and confrontation intersect in these complicated relationships between figures and onlookers. Lifting its title from the opening act of the play Salomé by Oscar Wilde, the exhibition draws a contemporary thread from this early modern reference to the power of seeing and being seen.

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment


Read more: Gildar: Strange Looks

Mia Mulvey: Ancients

Matt Christie: Subtle Body

Goodwin Fine Art

April 20 - June 2, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 20 from 6 - 8 pm
goodwinMatt Christie, Winter Stone, 2017, oil on panel, 48 x 60

Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5


Suchitra Mattai: Sweet Asylum

K Contemporary

April 7 - 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 pm
  • Panel Discussion: Saturday, April 21 from 2-4 pm
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Suchitra Mattai - "Inner light", graphite, appliques, and patterned duct tape on wood panel, 18 x 18 in

K Contemporary
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202


Read more: K Contemporary: Suchitra Mattai: Sweet Asylum

Shitty Kitten Artordie


April 6 - 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 6 at 7pm
First Friday is rapidly approaching and you know what that means! Taking over our gallery space is local favorite Shitty Kitten Artordie aka Markham Maes. Markham has taken part in group shows with us in the past but this will the the first time we have been able to give him the space to really flex his skills. Known for his crazy crisp line work, smooth clean colors, and vivid illustrative style, Markham will be showcasing a new collection all about how involuntary being an artist can be: some make art to relax, some make it because they absolutely must.

The fun starts at 7 with drinks and high fives available on request. Come on down and rub elbows with Denver's best and brightest.

38 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203


Cleon Peterson: Shadow of Men

Diego Rodriguez-Warner: Honestly Lying

Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

February 2 - May 13, 2018 (Cleon Peterson until May 27)

Cleon Peterson, Victory, 2017. Acrylic on Canvas, 128 x 84 inches. Courtesy the artist & Over the Influence.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202


Lumonics Mind Spa: Stretching the Body, Mind and Spirit

McNichols Civic Center Building (First Floor)

January 13 - May 27, 2018

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The Lumonics Mind Spa is a site-specific art installation by Dorothy Tanner created for the McNichols Civic Center Building first floor community exhibition space. It features light sculptures by Dorothy and the late Mel Tanner, and music and video by Dorothy Tanner and Marc Billard.

Dorothy’s intention for this meditative environment is for everyone to experience new ways to stretch the body, expand the mind, and achieve greater spiritual awareness.

Exhibition Viewing Times:
  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Access to art exhibitions may be restricted due to private events. Please call 720-865-5570 ahead for availability or to make an appointment
Previous exhibits of Tanner light sculptures include Union Station, Denver International Airport, and the Lakewood Cultural Center. In 2017, the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) presented, Then & Now: A Retrospective of Light-Based Sculpture by Dorothy & Mel Tanner. MOA produced a documentary about the Tanners and the Lumonics art form.

McNichols Civic Center Building
144 West Colfax (corner of West Colfax and Bannock)
Denver, CO 80202


Sculpture on the Green

Fiddler's Green Circle in Greenwood Village

May 2017 - April 2018

  • Brought to you by the Museum of Outdoor Arts
  • Participating artists include Patricia Aaron, Virginia Folkestad, Erick C. Johnson and Dmitri Obergfell
  • Artist reception at The Green at Palazzo Verdi: Thursday June 29th from 4-6:30pm (6363 S. Fiddler's Green Circle)
MOA presents Sculpture on the Green, an exhibition featuring the work of four Colorado artists. Artworks are placed around Fiddler’s Green Circle and will remain on exhibit from May 2017 through April 2018. The exhibition was assembled in collaboration with John Madden Company and MOA’s Design and Build Public Art Education Program.

An artist reception will be held on The Green at Palazzo Verdi on June 29th from 4-6:30pm. This will include music, pop-up art, drinks, and a food truck. Self-guided walking tours will be available and artists will be present.


Pachucos y Sirenas

Museo de las Americas

February 8 – May 26, 2018

  • Opening reception: Thursday, February 8 from 6-9 pm
  • Artist talk: Friday, February 9 from 6-8 pm
Pachucos y Sirenas explores the roles that fashion plays in developing a cultural Identity in major urban settings. The exhibition will feature old school and new school artists that share an affinity with the Pachuco legacy. Artists such as Justin Favela, Antonia Fernandez, Carlos Fresquez, Josiah Lopez, Jerry Vigil, and Daniel Salazar will highlight the impact that the 1940’s Pachuco legacy had on the American experience. Exhibition programming will include contributing fashion designers Cha Cha Romero and Alexandra Peralta, Suavecito Car Club, and artist Alfredo Cardenas.

Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Read more: Museo: Pachucos y Sirenas

Making Art / Making Community

Vicki Myhren Gallery

March 8 - April 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday March 8, 5-8 pm
  • Featuring work by: Liat Berdugo, Emmy Bright, Stephanie Dinkins, Sameer Farooq, Maria Molteni and the NCAA, Paul Shortt, Frankie Toan, Katie Watson
  • Curated by Lauren Abman
Emmy Bright, More Stupids, A Tarot (Card of the Day Spread) 2016

This exhibition centers on artists using social bridging strategies in their artmaking through participatory experiments, humorous critiques, and collaborative craft. These artists pull tactics from social science, psychology, education and design thinking. Referred to as “social practice” these artists use human relations as their artistic medium rather than a studio based creative practice.

Vicki Myhren Gallery
Shwayder Art Building
University of Denver School of Art & Art History
2121 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210


Betsy Rudolph and Eli West

Next Gallery

April 27 - May 13, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 27th from 6-10pm
Mixed Media Fiber Artist Eli West’s new exhibition entitled Fowl, explores imagery relating to birds through the lens of Contemporary Craft - primarily using the techniques of needle and wet felt. This new body of work takes a unique and playful approach to all types of Fowl, ranging from Roosters to Ostriches to some entirely made up beaked species.

Eli West’s work can be found at or on instagram @eli.gible

NEXT Gallery
6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80214
Fri: 5-10pm; Sat/Sun 12-5pm


The MIX Annual Show

Niza Knoll Gallery

April 20 – June 2, 2018

  • Opening Reception on April 20 from 5-8 pm
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Paula Romero Schmitt

The MIX Artist Co-op within Niza Knoll Gallery at 915 Santa Fe Drive, is a treasure of artworks ranging from charming sculptural works to delightful encaustics and prints to colorful abstract paintings. Each year the MIX hosts a popular exhibit in the full gallery space showcasing work by the eight talented member Artists – Rachel Bayse, Nancy Enyart, Victoria Eubanks, Mark Friday, Jennifer Ghormley, Pat Lickly, Aliki McCain, and Paula Romero Schmitt.  

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Read more: Niza Knoll: MIX 2018

Barbara Shark: About Time

Pattern Shop Studio

March 2 - May 4, 2018

  • Opening reception: First Friday March 2nd, 6 to 9pm
  • Artist’s Salon: Saturday, April 14th, 4-6pm
Barbara Shark - Self Portrait in Iris, 1991, Pastel on paper, 42 ½ x 30 inches

Colorado artist Barbara Shark has built a long and successful practice creating large format, photo-realistic paintings. Her works capture their subjects outdoors or in animated conversations around the dinner table, doing almost anything, but always actively doing something. In her pieces, Shark invites the viewer to imagine narratives about what’s going on, the personalities interacting, and what relationships under-gird their interactions. Working both in luscious black and white and in vibrant color, Shark takes everyday life and elevates it to the level of fine art. Spanning the time period from the early 1990’s to the 2010’s, About Time explores the artist’s focus, her skill and her growth as one of the region’s preeminent painters.

An Artist’s Salon will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 4-6pm. In conjunction with the Salon, the event wil also featurel the official release party for Shark’s newly published memoir, How I Learned To Cook, An Artist's Life. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and the artist will be signing copies.  

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205


Altered Nature: A Printmaking Exhibit


March 3 - May 19, 2018

  • Opening reception and 3 years’ anniversary celebration: Saturday March 3rd from 6 to 11 pm
  • Processus will be open during Mo’ Print Open Studio tour Saturday March 24th from 10 – 4 pm to exhibit how prints are made on the etching press
Exhibiting artist Anna Kaye printing a solarplate etching at Processus

Join us at Processus for Altered Nature, a printmaking exhibit with 6 artists currently creating hand pulled prints in North America: Jeffery M. Graves (CO), Sean Caulfield (Alberta, Canada), Mika Aono Boyd (OR), Josh K. Winkler (MN), Theresa Haberkorn (CO) and Anna L. Kaye (CO). The exhibition, curated by Viviane Le Courtois, reflects on contemporary natural spaces and the life within them, endangered by city expansion, population growth, natural disasters or environmental negligence.

Each artist brings a unique vision to the exhibit, contemplating the landscape in various states, and representing new life emerging from destruction and change. (Anna Kaye printing a solarplate etching at Processus) Presented in conjunction with Mo’Print in Colorado, the exhibition showcases a wide variety of printmaking processes including woodcut, linocut, silkscreen, polymer etching, mezzotint and engraving.

Processus is a co-working studio space with a printmaking area, a darkroom and a wood and sculpture shop. It brings people together around ideas of art and life. Processus is an artist run multi-use space co-founded by artists Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez. It opened its doors to artists 3 years ago on February 21st, 2015. You can support us by using our space as your studio/ becoming a member, making a contribution, or thinking about Processus for all your artistic services (photography, custom wood frames, crates, stretchers).

For more information visit or call Viviane Le Courtois at 303.526.8064

955 24th St.
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: 10am-6pm, or by appointment
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Large Spaces and Small Worlds

A two-person exhibition featuring Leo Rivera and Becky Wareing Steele

Curated by Drew Austin

ReCreative Denver

April 6 - 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: April 6th from 6-10pm, both artists in attendance 
Large Spaces

Large Spaces and Small Worlds features new works by Leo Rivera and Becky Wareing Steele. Contrasting styles, methods of creation, and context, this two-person exhibition will pair large scale non-objective paintings in direct relation with miniature architectural prototypes, using sculpture as a means to add punctuation to a sentence created through paint. A site-specific collaborative installation will bring these two artists together, combining content and creating a single voice.

Thoughts on infinity, specificity, and micro/macro views of the world permeate these new bodies of work by two emerging contemporary artists in Denver. Curated by Drew Austin this exhibition will utilize the large space available in ReCreative Denver in a way that will have you visually stimulated with an inkling for further exploration of space.

ReCreative Denver
765 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6pm


Verisimilitude: the appearance of being real

Republic Plaza (370 17th St in Denver)

March 15 – May 16, 2018

  • Presented by Arts Brookfield
  • Opening Reception: Thursday March 15 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Jean.Albus Vestige Verisimilitude
Jean Albus - Vestige

VERISIMILITUDE offers various artists’ portrayals of reality as well as a thought-provoking intertwining of what is seen and what is imagined. Two of the featured artists include Robert Gratiot and Jean Albus.

Gratiot is one of the best photo-realists in the region who has also dipped into the art of painterly photo-realism. Of his work, Gratiot says he “mostly deals with shiny surfaces, reflections, and often shows the viewer many planes of space all at once.”

Albus paints mesmerizing images that combine beautifully detailed landscapes with suspended clusters of items found in nature. She states, “My recent work has become an homage to the ineffable force that erodes all living beings, that returns me to the ground.”


Concurrent Solo Exhibitions:

Edward Burtynsky: Selected Work

Elena Dorfman: Transmutations

Chuck Forsman: Hard Seasons

Karen Kitchel: Austerity Measures

Robischon Gallery

March 15 – May 5, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 15 from 6 – 8 pm
Chuck Forsman - Strange Land (detail) oil on panel 54 ½ x 86 ½ in.

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver CO 80202



Colorado's Imprint: Honoring Kirkland Museum's Print Collection

Herbert Bayer, Mary Cheonweth, Dale Chisman, Roland Detre, Martha Epp, Vance Kirkland, Ethel Magafan, Edward Marecak, Cornelis Ruhtenberg Rule Gallery

Rule Gallery

March 29 - April 28, 2018

  • Public Reception: Thursday, March 29 6-9pm
Cornelis Ruhtenberg, Adam and Eve, 1949, monoprint, 20.75 x 18.5 inches (framed)

RULE Gallery is pleased to present Colorado’s Imprint: Honoring Kirkland Museum’s Print Collection, a group exhibition of significant regional printmakers all of whom have the distinction of being included in the print collection of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. The show includes work by Herbert Bayer, Mary Chenoweth, Dale Chisman, Roland Detre, Martha Epp, Vance Kirkland, Ethel Magafan, Edward Marecak, and Cornelis Ruhtenberg. 

Inspired by the grand re-opening of Kirkland Museum, their inaugural temporary exhibition of Colorado and national prints, and 2018’s Mo’Print, Colorado’s Imprint is a celebration of the region’s deep history in printmaking. The exhibition includes work spanning a time period from the 1930s to the 1990s by artists associated with institutions such as the Broadmoor Art Academy, now the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, the University of Colorado and the Art Students League of Denver. It showcases a variety of print techniques and styles, highlighting both the individualism and connectivity of the region’s art community. Colorado’s Imprint is a testament to area’s importance to printmaking and the essential nature of the Kirkland’s collection.

Note: This exhibition is not an official collaboration with Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and does not include any pieces from their collection.

Rule Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Counterpoint: Featuring artists Anna Kaye, Irene Delka McCray, David Griffin, Kate Woodliff O’Donnell and new Frank Sampson paintings

Sandra Phillips Gallery

March 16 - May 4, 2018

  • Opening Artist Reception: Friday March 16, 6 – 8 pm
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“Counterpoint” will feature works rich in symbolism and metaphor including referential abstraction to realism

Sandra Phillips Gallery
47 W. 11th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
(one block south Denver Art Museum)


Impressions, Markings & More

Space Gallery

April 13 - 28, 2018

  • Saturday April 14th from 1-2:30pm: Impressions Salon

Jean-Pierre Morin - aluminum sculpture

In collaboration with Collectors for Connoisseurship, SPACE Gallery presents the group exhibition Impressions, Markings & More. Celebrating the Degas blockbuster show at the Denver Art Museum, the focus of the exhibition will be on impressions and markings. Curated by Shannon Robinson, the group show will include several SPACE artists who focus on the abstraction, as well as others selected by Robinson.

The opening on the 12th will be a private event put on by Collectors for Connoisseurship. For information regarding tickets to the event please visit their website for details about C4C Arts Weekend and Collectors for Connoisseurship (

On April 14th (1-2:30pm) there will be an ‘Impressions Salon’ event held at the gallery. It will consist of a brief presentation by Robinson entitled Impressions: Degas to McCaw with discussions from several of the artists on display, members of the public are welcome to attend.

Collectors for Connoisseurship is a nonprofit organization whose proceeds support living artist as well as the Mission of the Dominicans in Denver who serve those in need.

Exhibition artists include: Kathy Anderson, Stephanie Birdsall, Daniel Bilmes, Scott Burdick, Haze Diedrich, Miguel Edwards, Michael Gadlin, Ulrich Gleiter, Albert Handell, Ron Hicks, Liu Huihan, Michael Klein, Calvin Liang, Terrie Lombardi, David W Mayer, Dan McCaw, Danny McCaw, John McCaw, Jean-Pierre Moran, CW Mundy, Desmond O’Hagan, Vanessa Rothe, Don Sahli, Karen Scharer, Jill Soukup, Adrienne Stein, Nancy Switzer, Clive Tyler, Karen Vance, Jeff Wenzel, John Wood, Vincent Xeus, & Ron Zito.

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


New Work from Bill Ballas and Gary Manuel

Alicia Bailey in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

April 5 - 29, 2018

  • First Friday: April 6, 6-9 pm
  • Reception: Friday, April 13, 6-9 pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, April 29, 1-4 pm
Alicia Bailey - "Tell-Me-Now" -

Bill Ballas: Works on paper, canvas and board

Gary Manuel: Bears Repeating
In his sculpture show “Bears Repeating”, Gary Manuel follows a theme of repeating forms with a twist. The wood is separated in a way to create a negative space within the piece, suggesting movement, almost nature like. Gary uses wood frequently because of his experience with cabinet work and sometimes metal for contrasting textures and enhancement.

Alicia Bailey: This Time is...
An exhibition of artists book works celebrating moments both mundane and profound

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM


Beyond Words by Pamela Gilmore Hake and Kristy Smith

Sync Gallery

April 19 - May 12, 2018

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: April 20 from 6-9pm
  • Art of Brunch: Sunday April 29 from 11am-3pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: May 4 from 6-9pm
Pamela Gilmore Hake In the Woods
Pamela Gilmore Hake, In the Woods, oil on canvas, 40” x 30”

Beyond Words offers a visual language through painting. The heart of the artists and the tools of art tell the story so no words are needed. The artists see beyond the usual and beyond words.

Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm


Read more: Sync: Beyond Words by Pamela Gilmore Hake and Kristy Smith

Udo Nöger

Tansey Contemporary

April 20 - June 3, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday April 20, 5 - 8pm with the artist in attendence
Udo Nöger - GLEICHLOS 3 - Mixed media, canvas - 25" x 28"

Tansey Contemporary Denver is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by internationally renowned German artist Udo Nöger.

Nöger is well known for his monochromatic, translucent works that give the impression of emitting light. Light, its manifestations and its expression, is the single ongoing focus of the artist’s work, leading to a unique way of painting that captures, analyzes, reworks and reflects - each piece an attempt to make the intangible, tangible. “I use light itself to paint light” the artist states.

To achieve this effect, Nöger layers multiple pieces of canvas or fabric onto one frame either painting or cutting shapes into each different layer beforehand. The layers absorb the light of their surroundings and appear to reflect it back at the viewer. Deceptively simple organic shapes, rarely featured on the surface of the works, unlike traditional painting, introduce a deeper sense of space from which the light radiates out. The shapes also highlight contrasts between light and shade while creating a sense of fluidity and movement. As a result the minimalist gray and white color palette can often take on shades of purples, blues, peaches and greens depending on the time of day and surrounding light.

Born in Germany, Udo Nöger has lived and traveled all over the world. He has exhibited extensively across the world and his works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Haus Der Kunst, Munich, among others. This will be his first solo exhibition with Tansey Contemporary.

Tansey Contemporary
1743 Wazee Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80202
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm


Jumping Goats, Texting Buffalo, Satyrs & Other Normalcies of Nature by Danyl Cook

Valkarie Gallery

April 11 - May 6, 2018

  • Opening reception: Saturday, April 14, 5- 8:30pm
Satyr Communication

Nature and fun are on tap for Danyl Cook’s next show of new drawings: “Jumping Goats, Texting Buffalo, Satyrs and Other Normalcies of Nature,” opening April 11 at Valkarie Gallery in the Belmar District of Lakewood. There will be plenty of color, but also some new charcoal and one-tone pastel pieces. Themes include those mentioned in the title of the show as well as Danyl’s view of birds, flowers and unique antique utensils his partner gathers to refurbish and repurpose.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Crystal Morey & Nine Francois: A Vulnerable Paradigm of Wonder

April 6 - May 5, 2018

Visions West Contemporary

  • Opening reception: Friday, April 6th from 6-8pm
Entangled Wonder
Crystal Morey, Entangled Wonder - Reclining Mule Deer with New Mollusk Growth, 2017, hand built porcelain, 12.5 x 13 x 7

Sculptor Crystal Morey and photographer Nine Francois will be exhibiting new work April 6th - May 5th at Visions West Contemporary, Denver. Titled A Vulnerable Paradigm of Wonder, the exhibition will highlight Morey's delicate and exacting sculptures alongside Francois's graphic, soulful and modern portraits of animals.

Crystal Morey: "I hope that the viewer comes away from my work thinking and asking questions about our role as humans on the earth and our relationship to other living beings. I hope to raise awareness of these urgent issues while also showing our humanity, ingenuity, and ability to be flexible and innovate as species."

Nine Francois: "I use photography to express personal versions of my own selective truths. My images start off in the objective, as all photographic records do, but frequently don't stay there. They are transformed through various techniques and processes to make them mine -- to take them out of the realm of fact and reportage and place them into the service of exploring and responding to my world."

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205


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