I am Kevin Durant: New Works by Derrick Velasquez

Prepackaged and Pretty by Jessica Hilvitz

Boxcar Gallery

July 28 - August 27, 2011

  • Opening Reception: Thursday July 28th from 6-9pm

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Derrick Velasquez - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org
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I am Kevin Durant: New Works by Derrick Velasquez


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Jessica Hilvitz - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org


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Prepackaged and Pretty by Jessica Hilvitz


(from the press release)

Boxcar Gallery is proud to present, I am Kevin Durant: New Works by Derrick Velasquez and Prepackaged and Pretty by Jessica Hilvitz, July 28th – August 27th, 2011. This exhibition features the work of Boxcar member Jessica Hilvtz and 2010 ‘Best in Show’ winner Derrick Velasquez. The opening reception will be held Thursday, July 28th from 6-9pm, First Friday August 5th, 2011 from 6-10pm, and Third Friday August 19th from 5-8pm. This exhibition continues till August 27th, 2011.

I am Kevin Durant: New Works by Derrick Velasquez tackles the issues behind the magical transference of energy between people through physical, extra-sensory, and metaphorical interconnectivity. Using humor, litany of materials, and structures that are strange and familiar, Derrick Velasquez creates a body of work that is tied together through unexpected layers.

Prepackaged and pretty by Jessica Hilvitz’s are photographic works featuring cake and the female figure. By using symbols of consumerism, she describes the contemporaneous condition of feminity. The cake represents the prepackaged and displayed state of being female. In her work she uses a playfulness to explore and mock contemporary ideals of what it means to be a twenty-first century woman.

I am Kevin Durant: New Works by Derrick Velasquez and Prepackaged and Pretty by Jessica Hilvitz also features work by photographer Enrique Parrila. Opening reception Thursday, July 28th from 6-9pm and First Friday August 5th from 6-10pm. Gallery hours are Friday & Saturday from 12-5 pm, or by appointment by calling 303.725.7047

Boxcar Gallery
554 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
Fri/Sat: 12-5pm, or by appointment by calling: 303.807.1379

http://boxcar-gallery.com