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Oats For The Ghost Horse

From: April 25 2015 @ 11:00 am
To: June 13 2015 @ 8:00 pm

WHERE: Mike Wright Gallery 1412 Wazee St Denver, CO 80202

“I share my studio with a Ghost Horse, and you have to keep the Ghost Horse happy,” says Brett Andrus. An indication of the narrative portrait artist's very active and bizarre imagination, this statement explains the unusual title for his upcoming show at Mike Wright Gallery, “Oats For The Ghost Horse.” Opening April 24th and continuing through June 13th, the show will include 10 new oil paintings and dozens of original sketches. Not for the faint of heart, this event represents Mike Wright Gallery's edgiest show to date.

Singin’ in the Rain

From: April 30 2015 @ 6:00 pm
To: July 12 2015 @ 10:00 pm

WHERE: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse (4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, CO 80534) I‐25 at Exit 254, just south of Historic Johnson's Corner

Based on one of the most-loved and celebrated movies of all time, Singin’ in the Rain is the story of the first Hollywood movie musical, a time when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies and some of its stars behind.

Critical Focus: Monique Crine

From: May 14 2015 @ 12:00 am
To: June 28 2015 @ 11:59 pm

WHERE: MCA Denver 1485 Delgany Denver, CO 80202

This exhibition highlights recent work by Denver-based artist, Monique Crine. Working from her own photographs, Crine creates arresting paintings that explore different American archetypes. For this series, she focuses on the professional football player, creating both heroic and tragic representations of these (literally) larger-than-life figures. Her paintings are strikingly indebted to film—especially the classic, Hollywood spectacles of the mid-20th century. The drama of lighting, pose, and costume transform individual players into cinematic characters. This tension between stylized characters and real people parallels precisely how perceptions of celebrities frequently skirt the boundary between reality and fantasy. Monique Crine was born in Heidelberg, Germany. She lives and works in Denver. Her work has been presented at Goodwin Fine Art, Denver; Pirate: Contemporary Art, Denver; The Dairy Center, Boulder, CO; Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Kim Dorland: Everyday Monsters

From: May 14 2015 @ 12:00 pm
To: June 28 2015 @ 7:00 pm

WHERE: MCA Denver 1485 Delgany St Denver, CO 80202

Kim Dorland is a painter whose work explores themes that resonate far beyond his own personal experience. Taking on such unusual subjects as zombies, Sasquatch, and Jason of Friday the 13th, as well as providing new perspectives on more conventional subjects such as sunsets, landscapes, and domestic scenes, his dark (and at times darkly comic) paintings have a dense physical presence that transcend their subject matter. Kim Dorland was born in 1974 in Alberta, Canada. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. His work has been the subject of recent solo presentations at Contemporary Calgary; Angell Gallery, Toronto; McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario; Mike Weiss Gallery, New York; and Gallery Bianca, Palermo, Italy. Kim Dorland received his M.F.A. from York University in Toronto, Ontario. Kim Dorland: Everyday Monsters will be presented in the David and Laura Merage Foundation Photography Gallery and the Luisa & Chris Law Gallery. The exhibition is curated by MCA Denver director and Chief Animator, Adam Lerner and organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. MCA Denver is grateful to Wayne F.J. Yakes, M.D. for his support of this exhibition.

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