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1235 days ago

I like galleries of this structure type. Thin with tall walls. White out with benches in the middle of a wooden/concrete floor. Good mix ...

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1235 days ago

I like galleries of this structure type. Thin with tall walls. White out with benches in the middle of a wooden/concrete floor. Good mix ...

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1241 days ago

Colorado is such a beautiful state and John Fielder's photos really take that beauty to another level. Most people who are from CO will rec...

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1241 days ago

Colorado is such a beautiful state and John Fielder's photos really take that beauty to another level. Most people who are from CO will rec...

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1241 days ago

On a recent visit to Denver, I found myself, yet again, in total awe of the Dikeou Collection. Since my last trip out West, the collection has grown and though I'm still completely wowed by Momoyo Torimitsu's larger-than-life-sized blow-up bunnies, a new installation by the New York-based artist Johannes VanDerBeek just blew me away. VanDerBeek created the work in 2008 and titled it 'Newspaper Ruined' (I understand from Jessica Hughes who runs the Dikeou and gives an excellent docent tour), that it was installed by the artist about a year ago. Through careful planning, cutting, pasting and collage techniques, VanDerBeek created a 3-D environment, a village if you will, that is reminiscent of a hallucinogenic frontier town where Indian tepees co-exist with structures that have a quintessentially American West vernacular: billboard signs, oil rigs, prairie houses. The work was recycled from a single newspaper and some passages where text and image are seamlessly combined give the work an overall feeling of being incongruous while at the same time meant to be. The entire piece is erected on a tabled platform not unlike an elaborate Victorian diorama.

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1241 days ago

I’ve attended a few of literary events at the Dikeou Collection over the last year or so and it’s always been a first-rate experience. In fact, I would argue that the Dikeou Collection beats out most literary venues in Denver, including any café/bar or even bookstore. The collection offers a unique background for readings: room after room of contemporary art; two ceiling-height pink inflatable bunnies, a Last Supper rendition made of chocolate syrup, the imagined interior of an apocalyptic whale. All of the artwork contributes to a high-minded, yet hip atmosphere in which the events are held. It also offers a great entry point into the world of contemporary art for the unfamiliar. The readings themselves are top-notch. Featuring an abundance of local talent from the greater Denver area, including professors and grad students from the University of Denver, UCD, Boulder, and Naropa. Standouts include Bin Ramke, Laird Hunt, Eleni Sikelianos, Noah Eli Gordon, Saleh Saterstrom, Mathias Svalina, and more. The current and previous Directors of the collection are writers and DU grads themselves, which helps explain the quality of the readings and literary prowess of the programming. Nowhere else in Denver combines contemporary art with the local literary scene to the degree of success of the Dikeou Collection. Conveniently located right off 16th Street Mall to boot.

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1241 days ago

Artwork Network always has an interesting mix of artist's and is a good gallery to stop in on the 1st Friday art walks. They had some espec...

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1241 days ago

Artwork Network always has an interesting mix of artist's and is a good gallery to stop in on the 1st Friday art walks. They had some espec...

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1244 days ago

Oh my...this store is full of the most amazing antique hardware you could ever dream of. It has been part of Antique Row on Broadway for mo...

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1244 days ago

Oh my...this store is full of the most amazing antique hardware you could ever dream of. It has been part of Antique Row on Broadway for mo...

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