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“Place Matters” Exhibition Explores Real and Imagined Places and Their Roles in Our Everyday Experiences
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
The Mizel Museum announces “Place Matters,” an art exhibition co-curated and produced with Denver Arts and Venues, to be installed at the Buell Theater. The exhibition opens October 23, with an opening reception from 5:30- 7:30 pm.

The exhibition is comprised of five artists’ works, each of which is situated in place—an  imagined ruin, the Colorado River, a Tel Aviv beach, a western agricultural field, a utopian world. The exhibit reflects Mizel Museum Curator Georgina Kolber’s reaction to recent events around the world and in Colorado. Kolber said, “Following a number of natural and human-caused disasters around the world and throughout the state of Colorado—plus unprecedented construction and development of our cities and towns—the ground is ripe to explore real and imagined places and their roles in our everyday lives. Places connect us to the past, situate memory, shape identity and evolve with human activity.”

Featured artists in the exhibit are Monica Aiello of Space Gallery, Denver; Adam Bateman of Gildar Gallery, Denver; Melissa Furness of Plus Gallery, Denver; Paul Michel of Svper Ordinary Gallery, Denver; and Michal Ronnen Safdie of Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York.

Kolber said, “Living on planet Earth, human beings often don’t think about the specific places that host our everyday dramas, nor are we practiced in thinking about why certain places feel like home and others don’t, or why certain places inspire us to write poetry or paint, or beckon our darker sides. The artists selected for this exhibition demonstrate in their work some unique relationship to, or acknowledgement of, a particular place in their work.”

“Place Matters” will be accessible to patrons with tickets to Buell Theatre events. Otherwise, the exhibition is available by appointment. Interested parties may contact Rudi Cerri at Denver Arts & Venues at rudi.cerri@denvergov.org or 720-865-4307, or Georgina Kolber at the Mizel Museum at gkolber@mizelmuseum.org or 303-749-5014.

An artist talk will be held Monday, Nov. 17, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Several of the artists will discuss their work in the exhibition.

  
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