As creative partners as well as life partners, Sharon Feder and Dallas Parkins have developed singular bodies of work. However, through their daily and planned travels, they have found that their works often reference the same subjects. The 24 works in the exhibit portray structures in very stilled environments, presciently reflecting COVID-19 world – a world of shuttered venues, closed restaurants and vacant store-fronts. Going through the pandemic, we find ourselves "HERE again STILL" - essentially, the same people as we were in early 2020, but also quite changed because of the journey from then to now.
Denver Performing Arts Complex hosts rotating exhibitions in the Buell Theatre lobby and Next Stage Gallery.
The Buell Theatre lobby exhibitions and Art + Music balcony series are funded by Denver Arts & Venues to amplify Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues and arts and entertainment opportunities. Both programs showcase and support Denver area artists and musicians and are curated by Arts & Venues’ Public Art administrator, Rudi Cerri.
Next Stage Gallery is an immersive gallery created by the University of Colorado Denver and Denver Arts & Venues. Shows are curated by the students every few months and highlight new technology in art and design.
Visitors to “Through the Looking Glass” at the Next Stage Gallery will encounter a collection of curious pieces inviting them to look at the world a little differently. Like Alice exploring the quizzical reality she encounters after stepping through the looking glass and into wonderland, the goal, according to artist Chris Bagley, is for visitors to have a transformative experience that leaves them with more questions than answers.