RedLine and Super Ordinary: Yeah! That's what I like about Denver!
Pavel Matela, "Parasites," 2010. RedLine Gallery.
It wasn't First Friday or even Second Saturday, for that matter, but last Friday night was still art-heavy with receptions as the Month of Photography progresses. A lot of people, I found out, were over at Belmar, ringing in Feminine Influence, a woman-centric show curated by Katie Taft at Flash Gallery (see it through April 23). But I found myself celebrating me some RiNo diversity, checking in first at sleek and sophisticated RedLine for the official opening for three of MOP's most central exhibits.
One showcases series by ten artists from the Houston FotoFest, one is a diverse show curated by MOP mastermind Mark Sink and another focuses on modern uses of vintage techniques, including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, collodion wet-plate images and more. All of it was beautiful, brimming with creativity and a lot to take in at once.
FotoFest photographer Dona Schwartz contributed a lovely series of diverse parents posed in the nursery.
Viviane Le Courtois contributed an ode to potato peels, featuring video footage of a potato peeler at work, embedded in a nest of dried peels.
Dona Schwartz Viviane Le Courtois