Twelve Denver arts flashbacks from 2012


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Xi Zhang

Xi Zhang, 11 Ceremonies, Plus Gallery
March 8 - April 14, 2012

Xi Zhang -- a traveler to the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, all the way from Kaifeng, China -- brought with him an almost uncanny, fully formed spirit of contemporary Chinese painting. This small, tight, color-splashed show at Plus Gallery sealed the deal, reminding us that we had a skilled genius in our midst.

See also:
- Set to Stun

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Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective, Denver Art Museum
March 25 - July 8, 2012

We've had all sorts of blockbusters roll through town over the years, but YSL brought with it a mystique that steamrolled over all of them. The elegance and artistry of French couture captured the hearts of culture-starved Denverites. The retrospective yielded one panoramic view of high style after another, culminating in a spectacular wall of tuxedos and a pastiche of evening wear and peacockery that left the most style-conscious viewers dry-mouthed and reeling. Nice snag, DAM.

See also:
- Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective -- the hottest ticket in town
- Couture Club
- Mona Lucero dishes on YSL and the magic of haute couture

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