Gallery Sketches: Three shows for the weekend of April 11-13
Every Friday is First Friday in this town, and this weekend, it's Second Saturday, too. Here are three openings you'll be glad you hit.
Artwork by Karen Fisher. Wes Magyar, "Remnants Adorn," oil on canvas.
Wes Magyar: Means to an End
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
April 11 through May 11, 2014
Opening reception: 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 11
Wes Magyar's oil portraits are anything but old-fashioned -- painted in subtle planes and swatches of color, they capture light from both within and without his subjects. Magyar hasn't had a solo for more than five years, so he has a lot of catching up to do, which he does beautifully in this exhibition of new and old works. Bonus: Magyar's show complements the center's annual Jeffco Schools Foundation High School Art Exhibition (he was a Jeffco student) and another solo by his former high school teacher, sculptor Erick C. Johnson.
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