Gallery Sketches: Five shows for First Friday

David B. Smith Gallery
Tobias Fike, "Accumulation: A Mountain of Stars," 2014, cardboard boxes, electrical cord, fluorescent bulbs, painted wood base
First Friday comes but once a month, with an embarrassment of gallery riches: fresh exhibitions, pop-up parties, people-watching, performances and great art. Organized navigation isn't always necessary to have a good time on First Friday; still, it doesn't hurt to have some direction -- especially since there are some don't-miss shows and workshops that feel as spontaneous as they are inspiring.

See also: Muertos in May

David B. Smith Gallery
Souther Salazar, "Bee Queen," 2014, mixed media on wood panel.

Tobias Fike: Then and now and then, in the main gallery.
Souther Salazar: Today is the Day, in the project room.
David B. Smith Gallery
May 2 through May 31
Opening reception: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 2

Tobias Fike works in personal realms, using whatever materials best suit his visual goals. The centerpiece of Then and now and then is a pyramid of cardboard boxes, starlit from within and held together by an autobiographical framework. Elaborate in concept but simple as an experience, the installation and accompanying photographic works will have your mind swirling in the night sky. In counterpoint, Souther Salazar's site-specific installation brings color and whimsy into the spotlight.

Continue reading for more First Friday shows.

Location Info


David B. Smith Gallery

1543 A Wazee St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Mai Wyn Fine Arts

747 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

Category: General


1075 Park Ave. W, Denver, CO

Category: General

EvB Studio Collection

4343 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

Boulder Subs

3325 28th St., Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

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Not sure who's paying attention to this, but leaving out the BASK show at Black Book is just ridiculous.

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