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Opening Reception: Mid-Career Smear

Feb 20, 2020

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Independent Curator Cortney Lane Stell & The Dikeou Collection Announce A Retrospective: Devon Dikeou; Mid-Career Smear

February 20, 2020 – February 18, 2021

Opening reception at The Dikeou Collection, 1615 California St, 5th floor on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6-8pm

“Over the course of a nearly three-decade career, Devon Dikeou has produced a body of work revealing a narrative, and often poetic, approach that blurs the frontiers between the intimate and the public, the past and present, art and life. This exhibition, which spans three sites in Denver, delves into the immense breadth of artworks that Dikeou has continued to develop from the 1990s through today.”
––Cortney Lane Stell, curator

Using “the world as her studio,” the over 60 works in the exhibition often smear the boundaries between art and life. Through this expansive studio practice and use of familiar physical and conceptual materials, her work focuses on the space of ‘in-betweenness,’ often drawing relational interconnection and revealing the space of human interaction. Organized stylistically and thematically, rather than chronologically, the exhibition highlights the range of Dikeou’s artistic expression. Also highlighted is Dikeou’s role as a collector of contemporary art, and editor/publisher of zingmagazine. By crossing traditional boundaries––using other’s artworks in her own installations, producing a magazine that gives a platform for experimental artistic projects, and collecting artworks from artists with zingmagazine projects––Dikeou is no stranger to finding connections.Mid-Career Smear is an exhibition that forgoes conventional dividing lines and displays a fascination for the human-made world, calling to attention its inter-relatedness while softening the lines of the artist’s role—with a dose of humor and absurdity on top.
––CLS

Monthly programming, consisting of artist talks and curator conversations, workshops, readings, and musical events will take place at both at The Dikeou Collection and Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax, as well as a public unveiling of the Tiny Town project in Morrison, Colorado. A release party for the forthcoming Mid-Career Smear catalog will occur near the close of the exhibition in February 2021. Announcements will be made for all programs through our mailing list, zingrecsDENVER, www.dikeoucollection.org, www.devondikeou.com, and on the social media accounts listed below.For press inquiries and image requests, please email info@dikeoucollection.org

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