Another First Friday is rolling in, this time with the promise of true spring weather.
Enjoy a pleasant evening and greet April at a wild assortment of new shows at co-ops, commercial galleries, artist studios, and immersive and outdoor spaces.
Vinni Alfonso: “Garden Level,” 2021, acrylic.
Scottie Burgess, brands / power /objects / urban / tribes
Vinni Alfonso, Garden Level
Jeff Hersch in Treasure Chest
Pirate: Contemporary Art, 7130 West 16th Avenue, Lakewood
Through April 11
Shows by Scottie Burgess and Vinni Alfonso opened last week at Pirate, and you can still drop in before they close up shop on April 11. Alfonso’s installation of assemblage, video and paintings of figures bubbling up into the universe comments on the human side of 2020 and how we are all emerging from a year of lockdown and sociopolitical unrest. Brand Power, the amazing exploding sculptural polystyrene centerpiece of Burgess’s show, bounces off similarly fulminating cut-up paintings on the wall and a neatly subdued trio of sculptures in the corner. It’s a must-see. Pirate is open on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
Printmaking is part of Belgin Yücelen’s media arsenal.
Courtesy of Belgin Yücelen
Belgin Yücelen Open Studio