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Inside Track Meet the complex, illusory work of M. Voelker.

On initial glance, M. Voelker’s sculptures—variously hued, carefully constructed and apparently multi-pieced—appear to be made of metal or wood, resembling extraordinary Erector Set or Lincoln Logs structures. On closer examination, however, they reveal themselves as something wholly unexpected: thoughtful, inventive ceramics, such as the rollercoaster-like “Blank Verity” or the milk-crate-devouring-a-xylophone …

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Portfolio ANIMAL KINGDOM

PICTURE THIS   Humans exist on a spectrum—we oscillate within the vagaries of gender, time, reality and imagination. Lania D’Agostino’s work displays such complex humanity—we are always moving, shifting, progressing, while remaining closely linked to our original selves. D’Agostino relies on discipline as well as whim to carry out her work. …

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Portfolio Mood Indigo

PICTURE THIS A kind of beautiful desolation pervades Karen Klinedinst’s photograph “Morning Moon.” In muted grays, blues and browns, it exudes a disquieting stillness: bare trees, patches of snow on a riverbank, chilly water. Taken, manipulated and edited entirely on Klinedinst’s iPhone last year along the Cache la Poudre River near …

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Against the Grain

“Transcentricity”—the latest series of multimedia (paint and paper) collages by Maria Mendoza—posits the idea that stillness can be claimed within an atmosphere of brisk activity. A ring—cut from a page—turns against the grain of the page’s original pattern. Within that ring, another ring winds in the opposite direction. At the …

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