Adam Lerner Juror at Pirate: Contemporary Art
Just north of downtown Denver in the Highlands neighborhood, within the Navajo Street Art District is the co-op gallery called Pirate: Contemporary Art. Describing itself as “an audacious and eclectic alternative, cooperative gallery”, Pirate has been the home base and career launching point for some of the region’s best-known artists. This year, the member artists sought to recreate the excitement of the ‘Outsider Shows’, a staple of former years that exposed new talent to the community and sometimes offered new blood to the gallery. “Everybody liked the idea of a juried show but on a more upscale level”, said sculptor Craig Robb, a long-term member. Pirate found an upscale juror in the person of Adam Lerner, Director and Chief Animator at MCA Denver. Craig continued, “We were very excited to have Adam agree since our whole purpose has been to show local contemporary art and artists at their best and who better to create a contemporary juried show than Adam. I was very pleased with the variety and quality of the work he selected. Having seen all of the work submitted, I feel that the show he created is very cohesive in how the art works together and even plays off of each other.”
The exhibit ran through January 13, 2013.