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First Friday is here, and so is Month of Photography 2021. There are member exhibitions at co-ops, pop-ups and gallery experiments. And In case you’ve missed it, the long-running show Robert Rauschenberg: Reflections and Ruminations is set to close on March 20.

Here’s what’s happening in and around Denver this weekend:

Kevin O’Connell: New Photographs From the Fog Journal
Through March 27
Bi-Weekly Video Series: Robischon Gallery Artists in Review
Through March 31
Robischon Gallery, 1740 Wazee Street

At Robischon Gallery, they’re trying something different for MOP 2021: Although photographer Kevin McConnell’s spooky and timeless Fog Journal series has been up in the gallery for more than a month, Robischon is also greeting MOP in its official month of March with a bi-weekly series of virtual programming

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Photo/Video: Invention of Film/

At the heart of photography and film is a chemical, optical process intuited by a multitude of medieval alchemists, artists, philosophers, mathematicians, and modern scientists, establishing the world of technology and art we see today. Predating the photographic era, the perspective of art, science, and the physical world was drastically different. Evolving incrementally over years of experimentation and discovery, leagues of visionaries set the stage for the development of Cinematic art, science, and new technology–forever transforming and shaping the cultural norms often taken for granted in the present day.

The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” can almost lose its original poetic timbre to someone who has been acclimated to the norms of our modern, technology-based culture and its ability to create (relatively) objective, fixed media records of reality itself. What is written language, but a thought, taken and frozen to retain its form

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