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RedLine Contemporary Art Center, situated at 2350 Arapahoe St in Denver, CO, is delighted to unveil Darrell Anderson’s much-awaited retrospective exhibition, “Risk and Change.” Opening to the public on June 28th and continuing through August 4th, 2024, this visually captivating and emotionally resonant show is set to redefine perceptions, offering a transformative journey for all who attend. In addition to celebrating Anderson’s acclaimed artistic evolution, the exhibition pays tribute to the artists who have influenced and mentored him, fostering a deep sense of community and creative connectivity.

“Risk and Change” promises an immersive journey into the transformative power of art, focusing on Darrell’s civic engagement and personal metamorphosis through his artistic endeavors. At the heart of the exhibition lies a recreation of Darrell’s studio, inviting guests to delve into the essence of his creative process and personal life. Original sketches and watercolors, tactile and tangible, will be accessible for guests to touch, offering insights into the risks inherent in Darrell’s artistic practice.

As visitors navigate through the exhibition, they will witness Darrell’s evolution as an artist and activist, exploring how he challenged conventions and embraced change to reshape his worldview. The exhibition prompts guests to reflect on their own capacity for transformation and invites them to participate in a collaborative art piece within the recreated studio. Guided by prompts that encourage exploration of themes of change and possibility, this collaborative process embodies RedLine Contemporary Art Center’s commitment to socially engaged art.

The inclusion of the recreated studio not only adds depth to the exhibition but also serves as a symbol of possibility, emphasizing the transformative potential inherent in embracing risk and embracing change. Through interactive experiences and thought-provoking displays, “Risk and Change” offers a unique opportunity for guests to engage with Darrell’s artistic journey and contemplate their own capacity for growth and transformation.

Darrell has shattered numerous barriers, paving the way for the next generation of African American artists to flourish. As a tribute to his groundbreaking contributions, the exhibition will feature a series of artist talks resembling intimate studio visits. Guests will have the opportunity to engage in discussions on topics such as “pioneering” – the journey of being the first in a social or ethnic group to achieve a goal, advocacy as an independent artist, navigating contract negotiations for large-scale projects, networking strategies, and much more. These sessions promise to provide valuable insights and inspiration for aspiring artists, reflecting Darrell’s enduring legacy as a trailblazer in the art world.

Visit RedLine’s event calendar for more information about Darrell’s Artist Talks.