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Denver, Colorado 80204

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"Randy Roberts is a bohemian's bohemian, so it's surprising to some that he's also clearly an art connoisseur. A couple of years ago, he added z|art department to his mini-modernist shopping center on Speer Boulevard that also includes Zeitgeist and z|modern, shops devoted to vintage and contemporary design, respectively. As can be inferred by its name, z|art department sells art — but the name doesn't hint at the broad range of Colorado artists you can find here. The gallery has devoted solos to Al Wynne, Herbert Bayer, Dale Chisman, Edward Marecak, Roland Detre, Winter Prather and others. And while shows at places like the Kirkland feature works that have already been snatched up by somebody else, at z|art department you can still snag some masterpieces for yourself."

Westword's 2011 Best of Denver

Best Place to Buy the Art of Colorado's Past

Z Art Department

z|art department presents


 The Charisma of Chisman


April 10th-May 31st

Opening Reception 5-9pm
April 11th


z|art dept. brings you the charismatic expressionism of Dale Chisman, one of Colorado's treasures in Abstract art. Many artists in Colorado emerged in the 1980's, but Dale Chisman was in a league of his own.  His devotion to Abstract Expressionism changed the course of contemporary art in Colorado, and redefined a genre that many had written off as cliché. While compositionally complex and involved, Chisman's work also removes itself from deep moral and religious ponderings, allowing the viewer to find their own theme in the work. This balance between art for "art's sake" and deep soulfulness so elusive to many artists is very difficult to achieve, yet Chisman made it his signature style in his work.

Hours: Thurs - Sat 11-5, or by appointment