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In 2005, Brandon earned a coveted "BEST OF DENVER" award from Westword newspaper. His show, Random Art Two, at Capsule Gallery, won him the award for best solo show by an emerging artist..... Here's the write-up....



Best of Denver 2005
Arts & Entertainment

Best Painting Solo -- Emerging Artist

Brandon Borchert: Random Art Two

Brandon Borchert: Random Art Two

The Powerball lottery seems an unlikely source for paintings and prints. But in Random Art Two, his smashing solo at Capsule@Pod, Brandon Borchert assigned a specific image to each of the Powerball numbers, one through 53. The images illustrated one of four subjects: sex, death, food and art history, and included everything from canned meat to hand grenades. The show comprised prints of the individual images, along with a series of accompanying paintings in which Borchert assembled the pictures in groups based on the winning Powerball sequences. Referencing dada, surrealism and Spam, Random Art Two was definitely a winner.





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