Carny Show at C. Springs Fine Art

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd Oct. 12, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014 Drawings and sculptures with that ‘something’s-not-right’ quality that is what always comes to mind when I hear Woody Allen in (movie title) say “Carnies – I’m scared of carnies.” The drawings are expressive, done in what seems to be a free and…

Poems and Pictures

Heinrad Bäcker – September 27 to January 5, 2014. Photographs of details: like a loop of metal in a landscape – like remnants of the mining era in the Colorado mountains – are printed so small, so intimate that only one person can stand in front of any one of them and attempt to understand…

Conceptual Writing

DENVER – October 20, 2012 Conceptual Writing From beyond the lively hum of people inside the Museum of Contemporary Art, I heard a repetitive tick of a human voice. I worked, once, in a newsroom where the police scanner was constantly on, and it sounded like that. I followed the voice to its source on…

More American Photos MCA

DENVER – March 30, 2012   – I don’t expect photography never to play tricks on me. I enjoy qualities of illusion – and formal composition – in a photo just as much as I enjoy those qualities in a painting. But, I also value the ability of photography to offer me some information about a…

Fred Sandback

Fred Sandback show recreated at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Precise Lines DENVER – October 18, 2011 Fred Sandback’s work is at the Museum of Contemporary Art until the 23rd of October. Until then the museum is filled with lines drawn in yarn — big lines, very precisely drawn in acrylic yarn. A line pulls you into the main floor gallery and points to a…

Temporary Services

Plastic Tapestries

Looking at contemporary art can sometimes be like going to a movie and saying, “what did we just see?’ Confusing. And frustrating. Did the filmmaker just not give enough information or is it me? And we can feel the same way about art, but more easily assume it’s us. It’s our own lack of ability…