Joan Miro at Denver Art Museum

Sculpture made after 1970 by Joan Miro, on view at Denver Art Museum, March 2015

: Insight & Imagination; March 22 to June 28, 2105 Denver — “I painted in a frenzy, so that people will know that I am alive, that I’m breathing, that I still have a few more places to go.” – Joan Miró, 1978 A while ago, a young artist friend of mine told me “The avant-garde…

Judy Chicago Retro at Redline

The Fall, from the Holocaust Project, Judy Chicago, 1987, from the show Surveying Judy Chicago, Redline, Denver, 2014

Enter Redline – a contemporary art space in Denver – and swim through years of work by Judy Chicago, who having reached the grand old age of 75 is this year being feted with several retrospectives across our country and whose name is by now known to people who have some knowledge of contemporary art;…

Beyond Pop Art at the DAM –

Denver – July 10, 2014. You have to be inhuman to not GET an artist when you see a good retrospective. When you see the work of Tom Wesselmann at the Denver Art Museum this summer you’ll get the classic, chronologically ordered line up of this Pop artist’s first work, the work that made his…

Nick Cave at the Denver Art Museum

Contemporary visual art is usually not concerned with craftsmanship, said William Morrow, the curator of contemporary art at the Denver Art Museum, while asking Nick Cave why his work on view at the DAM was so well crafted. Mr. Cave said the works are made with a concern for quality because that is how he…

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…