Women of Abstract Expressionism

June 12th through September 25, 2016 – Denver – If you watch our Intro to Women of Abstract Expressionism, you can feel the power and beauty of Abstract Expressionism. Add to this the knowledge that Abstract Expressionism was the first American movement to received international acknowledgement.  Take it from me personally,  when I saw a…

Frottages

Licktenstein rubbing Menil Collection

Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now Houston: Sept 11, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016 The deMenil Collection in Houston filled their whole current exhibition space with rubbings.  Frottages is the title in French, which makes the activity sound like something exotic enough to fill such a prominent museum. The Menil’s changing exhibition spaces…

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…

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…

David Hockney: a Bigger Exhibit

Image using sketch program

Fall 2013-Winter 2014 SAN FRANCISCO – I don’t know if he should have gone so big, I said when I saw the first painting that was 32 average-sized canvases and covered an entire wall of the deYoung Museum, in San Francisco, where the show, “A Bigger Exhibition” is housed from October 24 through February 26,…

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…

Retrospective Reflecting

A James Turrell Retrospective, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, BCAM, Level 2 and Resnick Pavilion May 26, 2013–April 6, 2014 Turrell, the artist who is still working inside the old meteor crater outside of Flagstaff, Arizona, was talked about when he first arrived in town like a crazy man is discussed — with a…