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…

Infinity of Architecture

bordeaux architecture center, Ishigami

Large or Small? Junya Ishigami BORDEAUX- arc en rêve centre d’architecture – A docent accosted us the minute we entered the ante-room to the gallery – the pieces are very fragile, she said, and eyeballed us for backpacks or other swingable possessions that might damage the display of architectural maquettes by Junya Ishigami. Thus warned, we…

SIGMA Archive Awakened

View of the Sigma Retrospective from the second floor of the Bordeaux Contemporary Art Museum

Nov 14, 2013 – February 3, 2014 The Archive Comes Alive in Retrospective Exhibition BORDEAUX – Every idea has already been had, we’re just reinventing the same ones. This was a commonly said phrase before the digital era. Now we think we’re having new thoughts – like the idea of sharing a car ride, or…

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…

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…

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…