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…

Robert Adams

Photographs at the DAM Robert Adams’ photographs at the Denver Art Museum are the spitting image of ones we’ve taken as young people exploring rural Colorado and beyond in the ’70s and ’80s. Or, more accurately, my imagined version of my photos. His are B&W and make the jarring primary colors of the commercialism of…

Vorticism –

Tate Britian does a show about the turn of the last century movement called Vorticism – which showed up around WWI. The Vorticists made a break from previous thinkers – like the Omega Workshop, the Beaux Arts revivalists of the late 1800s and those known as the Bloomsbury Group. It’s most obvious effect was to…

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…

Visiting Kansas City

Visiting Nelson-Atkins Art Museum Translucent Walls and Steam KANSAS CITY, MO — In a beautiful meditative space, sitting on black clean modern armless chairs eating Tapas — the cuisine culture of the day — listening to the enthusiastic server who sounded a tiny bit like Sarah Palin, I’m looking out a wall-length glass to a…

Pilgrimage to the Jetty

Visit to the Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson's sculpture in the Great Salt Lake

Smog and Spirals in Utah Winter February 20, 2008 WEST of CORRINE, UTAH – Thirty miles west of I-15, the Interstate that runs the length of the smog-filled valley blunted to the east by the Wasatch Range and polluted by Salt Lake City industry, cars and more cars running from Wyoming to Provo, we found…