Orozco 2016

Gabriel Orozco Aspen installation

Aspen Art Museum – July 29th – Dec. 18, 2016 Why paintings? Why make paintings that look like those made before? Why expend the energy to make, apply and remove paint and gesso, to harvest wood or fibers just to add more paintings to a world with a crisis of over-consumption. And why live in…

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…

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…

On seeing the Forest for the Trees

An environmental sculpture BRECKENRIDGE – July 4, 2012 With the grueling Firecracker 50 Bike Race set for the Fourth of July, dozens of riders were training hard on the days leading up to the event, and many were wondering about a bunch of dead lodgepoles dancing around the woods next to the Moonstone Trail –…

Tony Cragg

Tony Cragg 2011 show at Nasher Sculpture Center Dallas

Made for the Nasher Sculpture Center – DALLAS – November 10, 2011 The clean, sparse, naturally-lit sculpture center in Dallas, created by the 20th C. collectors Raymond and Patsy Nasher, shows Tony Cragg’s 21st C. sculpture like they were made for each other. Cragg’s work is slick and purposeful, but so detailed it could only…