Georgia O’Keefe at the Denver Art Museum

DENVER –  At a media preview for the exhibition Georgia O’Keefe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land, which opens Feb. 10 at the Denver Art Museum, a fellow journalist said, “finally a show I can relate to. I know New Mexico.” Soon after this, Thomas Smith, one the curators of the show, and…

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…

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 –…

Material Abstraction – Art and Current Events:

DENVER  –  June 3, 2012 – Material Abstraction, at Robiscon Gallery from May 17 through June 30, 2012, shows this gallery has a knack for putting artworks together in a way that each compliments the others. The very compatible paintings by Lisa Stefanelli and sculptures of Linda Fleming in their main gallery look as if…

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…

Walter deMaria – deMenil Museum – Houston

Houston – Tx – November, 2011   Restored, old cars – three 1950’s Chevy – all the same except pieced by a different shape.  All were on a pedestal, a big one. A  chromed rod in the extruded form of a triangle, a circle and a square about 3 feet in diameter went through the…

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…

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…