Andrea Modica – Human Being

Andrea Modica photograph from the Human Being series, shown during the Month of Photography Denver 2015 at CU Medical Campus, Fulginiti Pavillion Gallery.

At the Fulginiti Pavillion Gallery for Bioethics at the University of Colorado Medical Campus Denver – Photographs of skulls dominated by intense detail: the cracks that we know existed when we were infants reappear after death. After nearly a century in the ground the bone still shows evidence of being alive with elaborate texture like…

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…

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…

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…

Wind Sculpture Installed for Wilderness

Aerovane sculpture installed in Aspen March 2013, as snow began to melt.

ASPEN, COLORADO – The installation called Invisible Aerovanes worked perfecting in the heavy snow conditions common in this world-renowned ski town, according to the artists Steuart Bremner & Terry Talty, who made the piece. Installed at the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen, this sculpture consists of nine elements that look something like…

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…