Tatoo This

Amanda Wachob tattooing in the MCA Denver library

Amanda Wachob — Feb 14 – May 26, 2019 – MCA Denver Snow is white – it is true. To say it is true that snow is white, does not mean we can truthfully call snow white. Or me white. Put an abstract or semi-non-representational tattoo on this skin of mine and you will see…

After Effect:

Aftereffect: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Painting

Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Painting – MCA Denver Feb. 15 – May 26, 2019 A few paintings by the canonized artist Georgia O’Keeffe hang with new paintings in the clean modernist galleries of the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. The premise of the show is that the contemporary artists have learned something from O’Keeffe –…

Casa Tomada

Exterior View of SITE Santa Fe

SITE Santa Fe – NM – August 3, 2018 to January 6, 2019 – Casa Tomada is the title of this exhibition, we are told by its curators, and a short story by Julio Cortázar about a long-in-the-family home taken over by mysterious forces that drive the dwellers out room by room until the family…

Bell and Video Matters

Panorama image of Larry Bell show at Harwood 2018

— Harwood Museum of Art — Taos, NM — Opening June 9 – I grabbed for the pencil – the sign said “Do Not Touch!” — so I was not really going to touch. Was I? When I got close, the pencil rose off the paper and scared me. You can watch my video and…

Peter Fischli David Weiss Wade Guyton

Aspen Art Museum — JUNE 22, 2017 – NOVEMBER 26, 2017 — Walked into the gallery and then turned around to leave. On the way, I asked the gallery attendant when the show would open, and was told, It is. This is the show. I walked toward a pile of construction materials and the attendant…

Look at Me

Wall Writers, grafitti reproduction in stairwell

Who is behind street art – at the MCA – Denver – Feb 10 – May 7, 2017 It’s easy to see the new shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver – you don’t even have to be in Denver. Look around and you’ll see people passionately saying, ‘Hey, Look at Me.’  Basquiat before…

Moving Space

Kirkland Museum moved 10 feet from its foundation

Denver – On Nov. 5, the building that was Vance Kirkland’s studio was lifted from its foundation and began its move – whole – to a new foundation on the campus of the new Kirkland museum.  Our video – Moving Space – gives a quick view of the 1911 building making the 10-block trip. In…

Bodacioussss with Frank Stella

Bodaciousss - MCA Denver 2016-7

Denver- Museum of Contemporary Art – Oct. to Jan 2017 Instead of using his easel to prop up a window on the world, Kandinsky used it to support a windshield moving through the universe. –from Working Space by Frank Stella. I went to the MCA to take a second look at a show of 20…

Sticks & Stones in Steel and Paper

RiNo Denver – October 1-15, 2016 Sculpture and Drawings by Steuart Bremner Bremner has been making sculpture for 40 years, often in metal (various metals) and sometimes carved wood – in addition to making conceptual and more ephemeral art. He avoid mixing materials in these tangible works in order to make the clearest image possible.…

Three Photographers

drawn from a photo by Ansel Adams

Pueblo, Co   Sangre de Cristo Art Center – The last days of the big show of Ansel Adam’s photographs were flanked by two other local photographers: John Suhay, works from the 40s to recent time, and John Wilbur Clarence Floyd who shot Pueblo from 1880 to 1920. Three proscriptions – how it must be -…