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;…

Infinity of Architecture

bordeaux architecture center, Ishigami

Large or Small? Junya Ishigami BORDEAUX- arc en rêve centre d’architecture – A docent accosted us the minute we entered the ante-room to the gallery – the pieces are very fragile, she said, and eyeballed us for backpacks or other swingable possessions that might damage the display of architectural maquettes by Junya Ishigami. Thus warned, we…

SIGMA Archive Awakened

View of the Sigma Retrospective from the second floor of the Bordeaux Contemporary Art Museum

Nov 14, 2013 – February 3, 2014 The Archive Comes Alive in Retrospective Exhibition BORDEAUX – Every idea has already been had, we’re just reinventing the same ones. This was a commonly said phrase before the digital era. Now we think we’re having new thoughts – like the idea of sharing a car ride, or…

Carny Show at C. Springs Fine Art

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd Oct. 12, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014 Drawings and sculptures with that ‘something’s-not-right’ quality that is what always comes to mind when I hear Woody Allen in (movie title) say “Carnies – I’m scared of carnies.” The drawings are expressive, done in what seems to be a free and…

Poems and Pictures

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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…

Conceptual Writing

Conceptual Writing 2

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…

More American Photos MCA

More American Photos MCA 3

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…

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…