Black and White – Are We Making Art?

Cleon Peterson large wall painting MCA Denver 3018

Denver- Museum of Contemporary Art – March 3, 2018 — Three current shows at the MCA Denver seem to be about fitting into society or, as is obvious in the case of the videos on the lower level by Arthur Jafa, they are pointing out how we don’t fit in sometimes. Diego Rodriguez-Warner ‘s Honestly…

Memory, Mind, Matter

memory, mind, matter exhibition at SMU, Dallas

Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, TX — Eduardo Chillida — February 4 – June 3, 2018 —  Bruckner and Phillip Glass, Dallas Symphony Orchestra — February 3, 2017 How little sound can still be music? How little sound can remain in a concert hall and we, the silent audience, still hear music?  How low and few the notes keep us…

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…

Books of a Life

Harwood Museum – Taos, New Mexico – Wednesday, April 5 – Sunday, April 23, 2017 ANTHONY HASSETT: LAST EVENINGS ON EARTH I wanted to see these books – hand made, accordion books drawn graphic-novel style – that feel like a journal of a vivid, rich life. I didn’t know Hassett and just stumbled into a beautiful memorial…

MiTierra – Denver

Denver Art Museum – March – October 22, 2017 – I walk straight through this exhibition like I was walking across the long bridge into that border town, a little afraid for my kids watching them like a mother hawk, knowing that they would be so easily attracted to all the colorful things in stalls…

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…

Julian Schnabel in Aspen

Julian Schnabel at the Aspen Art Museum 2016-Jan 2017

Aspen Art Museum- Nov 4, 2016-Feb 19, 2017 – Aspen, Colorado   Five minutes into the first gallery of the show,  I started to think that I would have to have two of these paintings. One,  because you have to be really far away to understand and appreciate them. And two, because at that moment…

KAWS

Silhouette of Kaws sculpture at Fort Worth Modern in front of reflecting pond

What do we learn from repetition? KAWS WHERE THE END STARTS Oct 20, 2016 – Jan 22, 2017 Fort Worth – Three versions of the same image start a large exhibit of 2- and 3- dimensional work by KAWS at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.  Six different colors make three different combinations that…

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…

In Neon in the Night

Someday -neon and concrete sculpture - by Scott Young - Rule Gallery 2016

Wish You Were Here – Scott Young at Rule Gallery September 23 – November 5, 2016 Denver – Rule Gallery has a new location at 530 Santa Fe Drive, in Denver, on the south end of the Santa Fe arts district.  Excellent smells of asada from the street vendor on the corner hung with us…