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 –…

Dali: Poetrics

–  of the Small, 1929–1936 – Meadows Museum at SMU – Dallas  – September 9-January 6, 2019 Small Paintings by Salvadore Dali Portrait of a Woman: 1934 The Fish Man: 1930 Cardinal, Cardinal!: 1934 Cardinal, Cardinal!: velvet mat Gala and the Angelus: 1933 The Angelus: 1932 Spectre of the Angelus: 1934 The Ghost of Vermeer…

Clyfford Still Painting

Clyfford Still painting from 1973

A Daughter’s Eye/A Daughter’s Voice – Sep 14, 2018–Jan 13, 2019 – Several galleries of the Clyfford Still Museum have been curated by Still’s daughter Sandra and are part of the current exhibition which will run through January. I walk into the middle of it and into the middle of a performance the museum calls…

Jay DeFeo – Aspen

Jay De Feo painting called Cabbage Rose

Jun 29-Oct 28 –  The Ripple Effect – Artists are often asked who inspired them. The premise of this show is that Jay DeFeo was an artist who did that inspiring for many. DeFeo created a ripple effect and it flows through the work of about a dozen contemporary artists included in this show with…

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…

Gibson Like a Hammer

Denver Art Museum – Colorado – May 17 – August 12, 2018 Jeffrey Gibson is a New York artist having his first major museum show in Denver that includes 57 objects made since 2011. These objects include paintings, sculpture and what I’d call tapestries. The show is curated by the Native Arts curator at the…

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…

Art & Clyfford Still

Big Blue painting by Clyfford Still as seen from behind woman with red shoes writing in a blank book

DENVER — Clyfford Still Museum SEP 29, 2017 – JAN 21, 2018 Red attracts attention. Blue recedes. A horizontal line is a horizon: the space between sky and the surface where we are. See any image and think back. Go back through personal and current associations with that image, and keep going back. Does every…

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…