Helen Pashgian: Presences

SITE Santa FE – January 2022 In 2021, Helen Pashgian made some luminous sculptures that fill a room with a specifically colored light. In order to keep you in the room, she has set the room lights on a dimmer that goes from its brightest to very low lighting in a five minute cycle. These…

Arp – First Dada

Arp exhibition at Nasher Scupture Center

– Nasher Sculpture Center – September 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019 Descending the staircase to the lower level of the Nasher Sculpture Center, you are centered on the gallery in front of you. Like walking into the sunset, you can’t help but notice it, and now, autumn 2018, this gallery is filled with sculpture so…

Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan wall of straws

Field Work – MCA Denver – September 22, 2018–January 27, 2019 Images from Tara Donovan: Field Work wall of straws, view to index card totems detail of index card totems Mylar ribbon jungle detail of Mylar circles on wall Mylar circles on wall straw structures and pin drawing tar paper pile Works of chance. Bone…

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…

First Sculpture

Nasher Exhibition First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone January 27, 2018 - April 28, 2018

Nasher Sculptuer Center — Dallas — Handaxe to Figure Stone January 27, 2018 – April 28, 2018 Lost It One of her gifts was a poem that I thought was written only for me, once, on this scrap of paper that had been previously printed with news about the paper folding workshop she’d attended where…

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…

Spanish Moderns

Meadows Museum, Dallas  – October 9, 2016-January 29, 2017 – History in a city like Dallas is made up. The buildings are recreations of some other time, fictions that they actually would have been built had their predecessors not been built and made famous by their beauty somewhere else. They are not structures in the vibe…