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…

Rembrandt – Printmaker

Rembrandt Etching of a shell from the Biblioteque Nationale de France

100 prints from 350 + years ago Ballcap and fedora from Bally of Hollywood 2018, and Rembrandt’s cap – Denver Art Museum – Sept. 15, 2018 to Jan. 6, 2019 There are more than 100 prints from 350 years ago from one of the most prosperous countries on earth – the Dutch Republic – and…

New Territory

Pivot Irrigation #10, High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA by Edward Burtynsky

Landscape Photography Today – Denver Art Museum – June 24 -Sept 16, 2018 – Some technically, difficult-to-make photographs hang on the tall museum walls along with some photos I know would be physically hard to take, along with some that are here by a whisper of good luck. Matthew Brandt – Lake Isabella CA TC2,…

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…

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…

Biennial Alert – Review 2016

Margarita Cabrera's Space in Between from SITE Santa Fe biennial 2016

SITE Santa Fe — To prepare ourselves for a new biennial exhibition at SITE we send up a short conversation with Margarita Cabrera regarding her project called “Space in Between” that was featured in the 2016 exhibition. SITE opens a new biennial August 4, 2018. Since I interviewed Ms. Cabrera she’s shown this project in…

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…

Future Shock – Nostalgia

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko Zoom Pavilion (2015)

SITE Santa Fe – New Mexico – October 7, 2017 to June 10, 2018 – Future Shock is the first show in the newly expanded SITE Santa Fe, a contemporary art space in the capitol city of New Mexico. SITE is a sprawling space and has a proclivity for exhibitions that include many artists. The…