MoP – Month of Photography Denver is a celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout the city, the suburbs and the region spanning from mid-March to mid-April 2013. Just a few of the exhibitions that are not to be missed: The Reality of Fiction at Redline curated by MoP organizer … Read more
The image is horrific. Dozens of men lie dead in a barren, muddy landscape. A silver, snow-filled trench winds off into the distance and dark clouds texturize the sky above. A woman in a heavy coat wails over a body in the foreground. Another women to the left is bent over, head hanging, body curling … Read more
Kim Keever creates landscapes that are mesmerizing. The viewer stops, ponders, frozen in her tracks. Where is it? What is it? Have I been there? Will I go there? Itʼs familiar, yet strange. Real, yet an apparition. A Kim Keever photograph is prehistory and post history, the epoch and the apocalypse.
Photographer Robert Adams is a bodhisattva to the American West: “I want to make accurate photographs of the western landscape. One goal is to show what’s gone wrong so we’ll change it. Another is to show what’s right so we’ll take some hope in it,” he wrote. Through Adams’s viewfinder, the West, the ideal and … Read more
Robert Benjamin’s photographs are post it notes from a quiet life lived and practiced. The father, husband, photographer shares his Chromogenic color prints for the first time in this exhibit at the Denver Art Museum that is not to be missed.
Since the advent of photography, visual artists have taken to using photographic images as raw data they then translate from film or digital file to their chosen medium. With the death of film upon us, more and more contemporary artists seem to be exploring what that means. Currently on view in Denver are two such artists: Isca Greenfield-Sanders and Marc Brendenburg
I’m more interested in what is unique to Colorado and not just some rehashing of the latest trends in contemporary art. Art happens everywhere in the state, not just on the Front Range.
I wrote this piece for the Huffington Post about the controversy over Enrique Chagoya’s “The Misadventures of Romantic Cannibals” at the Loveland Museum. The truck driver from Montana, Kathleen Folden pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and received 18 months probation. Colorado Councilman May Want To Explore Why Art “Turned Him On.” Also on Huffington Post, … Read more
The primary buyers of art seem to be hotels, hospital and blue-chip billionaires hedging their funds in Warhols and Picasso’s. Collectors are not spending their discretionary income because their walls are already filled. Artwork Network doesn’t claim to be an art expert and they are not representing artists. For them, art is a product and they are a tool to help sell that product. Perhaps websites like Artwork Network can build their brand around a new kind of art buyer, one that doesn’t have to know the difference between acrylic and oil, whose willing to spend $500 for something because they like it and it matches the furniture, and for whom art is not a luxury but a necessity.
In Durango, art students are not always exposed to the newest, most avant-garde work from the finest galleries and museums in New York, London and around the world. One will not find a fine art video or audio installation at FLC. (That may be problematic for students who want to pursue their MFAs, as new media art is everywhere.) What one will find is strong, elemental and basic design skills from the graphic students who show an eye for color, negative space and typesetting.