Looking back over the year that was 2012 what strikes me is the resiliency and determination of artists, makers and creators to continue doing what matters, what has meaning and follow (for lack of a less clichéd word) their passion. While Colorado seemed to spin out of control with tragic forest fires and horrific shootings … Read more
The counterculture movement was in essence a western phenomenon. That’s the premise of West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977, a book and exhibition currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. Yes, significant moments played out at Woodstock and in Greenwich Village, but the American West allowed … Read more
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
Everything you wanted to know about the Biennial of the Americas and more happening in Denver this summer.