Cole Sternberg explores the conflict between science and religion in his abstract multi-media art. This essay was written to accompany the “I was here for just a moment” exhibition at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver.
Fabulous forces are encountered in the paintings of Laura Ball. Her heroines have entered the region of supernatural wonder. For Ball, as for Joseph Campbell, a hero is a person
in the world who encounters another person, a god or a guide, or has a traumatic experience, and thus begins a journey. Her watercolor paintings of girls on the heroʼs journey are inspired by Joseph Campbell and Greek Mythology.
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
A blogger since July 2005 Leanne Goebel has moved her blog to wordpress. Her preferred subject matter continues to be contemporary art and culture based in or connected to the Rocky Mountain West and Southwest.
SITE Santa Fe exhibit pushes boundaries of aesthetics “You are here, 2008″ Judith Schaechter Much contemporary art is highly intellectualized, sprouting from institutes of higher learning, embedded in a system that eschews beauty and prefers provocation. Art today is in-your-face, shocking, gigantic, but rarely is it pretty. At SITE Santa Fe, Laura Heon has curated … Read more
Erika WanenmacherThe Science Club: The Boy’s Room, Now, Forever, Then, Part 1” Sept. 26-Dec. 27, 2008Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art1750 13th StreetBoulder, CO80302303.443.2122 Entering the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art I am unsure what to expect from an exhibition about scientific experiments conducted on American citizens during the cold war and the age of nuclear … Read more
IS GLITZY ART ON THE WAY OUT? Prices aren’t the only thing different about the art on offer at ABMB [Art Basel Miami Beach] this year: tough economic conditions have also influenced what many dealers have brought and what many collectors are buying. Eventually, the times may also affect what art is made. In a … Read more
Carson van Straaten Gallery showcasing the work of Julia Fernandez-Pol. Carson van Straaten Gallery sent me two recent reviews by Kyle MacMillan and Michael Paglia of their current exhibit of work by Julia Fernandez-Pol. I find it interesting that the van Straatens are using the Carson gallery as a retail outlet for artists discovered during … Read more
Carol Vogel reports on the results of the Christie’s auction on Nov. 12 in the NYTimes. This includes the sale of works on paper by former Lehman Brother’s CEO Richard Fuld and his wife Kathy. Copyright Leanne Goebel. May not be used without permission.
At Sotheby’s sale of contemporary art on Nov. 11, only 43 of the 63 lots sold for a total of $125 million. Presale forecasts predicted a minimum of $202 million in sales. Contemporary art stars plunge to earth, AFP Contemporary art sale at Sotheby’s nets $125 million, International Herald Tribune Sotheby’s contemporary art sale defies … Read more