Charles Dukes is an American photographer living in Beijing. It was he and James Surls who came up with the idea to have a collaborative exhibition and explore why being a woman artist comes with built in obstacles. Obstacles Segraves suggested we no longer have in America. Huh?
Trefny Dix and Bengt Hokanson relocated their glass hot shop to Durango, Colorado. The two fine artists create cast-glass sculptural and mixed media works as well as a line of production blown glass vessels.
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.
Vlasic does more than just capture the likeness of the individual and their essence. Part of her art, is in selecting interesting, unique and fascinating people. She prefers those who have life experience and unusual personalities. “Pretty people aren’t as interesting,” Vlasic said. Another important element of this work is that she has consciously selected poses and images of these that eliminates sexuality from the nude. Her portraits alter their subjects in a way that their tattoos cannot.
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.
From Denver to Las Vegas, the Grammy’s to the Tobin Collection at the McNay Art Museum and updates on new grant programs for the state of Colorado and attendance results for the arts in the Mountain Region as well as a video of Embrace! at the Denver Art Museum. Leanne Goebel covers it all for adobeairstream.com.
What do a business man, a sports guy and Bruce Mau all have in commong? Denver’s Biennial of the Americas, which proudly touts itself as a biennial with scientists and thinkers. But what about the art?