Denver Art Roundup: My thoughts on some recent gallery exhibitions

Andrea Modica at BMOCA, Stephen Batura at Robischon Gallery and Monroe Hodder and Debra Salopek at William Havu Gallery

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‘Overhead’ a glimpse into Kate Petley’s wonderland

For me, this is Petley’s strongest work to date and I look forward to seeing where this new exploration takes her. She’s no longer fighting the landscape elements in her art and she’s making her process evident while still playing with light and layers and reflections.

Beyond Beauty, Durango Herald, March 17, 2009

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…

Mind the Gap–Or Not

Review of recent exhibit at Eight Modern Gallery in Santa Fe, NM Katherine Lee, “Exterior 13, New Mexico” “Mind the Gap” is a warning phrase and a reminder to passengers in the London Underground of the significant—and potentially dangerous—space between the train door and the station platform. To “Mind the Gap” means that one does…

Media, heritage mix in show, Durango Herald, February 10, 2009

I am hoping through research and experimentation to glean some understanding of our own tribally specific painting traditions. – Artist America Meredith Review “From the Woodlands,” paintings, drawings and prints by America Meredith and Sallyann Paschall, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, through Feb. 27, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, 247-7167 Swedish-Cherokee America Meredith’s “Wingspan” is acrylic…