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,…
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.
The magic realism of John Bonath’s photo-digital art.
Recent posts from adobeairstream.com include a Theater Review of The Sun is in the West by Damon Falke, a preview of the galleries from the West and Southwest who attended Art Chicago and an interview with Aaron Schumann the editor of SeeSaw magazine about New American Photography at Fotofest in Houston.
Leanne Goebel recommended Sabin Aell at Walker Fine Art, Jessica Stockholder at Robischon, Homare Ikeda at Van Straaten Gallery and Contemporary Women Printmakers at the I.D.E.A. Space at Colorado College for Visualartsource.com.