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.
Andrea Modica at BMOCA, Stephen Batura at Robischon Gallery and Monroe Hodder and Debra Salopek at William Havu Gallery
Whimsical photographs of Elliott Erwitt on display at Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, CO
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.
In 1895, Edward S. Curtis met and photographed Princess Angeline (1800-1896) aka Kickisomlo, the daughter of Chief Sealth of Seattle. Hers would be the first of 40,000 photographs Curtis took of Native Americans from 80 different tribes during his life. A selection of his work is now on display at The Open Shutter Gallery, and…
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…
I saw Suzanne Opton’s “Soldier’s Face” billboard in Denver during the DNC. It was a powerful statement. The photographer has captured these soldier’s with their guard down. We all get to peer into their eyes and their souls. “I wanted to look into the face of someone who had seen something unforgettable.” Suzanne Opton said.…