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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Edward S. Curtis: Artist or historian?

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…

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…

Soldiers Faces

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.…