Urban-Armour – Chris Nelson – from The Anvil’s Ring

Chris Nelson’s line of jewelry, Urban Armour, is hand-wrought from iron and is fused and overlaid with high-karat golds and silver using metalwork techniques that have been passed down through millennia from ancient Japanese cultures to contemporary American design.

Kris Lewis from Blisss Magazine

Kris Lewis by Leanne Goebel Kris Lewis paints fiction. His portraits are of characters — mysterious, unreal figures often the amalgamation of multiple sources. They are strong, yet fragile; happy, sad, seductive, isolated. There is a story behind each portrait that only the artist knows, but the figures convey an emotion, spark the imagination, and…

Ricky Allman from Blisss Magazine

Ricky Allman words by Leanne Goebel Ricky Allmanʼs paintings on view in this exhibition at David B. Smith gallery are neither dystopian or utopian—they fall somewhere in the middle—dark, yet hopeful. The series seems cavernous, as if Allman has gone underground to secret bunkers, perhaps the abandoned silver mine beneath Area 51 or the rumored…

John McEnroe in Art Ltd. Magazine

john mcEnroe by leanne haase goebel Mar 2013 An abandoned mining area above the town of Ward, Colorado, inspired John McEnroe’s most recent body of work, Half Life, currently on view at Robischon Gallery in Denver, in a solo show thematically connected with four other artist’s solo shows, under the curatorial title: “Object | Nature.”…

Innovation in Art Criticism from adobeairstream.com

This piece was recently picked up by ArtsJournal. Last September, I was invited as guest art critic to give an update on the status of art criticism in the digital age to the Art Student’s League of Denver. (Fellow panelists were Denver dealer Ivar Zeile and artist/blogger Theresa Anderson.) In the past seven years more than…