Kim Dickey’s exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is a strange environment of animals, plants, gardens, and floral forms rendered in clay.
Fake Ruins Beneath a Denver Bus Station
Beneath a disused bus station in downtown Denver, the Mexican artist collective SANGREE has shed light on the ruins of an ancient condominium complex that never existed.
Sexism and the Canon: Three Female Artists Reflect on ‘Women of Abstract Expressionism’
DENVER — The paintings in Women of Abstract Expressionism at the Denver Art Museum are rich with emotion, monumental in scale, and totally original.
A Private Collection Dedicated to Conceptual and Cumbersome Art
DENVER – Over the last 18 years, a small but loud contemporary art collection has been brewing in the Mile High City, with a mission to bring together artists’ most difficult pieces.
Painting Artforum, Cover to Cover
DENVER — With each passing decade, the images and advertisements in the monthly art magazine Artforum slowly shifted from black and white to color.
Dismantling the Conventions of Monuments
DENVER — Define monument art. Is it distinguished by its material, size, or relationship to a specific event?
Marilyn Minter’s Dirty Visions of Foods, Faces, and Feet
DENVER — Marilyn Minter’s life’s work, four decades of which are brought together in Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, presents the viewer with a Lacanian mirror.
Clyfford Still’s Radical Repetitions
DENVER — The Clyfford Still Museum’s current exhibition, Repeat/Recreate, has been on the institution’s wish list for nearly 10 years, since well before it even opened.
Contemporary Takes on China’s Oldest Painting Technique
DENVER — Do viewers outside of China still expect contemporary Chinese art to “look” Chinese, and what does that even mean?
Finally, an Exhibition Devoted to the Women of Abstract Expressionism
The paradigm of the “overlooked female artist” is both a cliché and a truth.
The Biennial of the Americas Hints at Denver’s Growing Pains and Arts Scene
DENVER — It’s tempting to draw a connection between the growth of the biennial and the widespread changes of the surrounding city.
Oh, Knitta Puh-leze
Urban Knits, a small book of colorful photographs, explores a relatively new kind of graffiti called “urban knitting,” self-proclaimed to be the most “inoffensive” type of urban graffiti. Like most books of its kind, a collection compiled by theme, Urban Knits unintentionally shows the wide discrepancies in quality that exist in all forms of art, but that are especially prevalent in graffiti and street art. When the impetus for making art is not exclusively about the quality of the work itself but rather about the act of leaving a mark, the results are often less than imaginative. This seems to hold true for tagging as well as knitting.