An exhibit at the Denver Art Museum conceives of the American West according to art history, but also through the lens of our current cultural climate.
WASHINGTON, DC — The work presented at the Renwick Gallery was always a perfect counterpoint to the artifacts and antiquities, modernist painting, and contemporary sculpture and film on view at the various museums on the National Mall.
Originally setting out to design safety glasses for use during laser surgeries, materials scientist Don McPherson instead designed a lens that enables color-blind wearers to see the full light spectrum.
SAVANNAH, Georgia — Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe’s installations are undeniably beautiful — composed of diaphanous arrays of colored thread in rainbow gradations, the artist’s pieces inspire a kind of instant hypnotic daze. As the individual threads move against each other, the taught, three-dimensional compositions come alive. They create dynamic visual illusions that play with the formal qualities of color and space, but the works also hold a more engaged artistic angle.
LOS ANGELES — Everyone’s done it at some point — crank up the water on the hose on a sunny day just to see that wonderful prism of light. Now, Mexican-born artist Gabriel Dawe does us one better by bringing rainbows to life, one thread at a time.