Michael Paglia is an art historian and writer whose columns have appeared weekly since 1995 in Westword. Paglia’s essays on the visual arts have also been published in national periodicals including Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine, among others. Paglia has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books and monographs, most of them focusing on modern and contemporary art in the American West. He currently teaches art history at the University of Colorado Denver.
1 day ago | Art Review
The Rule Gallery has decided to participate in Denver’s Month of Photography by mounting Basic Pictures: Joseph Coniff, which oddly enough is not made up of photos but is, instead, a painting show.
2 days ago | Art Review
Wall Writers, Basquiat Before Basquiat and Ryan McGinley, three exhibits focusing on twenty-somethings from the recent past, should be eye-opening for the twenty-somethings who frequent the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
7 days ago | Art Review
Three great shows are closing this weekend, so get out of the bad weather and into a gallery to see some art.
9 days ago | Art Review
With the Month of Photography flooding city venues this month, Denver is drowning in photo shows. Among the standouts in this more intimate category are the conjoined solos at Goodwin Fine Art, Brenda Biondo: Paper Skies and Alpert + Kahn: Of Prog...
16 days ago | Art Review
One of the early standouts of Denver's Month of Photography is Presence: Reflections on the Middle East, at the Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver’s off-campus exhibition space in the Art District on Santa Fe. The show ...
23 days ago | Art Review
Geometric abstraction, an international current, has played an outsized role in the modern art of the American West for the past fifty years, maybe longer. Consider the career of Colorado’s Clark Richert, Agnes Martin’s work in New Mexico...you ge...