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
There’s an unbelievably ambitious exhibition with an unbelievably short run at RedLine right now: Downshifting, which was curated by Ramón Bonilla, a RedLine resident. Bonilla was interested in highlighting the international trend of reductive art...
6 days ago | Art Review
This weekend is your last chance to catch the stunning Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford at both the Clifford Still Museum and the DAM. And there are some other monumental shows around town right now, including Calder Monumental at the Denver Bo...
8 days ago | Art Review
Adam Milner: Desirable Objects, now on display at the David B. Smith Gallery, highlights recent works by Adam Milner, an artist who lives in Pittsburgh but is still well remembered in Colorado for his time here. Many of these pieces hark back to t...
14 days ago | Art Review
Mark Bradford is big at the Biennale this summer, but you don't need to go to Venice to see his work; you can see his paintings at the Denver Art Museum, and the Clyfford Still works that inspired him at the Clyfford Still Museum.
22 days ago | Art Review
Among this summer’s attractions at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver is Derrick Velasquez: Obstructed View, a solo curated by Zoe Larkins that represents a followup to Velasquez’s 2015 Black Cube project. It's a timely topic in a rapidl...
29 days ago | Art Review
While paper may seem a flimsy theme around which to organize art, it adds up to three solid shows at the Arvada Center.