Michael Paglia is an art historian and writer whose columns have appeared in Westword since 1995; his essays on the visual arts have also been published in national periodicals including Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine. He taught art history at the University of Colorado Denver.
4 days ago | Art Review
It's not too late to catch some of the summer blockbusters at museums and galleries around Denver. Read our capsule reviews of seven shows in town.
6 days ago | Art
With the world’s current natural and unnatural disasters, the environment is increasingly on the minds of many, and Water Line and Propagate demonstrate that these artists are in that group, too.
14 days ago | Architecture
Visionary Denver architect Charles Deaton erected a handful of remarkably original structures in the middle of the twentieth century. His most famous work, the “Sculptured House” in Genesee, is unofficially known as the Sleeper house; his bank in ...
20 days ago | Art Review
Joel Swanson is one of the region’s top conceptual artists. Not only is his work relentlessly intelligent, but it’s also relentlessly beautiful, as seen in Joel Swanson: Sticks & Stones at David B. Smith Gallery.
27 days ago | Art Review
The artists at current shows at the William Havu Gallery and Tina Goodwin Fine Art are all taking their own routes to the same goal: using old-fashioned representational imagery in some kind of contemporary way.
1 month ago | Art Review
Abstraction has been on a tear in the 21st century, and now there’s more proof of abstraction’s consistent appeal in contemporary art, in the form of three solos and a group show at Robischon Gallery.