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1997 Stories by Michael Paglia

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  • Crack Pots

    published June 5, 1997

    The fine arts almost never get sucked into mass culture's real Internet--television. And when art does land in the TV spotlight, it usually... More >>

  • In Living Black and White

    published May 29, 1997

    It's quite unusual for Denver's gallery-goers to be treated to more than one good photography show at a time. But this spring, interesting shows... More >>

  • Major Leagues

    published May 22, 1997

    Commercial art galleries rarely coordinate their shows. The normal practice for galleries, even those next door to one another, is to schedule... More >>

  • Looking Sharp

    published May 15, 1997

    Sure, he'd hate it--and it's hard to imagine that he could squeeze more schmoozing time into any given day. But imagine if Denver Art Museum... More >>

  • Road Kill

    published May 8, 1997

    It was in the early 1980s that many of Denver's alternative art spaces first came into being. Spark and then Pirate were founded, and within a few... More >>

  • Spring Cleaning

    published May 1, 1997

    We may or may not have seen the last of the snow this year, but signs of renewal--such a part of the ritual of spring--are visible everywhere.... More >>

  • Facts and Fantasies

    published April 24, 1997

    Painters Jack Balas and Wes Hempel are fixtures on Denver's art scene despite residing in what might be called the Outer Mongolia of the Front... More >>

  • Diversity Rules

    published April 17, 1997

    It's been anything goes in the art world since the 1980s, and the upside of that scattershot approach to culture is that there's something for... More >>

  • Life's a Stitch

    published April 10, 1997

    Among the many mindless prejudices that enjoy wide acceptance in the art world, several stand out. One is the notion that physical and emotional... More >>

  • Chinese Food for Thought

    published March 27, 1997

    The lot of the contemporary Chinese artist can't be an easy one. To begin with, there are the inevitable comparisons of their work with all of the... More >>

  • Horse Sense

    published March 20, 1997

    Texas artist Luis Jimenez is a familiar figure in the Denver art world. His works have been shown here over the last couple of decades, and in... More >>

  • Clever Crafting

    published March 13, 1997

    When ceramic artist Maynard Tischler arrived in Denver from back East in 1966 to interview for a job in the art department at the University of... More >>

  • Art of the State

    published March 6, 1997

    That an art collection even exists at the University of Colorado in Boulder became known to the general public only thirteen years ago. And the... More >>

  • High Notes

    published February 27, 1997

    Dale Chisman has long been known as an artist's artist. For proof, look to the fact that several well-known local artists are among the collectors... More >>

  • Four by Four

    published February 20, 1997

    There's an old joke about the University of Colorado in Boulder: A visitor to the beautiful Italian-style campus asks a student how to find the... More >>

  • Enchantment Land

    published February 13, 1997

    Is it the bright clear light, the product of endless chains of cloudless days? Or is it perhaps the rugged scenery? Maybe it's the history,... More >>

  • Rare Editions

    published February 6, 1997

    It was in the fall of 1995 that Robert Motherwell, the great New York School artist who died in 1991, gained a special place in the hearts and... More >>

  • Naked Ambitions

    published January 30, 1997

    The Denver Art Museum has undertaken one extensive remodeling job after another in the last few years. And the efforts have gone a long way toward... More >>

  • A Stylish Woman

    published January 23, 1997

    Denver exhibition-goers will have to go to great lengths--or should that be heights?--to see the city's latest ad-hoc art gallery. It's located in... More >>

  • Cheyenne Autumn

    published January 16, 1997

    It was a research project with the drama of a detective story. And just as Sherlock Holmes unraveled mysteries--using a method reliant on... More >>

  • Arkansas Raveler

    published January 2, 1997

    Artists have taken many routes to fame. Salvador Dali struck a chord with unforgettable images such as melting clocks. And like Picasso and Andy... More >>

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