Best Small Show About Colorado Art (2013)
When MCA Denver curator Nora Burnett Abrams and Aspen Art Museum curator Jacob Proctor announced that only seven artists — out of 300 considered — would appear in Continental Drift, there was a collective groan heard across the state's art scene. That reaction would have been understandable had the show been a survey. But to appreciate Continental Drift, which was centered on the theme of "place," you needed to see it as two solos — one for Jeanne Liotta and the other for Christina Battle — plus a duet pairing Adam Milner with Yumi Janairo Roth and, finally, a trio comprising Edie Winograde, Scott Johnson and Sarah McKenzie. Filled with superb art, the show proved that both the MCA Denver and the AAM have started to embrace the talent that exists right here in our own back yard.
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