In the 1960s, when Tom Wesselmann, whose work is currently on display at the Denver Art Museum, first gained national attention, and into the '70s, his name was mentioned in the same breath as that of Warhol, Johns and Rauschenberg. Today, not so much. On a personal note, I teach one of those soup-t ... More >>
Stylistically, rap has exploded, and the pieces fall everywhere from the mind-bogglingly complex to the unbelievably simple, from the brazenly dissident to the unapologetically mainstream. Rappers' influences seem to come from everywhere, but the stylistic differences between an Aesop Rock and a 2 C ... More >>
ZIP POP! at Zip 37 provides a scope into the phenomena of pop culture, and how art plays into the societal dialogue between humans and the world they create for themselves. Dana Cain, who juried the groups show, explains that pop art delves into the concept that "everything is art" by examining how ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current exhibits.
Local galleries are filled with representational imagery.
May is "sweeps" month, when ratings help determine advertising rates for TV stations -- and according to a knowledgeable insider, Channel 7's newscast numbers, particularly at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., aren't pretty. Granted, disaster can be averted if the rate of viewership increases over the next two we ... More >>
Fresh, painterly riffs on abstraction star at Havu and Sandy Carson.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Two Denver institutions put on another kind of parade of lights around the Civic Center.
A pair of striking solos at BMoCA display a broad range of styles.
At Havu's, nature and the landscape provide the inspiration for a group show of contemporary paintings.
Jerry Kunkel stars in the Robischon Gallery's season opener.
At 100 years old, abstract art still holds its shape.
Colorado's abstract art tradition continues.