The exhibit Testing Grounds, which runs through this weekend only at Robischon Gallery, brings together artists who look to nature, especially the Western landscape, as sources for their disparate approaches. As usual at Robischon, there's enough room to allow the artists to essentially be given sol ... More >>
"National Velvet": love it or leave it. Denver Public Art brought together art fans, everyday critics and passersby last week for the Big Red Street Fair, a happy-hour celebration of one of Denver's more controversial works of public art. Artist John McEnroe's bright-red light-up sausage-elisk was t ... More >>
Denver is celebrating 25 years of the city's public art program with Beyond Blue, an exhibition running through December 22 in the lobbies of the Buell Theatre and the McNichols Civic Center Building, where it held an opening reception on October 17. Many of the 46 artists who created the 75 artwork ... More >>
Michael Paglia visits MCA Denver and the Denver Botanic Gardens in this week's review, taking in two separate shows focusing on sculpture. The show at MCA focuses on works by John McEnroe while the exhibit at the DBG is a group show. Continue reading for photos from both exhibits. See also: Photos ... More >>
Sculptor John McEnroe has created some of the most controversial pieces of public art in the area. But not only has he given Colorado plenty of talk about, he's also taken inspiration for his work from Colorado. We recently caught up with McEnroe to talk about how his piece "Fools Gold," at the Dry ... More >>
#56: John McEnroeArtist John McEnroe tangles with the challenges of synthetic materials and sculptural process in big, drippy works with minds of their own. Best known for sometimes-ragged installations molded from plastics and polymers and filling spaces in unexpected ways, McEnroe seems to natural ... More >>
Guillermo Kuitca, "Diario (16 October 2008 - 14 April 2009)." Photo courtesy the artist.Alongside tonight's flurry of Biennial-sponsored events -- a 5:30 p.m. symposium led by Arianna Huffington at the Buell Theatre and a Canada Night shindig at Sustainability Park from 7 to 11 p.m. -- MCA Denver wi ... More >>
Shaun White has a band. The group's called Bad Things, and it just signed a record deal with Warner Bros. White plays guitar in the outfit, and surprisingly Bad Things is, well, not bad. But White's clearly the anomaly here, as almost every other jock who has tried to rock has failed. Miserably. Her ... More >>
When it comes to artists decorating objects for charity we've probably seen it all by now -- giant cow statues, guitars and violins, skateboard decks, fiberglass cats and even those hideous masks that seemed to start it all. But we've never before seen the likes of Breasts of Colorado, at least not ... More >>
The pattern that connects the artists included in Material Abstraction, which runs through the end of this month at Robischon Gallery, is the way that each exploits the unique properties of their particular medium. And what a batch of mediums they use: automotive lacquer, vinyl and recycled objects.
Does a bear shit outside the woods? That question was answered by the pranksters who placed a pile of blue poo under "I See What You Mean," better known as the Big Blue Bear, which stands outside the Colorado Convention Center. That prank inspired another former Westword art critic Renna Shesso to ... More >>
Sometime this weekend, a prankster added a new element to "I See What You Mean," the sculpture outside the Colorado Convention Center. Suddenly, the Big Blue Bear had taken a big blue dump. And one good turn definitely deserves another.
"National Velvet" sculpture by John McEnroe, dressed for the holidays. The Christmas tree shape and Santa Claus color of John McEnroe's sculpture at the base of the Highland bridge almost demands that "National Velvet" be decorated for the holidays. Inspired by the sculpture's similarity to ... More >>
Amid a trio of great shows, Plus makes plans for the future.
Brief reviews of current shows
Brief reviews of current shows
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Smart conceptual solos are on view at + Gallery and Capsule@Pod.
This Year's Model, Cordell Taylor Gallery
Contemporary artists take off on contemporary society.
Sculpture rules at Artyard and the Foothills Art Center.
As the world turns ugly, the local art season gets off to a beautiful start.
This contemporary survey is the opening volley and fond farewell of MoCAD's director.
Western Vernacular: Colorado Installation
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art rises above its administrative bungling with an excellent offering.