Michael Paglia visited RedLine for this week's review, taking in a group show from artists who also use studio space at the gallery. The show features many different types of work, ranging from paintings to installations, from about two dozen artists. Continue reading for photos from the exhibit.
For this week's art review, Westword critic Michael Paglia focused on feminism in two simultaneous shows at Ice Cube Gallery and Pirate: Contemporary Art. And before even analyzing their art, he offered up this apology: "I was wrong. Apparently, the subject of feminist art is as urgent and relevant ... More >>
You're not going to see Edie Winograde's "Battle on the Little Big Horn" at History Colorado, or any of the other pieces that graced the recent Appropriated: The Chronicled West at the Robishon Gallery, the show organized by husband-and-wife team Jim Robischon and Jennifer Doran, who pulled together ... More >>
Colorado's archives include eighteen dioramas that were displayed at the old history museum -- but are nowhere to be seen at the new History Colorado Center. Is that dumb?
The criticism of Michael Paglia's review of the History Colorado Center, and his subsequent suggestions for "Ten shows the History Colorado Center should have opened with," are getting pretty colorful. Says Guest: I don't understand why you don't just open your own musuem! I'm quite irritated that ... More >>
In this week's art column -- "The Faculty Triennial documents Colorado's art history as it races by" -- Michael Paglia writes of the Faculty Triennial at the University of Denver: The current exhibition, the Faculty Triennial, is part of his continuing program to "document and to stimulate Colorado' ... More >>
The best thing about the holidays? It brings families together. The worst thing about the holidays? Right: It brings families together. But here's something enlightening to remember when that dark moment comes down and you fear you are going to do something horrible to your children the nex ... More >>
An example of Melnick's work.He mostly gave up art eight years ago to take over the family business, the Zephyr Lounge in Aurora, so the decision to feature Myron Melnick's work at the Singer Gallery was an interesting choice, writes Westword art critic Michael Paglia in this week's review.
Dan Ellier ChapmanSo wait. What art should I like?If you read Westword with any regularity, you will know that we've got a boner for compiling "best of" lists. It's a win-win situation. It's our job to keep up on this stuff, so they're easy for us to put together; you have a real job and not ... More >>
As Michael Paglia reported in a blog published earlier today, all but one member of the Lab at Belmar's staff has been laid off in the wake of head Lab man Adam Lerner's appointment as new chief at MCA Denver. Nevertheless, the Lab faithful continue trying to fix a mess that cropped up in late Janua ... More >>
Yes, this Modern Drunkard slide show proves it: Our city was obsessed with the wrong convention. What you missed this weekend while you were frantically searching for Bristol Palin's facebook page: Friday brought late-breaking news both ironic and sad: The Latest Word reported that Shepard Fairey ... More >>
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The non-profit arts advocacy group Americans for the Arts identified four dozen projects across the country for individual awards at its meeting in Philadelphia last weekend. The group mostly represents bureaucrats in the world of public arts administration and the politicians who help pass legislat ... More >>
Rudi Cerri, the public-art administrator for the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, has organized a series of art shows over the past year at the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The latest is Heart Land, which features a dozen large-scale pastel drawings by Chandler ... More >>
With our Wild West tradition, it’s not surprising that horses play such a big role in the public art around here, an interest that underscores our worldwide image long ago established by old Hollywood Westerns. But surprisingly, this local taste for art about horses is not limited to historic piec ... More >>
The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (1750 13th Street, Boulder, 303-443-2122, www.bmoca.org) hosts a panel discussion tonight (April 24) called “Mickey, Mao and the State of Contemporary Chinese Art.” It will take up the topic of why and how Chinese art has become such a major force in the U. ... More >>
Tonight at 6 p.m., Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art (1485 Delgany Street, 303-298-7554) will be hosting a reception for members, followed by the 12th annual members meeting. Although the museum has been around for a dozen years, this is the first time it has marked a birthday in the new David A ... More >>
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