Art Review

Seventy-Year-Old New Mexico Artist Sam Scott Is Still Hitting His Marks

Desert Light William Havu Gallery 1040 Cherokee Street

New Mexico's modern art history is intertwined with Colorado's, if only because so many artists from each state show their work in the other -- and it's been this way for decades. A case in point is Sam Scott: Desert Light, a strong exhibit that's currently on view at the William Havu Gallery. This well-known New Mexico artist has regularly shown his paintings and works on paper in Colorado over the past forty years or so.

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Michael Paglia is an art historian and writer whose columns have appeared in Westword since 1995; his essays on the visual arts have also been published in national periodicals including Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine. He taught art history at the University of Colorado Denver.
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