News What my phone saw: A public download of 2016’s favorite pics By Ray Mark Rinaldi - December 30, 2016 Shenanigans. Party. Denver. MCA. Edwin Schlossberg install, Wells Fargo Center. Corporate, but in all the right ways (active, aware, expensive). Stop in. If you take a photograph of someone else's photograph, then whose photograph is it? Marilyn Minter, MCA. Photo evidence of how badly 2016 sucked. Artist Lonnie Hanzon's installation for Pridefest 2016. For 2015, he had made a giant wedding cake celebrating marriage equality. Matthew Weiderspoon at Fort Collins' Lincoln Center. Something between architecture and drawing. The post-RiNo world? Opening event for Con-Cept in Commerce City, which hopes to be an affordable studio community for priced-out Denver artists. Joey Cocciardi. Tree detail. Gildar Gallery. Chad Person turns your favorite icons against you. This is from a survey at RedLine. Black Cube-curated. Element House, MOA's New Mexico experiment. No one talked about anything other than this in 2016. Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, NM. Olympic spirit. Triangle Building. Denver infill done right. Most photographed piece 2016. Scott Young, Rule Gallery. Docents are just waiting to answer your questions at MUAC in Mexico City. Just ask. When you are a rich and successful artist like Anish Kapoor, you can use all the wax you want to make your installation. This was at MUAC, too. Ana Maria Hernando at the CU Art Museum. If you went there, you spent a lot of time. Judith Godwin finally getting the attention she deserves at DAM's Women in Abstract Art. Too little, too late. The Museo de las Americas' retro of Edgar Flores (he goes by Saner). The most overlooked show of 2016 here. Michael Grave's design for the Denver Public Library gets better all the time. Rexford and Sharon Brown invented RiNo 25 years ago. Now they are its guardians. Philly's folk-art nod to its indisputable Italian greatness. Do not argue. Guard. DAM. Bored. A final shot of painter Vance Kirkland's perfectly preserved studio before it was dismantled for a move. Cristobal Gracia's evolved "French fry" concept from the Biennial of the Americas. On display in Mexico City about 6 months later at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil. Beautiful monster. This is Santiago Calatrava's transit station near the World Trade Center site in NYC. We kicked this guy out of Denver, remember? Couldn't show the exterior of Calatrava without showing the inside. Over-the-top as ceilings ought to be. Watts Towers, maybe the best piece of public art in the U.S. Take this detour next time you are in L.A. Mario Rivoli saved every scrap that entered his life for years and turned it into a massive autobiography. Detail here.