Stories and Reviews

Who owns art? A sensational debut, a lingering question

Diego Rodriguez-Warner’s “Honestly Lying” at the MCA Denver is a dazzling museum debut by a young artist in his own hometown. The work on...

Knockout! Jeffrey Gibson swings at Native American invisibility

Twentieth Century pop pulses in the background of “Like a Hammer,” an exhibit of Jeffrey Gibson’s recent work now at the Denver Art Museum.

The Art of Recent History: 50 Artists Recall Women’s March

The exhibit “Pink Progression” is more colorful than its name implies. Yes, there is lots (and lots) of pink on the walls, with nearly...

2×2 X 100,000: Andi Todaro Q’s Jonathan Saiz about “Utopia”

Intro: I looked around my home - littered with about a hundred décor-type sentimental objects: lots of art, some gifts, and a fair few things...

Breakable: At 808 Projects, a ceramic, subversion of masculinity

One way to view Dini Dixon’s art is to assume that masculinity, enthralled as it is in its own preening, muscular, bold performance, is a stable identity, and one ripe for a playful dressing down.

Native art that dwells in past, speaks to the moment

At the IAIA’s Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, NM, is a collection of shows that are positively buzzing with artistic vision...

At PlatteForum, refashioning Kevlar into intimate looks

In her new exhibition, Erika Diamond puts her full costuming talents on display.

Photography: Exploring the complicated history of segregation

America’s history of racial segregation is a perplexing thing to sort out. It has come and gone and come again, and in so many...

DAM’s Degas blowout demotes ballerinas, elevates process

“Degas: A Passion for Perfection” is a blockbuster show in spite of itself, a must-see that does its homework and serves up plenty for others.

At the MCA Denver, three full floors of violence, heavy and lite

The MCA Denver’s three new exhibitions ask a lot of us. Director Adam Lerner and Assistant Curator Zoe Larkins frame contemporary questions of race,...

Esther Hz in performance, filling our need for a shamanic angel

Artists like Esther Hz are the shamanic angels our era desperately needs.

Nostalgic, personal, deadly: Black Cube’s “Drive-In”

It’s night or close to it, starlit surroundings maybe highlighted by street-lamps, and, where’s the venue, even? Probably a good walk, and then —...

Updating the Western way, slowly, romantically

Western art has a very specific audience - and it spends money. The Coors exhibit has raised hundreds of thousands for charity.

Good move: Denver promises $300,000 to support D.I.Y. spaces

The City of Denver put some actual cash where its mouth is today, promising $300,000 to help so-called D.I.Y. art spaces get up to...

Scott Young’s tale of love and demise in the digital age

K Contemporary’s inaugural show, “GAS LIGHT LOVE BOMB,” by Scott Young, is a precisely controlled look at volatile love in the digital age.

At the MCA, a daring show (but a glaring question around gender)

Of the twenty five artists in the show, three are women.

Quick take: “Axis Mundi” sprawls across Curtis Park

“Axis Mundi,” various locations Artist Regan Rosburg deserves echoing cheers for curating the sprawling “Axis Mundi.” She asked artists to make work around issues...

Will Meier on the rhythms of Extra Vitamins

  Note: Extra Vitamins is the multi-disciplinary creative studio of Julia Belamarich and Kyle Warfield. The Denver duo is known for producing everything from experimental...

GEORGIA Art Space: There and gone, but a sign of good things to come

I’m talking about GEORGIA Art Space, a one-weekend-only pop-up gallery inside of Sommer Browning’s detached garage. A few miles away sat the recreated contents of her garage in the established gallery Counterpath, formerly a garage.

Hotel Born: Not your usual $700,000 art purchase

The 2010s will, no doubt, go down as a golden age in Denver art, powered by a downtown construction boom not seen here in a century.