Stories and Reviews

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.

At the center of Yoshua Okón retrospective, a piece whose bite is worst than...

How shall we look today at Yoshua Okón’s video of two dogs fucking? Perhaps, most fairly, from a dog’s point of view.

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.

The most radical thing artists can do? Show art, like Denver’s Leisure

Ignorance from the public has hurt Denver’s creative culture. The young and creative have contributed to the genuine richness of this city but their...

Cannupa Hanska Luger: “Weaponizing the privilege” of being an artist at CVA, RedLine (and...

Cannupa Hanska Luger plays down the moment when he became a famous artist. After all, the 39-year-old reasons, he has been making art for...

Derrick Velasquez frames a crisis of housing, and conscience

From freshly bulldozed lots to towering cranes, Denver is home to a growing chasm between what’s needed (affordable housing) and what’s increasingly offered (luxury...

Roni Horn has her own way of seeing Clyfford Still. It’s different.

Roni Horn is the latest guest curator for the Clyfford Still Museum's Artists Select series.

Can artists fix technology?

We need artists — with their rich understanding of the ways objects and ideas can impact thinking and behavior — to lead the way in the production of technology to ensure the algorithms we code reflect standards of beauty; standards of morality; and standards that protect from bias and censorship.

The Danger of Desirable Objects

Exhibits of work by Adam Milner and Jenny Morgan say as much about the artists as they do the art world