Stories and Reviews

If art cost less money, would people buy more of it?

The opportunity comes via “So Wrong It’s So Right,” an experiment where local creatives are testing the gallery system to see how well they can do without dealers.

Q&A: Artist Derrick Velasquez opens a gallery in his basement

Simply put, the most radical thing one can do in this current economic and political state is present opportunities for artists to show their work.

Who won the (very competitive) Arts in Society grants? Here’s the list

About 265 artists and organizations applied and 21 will get cash

The 6 Coolest Things Coming Up (Like, starting tomorrow)

Internationally cool Ana Teresa Fernández at DAM, Wednesday, May 3 Artist Ana Teresa Fernández is best-known for creating installations that have her painting over sections of the...

Stacey Steers takes it to the “Edge” at Robischon

Methodically working a sensibility that is dark and dreamy, bygone and contemporary, Steers finds herself in the midst of a particularly busy spell.

Is this Denver’s biggest piece of art?

Forrest Morrison’s murals at the Curtis Hotel are irreverent, irresistible and spectacularly excessive at every turn. Or on every floor, you might say.

At RedLine, losing ground in the culture war

RedLine Denver presents a flock of wise owls when what we really need is a herd of pissed-off elephants.

After 20 years of trying, Christo cancels Colorado river project

Christo keeps his decision to cancel the controversial "Over the River" project brief. He is simply done. Here is the official statement: “After pursuing Over The...

At MOA, plugging in, tuning out, turning up story of 94-year-old Dorothy Tanner

“I’m a long story,” Dorothy Tanner says of herself. And she tells it, in bits and pieces, not parsing the good from the bad,...

Western art, but without the romance

The show is all about expressing the sensibilities of Old West iconography through the techniques of contemporary art.

Review: Terry Maker has an issue with pills. A big one.

Art exhibits can be as much about where they take place as they are about the objects they put out there. A show about...

4 things the city really needs to say at Wednesday’s meeting on art spaces

The situation went from tragic to dramatic last month when the artist-run space Rhinoceropolis was abruptly shut down for code violations, sending its residents to the streets on one of the coldest days of the year.

Review: Jonathan Saiz stares down doom at Leon Gallery

The exhibit, “The Deep End,” distributes his brilliant and confused mind across the walls of Leon and it is as entertaining and immersive as any Hollywood blockbuster,

See this: James Surls & Charmaine Locke, bigger than Texas

All I Ever Wanted sounds suspicious on paper — a curiously quaint, husband-and-wife art exhibit that aims to show how each serves as the...

Why Doug Kacena wrecked thousands of dollars in Western art

Colorado has two distinct camps of artists — and they are worlds apart. There’s the representational crowd, painters and sculptors who are the heirs to...

Review: Clark Richert, Colorado’s most important painter, at Gildar

Let me quote myself — and a whole lot of other people — in saying that Clark Richert is Colorado’s most important contemporary painter....

“Star Wars” at DAM: Like Trump era, just breathe through it

By Ray Mark Rinaldi I’m approaching the Star Wars exhibit at the Denver Art Museum the same way I’m dealing with the fact that Donald...

In Salt Lake, rejecting the very idea of sculpture

By Ray Mark Rinaldi Curators love to explore the things that define things, the overlaps and separations between one category of art and another. It's...

In Pueblo, One step forward at Sangre de Cristo

By Ray Mark Rinaldi Jenny Morgan is one of the most talented painters to emerge from Denver over the past decade. Her self-portraits — and...