Stories and Reviews

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...

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.

This exhibit asks: How Mexican are you? And how American?

Who you are depends on where you are, and a wall dams off the natural fluidity of dual allegiances.

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...

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...

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

Gildar Gallery: Who owns blackness, and who can sell it?

“I can own my blackness, my queerness, and my womanhood, and you can buy it,” Balkissoon writes in her statement.

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.