Stories and Reviews

Why I rarely make serialized work

However, there can be many dangers to turning your studio into a factory. First, is monotony.

Elissa Auther: “Feminism” is back, and ready to party, at MCA

How feminism went from a political commitment that people made fun of, or derided, to something that was suddenly very hip.

Q&A: Caleb Hahne talks about the time Matisse stopped by

Artist Jamie Knowlton is currently showing her work at Derrick Velasquez’s basement gallery in West Denver. But she lives in Portland, which just happens...

Just what kind of photographer is “Get Out’s” Chris Washington?

If in action movies an actor needs to be able to “handle a gun,” the same is true of actors handling a camera, and only a few of them ever meet that challenge successfully.

Vibrant, hedonistic, exhilarating: Ryan McGinley’s youthful rampage at MCA

McGinley’s images are vibrant, hedonistic, and often exhilarating. In the words of curator Nora Burnett Abrams, they are “a celebration of independence without responsibility”

Cortney Lane Stell: Blowing up the art gallery

As the curator heads off for a showcase of Colorado artists in Venice, she chats about her working philosophy and reveals her plan to exhibit art in cars

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

About 265 artists and organizations applied and 21 will get cash

Molly Bounds and the aesthetics of imperfection

There’s an interesting sort of honesty here, where true stories of real people are highly abstracted to their most basic representation.

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...

Cut & paste: Collage Club looks forward; Stacey Steers back

Surrealism rears its dreamy head at Alto Gallery and Robischon Gallery.

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.

This is the kind of show museum directors get fired over

The exhibit’s centerpiece, Dáreece Walker’s in-your-face drawings, impart a bold heroism on those who strike back at law enforcement.

Will Photography Survive Its Art-Historical Karma?

What photography did to painting oh-so-many years ago, it’s now suffering itself next to the infinite scrollability of the internet

Review: Tya Anthony/Jess Dugan, updating identity, defining place

Race, gender and identity have preoccupied artists working with photography since the 1980s, and it is fascinating to see those inquiries continue today

Dmitri Obergfell: The Death of Cool

This is the first of a series of experimental writings about, and in collaboration with, select Denver artists.

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.

Mexico City and Material Art Fair: The Importance of Being There

One of the best things that happened from the 2015 Biennial of the Americas was the funding for the exchange of artists between Mexico...

Tales of the down, and not-quite-out, at the VFW

Rupert Jenkins reviews "Down in Denver," photos by Jody Akers and Billy “ghost lenz” Riesling


Levi Jackson & Adam Bateman: The Repo Men of Utah Painting

Bateman and Jackson excel at finding an authentic language that asserts a Western identity as Western artists, in a way that far surpasses the trope of landscape painting.

At CVA: Beyond the news bubble, a personal kind of Mid East politics

Center for Visual Arts photo exhibit is a welcome opportunity to grasp the complexities not so much of the Middle East, but of what it means to be Middle Eastern.