Stories and Reviews

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,

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 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...

Black Cube: Art that doesn’t look like art

“Unclassified Site Museum” is a curious bit of art that comes along at a crucial time in Denver’s evolution. In this era of record-breaking infill,...

Review: An elegant art history lesson, courtesy of DAM

By Ray Mark Rinaldi Glory of Venice tells one of the most important lessons in art history through some of the most beguiling paintings ever...

(EXHIBITION CLOSED) Review: Scott Young’s double meanings at Rule

Rule has proven to be the exception. The Denver art gallery has lasted a considerable three decades in a business that can be a...

Review: Ana Maria Hernando/Trine Bumiller

Ana Maria Hernando and Trine Bumiller are two of Denver’s most prominent and prolific artists, and each has a quirky way of looking at...

Review: Pattern Shop at 25

A lot of people lay claim to being urban pioneers in Denver’s arty River North neighborhood, but Sharon and Rexford Brown have the deed...

Can design make you honorable?

By Ray Mark Rinaldi The new Center for Character & Leadership Development is one of the most important pieces of architecture to go up in...

CVA’s “Women in Abstraction”

“Colorado Women in Abstraction” sets the bar high at the front door of the Center for Visual Art. There are 32 artists in the...

At the DAM, dancing on thin air

The Denver Art Museum’s “Summer of Dance” is a good example of the power that big cultural institutions have to bring meaning to our...