Stories and Reviews

Are things really that bad for women artists? (yes, maybe no)

By  Lauri Lynnxe Murphy It isn’t often that a Facebook post inspires a full-on flashback.  But there it was one morning a few weeks ago:...

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...

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: Kim Dickey’s maximum, minimal wonders at MCA

By Ray Mark Rinaldi Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art shows work from across the globe, but its fundamental mission is to write the history of...

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...