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Notes on a Quiet Life: Robert Benjamin at Denver Art Museum

Posted February 22, 2011 | 14:45:49 (EST)

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Robert Benjamin, Nellie Dreaming Lyons, 1999. Chromogenic color photo. Lent by the artist. © Robert Benjamin.


The chromogenic color prints of Robert Benjamin on view at the Denver Art Museum are subtle yet powerful, filled with the breath of a...

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Freedom Through the Eyes of My Egyptian Friends

Posted February 11, 2011 | 15:27:32 (EST)

I have friends in Egypt. Women. Journalists. Art writers. From my distant life in America, I have observed the Jasmine Revolution, the uprising in Cairo and Alexandria through their eyes via the bits of email and Facebook posts they can share. Today, the people won. Mubarak has stepped aside. Thirty...

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Isca Greenfield-Sanders & Marc Brandenburg in Denver

Posted February 2, 2011 | 18:57:26 (EST)

Celebrating Photography's Flaws Through Painting and Drawing

Since the advent of photography, visual artists have taken to using photographic images as raw data they then translate from film or digital file to their chosen medium. With the death of film upon us, more and more contemporary artists seem to be...

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What's missing from Colorado's "Best of..." lists when it comes to visual art

Posted December 31, 2010 | 14:26:56 (EST)

I'm not usually keen on top 10 lists or "best of..." rankings particularly when it comes to the visual arts. (How do you rank something so intangible, alchemical, and visceral as one's experience with and of a work of visual art?) It seems to be a staple in journalism these...

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RULE Gallery Champions Young Artists in 4.0

Posted November 5, 2010 | 15:42:34 (EST)

It's no secret to those in the know in Denver that Clark Richert is an influential artist. From his early days in the experimental avant garde project known as Drop City to his large mathematical paintings and recent digital projections featured in the Denver Biennial, Richert...

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Colorado Councilman May Want to Explore Why Art "Turned Him On?"

Posted October 6, 2010 | 12:40:00 (EST)

Enrique Chagoya's "The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals" has been on display at the Loveland Museum Gallery since September 11, 2010. Before that, it spent four months at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver from February 3- June 28, 2009. There are no media records of any complaints during that "Shark's...

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A Tale of Two Biennials: Santa Fe and Denver

Posted July 28, 2010 | 18:10:20 (EST)

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Sixteen years ago, Santa Fe had a vision to establish a contemporary art museum with the focus of bringing the latest and greatest in the contemporary art world to the oldest city in the West. They created a Kunsthalle (non-collecting art museum) with a...

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Biennial "Already a Success"?

Posted July 7, 2010 | 13:58:01 (EST)

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The Denver Biennial opened on July 1 featuring art exhibits, performances and political roundtables. Also included are a hot pink fabric tent and a plant intervention by Mexican artist Jeronimo Hagerman that attempts to turn the Greek Revival pillars of the McNichols...

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Open Letter to Kelcy Warren, Buyer of Boot Jack Ranch

Posted May 11, 2010 | 12:00:14 (EST)

Boot Jack Ranch sits just outside the small town of Pagosa Springs, Colo. where I live. Here, Spring has just arrived. Yellow daffodils, purple miniature hyacinths and red tulips are blooming, the deciduous trees are barren, their leaves beginning to bud and snow still lays in the shadows beneath tall...

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Denver's Biennial of the Americas Comes Together

Posted April 27, 2010 | 19:35:13 (EST)

Since it was first announced in March 2008, the Denver Biennial of the Americas has been fueled by controversy and doubt. Does the world really need another biennial? There are over 200 biennials that claim to take snapshots of what is happening in the contemporary art world. So...

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