Saturday, November 20, 2010

what a pleasure

The exhibition I was in this year, I Paint therefore I am curated by Sandra Kaplan at the 910 Arts Center was recently voted Best Curated Exhibition of the Year for the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver. I am honored and happy to have been one of the 9 artists in the exhibit.It gave me a chance to show my largest work to date: Journey so this is a good time to repost it!

Monday, August 2, 2010

2 paintings in the Spark show this month

Top image: Asymmetry 36" x12"
below: January 12" x24"


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Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Nature of Things: Denver Biennial

24 artists, architects and designers from the Americas have work in the central exhibition at the Biennial of the Americas which closes at the end of the month. While there are some terrific pieces in the show,I confess that the star is the McNichols building itself. The former Carnegie library, situated on a prime corner of downtown's Civic Center park, has been the phantom of the park. There, but not there, present but absent. For the past decade it was the offices for city workers, apparently divided into a rabbit warren of cubicles, cheap carpeting and dropped ceilings circa 1960. Now, stripped down to its bare bones, it is a ravishing beauty with drop dead views of the park and surrounding civic buildings. The exhibit takes full advantage of the open spaces and offers tantalizing glimpses of its past, in areas with fragments of beautiful tiled floors areas.
The exhibit has a tendency towards the didactic, not surprising since the curator,Paola Santoscoy is a recent Cal Arts Grad student. However, there are beauties too; most memorably Pedro Reyes use of confiscated firearms remade into shovels to plant trees. There are some great videos and a compelling piece by Clark Richert.
Unfortunately, the Biennial, which many felt was rushed and given insufficient planning time, was crammed into one month. Certainly an exhibit such as this deserves a decent run. The Nature of Things comes down at the end of July so if you want to see it and enjoy a peek inside the phantom of the park, come down to Civic Center this week.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Good morning

15" x60" lots of yellow which was definitely nice to look at this weekend when it rained both days.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

2 Paintings in the grand opening show at CVA

If you can't make it to the exhibit at the CVA June 3- July 3 here are the 2 paintings that will be on view.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

good bye to Robert Natkin

I read the obituary in the NY Times this morning and was struck by this sentence:
"Though he exhibited in some of the most eminent galleries of his time, his style fell out of favor".
I enjoyed his work and know it will "come back" at some point in the future. When did art become so fixated on the market that galleries could no longer find a place for talented artists they had once believed in? I doubt it was because his work changed but because styles change and the fancies of curators change for what is " hot". Anyway, it is a good time to remember a good artist and revisit his work.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Drawing and Henry Moore at the Botanic Gardens

I have spent 2 days at the Denver Botanic Gardens enjoying the marvelous Henry Moore sculpture exhibit. It is up till next January so I look forward to seeing them as the seasons change. It is early spring now so I was most interested in drawing the trees, before the leaves obscure their structure. I love charcoal and still have a box from my college days in the 1960s. How times have changed; I don't imagine any charcoal is still produced in NY or LA do you?
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Monday, March 1, 2010


This is the first time I have been able to show the entire 20 part piece 80"x100"
in the exhibit March 5-April 12, 2010 at 910 Arts
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Friday, February 5, 2010

Melaque photo slideshow

I am fascinated with the colors in this small Mexican village- I am sure they will appear in some form in my paintings this year.
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The colors of Melaque Mexico

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Deming Jan 2010

My first painting of the new decade-begun in 2009. Larger- 36" square.
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