Monday, November 30, 2009

Wild Neighbors

At our lodging on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park this weekend we had several local residents over to visit: (in order of appearance)

(he picks his head up 20 seconds in on the video)

This doe was with two others - but this was the better photo.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Off to Rocky Mountain National Park for most of the weekend. I'll resume regular posting on Monday.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pigeon Paintings

Here are some larger photos of one of the works I put up on Etsy last night.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Work available on Etsy

I'm clearing some storage room, so I put seven paintings on Etsy tonight for just fifty bucks each (including shipping to anywhere in the US). These were from my "Grisaille" show last February. They were made using spray painted stencils and a little acrylic paint. They're 12x12" and would look nice as a quiet accent in a modern interior. Hand made, signed and ready to hang. Visit my Etsy site here (or click on the above image).

edit: after posting them late last night - there are only six left this morning.

Katherine Guillen

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

— Carl G. Jung

Katherine Guillen, Wither and Mortar, Gouache, and graphite on paper, 13" x 14", 2009
at the David B. Smith Gallery here in Denver right now.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lorna in Charleston, SC - 2005 - photo by Nathan Abels

W. Graham Robertson

John Singer Sargent, W. Graham Robertson, 1894, Oil on canvas, 90-3/4 x 46-3/4 in. source.

Your moment of cute

My uncle sent me this photo of a recent visitor in his back yard. That thing is cute.

A few photos from Embrace!

R.A.W. by Nicola López
39˚ 44′ 11″ N x 104˚ 59′ 21″ W by Timothy Weaver + eMAD
Last to Know by Matthew Brannon

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Pair

Robyn O’Neil, As Ye the Sinister Creep and Feign, Those Once Held Become Those Now Slain (2005), 5 panels, graphite on paper (image source)
Christopher Russell, Buffalo Reflecting, Graphite on Paper, 35x28", 2007

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pillows Art, Art Pillows

Smoke pillow cover on etsy by Carson Converse
Luc Tuymans (source).
Wilhelm Sasnal, Soil, 2009, Oil on canvas, 47 1/4 x 63 x 3/4 in - watch a video of his current exhibition at Hauser&Wirth here.

Portrait of a Boy

Unknown Artist - Portrait of a Boy, Oil on Canvas, c. 1900, W 14″ D 1″ H 17.25″

Available at Eron Johnson Antiques - home to a breathtaking collection of museum quality art and antiques. I'd recommend taking a look next time you're at Meininger to get art supplies - Eron Johnson is just a couple of doors down and a really inspiring stop.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Embrace! Opening Tomorrow Night!

After months of installation - the Denver Art Museum will unveil Embrace! this Saturday night. The show is made up of site-specific works by 17 different artists. I've posted about some of the progress and artists in the past - and I'm looking forward to seeing how it all comes together. Some of the artists like Denver-based Rick Dula have been there for weeks (probably months) working on huge murals, while others have installed works seemingly overnight. The museum will be putting out a two-volume publication about the exhibition and the history of installation art. This will be a good resource for those of you not able to see the works in person, but as with most art - it is much better experienced in person.

The Denver Art Museum has shown numerous exceptional shows since we have moved here (Radar and Daniel Richter were two of my favorites). While I don't exactly know what to expect tomorrow, one thing is for sure - this will be a exhibition that you won't see anywhere else. I think this show is a great way to make use of some of the really unconventional spaces in the Hamilton Building.

There will be never-before-seen works from: El Anatsui (Nigeria/Ghana), Kristin Baker (U.S.), Matthew Brannon (U.S.), Rick Dula (U.S., Denver), Katharina Grosse - pictured above -(Germany), Christian Hahn (Germany), Nicola López (U.S.), John McEnroe (U.S., Denver), Rupprecht Matthies (Germany), Tobias Rehberger (Germany), Charles Sandison (Finland/U.K.), Dasha Shishkin (U.S./Russia), Shinique Smith (U.S.), Jessica Stockholder (U.S.), Timothy Weaver + eMAD (U.S., Denver), Lawrence Weiner (U.S.) and Zhong Biao (China).

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rachel Hawthorn

photographs © 2009 Rachel Hawthorn

Our Art Appreciation guest artist this week was my friend Rachel Hawthorn who gave us a lot of interesting background and insight into her work in regard to the nature of memory and the conceptual framework that informs her multi-disciplinary art. I recommend taking some time to look through her website and explore her quiet photographs as well as web-based content and video.

Gustave Dore

recent inspiration: Gustave Dore


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