Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Abels, a promising 29-year-old artist who moved to Denver in 2007, grabbed the local art scene's attention in January with a solo exhibition of paintings at Rule Gallery that exuded an alluring sense of emotional detachment and mystery. An additional boost came last spring when Heinrich awarded him a juror honorable mention at the Foothills Art Center's "Colorado Art Open."
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
- February 5 - March 20, 2010
Natural Causes at Rule Gallery
Also on view:
Alan Kitchen, Mindy Bray, Eric Lo Presti, Alexander Binder, Jason Stopa, and Yoshitomo Saito
Friday Feb. 5, 2010, 6-9pm
Show runs through March 20, 2010
Thursday, December 17, 2009
There's a interview with filmmaker Werner Herzog on Slate today (thanks for the tip C-Monster). One particularly interesting part of the interview reads,
Jacob Weisberg: I've seen you quoted as saying that you'd rather die than see an analyst. Can you elaborate?Werner Herzog.: I think it's a mistake of the 20th century. You could not live in a house that was illuminated to every last single corner. And human beings become uninhabitable when they are scrutinized and illuminated into their last little dark abysses. Just leave people as they are and don't touch it. I think psychoanalysis is one of the great mistakes of the 20th century. It's one of the reasons why I would dismiss the 20th century as a mistake. I think the 20th century in its entirety was a mistake. Psychoanalysis is just a small brick in my argument, that I could build up.
J.W.: Filmmaking developed in the 20th century.
W.H.: Yes, yes, some good sides as well. No doubt.
J.W.: But I'm interested in what you say about psychoanalysis. Is the concern that self-understanding would make one less of an artist, or make people less interesting in general?
W.H.: I think people become uninhabitable, as I say, and less interesting. There has to be something mysterious. Just think about being with a woman who had not, no mystery left at all. If everything was explained about a woman, it wouldn't fascinate me anymore. If I could be explained like an encyclopedia, it would be awful.
(my emphasis added)
Exhibition catalogue for 'Sprout' at the David B. Smith Gallery | May 30th - July 3rd, 2009 | + Additional ImagesI've been posting about Keyes' work since 2007. If you haven't seen much of his work this catalog is a great way for people outside of the city to appreciate what was surely one of the best exhibitions of Denver's year. Get it here.
12" x 9.5" Landscape | 48 pages (100 lb Velvet Cover) + Fold Out | Hardcover Edition of 1000 | Essay by George Melrod
Packaged with a Pencil Signed and Embossed 8" x 10" Archival Giclee on Hahnemuhle Velvet Paper
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
"More unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life."
~Rainer Maria Rilke
Monday, December 14, 2009
I sanded this photo down several years ago and found it today in a pile of other small photos. It has an interesting canvas-like texture to it - the back says "April 1974".
Sunday, December 13, 2009
On the drive towards the visitor center we were greeted by two impressive bucks and their friends:
Friday, December 11, 2009
For my graphic design readers; The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce its first-ever poster contest, to be produced for the 13th annual festival occurring April 8-11, 2010 in Downtown Durham North Carolina.
One design will be chosen to be printed in a limited edition run to be sold at the festival. The winning designer will receive a special “Artist” Priority Pass (a $500 value) for the 2010 festival as well as hotel accommodations for the duration of the festival.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Here are a few works I've run across lately that may connect with some part of your personality:
Limited edition of 10.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
Limited edition of 10.
Comes with certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
Paul Adams, "First Light, First Day, Bonneville Raceway, Utah"
8.5"x11" Archival Pigment Print
Limited Edition of 275
Mike Sinclair, "Fourth of July #2, Independence, Missouri"
8"x10", archival pigment print
Edition of 200 each $20.00
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Edition of 50
$50 here.A lined recycled coffee bean bag by Denver's own Mission Wear - just eighteen bucks! They also have bags made of recycled banners/billboards and denim. Exceptional prices for handmade bags that support a good cause.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Favorite albums from 2009There were so many great albums this year I had to extend the list:
1. Bill Callahan, Sometimes I Wish I Were an Eagle
- Perfect for driving through the desert or a late summer night in the studio with the windows open
2. Washed Out, Life of Leisure
- The best summer album of the year - warm, soft and light
3. Fever Ray, Fever Ray
- A brooding, icy sound by a band whose visual component is unmatched - watch this video:
4. Lovers, I am the West
- A solid pop album from start to finish
5. Coconut Records, Davy
- Jason Schwartzman's music - really catchy.
6. Young Coyotes, Basement and Exhale eps
7. Atlas Sound, Logos
8. Love Language, The Love Language
9. Candy Claws, In the Dream of Sea Life
10. Dark Night of the Soul (various artists)
11. Glass Ghost, Idol Omen
12. Radio Dept., David ep
13. Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavillion
14. David Bazan, Curse Your Branches
15. Dead Man's Bones, Dead Man's Bones
Honorable Mention: Jamie Long, Bat for Lashes, Edward Sharpe, jj, Lotus Plaza, Peaches
Instrumental Favorites of 2009:
1. Teeth of the Sea, Orphaned by the Ocean
2. Olafur Arnalds, Found Songs
3. Stag Hare, Black Medicine Music
4. Black Eagle Child, Seeds the Sprout in Summer
5. Yair Yona, Remember
6. Ous Mal, Viime Talvi
7. Bosques de mi Mente, Lo-Fi
Favorite albums that are not from 2008 but listened to a lot in 2008:
1. Twin Peaks soundtracks/Julee Cruise
2. Smog (lots of their albums)
4. Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
What's the big deal? (2008 Passing Fancy Edition)
Last year's list.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
These photos were taken in the Swiss Alps - sent to me from a childhood pen-pal residing there.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The painting below and above bronze work can be seen in the Denver Art Museum's modern and contemporary art collection.