Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gregory Hayes: Re-Seeing, New Works at Rule Gallery

Westword: Artbeat
October 27, 2010

By Michael Paglia

Gregory Hayes: Re-Seeing New Works is an elegant and very grown-up solo on display at Rule Gallery. It showcases the recent efforts by Hayes, an emerging artist who lives in New York, where he's in grad school. But he also has a Colorado connection, having done his undergraduate work at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Lakewood, and this makes him part of a battalion of noteworthy artists who have gone to this school.

Many of these RMCAD-ets studied with Clark Richert, the Colorado dean of pattern painting, whose style of choice is hard-edged abstraction. These former students have embraced Richert's aesthetic and conceptual insights and used them as stepping-off points for their own approaches. Besides Hayes, Richert proteg├ęs include Bruce Price, Jason Hoelscher and Karen McLanahan.

In the case of Hayes, his response to Richert has been to reinterpret, and perhaps deconstruct, established notions about grids. What Hayes...... read all

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Review: Contemporary Art & Architecture in Denver

Adobe Airstream
October 24, 2010

by Ellen Berkovitch

Walking up a stretch of Santa Fe Drive Arts District past Mexican and Ethiopian restaurants and tattoo shops on a Wednesday, one could wonder: is this the same stretch that sees throngs on first Fridays? Ostensibly and practically, yes. The first-Friday art walks are boons to visibility and local attendance but imply other limitations: That “staffs” of art galleries, particularly co-ops, are mainly volunteer – after the first Friday is done, they staff the spaces mostly on weekends..... read all