Monday, November 8, 2010

Gregory Hayes:Re-Seeing New Works

Denver Galleries Examiner
November 8, 2010

by Barbara Fenton

Be prepared to think. What seems traditionally simple is deceptively complex. Hayes, who did his undergraduate work at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, was influenced by Clark Richert, considered Colorado's high priest of pattern painting. Here, Hayes chooses to address the grid. His methodology is to use a windowpane grid, then uses colors, employs mathematical formulas, and constructs a new grid that becomes a work of both precision and mood. Primary colors are the main palette, but are used dramatically and efficiently with white and black. The Primary Array Series demonstrates Hayes work ethic and intricate technique..... read all

Friday, November 5, 2010

RULE Gallery Champions Young Artists in 4.0

The Huffington Post
November 5, 2010

By Leanne Goebel

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 is a staple of the art world in the Rocky Mountain West. But his influence in the classroom at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design may be his most important impact.

Richert is represented by Robin Rule and her Rule Gallery in Denver, and some have criticized the artist and his dealer for the current exhibition of young student artists entitled 4.0.

A little networking and encouragement can go a long way. Consider Robert Storr (Dean of the Yale Art School), and all of the artists and curators he has championed who have gone on to launch successful careers. Most recently, Sarah Lewis, a student of his and colleague curated
the SITE Santa Fe Biennial The Dissolve. Artists championing other artists is nothing new in the..... read all