Tag Archives: contemporary art

The singing sinks of the Denver Art Museum

Artist Jim Green’s sinks will sing solo, or in the round.

Dialog:City Revisited

A while back I posted a video of  Mayor Hickenlooper’s soporific introduction to Dialog:City, a sort of arts festival coming to Denver to coincide with the Democratic National Convention. That video is not very inspiring, but it does look like the artists involved are coming up with interesting projects.

 

This one in particular, I find fascinating: artist Luke Dubois has taken all of the State of the Union speeches  from US history and tracked the word frequency of each. He used this data to make lightbox charts that look a bit like what you see in an optometrist’s office.

 

The results are very telling. Some of them read a bit like psychotic poetry. You can view low res pics of Dubois’ work, titled “Hindsight is Always 20/20,” here.

Jerry Simpson

 Jerry Simpson is one of Denver’s most interesting artists, and a long time ATC trader. Those fortunate enough to have visited the place where Jerry lives know it’s like stepping into a large, eccentric work of art. 

Happy Valentine’s Day

heartcrop.jpgHow I hated this holiday when I was younger. I still think it’s a cruel commercial holiday that excludes the lonely. But- there may be nothing lovelier than a valentine, to one in love. My favorite site about romantic love – heart wrenching, unrequited love – is Steve-o Stonebreaker’s Agony and Rapture