The Role of the Artist in Society (if there is one)

“But the artist… speaks to our capacity for delight and wonder, to the sense of mystery surrounding our lives; to our sense of pity, and beauty, and pain; to the latent feeling of fellowship with all creation — and to the subtle but invincible conviction of solidarity that knits together the loneliness of innumerable hearts, … More The Role of the Artist in Society (if there is one)

Artists I Know: Mindy Bray

From a resort’s “desert oasis” to gardens inside modern office buildings, the natural world is integrated into our urban environments. Denver-based artist Mindy Bray turns her attention to these spaces, creating elegant paintings and site specific works that explore how we manipulate nature in urban settings. Focusing on the concepts of “absence and presence,” Bray … More Artists I Know: Mindy Bray

Artists I Know: Jeffrey Keith (and our dinner with Robert Ryman)

When I asked Jeffrey Keith, my friend, mentor and former professor, if I could interview him for my “Artists I Know” series, he acquiesced, on the condition that I keep my boring interview questions to myself. Instead, he had a special request: Write the story of that time we had dinner with the reknowned artist … More Artists I Know: Jeffrey Keith (and our dinner with Robert Ryman)